Monday, December 29, 2008

Somebodies got a case of the Mondays

As I was getting ready to write this post one of my co-workers quoted the movie "Office Space". I think it is a great quote for today, not just because it is Monday, but because this Monday falls between Christmas and New Year,s Eve as well as following a week of snow mess. My wife was commenting yesterday on how it felt like the last day of vacation before going back to work. I think plenty of folks here in Seattle feel the same way. I need the new year to start so I can get back into the groove.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Seattle, Capitol Hill, 1/7/09 8pm

One of my musical projects impacttestdummy is playing at The Mercury on January 7th. Come check it out.

Jan 7th at the Mercury

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

when a breakup isn't such a bad thing

So today I saw a post that Ms. Led are playing their final show Jan 23rd at the High Dive in Fremont. I can remember the band before they were called Ms. Led, the first time I saw them they were called lesliwood. I still have the cd I bought from them that night. they have struggled to play and have developed a good following over the years. I saw them a couple of months back at the Sunset and they sounded great. Today they announced the end.

But the hidden secret of the music industry is time always takes it toll and eventually most bands break up. Either the urge to play gets beaten out by the urge to eat, or personalities clash, or something else. Time always wins, even for bands that are beating the odds and are making a living perfoming music. Most local bands aren't doing that, they are pooling money to make a recording to get shows. Then working shitty jobs to make money to go on tour. Then going on tour and losing money, coming home broke and repeating the process again until one of the members od's on painkillers and puke or finds god, or gets a girlfriend or something. Then they reform into other bands and try again.

Most bands are lucky to last 1 year Ms. Led made it for 9 and put out 4 good cd's during that time. My hat goes off to them for sticking it out. I hope I can make it to see the final performance.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Poker fun this Holiday season

So last Friday after everyone had recovered from the Turkey fest the day before, we settled down with sonme friends to play poker. I have been playing with a slowly changing group of people for many years. The game is never too serious, the most anyone loses is $20 t0 $30 on a really crazy day. Just trying to have a little fun and the winner (s) might go away with a little extra cash. But overall it is just to pass the time and bullshit.

I think poker is a great way to pass the time. And that is what we did on Friday.