Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is this the trend?

A post concerning the subject of my weekend... on this blog?!? Impossible.

The gist: Recording, strange dreams, Top Gear marathon, personal matters, and bird calls.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Well... there goes my Thursdays



The man-crush returns. Again.

Sigh.

The original 2006-07 series of Life on Mars has returned on telly, thanks to PBS. Should be a sufficient tie-over until the final series of Ashes to Ashes is brought stateside via BBCAmerica, probably sometime early next year. Repeat sigh...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happenings that weren't ten years time ago

Saturday: Got up early (well, for me anyways and especially for a weekend) to feed the horses and clean their pens, as Carey was in Dallas spending time with her uncles from New Zealand. Made some breakfast with Pulp on the stereo. Did some recording. Made a bake eggplant dish for dins, which actually was edible and pretty good (a bit of a tossup when I'm in the kitchen commandeering the pots and pans). Picked up my mother from the airport. Caught the series finale of Being Human. Went to bed.

Sunday: My uncle and cousin (along with my mother) came over in the afternoon to give them one of our horses. Finished recording and mixing the track from Saturday. Typed this. Went to bed.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh, the irony

And the stupidity. And the arrogance.

Former Hitler Youth member, closet anti-Semite, and pedo protector Pope Benedict XVI associated atheism with the Nazis in a speech he made today in Edinburgh. He also referred to England as a "Third World country" due to its secularized society. Check out the article on the Beeb for more concerning this glorified fraudster and pervert's rant.

Parting thought for today:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's a sign

...and a great tune from a great album by a greatly missed band.


Call the Doctor (1996)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fredas, 10 Heart Fire

A wee bit too much time spent playing Oblivion? Probably.

Now, on with the post...

Arrived at 1919 Hemphill around seven for the gig with HIO (which consisted of Ken, Terry, Marcus, and of course I... plus the only member of another band on the bill who bothered to show. Apparently they decided to book another gig on the same night). Before the gig we (sans the orphaned band member) walked to a convenience store down the road for some brews and snacks. Terry was berated by something that remotely resembled a human female, which then proceeded to flirt with the hapless Mr. Brunt. Luckily, she/it soon left after being refused service by the proprietor. On the way out an ancient lottery machine provided some amusement with its faded "Skill Dragon" logo, and would spawn a flippant remark from Ken that would lead to plans for another potential project.

As always, had fun playing with my three compadres. During our performance the band that was missing in action appeared and brought their equipment inside. When our set was over they decided not to play. Quite the example of irrationality, me thinks.

Afterward we headed to the Bull & Bush. Fueled by a few pints we proceeded to flesh out "Project: Skill Dragon", which I believe will ever only run on beer.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mid-week recap

A reprieve from the rain yesterday evening (at least for the west side of Fort Worth) allowed Ken, Terry, and I to enjoy the HIO pow-wow outside at the Bull & Bush. The "summit" then moved to Tokyo Cafe, as Mr. Horn plus beer equals a hunger that must be fed.

Invaluable lesson imparted to me from yesterday's experiences? Never take peripheral vision for granted, especially when walking into a pub. It can save one from getting ensnared into a conversational hell.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free and single

As always, unless it's an album, in which case it would be "free and an album" or "free and not single". Maybe "free and not a single but an album worth of tracks" would be more apt...

Ever get the feeling that you've lost the plot? I'll start again, in a more concise manner.

New single. "Double Polaroid". Free. Bandcamp.

Fin.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Good morning

Cool weather, a cup of tea, and Kleenex/LiLiPUT's Live Recordings, TV-Clips & Roadmovie to start Saturday off.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crom!

First saw this yesterday when it was posted on Vorvon's Facebook page. Now, if someone could entice Andrew Lloyd Webber to create a full-scale production...

Peas and carrots, folks.