This was written six months and two weeks ago, halfway through a festival for New Year’s, when the weather wasn’t antarctic. So yeah, sunnier days:
Joel scores us a prime spot, morning shade, close to everything but far from noise.
OMG hippies everywhere. The urge rises to play death metal at apocolyptic volume and do burnouts. Still, they are harmless so long as you stay upwind. Despite that, lots of people here that I’d probably like, if it talked to them. Instead, I go to bed.
Location is bucolic. And that means sheep baaing at 6 am. Will actually gambols. Bucolically.
Festival starts. It rains. Lots. We chill out in our big tent. It leaks. We chill harder in the van. Bean bags + all the cushions + duvets in enclosed space, with Deadmau5. We chill so hard that there may have been dribbling. After the house is built, I may have to keep the van after all, as a portable fluffy room. Then again, house will have a snug, for this reason.
But then, I could hear dubstep, so there was dancing + staff spinning in the rain. I am so hardcore, briefly.
Rain finally stops at sunset. The psychedelic amobae’s nucleus (Joel & Wendy) decide that it’s a 200 glowstick night. We manifest our desires. I dance around with the Mitochondrion and a huge grin. Apparently lots of people were watching, I have no idea, coz when I’m spinning it, I can’t see shit. Hopefully they’ll keep out of the way.
After a bit, the Mitochondrion crashes in an entirely new way, but leaves a pleasant blue light along itself. I mission off around and find all my favourite dnb tunes, they even play progidy. And a bloke with one acoustic guitar and a million effects pedals making layered waves of crashing sound. I even find a chair, relax for a while then realise I’m freezing my nuts off. So stagger back, bumping into Rich and pausing to discuss capacitors.
Take the Mitochondrion to pieces and conclude it’s an i2c problem, which is a tad strange, as the i2c isn’t connected to the part that’s making it crash. I go “huh?” and sleep on it.
Now that we’re half-way through this year, progress is:
1) House started, one set of foundations and walls done.
2) New hardware and software for the Mitochondrion means it rarely crashes and frequently recovers. The display code is all done (as of last night), the behavioural stuff getting there.
3) Seriously in the groove for work, have finally got to the point where I can just get on with churning out the good stuff.
4) Back to training aerials regularly.
5) I’ve discovered minimal, so the subwoofer is now living in the lounge. Also, the van’s a tip coz building the house started.
And how’s it going for you?