I had to let her know that the reason she’d never heard of me was because I was famous.

Musee Mechanique on Wednesday night were totally mindblowing. It’s always great to see a crowd discovering the opening band, to feel the scattered attentions converge as people suddenly get quiet and the room’s energy turns to rapture. Good times. Laura Gibson showed up to see them, but I didn’t get a chance to tell her how much I enjoyed her PDX Pop set. I’ve been adding events over on loudisrelative.com – I feel like there has to be some intelligent way to get events added directly from jambase.com, or whatever database iConcertCal uses. I’ll have to look into that. Loudisrelative seems really fun, they’re from Portland, and they’re throwing a concert at the hawthorne. Yay. Nick (my boss) told me I needed to make a lifestyle change. Or rather, he told me that he’d made one, when he took the 5 AM shift. On some level, I know I’m going to have to do the same thing, I’m just so unwilling to. This week, for instance, there are three shows, all on worknights. One I may bail on for a birthday party, but still – it seems like I’m really just not willing to give up live music. It is, after all, a lot of what I moved out to Portland for, and it’s something I really enjoy, and my job just doesn’t feel serious enough to merit that kind of cognitive tectonic shift. I downloaded a super secret alpha version of OmniFocus to use with Kinkless GTD – I haven’t had a chance to actually play with it yet, but it seems really cool. Instead, I spent a bunch of time translating this article that Dad sent me – http://pisani.blog.lemonde.fr/ After searching and clicking and searching, I found two things. One, the relevant search term that describes the above is ‘SciFoo’. Two, Neal Stephenson is still awesome. Check him out on the distinction between what he calls Beowulf and Dante writers: http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/20/1518217