Bernt Olsen

This is my grandfather, Bernt Anker Olsen. We call him Pop. He was born in Norway in October of 1912. When he was 15 he applied for a position on a boat, lied about his age, and began his sailing ...Read More

Waiting for a server to reboot at work, kill 2 minutes ... thinking about our car service fellow this morning, blazing down the Van Wyck at 85 or 90 mph, a wild man behind the wheel, and I didn't even ...Read More

So...as of this afternoon, the next School Bus CD, "Blue Button" is more than halfway finished. Got some new AC/DC reissues today..."Let There Be Rock" and "Powerage", both probably the heaviest of their catalog.  You can't play them loud enough. I'm off ...Read More

042803mom

Syttende Mai is Norwegian Independence Day ... May 17th. After 400 years of Danish rule, Norway peacefully declared its independence by calling a constitutional convention, and on the 17th of May, 1814, the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvold ratified a Norwegian ...Read More

Yeah, still sick, SARS jokes abound, thinking of seeing the doc.  I feel like I've seen enough doctors in the past few months. Change is coming.  I'm getting rid of things and replacing them with others.  I'm becoming a robot again.  ...Read More

042603cry

It always starts small, I think. Life, war, a good story. Not sure what I'm thinking exactly, but its there, like someone in your bed or a wart on your finger or the smell of Spring. We've got all the time ...Read More

042603park

The first thing I remember was getting "hoofed" in the head by a cow in Norway. I was a wee lad, and I've always held that moment somewhat responsible for the occasional birthmark between my eyebrows ... that, and the ...Read More

I'm here listening to a recent SY show on my MD walkman...great versions of "Cotton Crown", "Candle", etc...reminds me of fun weird times I've had with Sonic Youth, like the time when I was still in high school, listening to ...Read More

042303mom

No time for shit. Work from 9 to 6 go to Kinkos and cut up some shit for the new 3" package em up with Cooley at our cold white table write this go to job #2 until just about 4am. Yeah Mom. This is why ...Read More

HOT GIRLS IN LOVE Loverboy She's so young at heart She likes the pleasure of his company She cuts the inside groove With her silver spoon She likes her tapes on 10 And it's the same as her anatomy She's on a rainbow bruise All the way to my ...Read More