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Plenty of people want to rock, they're just not on the radio

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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    May the forth be with you.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    And also with you.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    edited May 2018
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    The 38-year-old is now the official Guinness World Records title holder for the Largest wave surfed (unlimited) which measured 24.38 m (80 ft).

    Koza rode the wave at Nazaré, Portugal, on 8 November 2017 but was awarded the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave award by the World Surf League (WSL) at an event in California, US, on Saturday 28 April.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    booooo error!
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    In addition to the aforementioned fake Beatles show, I think we're going to do a picnic out on Round Lake Beach and a day in the sun doing outdoor stuff.

    But the actual highlight of the weekend should be Simon's music school recital. He's the only mandolin player, so he doesn't have to worry about suffering by comparison.

    Tonight, I'm going to drive Lyft some. Maybe Sunday night after the recital, too. Not sure.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    booooo error!
    Fixed, I think.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    I still haven't seen Annihilation, and I want to try and fit that in somewhere too.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    yes, fixed and holy crap.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    Will this be S____'s first recital?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    edited May 2018
    Yep. I worry he's not practicing as much as he should. He'll do fine, but he's been a little slack. I'm trying to find the balance between getting him to try to do as well as he can and not making it stressful or unfun.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    That is a very hard line. Good luck.

    I've always regretted pushing back against piano lessons when it became too stringent. I coulda been a much better player if I hadn't hung it up for five years.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    So if he ever wants to quit, I'll come out and Scared Straight him for you.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    edited May 2018
    Oh, there's a worker shortage, eh? You mean there's a shortage of workers to do shit jobs for peanuts. Supply and demand, baby. Pay your workers more. We're mostly not talking about rocket surgeons here. Pay them more and pay to train them.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    edited May 2018
    The fake Beatles were a real hit with Simon. It was his first time at a concert, really, and knowing all of the songs had him mesmerized. They sounded pretty good, especially their John. And outside of their Paul being closer to actual Paul's age than Beatles-era Paul's age (maybe 60, in his case) they looked the part. They did a moptop/suits set then a Sgt. Pepper in costumes set then came out in Let It Be-era garb for a latter era set. Simon ran out of juice during that one, so we called it and went home, but it was a fun night.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    Yay fake Beatles!

    Pretty good weekend. Had fun with S____ on Saturday. Then she flew to N.O. and I spent the day in the studio wrote a new pseudo-classical thing. It's been forever since I've written/recorded. Felt good. I can still do it.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    edited May 2018
    Simon also nailed his mandolin recital. If you missed it on FB, here it is again, skip to 0:30 for the song:

  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    Do y'all call him bubs?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    Yep. "Baba" is Hungarian for baby/child and is pronounced "bubba." The southerner in me found that hilarious, so one of his nicknames became "Baba"/"Bubba." And then "Bubs." "Bubster." All of those.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    edited May 2018
    This was my first time as an adult at a kids' music recital. I kinda thought you'd be able to separate the kids into "good" and "not good." But really, the groups seem to be "kids with musicality" and "kids who extract the music from themselves painfully, like they are removing a splinter or passing a kidney stone." Some of the kids in the former category missed a bunch of notes or had a hard time, but were still enjoyable. Some of the kids in the latter category hit the notes but in a kind of automaton-like fashion and seemed to be miserable.

    I don't really know their lives, so I could have it all wrong though.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    Too funny. That was my nickname for A____ when he was little. In two weeks we hold the 17th annual Bubs-B-Q (his birthday).
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    The other thing I picked up is that playing the violin seems really fucking hard.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    Never thought of it like that but that seems entirely accurate.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    edited May 2018
    Is there an app where you can scan in sheet music and hear back how it is supposed to sound?

    I assume there are many, but is there one that is easy that one of y'all might recommend?

    Simon can sight read music now, but it's still helpful for him in terms of picking up the rhythm to be able to hear a song played "correctly" on demand.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,880
    SnapNPlay seems to be the go-to app for that. Never personally used it.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    Is there an app where you can scan in sheet music and hear back how it is supposed to sound?
    I know they exist, but I've never used one of those apps.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    edited May 2018
    The other thing I picked up is that playing the violin seems really fucking hard.
    It is. My stepdauther started to play the violin when she was six and then moved on to the cello in her teens. It took her a couple of years of nearly constant practice just to be able to play in tune.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,967
    edited May 2018
    I have the piles! Hemorrhoids! Getting old sucks. Anyway, nothing too serious, I got a cream that took care of most of the discomfort. But it has ruined my enjoyment of bum sex porn. Hemorrhoids are a pain in the ass.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,893
    It would be super if my office could go more than 72 hours without enacting a new rule.

    The new one is, we're all required to work 8-5. previously, we had flex hours. I'll have to lobby for an exception so that I can pick up my kid.
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