Preons Rehearsal 2/23 1

Last night The Preons had a really great practice. We’ve been getting into some interesting stuff lately with experimentation and exploratory free-form sections. The band has been working on songs for the upcoming recording sessions and it’s beginning to sound more solid. We should be ready to start putting down the reference tracks pretty soon. ...

Pearls Before Swine

I almost never read the Sunday comics any more. However, today I discovered the author of “Pearls Before Swine” (Stephen Pastis) has an awesomely funny blog site. It also happens to be a WordPress site, which makes it ever awesomer. Enjoy.

Thoughts On The 2/13 1 Uppers Gig 4

Thoughts On The 2/13 1 Uppers Gig
On Saturday 2/13 the 1 Uppers performed at Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack in Seattle. It’s a cozy bar with a great vibe, and we were definitely in our element with great chili, tasty beer (served in jelly jars) and a cozy stage. We were the final act on a three-band bill, so we spent ...

Blade Runner BluRay 2

Blade Runner BluRay
Blade Runner is my favorite movie. I’ve seen it in the theater on each of the various releases and it continues to hold its position as my #1 fave. I’ve been considering the purchase of the film in DVD but with so many versions – and now the various BluRay versions – it seemed like ...

Exercise

Exercise
The main thing about getting and staying in shape is that you have to do it. Back when I was at Starbucks I took advantage of the generous offer they made to employees; they provided membership and coaching at a fitness organization. I was probably in the best shape of my life at that point. ...

Site Migration

Site Migration
Today I moved this site to a new host. That’s pretty cool.

Next Generation POD : My Wish List

I admit that I’m one of those users who modifies gear and is always wishing there was just one more feature aboard… and as such I provide feedback to most of my gear manufacturers. One of the mainstays on my pedalboard is the Line6 POD XTLive, which I’ve had for a number of years and ...

Google To Deliver GB Fiber?

According to the Google blog there is a possibility that some test communities might get Gigabit fiber (!) installed on a test basis. I find this interesting for several reasons, and think Google may be in a position to get a respectable bit of market share on this initiative. On a nationwide basis there we’re seeing a slow implementation of fiber to most communities, and what’s available isn’t all that fast compared with ...

Saturday 2/13 : 1 Uppers @ Slim's

Saturday 2/13 : 1 Uppers @ Slim's
The 1 Uppers will be performing this Saturday at Slim’s. As part of my preparation for this weekend’s gig I’m doing some practicing at home. It’s also an opportunity to continue the fine-tunining of the pedalboard. We are likely to surprise the audience with a few new items, and naturally you’ll be hearing some favorites ...

Seattle Opera 2010-2011 Season

This weekend we extended our subscription to The Seattle Opera through the 2010-2011 season. The operas scheduled for next season are all wonderful selections: Tristan and Isolde (Wagner) Lucia de Lammermoor (Donizetti) Barber of Seville (Rossini) Don Quixote (Massenet) The Magic Flute (Mozart) I’m unfamiliar with the Donizetti opera, so this will be an interesting ...