Saturday, April 30, 2005

Yesterday I got Tiger.

My initial opinion?
It is slightly faster on my iBook. I like Dashboard(and especially the weather forecast applet). I haven't really tried the Automator but I'd imagine I'll like it. Though I'm kinda ho-hum on Spotlight but I could imagine that I'd like it much more if I had years and years(instead of just a month) worth of files and contacts on this machine. There are some tiny little things I like. For instance any user can now alter the performance settings(to control processor speed, screen sleep time, hard drive sleep, etc). And if you try to perform any action that requires admin level privileges it now prompts you for and admin username/password instead of just telling you you're not allowed.

I don't like how it handles firewire devices-before with my recording interface if I put the machine to sleep, I could safely unplug it. It appears that this is no longer the case. Kinda a bummer.

Show news: Tonight Of Montreal, who I discussed in a earlier post is playing. In fact, they start soon(early show).

Thursday, April 28, 2005

My status?

This week, I:
1) rearranged my place with the help of my friend Stephanie who is visiting from California.
2) went to a conference up north for work(I leave tomorrow)
3) am going to a concert for "Of Montreal" with my friend Marnie.
4) am kinda drunk.
5) am kinda horney. Really horney. Anyone want to pimp their single friends my way?
6) am listening to David Bowie's authorized mash up of "Never Get Old" and "Rebel Rebel" titled "Rebel Never Gets Old." SOO cool. I love Bowie.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another great Concert. On the thirtieth, the band Of Montreal is playing at the Triple Rock.

I'm a big fan of their new Sunlandic Twins album. It's kinda like Guided by Voices, but better IMHO.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Macca is coming back to town!

Star Trib article

Monday, April 18, 2005

One of my favorite new bands of this year, Tegan & Sara are headlining at the Quest on May 6th. I'm going to swollow my dislike of the venue(which is quite strong) and buy a ticket. I really like their last record.
The Walker was great. I worked in the now fully dedicated cinema theater and it was fun and the work was interesting.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Tonight, I'm volunteering at the Walker Art Center's reopening gala(which means I've got to shave and wear a suit and tie). I'd recommend everyone try and check it out. The building is just awesome.

Here is an article on the reopening from today's NY Times.

FYI, check out Target's Free Thursday Nights(that's when I'm working). It's free, because of Target. It runs 7-9 pm, Sponsored by target. Here's a link. Did I mention it's sponsored by Target?

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

There is a hobby for everyone, isn't there?

"Male bonding over dead squirrels"

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Holy crap! Minneapolis wants to create a citywide wi-fi network. $18-$24 a month....

It would be great if Edina did the same thing. Then I wouldn't have to steal wi fi from my neighbors.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Oh, Shit.

Just when I thought I had the Bright Eyes problem under control here comes the Big Wu. On TV no less.

No, I'm not a music snob. I just care about our children!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

For the last couple of months I've been cutting back on dairy...Thus I've been drinking a lot of soy milk.

Today, I discovered the nirvana of soy milks. Organic Valley Soy is a Iowa coop, and their soy milk is just the best. Better than Silk. Better than 8th Continent. It tastes better(by a wide margin), and it's cheaper(at least right now). It's on sale at Lund's in Uptown for $2.25 per half gallon.

I played a lot of music yesterday...I recorded some neat guitar parts.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

I've seen signs for The Alliance Fran├žaise at the bus stops downtown, and I was wondering what people thought of their classes....
I think I might like doing one of their beginner classes in the fall.
I played last night. Nothing great, but I think it will take me some time to get used to creating music again. I haven't really sat down and tried to record in months.

But technology wise, the Mac is awesome. I plug in my audio interface. It quickly and easily and automatically configures itself to use it. I plug in a MIDI keyboard. BAM! It works. I am the weak chain in my little music experiment.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Big changes at the Turf Club. I bet it becomes much more like it's Irish bar brethren. Check this article at City Pages.

One of my fondest memories of that club has to be the photo booth. A friend of mine, Marnie Diker, and I vamped it up numerous times for that thing. I hope they keep it.

Last night I ended up changing my plans. Rather than kicking out the jams I changed my plans to go over to my friend Joe's house.

We were riding his motorcycle(mine is still in storage), sitting at a stoplight on Highway 55 in North Minneapolis and this moron behind us rear ends us. Really, it was just a tap but it just messed up his rear fender. And the Minneapolis Police took forever to get there and didn't even do an accident report.

After getting the bike towed to his house we watched Comedy Central. I had never seen The Chapelle Show so we watched that. It's funny, but it's kind of weird watching a black man tell racist jokes. If a white guy had done those jokes, I can't imagine people would tolerate it. I don't think I'd enjoy watching it.

Tonight is kick out the jams night.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

I've got my iBook working with Garageband for audio.

It was easy, once I figured out I had a bad driver.

Tonight is the night I'm going to kick out the jams, and try to get MIDI to work.

And lastly, I'm nearly the last person who's not fallen in love with them (or at least I think so), but Visqueen are great. Buy their new album. Pop-punk nirvana. Read another story from msnbc here.

Monday, April 04, 2005

I fucking HATE Bright Eyes.

The only way I could tolerate that whining drivel would be if a girl I liked was into him. And it would still count as a strike against her.

I just wanted to get my opinion of Bright Eyes out there, to begin the Bright Eyes Counter Revolution. Come on troops, get behind me!
Got the new iBook.....logging from it RIGHT NOW.

This thing has iTunes. The iTunes Music Store is the best and worst thing ever. I bought 3 albums last night. Bjork's Medulla, Juliana Hatfield's In Exile Deo, Petra Haden's cover of The Who's The Who Sell Out.

I like Juliana's the best but they are all good.

But, in summary, iTunes is going to force me into bankruptcy.