Posts from November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Two Most Epic Splits EVAR

By now you’ve most likely all seen the Volvo Trucks ad starring Jean-Claude Van Damme that completely blew up the internets earlier this week (it has over 36 million views as of right now). If not, here it is (it is legitimately impressive; there are no special effects involved):

Very cool, huh? I was going to post about it today anyway (even though I’m a few days late to the party). But then this happened:

What can I say? It made me larf.

Categories: Videos.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Mind Readers Are Coming To Your Town!

The Jesus Rehab: Mind Readers Music Video Premiere

We’re all slaves to the Lizard King…

December 2nd will the the world premiere of The Jesus Rehab’s new music video for their not-yet-released song “Mind Readers” (a.k.a. “We’re All Slaves to the Lizard King”)! There’s something a wee bit extra-especial about this video. You see, I just happen to be all up in it! That’s right! It’s a rock music video featuring Christopher Grant Harris dressed up in his finest “1930s Banker” outfit!

It should be a pretty fun video. We had a lot of fun filming it at any rate:

Wot the...?

Wot the…?

Speaking of the Jesus Rehab, their current Kickstarter is still running; if you have not yet kicked in some of yo dolla-dolla billsz, you shouldst do so now—they need your help.

Categories: Videos.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Fools Play Characters: Gotta Watch ‘Em All 2 B a Master!

Hey, do you remember the “Pokérap” that played at the end of every episode of the first couple of seasons of Pokémon? You do? Why do I mention it? No reason…

Fools Play Characters: 2 B a Master

Kudos to my brother for (A) finding a Karaoke version of the “Pokérap” song from the old cartoons, and (B) creating this version featuring all currently-active Fools Play recurring characters!

Categories: Fools Play, Videos.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Back to Work!

After two weeks of indulging in new-baby bliss (and catching up on Doctor Who), I went back to work on Wednesday morning. It wasn’t actually all that bad; the people there had run themselves pretty ragged trying to keep up with my workload, which I greatly appreciate.

I did miss all my girls while I was gone, all four of them. I recently realized that they all have names that end with the “ee” sound: Carrie, Suki, Rory, and now Avery. What is it about names that end in “ee” that attracts me so?

Anyway, it was a good day because I got to come home to this:

The Many Faces of Avery

The Many Faces of Avery

What isn’t so good is that I can’t take the carpool lane anymore since Carrie is stay-at-home for the time being. So I now have to negotiate actual traffic between Tacoma and Tukwila twice a day. Kinda yucky.

But if anyone is ever in the Southcenter area around lunchtime and wants to grab a bite with me, I am (usually) completely available now! Hit me up! Let’s do lunch!

Categories: Life, Pictures, Wee Beb, Work.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Madeleine Easton Wants You to Kiss the Girl

Look at her, you know you do...

Look at her, you know you do…

As promised, Madeleine Easton has steadily been releasing more songs. This was the song that got me hooked on her. I am so happy she has recorded it for us all:

Kiss The Girl by Madeleine Easton

Ugh. It’s sooooo pretty!

She also has another Disney song, a gorgeous a capella version of “So This is Love” from Cinderella:

So, This Is Love by Madeleine Easton

We played these (and a couple other songs of hers) to baby Avery first thing in the morning. She seemed to like them. Enjoy! I do.

Categories: Music.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Baby Avery’s First Music Show!

Last Friday there was a pretty awesome musics show at Metronome Coffee in Tacoma. I took some o’ them photos.

First up was Lawrence “Sphinx Akashaa” Duncan. For one song he was joined by special guest Chris Blount!

Sphinx & Chris Blount

Sphinx & Chris

Then was the headliner, Julia Massey and half of the Five Finger Discount (their drummer Dom was off on a Hawaiian vacation):

Julia & Geoff

Julia & Geoff

And since this is me, I made an animated GIF of them. Of course.

Julia & Geoff: Animated!

Julia & Geoff: Animated!

After that was Terrapin Productions, who was joined by the FFD’s bassist Geoff:

Gary & Geoff

Gary & Geoff

One thing that was very nice about the night (other than the musics) was the fact that when I looked around the rather-packed room I knew probably 90% of the people there.

The Crowd

The Crowd

But what was especially special was the fact that we brought wee baby Avery with us for her first real outing at only one week of age. She ended up being the real star of the show! It was for many people the first time they had seen her. She was passed from friendly hand to friendly hand all night long.

Lara & Avery

Lara & Avery

Even rock stars couldn’t resist the urge of the cuteness of the wee beb:

Julia & Avery

Julia & Avery

In fact, Avery is so beloved that Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount actually wrote a song for her before she was born. It is called “Montana Capri” because before we announced the name of Avery we used Montana Capri as her codename. This was the first time the song was ever performed live, and it was performed for Avery:

How many babies have songs written for them? And how many babies have the song performed for them live on stage in their first week of life? We have a very, very lucky wee beb.

Unfortunately we had to leave while The Old Salt was setting up due to the wee beb having been out for a couple of hours. But it was a pretty amazing night.

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Categories: Concerts/Shows, Pictures, Tacoma, Videos, Wee Beb.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Tiger Cubs Playing at Point Defiance Zoo

No, this didn’t happen at The Zoo At Night; this absolutely adorable video was filmed at Tacoma’s own Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium:

It’s also kinda frightening to think what would undoubtably happen were the glass not there:

Categories: Tacoma, Videos.