Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I'm feeling good. Why?

I just got my teeth cleaned. The dentist suggested that I have just enough color to them that I should consider bleaching, for which she would of course receive $100-300 but which would make a noticeable difference. Maybe if I weren't already married.

Honigman's July 22 400 Bar show was the best yet, I felt. The soundman was skilled. I remembered almost all the words to SeƱor. (Only the final line of each verse continues to elude me as I struggle to make a mental connection between the last line and the overall content of each verse. And the gypsy often has a broken arm, a "rotten" ring, or just about anything but the "broken flag and flashing ring" she's supposed to have.) Kent and Stu add a new dimension to the band that allows me to quit strumming my guitar while I sing if I wish, just like Bruce. Rock heaven!

Work on the landscaping outside the future site of Memphis Studios begins July 31 (and is actually expected to be finished on the same day!). Soon the "tester" album with real drums, real piano, real organ, wacked out guitar sounds (courtesy of my new Godlyke PA-9 multi-pedal power adapter), and 10 or so all new, yet-to-be-composed instrumentals can commence.

Time for sleeping. Thanks for reading. Goodnight.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Just played some truly wonderful mini-golf at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina. My goodness. They really live up to their slogan. "It's not mini-golf, it's golf in miniature." It's like banzai. Made some pars and birdies, but ended up at 9 over (60) for 18 holes.

In music news, a piano has been added to the arsenal here at Memphis Studios. A bright Kimball upright, very well tuned but with a few slightly sticky keys that can be easily corrected I believe. Hooray and thanks to those who made it possible. A contract for grading of the land outside the future site of the studio has been awarded and work should begin before the end of August. Studio should be functioning by October. The corner has been turned.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Memphis Studios is now taking bids to assess, repair, and prevent future water damage. It is a dull process. Little musical progress is being made, except with the band Honigman. I have been just monkeying around with the website. Maybe I will practice some scales and exercises so my solos will be adequately rockin' for the good citizens of all ages in Milltown, WI this Saturday. Yeah, I think I will. Or maybe I will take a nap. Or get a job. e-mail "actionpoll at memphisevans.com" to vote on whether I should nap, get a job, or practice the Fender Stratocaster. Perhaps before the sun goes down I will attempt to do all three. Plus maybe prepare dinner.

I set up a "So you think you might be interested in Big Star" type of page. It's pretty good, basic information about a crucial pop band. Go there and then follow the instructions. If you already like Big Star and know them well, let me know what you think. Did I forget anything?

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Made huge changes to the site today. Actually more like many, many small changes. Feeling good about it. Gives me something to do while I avoid grocery shopping. Listening to McCartney's 1991 Unplugged CD, a real killer.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Foolishly locked myself out of my house today for about 7 hours. Barefoot. Had garage access only. Mowed the lawn, biked, played basketball, jogged (briefly). Got 11,000 mosquito bites. They should kill more of those things in the spring. I understand the Army Corps of Engineers has the ability to do so. My feet look like greenish dirty meat.

Absolutely zero music news due to lockout, just those mini golf scores from yesterday. I was so close!! And there was a lot of trash talk, but no permanently hurt feelings. Just a strong desire for revenge, or at least a rematch.
Key Musicians' Most Recent Mini Golf Scores:
Evan Johnson - 47
Memphis Evans - 49
Kaptain Karl - 65

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Just declared July Honigman month. Made some adjustments, including an announcement on the homepage.

Still working on unofficial, unauthorized fan sites for Evan and Karl. Feel free to visit them, underdeveloped as they are, as long as you don't mind the occasional obscene lyrics page template.