Remember Pete and Pete?

…and Nad Surf? Old Pete rules! This is via StereoGum CHILL!

Written by ray in: bike,music |

New Job & Yacht Rock in the Jukebox

Well, after applying to a position over @ ITS and getting an interview, I was offered the Software Systems Engineer Sr. position this past week. I’ve accepted the offer and will be starting there as of July! 😀 I must say that I was pretty intimidated by the Sr. level but really look forward to advancing my technical skillset quickly in this position. The team handles NAU’s implementations of CAS, DNS, and LDAP among other things. I’ll be able to finally stretch my legs in a number of areas I haven’t been able to in previous positions. I’ll miss working for DL, but it’s time to get on with it!

Also, I finally got Ricky Bill the 3 Yacht Rock compilation CD’s I was telling him I’d do for the MonteV jukebox. They not only have some of the smoothest songs out there, but they also include soundbites from the “Yacht Rock” series. Without further adieu, here’s the tracklist for your smooth drinking (Mimosas, of course) soundtrack:

Disc: 89
01 – George Benson – Breezin’
02 – Loggins & Messina – Sailin’ The Wind
03 – Kenny Loggins – Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’
04 – Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
05 – Doobie Brothers – You Never Change
06 – Hall & Oates – Alley Katz
07 – Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
08 – Hall & Oates – Sara Smile
09 – Hall & Oates – Portable Radio
10 – Kenny Loggins – This Is It
11 – Steely Dan – King of the World
12 – Steely Dan – Time Out of Mind
13 – Kenny Loggins – Keep The Fire
14 – Doobie Brothers – How Do The Fools Survive

Disc: 92
01 – Journey – Lights
02 – Journey – Any Way You Want It
03 – Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne
04 – Kenny Loggins – I’m Alright
05 – Toto – Hold the Line
06 – Toto – Make Believe
07 – Christopher Cross – Ride Like the Wind
08 – Kenny Loggins – Perry, Steve – Don’t Fight It
09 – Toto – I’ll Supply the Love
10 – Toto – Rosanna
11 – Michael McDonald – I Gotta Try
12 – Christopher Cross – Sailing
13 – Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’
14 – Warren G – Regulate
15 – Steely Dan – Your Gold Teeth II

Disc: 93
01 – Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
02 – Steely Dan – Any World (That I’m Welcome To)
03 – Loggins & Messina – Watching The River Run
04 – Loggins & Messina – Your Mama Don’t Dance
05 – Hall & Oates – Gino (The Manager)
06 – The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It to the Streets
07 – Doobie Brothers – Echoes of Love
08 – Van Halen – I’m the One
09 – The Eagles – Life In The Fast Lane
10 – Steely Dan – Everything You Did
11 – Steely Dan – Do It Again
12 – Steely Dan – Peg
13 – The Eagles – Hotel California
14 – Steely Dan – FM (No Static At All)

Written by ray in: music,work |

Bozo Texino, who is he?

Tonight I’m hosting a movie thang. Who is Bozo Texino by Bill William. It’s at the Applesauce Teahouse and should be pretty fun. This is my first even at the Teahouse, so I’m excited to see how it goes. Adam Frumhoff is playing music, whom hasn’t been around town in ages and probably won’t be for some time to come. He’s taking off to Portland and then moving back to Tucson. Man that guy gets around!

Since it’s been warmer, I’ve been waking up earlier. This means Stella goes on more morning walks. She LOVES it. This also means I’m getting out more and trying to workout more. I really want to be in my best shape ever by my 30th b-day. Weird, huh? I don’t think it’s mid-life crisis shit, rather an attempt to just make my life better in general.

I am SUPER stoked on :LTD. We kinda dropped the robothouse from the name, but whatever. We’re also going to be making shirts soon. Here’s what they’ll probably look like:
LTD shirts
These should be done by the Lightning Bolt show on the 14th if we’re lucky. Somehow we’ve scored American Apparel shirts on the cheap. What what what!

Written by ray in: :LTD,life,music |

Wii & LTD Changes

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted. Here are some general updates.

I got a Wii. After searching for the past 2-3 months, I finally got ahold of one. It rules. So far, my roommate has gotten addicted to Zelda. I’ve totally gotten into the sports and other games as well. MJ was totally awesome and scored Rayman Raving Rabbids for me on Valentine’s Day, which unexpectedly rules. It’s probably the best party game for the system yet, even out-doing Wario Ware Smooth Moves!

I’ve been leveling up in WOW on Laughing Skull lately…. so far I’ve gotten my Gnome Mage up to almost 67 on Laughing Skull. I’m hoping to get rolling on getting Keyed and doing raids with the Ascendence guild which a couple other local folks play on.

The band is going through some changes. Owen is not playing with us anymore, but that was going to happen in August anyways. So Bobby and I took a trip to PHX yesterday to pick up BrOwen’s drumset. I scored an ANP Quarterly for free @ Stinkweeds and staved off purchasing any music once again. Tonight is first real practice with BrOwen on drums. We’ll see how it goes….

Ooh, and today I pick up my bike wheel from the shop. I finally took the thing in to get the spokes fixed and wheel aligned. Yus!

Written by ray in: bike,games,life,music |

How did I break 2 spokes?

Seriously, I was riding home the other day, and out of the blue… SNAP. 2 spokes break on my new bike. What the hell? I’ll now have to take it into the bike shop to get it fixed. Ugh. I did find out one weird thing on my bike. The front wheel is laced straight, but the rear wheel is laced straight on the non-gear side, while the gear side is laced with either a 2 or 3 cross. Crazy, no?

Other than that, I had a sweet weekend. I totally nerded out on Saturday, woke up @ 7am and played WOW with friends for 7hrs, then went to a houseshow. Then on Sunday went to another houseshow that we played at. it was fun. I was more stoked that MJ had a good “setting up a show” first experience. The Makai were hella stoked and really nice dudes to boot.

Bobby is totally getting awesome with the robothouse.org video podcasts. For that I am hella stoked. We’ll see where this leads in the future.

Written by ray in: bike,music,robothouse |

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