Tomorrow night (Tuesday) I’ll be at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to see Flogging Molly. I’m going to guess that this will be the sixth or so show of theirs I’ve attended. I haven’t listened to any of their albums in pretty much forever, though. I’m not even sure if I can tell you which one is the most recent. Float?
What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?
So yeah. I’m pretty psyched, but mostly because I enjoy attending dance-your-face-off concerts with my sister Katie (who never fails to bring the awesomeness). Our cousin Danny (excuse me, Dan or Daniel) will be attending as well; our brother John bailed because he’s a poopyhead.
As long as they play “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”, I’ll be happy. Here’s the album version (crappy video, though):
And here’s a live video:
That song rarely fails to bring a tear to my eye. Happily, as it rolls down my cheek, that tear generally mixes with the sweat from the rest of my face, and I’m generally too smiling and out of breath from screaming the lyrics to notice.
That’s not true. I always notice that tear – right around “…hey if I never…” and “…she says: I’m ok, I’m alright…”
No, I’m not getting all choked up right now. I’m not. At all.
Other than that, not much is going on. At this point, I’m trying to come up with something that qualifies as “among others” so that the title of this post isn’t a total lie.
I had a good meeting with my friend Ed Pirone this evening, talking about copywriting, web design, CMSs, social media crap, iPhone apps and other computer/internet related stuff. Ed’s got good energy and I dig being around it.
Thievery Corporation is on my playlist right now (big time). I downloaded their album The Richest Man in Babylon last night and I’m really digging it so far.
My fucking Trails iPhone app is still effing with me (big time). I have six or seven hikes to upload, but they don’t seem to be going through. I hit “Export to EveryTrail” and get the “Export to EveryTrail Successful!” notification, but it doesn’t actually show up on my EveryTrail page. Vly uploaded last night, and I was able to upload Windham High Peak this evening, but I haven’t been able to get anything else to upload. If anybody’s interested, I can send the .gpx or Google Earth files to you via email for any of my winter hikes so far. Just email me at QuixoticJedi[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll shoot them over to you.
One of these days I’ll get some free time and figure out what exactly is going on with that. I’ve also found a cool site called GPS Visualizer (via CatskillHiker.com) that will enable me to embed Google Maps with my hikes plotted out on them. That’s going to take some finagling: I’ll need to expand my Google account and copy & paste some code during the embedding process, but it shouldn’t be too hard.
One of these days I’ll also figure out how to upload some fucking images to this blog. I’ve tried several times and spent quite a bit of time bouncing around the WordPress Codex/support forum, but for whatever reason, it just hasn’t been working for me. I’ve tried both from here at my dashboard and from my cPanel on BlueHost, but no joy. WTF. Seriously, WordPress is one of the most user-friendly platforms (dare I say CMS?) out there, and it’s just not working. It’s got to be something I’m doing wrong.
But I’ll tell ya, dear reader, when the day comes that I can upload images and other files, it’ll be pretty sweet. I have a shit-ton of pics on my AyePhone just waiting for your eyes.