Archive: July, 2009

Ronan Harris thinks we’re beautiful

[Concerts] (07.24.09, 12:46 am)

I just got back from a VNV Nation concert. It was absolutely outstanding. The opening acts were good and fun, but the main set was incredible. VNV Nation is well known for encouraging audience participation of all kinds on its shows, shouting, hand-waving, dancing, and the like. The audience gave the band everything. Ronan Harris, the singer and the charismatic frontman, seemed surprisingly impressed with the energy of the audience. He also kept us well entertained during the couple of occasions in which the light system stopped working properly. The actual set list featured quite a number of old favorites, and a few ones off their new album. I was a little surprised that they didn’t perform as many of the sweeping symphonic songs, Beloved and Solitary were very danceable, everything was full of energy.

I have a special place in my heart for this band. April 15th, 2002, Audrey and I had our first date at a VNV Nation concert. April 15th, 2005, we got married. Isn’t that sweet?

Minor breakdowns

[General] (07.07.09, 1:12 pm)

I think it’s time to get a new phone. Granted, it’s been a while coming. Also this phone is something on the order of four years old, probably way outside of its life cycle… Nonetheless, the massive, bulging battery is a sad development.

Additionally, the other day one of my gaming consoles got a terrible malady. I am going to ship it out sometime this week. This is a shame, particularly because I was about to finish the fantastically silly Lost console game. The latter is an interesting example of adaptation, and how good ideas can become destroyed by sloppy execution.

Which reminds me, I should go back to working on my writing.