I’ve been busily adding features to my BRMC fan site, including a new forum. The reason I switched themes here is because I wanted to use this theme called Teal by ThemeAlley on that site because the title font reminds me of HOWL. Anyways, I was having trouble getting this one to show up properly there, so I am just going to work with it here.
I did end up going with a 3 column layout on the BRMC site and moved the random BRMC Flickr images to the top in a featured area along with the blog subscription forum. I also added a cool plugin for tour dates through BandsInTown.
As much as I like this theme, I still do think the current one works better and customizing menus and fonts was not as complicated. The responsive design isn’t there, but I guess it’s not too necessary if I have a good plugin to create a mobile theme. Anyways, I’m enjoying the process of organizing and improving the site, while also creating a new way to communicate with BRMC fans.
Last week, after many years – I re-watched an anime series called Tenchi in Tokyo. In interesting part of the story was the inclusion of the red thread of fate (a.k.a. red string of fate). “According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way.” This is the Chinese version of it, the Japanese version has it around their little finger – which is how Tenchi in Tokyo depicted it.
Relationships are not easy and they don’t always last. For years, it seemed like no one in my life would ever stick around long enough to get to know me or would be my friend. And for years, I felt that I had no friends. When I did start making friends again and losing them, I decided that I can’t be friends solely by the fact that some people happened to be in the same place at the same time. There has to be something else that keeps them in my life. With the internet, people can stay connected over long distances better – though there are other things that bond people together. Perhaps these are the red threads that we don’t see.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives us great pleasure to announce to you all that ‘The Call’ will be reuniting with B.R.M.C.’.s Robert Been for two select shows!!!
It has been over twenty years since The Call’s last live show. Disbanded in 1990 The Call’s original members Scott Musick, Tom Ferrier, and Jim Goodwin will be taking the stage with Robert Been, taking over the role of bass and vocals in honor of his father, the late Michael Been.
The Call is best known for their groundbreaking songs ‘The Walls Came Down’, ‘I Still Believe’, ‘Everywhere I Go’ and ‘Let The Day Begin’. Formed in 1980 the group released 10 albums over their history, their music has endured and inspired countless artists and fans alike (for more information visit ‘the call’s’ official website).
But now for the really exciting news:
April 18th: San Francisco, CA / Slim’s
April 19th: Los Angeles, CA / The Troubadour
Tickets go on sale on Friday March 1st from www.the-call-band.com
Thanks to a 3.1 cu ft Vissani mini fridge from Home Depot and a recent trip to Ikea for a 5 drawer chest (Kullen) and a media shelf (white Billy with Billy Valbo door), my room has undergone a drastic transformation. It’s a welcome change that I’d like to continue – I have a new excitement for de-cluttering my room (and other rooms) and tidying things up in general.
I’ve decided to reduce as much as I can so that things don’t continue piling up. I’ve barely started, but I’m already very happy with how much cleaner and more organized my room has gotten in a short time. It’s great motivation to continue in this direction.
The next step is tough: sorting through all the crap and determining what to sell, donate, or toss. Of course, I’ll probably think of a good excuse to keep some of it, but I’ll try not to do that as much as I have done. Though actually getting rid of everything, preparing it for sale, and tossing out stuff is the hard part. I’m not as bad as some people on hoarders, but I’m definitely a pack rat. I have stuff from years ago that I should toss, but I’m going to focus on the excess first. Just reducing it to a manageable amount before I actually go to getting rid of the older stuff. Technically, I have 3 rooms full of excess crap, so that is a daunting task in itself.
I’m also happy to report that my boyfriend reduced his game collection (mostly xbox 360) by a good amount, which also helped pay for the new Metal Gear Rising game that he has been so excited about for a long time. Games are a bit easier to get rid of in that respect since GameStops are everywhere, but that is just more motivation to reduce the amount of stuff we have in general. Being able to fit most of his console and portable games in that cabinet with our blu ray and DVD collection was an exciting achievement.