I'm packed. I don't need luggage but I'm carrying a bag to avoid suspicion...seriously, I'm going to visit my twin brother, who is something of a thrift-store clotheshorse, though he might deny that. Now that I'm slim, his clothes fit me; all I need is a book and a toothbrush...and I found some chewing gum with caffeine in it, which will serve double duty as breath-masking agent for the peanuts that I have stowed for covert snacking . Color me scofflaw.
I got lucky with one of my recent "expert" PC experiments and was able to recover a great many "lost" files, including a few from my 2002 Chicago vacation...I especially like the one below , which has been on my sidebar as a thumbnail forever and a modified form of which was going to be the cover of my solo CD, 'Extinction'. I spent three years recording that CD but never released it .
In hindsight it is probably a good thing, because it's a pretty glum, painful and sometimes atonal unmasterpiece.
I wanted to see if I could write all the songs for, play all the parts on ,and record all the tracks of an entire CD in my bedroom using 1980's technology . It turned out that I could indeed record an entire CD- two or three, really- just not a good one. The production is pretty good for a bedroom "studio", though...I give myself that much.
Anyway, I'm glad I got my pictures back. I'll have new ones soon.
Be good, y'all.