Being...
the adventures of a youngish man whose principal interests are knowledge, beauty, and music

© 2006 by Andersen Silva (3-1-06)

Well, nobody wants to hear this tale,
  The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale,
And baby, we've all heard it all before.

Oh, I could get specific but
  Nobody needs a catalog
With details of a love I can't sell anymore...

Aimee rocked the Town Hall last month. Yes, even with an acoustic show. The opening act, Chuck Prophet, was really good, too, and I'm glad I caught his set. Of course, the guest who was supposed to accompany me to the concert didn't... but it looks like we'll try another show sometime. I saw Dayglow again last month, too, and hopefully I'll catch another of their shows, and another of Mart's, in March.

Both artists on the Town Hall stage gave me some musical ideas, I think, though I haven't set those down digitally yet. I did record "Frendy Tucker" in February, dedicated to all the 'nother tuckers out there. Go ahead and roll your eyes, mall rat.

I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I've finally caught iPod fever, and I've been ripping tons of stuff for it. In addition to the three "Matrix" films and the nine "Animatrix" shorts, I've got a few music videos (Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Spinal Tap, Marilyn Manson... the usual). And lots and lots of music, and it's not even half full yet; take a look.

In other media news, "Battlestar Galactica" is nearing the finale of another too-short season. Kudos to Sci Fi for doing such an incredible job with the show. They're bringing "Doctor Who" on board this month, too! And when does the new season of "Rome" start on HBO? For someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV, I've been watching a lot of TV lately. Well, no, not a lot compared with you people... I finally saw an episode of "The Boondocks" the other night; while I did enjoy it, it was a hell of a lot grittier and darker than I'd expected. Popped my "The Day After Tomorrow" DVD in two weeks ago, as well, and as cold as it was that weekend, the movie made me feel much better about the weather. It could be worse... and if we leave it up to the "See No Evil" people in charge at the moment, it just might be.

I notice our senators are much less likely to filibuster lately. Think that's got anything to do with the Senate President's trigger finger? Things that make you go "hmmm..." Maybe we should send Cheney to Iraq. 'Course, he'd probably continue to shoot the guys he was there with, instead of his intended target. On the other hand, things couldn't really get too much worse in Iraq at the moment.

What's the deal with people saying they don't like or want 'drama?' I've got news for you, kiddies; you're going to experience some drama sometime whether you like it or not. Even in the twenty-first century, there's often more drama than comedy in life, and you can't always dodge it. Deal with it, or move along.

Work is slightly less dramatic of late, though we did have the drama of letting one tech go after only a few short weeks. Mark, Miranda, and I saw Steve Hofstetter's standup last Thursday in New York and had ourselves a good time. A bunch of us are going out tomorrow night after work, too, to celebrate Miranda's birthday. That reminds me, I'd better get to bed. See ya.
  - A (webmaster@andersensilva.com)


June 2006 - "Desperation," concerts, where's my music been?
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May 2006 - Nothing too exciting for Cinco de Mayo, fresh blood at Microwize, Apple v. Apple
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April 2006 - Late night at the office, a trip to DC
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March 2006 - Aimee Mann, fillin' up the iPod, science fiction, a trigger-happy veep?
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January 2006 - In the paper again, my own iPod, on my own
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December 2005 - Where is everybody?!? "Christmas Lonely"
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November 2005 - Arizona, the Palisades Center, alone again... naturally
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October 2005 - 35 and still alive, an Ovation and not a Tanglewood, anyone for tennis?
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September 2005 - The city of New Orleans, Rome, CBGB, let's joust!
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August 2005 - Microsoft Winblows, no Transit Village for you!, songs 'n guitars
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July 2005 - The Fourth, the Ozonic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
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June 2005 - Lunch with Gina, a penguin from her penguin, hongry for Nine Inch Nails, "Episode III" and "Hitchhiker's"
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May 2005 - My new PowerBook, HHGttG, the end of the Astronomy Tip of the Day
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April 2005 - The Children's Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dark Tower, the Dell
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March 2005 - Snow, my sushi valentine, technical difficulties (please stand by)
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February 2005 - It's BSD, it's dynamite! the Dalai Lama, Zhao Ziyang, fruit with "Raymond"
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January 2005 - A frightening New Year's, spaghetti and meatballs (and Christmas gifts!) with Gina and Hannah, Samichlaus
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December 2004 - A fun evening with Gina and Hannah, test-taking, partaking of the library
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November 2004 - A lot can change in twelve months
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October 2004 - My birthday and my honey
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September 2004 - Anniversary, spreadin' the word about the CD, dumb E-mails and the women who send them
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August 2004 - Philadelphia freedom, the album is finished, where did my parents go?
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July 2004 - Together again!; playin' guitar in the park, promoting the album
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June 2004 - Mother's Day, Gina's day, preparing the CD... don't dream it's over. Please don't
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May 2004 - Gina being so far away from me, chicken cordon bleu, Macintosh consulting, the album
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April 2004 - No more Vitriol, lovin' and cookin' for my pretty baby, upgrading to a Treo 600, working on my music
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