July 24th, 2005


Brown's Mound

After the drag show, I had a great time sitting and talking with unbreak_able outside the club, then headed home and played with the new toy until around 7:00am.

True brilliance.  I needed to be up at 11:00.

At which time I moaned, groaned, cursed at the world, then got myself more-or-less together and headed off with timenchanter to Aromas to the 27th annual Brown's Mound event.  It appears to be Brown's Mound because the owners of the land are named Brown, and, well, it's quite a hill.  In fact, quite a complex on quite a hill.

Also quite a party.  Several hundred people were there.   I'd been invited by Kaye to hang out and help with sound for the band.  The lead singer and songwriter's name is Mick Brown which, for some reason, I think is not quite a coincidence.

So I did my best.  It's quite a jump from dealing with 3 sliders to 13.  Not to mention details like not really going through a sound check, so not being able to initially adjust each channel, a soloing system that only gives pre-fader levels to the headphones (Which don't block out the band right in front of you very well, anyway), and the fact that I was sitting next to the band, where all I could hear was the monitor speakers - I had to keep ducking out a door and walking onto a lawn to find out what the audience was hearing.  I had a blast.

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That, and some damn good food, and hanging out with twitchet and her beau (Whose name I keep missing), kept us busy until around 8:00, at which point we headed back up to civilization and the joys of south San Jose temperatures.

At which point I collapsed on my bed, and have just now gotten up.  Joy!
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No Energy

I guess today was the "recovery from BBQ" day. Mostly probably the time in the sun.

I think I may have a mild allergy to that damn shiny thing.

Whatever the reason, while I got 10 or so hours of sleep, all I could do was lie and stare at the walls.

Fortunately timenchanter wanted to do a Costco run (He doesn't have a membership). The actually got me out of the house by 3:00 or so. Got some food in the system and started to revive a bit.

After that exciting adventure, headed off to Lowe's in Fremont, to track down an apparently false rumor of a flooring sale.

From there I actually managed to get lost on southbound 880 trying to find the 237. Don't ask.

I found a place to eat, and had some dinner while figuring out how to get back on the freeway.

From there to the bar, where the show has been surprisingly good. Low-key, but good. The first round was 11, and the second 16. It's still at least 8.

Of course, any show where unbreak_able is bartending, and valeriesparks is singing, can't be all bad...

Natalie's group just came in, so back to work...
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Trudi's supposed to come by to pick up her stuff tomorrow morning.

This should be loads of fun.
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