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

© 2004 by Andersen Silva (5-2-04)

Here I am again in this mean old town,
  And you're so far away from me.
And where are you when the sun goes down?
  You're so far away from me...

Hello there, kiddies, and welcome back to Being... Yes, my baby was so far away from me for two weeks last month, while she took a cruise and visited her sister in Florida. Then, after spending a week at home, she went away again this past weekend... but she's back now. I missed her. We talk on the phone every night, and it just didn't feel right not being able to hear from her.

We both enjoyed the chicken cordon bleu I cooked up before she left for FL, and the sushi (mmm, sushi...) we ordered last weekend. Wednesday's dinner was pretty good, too, as was the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Woo-hoo! I went to my friend and former co-worker Yesika's baby shower this afternoon, without Gina unfortunately, as she was away. The party was nice, but I should've known that, as it was thrown by Hispanics for Hispanics, it didn't really start until almost three hours after the time listed on the invitation.

Out of the blue, I got a phone call at work the other day from someone who needed help with his old and new Macintoshes. I went out and did what I could for him Saturday and made some extra money, always a nice thing... I think another former co-worker is responsible for getting my name out there as a 'Mac Daddy,' though I'll have to get in touch with her to find out for sure. I wasn't expecting any freelance work, but it was a nice surprise.

What I've really been working on lately is the album, if you hadn't noticed. I finished recording the last song, "Today," and the opening poem, "Gasp..." this morning. I should have them both edited within the next day or two, though I'm going to take some time on mixing all the album tracks just right. I've gotten artwork from Steve, and started putting together my own collage; once I get the remaining artwork from Jon, I'll be just about ready to get this thing rolling.

Of course, the idea is to actually sell some copies of the CD when it's complete. I'm preparing a blitz of new buttons, stickers, pens, flyers, and who knows what else; I've got to promote this thing as heavily as possible. If anyone is interested in helping out, drop me a line at promo @ andersensilva.com with your address and I'll send ya some stuff you can hand out or post up. Ask yer local music store (not Sam Goody or Coconuts) if they'd be interested in carrying a few copies. Tell the school librarian that the library needs one. Convince the DJ at your favorite club to buy and spin it. Whatever it takes.

Well, I've got a sore toe (from walking) and a sore finger (from playing bass and guitar), and I think the third beer from the baby shower is wearing off. I'm goin' to bed. See ya when I 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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