#1: Steelers win Superbowl. You've probably also heard about this, so I just wanted to mention: (a) I have Steelers theme song covers; (b) Now Steelers have more Superbowl victories than any other team (6), which is Six Ridiculous; (c) My playoffs beard now becomes my private property, which means I can shave it at any time or link it to some other event out of my control (d) This was probably the best football game I've ever seen, though it could have been better with an intentional safety—which apparently Tomlin was planning to take (!) if only we had not gotten an accidental safety instead; (e) Guys, intentional safeties are so sweet, like rocket-jumping, or shooting yourself through the shoulder to kill the bad guy standing behind you at the end of the movie. Do you like it when I put other single characters (?) in parentheses in the middle of the parenthetical-letter-delimited list? Or is that confusing?
#2: You are hereby invited to our first real Sick Ridiculous & etc. gig on Saturday February 7 at 9pm at Smiling Moose. I am pretty sure this show is going to really happen unlike last time because, for example, we are the featured event on Smiling Moose's web site. We're playing with two other bands: one which comprises our friend and his friends and which I like a lot (reminds me of Steven Malkmus side projects, but bearded), and one that I don't know but their music sounds good on the Myspace. Because I have a particular kind of hangup about this, I want you to know that I don't expect any person to come just because he or she's my friend (except Nels; you gotta come dude because you are in the band), nor does becoming a "fan" obligate you to attend future concert outings. But, more people makes it more fun for everyone. If you are dying of grad school destitution and cannot afford, I will pay your cover and buy you a drink. This animated concert poster may or may not hypnotize you into compliance:
I also have a highly probable but not finalized gig for Tom 7 Entertainment System on March 27 at Belvedere's, with a few other chiptune bands. Please place a tick mark in your calendar. This will be my first time performing that stuff publicly too (though I conveniently have some hot technology in the works for it), and a rare opportunity.
Tom, we are confused and have spent much time debating about what the gray thing coming out of the bottom of the pole is. We think it's one of those steel cables, but then, shouldn't it be coming out of somewhere higher on the pole, then into the ground to hold it down?
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(h-69-3-248-26.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 02.03.09 20:07:03
Right: But no, it's holding the Walking To The Sky shaft at CMU down.
Wow, small world, Tom. I'm playing my first live show 4 days after yours. I'm not sure if "small world" is the semantically correct remark to make on that situation (small calendar? small progression of time?) but that is a cool coincidence. Good luck.
c o m m e n t
(pokemon.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 02.04.09 14:46:27
Yeah, it's "small Timecube." Good luck to you!
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(h-69-3-248-26.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 02.04.09 23:15:48
Update: We are playing with Big Hurry, not Olympus Mons. Same other data applies.