The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

Random Fluffy Foto!

Random Fluffy Foto!
Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Due to our lovely Easter weather, the show tonight at Frenz on Plainfield is CANCELLED. Sorry about that - stay home, be safe, and keep warm. :-D

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's

My friend Dan posted this on his blog - wonderful! I laughed loudly enough to make Ezri come over and make sure all was alright...

Thanks, Dan - great stuff!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Life or something like it...

Just a quick howdy between adding three gigs to the list and heading in to CBH to finally put show 10-3 to bed. (I hope) If not, I think my ever-patient boss is going to thwack me soundly about the head...

Playing with Jeremy tonight downtown, and will be sporting a new fez. :-D I've decided it's my headgear of choice for my role in the Jeremy Hoekstra band. You should come and check him out sometime - and see what fancy fez I'm sporting. I'd recommend The Black Rose on April 10th - I love that place. (not to mention the Shepherd's Pie - although I promise never to eat it by myself again. whuff...)

Life these days is going from work to gigs to work to work to gigs... I haven't quite figured out the rhythm of it yet to get into a decent schedule, but I'm working on it. I know a schedule is the only way I stand any chance of getting my sleep regulated, which is why everything has been a little higgly-piggly lately.

I'll try and post a picture sometime soon of a new jewelry piece that Vicki and I made together. Yup...

"Our brains. Your glass. My silver" (Yes, Slim Jim, that is a quote. And if you don't get that one, it'll be inconceivable.)

Sorry... too much of a clue. :-/

Anyway, Vicki took a glass fusing class, and came away with 4 gorgeous pieces of fused glass. The following week, I took a silver soldering class, and learned to make a silver soldered prong mount for one of the glass pieces. If you happen to see her today at C-stone, she's wearing it. :-D It came out pretty well, especially for my first attempt at soldering. There's stuff I'd do differently next time, but overall it's a good piece.

Next month, she takes the second glass fusing class, where she learns to trim them, shape them and refine them with saw and grinder. Thus making them even more lovely before I get my little paws on them and wrap them in silver or gold. The lovely part is, she really likes working with the glass, and makes pieces that I'd pay a TON of money for. So, her glass and my wire will play nicely together. :-D

That's more info than I intended to write. Ah well - heigh ho, it's off to work I go...