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Sunday, July 31, 2011

You should read this in an Irish Accent.

Yesterday I went down to the Dayton Celtic Festival.  It was pretty cool, especially all the live music. Gaelic Storm was one of the big names there, as well as some traditional bagpipe music and those crazy dancers.

I tried to find a kilt but they didn't have any in my size so I got a pretty cool shirt with one of those crosses on it made out of the knots.

There were also some harp players. Harpists? I think it'd be neat to play a harp, to me it looks like a cross between a guitar and a piano.

I'll leave you with some music from Gaelic Storm today.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Apocalypse is Nigh!

Well, we're still creeping ever so closely to 100 followers so hopefully that comes in the next few days.  Blogging might get a little less scheduled as it gets closer to school starting back up, and my mom is a teacher so the next few weeks I get to help her move boxes of school supplies around.

My back feels quite a bit better now, I slept a lot haha.

In gaming news, its double exp weekend on Black Ops this weekend so I'll be pulling some near all nighters trying to prestige at least once or twice this weekend.

Not too much else has happened, so I'll leave you with one of my favorite flash animation/song combos of all time.
Row Row, Fight da Powah,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gah, My Back.

Well I obviously lifted those sheets of drywall wrong. I woke up this morning and my back was dead. Oh well, I don't have much to do today besides band practice.

I still haven't figured out whats wrong with the pedal yet, so I'm calling my uncle who's an electrical engineer later so he can decipher the schematics for me. I'll have to restart that part from scratch but at least it'll work this time. Hopefully.

I can't think of much else to say so I'll leave you with an awesome song that I'm practicing on guitar.
Mastodon's a pretty sweet band in my opinion.  I still need ideas of things to blog, when I have days where nothing interesting enough to write about happens so leave a comment with any suggestions. I'm thinking about doing something related to Half-Life as I was playing that a lot recently.

I flew beyond the sun before it was time

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Short post for now, I've been loading sheets of 4x4, 4x8 and 4x12 foot drywall all morning so I'm wiped out.  I might post again later with something interesting, its gonna be a busy day today.

Yesterday someone asked what the Budweiser draft horses were when I mentioned I saw them, and yes I'm still going to hopefully upload that video I took later today. No, don't get that excited I took it on my iPod and its only a minute long but its still kind of cool.

Those horses are absolutely beautiful.

Busy, busy, busy,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


So I went to the Newcastle vs Crew game last night, and I have to say I really enjoyed it.  Newcastle won 3-0, but it was a fun match to watch.  Their first goal was unbelievably early, and I think the Crew could have stopped it.  To me, the Crew weren't playing their best during the game but I also think that Newcastle could've played harder but wanted to keep it a friendly match.

Here you can find a recap of the game on the Crew's site.

I love going to the Crew stadium though, I'd have season tickets if it weren't an hour drive.  I have a couple friends in the Hudson Street Hooligans, and I love watching their antics from across the stadium.  While I was there, I talked to my Adidas rep who was in his club suite, and he got me tickets to the August 13th game in his suite since he'll be out of town.  I think they play the revolution then, so I can get another recap of the game for you guys.

One last thing, before the game I was out tailgating with some friends and kicking the ball around when I saw something really cool. The Budweiser Draft horses.  I took a 1 minute clip of them on my iPod, so I might upload that to youtube and include it in tomorrow's post.

Still pumped from an awesome game,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Failure to Launch

Well, as you can see I built the pedal. Unfortunately it doesn't work.  I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, I might scrap the entire inside and try a different design.

Tonight I'm going to see the Crew vs Newcastle so I'm really excited for that, and my seats are awesome.

EDIT: An interesting fact, several of the players on Newcastle were denied Visas to come to the US for various reasons.

Going back outside to work on my pedal again,

Monday, July 25, 2011

A LOT of Rain

The other day I was at guitar center testing out my beloved amp, that I'll be getting soon hopefully and it started raining out of nowhere. It was in the mid 90's and then the temperature dropped to the upper 60's and it was like a monsoon, and the ceiling was leaking and everything. So that extended my trip there by probably another hour while I waited out the rain.

Also, I saw this book at the mall yesterday and thought you guys might be interested in it. I haven't actually looked at it yet but I got it from the library when I got home so I'll probably read it today.

And a quick last thing, we're almost at 100 follower, thanks for all your support so far!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Dark Side

I was browsing the Orange Amps website, when I found the new amp I'll have to get.  Behold, the Dark Terror.

It's got the classic Orange tube sound, but with much more distortion. Here you can find a demo of it on youtube.

I've also made much more progress on my pedal, the circuit board is pretty much done and all I'm waiting on now is the case still.

I don't have too much else to say, been pretty busy lately

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Its a Bird, its a Plane!

So the air show officially starts today, but yesterday I went outside to see the F16 thunderbirds practice.  Those planes are absolutely amazing, and the pilots are incredibly skilled to be able to pull off all those stunts.  I might go back out and watch a little of it today, but it's supposed to get over 100 again I think, so I won't be out there long.

I made some progress on my pedal, I sort of learned how to read schematics.  Hopefully I can get the rest of the circuit board put together later today.  All I'm waiting on is the actual case to come in the mail.

My band needs some song suggestions, so pretty much any kind of rock besides screamo is what we're willing to play if you guys can think of anything.  We don't have a singer yet though, so nothing too hard because I'd rather not waste 3-4 weeks learning a song that our singer can't sing when we get one.

Currently instrumental,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gotta Get Down on Friday!

You just got Rebecca rolled. In other news... Today is Audio/Video Day, enjoy.

Heres a short clip I made of a few riffs from the song Holiday by Green Day, its not too good but I didn't spend too much time on it either. I recorded bass and guitar for it and used a sample for the drums

Heres my progress so far on the guitar pedal, excuse the quality I took it on my laptop webcam. Note the schematic which I do not know how to read.

And one last thing, the Brothers in Arms Band is a local band, and I'm good friends with everybody in it. I think they sound amazing, and if you share my musical taste one of their albums is on iTunes. Definitely at least worth a listen, and props to them because all their stuff is original!

Gotta get ready for band practice later, so I can't think of much else to say

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wow, I Feel Stupid.

Alright, I've already been out of school for too long. Yesterday's blog title was "Tuesday". It was posted when it was Wednesday morning, at least for me. Let's just pretend I did that on purpose to be ironic, like a hipster.

This Friday starts the air show in town, but man it is going to be way too hot as usual.  Luckily my house is pretty near the airport where it takes place so I can usually sit in my backyard and see a few planes go by so thats pretty cool.

I don't know how many of you noticed that had been redirecting to, but recently Activision filed a complaint and tried to gain ownership of the webiste.  Activision doesn't own it yet, but now it just loads to an error screen instead of redirecting you.
And one final thing, heres my guitar that I'll be editing in case some of you never saw the picture to begin with or forgot what it looked like.

~Trying to make sure I get the days correct now,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Lame title right? I couldn't think of anything better, Tuesday is what it is, the day after Monday.

Also, I came up with a brilliant idea. I am currently typing this sentence at 11:19 PM Monday night, and I will fill in the rest of this space with bullet points of ideas that I wanted to put in the blog but knew I would forget to.  Then I save the draft, and fill out the details when I actually post it.  You, the follower, will see none of this but I thought it was great.

Yesterday I passed the 50 follower "milestone" so theres a little mini-party going on right now, thanks guys.  I was also thinking, thanks to all the comments I got, that I might end up doing daily/very frequent layout or background changes just to keep things fresh.

I'm going to attempt to start a new art project.  I don't know what its going to look like, but I'm going to edit the picture of my guitar I posted way back in March in GIMP and see what comes out.

~Feeling pretty creative

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Forgot

Man, yesterday there were like three things I wanted to post today in my blog but I can't remember a single one of them.  Bear with me as I keep changing the background haha, I'm still trying to find something that works.

The only exciting thing I can really thing of is that next week I'm going to watch Newcastle United play the Columbus Crew, which should be a really nice match to watch.

To avoid more posts where I can't think of anything to talk about, if theres something you want me to discuss leave a comment because I am totally brain dead right now, haha.  I might update my blog in the evening rather in the morning when I come up with those brilliant ideas and still remember them tomorrow.

Still under a heat advisory

Monday, July 18, 2011

Double Post

Trying out a new layout, suggestions/comments appreciated!

Eh, Too Hot.

Its Monday and I just woke up to flip on the news for a Heat Advisory and Heat Index of 103 or something ridiculous. I know its summer, but come on thats just a bit too hot.

In other news, I might be attempting to build a fuzz pedal for my guitar from scratch.  Thanks to the wonderful people over at instructables I have a small idea of what I'm doing:

Hopefully a couple of you watched the World Cup finals, that was a nice match.  I was disappointed in the US during penalty kicks, but serious props to Japan staying with them the entire game.
Attempting not to get heat stroke,

Sunday, July 17, 2011


So I became epically unmotivated lately, and lost internet for a while and stopped updating the blog. Oh well, I've finally found time for it again as I enjoy the last half of my summer.

Hopefully everyone else is enjoying their summers, I've been working to save up for an Orange Amp Tiny Terror Head.

I love tube amps so much and have decided its time to upgrade to one.

Still counting my pennies,