The Night Bass Tour in NYC was awesome. I wish I stayed for more of it, but by the time there was ample room, it was late. Too late for an old man like me. Seriously, from 11:45 to 1:15 it was a ton of people that hated wherever they currently happened to be. Nobody could occupy a single spot for more than 5 minutes. Dancing was out of the question when someone had to shove by you every few seconds. It reminded me of the late 90s. The music was on point. Hannah Wants was better than I anticipated. After her set I tried to grab a drink. Some lovely young lady shoved her way around me, and made it a point to let the world know she had to be served before me. The best part was when my wife approached her and she pulled her in from of me, as well, and went on about what a dick I was for just being there, that she would not fuck me, etc, etc. That was when the wife told her that I was her husband. Hilarity ensued. Kind of. The situation was amusing, but the quality of people at this place was pretty shit. I am not in tune with the kids these days, but I thought this would be out of the mainstream enough for the attendees to be cool. Some were, dont get me wrong. There were friendly people I ran into several times, but there were so many out to just be shit heads.It goes without saying that AC Slater made me forget about all that crap though.
That night aside, I have been following Flava D for well over a year now, and she will have a release on Party Like Us Records. Pretty excited about this. I hope to catch her out here in the US in the future. I believe she has been to NYC before, but I was not aware.
Posted on 10 October '14 by Eric B, under Music. No Comments.
Yes, that is a cake. A real cake. It was a duel birthday celebration between Jen and myself, and one heck of a cake. One of the coolest things I have ever seen. Photo credit goes to Lou, who does this professionally. Look him up. He also had a hand in supplying the cake.
So many great things going on right now. License is back in 2 months as of now. I celebrated a great birthday, as seen above, and I hate birthdays. I am finishing up my AS degree in information systems this year. I made the first beer that I feel must be entered in a competition, a lemon pepper saison. Tomorrow is the Night Bass tour in NYC hosted by Trouble & Bass. It will be sick to see AC Slater above all, and listen to something outside of Jungle/DnB for a bit. Things are looking up in many ways. The one damn thing I need though, is a raise. Soon to be 8 years without one. With everything else going on, it will be easier to go somewhere that skills and dedication are appreciated, and there is this small carrot they have been dangling over my head in the form of a raise. I would love to keep working from home and doing what I do while actually making enough to afford some getaways on my much needed time off.
In a week or two I need to update this site. Minimal design is the way to go these days. White site, creative and yet to be figured out banner.
Posted on 3 October '14 by Eric B, under Life, Music, Work. No Comments.
Man, I loved these guys. At the time, I loved them even more so than London Elekricity when they were doing their live thing. I feel like way too many people have no idea who they even are these days, and that is a damn shame. Wikipedia lists them as still active, but I only see three members. I also never even heard of their 2007 album, which I find surprising. Definitely going to have to grab that.
EZ Rollers – Live @ Audioroom, Vienna (1999) by Drum & Bass Classics on Mixcloud
Posted on 28 July '14 by Eric B, under Music. No Comments.
Is it really insomnia when you just do not want to sleep? I hate the mornings except for the occasional odd ball where I am productive as can be. I think the only reason that even happens is because I was up so late the night prior that I had to hit the sack early.
That being said, I am stressing about my barely wine. 3 weeks and not a hint of carbonation! Granted, it is the highest ABV that I have dealt with. My Black RyePA is back and stronger than ever because I fucked things up in my favor. A nice Kolsh is planned for this weekend.
That barely wine is not the only reason I am stressing though. It is the end of Winter soon, and it takes forever. From Feb to the point where every morning is 40 degrees or more sucks, but since I started working from home in October, its even worse. I know, poor me, works from home. I need to get out of this house, and there is no escape until it warms up.
Posted on 29 January '14 by Eric B, under Life. No Comments.
I think I started this update process on Wednesday. Its finally done today. There were so many conflicts and issues when moving over to Systemd, which I had not even realized was needed when I started, which took up a lot of time. I was causally dealing with emerge issues until Friday. After emerging Gentoo all those times and finally figuring all that out, I finally had to go read the systemd page to make some changes to my Grub 2 configuration, as well as get my network manager running. I like the way you just enable services with Systemd. All seems to be well now. In fact it actually works better than before using Openrc. Everything boots up faster.
Posted on 19 October '13 by Eric B, under Computers & Gadgets. 1 Comment.