Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Mariza Reis Nunes was born Dec. 16, 1973 in Mozambique, then a Portuguese colony in Africa.
She moved to Portugal when she was 3, and was raised in one of the most traditional quarters of Lisbon, where she learned to sing fado.

Fado (translated as destiny or fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820's.
It is characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor.

Mariza sings a song so beautiful that it brings me to tears every time I hear it. It reminds me of where I'm from and helps keep me connected to my portuguese heritage. The song is titled "O Gente da minha terra" (Oh people of my land).
The translation to the lyrics of this song follows:

This Fado is both yours and mine
The destiny that unites us
No matter how much it is denied
By the strings of a guitar.

Whenever one hears a lament
Of a guitar's song
One is instantly lost
With a longing to weep.

Oh people of my land
It is now that I have perceived
This sadness which I carry
Was from you that I received.

It would seem a kindness
If I let myself be soothed
The greater the anguish
The less sorrowful my song.

Repeat chorus

Monday, January 28, 2008

Did You Know That...

Roy, the coy boy eating beans of soy, plays with his new toy with joy?

Lean Gene, who has a clean gleam of a machine, loves to dream of drinking Jim Beam?

Jane Gane, who lives on Maine Lane, loves rain and pain and keeps herself sane with 'cain in her vein?

No Name has a game that's lame but just the same, he came to mame a dame with fame?

A chime is like a rhyme? It takes time for a mime to climb a lime for a dime? Is that a crime?

A man with lots of loot, wearing a suit and only one boot, took a toot and said, "Shoot, pull me by the root!"?

Sam listens to Wham! in 'Nam and jams with a girl named Pam, who says, "Damn!", when she has to eat ham with jam? -- Ma'am, how about trying lamb with yam!

Professor Jot and his wife, Dot, thought not of the pot they bought? They sought lots tied in knots.

I bet the vet that my pet would get wet if set by the net? I haven't met my debt, yet.

Folks!, it's no joke. Try revoking a toke and you'll choke smoke?

Four gory whores tore down my front door roaring, "More, more! We're hardcore!"?

It's queer to fear a new year without beer? Veer away the tears, go sit on a pier with your dear and cheer from ear to ear...There's another year!

I'm perked? Had to work. Wanna burst. So mad, I cursed. What a jerk! This is the worst.

Miss Wyde died? She lied in a tide and went for a ride. Oh, how she cried!

On a gay day in May, in Santa Fe, Ray and Kay lay in the hay to smoke a jay? Nearby, horses neigh, "Say, Ray! Which way today."

Mel, who had a bad smell, rang a bell to tell Nell he fell in a well and went to hell?

Gary had a sister named Mary? She was so hairy they thought she was a fairy, but she fucked a guy named Larry and was married by a priest named Harry.

The Longest Game

The first team to be dubbed the Pawtucket Red Sox debuted at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Before that, through venue, league and franchise ownership changes, they went from being the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Louisville Colonels.
As the Colonels, with star players such as Carlton Fisk, Dwight Evans and Cecil Cooper, the team made the playoffs in 1969 and 1972.
Following the 1972 season, the Colonels moved to Pawtucket and became the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The team was an instant success on the field winning the 1973 Governors' Cup over the Charleston Charlies. The next season, the team finished 30 games below .500 and in 1975, the PawSox finished with a miserable 53-87. In 1976, the franchise went bankrupt.
The current owner, Ben Mondor, stepped in and made sure the team would remain in the city.
With Mondor at the helm, attendance records soared and in 1983, the PawSox won its second Governors' Cup, beating the Maine Guides.
In 2000, the PawSox set an all-time victory record with 82 wins. That record was broken in 2003 with 83.
The PawSox also played in and won the longest game in professional baseball history against the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium. The game began on April 18, 1981. Play was suspended at 4:07 am at the end of the 32nd inning. That game resumed on June 23. Only one inning was needed. With the PawSox winning 3-2 in the bottom of the 33rd, first baseman, Dave Koza, drove in second baseman, Marty Barrett, with a bases loaded single off of Cliff Speck. Future MLB stars, Carl Ripken Jr. and Wade Boggs, also played in the game.
I'll miss the 27th anniversary game to this year's "Longest Game" celebration, but I'm really looking forward to attending Game 18 of the 2008 season vs. the Durham Bulls with my beautiful friends. We have front row, home plate seats.
Hey, batter batter!!
Eat pine, meat!
Go PawSox!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I Can't Quit You

I was horribly saddened to learn of Heath Ledger's death.
What a waste of some fine, young, acting talent.
He was robbed of an Oscar for his portrayal of
Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain.
So was the movie.-- I mean, CRASH!, Fuck!
"Matilda, your daddy loves you very much."
He helped open so many minds.
Rest in peace, buddy.
We won't quit you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


A friend of mine from Washington state sent me this photo.
Is this guy talented or what?

Monday, January 21, 2008

An Intoxicated Illustrator

My good buddy, Rich, had already consumed several Bud lites.
He began doodling. Could this be the demon inside that
head of his?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Surfer's Death

Not long ago, a local well known avid surfer died.
I never met him but the story was out.
Out it was.
The story grew.
Some not favorable.
A backlash created.
The truth has finally come.
Suspicion won.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NFL Conference Championships

Dudes! I can't wait for Sunday.
Can the Chargers beat the Pats?
Holy shit if they do!
I'll be able to smell the smoke from here!

And go Favre! I love you, man!
No, really, I do.
The Giants' defense is gonna be all over
you like flies on--ugh--Favre.
I'm more excited than this lady!

Devendra Banhart

He's my new favorite artist. I hope he comes to the Monterey area to play.
I must see him LIVE!!!!!

Kisses from the playa...

Even if I never attend another Burning Man Festival, the last week of August will always be with me!

Monday, January 14, 2008

There's something about Bob...

When I first saw this, I thought, how does the pineapple
that lives under the sea keep his joint lit?
Oh!, my friend, Julie, says he's a sponge that lives in
the pineapple under the sea. hahaha! Thanks, Jules.

The first post in...

The Borba Zone!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, beautiful people.
ya know who ya are!