Saturday, June 29, 2013

Okay, I'm Over It

SO close!!
My spirit was crushed for over a week, and life had no meaning.
Time to move on and make the Spurs better enough to go all the way in 2014--won't take much!!

Televators News: We are playing at Leather & Lace in Austin this coming Wednesday July 3rd, and back here in SA at The Falls on Friday the 5th, and Boneshakers the 6th.

Our nephew Aaron is graduating from basic training at Lackland AFB (SO proud of him!) and related events are also scheduled for July 3,5, & 6. Going to be a busy week.
Good thing I can kick back on the 4th of July, right?
Nope--my first time running sound for the brand-new country band 5th Wheel is on the 4th. It's a rougher, harder-rocking country band than my last one so I look forward to finally hearing what I've gotten myself involved with.

My pepper crop this year is coming in nicely.
The jalapenos and serranos taste great and have good heat.
The chili piquins that wintered in the garage are plentiful, but both of my very old chiltepins aren't fruiting so it's a good thing I found an amazing wild specimen in the alley that's going to get dug up and potted when I get the time. This lush little round bush already has enough Scoville units to blister the mouths of everyone within a rifle shot.

I want this:
A little too white for my tastes, although it has the advantage of changing color depending on stage lights.
Perhaps some thin trim of fine wood veneers, or maybe airbrushing select areas of black.
Then there's steampunk details...

Monday, June 17, 2013

75% Of The Way!

For those of you who have never been in this situation, I'll try to explain it a bit.
When your home team is in the Finals and could possibly become THE CHAMPIONS it's like your whole world is turned upside-down and inside-out.
Every win is like the sweetest feeling ever, anticipation of the next game fills your stomach with vomiting butterflies, and each loss makes you withdraw from the world.

Band practices and shows have to be scheduled around the games as you get deeper into the playoffs

Being ONE WIN away from our fifth trophy is crazy!!
Been here before, but that was in 2007/5/3/1999, and with a deeper understanding of the game aquired over the years and the long gap since our last Championship, this is by far the most difficult Finals to get through.

The SPURS have two chances to win a single game, while the HEAT must win both.
Both games will be in Miami, but we've always been a good road team.
I like our chances, especially with Manu Ginobili finally getting his groove on and Danny Green setting records from 3-point range.
Tony Parker looks very good despite his grade-1 hamstring strain.
Our coaching is clearly superior.
LeBron James is also clearly scrambling to try and find a way to keep from being embarrassed by our defense yet again.

I hope we're the Champs on Tuesday night just to take the pressure off my heart, but a win on Thursday works almost as well. There are hundreds of NBA guys already on vacation right now and we're so close to the ultimate goal of any team's season that I can smell it, taste it, feel it, and am enjoying being able to live it.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Twenty-five Percent There

The good guys stole one in rainy Miami tonight and opened the series in a way that lets us sleep and eat for the next 3 days.