Friday, February 6, 2009

Another Friday

Some bloggers have a set shtick they do every Friday, such as Stephen Rader's Fratboy Friday (fair warning, Stephen's blog is often NSFW) and Lydia Bruno's new Follow Me Friday.

However, when you've had the last couple weeks I've had, it's often all you can do to crawl wheezing and gasping through Friday's finish line.

Awoke to a migraine once again, the first in a couple months. I was having an absolutely scrummy dream about ponies (reference this clip from Blackadder, about 4:05), when my eyes threatened to jump from my skull and run screaming down the street. Totally no fair. I call shenanigans.

Add to that not one, but TWO kids home sick from school (Tyler has actually had a relatively excellent week in that regard), and an ever-growing to-do list, and you have one surly and tired TBFE.

Yesterday was productive. Had a production meeting with Dan & Trish about the series of four Duo shorts being planned. The first one gets shot at the end of the month. I'm itchy to get behind the camera again. I love the process.

It also just occurred to me that I didn't show my loyal readers the new gigging instrument I got for work with Buzzkill Bride.

It's the beast as pictured: an Ovation CC44. Epaulet sound hole design, black finish, brass hardware, 3-band EQ and onboard tuner. Sounds lovely. Raechelle doesn't like to play Ovations because of the round back, but she had to admit it sounds great. I've always loved Ovations. Jeff Lynne's signature guitar sound for ELO and the Traveling Wilburys was an Ovation 12-string with the low-end stripped out. Very lush and crisp all at once. Don't let the 1970s craziness distract you from some really well-crafted songs. Not everyone has to like ELO, but you gotta give 'em their place in the scheme of things.

And if ELO ain't your thang, check out what Glen Campbell can do with an Ovation. Go Glen.

Although the temps have risen, it's back to typical rainy, 40-something Seattle winter. And maybe that's got me a bit down. Plus all the dying. This weekend began to clutter up with all sorts of items on the calendar, but fortunately we realized early on that we'd be hating life afterward, and reduced our social obligations quite a bit. As it stands, things are manageable.

Here's to a safe trip to Cali for my mom & stepdad, and a happy weekend for everyone out there.


Lucy Leadskin said...

ELO = Pure Lurve!

On The Verge said...

Thanks for the linky love. I appreciate it!