Tiny Triumphs

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JD
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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by JD » 15 Jun 2018, 10:17

And last night we had an hour-long interview with the ArtistFirst Radio Network (which is internet-only, I think) and they played all four songs off our upcoming EP!
http://media.artistfirst.com/ArtistFirs ... 13_86s.mp3
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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Tuco » 30 Jun 2018, 08:06

JD wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 10:17
And last night we had an hour-long interview with the ArtistFirst Radio Network (which is internet-only, I think) and they played all four songs off our upcoming EP!
http://media.artistfirst.com/ArtistFirs ... 13_86s.mp3
That was enjoyable. I liked it when you tried to explain intonation to a keyboard player. Punk as fuck.

Good music.

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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Tuco » 30 Jun 2018, 08:20

Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:29
Tuco wrote:
08 May 2018, 07:18
They're cute when they're little.
Some friends had a cow up here in Maine who calved fine but took to the woods and wouldn't come out even though the weather was turning. So first we had to go rope and haul this big fucking mama out the trees, then go back and rope and carry the calf overland because the ground was too rocky/snowy for the little fucker to walk on, only being a few days old. I don't know how she got them both down there in the first place. I have images of her carrying this huge calf by its scruff like a kitten.

Carrying a wet, upset calf a quarter mile uphill out of the woods in twilight makes you hope that he goes to college and becomes cow Ghandi. It's hard to kill something you had to struggle to save.
Bos Tarus are really fucking stupid. You don't get this shit with braymers or longhorns.

Got a lepe once after helping one of the neighbors, she was pretty dried up and little and the manager was going to knock her in the head so I took her in lieu of my day wages and raised her. Turned into a good cow. Really gentle. You can still ride up to her and pet her horseback. I wound up giving her to a little kid because I am a sentimental fool and the cute little shit simply asked me if she could have her.

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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Dangerman » 30 Jun 2018, 09:08

Mamas don't let your babies ask cowboys for cows. Because they'll give them one to take home.

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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by JasonL » 30 Jun 2018, 09:49

Dispatches from the ranch are a welcome addition to this network.

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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Highway » 30 Jun 2018, 19:03

Got my home phone lines reconnected internally, so we can go back to getting robocalls on our (non-ringing) answering machine. They hadn't been working since I took out the old alarm system.


It's the number of record on a few things, so we don't want to cancel it completely. Plus it's fine to have all those go to an answering machine that we can quickly delete the messages from.
"Sharks do not go around challenging people to games of chance like dojo breakers."

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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Jennifer » 09 Jul 2018, 01:49

Ever since I moved to Atlanta and realized the summertime wardrobe I'd bought in more northerly climates is thoroughly inappropriate for the Deep South, I've been visiting thrift stores and buying lightweight linen and silk garments to replace the humidity-hoarding cotton I had before. Since I was genuinely desperate for anything I could wear outdoors without significantly increasing my risk of sunburn and heatstroke, I ended up buying a few [generally high-quality] garments I never would've bought otherwise, including shirts in colors that utterly clash with my complexion. I also bought some "Rit" clothing-dye, and tonight I FINALLY got around to using some of it. (Actually Jeff did the dyeing work, because I had to deal with a last-minute editing request from a freelance project.) I had "Royal Blue" dye, which I first applied to two garish pink shirts (one each linen and silk). The silk shirt came out a gorgeous (and flattering-to-me) shade of purple, and the linen shirt came out sort of a dark lavender (not great but not bad with my complexion, certainly better than bright garish pink).

Those two pink shirts were all I'd intended to try coloring, but since there was still plenty of dye-water left (and the water was still plenty warm), I then added two linen shirts in shades of pale yet harsh toothpaste-spit green. One of those ended up a very nice shade of light blue, the other one an ugly almost-teal (still better than toothpaste-spit green). Finally I tried a long beige linen skirt, which is now an unfortunate shade of faded-sweatpants gray.

So: three successes, one minuscule improvement and one failure. Regarding the now-teal shirt and gray skirt, I'll try dyeing them again later with the "Navy blue" Rit dye I also bought.

Bonus: I'd figured the white label-tags in the garments would all end up dyed blue too, but no: they're presumably artificial fibers which won't absorb natural-fiber dye, and all remained white. You'd never guess those shirts and skirt were ever any colors besides the ones they are now.
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Re: Tiny Triumphs

Post by Jennifer » Yesterday, 21:27

Dyed another batch of good-except-wrong-color linen clothes, this time with navy blue dye, and the results were even better than last time. This time I did the dye job myself, except I could not find the yellow rubber icky-housework gloves so I did the dye job with my bare hands. So now, all my cuticles and under the fingernails are dark blue, and the rest of my hands have a very libertarian look ("libertarian" defined here as "one who sticks it to The Man via drinking colloidal-silver beverages until the skin turns a smurfy bluish-gray tone").

Note to self: buy more natural-fiber dye. Also new dishwashing gloves.
"Myself, despite what they say about libertarians, I think we're actually allowed to pursue options beyond futility or sucking the dicks of the powerful." -- Eric the .5b

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