Jun 23, 2011

Tips on how to shower with that special someone

Oh College Humor how I love you so!

I know this is turning into all video filler, but things are just fucking crazed around here. Work wants me to work (bastards) and Skyler has needed a lot of attention.

So, you get what you get...

Jun 21, 2011

Need a Divorce?

I'm not in the market for a divorce myself, but if I were, this is the guy I would hire!

Jun 18, 2011

Impossible Motions

Attention! This video is best viewed on acid, or under the effect of some form of mushrooms.

Jun 12, 2011

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

I don't believe that I have ever told you all about my very talented brother-in-law Steven. He married the next oldest of the Anderson girls (Kathy is the youngest, Karen the middle, and Kris the oldest). Steven is a really smart guy, a programmer for an insurance company. But Steven is also passionate about music. He plays a lot of different instruments, and has been in a number of different bands in his life.

When Steven and Karen moved out to the country outside of Seattle, Steven decided to build a recording studio. It started in his garage, but soon the plans for it's own building were underway. And what a place it is! I scanned a couple of images from one of his old brochures:

And just a few more shots:

Steven has been recording a lot of people lately, some of them are big names locally, but mostly he has been doing a lot of work for the local school and struggling artists because he is a really nice guy like that. There was a group that came by to get recorded that Steven was saying was really good. They are called BOWI, and they did a concert for their friends and friends of Steven today as a thank you for their CD release that Steven did for them.

Here are some quick shots I stole from Stevens Facebook page for his studio:

Steven at the helm of the starship TopOfTheHill...

They have a good sound, and on Steven's Facebook page for the studio https://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf#!/pages/Top-of-the-Hill-Music/292071827709
he says this:
One of the things I was looking forward most was when the crowd sings along to the last two choruses of "Rolling Home to Caladonia". Here is the feed from the stereo ribbon mike I had up near the stage.
Here is a quick link to the audience singing along

I look forward to hearing some more from them, and to hear their CD.

This whole thing got me to thinking about the days before Skyler, when Kathy and I got to go to concerts and such, and I was thinking about audience participation and singing at concerts.

What was your best moment at a concert when the audience really got into it?

For me it is a no brainer, it was always seeing Dan Fogleberg and his tradition of closing his show with "There's a place in the world for a gambler". He died after battling prostate cancer for three years in 2007 at 56 years old. I probably saw him more than any other artist, mostly because I loved his music, and partly because he never missed an opportunity to play at Red Rocks here in Colorado.

My second best would have to be the Indigo Girls when we saw them before they really got popular at a small venue here in Denver. They loved playing off of requests then, and they did an absolutely wonderful version of The Youngbloods - Get Together that night to close the show.

So what stands out for all of you as a great concert sing-a-long moment?

Jun 11, 2011

Awkward Photo Moments

We have all had those photos that we wanted to forget were ever taken of us, but I think that this might be one of the best I have ever seen.

Take another look. She isn't naked and hiding behind her friend. That is her friends chunky arm that is making her look naked!

Jun 6, 2011

Fathers Day is Coming!

I know you are all probably racking your brain with what to get me for this years gift. Not that I didn't appreciate the Golden Girls pinup calendar or the giant cardboard AARP card...

But this year I can tell you all need some hints on what the manly man is looking for this season.

Jun 2, 2011