Entries from July 2008

Self-Duet: “Saw Red”

July 31, 2008

I played a duet last night with my favorite musician: me!   🙂 I’ve been listening to a lot of Sublime lately, and so decided to learn this song. Then I thought this would be a good tune to try this “self-accompanying” video idea out on (that I’ve been meaning to do for some time […]

Death Star Egg

July 30, 2008

This egg was from the same batch as that last, yolkless, one.  This would explain the weirdness, perhaps. These eggs weren’t laid by a chicken after all!  They were laid by the DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE.  Or something like that…  (I haven’t seen the new Star Wars films yet, and it’s been a LONG […]

Rare, but not unusual.

July 29, 2008

I just ate a hard-boiled egg.  This thing was a real pain to open; I lost most (or so I thought) of the white in the process.  Usually you get a piece off, and then at some point, it all just sorta unwraps from there.  Rinse it off to get rid of the stragglers, and […]

more candy machine woes

July 25, 2008

the last time this happened, i wound up spending $3 on 2 twix bars.  this time it wasn’t as bad, only $2 for 2 packs of twizzlers, but still.  would it kill the candy-machine-stocking people to load the goodies more carefully?  or is it more sinister than that?  perhaps there’s a training class on maximizing […]

ant worm

July 24, 2008

so, similar to (but totally different than) that hawk eating a squirrel i saw a couple weeks ago, i came across these ants swarming a stranded worm on the walk up to my house today. this time i had my good camera. there are 4 more pics on my flickr page, if this is your […]

“Blue Skies Black” posted on myspace

July 24, 2008

so, i decided to lay it all out there and show people what i’ve been talking about all this time. i’ve uploaded to myspace one of the new songs that will be on my upcoming solo cd. it’s called “blue skies black”. this is just the demo that i recorded in my home bedroom studio, […]

Yes, a post about the iPhone…

July 18, 2008

So, I finally gave in and picked up one of those newfangled iPhones. I’m mostly very happy with it.  But here is a list of some things that I’m annoyed with about the iPhone so far: 1. Much like the iPod Shuffle, for no good reason, you can’t manage your iPhone from more than one […]

Things are progressing, slowly.

July 17, 2008

I suppose now that I’ve rehearsed with 3 of the drummers who will be playing on my upcoming solo album/side project, I can start talking about it in more definite terms. This past weekend found me down in NYC and up in Johnstown, NY.  Or is it Gloversville.  One of those. Saturday afternoon I met […]

a hawk!

July 2, 2008

…i think, or maybe an eagle?  i think a hawk.  i saw this on the ualbany campus a few minutes ago.  i used the only camera on me – my phone – and took a few shots.  i thought it was pretty neat. this is a cropped version.  i took 3 other shots, but i […]