Tuesday, November 21, 2006

totally slackin'

On writing here. There's been so much that's happened in the last few days that I've found it tough to figure out where to start with it all.

The company meeting went well and our band's live performance was a smash hit. I keep getting stopped in the halls or congratulated in emails for helping to make it "the best company meeting ever." Turns out people like rock concerts more than PowerPoint presentations about sales figures. Go figure.

Other than that, I can very happily say that Music Sketch #7,493 was actually met with approval (muted approval, but hey ... I'll take anything at this point). Among the committee that have heard it so far, 1 person enthusiastically likes it, 1 person is content with it, and 1 person seems to be resigning themselves to it because of the rest of the people's interest in it. But, happily no one has said "Nope. That's not it." yet. We'll see what happens. I like the thought that I'm getting close to having people actually approve something on this score.

Manda and I have been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XII this past week. It's very good, if you're into Final Fantasy games. If not, I dunno ... I don't know if anyone who doesn't enjoy turn-based RPGs would enjoy it. But I'm into them and I'm enjoying and that's all that matters to me.

Let's see ... other than that, I couldn't be happier to be staring down the barrel of a three day work week. It's been a while since I had any time off and I'm really looking forward to 4 days of nothing but turkey, wedding prep, and (knowing me) naps.

God, I love naps.


EmoRiot said...

Staring at a 3-day work week? Yeah, you sure could use a break after all that time playing video games. ;)

Bug said...

So, I sat here thinking "what the hell? Doesn't he realize how freakin' busy I've been?!" until I realized ... No, I didn't actually tell you.

So, yeah ... the gig went well. But in reality it was two gigs. Our company president asked us to play live at the company meeting. He plays keyboards so we wanted to get him involved playing on one of the songs. One of the songs turned into all of the songs. And keyboard turned into bass, trumpet, keyboards, and rapping.

Yep. Our company president rapped the hip hop tune. So, anyway, all of that combined with all of the other guest musicians from our company that we had in order to pull the whole thing off meant a solid week and a half of rehearsal. I'd go to work, work all day on writing the sketches, and then go do a 2+ hour band rehearsal at night. Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, twice on Tuesday, Wednesday Morning, Thursday, and then two gigs on Friday.

Because everything was going so well that the President decided he wanted us to play not only at the company meeting, but also at the celebratory all Lucasfilm "yay Thrillville" party that was happening in the Dining Commons after the meeting.

So, anyway, all of that is what I left out and what I said instead was "sure has been fun playing FF12." Anyway, you see why you scum.