well, apparently i went a whole year w/o posting, hmm..
personally i thought it was more like 2 years
just leaving a fresh post to keep my journal looking active
until i find the time to backup whats left..yampowered.livejournal.com/298489.html
in other news ive had a ringing in my ear for maybe 14 months now,
im pretty sure all the screaming im put through is at least part of it,
but im starting to think that diabetes or something might be why it hasnt gone away..
i also mentioned my extra billy cds to the tall girl at best buy in nov
cause she was talking about pumpkins when the new dvd came out,
so she was gonna get my info to maybe buy some, but then i panicked
& remembered i dont use the phone & am avoiding email.. (just more proof of why im single)
i need to look into cheap cell phones that only charge by usage..
i hate cell phones, i prefer to have the mic by my mouth not my ear, yknow bannanna style..
there was also a pumpkins concert in nov after that,
in addition to leaving late, a dense fog had enveloped all socal..
i wouldve made it to the concert in 'good enough' time, but they dropped me off at SDSU not UCSD..
& when they said theyd be waiting in the parking lot watching dvds,
what they really meant is were going to ditch you & drive off for 20 miles looking for a staterbros..
so after walking enough to get several blisters on my feet, & discover where i was & where they werent, & finally a payphone..
i then realized i didnt have any change, or know their new cell #.. so i called someone else collect to find out
then called the cell collect to find out it cant accept collect calls, then realized i have credit cards, & could just charge the call..
easy right? but the operators were all assholes & morons so there was frequent redialing & 'instruction'..
then i found out i had the wrong number, so i started over & eventually got through.. next came waiting..
& sitting on the curb waiting, not knowing the crotch in my pants had split while stepping over junk in the house..
eventually they show up & were back to square 1.. trying to find the damn college in a labyrinthian fog..
everyone giving directions keeps telling us how to get to SDSU.. & then theres several arguements on the fact of going backward..
eventually, im there, i can barely walk for a week while the blisters on my feet heal
but i managed to record the last 40 minutes of the concert on my little HD cam..
remembering from when zwan played at USCD, i knew id have a good view of the band, perfect for my camera..
if i had shown up on time & been anywhere closer than the back..
strobes & colored lights dont help, & using full zoom theyre still small blurs
the audio is complete shit, partly to blame on the acoustics..
i couldnt even tell what the songs were when i was there, sounded like the speakers were blown out..
didnt need the spare camera batteries i ordered from hong kong,
didnt need the usb/AA power supply i tried building that didnt work..
(to prevent stopping the camera while swapping batteries)
& the ticket was overpriced to start with..
later paypal would be kind enough to deny the payphone charges that tried to go through..
(debit card is available w/ seller status, buyer credit is available sperately & card can be linked)
i dont expect them to get paid at all since they want to be greedy & try to charge me $40 a call..
but now i know why they titled the new dvd "if all goes wrong"..
& unless they retire them, i can buy cds of every concert this tour through the website..
about $20 a night.. or $15 for mp3.. i prefer tangible things, so $500 or so should get me the full tour..
i wont be able to save up that much till august..
most people would wonder why why why..
but i have several bootlegs & would endeavor to complete a collection
i also view concerts & fireworks as the best way to test recording equipment..
this is still a huge step up from the last concert i taped, on cassette & 320x240 mjpeg w/o zoom..
but a real audio solution is still needed..
martha was an average dog.. she went woof woof grr