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Kucinich and Impeaching the VP

Apparently, Rep. Kucinich is trying to get 1 million names on a petition in support of Congress starting impeachment proceedings against Vice President Cheney.   He intends to enter all of the names on the petition into the congressional record.  I just signed here.

Here is what I wrote as my petition comment:

"There is enough evidence to support Congressional investigations into Vice President Cheney's participation in a number of scandals including the outing of an undercover CIA agent working on non-proliferation in the Middle East.  Such acts are treasonous and the American people deserve accountability from their representatives.  It is way past time for Congress to do their job as representatives of the people's government and begin the Impeachment process."
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Distant Lights 10:30pm Sat Red Eye Fly

Tomorrow night a great band will be playing at Red Eye Fly.  This is my guitar teacher's band.  They sound a lot like "A Perfect Circle".  Very clean and technical metal.  They are pulling out all the stops for tomorrow night's show and doing projections of art pieces that inspired the songs.  I saw them play a couple of months ago and they have a great stage presence.  I'm impressed that they can jump around like they do and still pull off their licks.

I'll be arriving 9:45 - 10 ish so I can have a drink with Sam before they go on.  I think the Red Eye Fly $5 cover will be in effect for the back room for those thinking about coming out.
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Name Meme

What Damon Means

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
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Houston, the rock has landed

Thanks to kaiball and mutantgarage, I now have an electric guitar.  Woot!  kaiball gave me a black Washburn G-JRV, and mutantgarage helped me put all of the electronics back together (Thank you InterGoogleTubes).  I picked up a 25W Fender reverb amp and some strings, and the result is crunchy goodness.  I still need to replace both volume and tone pots and pull out the neck pickup to see why it no workie, but I can now practice on a guitar that doesn't wear me out so damn fast.

Fooling around on it last night was awesome.  Everything is so much easier than on the acoustic.  My hammer-ons and pull-offs are clear and accurate.  I picked up about 20 beats on the tempo for "Over the hills and Far Away" almost immediately.  Playing the Bach is also a lot more fun when you can crank the gain up for some nice crunch.  Baroque music needs more crunch and cowbell.

Woot!  Christmas came a week early!
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Lazy Sunday

I just had a great lazy Sunday afternoon.

I watched Presidential Debates on You Tube while practicing guitar.  When my fingers were raw, I put on some music that ended with Jimi Hendrix doing The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock.  This is my all time favorite performance of our national anthem.

A nice end to a day full of politics and music.
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Guitar Journal

Well, it's been a while since I wrote about these guitar lessons I've been taking.  I was in Mexico and then Guitar Hero 3 came out and sucked me in so the guitar did not get practiced as much as I'd like for a couple of weeks.  I've been fixing that of late.  I try to have the guitar in hand when I'm sitting around listening to music or watching Tv.  I've been focusing on scales instead of the pieces I'm learning.  Though I played the Bach some since it's a pretty sounding scale exercise.

That must have been paying off because at Thursday's lesson he paid me a few compliments on my progress which was awesome.  He said that my tone has really improved, my finger dexterity is coming along well, and my left hand position is really good.  Apparently, I'm arching my fingers appropriately which was awesome to hear since that's one of the things I am always correcting myself on while practicing.

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