March 18, 2007

A Haiku For You

Filed under: Geek-ery,Writing — base2wave @ 3:42 pm

Vegetarian
Corn-dogs and wine. So Tasty.
How White-trash am I?

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March 12, 2007

So Very Tired

Filed under: Life through my lens,Love,Music,Work — base2wave @ 5:48 pm

I don’t really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves.

Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947, XIX, Sunday.

And damn you too, Mr Franklin for even the notion.

Anyhow, last week was filled with last minute preparations for this decade’s Y2K of computer shenanigans, and as expected, Daylight Saving Time came around with not so much as a fart from any computer system under my authority.

That aside life has been quiet and busy.  I’d like to say that I’ve been working on the next podcast, but right now it’s just a note in my widget notepad.  but rest assured it will be coming soon enough [Though I GUARANTY it will not be this week, for reasons I’ll discuss in a minute].

I did Houston’s Annual AIDS Walk again on Sunday and had a great time as always.  And the after party at my friend/former boss’ house never disappoint either.  After that is was on to see Snow Patrol @ The Verizon Wireless Theater.  I managed to finagle tickets to said sold out show with my new Live Nation connections here at the office.  Sadly, I missed 90% of the first opening band, whom I really enjoy, the Silversun PickupsOk Go, was, well ok as usual.  I saw them open for Death Cab for Cutie here at my own Theater back in February, and I tried to give them a fair shot, but they’re just kind of lack luster I suppose.  Though I:

  1. Have to give them points for doing a great cover of Electric Light Orchestra‘s Don’t Bring me Down
  2. Give credit to the fact that these guys get the whole [Noun] 2.0 aesthetic, and know how to market themselves to their audience.  Not content to be held be the reigns of traditional, you can only see/hear us on MTV/Radio bullshit, they release their stuff themselves and make it easily available.

And Snow Patrol, were, simple awesome.  Great stage presence, lots of energy; you could really tell they ENJOY doing this.  I had my lingering fear of the "Grey’s Anatomy/One Tree Hill, I’ve only heard Chasing Cars" bullshit, and don’t get me wrong, there were a fair share of those folk there.  But, to the bands credit they played a pretty even mix of older songs vs. newer songs, not content to just play the "hits".  My only [meager] complaints:

  • Too much strobe.  I had to turn away and close my eyes to avoid educing a seizure more than a few times.
  • The crowd SUCKED.  I pogo.  A LOT.  And the crowd just wasn’t moving AT ALL.  LAME.  Dance, bitches; enjoy yourself.

Oh well, those tiny gripes aside, I had a great time.

Now I just have to sit here and not climb through my skin for the next hour waiting for L’s plane to arrive from Florida.  She’s been gone since the end of December, and I miss her something awful.  Sadly she will only be home for about six days before heading off yet again, this time to North Carolina for another gig, but I will take the time I get.  That being said, I’m going to be largely "Off-the-Grid" this week, making the most of the time we have together this week.  Back in a few days…

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