mikekn: (Music)
Sun May 22, 6:00 pm Jason Webley @ The Fire
Wed Jun 8, 9:30 pm Zoe Keating @ WCL
Wed Jun 15, 8:00 pm Decemberists @ Academy of Music
Sun July 10, 7:30 pm Screaming Orphans @ Sellersville
Wed September 7, 8:00 pm Mediaeval Baebes @ Sellersville

I'm definitely getting tickets to the last two, already have tickets for the Decemberists and seriously considering the other two. Would you like to join me?
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Jonathan Coulton with Paul and Storm will be back at World Cafe Live on Monday January 31st, 2011. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
A few of us are going to get tickets early and hope for a table up front. If you want in, let me know quickly - otherwise, well, go get your own tickets :)
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Jonathan Coulton with Paul and Storm will be back at World Cafe Live on Monday January 31st, 2011. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
A few of us are going to get tickets early and hope for a table up front. If you want in, let me know quickly - otherwise, well, go get your own tickets :)
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9200+ tracks later, everything in my iTunes has now been played at least once. The last ten track to play during my random travels through the music were:

1. Chess - Endgame
2. Monty Python - Dennis Moore
3. The Moody Blues - So Deep Within You
4. Frente! - So Mad
5. Jack in the Green - Dining To Get In
6. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
7. The Beatles - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
8. The Dresden Dolls - Sing
9. Tom Lehrer - I Wanna Go Back To Dixie
10. Tim Minchin - The Pope Song

Now I need to rip more CDs (and get a bigger iPhone...)
mikekn: (Music)
9200+ tracks later, everything in my iTunes has now been played at least once. The last ten track to play during my random travels through the music were:

1. Chess - Endgame
2. Monty Python - Dennis Moore
3. The Moody Blues - So Deep Within You
4. Frente! - So Mad
5. Jack in the Green - Dining To Get In
6. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
7. The Beatles - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
8. The Dresden Dolls - Sing
9. Tom Lehrer - I Wanna Go Back To Dixie
10. Tim Minchin - The Pope Song

Now I need to rip more CDs (and get a bigger iPhone...)
mikekn: (Music)
Weird Al in concert on June 25th, 8 pm at the Keswick. Anyone else want to go? Tickets are on sale and the good seats are going fast.
mikekn: (Music)
Weird Al in concert on June 25th, 8 pm at the Keswick. Anyone else want to go? Tickets are on sale and the good seats are going fast.
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Once again, I'm looking for useful websites - specifically places that are good reference sites as well as letting you keep track of your own info.

My favorite examples are www.boardgamegeek.com and www.librarything.com - both great sources for information on games and books respectively plus they let you catalog your own collections (and boardgamegeek recently expanded to cover RPGs as well via www.geekdo.com .) www.imdb.com and www.tv.com are great references, but I don't have any use for them beyond that.

Three others I've started playing with are:

http://www.last.fm - sort of a mixture between Pandora and music based social network. As you play your music, it collects and catalogs it. It can use you collection to make recommendation and point you to people with similar music tastes. It will also let you know about upcoming events with your bands or similar groups. As a cataloging tool it isn't that great, but I've still been having fun with it. Does anyone else use it?

http://www.tourfilter.com/philadelphia - [livejournal.com profile] bertana pointed me to this one. Give it a list of groups you are interested in and it will let you know when they will be playing in your area. It only covers a few metro areas (it started in Boston) and still feels like a small operation, but it catches more shows then it misses.

http://www.gurulib.com - Primarily a cataloging site for music, movies, books and video games. It also tries to be a social network, but I don't see much use in that part. It has a decent interface for taking bar codes and looking up the items via Amazon. When I was looking to catalog our CDs it was the best I could find that met the requirements of free, on-line and export-able. And a good thing I could export it - it went down for a few weeks with no communications not long after I got our music on-line. I still plan to use for our movies, unless something better comes along.

Does anyone have any other examples? Favorites? On any of the above? (I'm always looking for people to "friend" on them)
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Once again, I'm looking for useful websites - specifically places that are good reference sites as well as letting you keep track of your own info.

My favorite examples are www.boardgamegeek.com and www.librarything.com - both great sources for information on games and books respectively plus they let you catalog your own collections (and boardgamegeek recently expanded to cover RPGs as well via www.geekdo.com .) www.imdb.com and www.tv.com are great references, but I don't have any use for them beyond that.

Three others I've started playing with are:

http://www.last.fm - sort of a mixture between Pandora and music based social network. As you play your music, it collects and catalogs it. It can use you collection to make recommendation and point you to people with similar music tastes. It will also let you know about upcoming events with your bands or similar groups. As a cataloging tool it isn't that great, but I've still been having fun with it. Does anyone else use it?

http://www.tourfilter.com/philadelphia - [livejournal.com profile] bertana pointed me to this one. Give it a list of groups you are interested in and it will let you know when they will be playing in your area. It only covers a few metro areas (it started in Boston) and still feels like a small operation, but it catches more shows then it misses.

http://www.gurulib.com - Primarily a cataloging site for music, movies, books and video games. It also tries to be a social network, but I don't see much use in that part. It has a decent interface for taking bar codes and looking up the items via Amazon. When I was looking to catalog our CDs it was the best I could find that met the requirements of free, on-line and export-able. And a good thing I could export it - it went down for a few weeks with no communications not long after I got our music on-line. I still plan to use for our movies, unless something better comes along.

Does anyone have any other examples? Favorites? On any of the above? (I'm always looking for people to "friend" on them)
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Erin McKeown with special guest Jill Sobule

I love Erin's music. I know [livejournal.com profile] notshakespeare is a fan of Jill Sobule, but I've not had a chance to hear her work. It's the same day as Philly Gamers, but late enough that I could hit both. Hmm....
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Erin McKeown with special guest Jill Sobule

I love Erin's music. I know [livejournal.com profile] notshakespeare is a fan of Jill Sobule, but I've not had a chance to hear her work. It's the same day as Philly Gamers, but late enough that I could hit both. Hmm....
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Just checked back in on this show and I see tickets are now on sale.
Jonathan Coulton w/ Paul and Storm - World Cafe Live - Thursday Dec 3, 2009 (Yeah, shire meeting night...)

$30 for Floor seats (where we were last time) + $10 minimum food and drink.
$30 for standing at the bar (no food minimum, no seating)

There are still some decent seats left for groups of up to 4 or 6 people. Who would like to go in on some tickets with me?
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Just checked back in on this show and I see tickets are now on sale.
Jonathan Coulton w/ Paul and Storm - World Cafe Live - Thursday Dec 3, 2009 (Yeah, shire meeting night...)

$30 for Floor seats (where we were last time) + $10 minimum food and drink.
$30 for standing at the bar (no food minimum, no seating)

There are still some decent seats left for groups of up to 4 or 6 people. Who would like to go in on some tickets with me?
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Rasputina will be playing in West Chester on Sunday November 23rd at The Note.

Unfortunately that is the last day of Philcon so I don't think I'll be able to attend.
mikekn: (Music)
Rasputina will be playing in West Chester on Sunday November 23rd at The Note.

Unfortunately that is the last day of Philcon so I don't think I'll be able to attend.
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Ok, this sounds too good to miss (even if it is right after Pennsic)

Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
http://www.manncenter.org/calendar/view.asp?id=10046423

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] riversol for finding it)
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Ok, this sounds too good to miss (even if it is right after Pennsic)

Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
http://www.manncenter.org/calendar/view.asp?id=10046423

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] riversol for finding it)
mikekn: (Just me)
Had nice weekend filled with hanging out and playing games. Friday was the evil D&D campaign with [livejournal.com profile] complexated, [livejournal.com profile] hairness, [livejournal.com profile] catanache, [livejournal.com profile] shetiyah and Karl. We encountered our good counterparts, who were...interesting... I think a little deus ex machina (deus ex DM?) kept us from killing them outright, but we know they'll be back.

Saturday was Philly Area gamers. It was my first time a the new location (McKenzies brewpub). The food was good and the beer decent, but we were pressured on time (had to be out before 5). I managed to get in a game of Alhambra Dice and regular Alhambra. The dice game is fun, and has a good bit of strategy for a dice game (not that I applied it very well). The regular Alhambra went pretty fast due to the number of people we had playing, and again I wasn't able to successfully put any real strategy into play. After the games were done, I went up to my brother-in-law's place to catch the end of his birthday party. Lots of Wii-playing going on (but mostly by the adults!).

Sunday was a different D&D game with lots of laughter. After that I went over to [livejournal.com profile] hairness & [livejournal.com profile] complexated's place to watch the Superbowl. I didn't care who won, so I was just there to enjoy the game, the commercials and the company. All three delivered quite nicely :)

Look a bonus!
Currently in the CD changer:
1. Future Bible Heroes - Eternal Youth
2. The Decemberists - Her Majesty
3. They Might Be Giants - The Else
4. Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime
5. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
6. Voltaire - Boo Hoo
A completely pointless bonus!
mikekn: (Just me)
Had nice weekend filled with hanging out and playing games. Friday was the evil D&D campaign with [livejournal.com profile] complexated, [livejournal.com profile] hairness, [livejournal.com profile] catanache, [livejournal.com profile] shetiyah and Karl. We encountered our good counterparts, who were...interesting... I think a little deus ex machina (deus ex DM?) kept us from killing them outright, but we know they'll be back.

Saturday was Philly Area gamers. It was my first time a the new location (McKenzies brewpub). The food was good and the beer decent, but we were pressured on time (had to be out before 5). I managed to get in a game of Alhambra Dice and regular Alhambra. The dice game is fun, and has a good bit of strategy for a dice game (not that I applied it very well). The regular Alhambra went pretty fast due to the number of people we had playing, and again I wasn't able to successfully put any real strategy into play. After the games were done, I went up to my brother-in-law's place to catch the end of his birthday party. Lots of Wii-playing going on (but mostly by the adults!).

Sunday was a different D&D game with lots of laughter. After that I went over to [livejournal.com profile] hairness & [livejournal.com profile] complexated's place to watch the Superbowl. I didn't care who won, so I was just there to enjoy the game, the commercials and the company. All three delivered quite nicely :)

Look a bonus!
Currently in the CD changer:
1. Future Bible Heroes - Eternal Youth
2. The Decemberists - Her Majesty
3. They Might Be Giants - The Else
4. Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime
5. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
6. Voltaire - Boo Hoo
A completely pointless bonus!
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Nellie McKay has a new album out, titled Obligatory Villagers.
mikekn: (Music)
Nellie McKay has a new album out, titled Obligatory Villagers.
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