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196 today [Apr. 14th, 2010|06:57 pm]
Wow, I only weigh 196 now. Down from 220 in the fall, 210 around January.
And the odd thing is I'm still building muscle. I can see the fat percentage dropping.
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Dirge Carolers in NYC! (It's been a little while) [Apr. 7th, 2010|08:46 pm]
Thanks to everyone who came out to AS220 last Saturday. You made it an awesome show. And from what I heard, we have a great live recording from it.

NYC Date: April 17th
at the Alphabet Lounge
with the awesome and punky rock'n'roll band Seeking 7!
Doors @ 7:00 pm

I hope to see some of my NYC peeps there. Although it's been a decade and a half since I lived in the city.... 8-P

We also have a date two days earlier at the Cantab in Cambridge.

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Boring weightlifting post [Feb. 15th, 2010|05:51 pm]
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Well, this is as much for me to think about/remember what I'm doing as update anyone else, so I'm putting it behind a cut.Collapse )
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Dirge Carolers, Games, Fashion Show atTemplecon [Feb. 5th, 2010|12:41 pm]
This weekend in Warwick, is the retro-futurist gaming convention, Templecon.


Tonight, I'll be DJ'ing along with DJ Delicti, and playing with the Dirge Carolers. Also playing are Sasquatch and the Sickabillies, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band.

There's a huge list of events, from all manner of games, to dance performances, costume contest, fashion show, henna classes.

So, if you're intrested, come check it out!
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Extremely boring update [Feb. 3rd, 2010|06:16 pm]
I finally get to be on LJ for a change...
Because today is a hell-day at work.
I had to get up early to drive to Kingston and teach two classes at URI, then, I drove to Providence, eat, and sit around my my computer for a few hours before teaching a 3-hour class at RISD. Fun, fun, fun. So here I am on the internets.
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Clan of Xymox [Jan. 26th, 2010|05:06 pm]
Wow, I was just realizing how good they are. It's easy to forget, because they're always changing their style. More often than not, they sound too much like another band. But which band that is shifts, and somehow, they manage to make excellent songs.

In te early days, they were compared to Joy Division and the Cure. This happens to most goth bands, and is mainly the fault of unsophisticated reviewers who don't have anything more specific with which to compare them. But, many tracks sound eerily Cure-like, especially in the vocals. there's some good stuff in that part of the catalogue.

Fast forward to their pop album, Twist of Shadows. There are some excellent tracks on board. "Imagination" is wonderful, and falls into the category of New Order, etc. Some of the other tracks, with male vocals, resemble Depeche Mode equally as much. But it was goooood.

When "Creatures" came out, I heard Jasmine and Rose, and thought, "Who is this Sisters of MErcy copy band? They are good." Indeed, the vocal style had changed, they sounded too much like SoM, and their various imitators, such as Merry Thoughts. But it was excellent.

Then, "Farewell". The title track is poppy electronica to compete with Covenant. Again, they stepped into a new genre and did and awesome job. The second track sounds far too much like Diary of Dreams, but, it's good.

I just got "In Love We Trust" in the mail. I'm listening to it now. I haven't come to any serious conclusions about it yet, but I hope it lives up to what I expect from them. I had to buy it anyway: the cover has a fencing mask. 8-)
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still alive [Jan. 22nd, 2010|04:24 am]

Well, things are going well. Teaching at RISD since just after New Year's, URI starts this coming week. I'll have 5 classes, and likely one independent study. I still hit the gym 3 days a week, fence at least one, and play music at least one. Changed my diet a bit on Doctor's advice...my lack of daily pizza and cheeseburgers combined with my already rigorous exercise will likely result in 6-pack abs. Would have had them all along, I just refused to watch what I eat.

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my new baby...Collapse )
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Fencing stuff [Nov. 6th, 2009|10:23 pm]

As of last night, I am a member of RIFAC and the US Fencing Association. This is pretty cool, as I could technically fence at the academy 4 nights a week with my monthly membership. I think I'll do one or two a week, plenty while still allowing job/weightlifting/band practice flexibility.

On my first bout last night, we had a bit of an issue. My foil pierced my opponent's jacket, and somehow pinched her under her chest protector. I'm not sure if she was wearing a proper underarm guard, but that just about never happens.

Most of the folks there were fencing veterans, or young official team members (we have some international competitors, so the kids are frightingly skilled). I did alright, but made myself a list of things to improve.
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Tonight! Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Dirge Carolers, Spindleshanks, Dorian James, Graveside Service [Nov. 6th, 2009|09:14 pm]
Tony Jones presents:

Blazes Billiards
1229 Main St
West Warwick, RI 02893

Doors are @ 8
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
The Dirge Carolers
Spindle Shanks
Dorian James & The Brood
Graveside service
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Sanctuary presents Seance [Aug. 18th, 2009|12:36 pm]
Sanctuary presents Seance
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