Friday, May 30, 2008

The Boxes That Time (And Martin) Forgot

Still have some work to do at the other house (the rental) today and possibly this weekend but we're almost there. Of course, there is still work here to do but I do see the end of the tunnel. Just finished reviewing the new album by Man Raze (Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, his former Girl bandmate bassist Simon Laffey and Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook) and can't get some of the songs out of my head. The disc comes out on June 3rd but I've been given permission to feature it on the show on Saturday. I'd love to call it an exclusive debut but I won't push it. We are supposed to also do a special Bret Michaels week soon where we will give away copies of his new Rock My World album (one on the show and one in the newsletter.)

I took yesterday off work to go through some things in the garage at the rental. Found some pretty hilarious things. Many photos, old notes, letters, awards, clay pottery and cassette tapes. The notes are interesting because most of them came from Belinda, a girl that I was friends with in high school, that she would write during class. We are talking about 60 or so that were just sitting in a box somewhere. It's amazing how oblivious I was to the interest level of women around me when I was a teen. The photos are great. Definitely plan to post some of them. I found a better version of my prom photos and.... a photo of my former band Fak-shen. I might try to track down something to convert some of the audio from the tapes so you can have an idea of what the sound was like. There are also some unlabelled tapes that I need to go through. Tanya asked me about a decade ago if I still had a tape of her friend's band (which I swore that I gave back to her to give them.) I need to go through those to confirm it.

Enough babbling but I didn't want to let you think that I dropped off the face of the earth. Been working out with Wii Fit each morning. Doing really well with it and I've canceled my Athletic Club membership. (The buffet last night didn't help... but it was a special occasion.) Oh, btw... it's our two month anniversary. Please tell me, do people count anniversary months like baby's ages? 20 month anniversary, anyone? Hope you are all doing well!


David Amulet said...

Finding those old boxes is a double-edges sword: fun to flip through but a huge time-waster!

LoraLoo said...

I love going through old boxes... but only in a great once in awhile, because suddenly four hours went by and you've got nothing accomplished.

Oh you've got to post the photo of Fak-shen!

Wow... the Wii Fit is worth canceling a gym membership? I will have to check that out.

I guess some count anniversary months the first year? I can't remember?

Fred said...

You must post the audio of Fak-shen along with how in the world you arrived at that name.

Counting anniversaries in the first year is not uncommon. After that, the years just fly by. My 21st is coming up in August.

Notes from high school? Someone sure is a pack rat!

BeckEye said...

I don't think I've been over here since you got hitched! How's married life?

Man Raze, eh? Hadn't heard of that project. I may have to check it out. DL's "Photograph" came on my iPod sort of unexpectedly on the subway ride on Friday and I had to bite my lip really hard to not belt it out.