With your holiday shopping, I mean.
I still have some more to do — some of it online, so I’d better get to it.
I recently had a conversation with a friend, and we both agreed that giving the gifts is way more fun than getting them (although getting them ranks a reeeally close second). It’s great fun for me to try to come up with something that might delight and surprise someone else, or conversely, try to buy exactly what I know the person wants. Although surprises are super-nice, sometimes there’s great satisfaction in getting precisely what you asked for. I like both.
Some random thoughts for your Sunday morning:
- I got up at 6:30 (geez, another instance of sleeping the day away — I have no self-control), and had a sudden desire to get out all the veggies that were likely going to die a slow death in my freezer, throw them in a pot, chop up a few potatoes, add some broth & seasoning, and make a savory soup. Which I did. I’m now having it for breakfast. Of course, I only used the veggies I like (green beans, peas, corn, carrots). I think I’ll eat it for lunch and dinner, too; good day for it.
- We’re going to decorate the Christmas tree this afternoon. I think I’m going to go all gold this year for the color scheme. Should be pretty; I’ll post a photo and let you decide.
- ShopNBC still hasn’t shipped the dreaded new TV. The Thriller is getting impatient. (Maybe he’ll end up telling them to go take a hike, and we’ll go to Detroit instead. Hmmm. Maybe not.)
- The next 9 days are going to be ridiculous. Going to the band concert on the 8th, daytime performance (obligatory nursing home tour) on the 9th, concert on the 10th, $12,000 worth of candles delivered on the 12th, concert on the 15th, Dinner Theatre auditions on the 16th, and all the garbage that happens in between. I know, it’s all stuff I’ve brought on myself and I shouldn’t complain. But I will anyway, k?
There are days, truly, when I wish I were a librarian. Meh, not really.
Happy Sunday, and Go Browns. [Shyeah right.]
PS – BoomR, good to see you back, my friend!
Amazon.com baby, Amazon.com.
I am, indeed! the past 2-3 weeks have been CRA-ZEEEEEE insane busy trying to get ready for my big trip to Manila, Philippines for work (yeah – when you call our company for tech support, you don’t get India… you get Philippines!!) Now have a few days to catch up, including shopping.
Had 2 Christmas parties to play (one Fri & one last night). One thing I’ll say about Dallas – the $$ for musicians doing functions/events is WAY better than I ever remember it being in OH.
..and just in time, as Bluvox just gave me the Christmas “wish list” LOL!!
PS… for all the other musicians on the blog that know a little about PA systems, this is what Bluvox wants:
(RF hon, can you make that link all pretty for me?) (done!)
I have the original generation Model I system – and it’ll blow you away… completely different concept from what we normally think of as PA systems.
….plus I can also add “pole dancer” to my array of talents…
BoomR! – I MUST hear about the “pole dancer” thing…and when do you go to the Philippines? Before or after Christmas?
Is the Tone Match anything like the Auto-Tune?
TRO – I love the Amazon experience, both on the giving and receiving side! Last fall, I spoke at a conference in New Castle, Delaware, and saw one of their HUGE “fulfillment centers” — enormous building, and a major employer for the city. Cool!
I’m heading to Manila this Wed (10th?) for a week, but back on the 17th in time for a gig on the 19th.
And the ToneMatch thing is not like AT – it’s more like:
— mic modeling (read: buy an inexpensive Sure SM58 and make it sound like a $1500 AKG – or awfully close), plus
— reverb (including the new kind of spatial reverbs where they sample the acoustic properties of some killer concert halls, churches, etc & then use those properties & apply to your voice or instrument)
— delay …. etc… you get the idea. + it’s a 3 (or 4) channel mixer…
BTW, Auto-Tune is not so much known for being a part of Antares’ 19″ rack space vocal processing unit any more (although I have it on good authority that folks still travel with that in their FX rack – CeCe Wynans, for one). It’s now actually (aren’t you glad I said that instead of ‘literally’??) a software plug-in that you use in LOGIC, Digital Performer, Sonus, even ProTools (although PT has their own “Pitch Doctor” that does the same thing). AT: http://www.antarestech.com/products/
Lordy… I’m such a geek, aren’t I?
Heh….I don’t actually have any shopping done yet -_- Probably start that after my finals this week! Also, Dinner Theatre auditions, ah, the good ol’ days.
You know…you got up like a half-hour after I went to bed. Yay finals.