Thursday, March 30, 2006


one mission :: G L O B A L T R A N S M I S S I O N :: tune in
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

antarctica people from someone else's viewfinder

a friend of mine just posted her antarctica photos. there are a lot of people shots, and if you want to see how i'm looking these days (terrible by the way), go hither.
there are a lot of photos of me...more than on my camera. but what can i say, i'm popular with the paparazzi on several continents.
here's one of my favorites which is a photo of:

a) teeth marks which is proof of my fight with a killer leopard seal.
b) a brief skirmish with a killer whale
c) me doing something stupid again like diving into the ocean in antarctica and scraping my belly on the bottom
d) none of the above
e) something that you really really don't care about

Monday, March 27, 2006

MM+W in BsAs

saw medeski martin and wood in buenos aires last night.
they were really neat.
incredible show. incredible musicians.
now, i can finally leave buenos aires.
mendoza a hoy, en la tarde.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles

'But then the danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

amen, brother

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

back in buenos aires for another week after the 10 day antarctica trip.

i have been to rock bottom.
well actually ice bottom. just got back from antarctica which was a surreal experience. it's funny to check off the 7th continent as one that i've visited....well it's actually the 5th. anyway, whatever that's trivial crap.
anyway, antarctica was one of the most spectacular places i've ever been. some of the landscape is like a liquid lunar landscape with icebergs floating all over the place. then you have incredible mountains, all filled completely with 200' high glaciers rising from the sea. pretty spectacular. neat wildlife, whales, penguins, seals, and the nasty leopard seal, whose head looks like a tyrannasaurus rex, is a total predator and can kill you with one bite. at one point, this one leopard seal was stalking our zodiac boat, popping it's head up next to us, swimming under the boat, following us, and basically making everyone shit in their pants. but i still managed to get some photos. see the pics below.
visited a couple of antarctica bases, one run by the uk, and the other by the ukraine. the ukraine base, vernadsky base, was good because it had the most southern bar in the world. got a shot of vodka at the bar. saw a bunch of technical equipment and rooms which measured ozone layers, weather patterns, etc. also saw the gym which was decorated with lovely pornographic photos of russian women (there are about 12 comrades living on the base for 6 months without contact with comradettes), and also the gift shop where you could by russian pornos on vhs. dvd technology hasn't hit this base yet.
and as crazy as this sounds, i went swimming in antarctica. jumped into the ocean (or bay) then ran ashore and jumped into a warm thermal pool that the staff made for us to jump into. was lots of fun, but i scratched myself diving into the ocean, and i got these large gashes on my belly. oh well, i've got a battle scar from the farthest point south.
the boat itself was a 75' boat called the explorer which can get through some levels of icepack. crossing the drake passage to get from ushuaia to antarctica was nasty. supposedly these were calm waters for the antarctic ocean, but i still managed to get seasick. i puked on the way there during the 2 day jaunt across the drake. the best thing about the ship was that they fed you non-stop. 3.5 meals a day. any weight i lost from trekking, i doubled back from this trip.
any any way, below this blog are photos from the trip as well as photos from the past month and a half going through patagonia. enjoy, and godspeed.


penguins and seal

antarctica sunset

surreal antarctica scenery

whale tail

barbecue on the back of the ship in antarctica. one of the most surreal things i've ever seen.

iceberg alley

bartender pouring me a shot in the 'most southern bar in the world'

whale bones and penguins

more scenery

this is a leopard seal

this is it's big gigantic mouth that could rip you to shreds

glaciers glaciers everywhere

albino seal

dancing dolphins after the last drake passage crossing

photos from torres del paine

these shots were from the 'w' trek in chile. these photos go with this section: 'doing the w in torres del paine'

grey glacier in the distance on a gray day

turquoise green lakes from glacial melt

valle francese

in parque nacional torres del paine, in case you get lost, look for the orange vagina trees that are marked throughout the trek

view from mirador brittanico

i said it before and i'll say it again, patagonia has the most incredible skies

the torres at sunset

the torres at sunrise

meat photo break

perito moreno glacier photos

the massively moving perito moreno glacier, these photos go with my previous entry 'perito moreno glacier' located here

check out the size of this thing

artsy shots

after ice trekking on the glacier, the guides set up a whiskey bar at the end of the hike on perito moreno. no fooling.

a big chunk of the glacier fell causing a mini tsunami.

photos from glacieres nacional parque / monte fitzroy

these photos go with my previous entry 'and on the third day, thou shalt.......' located here

monte fitzroy in el chalten. incredible, massive, sharp shaped, mountain peak.

cerro torre which is in the same range as fitzroy. combined both hikes in one day.this is the torre peak from far away.

this is the torre peak covered by clouds, arriving at the glacial lake one hour later.