Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

May 18 2007

Still around

After a long day of slogging through the refrigerated molasses that is our Internet connection, my week’s work is finally done. It’s started raining, and I’ve just opened the window. The wet smell wafts into my solitary office, which is lit only by one old table lamp nobody else wanted, where I’ve been working to renaissance tunes courtesy of the Harmonia archives. Since the alternative service fellows were discharged, it’s just been me in here. Only occasionally do other people come in, usually by mistake. I’m thinking of printing out a big arrow, with no explanation, to post on my door: Whatever you’re looking for, it’s not here.

I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been editing night and day. Every time I feel like posting something, I tell myself I should be editing instead. But here I can’t edit, so I thought I’d drop a line to let you know that I’m still around.

Muddy Basin Ramblers at Sappho on 5/19

This weekend will feature more editing, but our band has a gig on Saturday night at Sappho, a lounge bar in a basement off Anhe Road. I’ve never been there before, but David, who has jammed there before, says it’s nice. I’ll post the gig poster, but WordPress makes posting a picture really difficult. With Blogger, you click the picture button, browse up a photo, and click, it’s there, resized, clickable and wrapped nicely in text at the position of your choice. I’ve been looking for a WordPress plug-in that does the same thing, but no such luck as yet. It’s the only thing I miss about Blogger so far.

The rain’s really coming down now. I can barely hear the sound of rush-hour traffic and imagine the hum of wet neon signs through it. I wish I’d worn my rain shoes and brought along a decent-sized umbrella instead of the origamic wisp currently residing in my backpack. These are the annual Plum Rains, so I can’t say I wasn’t fairly warned. Indeed, the cloud of flying termites swarming around the city the past couple of nights was a dead giveaway.

Dean’s back in the Renegade Province to help with post production. He’ll be meeting up with us at the Beer Factory later on, after paying homage to his beloved JB’s. He seems happy to be back; I know I always am when I return from abroad.

Expect wet feet tonight.

posted by Poagao at 7:14 am  


  1. The WP Flickr post bar is pretty good for posting pics to wordpress blogs. Once it’s installed and you’ve clicked on a picture, you can easily change the size, positioning etc in the code view. Of course, you need to have the picture already on Flickr first.

    Flickr post bar

    Comment by cfimages — May 19, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

  2. sorry I couldn’t catch the show Saturday night. Spicygirl wasn’t feeling well, so I stayed home with her.

    Comment by Prince Roy — May 21, 2007 @ 5:29 am

  3. That’s ok, PR, there’s always next time.

    Comment by Poagao — May 22, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

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