portrait of a preliminary pickled-pepper post

there is nothing wrong with your computer. do not attempt to adjust your  monitor.  we are controlling transmission. you are about to participate in a great adventure. you are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… here: our misanthropic, meddlesome, misadventurous mirage of mindful meditations.

“what?” you ask. forgive us this unnecessary, righteous, wordy alliteration and sci-fi** quotation in order to indulge with us for but a moment. the first blog post is a hella important one.  it sets the pace, themes, voice and faithfulness of the audience. so whether we gain or lose you, dear reader, this allows us our one demonstrative glory moment, during which (if we play our cards right) you are curious and captivated and at least a little bit intrigued. it’s all about the ratings.

“what?” you ask, you fucking parrot, you. well, pretty polly, we write to you from the city of galway, ireland, the launching pad of our epic journey around the world.  our trek is one well worn, though one not entirely broken in; we are pretty confident that our writings will not be old hat, as we hail to you from the drunken and surly emerald isle to the corners of the far east and the cockles of the dark continent. green with envy, red with rage? why, there’s no need! should you wish to see us live, in person, catch us on  tour at these following venues between April-October 2009:

Summer Tour 2009


FunkMaster Fabun’s Flat
Galway, Ireland


Big-ass Pyramid
Cairo, Egypt
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs will open


Lucy’s Missing Links
Ethiopia, Africa


Ari’s House Of Blues
Nairobi, Africa
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will open


Electric Factory
Bangkok, Thailand


The Log Flume
Hanoi, Vietnam


City Wok
Angkor Wat, Cambodia


9:30 Club
Vientiane, Laos

The Cure will open


The Beach
The Beach, Thailand

Leo and the Dicaprios will open


The Technodrome
Tokyo, Japan

Dimension X will open


The Red Velvet Couch

San Francisco, CA

*dates rumored, and not confirmed. pre-purchasing tickets is advised; all tickets are subject to change and cancellation, prices and participation may vary.

so there you have it, where we will be and approximately when.  from here on out, you will undoubtedly have expectations. whether we fall flat faced short or we make you feel like you are in our collective back pocket, these stories will prove straight gospel truth, with names unchanged and no repulsive detail spared. now, sit back, relax, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE and pour yourself a refreshing arnold palmer as we whisk you away to far away lands with our tales of the inexpressible.

**highly contested definitive to be addressed at a later juncture.


16 Responses to “portrait of a preliminary pickled-pepper post”

  1. glad to know you made it. smooches to my lovers

  2. Andy Rein Says:

    I love and miss you two already. I look forward to living vicariously through your travels and look even forwarder to your safe return and our eventual reunion!

  3. Rob M. Blind Says:

    Listen up Gumshoes. I would like to start a game — Where the hell in the world are Al & Meg? We have to catch them as they travel through time, space and other dimensions. Then, we beat them up.


  4. Bookmarked! Can’t wait for more tales of your worldly adventures. Have a blast!

  5. omeed the gay Says:

    is there a twitter so we can watch you tweet?

  6. Amy Schneider Says:

    Have a great time you two! Other than San Francisco I haven’t been to any of these places but have been wanting to see Thailand for awhile. Loved “the Beach” by the way. We are off to SF in the morning, we’ll warm up that Velvet Couch for you! Amy

  7. SJ Mazer Says:

    Oh my achy, breaky heart. It misses you so, abuttercup. Looking forward to reading the misadventures of Al & Meg. SF didn’t get his email and he’s miffed. Love u to amphib.

  8. Boooooooooooooooriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

  9. L-Blaze Says:


  10. KOKO (KKohn) Says:

    Hey, hey, hey!! The M and the A! In the home of me ancestors. They be hailing from County Cork, mind ye. Have a wee dram for me and don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone. Did James Galway greet you as you landed playing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” on the flute? Just don’t wear too much orange. Go for the green, me lad and lassie. One must-do thing: go to a bar and ask them to play “Come on Irene” then have them play “Bye-Bye Miss American Pie”. They always want gringos to teach them all the words. Go for the gusto! If it is anywhere, it is there!! Love, KK (don’t forget postcard)

  11. Now that I know where you two will be touching ground, so to speak, I am booking my travel. Look out, here comes Dad to join the journey. you never know where I may show up. Be safe. Love to you both.

  12. Mylar Phrobish Says:

    Be aware, when you go ’round the bend the place you’re at is where you are…
    But its nice out here and the seas are calm and the rain is gentle.
    Too bad about the tumor. Drink Guinness.
    When you get to the East, if you want to meet despicable characters, let me know. There’s a Beatles reunion in Angkor Wat….
    Its better underwater…

  13. love you miss you remember don’t do anything I wouldn’t
    do that meANS SKIP THE BEER!


  14. PoppaSteve Says:

    I finaaly got your site set up and am amused, a bit puzzled, and absolutely lost in vicarious enjoyment of your most glorious adventure. Mexico pales, except for the food!
    Love and kisses, keep each other safe.

  15. Get out of Bangkok and go to Chang Mai in the north. Its the bomb. If you have time go south to the islands, not sure if the andaman side is rebuilt yet but phuket and those islands on the eastern side are all really nice.

    Angkor Wat is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. Coolest structure I have ever seen.

    lucky bastards!

  16. Lisa Jardeleza Says:

    The pictures are incredible! I have no doubt that you are enjoying yourselves. Be safe!

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