Thursday, 2007.11.22, 11:02 PM CST.
a new site design, and more!
turkey day, as they say. Or, in my case, happy Tofurky™ day.
had a good Thanksgiving here at Casa del Badger. Both of
Lanna's parents and almost all of Lanna's siblings (minus one brother
who had to work) showed up, as did my dad. Obviously (well,
for anyone who follows my blogs), this was my first Thanksgiving
without my mom, so it was bittersweet. But, all in all, we
had a good time.
as a whole, has not been too horrible. I finally got another
"day job" (a temp job, but a job nonetheless), so I feel a bit
better about things. Also, X has been progressing well in
his eighth month, saying "mama" a couple of weeks ago and progressing
to "dada" and even "da-ey" (the same mispronunciation of "daddy"
that I had when I was a baby) this week. Even though he doesn't
know exactly what those phonic patterns mean, we're thrilled that
he is developing so well.
am currently recovering from something quite awful, which I believe
is the condition "costochondritis." Last Saturday,
I was driving along with my wife and I had to cough fairly hard. A
sharp pain shot through my abdomen, and as I surveyed and researched
the damage I concluded that I'd abruptly pulled a muscle or ligament
or something underneath the bottom
since then, if I've coughed or leaned over or breathed the wrong
that inflammation to flare back up. It's gradually healing
up, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't hurt like crazy sometimes.
new site design.
Well, I have even more big news. It often
seems as if I sometimes have too many different "new projects"
and not enough time
on any of them. However,
I am working on (yet another) pretty major project. I am
overhauling the djbadger.com site.
entire design is going to be a lot more thorough and asthetically
interesting. The new site will include a full-fledged photo
section, a rundown of my past and present events and projects,
details about my influences, a full discography/mixography, and
even a bit of philosophy from yours truly. The overall design
will be more "gritty," I think, and there'll be a LOT of stuff
included. However, it'll still be easy to navigate and hopefully
a lot of fun for people who want to learn more about me and what
two parts of the site which will most likely not see much
change will be the News/Journal area and the History area. For
formatting reasons, I would like to keep those exactly as they
are, and I'll explain that on the site when it changes over to
the new design.
would really like to have the new site design completed by early
2008, but we'll see.
Wall of Records.
The infamous "Wall of Records" is nearing completion in my home studio
after a few setbacks, including a particularly scary incident in which
the metal top corner brackets pulled free from its wall anchor, allowing
that corner to suddenly "spring" forward from the wall a few inches. The
WoR has now been super-reinforced, and now has records in each
of its 42 cubes. I still have a lot more records left to "squeeze
in" (not all of the cubes are completely stuffed), and I am really
hoping that I end
up having enough space for everything. It's been a massive project
and I am very happy about how things are turning out.
This month (or, possibly, October) marks the 20-year anniversary
of the first time I ever saw the video for Depeche Mode's "Never
Let Me Down Again." I had seen "People Are People" years
before, but it was this "new" song and video that led me to crave
the Music for the Masses album (in the handy cassette-tape
format). It was one of the "stocking stuffers" that I received
from my parents for Christmas 1987, and this, of course, sparked
an insane obsession with collecting their music. I'm sure
I'll go into more detail about everything next month, though, around
I was thinking about things earlier today, and I realized that
it's now been 10 years since the first time that I saw PT Anderson's
classic, Boogie Nights, at the theatre. It was during
a period of my life in which I was spending a significant amount
of time hanging out with friends at a local video store called
Video Express. One such night in the fall of 1997, after
my friend Chris ended his shift, I went out with him and his girlfriend/fiancée/whatever
Donna and saw Boogie
which was quite awesome - definitely for mature audiences, obviously,
but well-written, well-acted, and well-produced.
Express closed in 1998. Three
years later, after eight years of being together, Chris and Donna
got married. The
marriage lasted a month and a half.
that's all I have at this point. I
have other big creative project-related news coming soon, so stay