Thursday, March 31, 2011

Getting There

Hey folks, I'd like to say that I'm just now finishing up Chrontendo 37, but that's not quite the case.  All the videos have been recorded, and most of the voice overs are done, but there is a still a bit of work to do.  My excuse is that I've been pretty busy lately.  Now that both my wife and I are working full-time, we have the funds available to go out and do stuff.   Last week, we went to one of those gosh-darned rock concert things, namely Richard Thompson.  Which was a weird experience, since we seemed to be just about the youngest people at the concert.  The audience vibe could politely be described as "NPR listeners."  The dress code was shirt tucked into blue jeans -- light blue jeans, not the dark blue or black jeans that you and I might wear, but sort of a sky-blue color that you only see older guys wearing.  Generally accessorized with a brown belt.  Tommy Bahama shirt: optional.  A lot of dudes there also looked sort of like Steve Jobs.  Though we did run into a guy our age that my wife knew.  He and his friend were cheering and standing on their chairs, much to the consternation of the folks around them.

Anyway, I've seen RT before so I knew what to expect from the crowd, but it still felt strange going to a show full of people my mother's age.  And then we had a friend visiting from out of town for a few days.  And tomorrow we're going out to another show, this time for some ukelele action (For those not in the know, chicks with ukeleles is a thing right now.)

While you're waiting, please note that after a long hiatus, I ♥ The PC Engine has been active lately!  Perhaps the Chrontendo curse is not as deadly as I thought.

Also, I figure that last episode must have made Kelly Family fans out of some of you, so here's a little treat, courtesy of Boing Boing.

Hooray, Europe!


Zaygne Torkmar said...

I have never heard of Richard Thompson. I know, I'm only in my mid-20's, but I consider myself musically literate- so I find that rather disturbing. Especially since I listen to NPR all the time.

I am, however, 100% in favor of women with ukeleles. Electrelane (an all-female prog-punk, for lack of a better word, band) had an an amazing ukelele track on their last album and I've been in love with the concept ever since.

Anyway, good luck on #37.

kendra said...

oh man, reminds me of the time i went to see Pentangle, me & my girlfriend were about 20 and everyone else was 50+!

Chris Osborne said...

As long as it comes out I'm happy. You've got to make sure you take care of your real life self too.

qaylIS aka Nicolas Deußer said...

Oh man, do you have to rub our noses into that insane Kelly Family fab from the 90s...I know it was terrible, please don't remind me again. I have the feeling the Americans love to tell us what is stupid since the end of WWII.

And I have never heard of Richard Thompson either, but I have no clue about the music business nowadays, I listen mostly to bands who are (sadly) completely unknown.

qaylIS aka Nicolas Deußer said...

Oh, and I just found out that speedruns for "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" and "8-Eyes" are currently under verification...just fyi.
I will report back when they are done (except if nobody cares...though that didn't stop me in the past).

garsh said...

What the heck happened to your grammar? Is it a symptom of feeling so youthful among your geriatric company that you feel motivated to massacre English like a teenager, or is this your April Fool's joke?

Doctor Sparkle said...

Richard Thompson is mostly known among folk-rock geeks and some guitar geeks. He plays to decent sized crowds, but you probably wouldn't encounter him on the TV or radio. Though I do have a bootleg video of him playing Rockpalast. Lest anyone think I disrespect German popular culture, I'll point out Rockpalast (and German public support of the arts in general) is pretty awesome.

Garsh - This post wasn't particularly well proof read, and it was written in an off-the-cuff style, but its not like I stuck in "OMG" everywhere! Speaking of which, did anyone hear about OMG being added to the OED? The earliest citation for OMG is in a 1917 letter from a British Navy admiral to Winston frickin' Churchill!

garsh said...

Just teasing, Doc. You bring it on yourself by upholding a usual sterling standard.

I did hear about the OED additions, including LOL which I believe I've heard also has a surprisingly extensive history. Now I wish they'd add a definition to "mechanic" to account for the way some of us have been using to describe gameplay elements, probably only since around the time of Diehard Gamefan.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Thanks Dr. Sparkle for torturing us with that vid! I'm going to have nightmares!