Thursday, December 16, 2010

Random Stuff about Grade School

I went to catholic school with the same 60 some odd kids for 8 years. (9 if you went to kindergarten.)

Recently, a former schoolmate mentioned something on Facebook about St. Agnes so I decided to toss out 10 random thoughts.

I didn't spend more that 10 minutes thinking of these thoughts.

Unless you went there this may mean nothing to you. I also may be wrong about some of this. Old age you know.

Feel free to add yours.

1) Kristen played flute, Julio played trumpet and Dawn played guitar. I don't think anyone else really played a musical instrument. Maybe Hugh.

2) Lunch chips were green and milk chips were red.

3) Mr. Miller drank diet soda.

4) At some point in time, Nuria became Lisa and I missed it.

5) Almost everyone teased Mike Martin.

6) Sister John was scary!

7) Jose was the smallest guy in class. Every year.

8) I have never seen anyone with more freckles than James Wonderlich.

9) There was this thing where you could put 3 pieces of chalk in it an draw lines across the blackboard.

10) Nuns kept tissue up their sleeves.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Piece of Crap # What????

O.K. so I did it again.

I went and made another guitar playing video although this time it's different.
I'll get to that but first, let's get some of necessaries out of the way.

I started recording myself because I was bored with the way I played and wanted to change and add to my technique. My playing may seem similar to the previous videos but there really has been a difference.

Second, The song is simple because it's best to start simple so I won't really say I wrote it. It's a pretty common riff.

Third, I played all the parts. No! Seriously, I did. When I finally had the realization that the recording software I had, My computer and my ability to "hook shit up" could make a better video I did it.

This should explain the sound quality but I assure you I am playing the drums, bass and guitar.

I did rip off the drum lick though.
It's the drum lick from Van Halen's"Little Guitars" off of their album Diver Down.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remember when.

Hey I am sure everybody remembers this;

or this;

Well guess what??????

Another one is coming your way. Only this time crappier and more convoluted than ever!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You're telling me.

I know.

I haven't posted in a while.

But you haven't been reading either let's be fair.

Anyway, I will have some cool post soon so stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, Here is a picture of my oldest making one of his six tackles of the day, helping to take the Coatesville Kid Raiders to their 4-0 record.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Dog Days!

Not every dog is for everybody and not every breed is for everybody. Each breed has it's own particular temperament and within that, each dog it's own quirks. With that said; allow me to introduce Mr. Barkley. I can't tell you what he weighs but what ever it is it's solid.

Barkley is up for adoption (my wife runs a rescue) and we found out about a month ago Barkley LOVES water. Particularly the swimming pool. Unfortunately, the pool has a vinyl liner and one tear was enough to decide Barkley can no longer go in the pool.

But not to worry. My wife has a pool in the dog yard and it's now up and running.


I hope whomever adopts him loves water too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Like funny Ha! Ha!

A mother is bathing her 4 year old son.

Boy: "Mommy?"

Mother: "Yes."

Boy: (Grabbing his junk) "Is this my brain?"

Mother: "Not Yet."

Now I am fully confused.

So how's the job hunt going? Bizarre. Completely bizarre. I would have never expected job hunting to be so tough and frustrating but it is and now it's just plain weird.

You want an ya go. One month ago I found a job posting about a broadcasting job in Virgina.

The job announcement headline stated "Seeking Host with News & Sports Experience for Mornings"

and I thought to my self this seems interesting read on.

The body of the of the announcement states " Our idea candidate is experienced at delivering news, information and local content."

And now I say to myself "I have done exactly that, this may be the job for me."

Further more, the announcement stated "Individuals with News/Talk experience strongly encouraged to apply. EOE"

Holy Crap that's me, that's exactly me. So I went about sending my resume, cover letter, picture (don't ask, but many broadcast employers want a photo) and necessary links to my web pages etc.

About a week goes by and I hear nothing but the job is posted again. I reapply.

2 more weeks go by and I hear nothing and the job is posted again and this time I'm like WTF.

Now in situations like this, the majority of broadcasters wanted ads clearly state "DO NOT CALL". This particular ad did not state that directive but I wondered if I should be so bold.

I decided against it but did the next best thing. I emailed the party who was in charge of hiring. We will call her "Lady DI." In my e-mail I let her know that I was curious about the status of my resume and what may or may not have sparked her interest.

I left her with my contact info once again.

She called me a half an hour later. This is a brief part of our conversation.

Lady Di: Your resume said you wrote and announced news by conducting interviews, gathering police reports, press releases, the Associated press wire and breaking news coverage.

Me: That is correct.

Lady Di: Well that seems pretty small market.

Me: How do you expect the news to be gathered?

Lady Di: Well, The AP wire and we have several LARGE news papers in this area.

Me: So you want me to report other peoples news?

The conversation gets better.

Lady Di: You sent me a link to you web site where you had done a bunch of interviews. That did nothing for me.

Me: Your ad said you wanted someone with talk show experience. The web site is a sample of my talk show.

Lady Di: We won't be doing interviews.

Me: I also sent you a link to my opinion and caller interactive material.

Lady Di: I don't plan on having a lot of that on this show.

Me: Then I don't believe I understood your ad. You requested someone with news and talk experience but you won't be using any of those talents in your morning show?

Lady Di: No. I am kinda creating this position and I need someone who can flow seamlessly from music to news.

Me: Be honest, did you just think my stuff sucked and you want to let me down easy?

Lady Di: No you are very good I just don't think you fit what I am looking for.

Me: So 15 years News and Talk experience doesn't fit what you are looking for. I will have to re-read your ad.

And there you have it. I wish I could say I embellished the story or wrote it in a way to make my self seem like the wiser yet victimised character in this little life play but after 15 years of News/Talk, I am pretty good a remembering conversations and their content.

I guess Virginia will never know.