Archive for May, 2004

Alex clipped some of his favorite tracks:

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

I see I’m very behind in journalcommenting but I got to get to the bank before they close so I will comment more later..


Thursday, May 20th, 2004

What Famous Leader Are You?
personality tests by

If I were going to be a u.s. prez, I think Bill Clinton would be a pretty accurate analogy.

I did not have sex with that woman…


Thursday, May 20th, 2004

What would you want to do with me someday?



I didn’t blow myself up, even.

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Well, for those of you who didn’t know, I’m doing lighting for a party on Saturday. This required me to get out my generator and test it, which in turn required convincing the EV to move. Since large subsystems were not installed in it, this sounded like a Big Job.


Four hours of screw turning, and the main contactor closed with a delightful ‘CLUNK’. Backed it gingerly out of the driveway, then pulled out the genset. Crossed my fingers, said a few prayers to the gods of mechanicals, and flipped the switch to ‘on’. Fuel pump went ‘whhrrrr..rrr…rr..’. Flipped the switch to ‘start’. Crank..crank..crank… and then it roared to life.

Wow. Guess it’s a pretty good generator. Stored for two years, starts in two cranks. Not bad. Settled right down to 60hz, too.

However, having done all this work on the EV, I just had to know.. so I took it for a spin around the block. At first I was little-old-ladying it.. but then after a trip with no problems, I had to find out, so I mashed the pedal to the floor.

WOoooOOOHOOOOOO! The batteries gave up their electrons quite merrily, and I was pressed back into the seat until the V/F fell off at about 5500 revs.

Those Evercells have some life in ’em still, for sure 😉


P. came over last night, and we nuzzled and I felt rather more missing her than I have in ages.. she’s going to come stay for a week I think maybe.. I think she understands clearly what my problems with our relationship were, and that she doesn’t intend to repeat them. Or at least I hope. It was good to see her.

Hope this doesn’t end in disaster..


Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Well, I shouldn’t still be up, but between duncan parking meters, new friends (I hope they’ll be my friends anyway) dropping by, and other misc things going on..

I’ve posted seven clipped tracks from me + Tory + Alex’s jam session:

What genre is it? Fuck if I know 😉

Also, a new one from me + Esen:

So far this one has 4 votes for ‘disturbing’. Tomorrow I’ll post about why I’m proud of this.

I may have to start backing this stuff up.. startin’ to get some good sounds. I really dig Tory’s keyboard chops and fills, and Alex has the beats in him, though he’s still fighting the 505 to let them come out. [They will, tho]

Also, and I’m unduly proud of this, the beat on track 7 is me! [The cool keyboard riffs are Alex]

Scary, it is.

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

I was just looking at some republican/conservative propiganda. ( – they must be kidding. Why is it the republicans are always talking about freedom as they lock up those using their first amendment rights?)

I don’t see how anyone.. liberal, conservative, or otherwise, can vote for bush. I mean, we all know now – he lied to start a war. He ignored the largest protests in history. He’s signing away the bill of rights, he was friends with a man who stole millions from honest workers, his vice president owns stock in a company that makes electronic voting machines guaranteed to lose your vote (if you don’t vote for him ;-)).

But it’s oh so important to stop the tax-and-spend liberals that if we have to vote for pure evil to do it, we will..

Wake up, republicans. There are times when the lesser of the two evils doesn’t belong to your party..

Well, the good news for all of you conservatives out there who keep saying ‘if you don’t like it, leave’.. if Bush gets re-elected, I will.

The playlist meme

Thursday, May 6th, 2004

The deal: You’re supposed to guess what song and band they’re from and post your answers as comments. Since I didn’t have a playlist loaded, I picked from recent and old favorites instead. Some of these are easy, some are quite tricky indeed..

1) I can feel it coming, days are getting longer, hearts are getting closer, love is getting stronger..

2) But if the weather holds, I’ll have missed the point.. that’s where I need to go

3) [trick question] Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve accomplished much conflict so there can be further destruction. WE’ve created raging disease and persistant poverty on a massive scale in Iraq

4) I dream of fire, Elaine.. Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never die..

5) I can’t wear any uniform without some compromises.. because you’ll find out that we come in different shapes and sizes

6) Yah, the settlers laugh.. you won’t be laughing when your covered wagons crash..

7) Some rich men came and raped the land.. nobody caught ’em.. put a bunch of ugly boxes, and jesus, people bought em

8) But I don’t think it’s coincidence, and I don’t believe in accidents, it’s time to ask ourselves.. why are we still here?

9) I said the tragedy is how you’re going to spend the rest of your nights with the light on – so shine the light on all of your friends, well, it all amounts to nothing in the end..

10) Remember how they taught you.. how much of it was fear.. refuse to hand it down.. the legacy stops here

11) Those creatures jumped the barracades, and are headed for the sea..

12) Hear my words taht I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you..

13) I don’t even try to explain I just hold on tight and if it happens again I might move so slightly to the arms and the lips and the face of the human cannonball that I need to, I want to..

14) I blame you for the moonlit sky, and the dream that died with the eagle’s flight..

15) To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal, if you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel…

16) And I believe that we’ll conceive to make in hell for us a heaven a brave new world a promised land a fortitude of hearts and minds..

17) That’s when I asked her where was that actress.. she said, ‘That was somebody else’.. then I asked her why she looked so happy.. she said ‘at last I like myself’

18) They have no mission, they have no passion But they dare to tell us what’s bad and what’s good!

19) Don’t compromise.. you don’t live my life.. and I don’t judge you, when I look in your eyes

20) I want to know what that’s got to do, with what it takes to find out what’s true, with everyone from the president on down trying to keep it from you

Sheer + Tory + Alex

Thursday, May 6th, 2004

really long large file for broadband peeps only.

Alex may cut a few of the better bits out in which case I’ll post them individually.

This.. is.. soo.. cool

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

A micropay music video on demand site ($2.99 for all you can eat for a month, as far as I can tell – paypal handles the transaction, so it seems pretty safe) they have a preview function which lets you see 1 minute of each video before you’ve paid)

And they have roxette, and toad the wet sprocket, and information society, and REM, and Madonna, and a little bit of Billy Joel, and ..

I better get back to work. But this is cool – it’s what we should have built at onair..

Actually, yikes, how’d it get to be 4a? I better get to _sleep_

Happy birthday, me.

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

I have no idea what I just did. I now have a bunch of buttons for bold, underline, bullet points, links, etc. I’m not sure if I’ve gone into moron mode or what. I suspect my post is lost. It’s okay, it just detailed my 28th birthday. The highlights:


1) Rollerblading around greenlake with P.

2) New breaks beatmeister came over, made some tasty beats as me and Tory threw down some other assorted audio.