jana and steven: LIVE!

April 18th, 2006

so, we were asked to play this stake “featured artists” thing. they asked us to play whatever we wanted for 10-15 minutes. we taped the event for the sake of posterity. it was pretty cool. i wish the video were better. my camera was just on a tri-pod but my friend also brought his camera to catch some cool angles, but before we went on, someone rolled over it with a food cart and now it’s broken. total bummer. i was going to do some multi-camera shots and make it all cool and professional, but i guess it just wasn’t in the cards.
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tiptoeing through the tulips

April 15th, 2006

so we have this place nearby that takes really cute portraits of the kids called emages (pronounced, emma-jez) and they were doing a whole session of portraits out in this tulip field. we thought it would be cool to take lily and jack to get their picture taken, but as it turns out jack couldn’t make it so he sent an old (and very concerned) little bald man to take his place. these are just some of the proofs that they put online which is why there’s a little “emages” watermark on all of the pics.

EDIT: jana says that they’re daffodils, not tulips.


i finally joined the millions…

April 7th, 2006

…on the blog train. i figured it would be nice to have a place where i can keep my thoughts. a digital journal of sorts. but being the rebel that i am, i started a wordpress account. blogger is so yesterday. no, actually i just liked the way that wordpress looked, so, there you go. i posted a link to my blog in the left column under extras. it looks like this.

check it out when you get a chance. or not. either way is fine with me.


heat vision and jack

March 27th, 2006

taken from youtube.com:

Heat Vision and Jack was created as a 1999 pilot for Fox. Written by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, directed by Ben Stiller, this series was passed over by Fox despite critical acclaim from those who’ve been lucky enough to see it.

The 30 minute pilot is about an astronaut (played by Jack Black) with a medical secret who is on the run from the evil Ron Silver and the rest of NASA, with the help of a talking motorcycle called Heat Vision (voiced by Owen Wilson).

i add my sentiments to this as i’ve watched this 30 minute episode and it was one of the funnier things i’ve ever seen that never made it to t.v. if you’re not sure as to whether or not you want to spend the time, just think: ben stiller, owen wilson, and jack black. need i say more?

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new photos: jackson and lily

March 23rd, 2006

these are a long time coming. jana had taken a bunch of pictures and it’s just taken me a long time to put these up. par for the course, really.


Nelsons Baby Toupees

March 12th, 2006

this is just one of the funniest saturday night live commercials i’ve ever seen.
“you gave him life. now give him confidence.”
that’s the good stuff.
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a love story

March 6th, 2006

man, i’m seriously bad about updating this site. i’ve really been busy lately. it’s a bummer that it’s taken me so long to put anything up here, and then when i do, it’s just a video of one of our dogs. i feel like it makes us look like total “dog people”. don’t get me wrong, i love my dogs, but i don’t have any pictures of them on any piece of my clothing. i haven’t yet crossed that boundary. but, when i do, you’ll be the first to know. i do want one of those shirts with a wolf on it though. something with a real heavy indian theme. maybe a dreamcatcher or two. that would be cool.

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new song: i’m me and you’re you

January 28th, 2006

we’ve decided to use the moniker “the cedars” from now on when recording music together. several years ago, jana and i went to the experience music project in seattle, and they had this exhibit where you went onto a stage and it was lit in such a way that it made you feel like you were on a huge stage in front of hundreds of people. you could hear people screaming in the audience. it was really cool. well, they ask you for a band name when you go in and when you come out, they have tickets printed out with your band name on them. we called ourselves the cedars. i just thought it sounded cool. so, there you go.

this is a song jana and i did for a forthcoming compilation of childrens music. it’s going to be released in france i think, so i’m not sure how the u.s. availablity will be.
this is a song by laurie berkner who sings on one of lily’s favorite shows (or “yo”, as she calls them) jack’s big music show.

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music of the week

lily 2.0 (the new version feeds itself!)

January 24th, 2006

it would seem as if our little lady is all growns up. well, mostly. she is now mastering the task of feeding herself with a spoon. it’s still a messy process but it definitely makes feeding time a little easier (of course, clean-up is slightly more complicated). it’s these small rites of passage that make being a parent all the more enjoyable (did that sound really cheesy?).

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oh, the horror!

January 17th, 2006

i saw a clip online a long time ago where someone remixed west side story into a horror film trailer. i thought it was so rad that i decided to make my own version. i really ripped off the original, but oh well. i hope you enjoy it.

do you hear it? do you hear the Belle?
it tolls for thee.

the belle tolls for thee from stevelucky on Vimeo.