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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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

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

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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


Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

…we’re still here!

A Thank You Video

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Dan Roe has yet again transformed the subtle cues of our unassuming staves into audio-visual wonderment.

The arrival of March doesn’t mean you can’t have holiday cheer. Go crazy.


Lime Colony

I think he’s trying to tell me something.

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I awoke to find this note prominently displayed.

Earl’s 5 minute brain dump #1

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

balls out, rocks on the floor, hammers in the bucket, snakes on the sled, soup in the suitcase, pants in the refrigerator, space cadets on Mt. Everest, cheese on fire, chicken in hand, flies in the popsicle, chin smoking, rat smelling, bottle squeezing, fiery, snotty, bewetted, bespectacled, rotten, trottin’, blottin’ wailing, taking a peek, stinkin’ a week, feeling up beaks, cartooning, crooning, careening, bug smashing, chain stealing, rivet tossing, desk painting, troll in the sauce, dream in your pants, flies under snakes, plane stealing, waffle staining, grass feigning, brain grazing, flippy, flappy, zippy, zappy, crushed pie, sandwich fried, guy wire throwing, trampoline stinging, steel crapping, foot shoveling, eyes in a boat, pickled corn float, giblet filled moat, siren slaughtering, hooker biting, john stomping, pawn chopping, crop flopping, stones next to a duck, whizzing on a truck, slicing through your pants, baboon in a trance, moon with a lance, jumping on the weasel, spilling all the diesel, packing up the easel, drippy, strippy, frippery, crapshoot.

Just a reminder.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

You can catch Tim, Earl, Colin, and Will down at the Rockit Room (406 Clement Street) as they open for bands Hail The Sun / Clouds On Strings* with a slurry of rock and roll sounds.

See you there?

Lime Colony

*Two especially suitable band names, given recent atmospheric phenomena.

Recording all day today.

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

You’re mad at me.

That’s why you’re being so quiet.

What did I do?

Why do you always get angry at me?

Was it that thing I said about your mother?

Look, I was just trying to be funny.

You know me, my jokes always go over wrong.

I didn’t mean anything by it.



I don’t know what you want me to say.

Just tell me what to say and I’ll say it, ok?

What do you mean, ‘that’s not what this is about’?







I see.


I forgot all about that.

I’m sorry.

I am.

No, I know it doesn’t make it any better, but I am sorry, for what it’s worth.

Why are you still angry?


Why are you still angry?

I said I’m sorry.

What else do you want?

Stop saying that! You’ve already said that!

Hey, don’t start calling names.

Don’t start being like that.

I’m not going to do this.

No, I’m not going to do this again. AGAIN.


Talk to me when you’re ready to act like an adult.

No, YOU shut up.

Shut UP.


Hey, look, now, you’re upsetting the kids.

Are you happy?

No, eff YOU.  Don’t talk to me like that.

Get out.


I don’t even want to look at you when you’re acting like this.

You’ve been drinking.

You have.

Son of a monkey.

No wonder.

You have to stop this.

You HAVE to.

It’s going to kill you.

Yes, it is. And it’s affecting all of us, too.

How many times has little Jimmy been late to school because you can’t get your hungover self out of bed on time?

How many times?

No, that IS fair.

That’s perfectly fair.

You can’t keep doing this.

You can’t.

God, you have to stop.

This is not working.

You can’t even speak anymore.

Look, you need to leave.

You need to leave and sober up and come back when you’re ready to behave like an adult.

You make your mother so proud.



Read this when you have nothing else to read

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Earl and I keep a working list of all our songs.  It’s called “Master Song List.”  We try to update it about as often as we write or start writing anything new, though it of course gets ignored a lot of the time.  Earl wrote two new songs this week, and that got me looking at the list again.  Below is a sampling of comments that both of us have written for various songs on the list, under a column titled “Status/Notes.”

“A lot of potential, but needs attention”
“Needs some re-writing”
“Needs a lot of re-write help”
“overplayed – shelved”
“Needs re-write”
“Needs a hefty re-write”
“Needs music?”
“cover – partially developed”
“A joke song.  Needs synth version.”

I’ll post the respective songs later so we can all make a game of matching them with these comments.

A lot of potential, but needs attention
Needs some re-writing
Needs a lot of re-write help
overplayed – shelved
Needs re-write
Needs a hefty re-write
Needs music?
cover – partially developed
A joke song. Needs synth version.