Friday, May 25, 2007

Here's Something Fun

I saw this on my friend's blog

My blog is worth $1,693.62.
How much is your blog worth?

Also, ESPN agrees with me that Alfonso Soriano is one of the most over-rated players in baseball. I'm not sure how Jeff Suppan makes the list by not Zambrano. Zambrano may be better, but Suppan makes a pedestrian salary and isn't considered a franchise player.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Not much to report

Working on my thesis, taking a little longer than expected, but altogether coming along. Haven't had a lot of time to go to open mics, I will try to go to two tonight. I will be debuting my new plan for getting in shape: I will start riding my bike to all these open mics. That should be roughly 40 miles/week of riding around (a decision motivated, in part, by the expiration of my U-pass). Headlines have been on hold and probably wont resume until June - sorry. Contemplating a tatoo.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


I had another showcase last night, that went very well. I have this bit that always goes over well and previously I always did it in the middle. The reason for that was I can reference it later very easily, so it was nice to establish something I could "call back" (as we say in the biz). Anyways last night I closed on it and that was a better idea I think.

So it turns out I got a Mulligan. Remember that competition that I just missed the cut for? Well for inexplicable reasons I was voted through for the next round; so I made it after all. I didn't even know it was a competition going into it. So that's cool. June 10th. I'll get around to promoting it full-time when I am done with school.

p.s. another pay day (although much more modest)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Just what the doctor ordered

So yesterday I was not feeling well and had to go perform. I had that dull ache in the back of my eyeballs and was wondering whether I should even go. OK, so I show up to the show which is cool and just sip waters for awhile. The host Jay appreciated that I brought some friends so he gave my the pimp spot of 2nd to last. My throat was really dry and I got up and a weird thing happened.

I sort of have these bits about "awkward situations". Somehow it came across much better than usual, I think due to my semi-with-it demeanor. And the beginning of my set which I already knew was really went great. So it was a great show! The whole line-up stepped up which was cool.

Here is the really special thing: I didn't know this, but it was a paying gig. It wasn't a lot, but it more than covered my Freedom Onion Soup. For those of you who recall, this was one of my New Year's resolutions. Go me!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Yesterday and Today

So yesterday I did a first for me: I performed at two open mics in the same night. This was mostly to prepare myself for the show tonight, as I have been busy and have not had a lot of time to practice. They went OK, which brings me to todays dilemma...

Since the showcase is marginally a big deal (at least compared to open mics) I feel like I should just do my best stuff, even though most people I invited have seen some of it before. Also, the audience wont be mostly people I know and it makes life easier for me as far a preparation goes. Ok, you just read me making a decision in real time. I am a little excited actually - this show usually has hecklers and I am a little under prepared which if you do the math is a slight chance of train wreck. Here goes!