Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jeremy from Yellow Submarine


"Ha-ha!
If I spoke prose, you'd all find out
I don't know what I talk about!
Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo!
So little time, so much to know!"

Jeremy Hilary Boob Ph.D, Nowhere Man

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things learned on the internet. Part XXIV


Lately, I have had small infestation of what I assume are fruit fly's. A quick search on the internets, and I was given this remedy : a small container filled with vinegar, and a couple drops of dish soap placed near the trash. The fly's go in for a swim, and they never come out....and it absolutely worked...who knew ? 

Except, now my kitchen smells of vinegar, which reminds me of some horrible chili I had at a local restaurant...but that is a whole different story.

Etymology :  The word 'vinegar' comes from the Old French vin aigre, meaning "sour wine".


Autism's First Child - The Atlantic


Great article from The Atlantic :
"Meet Donald Gray Triplett, 77, of Forest, Mississippi. He was the first person ever diagnosed with autism...And his long, happy, surprising life may hold some answers.” - The Atlantic

Saturday, September 18, 2010

miniature giraffe

I saw this commercial for Direct TV, which in no way made me want to buy the product, but, it did make me have weird dreams about the miniature giraffe. Google shows 1,120,000 results for 'miniature giraffe'. One person on Yahoo Answers said, "Where can I get a miniature giraffe ?"

And another thing...why is this the second time I have posted something about giraffes ????

New Photos

Some photos from Downtown... at When will then be now ?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Road Ends at Waters Edge

Hottest Trend Among Criminals: The Yankee Cap :

"The Times reported that since 2000, over 100 people suspected of committing a serious crime in the City were wearing Yankees attire either at the time of the crime or during their arrest or arraignment."

The Hot Word is a web site from Dictionary.com that explains the etymology of different words...
- Why is it called a 'pinkie' ?
- The “Emmy” of Emmy Awards isn’t a woman, or even human. What is it?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bluegrass, a Symphony, and fireworks


We had a long day at the Dawes Arboretum for "Bluegrass, Barbeque and Boom!"
Featuring bluegrass bands and the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra.

 The bands : Andy Carlson Band, Death by Banjo,
Frosty Morning Bluegrass and Slate Ridge.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Web Site

Announcing a New Web Site :

I will be posting new photographs at 'When Will Then Be Now ?' 
"have podium mic...will travel" will still be my home, I am just trying to put all of my non-audio pictures in one place...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

I was never really on board for the seasonal affective disorder thing. It sounded like an ailment that was 'discovered' so that someone, somewhere could make some money... But, last winter changed all that, and I am now a firm believer of SAD (see, it even has it's own cute little acronym). So, my goal this winter is to not. be. SAD. Seriously, there is no way I can handle a winter like the last...I pretty much..slept for the entire winter..

In anticipation of the onslaught of clouds, snow, depression, and grey (ie. SAD), I am on a mission to eradicate this stupid thing from my life.

When will then be now?
According to the Internet : "As with other types of depression, antidepressant medications and talk therapy can be effective. The first part of that sentence goes to my original belief; somewhere, someplace is making money on...just take a pill, and everything will be WONDERFUL ! Sorry, I don't buy it, will never buy it....Other places on the Internet site the lack of sunlight as a cause of SAD. While this too costs money to fix, it is not a drug, and I am more inclined to go that route.

Also, in my experience, I really did not do anything all winter, I went to work, came home...and slept.

So, for me, I think some sunlight (or close approximation), and ACTIVITY, are called for...
  1. Step one : I just bought a new camera, and I am determined to hit the streets, taking a million   pictures..The best of which will be found at When Will Then Be Now ?
  2. Step Two : Cooking. Lately, I have discovered the new wonderful world of Cooking. And I am working on a website that is basically 'Cooking for People Who Don't Know How To Cook'.
  3. Step Three : I might try something like this : HappyLight Full Spectrum Light Therapy System
  4. Step Four : ???? Have any ideas ? Leave a comment. Email. Talk to me...

Endeavor to persevere. Part Two

It amazes me how many people find 'have podium mic..will travel' because of this one post from 2008. I always loved this scene : Lone Waite is brilliant, and Clint Eastwood is, Clint.
I found out much later that the movie is based on a book by Forrest Carter, who also wrote "The Education Of Little Tree", which is an amazing book that was brought to my attention by my good friend Stella. And then I find out (cursed internet) that Forrest Carter was some kind of wacked out racist ?? 

Anyway, a repost from 2008. This is from the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales :


Lone Waite
"I wore this frock coat to Washington, before the war. We wore them because we belonged to the five civilized tribes.
We dressed ourselves up like Abraham Lincoln.

You know we got to see the Secretary of the Interior.
He said "Boy you sure look civilized." He congratulated us and he gave us medals for looking so civilized.

We told him about how our land had been stolen and our people were dying.

When we finished he shook our hand and said "Endeavor to persevere"...

They took our pictures and the newspapers said "Indians vow to endeavor to persevere."

We thought about it for a long time.
"Endeavor to persevere."

And when we had thought about it long enough,

we declared war on the Union."

Lone Waite, Indian chief - from "The Outlaw Jose Wales"

somebody wants some food...

at the Franklin Conservatory

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Moya Brennan, Sinead Madden, and why I would move to Ireland...

One of artists I worked with this summer was Moya Brennan from Clannad (and T with The Maggies). I had met her last year at the Dublin Irish Festival where she was filming a PBS special (Music of Ireland), and was struck by her love and appreciation of the bands that were performing, and at the same time time being such a down-to-earth, nice person. And then this year she performed three days on 'my' stage, and I was absolutely blown away. There is something about her music that can make you laugh...and cry, at the same time. I truly can not describe the gamut of emotions her music evokes...

And her band ! An incredible group of musicians, one of who, Sinead Madden, made me smile, dance, laugh...and otherwise act like a fool...but, I could not help it - she was like a ray of sunshine whose smile would melt your heart...( Sinead gave me a copy of her solo CD, Honey Promises, which I have listened to about a million times and think I would be the perfect person to mix it when(!?) she comes to America :)



 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Camera

What is this ?


I don't know what this is...

but it seems to like this stick...

I don't think it likes me taking pictures...

The summer that was...

crowd shot from FOH @ Jamboree
Twas a long summer. First, I was in Atlanta, GA for 17 days at the Georgia Dome for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, then I was off to Ft. Loramie, OH for Country Concert 2010 for 5 days, then we were in Belmont, OH for Jamboree In the Hills for 6 days. Next up was the PGA/Greenbriar Classic in West Virginia for 9 days, then off to The Dublin Irish Festival, and then Kentucky for the New Song Festival, also managed in there someplace ; a corporate show, and Lady Antebellum at the Muskingum County Fair...

"The Crew"
Some of the artist we worked with : Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, Dierks Bentley, Saywer Brown, Rascal Flats, Carrie Underwood, Moya Brennan, Natalie MacMaster, and many more....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A roaming cat turns garden into litter box. And kills birds.

From an article in the Boston Globe we learn that a town in Vermont is debating a proposed law that would mandate leashes for cats. Apparently, there are many sides to this important issue.

"A City Council meeting with cats on the agenda drew an unusually large crowd of about 30 people Tuesday night, including one woman who brought three large signs, one of which said, "Arrest criminals, not cats. Can Barre afford a jail for cats?"
"City officials cited complaints from some residents about a roaming cat that turned a neighbor's garden into a litter box."
"Cities around the country and at least one state have enacted or considered cat restraint laws. In 1949, the Illinois Legislature passed "An Act to provide Protection to Insectivorous Birds by Restraining Cats."
"Scientists estimate that free-roaming cats kill hundreds of millions of birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians each year," the Virginia-based American Bird Conservancy, which runs a "Cats Indoors!" campaign, says on its website. "Cat predation is an added stress to wildlife populations already struggling to survive habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and other human impacts."

Good Dog

I finally went to Huntington Park to see the Columbus Clippers (the Indians' AAA Minor League team).
During the game they had a golden retriever named Jake, as the 'bat boy'. He was fantastic. He runs out after someone gets a hit, grabs the bat, and brings it back to the dugout with his tail wagging the entire time. He brings water to the umpires. He catches frisbees between innings. He is a good dog. And the Clippers won 11-0.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

when will then be now ?

"What the hell am I lookin' at ? "
"When does this happen in the movie?"
"Now. You're looking at now sir, everything that happens now is happening now. "
"What happened to then? "
"We passed it. "
"When? "
"Just now. We're at now-now. "
"Go back to then."
"When?"
"Now. "
"Now? "
"Now! "
"I can't."
"Why? "
"We missed it."
"When? "
"Just now. "
"When will then be now?"
"...Soon."

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chicago : 24 or 6 to 4

With a special thanks to the person who got this song stuck in my head....


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quotes


What is the sound of one stage-hand clapping ?
- AB

Mumford and Sons - Roll Away Your Stone

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a copy of a copy of a copy...

This is amazing. A guy records a video, he uploads it to YouTube.  Here
He then downloads it to his computer. Then he uploads it to YouTube. He does this 1000 times, and this is what the last copy looks like :


and how was everything tonight ?



"The food was surpassed only by the service."
- CAW



Steve Martin : The most amazing thing of all is...

I have had many moments like this :


and for dessert

a tornado warning...

SupperTime

Tonight, it was steak marinated in soy sauce, and honey. Potatoes with garlic, onion and paprika. And green peppers, red peppers, onions, and mushrooms. 

On the Grill. 

I amaze even myself.

Visualizing the Gulf spill

An interactive map that lets you see what the spill would look like if its epicenter were your house. Here is Columbus, Ohio.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

We are here to help...


Do not worry, you are in the best of hands. The Federal Government is here to help :

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it*, away from the fog of the controversy*. Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President’s economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation*—innovation begins in the classroom—clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third*, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform. Health insurance reform is about jobs*. This legislation alone will create 4 million* jobs, about 400,000 jobs very soon."- The Speaker Of The House, Nancy Polosi


*More like the fog of insanity. - me

How tall do you weigh ? Part 6

Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox beat the Phillies 8 to 3.

"The 43-year-old Wakefield pitched eight shutout innings for his first victory in nearly a year, and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Roy Halladay in an 8-3 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Kevin Youkilis tripled, homered and scored three runs for Boston."  -  Boston.com

On my day off...

Today, as I was sitting on the front porch (trying not to listen 'Rock on the Range'), I

-downloaded an
app that told me, 'Yes, that light in the sky to the west is Venus',

-looked up Wikipedia to find out out those tiny little red bugs are '
clover mites',

-read a book (The Last Legends of Earth),

-grilled a steak (and used my new
Weber Style 6434 Professional-Grade Vegetable Basket to grill some green peppers, red peppers and mushrooms )

and basically enjoyed my day off...


Picture is from Astronomy Picture of the Day

On this day..


Celtics 94 - Magic 71




Red Sox 5 - Phillies 0


Another great show at the Wexner Center...

We brought in PA and monitors to the Wexner Center for Mumford and Sons. They put put on a fantastic show. With an upright bass, banjo, keyboards, and a singer who plays acoustic guitar and a kick drum : these guys have a great unique sound.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

literally...


a bad analogy is like a leaky screwdriver
-the internet

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recent and Upcoming Shows. A little bit of everything

Recent :

- Monitors for Midlake at the Wexner Center

- We brought in PA and monitors For Columbus Pro Percussion Drum Daze 2010 featuring :
me, Yamaha M7, and an O1V at Drum Daze

Upcoming :

- Monitors for The B-52's at the LC Pavillion

- PA and monitors for Mumford and Sons at the Wexner Center

- PA and monitors for Trey Songz at the Palace Theater

Friday, May 14, 2010

What does 'haver' mean ???

The Proclaimers from "I Would Walk 500 Miles" :

"And if I haver, yeah I know I’m gonna be / I’m gonna be the man who’s havering to you."

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)haver [ˈheɪvə]
vb (intr) Brit
1. to dither
2. Scot and northern English dialect to talk nonsense; babble

How giraffes fight.


"Masai bachelor Giraffes Bo, 5, and Mac, 4, housed at the Racine, Wisconsin Zoo, engage in a necking duel on Friday, April 23, 2010. Giraffe necking is a type of sparring in which each giraffe swings its head or neck toward the other to demonstrate dominant behavior."

Etymology :
The species name camelopardalis (camelopard) is derived from its early Roman name, where it was described as having characteristics of both a camel and a leopard.[5] The English word camelopard first appeared in the 14th century and survived in common usage well into the 19th century. The Afrikaans language retained it. The Arabic word الزرافة ziraafa or zurapha, meaning "assemblage" (of animals), or just "tall", was used in English from the sixteenth century on, often in the Italianate form giraffa.

Argh ! My grocery store stopped selling this !

These are actually quite good. Shrimp Flavored Chips from Calbee  "A toasted light snack, with a touch of shrimp."


From the website : 

"We smile when we are happy.
We smile when we experience something tasty.
"Happy" and "tasty" are somewhat similar
.
Smart snacking can make you feel relaxed and relieve your stress.
Whenever there are snacks, there will be smiles
and a friendly atmosphere.
Calbee believes that the joy of eating enriches our lives."

Sundries

A handyman who was injured after propping his ladder against the tree branch he then sawed off is suing his employers.

The 'Field Of Dreams' is for sale

SubTropolis - The World's Largest Underground Business Complex


Sundry -
O.E. syndrig "separate, apart, special," related to sundor "separately" (see sunder). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries "odds and ends" is first found 1755. 

DiGiCo SD9

We demo'd the new DiGiCo SD9. And while I know it is a great console, with of lots of nice features, I am obsessed with the 'fire' button, and want it to do something more...

Laura Marling at The Wexner Center - May 5, 2010

I ran monitors for Laura Marling at the Wexner Center (the tour manager gave me a CD which I have listened to about a million times) This says it better than I can :
"Catching the barely 20-year-old Marling's exquisite, 57 minute set last night had the magical feeling of hearing a significant new talent in the making.
Her reading of songs from her two CDs not only confirmed their literate depth but her ability to inhabit them anew for the small but enthusiastic audience. She delivered their fetching melodies as if introducing old friends for the first time.  - Curtis Schieber  - The Columbus Dispatch

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How not to mic a Marshall...


maybe it was the sound they were going for ?


via : Allison, FAIL Blog

Walden Pond


I used to ride my bike to Walden Pond. 

Read a book.
Go for a swim.
Walk in the woods.





Photo : FreeFoto.com

Einstein

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." - Albert Einstein

Charlie of the M.T.A.

Charlie of the M.T.A.
Well, people let me tell you of the story of a man named Charlie on a tragic and fateful day.
He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family, went to ride on the M.T.A.

Chorus:
Well, did he ever return?
No, he never returned and his fate is still unlearned.
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston.
He's the man who never returned.

Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendall Square Station and he changed for Jamaica Plain.
When he got there the conductor told him, One more nickel. Charlie couldn't get off of that train.

(Chorus)

Now, all night long Charlie rides through the station, crying, What will become of me?
How can I afford to see my sister in Chelsea or my cousin in Roxbury?

(Chorus)

Charlie's wife goes down to the Sculley Square Station every day at quarter past two,
And through the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich as the train comes rumblin' through.

(Chorus)

Now, you citizens of Boston, don't you think it's a scandal how the people have to pay and pay?
Fight the fare increase! Vote for George O'Brien! Get poor Charlie off the M. T. A.

(Chorus)

He's the man who never returned.
He's the man who never returned.

Palace Theater and Pangaea

Just got home from the Palace Theater, where we brought in PA for BNL, and
Ingrid Michaelson.

Columbus Dispatch review here

I think it the first time anyone ever mentioned Pangaea at a rock show...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Domo Arigato

"To paraphrase Samuel Johnson: A Japanese Country and Western Band is like a dog walking on his hind legs. It may not be done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

CCAD Fashion Show


We brought in production for the Columbus College of Art and Design
2010 Senior Fashion Show.

objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Who thought it a good idea that "objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" ? It makes as much sense as the Meat Loaf song of the same name, and by the way Ohio, it is not a 'meer', it is a 'mĭr'ər'. 

According to Wikipedia : This makes objects smaller than they would appear if the driver viewed them in a flat mirror, or turned and looked at them directly. Since smaller objects appear farther away, the objects seen in the mirror look further away than they really are. If the driver does not consider this, they might make a maneuver (such as a lane change) assuming another vehicle was a safe distance behind, when in fact it was quite a bit closer. The warning is there to remind the driver of this potential problem. 

Only a government entity (US Dept of Transportation, regulation 571.111, rearview mirrors) could come up with this. 

So, mirrors reflect reality, except for those that are regulated by the government. Great.


mirror
Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else. Dictionary.com
mirror
early 13c., from Old French mireor "a reflecting glass," earlier miradoir (11c.), from "look at," from Vulgar Latin. mirer*mirare, from Latin. mirari "to wonder at, admire". Fig. usage is attested from c.1300. The verb meaning "to reflect" is first attested 1820 in Keats's "Lamia."  from Online Etymology Dictionary

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Penn State uses SCIENCE to win

Acoustics, special teams, and a good defense win football games.
Mostly a good defense.

"...Next season, the university's athletic department will put into play a new strategy to make its field even louder thanks to a team of acoustic scientists. The goal is to send a deafening wall of sound at the opposing team's offensive line...."
"...But the noise skyrocketed to 110 decibels -- 50 times as loud -- when visiting teams were on offense, drowning out the calls of the quarterback and making last-minute adjustments at the line of scrimmage very difficult..."
"...To take advantage of this acoustic effect, Penn State plans to move the 20,000 seats in its student section squarely into the southern end zone when the entire stadium is reseated for the 2011 season. Barnard's computer model predicts that this relocation will quiet the east side of field slightly but increase the sound on the west side by almost 50 percent -- cutting the range of a quarterback's voice by another six inches and potentially causing more fall starts and penalty opportunities..." 
- InsideScience.org

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again



The Angels "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" April 1976

I can't stand to see you sad, I can't bear to hear you cry

There are tiny crevices, wrinkles in time

In The Daily Mail, Stephen Hawking writes that time travel may be possible.
Since time and space are “wrinkled”, people might use these wrinkles as shortcuts in time:
 
Nothing is flat or solid. If you look closely enough at anything you’ll find holes and wrinkles in it. It’s a basic physical principle, and it even applies to time. Even something as smooth as a pool ball has tiny crevices, wrinkles and voids. Now it’s easy to show that this is true in the first three dimensions. But trust me, it’s also true of the fourth dimension. There are tiny crevices, wrinkles and voids in time. Down at the smallest of scales, smaller even than molecules, smaller than atoms, we get to a place called the quantum foam. This is where wormholes exist. Tiny tunnels or shortcuts through space and time constantly form, disappear, and reform within this quantum world. And they actually link two separate places and two different times.
Which reminds me of 'A Wrinkle in Time' (1962) by Madeleine L'Engle , one of the first science- fiction books I ever read.

vacation

The Mirabella V is the largest single masted yacht in the world, and charters for only $425,000 per week ! My next vacation....

Mast Height: 88.5m (292ft)
Main Sail - Segmented Battened Panels:
1557m² (16,760ft²)
UPS (Genoa): 1833m² (19,730ft²)
Working Jib: 828m² (8,915ft²)
Staysail: 320m² (3,445ft²)
Beam: 14.80m (48.5 ft)
Draught (Keel Up): 4.0m (13 ft)
Draught (Keel Fully Down):
10.0m (33 ft)
Displacement:
765 tonnes

surprise

surprise

mid-15c., "unexpected attack or capture," from M.Fr. surprise "a taking unawares," from noun use of pp. of O.Fr. surprendre "to overtake," from sur- "over" + prendre "to take," from L. prendere, contracted from prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile). Meaning "something unexpected" first recorded 1590s, that of "feeling caused by something unexpected" is c.1600.         from Online Etymology Dictionary