Expanding The Preons Instrument Rig

I spent some time this weekend working on my guitar synth setup, which I’m planning to bring into play with The Preons. It will allow me to drive some additional tones from the guitar platform, and since I’ll be using my Strat with the synth pickup, I will also have a great electric guitar to ...

Rocking The Kitchen

We’re almost done with the new granite counter installation in our kitchen, and it’s really turning out to be a beautiful look. The stone we selected is dark (almost black) with 1/4″ flecks of mica and other inclusions. Our kitchen installation was just big enough that we couldn’t do the whole thing with a single ...

Common Cold Cure… Where Oh Where… ooh, and jetpacks too!

Common Cold Cure... Where Oh Where... ooh, and jetpacks too!
I have a horrible head cold. Apparently my sinuses were optimized for maximum head-cold misery, which means I get to spend a few days feeling like my skull is a basketball. Feh. I thought somebody was going to cure the common cold and spare humanity from all this inconvenience. And weren’t we supposed to have ...

Thoughts On The Preons Gig 6/21

Last Saturday the preons played at Easy Street Records in West Seattle. We were on the bill with some other great local bands including Hart and the Hurricane, one of my local favorites for double bills. The setup in the record store is somewhat typical for a small venue gig: small stage, small PA (vocals ...

ICE ON MARS! 1

It’s official: ICE ON MARS. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/06/mars-phoenix-tw.html Step 2: ??? StepĀ 3 : PROFIT!

Tear Down The Wall

Tear Down The Wall
One of our ongoing themes at home is projects. We’re in the final stages of a kitchen remodel (hopefully!) and we just couldn’t stand the idea of not having some sawdust flying. So we decided to knock out the wall between the living room and the hallway. Actually, we knocked out just the upper half, ...

5 Days In Montana (and some buggy moonshine) 4

5 Days In Montana (and some buggy moonshine)
Montana is incredibly beautiful. Any local who says otherwise is probably trying to hide their favorite fishing spot. I just returned from spending five amazing days with family and friends, attending a wedding and generally having fun. Over the course of those five days I took over six hundred pictures (!) and had some great ...

Tube Sox – Bye Week

It’s our bye week, so we are spending tonight thinking victorious thoughts and pretending we might have won a game. The team is actually pretty good this year and everyone seems to be having a great time. I’m glad that we added some new folks this season; keeps the blood fresh and we’re picking up ...

Thoughts On The Preons Gig 6/6

We had a great gig at the Skylark last night. Brad was his usual multi-talented self, and Josh and Janie both did a good job as well. I did a bit more two-handed work on the bass parts, introducing a counterpoint line in a few sections (Teri refers to this technique as my “Stick-y” playing”). ...

Tube Sox

Last night during our softball game I had the two best hits of my season so far. I managed to get a fairly serious connection with the ball and reached base on two strong singles. I’m getting my timing down, which is definitely a big part of the challenge… short bat + big softball = ...