Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Rain, the Park & Other Things HNT

A thousand-point bonus for anyone who recognizes that!

Last week I wasn't around for the start of HNT because I had a gig. I had promised to post some pics, but I procrastinate with the best of them. I will say that it was one of best gigs I've played in some time. We were tight, had an appreciative crowd, and the lightning storm that showed up 15 minutes before we played went away quickly and gave way to real sunlight!



Click 'em to big 'em!

We are a band still in the embryonic stage. We are growing and developing, and are at that point where decisions have to be made. The fact we've made it this far points to one decision, since this was just a summertime project for last year. The looming questions deal with commitments, performances and style. Do we want to play a lot? Do we want to expand the musical style? Where do we want to go with this? It's hard enough to do with a 4-5 piece band, let alone trying to get nine of us to come together. Especially when almost everyone in the band has other musical groups that demand their time. However, some direction has been agreed upon.

We're looking at keeping this thing going for awhile. However, our marketing (which has been non-existent) will need some work. So I think we'll be setting up a FB page, as well as putting together a DVD that can be sent out to prospective clients. To that end, our sound guy sent out a raw recording off of the sound board from last week's gig. My first reaction is that there's some things that need to be cleaned up, but overall, it's not a bad recording!

Since many of you over the years have said they'd like to hear something, here you go! This is what I do. And since you can't just import mp3s into Blogger, I've made it a movie with pictures of some of my previous HNTs. It was the quickest thing I could think of, and it's my first shot at using iMovie (and certainly not the last!). Enjoy!

video

And for those of you who don't want to put up with all the old half-nekkidness, here's just the audio (I found a different way to handle that...).


No Mystery Guest this week. Sorry!
Lots of people over at "...the Other HNT" this week! Be sure to stop by and check out your fellow HNTers! Something for everyone over there this week, but NSFW, to be sure...
Doctor's appointment this morning. Blood pressure is down, A1c is up (that's OK in this case), blood sugars levels are good, cholesterol has been so good that there was no need to check it this time, weight was even down (which is not to imply that there's not plenty more to lose...). In other words, I'm still as healthy as a diabetic horse! Add that to the eye appointment I had last week that found my eyes were in pretty good shape (for my age--grrr...), the good results from my anal probe in April, and a generally positive mental health, and it looks like I'll be around for awhile! At least until I get hit by a bus or something...
Thought I had my car sold. That fell through, so now I have to actually advertise it. Think I'll try Craigslist first.
Heading out on OsTour '11 on Friday! I'll be meeting up with one of the early day HNTers in Wichita, and also have lunch and dinner dates in my two layovers on my return on Monday! One of whom is a current HNTer!!! Anyone want to join in? Yeah, yeah...there will be pictures!

36 comments:

V said...

Band sounds great! We’re up! L and I are having more fun with rope!

Emmy said...

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing the photos and sounds with us!

I'm up. :)
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

MinorityReport said...

Looks like you had a good time and the recording sounds great!

HHNT. :)
I'm up.

Elle said...

Hey, I really enjoyed that, you guys are great!!!

My HNT's a bit more toned down than yours, but it's up ;)

the late phoenix said...

up...with a hand

Chapter Two said...

come undress me

Anonymous said...

Vixen is out on the town tonight hopefully finding her groove she did however post before heading out. Find her sexiness HERE

Osbasso said...

Gucci's got a Mystery Guest this week! Go see who it is! http://www.mamastillwearsgucci.com/

Anonymous said...

Well dang- that link didn't work very well....Here is the long addy:

http://blue-eyedvixen.com/2011/08/expose-hnt/

Guess you will have to copy and paste

Osbasso said...

JM is off in a foreign country with wonky access. But he can still be a voyeur!

http://thereisnospoon-jm.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The Cowsills?

Diva said...

I'm up....kisses xo

Jas said...

Love the music! Thanks for sharing :)

I'm up with a music tribute myself this week using a friends suggestion for the theme. ;)

KaziGrrl said...

Thank you for sharing that, 'tis music to my ears ;)

I'm up

24 said...

Love the music with the movie, much better then an mp3. ;)

Im up.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Awesome. HHNT!

Pocket RockettZ said...

Pimp style (that's a good thing)
You rock!
Had my speakers on too loud though and woke people. lol

I am up with rainbows.

Cheeky Minx said...

Soul is right - you all have it in spades and sound amazing! The pics just made it better still.

I'm up.
xxx

Connell said...

wow...
so, in a way the theme could be brass...
Good tunes!
Now I wish I had put some together for stills.
(Steven Stills!?)
nah. Camera stills.
I'm up

but I didn't do no last face like you did.
Dang!

d=^))

DoubleD said...
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DoubleD said...

This is my first ever HNT being very new to blogging ....

I'm in :)

Molly Rene said...

Looks like you're having a lot of fun!

I'm up!

suburbanslut said...

Congrats on the good news from the doc. Glad it was an good checkup from the doc too.

I'm back again: http://wp.me/p164f7-K0

Happy HNT!

suburbanslut said...

No, I meant to say glad it was a good gig too. Dammit. I need my caffeine.

Joanna Cake said...

Great soundtrack to five minutes of perusing old Os HNTs :) You guys are good!

I'm up and almost see-through :) x

Mit©helangelo said...

Sounds fantastic!

I'm up... a bit later than usual but it must still be Thursday somewhere in the world right ;)

heelsnstocking said...

Better late than never! I'm up! Was late due to being thoroughly immoral and debauched.

Great news on dr's stuff and if you head to Uk I'll buy lunch x

Gigi said...

Looks like fun!!
I was so tired last night that I forgot to tell ya I was up.. Sorry I've missed a few weeks... Missed ya guys ;)

Silly Mistress said...

The baby pic's and the fro are cute. :D

The jester's hat was awesome ^_^

The song was fun and groovy. : )

BTExpress said...

You guys sound pretty good, I'm impressed.

I'm up with a few pool party anniversary pictures. Can you believe it's been a year already?

Infidelity Chronicles said...

We're in like always! Come enjoy "A Moment in Time" with us!

Miranda

GoodWill said...

Def looks like fun! I'm up as well finally :)

Richard, Shhh... said...

I posted yesterday but announcing it now just under the wire at 11PM Eastern. Please excuse, I had my first date in 15 years... And with a girl 30 years younger!!! She didn't see the bedroom scene I posted tho.
Date was platonic but artsy & fun -- I'm Happy tonight! HHNT

13messages said...

You guys sound great. Have a fun weekend. I'm up.

viemoira said...

Sounds and looks like looks of fun. Hope everyone had a great HNT! I was very busy this week and have been on a blogging hiatus... so no participation from me but wanted to stop and say hello! :)

Rach said...

loved the pictures and sound Os. happy HNT