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What HAVE I been doing?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Since I was scolded last night by my mother for not updating, I imagine it’s a good time to do some writing about what I’ve been up to. I should probably do a separate post about work, as it involves a whole different world of crazy.

The two main events of the last week occurred last week, when I had a show at the Fine Line with Not One Stone. It was our first show in nearly two years, and our first with our new singer, so for all practical purposes, it was our new show. I’ve played the Fine Line once before, back in the Neighborhood Flash days, and it sucked. The club itself was awesome to play it, the sound was great, but we played at 11:00 on a Monday to an empty bar. We were able to get a Wednesday slot, playing at 7:30, and there was a fair amount of people there. Not sure if we got the “required” number of tickets (30) in order to play another Wednesday, but it went very well, with only a few minor hiccups here and there. The stage sound was AWESOME, and it was a very fun evening.*

The next night, I had belt testing in gumdo. My wife made the trip down to watch, which was pretty awesome. It’s easy for me to explain gumdo, but it doesn’t really make a lot of sense until you watch it. For my yellow belt test last June, I had to remember one long form, one attack form, and one draw and cut form. For my green belt testing, I needed to remember two long forms, two attack forms, and two draw and cut forms. I also had to extinguish a candle, within twenty attempts. Last time I did this, I put it out on the first try. This time it was a little trickier, and I finally got it on the twentieth attempt. Still, it was awesome, and I think I did well enough to earn a belt, I’ll find out this evening.

That’s been about it, I’ve been crazy busy at the office, but that’s another post.
* The band that played after us was a ska/rock band called The Sell Outs, who were awesome and we plan on playing some more shows with. There trumpet player looked EXACTLY like somebody I knew from high school, which I decided was impossible. Turns out I was wrong. Same person. Crazy small world.

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio 1942-2010

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

When listening is watched.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Didn’t really think of this until now; I have last.fm enabled on our music server at the office, and so when I leave the office for the day, I can get real time updates of what my boss is listening to. It’s pretty amusing, really. He must not like metal as much as I do.