Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Going Underground

During band practice last night, the clear bottom snare head split in half. I've never had this happen before in my 10+ years of playing. I continued to play on it but it sounded like I was hitting a beach ball. Maybe this is how Billy Joel, Liberty DeVito or Phil Ramone got that snare sound on "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me."

I'm currently reading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Jeph Loeb's Batman: The Long Halloween, Please Kill Me and Live From New York. When I finish one I think I'll start reading High Fidelity or Hot Water Music. My mind wonders too much to settle on one book.

While I have barely played my Playstation 2 in months, I'm back with it thanks to Tony Hawk's Underground 2. The last game in the installment, Tony Hawk's Underground, took me about two weeks to beat on the Normal difficulty. Well, I'm nowhere near beating this one and am really enjoying playing it over and over again until my fingers hurt. I can't play it too long if I want to write some stuff for the book, blog and write e-mails.

Left of the Dial (see more details below) has a lot of great SST material digitally remastered. Maybe this will lead to reissues of Flip Your Wig, Zen Arcade, Damaged, Double Nickels on the Dime, Milo Goes to College, etc.

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