3.28.2005

Whuf...!

Whuf...!

J and I went to see Low at Neumo's on Thursday. Pedro the Lion opened up and played a very solid, rockin' and loud set! Something about Josh Bazan makes you wanna hug him.
Low came on and they seemed to be having an off night. Of course, people in the crowd yelling song titles at them probably didn't help their mood much. Zak Sally (bass) looked like he wanted to slug someone. I can't say I blame him, you spend time, thought and energy getting your set together and then some yahoo starts demanding you change your game plan! Stu and Rachel went to see them on Friday and said it was a much better set. I think they were near the end of their tour so maybe they're home in Duluth by now.
We picked up Laura's cousin Reva at Sea-Tac last week. She's from San Diego and is thinking about moving to Seattle...actually, I think it's pretty much a done deal at this point! We spent most of the weekend showing her around. We took her to Fremont, wandered around the International District, The Seattle Center, Westlake Mall and then over to Lake Union so she could see the houseboat where Tom Hanks stayed in "Sleepless in Seattle." I was exhausted and really wanted to stay in Saturday night, but they talked me into going to the Mirbeau Room for Love Life. I have to say it was a lot of fun. They played everything from Bhangra to cheesy 80's tunes. Every one seemed there to dance and during the early part of the night, the women outnumbered the men!
We danced and drank and smoked clove cigarettes (as is our wont) and then at 1:30AM traipsed across the street to Dick's for some cheeseburgers.
I had to come into work to get some stuff done and flailed about miserably until almost 7PM. My scanner is having some problems and the repair guy changed my settings! I had some other work to do so I didn't get a drum on until late in the afternoon, but then this set me back even further! I finally figured it out and set up another drum to scan before I left for home.
Tonight we're hosting Movie Night at my place. We're watching "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again." Geez, I remember catching those flicks at The Lewis & Clark WAY back in the day...

3.20.2005

OK

OK

It's been awhile since I last posted...
Life seems to have accelerated a bit, but only in fits and starts. To recap: Work is very busy. Xtina is in town from Alaska. Laura's cousin is coming to visit on Wednesday. Frito is at SXSW, Chad is riding his new BMW motorcycle up the coast. Yesterday was Robert F.'s and Cinnamon's birthday. I hung out the my swim buddy Jay tonight. Adumb has joined Fey Ray on drums and backing vox so Seth is moving to guitar. Matt and Leslie celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. Oani, Tim and Johnny 2X have birthday's coming up this week. I bought an mp3 player. I took my Ampeg amp into Trading Musician to see what I could get for it. It wasn't working properly. Turned out it's not a B-15 (the classic bass amp used by on all those old Motown recordings) but actually a B-18 (twice the power!) in a B-15 cabinet. Repairs were under $100 bucks. With a JBL D-130F I am told it wil be quite the awesome performing amp. I got new contact lens. Pissed off about ANWAR. Happy about Low coming to town...

3.09.2005

Home - Lambretta Portal

Lambretta Returns!

Lambretta International announced in Seattle, Washington that the world famous Italian scooter brand "Lambretta" will be returning to the North American scooter market.

Lambretta was introduced to the USA market in the 1950s to compete with Vespa, another Italian scooter. The two Italian pioneers in the scooter industry soon dominated the USA scooter market, and have continued to maintain a high level of enthusiasm amongst the scootering community. Even during their absence, both had managed to remain as icons in the scooter industry.

Vespa scooters, built by Piaggio, returned to the US market three years ago and quickly re-established the product, and a nationwide dealer network, due to its famous past and brand recognition.

Lambretta USA, a division of Lambretta International, will be competing directly with Vespa again for the throne of the USA scooter market.

3.08.2005

How It's Going...

How It's Going...

Quite well! I had a really nice weekend and tried to not put much pressure on myself to conform to a schedule, though I made myself stay awake when I really wanted a nap. I've been going to bed at 11:30 and have woken up before the alarm clock these last couple of days. The nice weather is wonderful and I feel fully awake for the first time in months.
Yesterday was my first day and really casual. I worked with a fella named Mike and my immediate supervisor Kim gave me a brief overview of the servers, etc. Johnny wasn't in. Turns out everyone comes in around 9PM, so I opted for an 8:30 start time so I could leave at 5PM. That may change as we go forward and I get a better feel for what I'm doing.
I mounted my first drum in years today and I'm learning some new (but slightly familiar) software. I really happy about this situation and think I could thrive here...ossem.
Anyway, I don't have much else to report. Went to Laurie's last night for "Movie Night." We watched I (heart) Huckabees, which was a really good movie...I'm surprised it got made and released at all!

3.03.2005

The Last Goodbye...

The Last Goodbye...

I was out sick Tuesday night, the cold I thought I'd kicked came roaring back at me, but I'm feeling a little better now. I felt bad about calling in sick during my last week, but I really felt like crap!
In a little less than 24 hours, I will have finished my last night at Corbis! I have a full weekend off in which I'm planning on catching Jolie Holland at the Triple Door with Peter, Kiyo, Richelle, Dante & Kim and maybe The Futureheads on Sunday, before reporting to my new job on Monday.
The transition will be tough, but spring is kicking in and I think my plan for becoming a daywalker again is sound. I need new contact lens, so I'm planning on getting some tomorrow.
This doesn't seem real yet. I've been removing all my junk from my workstation and trying not to watch the clock. I'm going to really miss Jean, Molly, Renee & Rick and the swing shift guys. But the excitement of working with Gary and Johnny again and having my nights back really has me grinning! There are other things I want to do too. Maybe take some weekend bike trips around the state. Resume Wing Chun classes...or at least get a fitness plan going. Play more shows and do more music! DJ some Dub sets at the Baltic...