A One Man, er, Woman Band

I saw K.T. Tunstall on Conan O’Brien a few months back, before her album was getting any airplay. Through copious use of analog delay pedals, she managed to perform entirely by herself. Normally this sort of thing is poorly done with drum machines and pre-recorded vocals, but in this case,…

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Celebrations

This evening we celebrated our daughter;s first birthday with Thai food at 4912 in Sterling. Okay, so it’s not quite cake and ice cream, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a one year old eat so much steamed broccoli, rice, chicken, and potstickers before (and besides, she’d already stuffed…

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High-priced Moves

Oh the joys of relocation. Yesterday Christi met with JK Moving & Storage to get a moving estimate. When she called me to tell me their cost, I spit my coffee across my desk. Then I drank some more, and spit that across the desk, too. To pack us, load…

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Top 10 Albums

Every so often I think to myself “If I had to whittle my music collection down to 10 albums, what would they be?” The only rule I impose is no “Greatest Hits”, compilations, live albums, or soundtracks. It’s far harder than most people think, since the goal is really to…

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2006 Task List

Now that I’ve officially accepted a new job and given my notice, I’ve started compiling a list of stuff I need to accomplish before January 2. Find an apartment with a short term lease or a sublet in Chicago Brush up on the various differences between PHP 4.3 and PHP…

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