Thursday, June 18, 2009

these are my best friends

I met Biaggio, Rob, and Catherine on New Year's Eve of 2004. They are the funniest people I know, we have done a whole lot of partying together and have been on many crazy adventures. Catherine and I lived one block away from each other in San Francisco, but we didn't know each other then. Biaggio is Rob's band mate and Catherine is his girlfriend. They play in an instrumental two piece band, Times of Desperation. Since then we have been everywhere together; every scary part of every ghetto in the latest hours of the night, and tons buildings we judged as structurally unsound in the event of an earthquake. I wonder how many hours we have spent in Biaggio's van together? Most recently they played at Skinner's opening at 111 Minna in San Francisco. It was wonderful to see so many faces from Sacramento there. We went on tour with them in the Northwest, it was my first time in Seattle. We drank absinthe, took pills every day, smoked a million joints, and slept in the van and on the ground. I hope we move away soon, Sacramento is a poisonous place where no one ever gets tired of anything.

Rob shredding his drums apart.

This is Biaggio in our friend Mike's saloon in Seattle. His house looks like a gold rush museum.

This is Catherine after some Absinthe.

Looking related.

Rob using his Argus and it's matching light meter in Portland.

In Seattle.

The boys in the saloon.

Biaggio, Rob, and I in a basement somewhere.


  1. "Sacramento is a poisonous place where no one ever gets tired of anything."
    (new myspace quote!!!)

  2. I'm with you on your assessment of Sacramento but given the right conditions, it's the same everywhere.

  3. Yeah, I've come to realize that you are totally right Graciela. I just notice it here the most because I have spent oh so much time here. I was being just a little bit dramatic : )