Friday, November 18, 2005

Drew Danburry

One of my favorite singer/songwriter/skateboarder/filmmaker will be in full force this winter, coming to a town near you. Check him out here. Check out his band site. Drew rocks! See for yourself:

Nov 18 2005 8:00P
cafe flo chico, CA
Nov 19 2005 8:00P
magoo's livermore, CA
Dec 1 2005 8:00P
balcony lights las vegas, NV
Dec 2 2005 8:00P
neckbeards tempe, AZ

Dec 3 2005 8:00P
Pinetop High School! pinetop, AZ
Dec 8 2005 8:00P
somewhere near BYUI rexburg, ID
Dec 9 2005 8:00P
kilby court salt lake city, UT
Dec 10 2005 8:00P
the bistro!!! grand junction, CO
Dec 15 2005 8:00P
molly's grad party!?! moscow, ID
Dec 16 2005 8:00P
house show by the train depot boise, ID
Dec 17 2005 8:00P
we'll see... pendleton, OR
Jan 2 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed evanston, WY
Jan 3 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed provo, UT
Jan 4 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed st. george, UT
Jan 5 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed las vegas, NV
Jan 6 2006 8:00P
don't know yet.... riverside, CA
Jan 7 2006 8:00P
che cafe san diego, CA
Jan 9 2006 8:00P
morning glory music santa barbara, CA
Jan 10 2006 8:00P
billy o's ventura, CA
Jan 11 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed san luis obispo, CA
Jan 12 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed bakersfield, CA
Jan 13 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed los angeles, CA
Jan 14 2006 8:00P
house show mesa, AZ
Jan 16 2006 8:00P
the living room tucson, AZ
Jan 17 2006 8:00P
macy's coffee house flagstaff, AZ
Jan 18 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed santa fe, NM
Jan 19 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed las cruces, NM
Jan 20 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed roswell, NM
Jan 21 2006 8:00P
the pod amarillo, TX
Jan 24 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed lubbock, TX
Jan 25 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed dallas, TX
Jan 26 2006 8:00P
super happy fun land!!! houston, TX
Jan 27 2006 8:00P
house show austin, TX
Jan 28 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed ft. worth, TX
Jan 30 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed denton, TX
Jan 31 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed oklahoma city, OK
Feb 1 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed arkadelphia, AK
Feb 2 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed monroe, LA
Feb 3 2006 8:00P
unconfirmed tupelo, MI
Feb 4 2006 8:00P
skatepark of memphis cordova, TN
Feb 6 2006 8:00P
cafe coco nashville, TN

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

James Frey In NY

For fans of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard, James will appear in NY Dec. 5, according to James' blog:
Doing a reading at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, NY, NY, on Monday
December 5th at 7:00.

Come to Cali!

James Frey

James' lunchbox raised money for charity

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Dalai Lama endorses war

Either the reporter took it down all wrong or the peaceful Dalai's lost it. The new politically correct Dalai?
Here's the AP story:
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) - Waging war for the cause of freedom can be justified but not in the case of Tibet's dream of autonomy from China, the Dalai Lama told an audience at Stanford University.

During the first of a two-day visit to the university in the state of California, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader Tenzin Gyatso touched on topics ranging from television viewing to abortion, cloning and the idea of just wars.

The allied victory in World War II "saved Western civilization," and conflicts fought in Korea and Vietnam were honorable from a moral standpoint, the 14th Dalai Lama said in answer to questions.

But he ruled out armed struggle for Tibet's grievances with the Chinese government.

"In the case of Tibet versus China, violence is almost like suicide," the Dalai Lama said. "If violence, then bloodshed. Bloodshed means more casualties among the Chinese and, again, more hatred."

"We must follow nonviolent principle so that later we can live happily."

Fighting a war of independence with China would also take a vast arsenal that Tibet lacks, he added.

Tibet's cause enjoys growing support among the Chinese people, but not the government, the Dalai Lama said.

"There are some among us who say our neighbor only understands the language of violence," the Dalai Lama said. "It is easy to say 'jihad,' but actual implementation is very complicated, very hard, and too risky."

The Dalai Lama, 70, has lived in India since he fled from Chinese troops in 1959, basing his government-in-exile in the hill-top northern Indian town of Dharamsala.

The Dalai Lama said Tibet wants to keep its culture, language and spiritual customs autonomous from China but would benefit from close economic ties.

Asked about the US-led invasion of
Iraq, he said it would take a few years before it becomes clear whether the US military action was the right course of action.

If handled improperly, the situation in Iraq could go from "today, one (Osama) bin Laden, next few years 10 bin Ladens, then 100 bin Ladens," the Dalai Lama said.

The spiritual leader made his comments during an afternoon session entitled "the heart of nonviolence." Earlier in the day, he led a packed auditorium filled with 7,000 people in a meditation session.

While fielding questions, the Dalai Lama said that there were no clear right or wrong answers to controversial topics such as euthanasia, abortion or genetic cloning.

The issues should be looked at "holistically," with situations evaluated case by case, the Dalai Lama said.

The Dalai Lama joked at times. A question about whether to cut television from people's lives prompted him to quip that "society would be more boring."

At one point he smiled, touched his balding, shaved head and remarked: "Less hair, more shine, more wisdom."

He closed the afternoon talk by saying that China was undergoing a transition toward a more open culture and that he has reason to be hopeful for future relations between Beijing and Tibet.

The Dalai Lama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for Tibet, has been pushing for greater autonomy for the Himalayan region, as the head of an unrecognized government and de facto diplomat.

Scheduled to visit Washington DC next week, the Dalai Lama was expected to appeal to US
President George W. Bush to lobby China on Tibet's behalf.

The International Campaign for Tibet, a group promoting civil rights for the people of Tibet, said the Dalai Lama was coming to Washington at a "key moment," citing the current Sino-Tibetan dialogue on the territory's future status.

The first-ever talks between the Dalai Lama's envoys and Beijing officials outside Chinese soil were held in the Swiss capital Bern in July.