February 20th, 2005
|08:55 pm - Plane leaves from over there.|
First of all, I would just like to express my great relief that the open bottle of olive oil which just fell off my monitor did not spill a single drop. Why did I have an open bottle of olive oil on my monitor? I'm not telling. I'll let you use your imagination because whatever you're thinking has got to be more interesting than the truth.
Anyway, as far as getting stuff done goes, this has been a totally unproductive weekend. I um, I did some shopping, and finished a couple of pieces of music, but otherwise I've had zero physical effect on say, cleaning or um, cleaning. That was sort of my big ambition for the weekend, and I didn't actually do it. At all.
Regardless, Ellen and I got together last night and watched a movie. I'm glad, at least, that we're still seeing each other socially. My plan was to attend Rocky Horror, but Ellen decided when it was time to go that she was probably too tired for it to be a good idea.
It ended up being a good thing for that she stayed home because Rocky started a little late, we got out of the theater a bit later than usual, and when I got to Country Kitchen afterward, I found angelic667 and wyrdsatyr waiting in front of the restaurant. They're not open 24/7 anymore, and were closed. In hindsight, I recall seeing but ignoring a sign about this at their cash register a few months ago. I kept that tidbit of information to myself in favor of not getting beaten up.
After everybody arrived in the parking lot, we held a quick discussion and decided to head across the street to Perkins. I had a good time and drank a lot of coffee, but I don't remember much other than discovering that people I don't even know like On the Road With Chuck & Bernie (which proves, once again, that P.T. Barnum was right). When we left it was snowing, and the roads sucked. I dropped tlhinganhom and sweetconcord off, got home around 5:15 this morning, crashed almost immediately and woke up at 9:45 with a stiff neck and wearing earplugs.
I didn't even know I had earplugs, let alone blaze orange ones.
Anyway, as I said above, I did some shopping, and some more work on my PC-speaker version of the Rocky Horror soundtrack. Yes, I was serious about it, yes I am still working on it. Nearing completion actually, and in the interest of actually getting it done, March's MP3 may be something from the vault rather than something new. I'm trying to come up with a good name for the PC speaker album, and right now Dork Refrains is the best I've got. I implore anyone who's actually read this far to help me come up with something better.
I also discovered this QuickTime video called Nature Anthem this morning which might be worth a look. Nah, I'm just saying that to make other people look at it. It's not marginally unsafe for work, but it might screw with your sanity. I can't figure out whether it's catchy or deplorable.
Current Mood: cranky
Current Music: David Cross -- Weathermen Have Become, for the Most Part, Obsolete!
|Date:||February 21st, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)|| |
pretend i'm an idoit (long stretch there, i know)... explain the PC speaker thing....
PCs have an internal speaker that's capable of playing only one tone at a time. If you remember playing games on like, an Apple ][, it had the same kind of thing. "Beep beep" noises. Nobody has used the internal PC speaker for anything since like, 1991.
Anyway, for ages and ages I've wanted -- and I totally understand how lame this is, but I don't care -- to put together a polyphonic arrangement of the soundtrack from Rocky Horror to be played on a bunch of PC speakers. Here's an example of some of what I've done.
|Date:||February 21st, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)|| |
That's nothing like I expected. My PC speaker didn't didn't make a single noise. I believe I know what you're talking about tho', and I doubt few (if any) have thought of it before you. Good luck, I'll buy a copy when it's done.
Oh, don't worry about paying for it. Since it's not originally my music, selling it would be legally questionable. I plan to make it available for download, unless it turns out to be more popular than I expected and it drastically eats my bandwidth. I'm sure no one else has ever considered doing this, but I'm also sure that it would have been done before if anybody else really wanted it.
Avoid the Noid suddenly makes sense.
I always sucked at that game.
Me too, but I just_couldn't_stop playing it. Refer to the userpic.
|Date:||February 21st, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)|| |
aaaaaaaah, i get it.
Thanks again for that ride - glad you made it home safely!
(Explode the common man!)
No problem. Hey, what's the name of the guy whose house I dropped the two of you at?
|Date:||February 22nd, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)|| |
Nature Anthem is cute, strange and fuzzy. I'm really not sure what more to say other than that it messes with my head because I somehow connect it to the X rated version of Alice in Wonderland we saw at B-Fest in '04. Where on earth did you find it?
I could almost imagine something like this showing up as a short at B-Fest... I honestly can't remember how I found it. I was searching for something, and one of the search results was somebody's livejournal. I clicked on it just out of curiosity, and that person had linked to Nature Anthem. I don't remember what the username for that journal was.