But first, some blog-related notes.
Sammy has issued a challenge; to find in a book or a magazine article a passage that describes us, and post it. She told me that we are allowed to mix and match, so long as we cite each source. Mine is likely going to contain passages from the Salmon of Doubt, as there are a lot of similarities between myself and Douglas Adams (our height, ethos, penchant for procrastination, and several other little things).
Also, I have been remiss in my linking, as I have thus far forgotten to link to my friend, fellow Bostonian and Eagle Scout (huh... I don't think I've mentioned that here before) Mike Maher aka mickerdoo
As you can see, Ive updated the site with a photo. There is a longwinded (me? longwinded? call the New York Times!) rant on the matter of photography in the post below.
There was something else, but it's left me.
So moving onward
The other night I was treated to three amazing performances at Gourmand open mic. First up was this dude Seth who was rockin the bass guitar like you wouldn't believe. Had a relay pedal going so that he was able to record and loop 3 complementing basslines on top of each other and was wailing both with strings and vocals on top. He's doing a free show tonight, and I think I'm going to check it out.
Then came Julia who I had the pleasure of meeting beforehand, and in fact I sat with her and her friend Jenna when Seth was performing. Along with being extremely cool, she sang beautifully and played the keyboard.
Then came Edelle, an Irish exchange student who sang jazz. There is nothing quite like hearing an Irish girl sing if you're me, which I personally am, and she was exceptional. I talked to her afterwards and she claimed to have been impeded by alcohol. I tried to express to her how much I wanted to hear her sing at the top of her game if this was true. Not sure I completely got it right but I think she got the gist.
all in all, it was pretty sweet.