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Posted on 2007.11.18 at 19:58
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In preparation for the party which is now less than a fortnight away, and running out of free weekends before the first, my wife and I redoubled our efforts and really packed a punch these past two days (including staining both sides of the fence today - I'm so thankful I only work three days this week, cause that was not easy). Saturday we completely emptied the garage and moved everything we could into two sections of the attic: Long term, and short term storage. This was an all-day event that started after our meeting up with the Tribal Council to paint a widows room that morning, and ending with drax0r and I celebrating the completion of the first phase of the "galinda822 in Texas" event, aka Party of the Decade with drinks in hand.

You see, as my wife and I were filling the attic, (and because she didn't want to maneuver my heavy trunk and footlocker up the steps as was later disclosed to me) she suggested I set up some music across from the buffet table in the garage. Plans started formulating right then and there. I set up my two Infinity RS625 speakers in each corner, but by the time drax0r brought over the amp he was going to loan me for the party, I'd already decided my 2000 CD's were going to be inadequate for the event.

So I attached my iTunes volume to that PowerMac G4, hooked up an old Sun monitor, dug out a yellowing two-button Microsoft scroll mouse, ran a 100-foot Cat-5 cable out to the garage, and hooked the computer up to the amp. The results are quite impressive I don't mind admitting. It sounds fantastic! I wish after the party I could set that amp and those speakers in my office! It took drax0r and I several hours to get everything perfect, but we were in no hurry, as there was bourbon to drink, and cigars to smoke. This is going to be one nice setup. And only in Texas can you have an outdoor garage party in December ;)

The keg of Shiner Bock did arrive, I was told by different people throughout the day who happened by Anna Fine Wines & Spirits this weekend - they're keeping it iced for me until just hours before the party begins. But not everyone wants to hear endless scores at a kegger. So I need your help.

What do you want to listen to?

I have a lot of CD's in a wide variety of genre's, and there will undoubtedly be a lot of impromptu song-changing, but I thought it would be nice to have a pre-defined playlist to encompass something for everyone during the time the console is unmanned. So if you're coming, what would you like to listen to? And please, be specific.


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texas_tangent at 2007-11-19 02:40 (UTC) (Link)
Toy Soldiers, Martika
I will think of a few more this week and get back with you.
ehowton at 2007-11-19 02:43 (UTC) (Link)
ladysaidy at 2007-11-19 03:04 (UTC) (Link)
For the love of fuzzy bunnies, no Beastie Boys. Please. I beg of you. Please.
drax0r at 2007-11-19 03:31 (UTC) (Link)
When I read this comment I sensed an extreme low pressure phenomenon.
snapper521 at 2007-11-19 03:52 (UTC) (Link)
Hey you :-D

I won't be there but I can still give suggestions! :-D

Rock from the 80's. That means stuff like poison, ac/dc, bryan adams etc...

country music! :-D I know I know, no one else will live to see another day if any country gets played but I had to add that... cuz I love country. ;-)

Ok... what else... hmm... yup thats it! :-D you play either of those and I'd be a happy chicka

Catch you laters Eric. :-D
ehowton at 2007-11-19 13:09 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your suggestions. They would hold far more weight were you coming. A lot of us enjoy country - at least Classic Country. There have been lots of requests for 80's music. As I am a product of my generation, I will have that in spades. I was going to say, "Sorry you won't be able to make it," again, but my wife freaked completely out when I told her Tomas was coming, thinking he was still 19 years old. She doesn't want anyone underage at the party, and I had to convince her that he was 19 when I met him, which was three years ago. Perhaps next time.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp featuring Terrance Howard as D Jay and Taraji P. Henson as Shug from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Hustle and Flow, written and directed by Craig Brewer released by Paramount Classics in association with MTV Films, 2005 immediately followed by Hank William Jr.'s I'm so Lonesome I could Cry.
texas_tangent at 2007-11-19 04:09 (UTC) (Link)
Now that is specifics.
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ehowton at 2007-11-19 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
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galinda822 at 2007-11-19 04:31 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm! Let's see....

Anything by Blondie, Queen, Prince, ABBA and Elvis. Classic rock such as The Rolling Stones - Lynyrd Skynyrd. Some Gnarls, Fischerspooner, Fatboy Slim, etc. Country but only if it's old style or George Strait.

Maybe I should just get speakers for my iPod and we'll use it! :)
ehowton at 2007-11-19 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
galinda822 at 2007-11-19 04:39 (UTC) (Link)
ps: Did you get the count yet?
ehowton at 2007-11-19 15:53 (UTC) (Link)
I'll post about it when I'm done calculating the final numbers. For example, crowy RSVP'd to jesskd26 who mentioned it in passing to me only last night....
leonardii at 2007-11-19 04:41 (UTC) (Link)
I've changed my birthday plans so I can make it to your party. I sent you an email about it.

If you can stomach it... I always dig the 80's tunes. Many enjoyable adolescent memories reside in those songs.

That's my request. And it will be a very enjoyable pleasure to introduce the wives.

I'm very happy and extremely looking forward to the event. :)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 04:42 (UTC) (Link)
it will be a very enjoyable pleasure to introduce the wives.
You're a polygamist?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 04:48 (UTC) (Link)
I would also like to request I Write Sins, Not Tradgadies as well as Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Off Her Clothes by Painic! at the Disco.
ehowton at 2007-11-19 17:18 (UTC) (Link)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
Billy Idol-Rebel Yell!!!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:05 (UTC) (Link)
Comfortably Numb

Edited at 2007-11-19 05:05 am (UTC)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:55 (UTC) (Link)
The Sound track to Firefly!!!
ehowton at 2007-11-19 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
Your creative use of avatars suggesting associated music notwithstanding, I think I will sprinkle in some Ballad of Serenity Valley in there ;)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:56 (UTC) (Link)
Chef's song about eating his Chocolate Salty Balls!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:03 (UTC) (Link)
Cowboy by Kidd Rock and Uncle Kracker
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:58 (UTC) (Link)
The sound track to Full Metal Jacket!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:06 (UTC) (Link)
The score to the Original Motion Picture Black Hakw Down

Edited at 2007-11-19 05:10 am (UTC)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 04:59 (UTC) (Link)
Wagner, Ya!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:02 (UTC) (Link)
In De Fuher's Face by Spike Jones.
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