You are my only true friend; none of these other slackers are stepping up.
Gotta get down on Friday
- I’m a big, big fan of Apple products, but I’ll be skipping the watch. In fact, I’d been thinking about treating myself to a new analog watch this fall/winter (hi, Robin) and seeing the Apple watch makes me want a real one even more for some reason.
- The next week is impossibly overscheduled, even by my ludicrous standards. Some good (recording studio!), some less so (the Jerz). The main bummer is that I won’t be around for the kids’ bedtimes 6 of the next 8 nights. This sucks for everyone involved.
- I’m running in my first-ever organized 5K next Sunday. See previous point re: the state of my training. Ruh-roh, Raggy.
- When I see that Tumblr Savior has blocked a recommended post and it’s also by a user I’ve likewise blocked, I stand right up and high-five myself. (If you are reading this, you are not blocked.) ((You guys would probably be pretty surprised by who is.)) (((Nope, never gonna tell.)))
- Will one of you please drive me home? I’d prefer to have a big glass of bourbon and maybe a nap in the back seat. Msg me for deets. Thx.
Hi-Tone 200 Tube Amplifier
Where Reeves amps win over in the Boutique Hiwatt field, the Hi-Tone has been steadily competing with them. Reeves amps, while amazing in their own right, are incredible boutique Hiwatt pieces, but for better or worse depending they generally aren’t as true to the original Hiwatt specs that people loved. That’s where Hi-Tone comes in. They not only wanted to make an amazing modern boutique Hiwatt amp, they wanted it to be built Dave Reeves original Hiwatt specs that every came to love about his amps. They even went as so far as to hire Dave Reeves son to build for them. While Reeves makes an amazing amp (their custom 225 for bass is at the top of my want list right now), Hi-Tone is the company to go to if you want an amazing rebuild of that old classic Hiwatt.
Photos via: 1, 2
Free to a good home
Along with my two tickets to see Robert Plant in October (squeeeeee!) I got two copies of his new CD, lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. I don’t need two copies, so you can have one. Yes, you.
First commenter who wants a CD can have it. I’ll mail it. You’ll have to be willing to inbox me your address, obvs. No creeper, I promise.
1. Go to http://www.fcc.gov/comments
2. Click on 14-28
3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.”
As we go through round N of the net neutrality fight, the phrase that pays is “common carriers.” That’s the same status that the phone companies had. It forces them to be completely agnostic about the content they carry, and just shut up and carry it.
Do this, and use that phrase when you talk to your whoevers in DC.
the whole and nothing but
- I can’t decide if it’s a feature or a bug that observing the socially correct minimum horizontal following distance on an escalator puts your face at someone’s exact butt level.
- Something fierce, huge, and venomous has bitten my shin at a point where every nerve ending in my body apparently meets, a spot where there is coincidentally no muscle and not a lot of skin atop the bone, and I cannot express to you how much I want to blowtorch my own limb right now, jeebus, make it STOP.
- Speaking of setting myself on fire, I’m car shopping right now. Worst first world problem? Worst first world problem.
- After waiting far too long, I was finally stirred to action early this morning on a difficult-but-right thing to do, and then promptly thwarted by bureaucrats. I’m not done, though. (STM, kinda.)
- What’s missing in a person’s life that leads them to be a self-described fan boi/grrl of a company that makes consumer electronics? And then drives that person to spend the day on twitter hammering the products and fan boiz/grrlz of competing consumer electronics companies?
- I’m traveling to the Jerz for two days next week. Never been except for driving across, to and from NYC. I’m planning to dress, style my hair, and speak exactly like Paulie Walnuts to fit in better.