Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's a wrap

Well, actually it's not, but I have finished recording the new (still untitled) JATSDFM album. Time to work on packaging. Whatever that will exactly be is up for debate at this point, and I hate debating against myself...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hear the awful taste

Instant Curry Cakes: Now available in stereo.

Glass, mayonnaise, and an overinflated sense of accomplishment not included.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hello, Moto!

Felt particularly lost the past couple weeks, so I genuinely appreciate the island of sanity Ken and Kat have provided lately. I feel fortunate to have them in my life and thank them for their hospitality and kindness (and most grateful that Midnight, in his wisdom, decided to not fit me with concrete shoes). Hooray!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tonight, tonight

And a bit of yesterday evening, too.

Had some wonderful pizza made by Kat (which utilized fresh veggies grown from their garden) at her and Ken's house for dins, followed by Time Bandits for dessert. Around 7:30 Ken and I parted for Lander's Machine Shop, meeting Terry at the venue. Our set ended up clocking in at little over an hour... which (due to a lack of movement during the performance) was felt in every inch of my cramped arms. After chin-wagging with a few friends, a few beers (courtesy of Mr. Horn), and checking out Vexed UK's set, Terry headed home while Ken and I went to the Bull and Bush for a pint, then back to his house for some more pizza. After performing a covert operation over the internet with Kat (top secret... shhh!) it was time for me to head for bed... though I am now typing this and watching the Ninth Doctor deal with an unusual invasion during the The Blitz. Huzzah!

Now, some gratuitous Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Logic for the day

Quite excited to discover another mix of one of my favorite tunes by Lora Logic. Here it be (hooray!):

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey! Some random stuff

1. Terry, Ken, and Kat rule. It's a fact.
2. Carey and I are divorced. We are still good friends, and will remain so. If anyone knows a single, lovely ginger of the female persuasion who would be interested in a bald male in his early thirties, please let me know.
3. I nominate myself for "Prat of the Year" for losing my wallet... outside of Ken's house. It was recovered by the man himself, luckily.
4. Due to a bad shoulder and neck I have only achieved four hours of sleep in two days. I feel like the living dead... or, more aptly, what I would imagine the living dead would feel like if that was possible.
5. Thanks to a post by Mick Farren, I have discovered, and fallen head-over-heels in love with Jungle Pam. I could care less for drag racing. She's not ginger. It's nearly forty years since the pics I viewed of her were taken... but I've gone all melty over her. I really need a life.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Left foot, right foot

Most of this past weekend was utilized to record, which moves the current product by JATSDFM ever so close to its conclusion. Still shooting for a release before the end of this year.

Yep. That's it. No need to be a...

(Bad segue into a video? You betcha.)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


The Geek Atlas author John Graham-Cumming is attempting to secure funds for the building of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, which he designed in 1837. The analog computer, with a central processing unit, memory, and the ability to program via punch cards, was needless to say well ahead of its time... and extremely complex. Elements of the machine have been built by several people (including Babbage's son) but as of yet no one has attempted to bring the design to life in its entirety. This steam powered behemoth would be quite the sight to behold, me thinks.

Read the Beeb's story here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Recapitulation (and other words used incorrectly)

Friday: Barnacled at the Bull and Bush with Ken and Terry, then we galvanized under to Benito's for some Copernicus.

Saturday: Aerated a song improbably with laminated moustache.

Sunday: Nestle honkitude with HIO at Doc's Records and ergonomics over which Bull and Bush, port side with Papa John's.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The wheel is turning

...but the hamster is dead.

To a slow and unproductive day in an office. Official video not included.

St. Elsewhere (2006)

Monday, October 4, 2010

A HIO Sabado

Was quite a good Saturday. Went to Kat and Ken's for dins (and, more importantly, pay my respects to "The Godfather" Midnight... as to avoid waking up the next morning with a squirrel's head in the bed). Afterward it was destination: The Gallery at Lander's Machine Shop, one of the venues which partook in the Arts Google event that day. Ken and I located Mr. Horn's exhibit but the backpack with legs was nowhere to be found. About fifteen to twenty minutes later he materialized, having checked the happenings at another venue down the street.

A couple of hours and several beers later we took the stage. Overall it was a fun show. We did our job of clearing out the room, so both primary and secondary objectives were achieved that night. Win-win.

To wind down the three of us made a pit stop at the Bull and Bush for a couple of pints. Being the gluttonous fools we are, the HIO trio then set sail for Benito's to expand our girths even more. After dropping Ken off at his casa it was time to go home and get some sleep.

And we all lived happily ever after. The end.

The Gallery @ Landers Machine Shop; 10.02.2010 from HIO on Vimeo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

And for today...

The commute is better with Pulp (His 'n' Hers, 1994).