outside the box

  floating in outerspace

Saturday, June 25, 2005

so close and yet so far

And here we are so close together *.*
Even the heavens tell us so.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 7:03 PM   0 gazing outsiders

  what a cosmic surprise!!!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Ooohhh.... After the Moon Illu... now this...

where is mars tho? oh.. gazing...

June 22, 2005: Stick up your thumb and hold it at arm's length. It doesn't seem very big, does it? But it is, big enough to hide three planets.

This weekend Mercury, Venus and Saturn are going to crowd together in a patch of sky no bigger than your thumb. Astronomers call it a "conjunction" and it's going to be spectacular.

The show begins on Saturday evening, June 25th. Step outside and look west toward the glow of the setting sun. Venus appears first, a bright point of light not far above the horizon. As the sky darkens, Saturn and Mercury pop into view. The three planets form a eye-catching triangle about 1.5o long, easily hidden by your thumb.

It gets better on Sunday evening, June 26th. The triangle shrinks with Venus and Mercury only 0.5o apart. Now they fit behind your pinky!

Monday evening, June 27th, is best of all. With Saturn nearby, Venus and Mercury converge. At closest approach, the two planets will be less than one-tenth of a degree apart. Such pairings of bright planets are literally spellbinding.

If you go outside to see the show, take someone along. Here are some fun facts you can share:

The closest planet to the sun, Mercury, is not the hottest. Venus is (heee hot Venus!). The surface temperature of Venus is 870 F (740 K), hot enough to melt lead. The planet's thick carbon dioxide atmosphere traps solar heat, leading to a runaway greenhouse effect. On Venus, global warming has run amok.

note: mmm.. wow and if you're born during this time, hold someone in your arms and everything turns cosmic indeed!


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 3:07 AM   0 gazing outsiders

Bad Moon Rising?

THE lowest-hanging full moon in 18 years is going to play tricks on you this week.

Sometimes you can't believe your eyes. This week is one of those times.

Step outside any evening at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant moon rising in the east. It looks like Earth's moon, round and cratered; the Man in the Moon is in his usual place.

But something's wrong. This full moon is strangely inflated. It's huge!

You've just experienced the Moon Illusion.

Sky watchers have known this for thousands of years: moons hanging low in the sky look unnaturally big. Cameras don't see it, but our eyes do. It's a real illusion.

So, get off those lazy butts sitting on the comp all day and go Out of Your Boxes and try to see the Summer Moon Illusion. Maybe its tonight.

note: read what NASA has to say. And what the solstices and eqinoxes has to do with this.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 2:15 AM   1 gazing outsiders

  "Welcome to the House of Sin"

Thursday, June 23, 2005

I remember attending the fiesta mass in my village years ago. Cardinal Sin was the host. the cardinal has an amazing way of saying his homily. he was funny, unlike most priests (ohm, my memory scrapes out no other priest actually).

"In Amish thought, pride is a cardinal sin and humility is essential to salvation."

And in all the irony doesn't his name speak of it? well, he used his name to bring humor one day when he told in his homily that when he was visited by foreign participants in the World Youth Day here in Manila, as he opened the door at the Archdioscese, he said to them "Welcome to the House of Sin!" All smiles. And cheery eyes.

I don't know if he was a symbol of anything, maybe faith to others, maybe humility. And although i admit not attending any mass lately, and not even praying as often as i used to when i was a kid... i light another candle, not for hope, not for world peace, not for the rollback in tuition fees and fare hikes, not for a 500 pesos across the border wage increase, not for women's nor gay's rights, not for the aquital of an archbishop's sexual harrassment case, not for the garci tapes to be spread, and not even for the current president to step down... but just for the thought that another man, great or not to others, who may have touched someone's life in one way or another have now crossed the realm into the side of the endless unknown.

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Another candle lit by a Daydreaming Nation


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 1:08 PM   1 gazing outsiders

  Laugh Out Loud!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

You Know You're Addicted to the Internet When...

You kiss your girlfriend's home page.

Your bookmarks list takes 15 minutes to scroll from top to bottom.

Your eyeglasses have a web site burned into them.

You find yourself brainstorming for new subjects to Google.

You refuse to go to a vacation spot with no electricity and no phone lines.

You finally do take that vacation, but only after buying a cellular modem and a laptop.

You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap.... and your kid in the overhead compartment.

Your dreams are in HTML.

You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word processor.

You turn your computer off and get this awful epmty feeling, like you just pulled the plug of your loved one.

You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.

You start introducing yourself as "Jim at I-I-Net dot net dot au"

Your heart races faster and beats irredgularly each time you see a new WWW site address printed on the TV, even though you've never had heart problems before.

You step out of the room and realize that your roomates have moved and you don't have any idea when it happened.

You turn up the volume read loud when leaving the room so you can hear if anyone IM's you.

You wife drapes a blond wig over the monitor to remind you of what she looks like.

All of your friends have an @ in their names.

Looking at a pageful of someone else's links, you notice that you've been to all of them.

Your dog has its own webpage.

You believe nothing looks sexier than a man in boxer shorts illuminated by a 17" LCD Flat-Panel Monitor.

You check your mail. It says "no new messages." So you check it again.

You code your homework in HTML and give your intsructor the URL.

You don't know what sex your three of your closeset friends are, because they have nuetral screennames and you never bothered to ask.

You name your children Google, Friendster and Blogger

You miss more than five meals a week downloading the latest MP3's off Kazaa Lite.

You start looking for hot HTML addresses in public restrooms.

You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back.

Your virtual girlfriend finds a new sweetheart with a larger bandwidth.

You buy a Captain Kirk Chair with a built in keyboard and mouse.

Your wife makes a new rule: "The computer can not come to bed"

The last hottie you picked up was only a jpeg.

You put a pillow case over your laptop so your lover doesn't see it while youre pretending to catch your breath.

You ask a plumber how much it would cost you to replace the chair in front of your computer with a toilet.

You forget what year it is.

You start tilting your head sideways to smile.

You ask a doctor to implant a terrabyte in your brain.

Your sweetie says communication is important in a marriage...so you buy another computer and network them together so that you can IM each other anytime.

As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "back" button.

All of your friends have an @ in their names.

You start using smileys in your snail mail

You bring a bag lunch to the computer.

You have withdrawals if you are away from the computer for more than a few hours.

You take a speed reading course to keep up with the scrolling.

You type faster than you think.

You double click your TV remote.

You can now type over 70 WPM.

You check your e-mail and forget you have real mail.

You go into withdrawals during dinner.

You rank your friends by the amount of bandwith they have.

You have "Googled" all your friends to try to find out anything interesteing that they are not telling you and you can use against them later.

You message someone via IM when they are less than 20 feet away.

The sound of the keys clicking turns you on.

You have more browsers than friends in the real world.

You actually say I-M-O and A-T-M to real friends rather than 'in my opinion' and 'at the moment'. And they give you strange looks.

You run four chat programs all at once... Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AIM and MSN

You sign off and your screen says you were on for 3 days and 45 minutes.

You purchase a vanity car license plate with your screen name on it.

You say "he he he he" or "heh heh heh" instead of laughing.

You talk on the phone with the same person you are sending an instant message to.

You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

Your teacher or boss recommends a drug test for the blood shot eyes.

The letters have come off your keyboard from excessive use.

You order pizza online - because you can't be bothered to call.

You say "SCROLL UP" when someone asks what it was you said.

You look at an annoying person off line and wish that you had your ignore button handy.

You enter a room and get greeted by 25 people with {{{hugs}}} and ** kisses**.

You're on the phone and say BRB.

The last movie you've seen was on your BS player.

When you forgot what just happened you look for the refresh botton.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to the internet.

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atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 11:10 PM   1 gazing outsiders

  Addicted to Five Things

Sunday, June 12, 2005

5) some lights
4) my pc (on the background)
3) green tea with yogurt and whip cream
2) music and headphones

1) the green ares

wanna see whats inside?

tssk! can't help it it's half filled now.

seems that i love everything Green nowadays...
well not Everything! you green-minded you!

note: of course this is a countdown, right?
nhe. now you're TAGGED!


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 6:22 AM   6 gazing outsiders

  Of Ondiolines and Oscillons

Friday, June 10, 2005

Oooh... After this 7th, a sleepless night of cold-sweating, shivering excitement... wondering what the Postal claim stub is for and from who... (ehem. every heartbeat shouts one name tho) ...I finally sneaked out from work (storm or not) to go to the post office.

And there it was... a brown box. My smile bursting my fired-up cheeks (I blush easily, hehe). The package inspector had a hard time opening it. Was he excited too? LOL

Ignoring the noise and staring eyes i squeeled but kept my poise. A Letter! An Original CRANES Particles and Waves!!! AND My first ever STEREOLAB BOX SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

click to read review    click for track list

Opening it some more, the inspector gave me the privacy of reading the letter and enjoying every new discovery.

Inside the box was Cranes Live in Italy CD! mmm... Stereolab DVD and LP Stickers!!! And he didn't forgot my little boy... *sighs*

click to read review     thousands of little kisses

My hands still shaking, my legs weak, an sms made the storm go away... (hehe)
Thanks Captain Easychord*.* -Miss Moogie Modular

note: I should have posted this yesterday but I was busy listening to the CDs.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 11:56 AM   1 gazing outsiders

  I am sick... call the Captain!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
Atomic Velvet Moogie Sighitis
Cause:secret military experiments
Symptoms:excessive levitation, peeling skin, fingernail bitting
Cure:take one and a half shots of morphine before going to bed
Enter your name, for your own diagnosis:


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 12:36 PM   4 gazing outsiders

  Dinosaur Jr. in Holland

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dinosaur Jr. sets for oldies on reunion tour wow five stars for that! lol...

tour dates from 1985 to present
| official site | fansite

How was the concert? Im checking the clock from time to time and all I did was read all night.

I heard they were playing their old songs.. hmmm wow...
and i bet you'd be singing along.. hehe!

    Lou Barlow

Now let me have that randown of my fave Lou Barlow songs... be it from Sebadoh or Dinosaur Jr.... hmm and throw in some Folk Implosion too... to set the mood of my storm-ridden night. Play on my CDs while reading some more...


- 06/06/05  Groningen, Netherlands  -- Vera
- 06/08/05  London, England -- The Forum
- 06/09/05  London, England -- The Forum
- 06/10/05  Donnington, UK   -- Download Festival
- 06/11/05   Neuhausen, Germany -- Southside Festival
- 06/12/05  Scheessel, Germany -- Hurricane Festival
- 07/24/05  Chicago, IL, USA   -- Lollapalooza

fans living nearby or willing to travel just to watch can get their tickets here ..
ShowtimeTickets .. that is if the there are still tickets available, most are already SOLD OUT. hmmm...

*sniff.. how about me? how about me???!!

note: "Alone... Wish you were there to tell me I still need your sunshine
I'll go over and i'm bare foot.. Alone.. Alone..."


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 6:31 AM   5 gazing outsiders

  out of the box art Part II

Monday, June 06, 2005


...According to an adult and some school kids.
Wondering did the artist made the child-like drawing with his left hand?

new hobby...

But hmm.. great idea indeed!


And here's a class I wish I took!

A Night Like This

He IS A Great Teacher!!!


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 11:35 PM   2 gazing outsiders

  NEWS from the Music Bin

Sunday, June 05, 2005

An artist is not a flat two-sided person. A coin has two sides and no coin could ever buy the concept of art. What am i talking about? I do not know...


But i do know is that Bill Calahan of SMOG posted up his recent artististic endeavours. hmm... and his latest musical odyssey, A River Ain’t Too Much To Love is mind- blowingly beautiful! Ehem... *winks at My Babe - Coolest Collector of All Time...

AND they are on tour!!!

-- Wed June 22 - Utrecht, Netherlands -- Tivoli de Helling
-- Thu  June 23 - Cologne, Germany -- Gebaude 9
-- Fri    June 24 - Paris, France -- Le Maroquinerie

Move those cursors to DragCity Records. Home of Smog, Pavement, Broadcast, Monade, Flying Saucer Attack, Stereolab, Plush and more...

And City Slang for more rare CD/LP/7" et. al. hmm.. of Smog, Esperimental Pop Band, Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Notwist, Sebadoh, Superchunk and Yo La Tengo.


The winner of the Neil Hamburger Great Moments at DiPresa’s Pizza House retail display contest has been determined! Of the many submissions, Seattle’s Sonic Boom on Market Street had the display that showed most original. These guys are on the verge of winning best retail display of the year! Congratulations, Sonic Boom! hmm ok i think the article im quoting is being sarcastic...

And While Neil was on tour in the US, a controversy blew up about the artwork that adorns his latest release, Great Moments at DiPresa’s Pizza House. Apparently, Neil’s not the only one to have this design on his cover. Uninteresting but funny as tho it may seem, See here.

one two three

hmm... ask Picasso on originality then. 8D c'yah! hehe... before i get thrown at with hamburger buns, oh better yet, some crabby patty! LOL!

note: see i actually invited Smog to your birthday party! 8) just to see you smile...


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 10:32 AM   0 gazing outsiders


Friday, June 03, 2005

"My Girl, she's a lesbian. I thought I have found the one. We were bothgood married in my mind. Coz married in my mind is no good. Oh, Pink Triangle on the sleeve, let me know the truth let me know the truth..."

- First time I heard that Weezer song more than a decade ago, made me wonder what the Pink Triangle really meant.

Today kicks off The THIRD International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival also known as The Pink Film Fest, that is set until June 12 at Gateway in Cubao, Quezon City.

Independent film enthusiasts please gather round... And Hey, it doesn't mean you have to be a Lesbian or Gay just so you can watch! Duh.

That being said, here's the ran-down of the films:

   <> Mga Pusang Gala [Stray Cats] - based on Jun Luna's Palanca-winning play.

  <> F-17 - a Taiwanese film about boys

  <> Touch of Pink - A Romantic comedy set in London

  <> It's Elementary - Politically charged film about gay bashing and bullying seen through the eyes of kids

  <> That's A Family - children speaking candidly on the ever-changing defenition of "family"

  <> One Wedding and A Revolution - on the first ever same-sex marriage celebrated by a San Francisco Major in 2004.

Sponsored in cooperation by MowelFund Film Institute. inquiries accepted thru email

Sorry, no DVD downloads available in the net. So better take that one day flight..
'Coz Hmm.. i sure need a date for these free tickets!

Oh, and i still do not know what that pink triangle is.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 10:23 PM   0 gazing outsiders

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