Posts Tagged ‘drums’
Let’s have some structure:
- Video games: I recently beat Mass Effect, and let me say that it is definitely one of the best games I’ve ever played. It gives COD4 a run for its money as my favorite Xbox game. Sure, it has a lot of flaws (annoying inventory system, the MAKO vehicle, Unreal engine 3), but it more than makes up for them with an incredible story, truly lovable characters, the best dialog system I’ve ever encountered, and more than tolerable combat. Go buy it now. Other games I’ve been playing recently: Left 4 Dead 2, Saints Row 2, Spider-Man 2, and Modern Warfare 2 (see a pattern?). All of them are really good, but none of them are quite as epic as Mass Effect. I’m planning on getting the collector’s edition (EDIT: For the sequel in January, that is), which is something I’ve never done.
- Computer problems: If you’ve read my twitter in the past two weeks or heard my screams of anguish (audible radius: 2000 km), you’ll no doubt know that my computer is friggin’ screwed up. I have nearly exhausted my options for fixing it, but I don’t think it’s too late yet. After some preparation, I plan to back up all my essential stuff twice, including app licenses, and do a complete format and reinstall. I’m probably going to end up doing this for both my Mac and Windows partition, so I’m going to use this opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 and increase the size of my Boot Camp partition. I honestly don’t know why I’m upgrading, since the last 3 times I’ve upgraded my computers I’ve wrought nothing but sorrows.
- Christmas: I hate Christmas music. I like Christmas, but I hate the music more than anything. Other things I hate more than anything include the cold, rain, final exams, and media whores. Why I’m in Memphis during the winter and why I still have yahoo.com bookmarked is beyond me. But once again breaking my own rule of never announcing anything until it’s done, I have plans for literally 9 different thing for my holiday break. Instead of breaking my rule outright, I’ll just bend it a little by giving the first letter of each: M, C, A, K, F, T, P, S, and B. Guess away.
This is my 3rd freakin’ pair. And yet again, my Sure E3c’s have broken. It’s always the same dang problem, one of the ears goes out and I always send them back to Shure and get a new pair free but it’s starting to get on my nerves. The problem is, I can hardly stand listening with any other headphones, even the higher-end Shures. I’ll just see how it all works out. Right now, I’ve got finals to conquer, a birthday to celebrate, a wedding video to edit, and an Xbox 360 to buy.
I really need to go to the Memphis Drum Shop and pick up some new heads. It’s been long overdue for far too long. I recently broke the striking head of my high tom and am playing on my backup head for my snare. To be honest, I haven’t actually purchased new heads since I got the things. They’re high-quality Ludwig heads and the ones that aren’t destroyed still sound great but I say enough is enough. When I get back from spring break, some Thursday I’m gonna leave CBU early and pick up my new babies. Whenever I finally do buy them, it has to be before the master drum tracking for The Fire and the Knife, which could be who knows any when.