Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
OK, time for an update on the smashed finger. This is 1.5 months after it got smooshed in a car door of a Toyato Highlander and about 1 month 1 week since I did the hot-needle pressure-relieve trick in an attempt to save the nail. I'm pretty sure I'm going to still lose the nail. There's hardly any pain now, but surprisingly it still has some slight swelling... strange.
Anyhow, here's a pic of it:
Click it, if you like. for a close up. The little white spot is where I burned one of the holes with the needle and it has filled in with something like soap (my best guess on that). The hole's very small there, but somehow something got in there.
If you want to compare, here's the update from 2.5 weeks after the smashing --> update 2.5 weeks.
Here's the original post --> Smashed a finger.
And here's the needle stab post --> stab the finger to release the pressure.
Here's all the posts documenting the smashed finger saga (in reverse order):
- finger and fingernail fully recovered!!!...1 year and 4 months later....
- fingernail recovering...5.5 month update....
- fingernail recovering...4 month update....
- fingernail recovering...3rd month update....
- fingernail starting to grow back - about 2.5 months after the smashing.
- fingernail coming off - about 2 months after the smashing.
- update 1.5 months.
- update 2.5 weeks.
- stabbed the finger to release the pressure.
- smashed a finger.
Anyone with a story of a smashed finger, I'll be happy to post it. Just drop an email or feel free to comment on this post or any of the others.
Here's one from a reader named Gordon:
And in the meantime, feel free to distract yourself with some delightful music from my band, Soul Amp:
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
We thought it sounded a bit like these boys:
... at least you can catch the influence...but I'm no Ian Stewart =)....
I took the pic for this song as I was going downtown to pick up my girlfriend from work.... it started out a pretty clear evening but then the fog rolled in... so I've added a second pic from that day. Both seem pretty fitting for the song. Stab at the lyrics is here. Enjoy.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
There are some seriously rough spots (it's a bit rushed in places especially in the beginning where we're finding our groove and it cracks me up when Brad cries out "chorus"). But there are also some very cool and tasty bits (included a healthy amount of Hammond organ). It was recorded on the Pioneer reel to reel... and it's wonderfully warm, but there are some tape glitches here and there.
I took the picture for the song at the wharf (or whatever it's called) between the Milwaukee Art Museum and McKinley Marina where Brad has his sailboat. I haven't been on the sailboat yet this year. I wanted to take my mom, but her balance was too far off so we decided it wasn't a good idea.
Anyhow, I tried to interpret Brad's lyrics and posted them here.
So here's the pic and then the song....