I've managed to get Gnome Meeting installed and perking on my machine, I think. Now I need someone to talk to. Anyone out there run GnomeMeeting or NetMeeting and is willing to help me test? I'm bored. I have a cam. I'm not ugly.
I've discovered that my sanding arm is also needed for other things, which is a bummer as I have a lot of sanding and other things to do.
Great Cover-Up Wrap-Up for Saturday coming soon... Oh, what the Hell, I'll give my sanding arm a break...
Saturday was going to be the day I got some serious shelf work done, but it was not to be. I woke up late after Friday and managed to get going around the time that Sean got back to me (he had some stuff from yaymatt that was getting donated to the station). I went over to Sean's and we goofed around and checked out the new Tiger Direct (Direct) store here in Raleigh. Wildly unimpressed, and there's nothing like a bullhorn to make me run quickly from your store. We booked to CompUSA, where they had exactly one microphone, which I bought.
I got home and managed to still get nothing done on the shelves before C. called to come over. She thought we were shelving, I thought we were dining. I won. We met Sean, H.&J. at the Rockford, and had a spiffy dinner. Then we dropped by a party for an hour and a half. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we got to Kings in time to see...
Echo & The Bunnymen 5
Red wine, scarves, the keyboardist reading a book when he wasn't needed, hair. Oh yeah, the music part was good, too. The lead had it right on during "Killing Time". I'm beginning to detect an optimal age range for GCU bands, because the next one was...
Three Lemmys, two wearing Motörhead t-shirts, and the drummer with the facial hair and the black shirt unbuttoned to his navel. Three Lemmys made the band, though I could have used more songs, and possibly a surpise Samantha Fox appearance. Solid drumming. Played "Ace of Spades" last.
The Shocking Blue 4
Remember, when you do the one-hit wonders, play the one hit first. This was the sixties band that did "Venus" before Bananarama made it actually popular. Good fake Nordic banter a la Abba, and good tunes, but no recognition, except from folks much cooler than me like Dave and Anne. Then, a totally huge break before...
Neil Young 4
How high were they? Pretty damn high. Also desperately needed more songs. Good harmonizing, but none of the songs come back to mind (desperately thinks). Man, there were only three... Oh well, that probably says more than anything else. Neil was probably erased from my mind because of...
Elvis Costello 5
I heard about this on Thursday, if you can believe that. The hype was lived up to. Played plenty of songs (he was the last one up), and BROKE A STRING! WOOOOOOOO! Started out with "Pump it up" and ended (I think) with "Radio Radio" and did a bunch of familiar stuff in between. Made up for the occasional flub with lots of energy and witty brit banter.
That's it. It's important to remember this moment, because when this rolls around next year you'll have forgotten that you missed a bunch of cool stuff by not going to every show, showing up on time, and staying 'till the end. By now the causes they supposrt are almost incidental. The Great Cover Up is it's own entity. Look Lively!
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