Aug 24, 2009

Weekend 8/22/2009

This is just a recap of my weekend for the people that are not following me on Facebook. On Friday I went to The Cove and had a bison burger...again. It was delicious. It was around 7:30 PM and it was HOT! I'm really getting annoyed by San Antonio's heat. If it keeps being this hot, I'll have no choice but to move somewhere else, maybe Oxford England....yeah right. After dinner, I went to the movies, but nothing of interest was showing at the time I got there, so I went back home. Later that night, my friend asked me to go with him to a "hole-in-the-wall" place where his cousin was playing an acoustic set. Turned out that the place was a bar and it was....well...a "hole-in-the-wall" bar. The last two songs from a two person band called Tell The Tale were pretty good. The rest of the bands not so good. My friend's cousin's music was eclectic, interesting stuff, maybe the kind of music that grows on you. After that, I went to my friends house because he forgot that he had picked me up and I didn't say anything. So then after a while he took me home. I went straight to bed after a very long day.

Next morning, I woke up, but was too tired, so I went back to sleep. Then woke up and went to the store to buy some music. I got Sigur Ros' Takk and their latest CD called Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (they're from Iceland).Their music is cool.  I started to listen to their album Takk about two months ago, and I've grown to appreciate their music in a special way. A lot has happened to me in the last two months both good and bad, but now every time I hear that album, it will remind me of those times, which is not necessary a bad thing.  Nothing much happened on Saturday.

Sunday, I woke up and debated whether to take a shower or not.  I decided that due to the San Antonio heat, it would be a good idea to take one, so I did.  I was on YouTube trying to find a tutorial on how to properly play Radiohead's House of Cards on the guitar, and I found a very good tutorial.  There was just one small problem: I needed a capo.  So I went and got one (and a pack of picks) and went through the tutorial and was able to play the song.  I first heard this song in October of 2007 when In Rainbows, Radiohead 7th album, came out.  I guess I just didn't get the song, or what, but I can say it was my least favorite song from that album. But this song grew on me, and then I finally got it and now it is one of my favorites.  The song is sung from the point of view of a man.  He's asking a woman to forget her house of cards, which would be another term for a dying relationship, and he'll do the same.  Then he goes on to sing "denial, denial," maybe the woman doesn't want to acknowledge that she's living in a house of cards.  Anyway, I got to learn the right way of playing the song and I spent the rest of the day practicing it.  Maybe I'll make a video of me singing it...nah.

Right now, I'm getting ready to go to sleep after an interesting weekend.  My daughter's first day of school is tomorrow...wait it is today, and there are all kinds of emotions going on within me.  She's growing up and I'm in "denial, denial" waiting to see what's going to happen to my house of cards.

Thanks for reading.



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