July 6th, 2003

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Weird dream last night, or this morning.

*wavey screen special effects, ala 70's TV, starting the dream*

My mother and I were working for some company, she in accounting, and me as a system administrator. The person in the cube across from her was asking for advice on a job, and somehow they decided I should do it. The job was designing an album cover for Queen Latifah. It was a picture, one scene, with her appearing several times in it. It was a resturant (like a cafe/coffee house, with the a stage, and sun light streaming in) with several customers and one person up on stage performing, they were all her dressed in different ways to reflect her different roles in moves and personas on her albums in in her videos. I'm guessing it was a greatest hits, or some other form of retrospective.

*wavey screen special effects, ala 70's TV, endinng the dream*

The Jamie had kept me up all night. She kept pushing me off the bed, so about 5am I kicked her off, and saw in that half sleep, trance sort of state from then until 9, and the dream was in that span of time. Already the details are quickly fading.

Odd, odd dream.
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I need to set up web hosting soon. I may see if I can put my server on my Mom's office's WAN. I was able to get a some excellent (considering how cludgey the set up was) pictures of the moon, and a crappy picture of Jupiter.

I set up the spotting scope on one tripod, and my cheesey little digital camera on the tripod behind it. Getting everything lined up, and the "zooms" correct all in enough time that the moon haddened moved to far is quite a trick. Jupiter was even harder. I don't think I will be able to get a picture of Jupiter and the four moons I can see via this method.

Anyway, I'm sure the neighbors now think I'm a peeping tom or something. Sitting out there at dusk with the spotting scope and camera. ;)
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As I beat plaidpants to the punch... For you bay area folks, I saw this on bayareamusic, and as Jason Webley is playing, it should be good:

The MONSTERS OF ACCORDION:

AARON SEEMAN combines amazing technical playing (he
has recorded with Mr. Bungle) with a sense of humor.
His forte is playing note-for-note covers of Dead
Kennedies songs. This is no easy task!

DANIEL ARI really gets the audience involved and truly listening.
He is lovely and funny. His songs are full of Octopi and existential
ponderings and they make you start to fly
around the room.

JASON WEBLEY will also be playing. Doing some of
the amazing stuff he does. He gets the crowd involved and has many sing alongs. You will be kept on your toes during his performance. Lyrics are beautifully written.

KIMRIC SMYTHE runs Smythe's Accordion Center in
Oakland, CA, conveniently located next to 21 Grand. If
you really must buy an accordion, buy it from him.


Here are the full details for the shows:

OAKLAND - July 16 (Weds)
21 Grand
449 B 23rd St
(510)44-GRAND
8 pm - All Ages
$5 to $10 sliding scale

SAN FRANCISCO - July 17 (Thurs)
3223 Mission St
9 pm - 21+ - $5

I have seen Jason Webley and he's absolutely amazing!!! Whatever kind of music you like you gotta see him!!!


According versions of Dead Kennedys' songs sounds uber amusing. And who can resist songs about octopi?