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    Vacation’s Over


    2012 - 01.02

    The phrase “vacation’s over” actually always makes me think of a Sting song “Saint Augustine in Hell”, of course I had to go and find the song to verify that I had the title right.  It’s from Ten Summoner’s Tales, and the phrase comes from the section which starts at 2:33 and goes through 3:10.  Although the phrase in the song is actually “break’s over”.

    Here’s a video that someone put together featuring clips from Supernatural to go with the song, it’s a Dean/Meg theme.

     

    So it being the first day of the year 2012, the vacation I’m referring to is not the pleasant couple of weeks of having Karin at home predominantly to myself, but rather the vacation we’ve taken from talking about ourselves.  On the bright side, since we haven’t been talking about what we’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks, we might actually have some good stories.  Well we can pretend together at least.

    Improv & Music Education


    2011 - 11.02

    Yesterday we went out to “Fund with Laughter” which was a fundraiser for the BC Orff Chapter.  So the improv was by the Vancouver Theatre Sports League.  Featured that night were:

    We had a good time, we laughed a lot.  Karin even went on stage to help with one of the segments.  Worth noting if you follow the links, you might not actually be able to pick them out if you see them in person, as the professional headshots, well they don’t totally resemble the people we saw… photoshop?

    So the actual reason we were there was because it was a fundraiser for the BC Orff Chapter, which is probably meaningless to most people.  If I told you that it was the BC Chapter of Carl Orff Canada you probably would still be lost.  They support Orff Schulwerk (or the Orff Approach) which is a teaching approach, specifically for teaching music to students (typically children).  So it’s a good cause, and we had a good time.  Go us!

    Making some progress…


    2011 - 08.06

    I’ve been doing a lot of moving and tidying and such this week, but today is the first time that I’m actually doing it at MY house.  I’ve been making some decent progress, at least I think (I won’t go into too much detail, so that Karin has something to look forward to).

    One of the things which has helped is a mix CD of songs that Karin put together for me a while back.  She was pretty sneaky and asking me about favourite songs and keeping track of songs that I commented on when they came on the radio, so the end result was some pretty awesome songs all together on one CD:

    1. Crabbuckit, K-OS
    2. Cats In The Cradle, Cat Stevens
    3. Dust In the Wind, Kansas
    4. I Can’t Dance, Genesis
    5. Billie Jean, Chris Cornell
    6. Smooth Criminal, Alien Ant Farm
    7. Jumping Jack Flash, Rolling Stones
    8. No You Girls, Franz Ferdinand
    9. Just Breathe, Pearl Jam
    10. Piano Man, Billy Joel
    11. Smoke On the Water, Deep Purple
    12. Walking On Broken Glass, Annie Lennox
    13. More Than A Feeling, Boston
    14. Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand
    15. No More Tears, Ozzy Osbourne
    16. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley*
    17. Superstition, Stevie Wonder

    If you want to play them all (in order) you should be able to use this YouTube playlist: “Mix CD“…

    * If you watched the NBC series “The Voice” Cee Lo Green is the singer in Gnarles Barkley.