i play guit/vox in a band called "no longer micah"

Friday, May 13, 2005

A Sabbath For Ears

After 6 bands my ears have stood some abuse. Last night we played the Shorewood Legion Hall with 5 great bands. Our friend, Bud from Meteah Strike set up the show. I was really impressed with the quality of the other bands that played. A couple of bands that really stuck out were Clementine and Meteah Strike (both from Milwaukee).

But anyways, as enjoyable as the show was - it's also very taxing. Just performing is one thing that drains you. But listening to 6 bands in a row is kind of mind-numbing. It's kind of like sensory overload. After a while you tune everything out and become disassociated. Not to mention what your ears go through. Danielle and I went to a local Jewel Osco to pick up some earplugs. Wish we would have done that before "Bring On the Guns" played (who were very good). So anyways, I'm giving my ears a rest today. I started listening to some Clementine downloads (which are great) but decided my ears can't take anymore. .. At least for part of the day.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Happy Golden Birthday Clay!

After much anticipation, Clay Michael Flickinger turns 4 today (on May 4th, 2005). This event happened despite my idle threats that he would "not turn 4 if you keep sucking that thumb like a baby". As an initial birthday present he received a Dora (learning) computer game to which his mother called me up so that he could give me an excited "Thank you". More celebration to follow tonight when I return home after work - possibly to some restaurant that will sing him "Happy Birthday". The real big celebration will be held on Saturday, May 7th - when Clay's playmates will join him in a festive celebration. There will be cake, food and even a dinosaur pinata filled with delicious candy. And all things will be decorated in dinosaur fashion in rememberence of the classic Clay phrase: "when I grow up I'm going to be a dinosaur". In Flickinger fashion, presents will be given to the (little) guests and we request that presents not be given to Clay.

As a side note: Clay shares his special day with the chickens as it is also "International Respect for Chickens Day".