ten steps behind

So, yesterday, I grabbed dinner at this cool new restaurant in the Montrose called Alladin. It's a Meditterranean place. From the outside, it looks terrible - gaudy signs, flashy neon, big pots of flame (really). But the food ... rules! Good hummous, good falafel, fresh baked pita bread, etc. Yumm. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and also yesterday, I did a phone interview with Jimmy Chamberlain (of the smashing pumpkins). That's pretty cool, eh? Yeah it is. He seemed nice, we're playing with his new band tonight at the Meridian. Also interviewed Mark Towns, a Houston guitarist, and that was great as well. He pulled out a track of him jamming with Pharoah Sanders, and a bunch of other awesome out-there basement tracks.

Now, here it is Monday and I'm feeling totally behind. Between trying to promote a big show we're doing on Saturday, and trying to make some big "life decisions" with Uberjam, and deal with all the usual day to day stuff too. Gah.


I am sitting at UH watching the graduation. Uberjam just graduated! Woo hoo!


Wow! What will they think of next. I am posting this message from my mobile phone, via a text message. Rad!

Steps & Llamas

Have you seen this animation of Giant Steps yet? Totally incredible, I just want to watch it over and over again. (Hat tip to Dan Workman for the link.)

And on the subject of random flash movies, have a llama. (Thanks to Ren for this one).



I'm sick. I hate admitting that, but after 4 days where every muscle in my body aches, and every cough makes people around me say "Dude, are you OK?", I can't really avoid the facts any longer. I'm sick.

Of course, where am I? I'm at work. Mainly because I can't find my boss, to ask him to give me a lap top and let me go work from home, for the love of god. So I sit and toil away and cough.

Saw an interesting article on music in Japan, by Derek Silvers of CD Baby. I've always liked Derek's writing, despite the fact that his blog often resembles rough notes scrawled in Notepad more than it does a finished piece of writing.

I did see HGGTTG with Uberjam the other night. My review? Great! It's been long enough since my last read of the book that I wasn't annoyed by the inaccuracies, and I'm a big Martin Freeman fan. So, all's well.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to my coughing.