Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hey everyone! I'm looking to expand my music tastes/library. What are your 5 favorite songs or artists?

These are probably (maybe?)  my favorite songs (though they change a lot depending on my mood, what I'm listening to a lot, what I've listened to too much, and what I've discovered recently), in no particular order:

Soul Love - David Bowie
Holland 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Gangsta - tUnE yArDs
On This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Lonely Boy - Black Keys

Monday, July 09, 2012

Clay Regatta 2012 - The beautiful people

The teams, the boats, the beautiful people. Oh my, it's paradise.

Clay Review Regatta 2012 - The heats

A beautiful day for a race and the five crack Clay Review regatta teams provided the heat.

Heat 1. The Destroyers edge out the Renegades in a photo finish.

Heat 2. The Marktanics pummel the Pirates.

Heat 3. The Destroyers strike again. Goodbye Blue Hand Group.

The finals. The Destroyers are unstoppable.

Clay Review Regatta 2012 - Opening Ceremonies

Musical Opening Theme 
Performed and composed by Benjamin Clay

Grand parade!

Magic Performed by 
the Great Sam-bini and 
Magnificent Matthtastic!!!

Rapt Attention from the Adoring Audience

With special guests

 Oh my head!

Ta Da

Friday, July 06, 2012

Addendum to the Semi Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala

Prizes of Imposing Magnitude
Awarded for:
Fastest Team
Superior Swashbuckling
Spectacular Shipwreck
Popular Acclaim *
Grand champion will be honored with a Laurel Wreath **
* Bribes must be registered and accounted for in advance
**Choices will be displayed in the Semi Occasional Clay Review Regatta and  Gala Craft –bin.

The Semi-Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala

The Semi-Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala
Musical Opening Theme performed and composed by Benjamin Clay
Opening Remarks performed and composed by the Master of Ceremonies
Triumphal Procession Rehearsal # 1
Announcement of Teams
Opportunity for the donning of regatta regalia
Diving Context
Cannonball Contest
Underwater Treasure Hunt
Underwater Scavenger Hunt
Underwater Eating Contest
Underwater Drinking Contest
Underwater Breathing Contest (or rather lack therof)
Entertainment Interlude
Magic Performed by the Great Sam-bini and Magnificent Matthtastic
Nautical Anecdotes Composed and Performed by Marky
The Grand Occasion
Regatta Heat One
Regatta Heat Two
Regatta Heat Three
Final Race for the Championship
Substantial Refreshments
Naval Skirmish
Ceremonial Burning of the Vessels
Substantial Prizes and Awards Ceremony
Closing Remarks,  Poetical Readings and Dedications