Friday, August 22, 2008

Tee to the Hee, Baby..

From "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You want it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better,

No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this mothaf**kin roof off like 2 dogs caged
I was playin in the beginnin, the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhymin and stepwritin the next cypher
Best believe somebody's payin the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5

My team of ninjas stole this post idea from Darwin's Apostle. Sorting the iTunes action. Weeee!

First Song: ABC -Jackson Five
Last Song: Zuviel Hitze -Falco

First Artist: A-Ha
Last Artit: 999

Shortest Song: The National Anthem -Radiohead (:03)
Longest Song: Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza -Danny C (42:43)

First Album Title: A_decade_of_hits (69-79) -Allman Brothers
Last Album Title: Zoot Suit Riot -Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Top 5 Played Songs:
Lucretia My Reflection -Sisters of Mercy
More -Sisters of Mercy
When I Needed You Most -Erasure
Get Down Make Love -Nine Inch Nails
When She Begins to Rock -Social Distortion

Most Recently Added 5 Songs:
Authority Zero's "12:34"
Authority Zero's "A Passage in Time"
Flobots "Fight Without Tools"
Jack Off Jill "Humid Teenage Mediocrity"
Katy Perry "One of the Boys"

Find “sex” – how many songs show up? 138
Find “death” –how many songs show up? 76
Find “love” – how many songs show up? 886

How many songs? 17477
How many days? 55
Number of gigs? 101.46

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It ALMOST Happened in the Shower...

From "Standing in the Shower Thinking" by Jane's Addiction

Standing in the shower thinking
About what makes a man
An outlaw or a leader
I'm thinking about power...
The ways a man could use it
Or be destroyed by it

So I was standing in the shower thinking this morning.. Thinking, man, I wish I could sing. I mean really sing. Just belt it out! And then I thought.. Man, I wish I could dance too.. Not just do the hawt bear hug, but I mean DANCE!! You know.. CRAZY dance. Like Kevin Bacon from Footloose..

I suddenly realized I was clutching the bar of soap like a microphone with my eyes closed and my face pushed up under the water..

...Like in Flashdance.. with that hot lady with the legwarmers who did that buck wild run around the entire auditorium dance.. Yeahhh.. jumpin'!! Yeaaaahhhh slidin'!!

And suddenly I realized I was humming "JUMP" by the Pointer Sisters... and my feet were going up and down like I was jogging in place.. But I wasn't just humming, I was humming into the bar of soap, eyes still closed..

Your eyes tell me how you love me
Can feel it in your heart beat
I know you like what you see
Hold me, I'll give that you need
Wrap your love around me
You're so excited, I can feel you
Getting hotter, oh baby
I'll take you down, I'll take you down
Where no one's ever gone before
And if you want more, if you want more
More, more, more

Jump for my love
Jump in and feel my touch
Jump you want to taste my kisses
In the night then

Except, I only know about every third word or so.. so I'm humming, and singing into my soap before I realized that I was practically shouting whenever it came to the world JUMP!

And then it got to the MORE MORE MORE part (I wasn't singing it in order, *sigh*) and I did huge jumps and practically screamed it. On the very last "MORE", when I was at the highest point of my jump.. the soap squirted out of my hands and hit the side of the shower with a dull thump..

I opened my eyes into the searing hot water, and I realized I can't sing or dance. But MAN can I hum!

..............Jump.. for my love!

Monday, August 18, 2008

WwwooooooooooOOoo Podcast

From "People are Strange" by The Doors

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange

Yes!! It's back!! The Podcast!! Starting now, starting new.. I'm so excited I can't stand it.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

An Ode To DMAC -

From "Dungeons and Dragons" by The Dead Ale-wives

Graham: Fine fine you attack the darkness. there’s an elf in front of you.
Picard: Whoa! That’s me right?
Graham: He’s wearing a , h, uh brown tunic and he has gray hair and blue eyes.
Picard: No I don’t, I have gray eyes.
Graham: Let me see that sheet.
Picard: Well it says I have, well it says I have blue but I decided I wanted gray eyes.
Graham: Whatever, ok, you guys can talk to each other now if you want.
Galstaff: Hello.
Picard: Hello.

Several years ago, we had the excellent fortune of befriending a fantastic up-and-coming artist named DMAC. He frequented our site, checked out our podcast and was an all around A-1 kind of guy..

Well, he liked what he heard about some of the characters involved in one of our games, and he offered to draw up the characters for me.

I stumbled across these pictures not long ago and was reminded of how skilled he is!

Here they are again for your viewing pleasure.

PS - these are based off of characters that I've played in various RPGs..

This is his rough draft of The Greek Grappler.. Fun character idea, but never went anywhere.. Even in rough form, this is amazing work!
Here she is in her final version. He wanted her to look oiled up for some wrasslin. =)
This is the rough draft of Scrap, who was another character that actually got a little air time. He was built with scraps and pieces of other fallen warforged..
Here's the final version. What's amazing to me is how well he understood exactly what I was talking about when I described the character. He seemed to "Feel" it.

Ahhh, good times, good times. Thank you DMAC

Thursday, August 7, 2008


From "Summertime Rolls" by Jane's Addiction

She sings a song and
I listen to what it says:
If you want a friend
Feed any animal...
There was so much space
I cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime...
And it rolled

So many things to do, so little time. Evertime I look around, more of summer's gone!

We've started talking about the Podcast again. A slightly different line-up and a slightly different agenda, but WOOOOOO, Podcasting again. Go us!

Corissa and I have fallen in love with Ice Skating. Seriously. Yeah, it doesn't SOUND manly until you see me ice scating on katanas, rather than skates while fighting off a live grizzly bear!! We'd like to take lessons, but out schedule's so crazy it's hard to make time.

There's this seriously cute Asian girl that has been there both times we've gone. She's an amazing skater and a really funny person. She's trying to show me how to skate, but that mostly ends up with me giving her dirty looks as I pick myself up off the ice (to the sweet sound of her giggling.. ). I'm telling you folks, she'll be big one day.. BIG. Well, a teeeensy sort of big, but still!

We're starting to practice music again. I watched a video by Cavedoll the other day, and the bassist is just too freakin cool for words. (actually, the band is freakin cool, and if you want to hear a very well phrased review of them from someone who has seen them live, go to Jere's Page HERE!). However, if you just want to experience the band firsthand from the safety of your PC, go HERE.. There's a list of songs there as long as my arm that you can peep into.

Of special note is their version of Mountain Song, by Jane's Addiction.. Hubbah..

We've got our first pseudo gig on the 15th.. specifically we're going camping and taking some acoustic instruments and jamming a bit. I'm looking forward to it. However, seeing her rock out with Cavedoll makes me ask the Pick vs No Pick question.

PS - as an aside, I found out about this band through Jere. I loved what I heard so I rushed out and google-stalked the hell out of them. It occurred to me that they'd love more publicity, so I added Knesses (The female vocals for the band) myspace page to my links. After thinking about it, I thought it was a bit presumptious to do so, considering they don't know me from Adam (except that I'm MUCH more charming...) and that it was her personal page.

I did this because her page talked about the band, about songs, tours and merchandise and was pretty groovy. However, considering my newness to Blogging, it occurred to me that maybe I was committing some horrible faux pas, and the very folks who I'm admiring might think me a schmuck.

Ergo I've removed the link, but will post more spiffy links to their actual band site. Everyone wins and I avoid a potential creepy fanboi situation.

Phwew!! This Blogging can be a complicated business folks! And now, back to the remainder of my post, already in progress

NEXT, we're trying to buy a house. If you've ever done it before, then you know that this is one of the single most intimidating ventures ever.. Finding a good deal on a great place in a fantastic area is harder and harder to do, and I'm on a budget!!! Luckily, we've got some good friends who handle the Loan side and the Realtor side of the House Hunt.. so they've been giving us advice a go go!!

Life is fantastic, people. Every now and then you just need to stop and eat a few of the roses!!