Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random shit and shinola

Is there any wonder people* make fun of Southerners? I mean what the fuck?! This bit of ridiculousness has been all over the local media for the past week or so. Before the “scam” was revealed, every time I’d see/read a story about these two morons I’d punch myself in the face. As a transplanted New Yorker, it has become clear to me how these people lost the Civil War**. The Union army simply came across the Kennasaw Battle Field dressed in monkey suits and the Reb’s dropped their weapons and ran. Shezzz…

The tape restoration project I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago was a resounding success. I've dumped the five songs to digital and they hold up well. I've got an ART VLA Vactrol Tube Compressor coming so I can attempt some mixes on my own, and may even ask Jackson and his crew to take a crack at them if I get them to sound at all decent on my own. I'll post them here when they're done.

I have ceased eating, sleeping, and showering since I picked one of these up last week. Since I foolishly got one for my wife too, we've not had relations since I presented it to her.***

Me: Hey Wright Brothers, what are you guys working on there?

Orville and Wilbur: It's a flying machine that will forever change the world.

Me: Whatev's... Can you can load 2,500 metal songs, surf porn on the internets, and text your buds on it?

O & W: Well, no Tony...

Me: Than suck on this fly boys!!!

O & W: Tony, you have defeated us. I guess we'll just go drink some Draino even though it hasn't been invented yet either.

It's simply the greatest invention ever.

Next week the most wonderful time of the year gets underway and I'm trying not to get too excited about it or otherwise be unable to sleep a wink. For the benefit of those that live in Afghanistan or having no life whatsoever, we're talking about college football season of course. Although it will be an unusual season opener at Georgia Tech (they open on Thursday night curtailing our standard Ringling Bros. size tailgate), I'm still overjoyed that the season has finally arrived and look forward to taking, NOT asking, but TAKING all you football pool participants money. Each Saturday for the next four months I'll either be here, here, or in front of here if anybody needs to reach me. If folks out there find themselves in the Atlanta area and would like to join us for a game please give me a shout. I will guarantee you board your return flight home in complete state of human wreckage and hungover like you've never been.

*Okay Jackson and Beckeye

**Or as it's referred to by the WWF pay-per-view version many of the 'things weren't so bad back then' morons call it "The War of Northern Aggression"

***Yeah right, like that would ever happen, we're like rabbits. No, seriously. Don't believe me? Ask her. Oh, wait a minute, don't do that...


At 4:45 PM, August 20, 2008, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

I just don't get what's so exciting about the iPhone. It's pretty much useless for high-volume emailing, so I wouldn't use it for work. I guess the integration with the iPod is cool, but since the phone/email function isn't sufficient for business, it does me no good.

It needs a real keyboard.

At 7:45 PM, August 20, 2008, Blogger Tony Alva said...

I live and die by email and have owned them all from Crackberry's to 'Q's and the activesync on this thing works as good as the BB BES delivery. Calender & contacts as well. The keyboard is a bit to get used to, but I'm dealing remarkable well (thank god for text recognition!). The converged iPod factor is VERY cool. I've got long a commute and plugging up the iPod loaded with my Mircodot disc into the car stereo is sublime.

Not mention when your a geezer married guy with a kid and you keep in touch with 80% of your friends via blogging this geeky device with it's wifi & 3G access is simply da bomb brudda!

At 1:16 AM, August 22, 2008, Blogger Jackson said...

The Bigfoot thing scares me because apparently some folks actually thought it might be real. Shit, anyone with half a brain knows Bigfoot lives in the Pacific Northwest, sheez!

I'm dying to hear the 'baked' tunes.

At 9:24 AM, August 22, 2008, Blogger Tony Alva said...


The VLA will be here next week and I'm going to knock out some mixes. The audio quality is amazing, but I'm not surprised. If you recall, that studio had a Trident Series 65 mixer (glorious pre's on that baby) and we tracked to a bumped up MS-16. I had to bump my MS-16 and it took awhile to match pitch, but I think I got right.

It may be worthy of sending you guys these files. I know your busy, so I don't want to bog you down with nonrev work, but I gotta say I was pretty psyched about what I heard.

At 7:08 PM, August 25, 2008, Blogger BeckEye said...

Sir, I do not make fun of Southerners. Just Britney. And the other stupid ones. It's not my fault there are a lot of them.

I didn't understand all the furor over Bigfoot recently because I thought the guy who "invented" Bigfoot admitted it was a hoax on his deathbed?


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