Kevin, may your passing have burned many karmic seeds, and should you be reborn may it be again in this realm. Thank you for the noize, and the memories that came with it.
(In case you're wondering what that last "emoticon" was, thank lordmookie for the most excellent head banger throwing up the horns visual.)
I went in for a Nerve Conduction Test and an Electromyogram today to try to track down the cause of numbness/tingling in my wrists and hands that I've been experiencing for the past six months. The nerve conduction test involved the application of electrodes to various points on my hand, and applying an electrical shock to parts of the arm where the nerves associated with the points on the hand are located. Yes, an electrical shock... I mean like touching a live electrical wire sort of shock, that makes the hand and arm jump and flop. After 20 minutes of this activity, the EMG was less painful, even though it involves sticking an accupuncture-like needle probe into seven different muscle points in each arm and working the muscle in question to generate an electrochemical response.
The good news: no Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (surprising, given my vocation), and no apparent nerve damage. The bad news: other causes could involve pinched nerve(s) in the neck or similar region, since it is happening with both hands. My follow-up with the PA is next week to go over the test results. We'll see where this leads. When I got home from the tests, I was sommat sore from the electrical shocks, so I decided to make it a full sick day and crash. This meant missing an evening of class at the meditation center, but I'll ask about viewing the DVD myself before next week's class.
It appears that the stars will not be aligning such that I'll be able to catch Ego Likeness (ego_likeness) next Friday in Bawlmer due to previous commitments, and Tempest isn't coming close enough this summer for me to make an evening trip to catch them either. The real bummer is finding out that The Moody Blues will also be playing @ Musikfest, so no love there either. **pout**
The lineup of Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins, along with long time tour supporting cast members Daryl Strumer and Chester Thompson are hitting the road in 2007.
Genesis is one of my very favorite bands, having gotten into them back in high school. The only thing cooler would be the inclusion of Peter Gabriel, and the perfomance of "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". Must sign up for fan club now (I generally don't do such things) so that I can have some chance at decent seats when the tickets go on sale. For those who are curious, Sunday September 23 @ the
WhoreVerizon Center in D.C., and Tuesday September 19 @ the Walk-All-Over-YaWachovia Center in Philly. Looks like the closest they'll get to you anthraces is Chicago, and the D.C. show is in September so there is very little chance of blizzards. <g>
Anyway, must return to Balticon work. I still have to go into the office today, and THAT is another story entirely.
That's right, a reunion. As in Tony, Mike and Phil. I am especially psyched by Tony's comment that "the tour would give fans the chance to hear a side of the band that went beyond their hits." Just the thought of hearing some of the more obscure stuff live gives me reason to smile. I will so be anticipating US tour dates.
"Who the fook is Genesis?" - Angus Young