January 7th, 2002

Live in Concert

I was toying around with SHOUTcast server tonight, trying to get a live audio stream of my piano playing. I asked imjstagrrl to help me test it. She put the TOP SECRET URL in her LiveJournal. So my little test practice got some kind of audience.

Disclaimer for those who were listening: all material was unrehearsed! Although, I'm a pretty sloppy player in general. I don't think I'll ever get to play Carnegie Hall. I don't even know how to get there.

Next time I plan to broadcast I'll post the URL in my journal and all will be invited to tune in. I may even take requests :)

Thanks for listening.

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I went to take my car to the garage to get it smog inspected and guess what. Guess! I couldn't get my friggin' car in gear. The clutch just fell straight to the floor. After a few attempts to force the car into gear without the clutch working (makes a pretty noise), I decided to go ahead and call a tow truck. What a waste of $65. The garage is only a half mile away, but I'm not about to push my Civic down Riverside Boulevard.

The guy from the shop says that it's just the clutch cable or something. No biggie. But what a hassle.

Ch-ching!

The mechanic called. He said I broke my Master Clutch Cylinder. Thankfully it's not as expensive as it sounds. Estimate for repairs comes to about $250. After that we figure out why the check engine light is on. Bah.