October 8th, 2015 by earl

I don’t fully understand the specifics of string theory, I’ll admit.
I do believe that our current understanding of physics (and our near-term potential understanding of physics) is strongly limited by our perceptions,
and therefore by how we build our instruments.
I’m having a difficult time articulating this, but I can see it.
Imagine an infinity mirror
where each reflection is altered by one item
or degree
until at some point, instead of seeing yourself, you’re seeing William Randolph Hearst, or a cat, or nothing, or a star.
Each reflection changing incrementally.

Now, take that example
(it’s a 1-dimensional example)
Take that 1-D example
and make it 3-D
so that there’s a reflection continuously in every direction
and each one is incrementally different
in spheres, or shells.
Now imagine that each reflection represents a unique state of the universe at a particular point in time.
And imagine an infinite volume, wherein every place you stand is a slightly different state of the current universe.
The farther you go from where you are, the more different the universe is.
You have a hyper-time-space.
(This is not exactly on topic
I realize)
But you, the person Tim, exist in a fuzzy cloud in this hyper-time-space.
There’s a finite volume of hyper-time-space in which Tim exists
and it’s fuzzy at the edges
because at a certain point, you’re no longer Tim
you’re someone else, or nothing.
(well, something like that)
Parallel universes, essentially
in a hyper-universe
which in turn is part of it’s own hyper-hyper-universe
all the way up to infinity
all the way down to infinity
all the way left to infinity
all the way right to infinity.
Take that concept.
You see patterns repeating in nature
all kinds of patterns.
Slight variations, each in their own domains.
There’s physics: it describes physical things.
There’s physics’ (prime), that describes the physics of the hyper-time-space
and physics” and so on.
I do not think that physics is the only set of universal laws.
It’s the only set that describes physical things, yes
but I think there are analogs to physics.
Different branches on the fractal
that describe things that are not physically measurable
not physically observable.
We have loaded words to point to these things, but I don’t like them
so I won’t use them.
But, for example
Every mass has a gravitational field.
Every molecule has an electromagnetic field.
The equations describing these things are essentially the same
different physics sub-branches on the fractal.

Now image a thing that is unquestionably alive
a plant
a dog
and imagine they have a (for lack of official terminology) life field
analogous to electromagnetic fields
that have similar equations (if you had an analog to math to describe them).
So the life field is to the electromagnetic field as the other-but-not-physics is to physics
and that’s one example.

And so my point is
that string theory, or any other grand unifying theory, is great and wonderful and helpful, but at the same time only addressing a finite aspect of the infinite universe.


The Universe

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II

December 24th, 2013 by tim

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II

Are you still there? Yes? Good! We’re still here and we’re glad you’re still there. We recorded something to show our appreciation for you still being there. It’s a holiday single type of thing, like we’ve done once before. It’s called Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. II and we hope you will give it a listen.

Did I mention it’s free? It is. To stream, to download, to import and to burn and to spin.

The talented Nick Fullmer created the cover art, which we deeply appreciate.

The songs are: 1) La fille aux cheveux de lin, which is a prelude by Claude Debussy which Earl arranged for Alto Saxophone and Horn (four of them); and 2) Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas), which was originally written by Bill Danoff and recorded by John Denver.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

With love,

Lime Colony

Lime Colony on TV (or radio or something)

October 22nd, 2012 by earl


This next Tuesday, October 30th, the denizens of Lime Colony will appear LIVE on TradioV’s program Lost In Transition.  The plan is to chat with host  Cecilia Castelli and play some tender acoustic musics.  You can watch and listen to it all unfold at tradiov.com/sf at 11:00 am PST.  Who knows, maybe we’ll even break out a song from the new album (currently in the recording phase).

In other (but related, as you’ll see) news, the recording of our next album is well underway.  We’re going to get our musical hands dirty at The Hearing Booth in the coming weeks and will produce for you what we believe will be one of Lime Colony’s three best albums ever.  Stay focused.

With Everlasting Unconditional Love,

Lime Colony, the band

Where you can see Lime Colony next. (SOON.)

May 25th, 2012 by tim

Dear Folks,

Some stuff is going down in Oakland, Calif.  Two things, really.

The first is, Lime Colony will be a musical presence right down the block from the next Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk (me, I call it OAMFFAW).  What’s happening: the bad boys of Lime Colony will be playing some tunes at the nice new location of Bittersweet Cafe.  It’s right next door to the also-pretty-new Oaklandish store.  It’s a short walk from all the splendid galleries of art that are open during these First Fridays.  And what we’ve been told is, there’s a hamburger truck parked right outside the door.  You go over there, you hear us, you eat a hamburg’, you see some local art.  That is:

Friday, June 1, 2012
live music 7-10PM
Bittersweet Cafe
1438 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

The second thing is, a few copies of our Lime Colony album can be found in CD form at 1-2-3-4 GO! Records in Oakland.  We are very pleased to have something on those shelves.  We highly recommend going to their store.  You don’t even have to buy our album.  You probably already have three copies anyway.  (WHO DOESN’T?)  But please actually go there and buy one more.  That is:

1-2-3-4 GO! Records
420 40th Street, Suite #5
Oakland, CA 94609

Thanks for still reading.  See you in Oakland.  We can’t wait.

Yours Sincerely,

Lime Colony

The Make-Out Room

January 24th, 2012 by earl

It seems we’re gaining some momentum (p = mv, you guys).  We’re going to be rocking out with our _____ out (use your imagination) at The Make-Out Room (3225 22nd St., SF) on February 24th (bolded for visibility to the tl;dr crowd).  It’s a Friday and it’s early (7:30 pm) and it’s cheap(ish) ($8) and you have to be 21+ (sry, kiddos).  What better way to spend your Friday night at the end of February*?  There will be another band as well (though which hasn’t yet been completely nailed down).

So come on out, feel us out, drink a stout, catch a trout**, apply some grout, fake gout, don’t pout, downspout, flout, scout, snout, and*** make out to the sweet sweet music of Lime Colony (and a heretofore undetermined other band/artist).  We’d love to see you there.




*We can think of several, but they all involve lc.

**Not necessarily trouser.

***We’re (I’m) switching to the Oxford comma.****

****That whole post was tiring to write.


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New Show This Saturday!

January 5th, 2012 by earl

Friends, we invite you now not to a rodeo, nor a Formula 1 race, nor a house fire, but to the first only show you should go to this year. It happens this Saturday at The Stork Club in Oakland at 8 pm. All of your friends and relations will be there, and we look forward to seeing you there too. For all of the details, click the link to go to the facebook event.




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Welcome Back, Winter, and Thank You

December 16th, 2011 by tim

It’s been a year or so.  We never caught the one (ones?) who decided to take things illegally from Earl’s home, including a child’s camera, and including what would have been the final versions of our humble pair of winter songs (also a laptop computer).

Yet the unfinished versions survive!!  A year later, it seems they’ve held up pretty well – well enough to be given out for free again, even.  So here: a 100% recycled, paperless, downloadable gift from all the fellas in Lime Colony.

You can even burn ‘em onto a CD, slap a ribbon through the CD’s hole, and turn that ribboned CD into a badass Secret Santa present.

Go on.  Click that link up there and tell grandma and grandpa to crank up the hearing aids.  For Christmas.

Finally, thanks for reading.  To close out this festive update with a real bang, here is a re-link to the video for the second song in last year’s winter offering (Thank You).

Dan Roe made it.  When we saw it, we were blown away.  And we still are.  And we hope you enjoy it once again.

Finally finally, keep checking back here.  We’ll have an update on a January show really soon.



November 30th, 2011 by earl

…we’re still here!

LC Fan Club!

September 23rd, 2011 by earl

Dearest friends,

We’ve spent the last 2 months, 24/7, setting up a mailing list/fan club. Go check it out at the link BELOW.

Subscribe to the Official Lime Colony Fan Club!

Or you can use this thing. I don’t know how, but you people with smart phones might. Will would know.

We’ll have some stuff soon. We’ve been on vacation*.



*we have not been on vacation.

Quick! Show next Thursday!

July 10th, 2011 by earl


We’ve been invited to play next Thursday (7/14) at Grant and Green!  We’ll be wrapping up the night for Curt Yagi and Haberdasher (click the links for their respective web portals).  So what say yous?  It’ll be a great way to cap off Friday Junior.  We’ve missed you terribly and would like nothing more than to see you there.

See you there!

Lime Colony

Grant & Green Saloon
1371 Grant Avenue, San Francisco