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The Captains recorded. And now we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Not bad for an initial trip to studio-land and us figuring out how to do this as a band. We must be good or something. :)

You can listen (and download if you are so inclined) the first Captains studio MP3 from the Captain's web site.

What, you don't have it bookmarked? Let me help you...

http://www.captainsofthechessteam.com/pieces.php#bittorrent

Enjoy.

The Captains Record


The Captains Record
Originally uploaded by Bardic Lug.
The Captains of the Chess Team - the nerd rock band that I am proud to be a member of, took this last weekend to start our long awaited recording project. It was a blast, and while the final mix isn't "in the can" yet, it's turning out to be quite good. We're better than we thought we were. :) I can't wait to share with everyone, but for now, you can look at the pics and imagine. :D

Tendonitis

I have it. In spades. At least my right arm. At the shoulder and the elbow. I'm told by my Primary Care Physician that it's likely due to repetitive motion from mousing and typing. Since that's my job nearly 12 hours a day, it's been difficult.

I'm wearing an ace support bandage on my elbow and my wrist - and I've now taken to wearing a sling while I'm on breaks or while I'm not actively working. I'm taking Naproxen (550mg 2x per day) and am in the middle of a course of steroids (medrol). It's all helping somewhat, but I'm still in pain most of the time, and my arm below the elbow tends to go tingly and numb if I put my arm in the wrong position for more than a few seconds. This includes the position it must be in to drive, so driving home is an interesting experience these days.

And of course, we are getting ready to ship our "green light" deliverable at work, meaning I've been doing documentation for the last week.

Yay me.

Ow.

Guitar Geekery

Did a very guitar geeky thing this week.

After trying in vain to find someplace that would sell me a set of Lindy Fralin Blues Specials for several days, I did some research on other boutique guitar pickup builders, and found O.C. Duff. I hadn't heard Duff's (I have heard Fralin's) and so I sent him an email asking some questions and seeking his advice. He actually answered me, we had a nice conversation, and I order pickups from him that he is custom winding to meet the tonal requirements that I described. How cool is that? It's not a "set" - it's MINE. :) I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.

Details of what I'm doin' here, cut for the guitar tech ambivalentCollapse )

So if you ever are in the market for custom pickups for your electric guitar, I highly recommend O.C. Duff. I'll be sure to give a full review when I get them and get them installed.

Captains Haz Merch!

The Captain's of the Chess Team have opened up their very own Online store.

You know you want a Captains of the Chess Team t-shirt! :)

http://www.cafepress.com/Captain_Chess

New items added continually as we have inspiration and time.

Happy Birthday!

to my friend whim_wham! Hope you have an excellent (and dry) day! :)

Christmas

My lovely and talented much better half got me tickets to see The Pretenders at Stubbs (in Austin) in March.

How cool is that?

Happy New Year!

May the best year of your past be the worst year of your future.

2008 Foot-in-Mouth Awards

Well worth a read, if you haven't seen it yet. :)


2008 Foot-in-Mouth Awards | Epicenter from Wired.com

RIP Bettie