Monday, February 23, 2009

Peter, Paul and Mary

... resonate in my brain as I fly to Berlin. I'm a leavin' on a jet plane. Sadly fitting that John Denver (who wrote the song) died in a plane crash. I like his songs. Anyway, safely over the Hudson (bad joke) my arrival to the airport at Tegel was snowy and cold. A few days earlier it was sunny So. Cal. and some fun music times with Astra Heights, Marisabel and some studio stuff too. Here's a shot of me on break at Michael Kramer's where he, Sam Bolle (Dick Dale, Agent Orange, Todd Hannegan etc.) are working on some fun music. All that said, this boy won't be fishing for trout much in the next few weeks unless a day off in Spain is close enough to the right waters. Right now I am only close to an Absinthe shop, I can even pick up their WiFi signal. I'll keep a distance!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Locking Horns With Trout

I stumbled upon a video that used a Ronnie James Dio song over fishing footage and then got an email from a friend all about the "horns" hand sign that one sees at shows. Now, I'll go one step further to confess that I listen to Dio, Rainbow and Sabbath while driving up the ol' 99 to stay alert. It's all cosmically connected. More details here: Ronnie Explains

Monday, February 9, 2009

Eleanor Gee I think You'll Swell

The Turtles had a beautiful hit whose lyrics I have shamelessly altered. How can you not love 60s reverb-drenched vocals? How can you not love a trout that eats sunfish? Here's a California-based survey of ... well ... some lake I am studying.

* If the above image is hard to read, click on it and it will open at full resolution. *

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hydration, Nutrition and Trout

The hills of So. Cal. may yet flourish despite fire and drought. A dear friend sent me this shot from the San Bernardino Mountains. The hills are alive, with hydration.

Meanwhile, long walks and fresh veggies from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market will prepare us for a glorious 2009.

All this for that adipose fin.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Salmo Google

Few things give this extreme trout cat a reason to salivate more than a Google Earth "upgrade".

Google wants more views of the planet for the new historical imagery feature in Google Earth 5, which lets people see earlier views of a particular area, not just the present. The company established an Imagery Partner Program through which organizations can supply their data.

But wait there's more! Yahoo! (remember Yahoo!) has been building a resource and that seems to be putting it lightly.
Yahoo doesn't share quite the degree of obsession as Google, but it's working hard on geography too. On Wednesday, Yahoo announced that it has 100 million geotagged photos on Flickr, its image-sharing site. Geotagged photos have map coordinates built in, letting people find photos of a particular region or explore their own archive geographically.

Do the trout have a chance?

Full story here:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Post Apocalyptic Trout

This kills me:

Air Art from flip on Vimeo.
Now can we get a camera on it to spot good water in Tehipite?