Today myself and my cohorts at The Secret Location counted most of 108,000 lightbulbs. These are not just any lightbulbs.. they’re Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. Duuuude! They’re worth about $10-$20 each.. and we’re giving them ALL away. Dude.
Yesterday was my website’s busiest day yet. I’m not sure why.
Time to get my stuff together and make my way out to Hush soon for myself and Yoseff’s weekly “Lift” residency. I missed last week as I had training and I’m not going to be able to stay very late tonight. It will still be good though!
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This weekend sleeping in was a luxury like no other.
Today I made a casarole that is so good that I don’t want to finish it, just so I’ll have some left.
This afterrnoon I mixed records with nickgurns.. if I had a shoutcast solution for OSX, I’d be using it. But I don’t .. and my searches have proved fruitless.
I’ve started work on another CD .. somewhat based on the proton set.. so it will feature many of the same tracks, but in a CD length mix. Also it will have some other goodies in it that you likely wont hear anywhere else. 🙂
My first day of work is tomorrow, and unlike most of my other jobs (except the Ministry of Education), I feel adequately trained to start with confidence. This is good!
Geek stuff: Krishen recommended an elite new RSS newsreader called NetNewsWire. Basically it reads headlines from news websites and collects the first paragraph for a sample of reading material. It keeps track of what you’ve read and what you have not read, and it automatically checks for new news every 30 minutes. The cool part is that with the version of moveable type that I am running, it’s coded so that entries on my blog and krishen’s blog count as news entries, and so this news reader picks up on whenever I or (more usefully) Krishen makes a new entry, it shows up as new news!
Today at work — the fourth day of work — we practiced the skit that we will be performing in Victoria elementary schools. At first I was kind of dreading it, but I knew it would be fun.. and I was right! I played the Wizard. I wore a Zope wizard’s hat and had a magic wand of Power(smart).
Tomorrow is our last day of training and then we start going out next week. Thursday we start at 5 a.m. and finish at noon. Later I will be heading to Vancouver to see Sasha play a 4 hour set with Sean Cusick / Sean Q6 opening up for him. This will be radcore!
Speaking of radcore, mr. lefty has hosted the Velocity set as well as the brand spankin’ new September 2002 Proton Radio mix I just finished. It clocks in at 2 hours and 11 minutes and is one hell of a dark ride.
Last night I went swimming at the Commonwealth swimming pool. I had not been there in a very long time. I forgot what it was like to jump off thirty-three foot tower. Kind of like flying.. wooooooooooot!
Day 2 was long but very informative at BC Hydro. Lots of interesting stuff. Did you know that C.F.L.’s (short for Compact Fluorescent Light) consume 75% less energy than normal lightbulbs that produce the same amount of lumens (light measurement unit)?!?!?!?!
Well now you do. Also they last 8-10 times as long as regular lightbulbs. Oooo!
It’s interesting stuff and the company is really organized and is doing a good job of training and getting all 26 new employees into the swing of things. Neaaat!
I’ve met several nice people as well. There seem to be a bunch of musicians in the group! That is definitely cool.
Time to go for coffee. 🙂
Today I woke up at 6:45 a.m.
Had my first day of work today. It was awesome! I’m looking forward to this work term. 😀
Thanks Krishen, Devon and Chrissie for the good luck! And Krishen, haha, you’re so right.
In other news.. I finished my proton radio mix today.. it should be in rotation soon. Actually half of it already is. I had to cancel the upload to the proton FTP server however, as there were blips in the digital recording and I had to fix it. I didn’t notice that it left half the file there, leaving the head honcho of proton radio to think that it was the full thing. Whoops! I’m submitting the full version now with its massive ending. w0ot!@#
Tonight I saw “One Hour Photo” with Robin Williams etc. It was alright.
To be honest, I expected a lot more out of it.
For all those who are intending on seeing it still, go see it if you want. It didn’t suck by any stretch of the imagination. The sound in the movie is quite well done.
Tomorrow I start training at BC Hydro. woooooo! Er that means I must set my alarm for 7 a.m.
Devon: It didn’t work. Unreal Tournament worked though.
Krishen: I attempted, again, to read Jane Hamilton’s “A Map Of The World.” I’m going to try again tonight. Man, I suck at reading. meh.
Was awesome last night.
But first: the coffee meet earlier in the night was fun. About 20 people came in total. Braeden was able to give out a bunch of flyers that people could use to get into Sugar for $10 with to see Jimmy Van M. He left a few too many, so we decided to get artistic with my black marker:
Jimmy Van Zorro by me:
Jimmy Van Mullet by Mr Gurns:
The opening DJ, Alex Joy, I had been wanting to see ever since I saw him on the flyer some time ago. He’s a local DJ. I have never heard of him until I saw him on the flyer and all of a sudden he was opening for Jimmy Van M. Wild.
Unfortunately Alex Joy was a disappointment, letting mixes slide and then cutting them out when it just wasn’t working. Sometimes he would not even cut them out. He was missing cue points and doing weird fades. His track selection was a bit much, playing peak time stuff for a good half an hour before Jimmy was supposed to go on, and then he played 10 minutes into Jimmy’s set.
One of the big reasons I am critical on this level is that Noble House has a tradition of having quality opening DJ’s like Jimbo, James Boatman and Pascal.
In any case, it must have been very exciting for Alex Joy to be opening up for a world class DJ like Jimmy Van M. Here’s a bit about Jimmy:
He has records and remixes out on Bedrock and Fluid
He’s with Balance and had a residency at Twilo
He put together Sasha & John Digweed’s Northern Exposure tours and club nights, as well as opening for the duo where ever they played on the tours for a good while
That should be enough.
Before he went on, I got him to sign my copy of Sanctuary:
Jimmy Van M came on and there was only smooth mixing for the rest of the night. It was not perfect but it was damn close – possibly one of the tightest sets I’ve heard. And his programming was wicked. He built it up slowly, starting with some house and moving slowly but surely into the progressive arena. About three quarters of the way into his set, he played The Ambush vs. Phools Inc – Assymetric which is a favorite choon of mine.. that was great. By the time 2 a.m. had come around he was playing progressive trance and it was awesome. Everyone cheered for the encore and he played a few more, his last one being the LSG remix of Humate’s classic “Love Stimulation.” Goooood choice!
I had been putting off seeing Jimmy Van M for quite some time — probably 3 or 4 years, but man is he good. If you ever get the chance to go see him, do it. He rocks.
Tonight we even had an earthquake to prove it!
The best information on the quake is actually from Washington.
Either that or it was Jimmy Van M getting off his learjet to play at Sugar tonight. M is for Massive, doncha know! This evening at 9 pm we’re having a rave.vic coffee meet, the first in many moons. Should be good times!
That is all for now!