Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Needless packaging...

This was the box that my ONE bottle of medicine came in.
Talk about a waste... :P

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Some good soul at work brought in some tasty greek pastries, which went promptly into my face...

Finally through with Blocking DROOD

Monday - Our dance choreographer cleans up one of the numbers.
We got A LOT done in this rehearsal!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sign Painting... almost there!

After some more painting on Saturday and Sunday, I just have a little more to do tonight before I can pronounce these puppies done! Looking at this again, I wish I would have made the text at the bottom of the larger sign a little bigger... Oh well.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ah Bike Riding in the Cold

Sign Painting - Step #3

Thursday - made more headway, but realized I need to figure out how to expedite the process... Painting small lettering with serifs is just not practical. Paint markers here I come.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Freelance Whales

Great new band I discovered through NPR, then saw them live at Lollapalooza. They are coming to Pittsburgh December 4th! The best way to describe their music is "care-free, multi-instrumental, sonic happiness".

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sign Painting - Step #2

Sunday - Kicking out the projector, dang these fonts are a pain in the arse!

One-Way Sign Wannabe

Saturday - At the parking lot near Bloomfield off of Friendship... This sign has an identity crisis...

Sign Painting - Step #1

Friday - did the under painting for the signs for DROOD. I was trying to get an old paper effect with the yellowed/burnt-looking edges.

After Rehearsal at the Pub

Thursday - hanging out after rehearsal... Lindsay has laser-shooting eyes!

Church Bathroom Reading Material

Wednesday - seen in the Hot Metal Church Office bathroom:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

How I spend the time between work and rehearsal:

Gourds, Globe, Gato


We have to keep the cat food on the buffet because Rosa keeps trying to eat it when it's on its traditional location on the floor... Poor Pepe and Gato were really confused at first with this new arrangement.

Light fixture at Lawrenceville House Tour

Sunday - this is aptly called an "Edison"


That's right, fun. The band.

They played at Mr. Small's on Saturday night.

I just got familiar with the band this year and I can only say that "fun" is probably the best way to describe their music. It's like a rollicking carnival with free-form melodies, embellished instrumentals, and bittersweet lyrics that loosely follow lead singer's break-up of his former band, The Format.

The show itself had quite a mix of mishaps. Nate the lead singer was bouncing all over the stage and actually ran face-first into his band-mate's guitar during the second song. Check out :26 in the video here.

Their sign apparently wasn't working for most of the show, though later events made me wonder if that was actually part of the act. They finally got it working after a flourish during one of the later songs in the set.

They ended the night without having played the epic first song on their album, Be Calm which was sure to be their encore. So we called them back...but they ended up playing a cover of You Can't Always Get What You Want and left the stage with the sign (as depicted above) conveniently displaying only the "f" and the "u". After a full minute or so of being off-stage, they even got the Mr. Small's crew to start turning the lights back on. Then they finally came out again and finished off with Be Calm.

I personally thought that a whimsical touch to the performance, faking an encore...and I really do think that the sign was not an accident myself. My only real beef with the show was that Nate stopped dramatically in the middle of every damn song. I didn't think it was that necessary and it got old after the first 4 times. But all-in-all, great show - a FUN one where I could sing and dance along.

Tasty Food Creations

Saturday - Avocado Appetizer at Salt of the Earth

Downtown Buildings

Friday at the Gallery Crawl in front of the August Wilson Center

Time to Break out the Electric Blanket