Santa, You & Me

I was hoping that when I finished studying I would get this flood of urge to get back into bloggin again but it hasn’t happened. I have remained busy to an extent, and enjoying moments of chillin’ when I can get em.

I signed a deal which is going to have me heading out of the city next year — a welcome change, I TELL YOU.

My friend Jim left the country yesterday. Before he did, he gave me this cd of music he’d made. I’d always known he made kid’s music but I was blown away by how good this cd was. I expect you’ll be hearing more about him soon. Until then, here’s the first song, a seasonally themed ditty, <strike>Christmas Boogie</strike> *(Christmas Boogie now removed: 7/4/11)*. I hope he doesn’t mind me posting it. I didn’t get time to ask.

I’m off back to Australia (HOJU) for a couple of weeks come sunday. Looking forward to the mild suddy weather and the big supermarkets filled with all those goodies. Looking forward to seeing friends and quiet streets, clean air, and eavesdropping on conversations.

I modified my Danelectro Danoblaster! Now officially known as Moonblaster. I changed the pickups in it. Here’s a picture:

<a href=”” title=”modified Danoblaster. by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”” width=”375″ height=”500″ alt=”modified Danoblaster.” /></a>

In the bridge is a Seymour Duncan Lil’ Screamin’ Demon single-coil sized humbucker. In the middle is a Lace Holy Grail and the neck has a Lace Sensor Purple in it. I ordered them about six weeks ago but due to shenannigans of one of these online parts sellers, I didn’t get them until yesterday. Man, I even dreamed about these pickups in the post-order ensuing wait.

I’ve never done any soldering before but I had a go last night. For a while I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it — too many fiddly wires. Then I did it, and it seemed to be successful. I’d started thinking there’s nothing to this soldering business — it’s like the metal version of blutac. But then today I was playing the moonblaster and the middle and neck sound suspiciously similar, as in I think there’s something wrong with the wiring. Got no time to mess about in there again now, but in any case the screamin demon pickup is in there properly and I can say that that one sounds good. Chunkeh!