full life

(no subject)

So I got my new guitar toy yesterday, and HOLY SHIT it's amazing.  If any of my guitarist friends are reading this, I cannot recommend it enough.  If you are in any way familiar with Line 6's other stompboxes - especially the DL4, which is beyond ubiquitous - this is even better.  It does all the things I hoped it would do, but it also does a bunch of awesome things I hadn't anticipated.  It's rendered my existing set-up pretty much obsolete, which obviously means I now have 4 or 5 pedals I need to get rid of.  Now if only I had a band to play with.

I'm trying to avoid too much political coverage right now; I'm having trouble sleeping, I get so angry sometimes.  I watched a Bill O'Reilly clip yesterday - linked to from a progessive-leaning blog, because I've had to force myself to stop accidentally-on-purpose wandering over to Fox's news website - and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack.  I'm getting angry just recalling it, so I'm going to stop talking about it.

And what better way to get over the political blues than to listen to comedy albums?  I've been on a comedy album collection obsession this week.  I watched Brian Regan's comedy special over the weekend, on Patton Oswalt's recommendation, and he was terrific - so I bought his album from 97.  And then I finally picked up Maria Bamford's album, and Demetri Martin's album, and the Flight of the Conchords album, and the new, posthumous Mitch Hedberg album (which is actually pretty good, even if it was never meant to be released).

I suppose I ought to be glad that the brand new iPod Touch is still too expensive and still too small, memory-wise, for me to run out and buy; 32GB at $399 ain't gonna cut it.  I could probably justify $399 if it was at least 64GB... maybe next year, then.  In the meantime, I'm still wanting to get a new, awesome cellphone, preferably one with some sort of PDA/calendar functionality.

Your the guy who cried Mofo...
I DVRed the Regan, so we'll probably watch that tonight. But he was always one of my favorites, so I'm glad he's finally on a comeback.

I am completely obsessed with this guy now:

http://www.birbigs.com/

Has a bit of the Regan vibe but with more of an edge.