Monday, April 28, 2014

*tap tap* Ahem... Is this thing on?

I was just sitting at my desk at work this morning feeling all nostalgic, and happened upon the now seemingly defunct digital band hall. It brought back a flood of wonderful memories from what feels like a lifetime ago (ten years ago to be specific). I hope you are all well! I miss our band geekery to my core and look back with great fondness. Ta for now!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I used to be, I am beautiful

Saturday, September 26, 2009

“Overtones of a Band Hall”

Here is a transcription that I wrote from things I heard in the Band Hall one day, many moons ago. Really. It was all said. In one sitting. No, I really didn't add anything, this was all you guys!

Transcribed in a band hall by Kristin Fink
Spring and October of 2003
So, who do you practice kissing with?
I usually start laughing.
Is that why you want up front?
Excuse me! This isn’t Jazz Band!
He’s got a bucket in his hand.
What?!… Who’s talking?
I didn’t know the director of the C.I.A. had a piano.
It’s an expensive choice anyway.
So now, I’m, like, twice as fast because I have two hands.
His voice is just making me want tot sleep.
The tissue that moves water down – that’s the Floam?
Why is it “snowplow” and not “sn-owe pl-oh?” Oh!
Dude! I didn’t even have to try! It happened all by itself.
I know, the star was in the middle and it doesn’t even do anything. The star just falls.
2,000! 4,000! 2,000! 4,000? 2,000….
And I thought the needle broke off in my arm…
It’s time to demonstrate my pants!!!
The smell of your salmon is making me sick.
They’re squirrels! What do they want, your nuts?!
I’m glad to see you finally conform. Well, sort of.
What was I doing yesterday? Oh, that’s what I was doing… No wonder my leg is sore.
Life in large quantities is fatal. Water is a major cause of death.
I also use fungus.
Now I know why you’re not with it.
I think I left it in the bathroom.

Umm… if you let me.
-Cause it’s such a boring state.
Am I still in Kansas?!!
I guess you gotta make better friends, Roark.
Great Job (said low and slow)
Purple Jello. What can you stereotype it as?
No, I am not a pansy, I’m a daisy! (said by a straight, masculine male)
He’s not obscenely masculine…
You know, I can’t find one of those hats!
Your brother would be proud of me.
Not there! That was almost a Tokyo right there!
-Annoying buzzing-
Where in the world is my cornbread?
-And they think kissing is evil.
What time is it?
Time to get ready.
See you.
If they’re smaller they use more air.
If you’re walking down the hall and they grab your leg….
So, who do you practice kissing with?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chicken of the Sea

For those of you who are familiar with my chicken of the sea show from several years ago, go to and search for franco the chicken. A friend of mine has recorded it and put it out there for the whole world to see.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Did Something Clever

Every morning when my son wakes up, he sits in bed and talks to his stuffed animals is basically just happy. I have sneaked over to his bedroom door a couple of times and just watched him through the crack just because he is so cute to watch. He tells his animals stories and everything. So, I got the idea that this behavior needed to be filmed before he grows out of it. So, Kristin and I decided to set up a web cam on a tripod next to his crib and at 7:00 in the morning, it would start recording. I just set up the web cam this evening and programmed a macro to start recording at 7:00 in the morning. This will happen every day until we get some good footage. The only regrettable thing is that the web cam really isn't very good at capturing motion. It is more like a security camera than an actual video camera. The video it takes is not crisp 24FPS video. So, if anyone has a nice USB-capable video camera that they could lend to a noble cause, please let me know.

Just thought you'd like to know...

"Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend."

Monday, April 13, 2009

A summer full of good movies...

So, I decided to blog today and I sort of spewed this out. I figured it could be more thoroughly appreciated here rather than on my own blog. Enjoy!
I eagerly await the release of... can you guess? Well, if you guessed Star Trek.... you're WRONG! New Moon, perhaps? Nope! Wrong again. Go on, keep guessing. Transformers? GI Joe? Nope, all wrong.
Yes, I am waiting for the release of, none other than, Jinglesthreela. Sooth, filming wrapped up many moons ago, but, alas! The iMac was theivered so post-production ground to a halt with the faint swishing sound of a lost laptop. But, what's this?! Hark, I hear the faint call of hope as the Jarrett runs, metaphorically speaking, screaming down the halls, I have it backed up! Hooray!
But, the Progress! What news is there of the Progress??!!!!
To that, there are simply crickets chirping into the night.
However, to staunch the life-threatening flow of curiousity gushing out from within us, the Jarrett did post a teaser on Youtube. To be fair, however, it didn't have any scenes from the forth-coming epic of Jinglesthreela. It was, in fact, the original Jinglethula. Not Jingles 2: The Sea Quail or Jingles the Pirate Goes Quantity Surveying. There's a big difference here. Mostly in the name.
As you can see, I'm a devout fan of the series. Hmmm..... think I should start sending fan mail to the actor who played monseur balloon? He was the best, for sure. But then, what if he has since been popped? I don't know what I'd do.... how could they so callously replace such an actor?
So, in conclusion, thus we see that rabbits will not generally hop in a straight line down the entire length of the band hall. Good Question.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Let the buzz begin

Though 3la is as yet unfinished (suddenly there are a few things I want to add that before February I couldn't have done), I think this is a good week to release the original Jinglesthula on the internet. However, I need to hear from any of you who were involved in it as to whether that's okay with you.

I await comments. (*dons welding mask*).