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August 2009

Quote of the Week: Lewis Carrol

Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast…”

-Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Gracias once again, Toxico Cultura

Brooklyn Comes to San Diego 8/14 & 8/15

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Sezio has officially launched their Artist Exchange Program and is getting the party started by bringing Brooklyn-based artist Morgan Blair out to San Diego. A recent RISD graduate and Brooklyn-based artist, Morgan Blair is spending the week living and working at the Luce Loft in downtown San Diego.  The exhibition will be opened up to the public both Friday and Saturday nights with “Brain Glamor – Morgan Goes Pacific”. Check out Sezio’s interview with Morgan here!

When: August 14th & 15th (6-10pm)
Where: Luce Loft (1037 J. St – SD, 92101)
Details: Free & All Ages

Manivela Food Bike Delivery

Many of you may have heard about Manivela, San Diego’s first food bike delivery service. We haven’t tried it yet, but have been reading good things from Jay Porter at the Linkery so it’s only a matter of time…

2114 Ebers


“The addictions need to be fed,
in the white house that we live in.
Water pours in, as we’re dancing.
In other people’s eyes, we’re drowning.”

Sezio sprouted from a group of artists and musicians living in a white house on Ebers street in Ocean Beach, Ca.  The creative, collaborative mindset of its residents spread contagiously to visitors and passer-bys.  At any given hour there was screen printing in the garage, painting on the front porch and a jam session in the living room or on the roof.  Luckily, Andrew Heine’s Pro Tools was running around the clock, and almost all of it was recorded.

This group of tracks has shaped my current musical taste.  The warmth of the house combined with the organic sounds of plane engines and doors creaking make you feel like you are sitting in the room… and I was.

Track Listing:

01 – “Wish You Well” by Andrew, Jim & Leah
02 – “Lay Back Down (It’s Easy)” by Dogcatcher
03 – “All At Once” by Dogcatcher
04 – “Morning Smile” by Pretty Too Bad
05 – “Pictures And Such” by Pretty Too Bad
06 – “An Ocean Beach Afternoon” by Brian Holwerda
07 – “Battle Hymn Of My Republic” by Brian Holwerda
08 – “Firehouse House Fire 1939″ by Demasiado
09 – “The Mean We” by Demasiado
10 – “Boogie” by Wade Youman

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Track Notes:

01 – This song was written and recorded in an afternoon.  Andrew and Leah share the spotlight here, but as always Jim Hughes is nailing perfect harmonies.

02,03 – Dogcatcher included Andrew Heine, Damon DeLaPaz, Jim Hughes and Brian Holwerda.  Andrew’s music always took a back seat to his art and playing in other people’s projects (Blackout Party, Irradio).  Now that he’s in the Bay Area, I’m hoping for a solo record sometime soon.

04,05 – Pretty Too Bad is a side project of Clayton Edward (Demasiado).  The initial piano-based tracks he recorded at Ebers have been in my iTunes rotation for a while.

06,07 – Brian Holwerda has been a good friend for a long time.  I’ve had the privilege of seeing him develop as a musician and songwriter for the last decade, and over that time this group of tracks stick out in my mind.

08,09 – Demasiado at this moment in time was Jon, Damon, Clayton and Eric.  Damon was the first to move into the house, with Clayton and Jon to follow.  The living room served as a great place to demo new tracks, Firehouse House Fire being my all time favorite.

10 – Wade Youman is an extremely gifted drummer, and one of the most spontaneous humans I know.  There’s a Morey Boogie Board sticker on the window in the Ebers‘ kitchen, and I’m pretty sure Wade saw that and wrote this song on the spot (with backup from the house musicians).


Thanks for listening and “have a bitchin’ summer, mother-fucker.”

– Zack Nielsen


Photo by Kyle Borges – For more click here.

Animal-human interactions by Amy Stein



Amy Stein describes the photographs of her “Domesticated” series as “modern dioramas of our new natural history.”

She observes and captures certain “artificial spaces” that she considers as both a “passage and barrier between domestic space and the wild.”  The concepts for her photos are based on news and stories of human-animal interactions, and most of the animals shown are stuffed. Read More »