Sometimes the best concerts are never meant to be. In this case, the stellar lineup of Phat Battery, Hot Tub Love Spell and the game-changing Pharaoh Phaucet can only be accessed in our collective imagination. Maybe GAMH will reconsider this show after seeing the poster…
Country music has its finger on the pulse of many overriding life themes, including patriotism, alcoholism and depression. Find out your country anthem with this handy flowchart.
Assembling a decent setup for listening to records took me a lot longer than it should have. It turns out there are a lot of key pieces involved besides a turntable. I need speakers? And a receiver? And something on which these items can rest?
In my case, I got the turntable from a very generous friend, the receiver from an amazing (if earthquake unfriendly) shop, and the table from a random street corner about a block from my apartment. I really hope someone wasn’t moving.
Finally finished this illustration… it’s the third in my series of cityscapes. Each one is loosely influenced on a particular region, so I guess this is the “Russia” scape. I’d be interested to know if it reminds anyone of a different part of the world, though.
I finally got around to finishing this project: a set of interview questions.
Last fall my job at the Lawrence Hall of Science ended, and I was forced to enter the sometimes formidable, often confounding and always esteem-crushing world of the job hunt. Graveling for work is not easy or fun, but it did give me a chance to observe, repeatedly, my interviewer struggle just as much as myself. Much to my complete amazement, all the stereotypical interview questions – the ones you’ve heard in every movie and sitcom for your entire life – are, well… still in heavy rotation.