Window Sales Pitch, Vendor #2

As I mentioned in a previous post, shopping for windows can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Last night we had a visit from “window vendor #2”. As the appointment was being set up, I notified the sales office of the rules: Their representative would be limited to 60 minutes in my house I would ...

The Cake That Must Not Be Named 2

The Cake That Must Not Be Named
Yesterday I purchased the most amazing cake pan ever. A cake pan in the shape of Cthulhu! Some unsuspecting mortal┬ádesigned it to be an octopus, but it’s a small matter to add frowny eyebrows, wings, and little gummy souls being devoured. I could learn to appreciate cake in a whole new way. That is not ...

Photos From Triple Door Gig

The 80s Invasion gig at the Triple Door was a big success, and we are pleased that there are some great photos available for viewing online. Thanks to everyone who joined us for such a fun night, and we’ll look forward to the next time!

80s Invasion At The Triple Door 1/9/2007

Last night was a great show for 80s Invasion. We played the Triple Door, which in my opinion is Seattle’s finest live music venue. The house production crew is amazing, well organized, and very professional. This is the kind of gig musicians dream of… an amazing light system, top-tier audio system, fabulous food, great wine ...

Robocopy To The Rescue! 2

As a digital photographer, I keep all of my pictures organized into folders on my computer’s hard drive. Since getting my Canon Digital Rebel XTi last year, I have generated about 20 gigs of images. I’ve kept telling myself I really need to back them up somewhere. While I consider my main desktop system to ...

Preons Rehearsal 1/3/2007

Rehearsing with The Preons is always fun. Everybody shows up in a good mood, and we usually wind up spinning out some improvised sections within our songs. Last night we rolled through our usual live set (although in a random order) along with some of the new material we’re preparing for the next recording. Based ...

New Year's Eve with 80s Invasion 4

New Year's Eve with 80s Invasion
For working musicians, New Year’s Eve is a great and strange annual event. During my 44 trips around the sun, I have spent more than half of my New Year’s Eves playing gigs. December 31 2007 was spent playing with pals in 80s Invasion playing at the Champagne Ball in Portland Oregon. The event was ...