The One-Uppers : First Rehearsal 1

Last night we had the first rehearsal for a new band called “The One-Uppers”, organized by the inimitable Jon Hyde who is a good friend and a frighteningly talented musician. Some of the band members are regulars in the Jon Hyde band, and a few others (myself f’rinstance) have been invited to join the fray. ...

Thoughts On The Preons Gig 4/26

Our show at Bop Street Records was a lot of fun. There aren’t a lot of really big record (LP) stores left, and this one is seriously big. Boasting an inventory of one million (!) vinyl platters, Bop Street is a haven for awesome music. Our show went really well. I’d say Josh and Janie ...

Preons at Bop Street Records 4/26

The Preons will be playing at Bop Street Records this Saturday (4/26) at 9:00 PM. I’m looking forward to doing this show as it will give us a chance to play for a new audience, and to continue to refine our songs. If you happen to be out and about this Saturday evening, please come ...

XBOX 360 – Considering A Purchase

XBOX 360 - Considering A Purchase
I’ve been considering the purchase of an XBOX 360 for some time and have finally arrived at the conclusion that I should get one. My mission at this point is to locate one of the new “falcon chip” units which are supposedly less prone to the overheating problems associated with earlier units. I’ve made a ...

PHP Development

PHP Development
Yesterday I was working on one of my band web sites and I decided what I need is a simple RSS feed mechanism that supports all my current gigs. This will be handy for inclusion in each of the bands’ individual web sites, and in my own overall view on this site (and some others, too). ...

Standing By The Sea

Standing By The Sea
In Jumbalassy we spent a lot of time on the road. One of my favorite tours was a jaunt up and down the West coast in which we drove nearly the full length of I-5 and subtsantial parts of Hwy 101. Along the way we did a show in Mendocino, California and early in the ...

Drupal v6.2

I’ve made another upgrade to my Drupal experiment site (www.sleestak.us) and discovered that it’s still not capable of properly managing images. Not terribly surprising since the 6.2 update addresses several security issues identified in the v6 engine. It’s disappointing, given that the current versions of Drupal and WordPress both have broken image upload capabilities that ...

Wisdom Retained!

Well, after showing up to get my wisdom teeth pulled, it was determined they really don’t need to come out after all. So I get to keep them – at least for now. Hooray for second opinions!

A Man Less Wise

At this time tomorrow I’ll be exactly 2 wisdom teeth duller. I’m not certain of the precise effect of having my final two wisdom teeth removed, but hopefully I’ll still be able to remember important stuff like the lyrics to the lumberjack song.

Thoughts On The Preons Gig 4/4/2008

The Rendezvous is one of Seattle’s classic downtown bars. It’s gone through phases of being something of a dive, but lately it’s been returned to its rightful place as a cool live music venue. I always enjoy playing there, and the staff is great. Last night’s gig was a late one, with three bands on ...