commented on I Went to A Big Spectacle and All I Got Was This Big Spectacle (SAM's Big Unveiling)
'Video synced to surroundings' claim sounded very cool, so pretty disappointed by what I saw at the performance. Footage looked extremely generic to the region. I hope & pray we'll be able to see some visual patterns emerge in the display that give a sense of parrying or at least acknowledging its setting. And for god's sake, why not also have real-time feeds coming in from remote cameras? (Or even from NW webcams. The WaMu falcons, digitally remixed, would've been cool to see, no?)
commented on Have You Gotten Your Flu Vaccine Yet?
I'd never gotten a flu shot till yesterday, since that's not a type of sickness I get. However, I fell for the "don't be the contagion-spreading dick" argument.
Sep 9, 2012
commented on That's My DJ
Review of the DJ wars: Glass vs Savage,Showbox-Market
Blow by blow:
DJ Savage led with Ethel Merman. Very fun - for one song!
DJ Glass totally rocked his set, with music available on, I don't know, an actual iPOD.
DJ Savage countered with Captain & Tenille. (I'll get back to you after talking to my therapist.)
DJ Glass had crowd rip-roarin' (OK, with the occasional flat attempt at, e.g., New Wave - "Sex, I'm A Goddess..." falling unbelievably flat(!), and an awkward intro into some rap that eventually caught on.)
"How did I miss that" picture: DJs Glass & Savage each giving a go at crowd surfing.
Priceless followup: professional DJ (aiding them all night) subtley demonstrating crowd surfing etiquette - with junk towards ceiling, fer cryin' out loud!
Feb 14, 2012
commented on Happy Valentine's Day (and Thank You For Saving My Grandmother's Life)
Both my housemate and I donated a kidney to strangers this past year (go Hillman City donors!).
Here's how it works:
1. You have a spare kidney.
2. Someone will die today without it.
3. Call Virginia Mason hospital (206-341-1201)
My advocate there was the granddaughter of the hospital founder. Yep, she was a donor.