Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Last Day At 859

Yesterday, after a very long day of recording and live music, Underground was officially suspended. My final goodbye to the 859 S. building probably won't be for a few days, but closing out our "public" time there with WMCA was a fine way to wrap things up.

Snow! I think a parking lot is around here somewhere...

Ah, the familiar stairs, with the familiar light over the door...and the familiar smashed-up glass blocks.

Recording session.

In a bit of a jam. (Oh...not that funny? Sorry.)

The view from my "office."

Still comin' down...

The obligatory "shakycam" show picture.

Thanks to all who have ever come out to Underground and shaken things up (even if the shaking was quiet, and folksy). The bands and solo performers in (and out) of this town ARE the music business - a thought which venues should always remember.

Just to update you on the potential for a stopgap/ intermediate solution:

It's being worked on. I have some phone calls to make, starting January 2nd.

Best regards to all!

We'll meet again.

Don't know where, don't know when.

But...I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.

-Ross Parker, Hughie Charles

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

xkcd Is Awesome

The webcomic xkcd is near and dear to my heart - even though I don't always understand the details in every comic (I'm not a computer scientist, or a mathematician, so some things go over my head.)

The comic is here:

Be warned - strong language and some NSFW elements are present at times.

So - why do I think xkcd is awesome? Well, for one thing, there are comics like the one I saw today: