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November 2007 - Chris Schuette

Dr. John

November 24, 2007 | By | No Comments

Dr. JohnPatty & I went to see Dr. John at The Dakota in Minneapolis this past Tuesday. It was incredible. Some of you may not know who he is, but he is a phenomenally important musician. He’s best known for songs like “Right Place, Wrong Time,” and “Such a Night.” Seriously, go read his Wikipedia article right now. I’ll wait…really. Read More

To Do

November 18, 2007 | By | No Comments

To DoSo, I have a day off today and I have a lot of stuff to do. Those know-it-all “Organize Your Life” people on the Internet suggest making a list, apparently to suck the spontaneity out of the whole “life experience” thing. Anyway, here’s what I have for today: Read More

Not Too Geeky, Right?

November 15, 2007 | By | No Comments

So, I took one of those online nerd quizzes…you know, to prove that I’m NOT one. OK, you got me: Certain people occasionally refer to me as a “nerd.” No, my wife is not one of them; she’s kind enough to properly refer to me as a “geek.” I like to think there is a distinction (hey, I like to think a lot of things.) The term “nerd” implies that a person has no social skills and ate paste as a kid. Oh, I GOTS the social skills. I have bucketloads of social skills. Just watch me the next time you meet me. See? Social skills all over the damn place. Read More

Monopoly

November 13, 2007 | By | 2 Comments

ThimbleI’ve never played Monopoly. Yeah, you heard me; in my whole life, I’ve never played Monopoly. That wouldn’t be a weird thing to admit if I wasn’t turning 37 in a few weeks. That means if you’ve ever heard me laugh at some Monopoly-related pop culture reference, it was an outright lie; I don’t know what the hell I’m laughing at. Who’s Rich Uncle Pennybags, or whatever his name is? Where’s Baltic Avenue and why should I care? Why do I have to go directly to jail? (Never thought I’d have to ask THAT again!) And why would anyone want to be the thimble? Read More

Fatdog

November 7, 2007 | By | No Comments

OK, Indie isn’t actually “fat” yet, but she is becoming a pro at sneaking extra dog food when Patty & I aren’t looking. It’s like she uses that “dog hypnosis” that you always hear about on TV. Read More

Finding a Theme

November 2, 2007 | By | No Comments

I updated my MySpace page the other night, so it is now 70% less sucky. I guess that makes me cool…if it were still 2005. I don’t mind, I’m a keyboard player; we’re not supposed to be cool, just somewhat geeky and punctual.

I had a hell of a time finding a good piano-related theme, though. Guitar players have it easy: There are Fender-related themes, old-timey-looking bluegrass themes, and I’m pretty sure I could find a Gibson Flying-V without too much trouble. But the piano themes all look a little…pretty, you know? There are roses & lace everywhere, and what’s with the unicorn?? Geez, not all of us played piano in a department store for Christ’s sake. Luckily, the theme I found might even make Tom Waits spit up and take notice. I still need to add some more music, but it’s coming along. I’m thinking of adding my new song, “Unicorns & Roses.” Just kidding, but I’ll tell you what: If I did write a song called “Unicorns & Roses,” it would be about a real bad-ass unicorn, who eats the roses, rampages through Dayton’s trampling Santa Bears, then carves my name into the side of the piano with his horn. And baby, that ain’t easy, ’cause EVERYBODY mis-spells my name! OK, that might be a little much, but my point is…well, I didn’t really have a point. I’m just glad I was able to polish off some of the lame from my site. Anyway, you can check it out at www.myspace.com/chrisschuette.

Oh, and in follow-up to my Halloween post; everything turned out great! The neighbor kids had cool costumes and we got to meet some of our new neighbors. The best part? Looks like the whole Austin Powers Costume Fad may finally be behind us. And that, my friends, made this the bestest Halloween of the 21st Century. God Bless Us, Everyone.