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Somewhere in Seattle

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Somewhere in Seattle, a man is contemplating violence against his former co-workers. I know this because he came up to me and told me, last night. When he wasn’t telling me about how his hand hurt because he’d punched someone earlier. When he told me of his plans to buy a gun and go shooting, I tried to offer alternatives, but he was quite convinced that he “had fucked himself”. Then he said he drank to much. There’s something odd about extolling the value of AA, while I’m holding a drink. But I’m not the guy who burned his own bridges, but still blames “the stupid people”.
Eventually he wandered off, though he came back to ask me to dial his phone for him, so he could booty call his ex, but his battery died as it was ringing.

I worry he was serious about his intentions for violence; it sounds like he isn’t shy about it though, so hopefully his associates are aware and prepared. Hopefully.

I’ll sing it if I have to

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

At karaoke last night, when it was turn for one of my songs, I got up to sing, but quickly noticed the DJ had left the last person’s song queued up. I am waving, talking on the microphone, saying “not my song, hello? can I sing my song?” but he’s too busy chatting with his buddy, so I give in, and sang what was left of “The Gambler”. I did OK, considering I hadn’t practiced or listened to that song in a while.
After, the guy finally comes up and asks me what I wanted; I explain that he played the wrong song. It was annoying but it happens. But he just stands there, looking annoyed at me, until I specifically say, “no worries”.

PS4 impressions

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

They happened to have a couple of PS4’s, when I was in Target to get a coffee maker, so I picked one up.  Noticed it had been opened and resealed, once I got home, but so far, it seems unblemished, so all good on that front.  Haven’t even touched any games yet, been playing with watching people online, having gotten an idea it might be amusing from the PA folks.  I’ve been watching a french house party, 3-4 guys, one girl, a DJ setup, an hookah, and some tunes I’m enjoying so far.  The comments are amusing.  I wish I spoke better french.  Some jerk keeps complaining that the music is “gay”, so one of the guys mooned him.  He had a cute ass.  There are some little digitally inserted robots that play around on screen.  Among things I’ve watched them do, sit on someone’s drink, looking like they are taking a piss in it, jumping when people ‘touch’ them virtually, and lots of waving trying to get attention.

Now I want to get a camera for mine.

Fake ring?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

At karaoke last night, there was a guy.  Young and cute, several of the regulars and staff were showing him lots of attention, but he really seemed interested in me, even coming over and sitting next to me to talk for a while.  When other guys hit on him, he pointed out his engagement ring (which was on the ‘wrong’ finger).  I kind of got the feeling he was just saying he was engaged as a defense mechanism…like he was ready to be ‘out’ enough to be in a gay bar, and to pretend to be engaged to a guy, but not ready to have some stranger grind butt to crotch.  Which I would totally understand.  If J______ did what he did to A____ to me, even now, I’d blush and be flustered, much less how I would have reacted at his age.

At least that’s the impression I got.

I suppose the ‘adult’ response is to hope his love is sincere and long lasting.  Or I could hope he was faking it, and ends up dating me some day. =p

If I (song idea)

Friday, January 17th, 2014
if i had a gun

then you’d be dead

if i had a gun
then you’d be dead

if I had a gun

We’d be toe to toe
and then you’d be done

If I had a gun

Then you’d be dead

If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a knife

Then you’d be maimed for life
If I had a knife
I’d cut your balls off

If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in
If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in

If I had a hammer
Then I’d make your brains go splatter
If I had a hammer
I’d smash your head in

 

Not expected

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Bored at home, feeling a little better, I started to check out some ‘videos’ to pass the time.  Came across something that made me laugh.  Picture a middle aged man, naked in the tub, except for a Batman mask, drinking a bottle of wine, and lip-synching Whitney Houston.

It made me laugh.

 

Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter

But it’s your son that’s caught my eye

But it’s sad, he’ll never love me

He’s made it clear, it ain’t no good to call

 

He wants to return those things I bought him

Tell him he can keep them just the same

Things have changed, he knows I love him now

He’s made it clear, it ain’t no good to call

 

Walkin’ about, even in a crowd, well

You’ll pick him out, makes a bloke feel so proud

 

If he finds that I’ve been ’round to see you

Tell him I’m well and feelin’ fine

Don’t let on, don’t say, “He broke my heart”

I’d go down on my knees, but it’s no good to pine

 

Games at BPT

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

An internal test on a live system that got indexed externally, or whatever.  I’m still amused.

Tiny Tim in Concert

Tiny Tim comes back to life and plays a full concert just for you! &&&&&& —

Admission comes with FREE Holy Goggles that will allow you to view Tiny Tim lip-synch to his greatest hits, which we will be piping in through audio speakers.

Abandoned Lot at the Corner of 5th and Blanchard

Ticket + Holy Goggles $200.00 ($207.99 w/service fee) Sold Out
You will need Holy Goggles.

Notes!Fake EventFake EventFake EventFake

 

 

Yelling at the tide

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

When a musician complains about people recording their shows and sharing it on youtube, I can’t help but picture a petulant child, yelling at the tide, as it washes away her sand castle.  There is no doubt you built a thing of beauty, but the world is always changing, and if you make a stand in the path of progress, there is likely to be little left but momentary ripples in the waves, as the future passes you by.  The world will not reshape it’s path to your will, it won’t for any artist, in any medium (fine-art, 3d-printing is coming for you next… in less than 10 years from now, everyone will be wearing cameras capable of building hyper-accurate 3-d models just walking around a museum or gallery, if not sooner).  And yet there are others who survive and thrive in this new world.  You can learn from them, adapt and embrace, or you can continue to stand in the sand, as your dreams melt around your feet, yelling at the tide.

Flash Mob idea

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The song: Level Up by Vienna Teng
The stage: Outdoor park/plaza

Everyone who sings has a turntable to stand on, one by one, people set them down, stand on them, and join in the song.