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My RockBand.com Article Lives!

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Hey, you remember last week when I said I had an article going up on RockBand.com soon? Well, it’s live. If you’ve ever been in a band and wondered whether it’s a good idea to date one of your bandmates, you’ll definitely want to check the article out.

Oh, hell, what am I saying…all of you should check the article out. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I hope y’all enjoy reading it!

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June 16th, 2009 at 10:33 am

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Moviegeekz: Reborn!

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Some of you might remember Moviegeekz, my old movie news-’n'-reviews website I ran for a couple of years but let flounder and die in 2006.  Well, given how much writing about movies I’ve been doing here since I started updating this site again — and the fact that of the six posts I have rattling around in my head right now, five of those are about movies — it seemed appropriate to dig up the grave, exhume the corpse, pump some coffee into it and slap some lipstick on there.  It’s now live once again with all of the reviews I’ve written since its demise copied over to it.

And not only does it have those recent reviews, it has a brand-new one you can’t get here!  Click on over to read my review of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and feel free to poke around a bit while you’re there.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed!

I’m pretty excited about this development — it just feels right, y’know?  And it doesn’t mean I’m abandoning this site, either — I have plenty of non-movie stuff to write about sometimes, and all of that will continue go here.  Stay tuned!

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June 15th, 2009 at 10:48 am

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Question for the Audience

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I’ve been writing my personal blog on and off (with sadly more “off” than “on” before this recent bout of blogorrhea) for more than four years now, crossing over a number of different domain names before settling here — my first post was April 26, 2005.  And I have movie reviews and such copied over from my old movie site dating back to 2004.  At the time I started the personal blog, I had other repositories for geeking about sports, movies and comic books; those sites are all gone now, though I do still have a comics-oriented site I update kinda infrequently.  I’ve discovered that spreading my attention across too many projects/sites like that kept me from updating any of them with any consistency.

I don’t have a lot of focus on this site, as anyone who’s read it for any length of time has doubtlessly noticed.  I suppose that’s unsurprising:  I tend not to have a lot of focus in my interests in real life, so why should I expect my blog to have much focus?  I wrestled with that fact for awhile, but I’ve pretty much come down on the “So What?” side of the fence — I have lots of things which interest me, and I like knowing that I can write about any of ‘em here if I feel so inclined.

But even though my name’s in the URL, I don’t like to think it’s all about me.  I want people to read what I’m writing, and I want them to feel engaged, y’know?

So my question to you, My Adoring and Adorable Reading Public, is this:  is there anything you’d like me to write about more often?  Anything you’d like to see more of — or less of?  Anything that you to tend to think of as an area of expertise of mine that I could illuminate for you?  More artwork?  Less artwork?  More reviews?  Fewer reviews?  I’m open to all kinds of suggestions here.  There’s no saying I’ll necessarily use your suggestions, of course, but I’m curious to hear what sorts of things you’d like to see more of from me!

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May 15th, 2009 at 11:50 am

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Oh, hi! Long time no see!

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So it’s been, um, six months since I updated the site.  At all.  That’s just…just…deplorable.  You have my sincerest apologies for being so incredibly lame with the updating.  I’m sure I’ve been very very busy the last six months — I know there’s something which must have kept me from posting anything here.

I’m going to try to be around for you more.  It’s not fair of me to string you along with a number of incisive, witty posts and then drop you like you’re aflame.  I don’t have time for a full post here right now, sadly, but I hope to be back later this weekend — maybe after I see Star Trek tomorrow.  But in the meantime, just to prove to you I have been doing something, I give you two pictures I drew of my lovely daughters:

Kelsey @ 7

Laurel @ 5

More soon!

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May 8th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

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Done!

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I did it!

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November 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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