Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fruits Of My Labors

Been working at my new day job for 6 weeks. My hours have more than tripled and I just got a 25% raise, so it looks like the boss is happy with my performance. May have to quit the bands someday if this trend continues. Finally had enough cushion in the bank to splurge a little, so I just bought this:
Hated borrowing a different bass amp for every show, and found this Peavey Mark III Bass amp head at Krazy Kat's for the right price. Made in USA in the early 1980s--the golden age of Peaveys for me, although plenty of their newer stuff is even better. Their amps are THE toughest and most reliable ever made by anyone anywhere so even though it's 30+ years old, after I open it up for cleaning and inspection it will have my complete confidence. Sounds just like I expected, too. Works well with my PV speaker cabinet it's sitting on, though I'm going to get another because more = more. It's been decades since I celebrated a New Amp Day, and it feels great. In semi-related news, a product photo I made for my company's listings was quickly promoted to become THE master photo for that item all across Amazon. Lucky or good I don't know, but it's pretty cool. Should have snuck a small ©kak onto it and added my name and this blog's URL into the jpg's exif data. Does anyone know how to make paragraph breaks in the new Blogger interface???

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Truck Song

The singer of my country band wrote and recorded this song recently, and I must say that I'm impressed. Audiences love it, and the recording is super slick and professional. I wish the band was on it instead of studio pros, but using guys from George Strait's band and a few other famous pickers and grinners actually saved money. Added bonus is fiddle and pedal steel, which we don't have. If we can get it on the radio, it'll be a hit--mark my words. Anyone wants a copy, let me know. I can get them autographed, too.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Buyer Beware

Always remember the old saying about deals that sound too good to be true. For example, these Micro SDHC cards say SanDisk 32gb on them:
If that were true, my funky ashtray would be holding a small fortune. But the fact is that these are not only counterfeits in their labelling, all of the ones I've tested don't even work and the few that do reportedly only hold 2 gb. Glad this didn't happen to me--don't let it happen to you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Not A Bird

While taking a break just outside our warehouse door it occurred to me that I've been ignoring some fine photo-ops:
Due to the prevailing winds, the majority of landings at SA Int'l pass a little to one side of directly overhead.
To take full advantage I'll need to bring a bigger lens for the small planes, but may be okay with the 50mm for the airliners.
When the technical stuff is nailed down, I'll see what I can do when the weather gets interesting, or at night--maybe keep an ear open for special stuff like when the air shows bring in old warbirds.

Could be fun and interesting.