Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Canyon de Chelly

Another stop on our 4 corners trip in October. Our favorite place. (click to enlarge)

Chinle Wash near Spider Rock

Chinle Wash

Antelope Cliffs Site

Canyon del Muerte

Mummy Cave Site

Autumn Cottonwoods in Canyon de Chelly

Hogan through Tunnel

Sunday, December 16, 2012

5 songs this week 12/17/12

All over the map this week, and so has been the week. ~ enjoy 

Young Marble Giants - N.I.T.A 

Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia 

Radiohead - House of Cards 

Broadcast - Man Is Not A Bird 

Tamaryn - Afterlight  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Last October Beth and I journeyed down a dusty dirt road in the northwest New Mexico countryside towards Chaco Culture Site. A set of puebloan ruins dating to around a thousand years ago. I had been trying to get to this place for many years and finally got the chance. We enjoyed the hikes around the various pueblos and the sunny pleasant weather after spending the previous days in higher and colder altitudes. These are a few of the things we saw. I will have to venture back to get more photos another time. (click to enlarge) Enjoy ~ 

Pueblo at Sunset

Fajada Butte

Doors in Pueblo Bonita

Stone Craft

Petroglyphs on Wall

Supernova Petroglyph near Penasco Blanca

Full Moon from our Camp

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5 songs this week (12/2/12)

Some songs Portopia is diggin right now:

Tamaryn - While You're Sleeping, I'm Dreaming 

Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station 

Slowdive - 40 Days 

Broadcast - The book lovers 

Flying Lotus - Getting There 

Recording in Philadelphia

We are working with our old friend Kyle again on our new material, which should be available soon. Over thanksgiving week in Philly, we went to Surreal Studios and recorded several new songs. Some were also made in Charlie's basement. We are hoping this is the beginning of a new era and sound for us. The plan is to play some live shows in a few months once we've played these songs enough. Some photos of our recording session: (click to enlarge)