Tuesday, May 13, 2008


So, the Kentucky Derby was a great time - until second-place horse Eight Belles was euthanized after breaking both her ankles during the race.

Needless to say, that turn of events put a damper on an otherwise wonderful day. (Video footage to come). Like many attendees, I put my money on Eight Belles to place, so I'm donating half of my winnings to Save the Horses, a hopefully legitimate charity organization that rehabilitates retired racing horses. The other half of my winnings went to Drink the Juleps, a personal charity I established at about 10:30 a.m. on Derby Day. Unfortunately, DTJ was shuttered about eight hours later due to lack of funds.

Anyway, speaking of horses ...

The greatest thing to come out of Australia since ... ever, maybe? ... is An Horse, who were the opening act for Tegan & Sara at Terminal 5 last night. They are my new addiction - I bought their EP at the show last night and it's been on a nonstop rotation on each of my music-playing devices ever since. Check them out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

New Blast articles

New issue up today ...

Yada, yada ...

Eisley - my new obsession!
Frightened Rabbit

In other news ...

Patrick and I leave for the Kentucky Derby in approximately 9.5 hours (God, I need to sleep ... ) and are SUPER excited about it. Look for episodes of "Derby Diary" to be posted on YouTube soon!