Thursday, February 26, 2004


I finally blogged...
be proud...

Has anyone heard the Chipotle commercial on the radio? About the burrito lady and the guy? It made me laugh.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004


As a public service, I'm using this space to keep TD/D members informed of the latest Chipotle opportunities:

THURSDAY: Regular burrito hang between combos at 5:00. Rumor has it that Zack will make an appearance!

SATURDAY: It's Coop's birthday, and he wants to do the Trifecta (for the uninitiated, that's Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Chipotle in one sitting). We did this in Round Rock last year after State Solo & Ensemble, and the three places are similarly clustered in Frisco, so that's where we'll go.

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: They're doing a special for Leap Year Day: Buy a burrito on this day, keep the receipt, then get a free one the following week! This will happen sometime after 4.

Hopefully there will be at least one time that will satisfy everyone's burrito-eating needs. (After three burritos in four days, I may walk to Frisco just to burn everything off.)

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Offline Activity

Great to see that a few people are gonna get to go to Shelley Carrol's Jam Session at Sambuca tomorrow night...should be a fun time, especially if it ends up being the only time we get to do it before they move (pleeeeeeze keep the jazz format at the new place...).
Oh, and if you're going, the generic dress for the place is "nice school clothes."
(UPDATE: This didn't happen for various and sundry reasons; we're hoping they'll still be having it over spring break.)

Online Activity

My friend John from UNT came up with a cool idea in his recent post: Describe the moments in certain songs that inspire awe in you. List an approximate time on the counter where it happens (or it may be a certain place to the end). I'll include the list I posted on his site here to get the ball rolling, and you can make your own post or use the comments:

Pat Metheny Group- "The First Circle" (really, the whole freakin' song, but definitely from 7:07 out)
The Manhattan Transfer-"A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" 2:20-2:49
Take 6-"Fly Away" 2:57 out
Ambrosia-"Somewhere I've Never Travelled" 2:42 out, but especially from 3:41 out
They Might Be Giants-"Where Your Eyes Don't Go" 1:51 out (just love that minor-to-major resolution)
TMBG-"Kiss Me, Son of God" 1:17 (for unexpected lyrical twist)
And one more TMBG: "Birdhouse in Your Soul" 2:28-2:33 (long, kinda deep explanation; ask me sometime)

Lemme hear from ya....

Monday, February 16, 2004

Activity Update

Bowling was cool last night (I can say that because I won all the games, heh heh). I can't remember everyone else's scores, but I won with a 166, 121 and 123 respectively. We'll do this again over spring break, I'm sure.

The evening is chronicled in Dingus' latest post, so I won't reproduce it here.

Tomorrow night: Maynard Ferguson (yay).

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Team Activity #2

Hey guys, before I leave for TMEA, just a little reminder that the Maynard concert is next Tuesday. I have tickets for Halfling, Demon Matt, Fizban, Dingus and myself, and will get you these at the Sunday night bowling hang or on Monday sometime (since I'll be coming from big band and thus will be a few minutes late). The seats aren't reserved, so I'll need someone to save me one. Just wanted to make sure nobody forgot (including me, heh).

Monday, February 09, 2004

Stupidly Scary (or Scarily Stupid)

This is especially relevant to my blogger buddies who post from school; I doubt this would ever happen here, but check out Jazzy G's latest entry. It describes a situation that got totally out-of-hand, but it is a little reminder that everything we say on our blogs could end up in front of the wrong pair of eyes.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Team Activity Alert

OK, I'm proposing an activity that hopefully all the members of TD/D will be up for. You may recall that this whole thing was created last month when Demon Matt and Dingus and I went to the Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama the night before the M.L.K. holiday. Well, a week from tomorrow is the Presidents' Day holiday, so I propose a similar get-together for next Sunday night (we'll start earlier this time, though, and if it's preceded by a Starbucks run, we'll get there sooner than ten minutes before closing time).

I'm doing this a week early because Lee and I will be at TMEA most of this coming week. So...everybody in?

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

To Frank

In case you haven't heard or read on Fizban's, Dingus', Kevin's,
blog, Frank Mantooth has passed away. I figured that it should be put on here also since we are all musicians.

I propose a toast to Frank. Yes, we don't have glasses to toast with probably, but an online toast.

To Frank. Even though I never met or played with the man, he seemed gentle enough and a great person who spoke and played from the heart.

To Frank.

Matt d.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Holy Mini-Ninja Pirates Batman!

Taste me katana matey!! YAR!!

Dingus gets a "good" idea.

After dealing with all this Guys & Dolls crap at school, I was thinking someone needs to do a good musical. Yeah, Luck Be a Piece-o-crap. Ya know what we should do? Blues Brothers. Best musical ever. Come on guys! Most people on here are jazzers anyway, and we all have cars we can drive around insanely! Whaddya say(Responses should be interesting)?