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August 2010


First night of music in the “upper” group last night. We sight read down some decent music. The heavy piece for this concert is “12 seconds to the moon.” by Robert W Smith. It’s an 11-minute beast of a piece. For decades, the highest rating for difficulty on the VBODA scale was a 5. 1 […]

Tuba Beat Boxing

Your day was not complete without a tuba beat-boxing and multi-phonics in the middle of a vamp:


A nice mental check on that last post. I still do too much. Oh well.

In the clouds…. and hopefully not stink clouds.

Ever notice that things tend to progress from clarity to murky and back? Maybe it’s just me, but I’ll have an obvious focus in front of me for a few months, and then things tend enter a murky area where the next project, idea or focus comes around and you try it. It’s murky right […]

Hungover Owls?

Why do I think there is a chance ursulav is behind this? http://hungoverowls.tumblr.com/


For those of you who might know a little about PA heritage and the area Anthrocon is headquartered: They found the hidden mass grave at Duffy’s Cut in Malvern, PA after years and years of rumor on where it was: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/24/pennsylvania.graves.mystery/index.html?hpt=C2 Background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duffy’s_Cut

Time lapse programming

Time lapse of creating a video game:

The homeless guy

There’s a homeless guy downtown. Actually, there are a lot, but there’s one in particular I’m thinking about right now. He never begs. I’ve seen him off and on for years now and I’ve never once seen him panhandle. He has a bike. And like some of the homeless down here, he hangs a few […]

The next big thing

* It is fashionable to like yappy dogs right now. * Often they are carried in a carrier slung like a purse to accessorize. * Celtic music is viewed as something cool and interesting. A major piece of world music. * It’s also cool and interesting to learn to play a celtic music instrument. Obviously […]

Interesting times

In my last post, I talked about the job I took and how it is sorting out. I’ve been on this gig about a half a year at this point. My focus on the posts about my employment I’ve been willing to put online have been mostly about me and my job. What I haven’t […]