George @ Berklee

Making the most of $40,000

Monday, April 23, 2007

Things I love...

Hello Funseekers!!!! Just a little update from Beantown and Red Sox fever is in full swing already. This past week Boston swept the New York Yankees during a 3 game homestand and in the last game, hit four consecutive home runs. I'm actually really close to Fenway Park, I can actually see the lights from the window in my dorm room. A couple people were watching the game downstairs in the TV lounge and if you went upstairs you could hear the crowd cheering from the stadium. :)

Well the weather here is Boston is great, which is one of the things I love (the theme of this blog update!):

1) Warm Weather

Today the high was something like 27 degrees Celcius. Awesome.

2) My New Overdrive Pedal

Ok, this thing is really really REALLY awesome. It's called the OCD pedal and it's handmade by a really small company in California. They're individually numbered and are built for extreme quality. They seem to be really popular at the moment because I called a bunch of stores here in Boston about it but everyone was sold out. I ended up buying it off the internet from a store in Maine. ( cool site!)

The thing sounds awesome. It does the really subtle and transparent overdrive but also has enough range to get a really meaty distortion happening. It sounds really rock 'n roll. :D Everyone that's heard it says it sounds awesome. Don't worry, I'll be using when I come home too.

3) Coming Home Soon

Wow, only 3 weeks of school left! I'm flying back on May 13th!!!!

4) Pad Thai

Ok, you know how in Calgary you can't walk 10 feet without bumping into a Vietnamese restaurant that serves Pho? Well here in Boston there's about a million Thai restaurants and they all serve Pad Thai which is noodles with chicken, shrimp, scallions (they call green onions here scallions, isn't that weird?), bean sprouts and peanuts in a delicious sauce. I'm really digging it. So the other night The Middle Eights (and Izumi) went to a Thai restaurant called Chili Duck to have some Pad Thai. :D

Bass virtuoso Matt Marando drinking Thai iced tea.
Steven Davidson in a rare moment: arms are still and not drumming on the table.
Izumi! (We call her Zoom Zoom because that's what her Scottish roommate calls her)

And because it's impossible to fully comprehend the awesomeness with just still pictures; here's a video!

Ok, well it's time to really dig in and survive the last few weeks of school. Updates will probably (definitely?) be sporadic (sorry!) but I'll be home soon! :D

Take care everyone!


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