Scarves Up, Sounders! 1

Yesterday I attended my first Seattle Sounders FC match, and I’m hooked! It was a great game and I’m impressed by both the team and the fans. It’s amazing that Seattle has such a huge soccer fan base, and the level of support is very high. It helped that we had tickets to a great ...

Paradoxical Wireless Bill

The final step in porting my cell number away from my previous cellular carrier was to get a final bill and close my account. Apparently they decided to do this in reverse order. So I received an email from them (which is how they have always notified me) indicating my current bill is now ready ...

Number Garage : Awesome

Number Garage : Awesome
Today I completed the process of porting my cell number to Number Garage. Throughout this effort I’ve been receiving excellent communication from Number Garage, and they succeeded in making the transition very smooth for me. My previous cellular carrier was a little slow in releasing my number, and I spent a long time on hold ...

Practicing For July

In July I’ll be sitting in for some shows with the Dudley Manlove Quartet. They’ve been playing together for 13+ years, performing hits of the 70’s and 80’s, and they have a high degree of musicianship. Their set consists of around 30 songs, most with fairly tight arrangements. So I’m doing a lot of practicing ...

Liquidating Some Music Gear

Liquidating Some Music Gear
I’m not in the habit of using my blog for commercial posts. The main reason I’m posting this information is that many of my friends and readers are musicians, and I’m always happy to pass along some gear as part of the great circle of groove. As part of my ongoing effort to consolidate my ...

Thoughts On The 6/20 80s Invasion Gig

Thoughts On The 6/20 80s Invasion Gig
Yesterday’s gig at the High Dive in Fremont took place on the same day as the Fremont Solstice Parade, which involves all manner of fun and big crowds. I enjoy the atmosphere of these events because everyone is always in such joyous spirits. Our show was earlier than the usual bar gig; we played from ...

Plumb Wild

Well, it’s official: I’m going to re-pipe the house this weekend. My intention is to begin the project Friday and hopefully will have it done by the end of the weekend. I’ll have a relative help with the project, and I think between us we’ll be able to get it done successfully. We’re planning to ...

A Project Loometh

A Project Loometh
Ever since we purchased our house in 2001 we’ve known we would eventually need to repipe. Our plumbing is old galvanized pipe, which is prone to corrosion and clogging. Our water pressure has been generally acceptable but in the past few weeks we’ve noticed some problems, particularly with hot water pressure in the shower. We ...

Updated WordPress Install

This evening I completed the update for WordPress, moving to the newly released 2.8 version. It was a slow and tedious process, but at this point I believe it’s all working correctly. For some reason my FTP client was only able to get a 2 kb connection to the server, and I had to manually ...

Thoughts On The 6/12 and 6/13 80s Invasion Gigs

This weekend was a great run of activity: 2 gigs – Both with 80s Invasion, one in a bar and one at a private party 2 ferry rides 1 evening rehearsal – For another band that I’m sitting in with for a few shows 1 UW graduation party – For one of my best friends who has ...