Monthly archives: September, 2005

9:30 Club ups price of suds, more venues to follow?

Beer Taps Going The Way of the Gas Pump

That post on the DCist was brought to my attention today.

The markup on booze is the heroin of night club owners. I know that’s where their major operating capital comes from, but $6 for a domestic is just plain out of touch, considering I bought a case of 12 Blue Moon bottles for $28 in Virginia just last week, and Yuengling can be found in stores for about $1.00 – $1.50 a bottle.

If anyone’s really going to suffer from this, it’s going to be the tips bartenders get… though the price increase is no fault of their own.

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day…

My pirate name is:
Captain Davy Vane

Even though there’s no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you’re the one in charge. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that’s okay, because it’s much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from

Ireland pictures from 1999 trip

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have completed scanning all the negatives I could find from mine and Jacki’s trip to Ireland in August of 1999. I know that I took way more pictures than what I could find negatives for… in fact, the negatives I found convered only one day of shooting!

Considering that I was really bad and stored these negatives haphazardly over the course of 6 years and 5 moves, I guess I learned my lesson and the missing negatives are either lost or were accidentally thrown out somehow. Maybe Jacki can find her prints and I can scan those instead. Who knows.

Anyway, I posted what I scanned to my gallery. Here they are!

Scanner goodness

I finally went out and bought a flatbed scanner today. The model I got is a Canon LiDE 500F, a fairly recent one which includes a 35mm film scanner and was a pretty decent deal, clocking in at $129 at the local CompUSA.

The main impetus behind buying this is to start scanning and archiving the cover art of my ~900 music CDs, but since this came with a film scanner, I’m now scanning in the 35mm negatives from my trip to Ireland with Jacki back in August of 1999. See, even though I took the pictures, Jacki ended up with the prints and I got the negatives and I haven’t seen much of those prints, ever… so now I’ll get to see these pictures I took thanks to this nifty scanner from Canon.

Oh, and it likes MacOS X 10.4, too.

PowWow Psytrance Festival

I’ll be playing on the down tempo stage at the 2005 PowWow outdoor festival in Asheville, NC. My set time will be Sunday morning from 10am-12pm.

Introducing a higher state of mind

My new weekly radio show, Chill’em starts this Thursday. Clicky the linky to find out more.

I’m back!

So I decided to give the old blog a kick in the teeth and redo it. Here it is, now powered by WordPress. Sorry if some of the links fail to work, it’ll get worked out.