As you all know, I quit working on the tricycle I was planning to ride to Burning Man this year. Doing that meant my time was more-or-less free in the last two weeks, so I thought I'd dig into another project I wanted to do for a while now. A friend of mine gave me a fake-fur purple coat that just barely fits (thank goodness I've lost a few pounds!) My original plan included a heart-shaped light around where my heart is that would flash to my heartbeat, and then animate light tubes outward from there to cover the whole coat. I since switched to colored LED's which were more readily available and more reliable. I didn't bother trying to get the heart monitor working either (at least not yet), so it's all done with variable timing to give the illusion.
So first it was getting a way to make 50 color LED's light up like I wanted, then to make them show different colors, and finally, to animate them into patterns. Without too many disasters along the way, I got it all working.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Heaven Can Wait starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar, "Warren Beatty starred, produced, co-wrote, and co-directed this charming comedy about a football player taken before his time and inconveniently reincarnated as a blowhard millionaire with an empire of environmental malfeasance to his name."
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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Great Day in the Morning starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman calendar, "a grisly and perverse anti-Western made at a time when neither critics nor audiences could recognize or appreciate the form, Great Day in the Morning chronicles the ignominious decline of Southern scoundrel Robert Stack in 1860s Denver. Torn between Easterner Virginia Mayo and barmaid Ruth Roman, Stack ultimately privileges usury, drink, and unexamined Confederate solidarity over either of them with tragic consequences."
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This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
Jake's World or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, August 25, 2011 (Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 8/25/2011, or 8/25/11) Friday, August 26, 2011 (Fri, Aug 26, 2011, 8/26/2011, or 8/26/11) Saturday, August 27, 2011 (Sat, Aug 27, 2011, 8/27/2011, or 8/27/11) Sunday, August 28, 2011 (Sun, Aug 28, 2011, 8/28/2011, or 8/28/11) Monday, August 29, 2011 (Mon, Aug 29, 2011, 8/29/2011, or 8/29/11) Tuesday, August 30, 2011 (Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 8/30/2011, or 8/30/11) and Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 8/31/2011, or 8/31/11).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.