What Marching Band Taught Me About the World

INTRODUCTIONIn 1979, I finally made the transition into high school band. It was something I’d been looking forward to, ever since I transitioned from trumpet to drums in sixth grade. I went in and auditioned for the leader of the drum line; a guy named Roger, aka “Hefty.” After my audition, I was ceremoniously welcomedContinue reading “What Marching Band Taught Me About the World”

A Weird Brand of Insult

Consider the fact that the person levying the insult against me knows my entire background. They know that I started in computer rentals in 1987. In this role, I would configure, test, and repair customized computer systems. From here, I would teach software packages to professionals in 1989. I got online in 1992, and IContinue reading “A Weird Brand of Insult”

Watching the 1/6 Hearings

I have been watching the 1/6 Committee hearings since the first one aired late last week. As someone who lives in America, I am very concerned about the future of the country and I want to see those who have violated our country to pay for what they have done. For me, it’s NOT aContinue reading “Watching the 1/6 Hearings”

Why “DrumWild,” and Where Are the Drums?

INTRODUCTIONOne Friday afternoon, when I was lamenting certain aspects of my life in a therapy discussion, my therapist chimed in. “Well, at least you can play your drums in your apartment all day, right?” Eh, no. That’s not how things work. What felt really weird to me was that I had to explain to anotherContinue reading “Why “DrumWild,” and Where Are the Drums?”

Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video

For those who are regular readers, you know my story. For those who are new, long story short, I quit Facebook back in mid-2014, returned in mid-2019, then quit and re-joined a few more times after that. I most recently got back on maybe two months ago. My struggles with staying on Facebook are many.Continue reading “Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video”

“Buying Stuff” by Hot Dad: Fretless 5-String Bass Treatment

It was a rainy day today, so I got a major bug in my brow and decided to test out my “new” set-up with regard to making videos. By “new,” I mean a different configuration of existing gear, but without the powerful desktop computer. GEAR USEDSamsung Note 9 [VIDEO]Ibanez GWB35 Gary Willis Signature Fretless 5-StringContinue reading ““Buying Stuff” by Hot Dad: Fretless 5-String Bass Treatment”

The Depp/Heard Trial, and Those Who Are Watching

This is a short addendum to my previous post, but it can stand alone if you haevn’t yet read that. As I write this, I am watching an attorney [Emily D. Baker] live-streaming along with the live trial stream, adding commentary and asking questions. There are LOTS of people live-streaming, making clips, commentary, and evenContinue reading “The Depp/Heard Trial, and Those Who Are Watching”

The Johnny Depp / Amber Heard Trial: A Turning Point?

INTRODUCTIONI have been watching the Johnny Depp defamation suit that he filed against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for more than a few weeks now. Before that, I was following the story. This entry will NOT be about the memes, or jokes, or bashing, or any other type of presentation that hairless apes tend to enjoy.Continue reading “The Johnny Depp / Amber Heard Trial: A Turning Point?”

The Nightmare of Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissism

INTRODUCTIONI have been watching the Johnny Depp / Amber Heard trial in its entirety, live as it streams. It’s a horrifying thing to watch, from my perspective, and you’ll learn why after reading this. There were two incidents in particular that triggered panick in my gut that I hadn’t felt since 1998. I’m going toContinue reading “The Nightmare of Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissism”

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