Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Well, good day to you all in the land of screens and modems and wireless connections, etc. I've been messing around with my laptop set up this week. First, on the way back from Bellingham I stopped in Lakewood to purchase a MIDI keyboard. It will be used to control the sounds I've been making in Cubase, the music software program that I use. It works fine but I still have more to learn as far as making it do what I want. It's confusing how there are so many steps just to get one knob to do one thing. If I was a programmer I think I'd make sure you could always right click on something and have a menu drop down that gives you the entire list of options. Wouldn't that be nice? Yes, yes it would be. I did also make a trip to staples yesterday with my friend JR to look at random access memory. Well, not only did I look but I even purchased 512 mb of the stuff. After I installed it my computer was instantly speeding around everything and I was quite surprised. I guess that's what it is supposed to do, right? So, I'm getting closer to having a live music worthy laptop, I think that my soundcard isn't good enough though. Anyone have a really nice soundcard that you can give me? That would be gerat.t.t..t. Anyway, it's all coming together, whatever. um, This weekend the Lewis family spent time in Bellingham because Theodore was being baptizezzzzzzz and We all stayed with Andy and Sarah at their mansion. It was a nice time of eating, walking, seeing, and peeing. I will be working full timish at Kelly's cafe starting tomorrow, so I better wash my black pants. oooo, on Friday I was lucky enough to see Miho Hatori perform at the Crocodile cafe in seattle. Chris and I went there pretty late hoping to miss some of the other bands and I guess we did. IT was crazy though, the show wasn't over until about 1:45 or something like that. Miho was totally excellent though. If you would like to listen to her music just go to and listen!
I should go, i need to take a walk around these forested roads before I stay here much longer and anger myself with incompetence. Take care of yourselves!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

whatever you wanted

Well, change is a way of life. Surprise is a way of life. 'Up in the air' is MY way of life. Last Friday I finished working at the preschool around 5:30 and just had to tell them "sorry, but I am not coming back on monday. I'll be back to pick up my check on friday, but that's it." I couldn't stay in that weird factory childcare center anymore. Bad vibes all around. That doesn't mean that I'm jobless forever! I went down to Kelly's restaurant yesterday morning and talked to the owner, who'll most likely hire me after this Friday's test shift. Nothing glamorous, i'll be washing dishes, preparing food, and making coffee. But you know what? I won't have to pretend that I care about 16 kids pissing their pants and not respecting anything or anyone. Talk about bad seeds! I think that rich gig harbor parents are terrible people and only spawn bad selfish, un loved children. Here's to money! I've been writing and recording a lot of music lately, I am really itching to perform live but it's hard to imagine how I could do it with all the electronics pre-programmed and multiple layers of vocals and instruments, etc. I think I'll really start trying to do it so I can begin performing live. I need stereo pa, a mic, maybe two, some knobs, and a midi keyboard, and a piano? that would be rad. hook me up please! here's a picture

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

brussel sprouts and spice spice spice

The daguerreotype is an early type of photograph in which the image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver bearing a coating of silver halide particles deposited by iodine vapor. In later developments bromine and chlorine vapors were also used, resulting in shorter exposure times. Unlike later photographic processes that supplanted it, the daguerreotype is a direct positive image making process with no "negative" original. I've been thinking about this word a lot lately and I like the fact that there are no negative images used in the process. I just finished a crazy dinner I made with brussel sprouts and cayenne pepper, red cabbage, zucchini, butta. it was delicious and made my forehead perspire. check out these funny photos. they are candid and revealing. chris's birthday is today, Happy birthday Christopher Jones! Also, today was someone's birthday at the preschool and they wouldn't stop making noise with those birthday sirens or whatever they call them. I've been reading T.S. Eliot's poems, and I don't read french! Kazu has turned another year older and we had a fun time at his apartment on Saturday night. Anyone need a barista? I'm strongly considering sticking out maybe a few more weeks but then retiring as a teacher. sounds good? yes, when you work for a farm. Ok, i'll go now, but you must keep going! -tyler tyler