Well it’s been a long time since my last post. I have an app called Pressgram that’s a little bit like Instagram, in that it lets me post photos onto WordPress. I’ll try to use that more often, so that you 5 people can see how exciting my life isn’t. It’s ok, just busy with school, work and a baby. Haven’t even really had time to listen to a lot of music, but that’s mostly because I’ve been listening to podcasts from Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Jay Sekulow, and several Apple-centric websites. I’m kind of a political junkie as well as a tech junkie. Weird combo, but I like it. I even bought the Mac App version of my favorite iPhone podcast app, Downcast. It’s decent, but has some faults. Overall, I like it, but don’t use it as much since I mostly listen to stuff in my office or on the trolley, neither of which is inviting to a 13 inch, 5 lb laptop. My iPhone has definitely been put through it’s paces for audio use. I love it and look forward to getting a new one (even if that means after the second coming). Anyway, just because life is busy doesn’t mean I don’t have time for anything. I recently spend the last of my google play credit on a band called Madison Rising. Their self titled album is an awesome commentary on the political field today.
My favorite songs are “Honk if You Want Peace” and “Before the Hyphens Came”. Unfortunately I’m writing this on my idevices, so not really able to post a video from YouTube about Madison Rising. Check ‘em out.
Also with school almost out, I’ll have a big family and life updates in the works.
This is a square crop of a photo I posted on Instagram. Follow me @tylerpond05 if you want to see the whole thing. Also on twitter with the same handle.
I’ve been posting various shots on my various social sites, all different. This is the last one ill post for today.
This kid is awesome. Don’t think I can ever get enough of him. At least when he’s asleep.
Already missing these guys!!! Been lazy and working on updating my iPad to ios7. Looks cool, but we’ll see. I love you family!!
Testing out the new Pressgram app. Looks promising. Maybe now I’ll post a lot more the WordPress.
So this week was my first week if school at SDSU. It’s been busy and exciting. I’ve chosen to ride my bike and take public transportation to campus. It’s been eye opening, and a good reminder of my mission when I took public transportation in Philly. It’s been particularly hard this week since its been ridiculously hot. My classes are M-Th and start either at 2 or 4. I’m in 2 Econ classes, geography and a WWII class. Of those 4, I’m most interested in WWII, however, the teacher I have is possibly the most boring as well. Coupled with the fact that it’s my last class of the week and in the afternoon, and I already dozed off a couple of times. Other than that, life is good. Had to change my work schedule around so that i can have afternoon classes, so I get up ealier, and I’m ok with that. Trying to get Watson to go to bed earlier has been a challenge, since Andrea and I have different methods of putting him to sleep. She likes to relax him and get him all snuggled in, whereas I wind him up until he can’t go anymore.
Anyway, in case you haven’t noticed I tagged metal in this post, so metal you shall get. So riding the trolley this week, I was able to focus a little more on what I wanted to listen to. So I loaded up my power metal playlist and listened to the bands on there and one stood out in particular, Symphony X. They’re an American group from New Jersey and these guys can freakin wail. I may have already featured them before, but thses guys are amazing. Michael Romeo, the guitarist, is a real inspiration. very classical, but still knows how to serve the song. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and seriously want to emulate his style in with mine, if I had a style. Anyway, last week Watson and I watched a concert video of Gigantour, a festival type show put on by Dave Mustain of Megadeth. So Symphony X was on that year and on the video (available on Netflix) they played one of my favorite songs. So here it is (not liv so go watch it on Netflix cuz Michael’s fingers are flying):
Inferno (Unleash the Fire)
And here’s another awesome song:
End of Innocence