k3stut1s

from Tampa, FL

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    • PWNED!!!

      13 years ago

      k3stut1s

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    • The worst part of being in a band.

      13 years ago

      k3stut1s

      This is a rant. The singer in my band is unlikely to ever run across this, and so here goes the rant.

      First of all, for those of you who know Spyton, my singer calls him "little fool". This habit of hers arose while Spyton was pwning her during a game of Mario Party. I have got a pretty thick skin but this offended me. The singer has had dubious jobs working for 1-900 numbers in the past and currently answers phones for Mickey Mouse to take hotel reservations for Disney Orlando. Spyton easily outranks her intellectually by at least two standard deviations, statistically, even at age 10.

      Side note: I have subtly cultivated an ambiguousity in Spyton's feelings about The Mouse. On one hand, I LOVE Dumbo. On the other hand, Spyton was terrified when I took him on the Thunder Mountain Railway, and his keen intellect has discerned that the Disney Corporation has a bias towards the one-parent family where teh other parent has perished under Unfortunate Circumstances. For my part, I hate the preachy nature of Eisner-era Disney PRODUCT, but I don't get all heavy-handed about it because it is so obvious in its own right.

      So, getting back to the singer. She sucks. She can't carry a tune, and she can't take criticism, a fatal combination. I thought about getting her voice lessons because I actually enjoy the timbre of her voice, but I dislike her so much as a person that I decided against it. There's only so much I will do within my aesthetic life.

      The latest "crisis" (unbelievable. Can't believe an adult like me has a "crisis" regarding a friggin' BAND) was precipitated by the quite-unprecedented dissing of our new drummer, Quinton, by the singer and her mercurially-brilliant-but-socially-retarded bass player boyfriend. He writes code, so his lack of people skills is not unanticipated, but unacceptable nevertheless.

      Because I am getting married iminently, my participation in the band will probably end around February. I want to record an album in the next two months in my fabulous studio accreted over the past 20 years. I have a 1/2" inch analog tape-based studio with some tasty microphones, mic pre-amps, and all kind of digital mayhem, some of it legal and some of it acquired via peer-to-peer distributed networks. I was in this band for the past year which was very creative. We have an album's worth of material.

      So, I have to side with Quinton on this. He's not as good as our old drummer, but he's the only one we have and the clock is ticking. I can get good drum tracks from him, but the evil couple are insisting they want to be there, despite the fact that they would be a major buzzkill and absolutely NO HELP and they don't know anything about recording. The first drummer I coached through a recording session was Bryan St. Pere of HUM, so I feel I got some cred here, peoples.

    • My Thanksgiving Prayer

      13 years ago

      k3stut1s

      Okay, my mom surprised me by asking me to say grace at Thanksgiving so I improvised the following prayer:

      Dear God In Heaven,

      Thank you for getting us through another year and allowing us to meet at this table today to eat and to give thanks. We are grateful for all of the victories and bountiful treasure that you have bestowed upon us to date. We worship you for visiting despair and death upon our enemies. May you continue to favor us with the sunny side of your infinite power and wisdom, and humbly beseech you to continue raining heinous bad luck and tragic circumstances upon those who oppose us.

      In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Ha, eyedoc. You're describing the watefall effect, which has nothing to do with migraine, and everything to do with neuronal adaptation.


      Thank you, eardoc, for the link... I realize there is a natural after effect, visually. The reason I was thinking it was heightened in my case is that for a significant amount of time, I mean for several minutes, the entire room goes up. I can see the motion effect in the bottom center of my visual field (where the motion is in the screen); particularly if I look at a painting or some such. Tony can see it too. But I also get this motion sensation that encompasses my entire environment. My entire body is sinking in a proprioceptive fashion and it is difficult to walk... it is like walking on a rocking boat. Also, I break into a cold sweat and if I play long enough I have to go lie down for a while with my eyes shut to get re-zeroed.

      But maybe because it is an up/down motion, or because it is a constant motion and doesn't accelerate or decelerate it doesn't screw me up as fast as other video games. So, hey, I'm all for it.

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

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    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      Ok, new journal time... seriously! ^.^

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      Thanks alot... thats no girl.. thats me

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      yeah, you WISH you had Yang Jwing-Ming's form!


      I think it is pretty cool you recognize the guy! Awesome. Secondly, of COURSE I wish I could do that! Ah well. No such luck for me. ...but I am excited about the domain name. Erica's hubby set it up for me. I feel so cool. It almost makes up for my complete lack of coordination.

      LOL!

      So, have you swung by www.taichiknees.com? Because I am slowly uploading music there... I guess I would be curious as to your opinion. Every song I do I learn a little more about how to record, etc. At this rate I should be a pro at just about the time I reach menopause.
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    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      I was teasing you in that last comment, if you didnt knwo.
      Anyway!
      You should participate more... i have never once seen you comment in my journal.
      I think that it would be cool!
      Everyone loves k3

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      yes but your better

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      your a good person k3

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      smiley12.gif Happy Valentine's Day! smiley12.gif

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      Now, you can't say I never said anything romantic to ya!

      LOL! Have a great day!

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    • HavokBlue

      13 years ago

      It lives!

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      LONG TIME NO SEE!
      how are you!

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      Buy something for Spyton for me!

    • HavokBlue

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday to you!

      Your covered in goo!

      You look like a Brute!

      And you smell like one too!

    • smolesmo

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday smiley11.gif

    • youngjim01

      13 years ago

      Happy 40th Birthday!

    • rudie11

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!

    • k3stut1s

      13 years ago

      Thank you. If you're shooting for 120, 40 just means the end of the first third of your life....

    • Gilluin

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday there!


      Elnea made me do it!.......Well not really she just told us to do it and I listened...

      Post edited 12/30/05 1:47PM

    • Chugabooe

      13 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!

    • teamcoltra

      13 years ago

      ^.^ happy birthday

    • Gerb

      13 years ago

      Happy birthday!


      Cuz Elnea said so! smiley0.gif

    • TonyOstrich

      13 years ago

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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU OLD COOT!

      ...and many happy returns.


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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      And a Merry Christmas to you as well, good sir.
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    • yellowhat

      13 years ago

      can you please vote for me in my first popularity contest smiley1.gif I am shareing the spoiles smiley8.gif

    • yeager

      13 years ago

      hmm no personal comments ...well hi anyways cool avatar

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