DRAGONFLIES DRAW FLAME sojourns & reviews


Posted in Uncategorized by David on April 21, 2011

No. 12

International Women’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized by David on March 8, 2010

In honor of International Women’s Day, I am sharing a video of Thursday performing their song “Signals Over the Air” in concert. The video was shot by someone with a Canon 7D DSLR camera, which has the capability to record high definition video…Gosh, I can’t wait for cameras like that to come down in price! Luckily, I am getting a Nikon D3000 in the mail tomorrow. At least it can shoot stop motion movies…

Anyway, if you haven’t yet, tell a woman she is beautiful and you love her!

Thrive Ministries/Revelation 2:1-7

Posted in Christianity by David on January 25, 2010

This is a teaching out of Revelation 2:1-7 I gave on Sunday, January 17th. Click on the audio player and use the slideshow embed to scroll through the verses I used for the teaching.

I don’t have much experience interpreting the the Book of Revelation, but I found it to be enjoyable and challenging. Luckily, we are only going through chapters 2 & 3, which deal with the seven letters to the seven churches. So, I don’t have to worry about interpreting some of the very challenging passages in the rest of the book.

Anyway, if you have any other relevant commentary of your own on Revelation 2:1-7 or on the teaching, feel free to do so in the comments. Enjoy and God Bless!

American Daydreaming

Posted in Sojourns by David on December 8, 2009

Photoflex MX-35, Kodak BW400CN

Photoflex MX-35, Fujifilm Superia Reala 100

Thrive Ministries / Extreme Hope: 1 Peter 3:1-7

Posted in Christianity, Uncategorized by David on November 24, 2009

The Last Home Recording Upon Eager Eyes by Karen Abad ♥s Dinosaurs./ Sarsaparilla

Posted in Movies, Sarsaparilla by David on June 28, 2009

“Shot entirely with a Kodak zi6 pocket camera, through a broken Nikon D50.”

This short film reminds me of Terminator Salvation…I love the post-Apocalyptic feel.

The girl who made this video is ridiculously creative and prolific…check out her site on Vimeo for her many other films!

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(Belated) Sarsaparilla Sunday

Posted in Music, Sarsaparilla by David on June 23, 2009

I just thought of something new…how ’bout I post a cool video off of Vimeo on here every Sunday, seeing as how I just learned how to post Vimeo onto WordPress. Only problem is, it is Tuesday…so, I will begin my new Sunday tradition today, meaning you will get twice the Sarsaparilla this week…

Director/Animator/Characterdesign: Kristofer Ström
AE/Filmmaestro/Cutting: Erik Buchholtz
Producers: Bart Yates, Nicholas Wakeham
Studio: varelsen.com / ljudbilden.com
Music: Minilogue.com
Track: Animals
Label: cocoon.net

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Bad Traffic @ Iguana’s 18 June 2009/SOJOURN

Posted in Music by David on June 20, 2009

Thursday night at Iguana’s, a taqueria in downtown San Jose complete with a house band with open mic, featured guest band Bad Traffic along with MC Mid One and DJ Rob One. The usual house band couldn’t make it, so after a couple phone calls, Bad Traffic, which consists of current students and alumni of Valley Christian High School, got the nod to fill in for the night. The air was filled with apprehension, as many of us were unsure what would ensue. Here are a couple videos from that night…

Midway through his freestyle, Mid One asked the audience for topics. I gave him “unemployment” as a topic (being laid off twice in the last six months, I am all too familiar with the topic), and he graciously offered this next freestyle:

Iguanas, located on 303 S. 3rd Street in San Jose, CA. Open Mic nights are hosted every Monday and Thursday at 9PM.

A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi/REVIEW

Posted in Autobiography, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Literature, Non-Fiction, Reviews by David on June 17, 2009
A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Author: Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Designer: Adrian Tomine
Paperback: 840 pages, b/w
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (April 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1897299745
ISBN-13: 978-1897299746
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.5 x 2.2 inches
MSRP: $29.95 US / $36.95 CDN
Amazon: $19.77 US / $22.43 CDN


Manga legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi chronicles his life and career in post-war Japan as an ever struggling artist attempting to rediscover both himself and his craft, intertwining his autobiography with the history of Manga. These two narratives are backdropped by the reconstruction of Japan in the post-war period as it struggles to regain national pride while at once being influenced by foreign works such as Western films, animation, and later the hard-boiled realism of American detective comics. Tatsumi (who is depicted in the story as Hiroshi Katsumi) begins his career as a Manga artist as early as middle school, where he and his younger brother write postcard Manga everyday for submission in monthly regional Manga magazines. By the time he was in his second year of high school, Tatsumi was already a fairly well known Manga artist who would begin to tip-toe into the same elite social circle as acclaimed Manga artist Osamu Tezuka. Tezuka became Tatsumi’s mentor during his formative years in high school and early college and was his lifelong inspiration.


San Jose Bike Party, Friday 8:30PM/SOJOURN

Posted in Bay Area, Sojourns by David on June 16, 2009
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If you are in the San Jose area this Friday evening, come ride with over 1,000 people!