May 2008


Quite a few months ago (I’m behind on my blog posting) Joy and I saw the Dan Tyminski Band here in town. Dan Tyminski is best known to most people as the singing voice of George Clooney in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, where he sings “Man of Constant Sorrow”. He’s also been a member of Union Station with Alison Krauss for many years.

We had front row tickets in the very center, and it was amazing to watch such talented musicians from so close. They played a lot of songs off their forthcoming album (which should be released in June), as well as many of the songs from Dan’s previous solo album, “Carry Me Across the Mountain”. Near the end of the concert they finally played “Think About You Every Day”, which is my very favorite song from Carry Me, and it was terrific, especially since I was beginning to think they weren’t going to play it. It was a great concert and I really enjoyed it (and Joy was very kind to humor me since bluegrass is not her favorite style of music).

You know what’s crazy? I’ve now had over half a million spam comments left on my blog. Kind of insane, if you ask me.

One of the blogs I read posts a “Timewaster of the Day” flash game almost every day. Most of them don’t seem very interesting, but occasionally they post about one that seems like it would be kind of fun. Recently they posted about a game called “Mass Attack” and I just had to try it out.

You try to balance weights on a scale (I know, it sounds fun, doesn’t it?) and the closer you get to balancing, the better your score. The game starts with weights on one side and you have to add weights to the other side to try to make the scale balance. You make a weight by holding down your mouse button and the weight grows larger until you let go of the button. Playing the game is really simple once you’ve done the first level or two, but getting the correct balance gets pretty tricky in the later levels. On the day I played it, I made the hall of fame with the 30th best score for that day.

Mass Attack

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