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August 14, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 20th 2018 Vol. 19: A side job, traffic, an ally view, a butt gif, and an old cat #dtla

More work is good and I am back in downtown Los Angeles. Speaking of “backs,” I’m grateful for less physically demanding work during my time of injury.

For this post I thought I would start by featuring some of my drive into the city. Lots of freeway with lots of cars, most of them contain only one or two commuters.

For most of us here in LA large freeways with multiple overhead on-ramps and interchanges are normal to see. They are amazing structures for cars and lots of fun late at night while everyone is sleeping.

Food Tip For DTLA’s Fashion District:

1. Any person with any type of dietary requirements, or lack of, is gonna like this place:

Dune Downtown
1610, 199 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 628-3586
https://goo.gl/maps/Qk9NXiigstR2

I have enjoyed every dish I’ve ever tried there. Get the hummus, but make sure your cleared for abundant fart action later. The chicken salad dishes are good too. Save a little money and get a sandwich.

2. If your more interested in hot soup or a Japanese influence, try:

DTLA Ramen
952 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 265-7641
https://goo.gl/maps/8WRiq6kA8vk

I’ve only been there once and it seemed as good and a little better than the other ramen places I’ve visited in my life.

(sorry, no image of DTLA Ramen)

3. Parking sucks. Notice the red pin on the map below. If you want to eat at Dune or DTLA Ramen, and if you’re also planning to do more in the area, park in this lot here: https://goo.gl/maps/DywzXnAEiR22

The image above is a screen shot from GoogleMaps app. The red pin is for the parking lot I’ve been referring to. This area is experiencing lots of construction, so be sure to verify the parking lot is still there. Also, it’s not the only option. Look for a few more parking lots just north of it if this one is full. The heart of the fashion district is just a block northeast on East 9th Street and South Los Angeles Street.

Also notice Dune Downtown’s and DTLA Ramen’s location on the map. Their pins look yellow with a white star.

Almost Done…

I recommend the meters because you can use your bosses credit card. 😁 Be sure you fully understand the parking regulations posted on the streets in this area. Some of the metered parking ends around 3 or 5 PM. I almost got towed once. They are really quick to ticket AND tow. (I had to pay 300 something just to keep them from towing my AWD vehicle away on a one wheel lift type of truck.)

Panoramic Shots Vol. 19 07/20/2018:

Eventually, I park in one of the most expensive parking lots because it’s close to the front door. Walking from the other parking lots would perpetuate my injury. It cost $20 to park. Fuck it. My boss can see my receipt in the image above. 

Want hear something funny? A monthly parking pass is 300… I promise to stop talking about parking now. Thanks for reading.

This first shot was taken at 10:16 AM:

This second shot is a new perspective that i’ve never shared before. It was taken while I was helping my peeps in the alley. It the same alley that has a piece by Matt Gondek (Bart Simpson):

This third shot was taken at 2:30 PM. I’m off to join the millions of automobiles crammed into the outdated and historical inadequate freeways.

Is this NSFW?

Everyone likes butt cheeks, right?

Maybe we are all secretly envious of his… oooh the millions of memes we could put here.

Don’t flag me yet! I’m getting to the point… turning it around…

Suffering is not funny. Is the man in this gif suffering? Hmm… homelessness doesn’t look easy. After we giggle a little, let’s take a moment to be grateful.

Now, talk about a very real and seemingly microcosmic way to help homelessness.

Blessings Bags:

Assemble a sturdy grocery store bag or better with the following items:

  1. Bars of soap that are individually wrapped in plastic. 
  2. Maxi Pads or Sanitary napkins. 
  3. Small individually wrapped laundry soap.
  4. Panchos
  5. Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  6. Deodorant
  7. Sanitary wipes/Baby wipes
  8. First Aid kit
  9. Individually wrapped toilet paper
  10. Roll of quarters

Am I forgetting anything? Hibachi grill?

Shoes and socks!!! If you can not create a blessing bag, no worries. Buy someone shoes instead. Purchase the shoes before you have the  receptient in mind. Now, just keep them handy (in your trunk/boot) as you travel around.

Be careful!

How to give:

Don’t put yourself in any risky/vulnerable environments just to give someone your blessings bag. Stay safe! Don’t give to individuals that are close to your home, work, or parking space. It’s not charity if it hurts you.

Lets end this little story.

Eventually, I make it home but only after I take care of an old friend’s older friend… Lily. 

She looks nice, but she will bite the fvck out of your thumb if you’re trying to help her release a pillow dangling from her pinky nail. No, I’m not the only person she has bit into. That was long ago and we all survived.

If I wasn’t allowed to go outside, I would bite people too.

Anyway, Lily is much older now and slowly crashes into walls. She struggles coordinating a treat at her feet. We are all much gentler with her now. She probably knows me best as the beast that appears when everyone is gone, smells weird, lays on the ground to give her attention, raids the refrigerator, gives her more attention, raids the refrigerator, double checks food and water and then leaves.

We all call it housesitting.

NEXT:

Some kinda post featuring some kinda new train music video I’m currently working on. It’s just to get a few laughs out of @iamstan and friends.

😆

Teaser!

Thanks again for your support. I hope this series is worth continuing. I hope it helps someone out there navigate the Los Angeles Fashion Distric. Feel free to ask me something specific. If I don’t know the answer I can find out.

Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
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Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 7th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 17th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 18th panoramic in this series.

Spam rant:

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July 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Mini contest! Meme my warped truck image and win 0.25 SBD!

This post is a play off of an accidental suggestion that got warped in my mind more than the subject itself (the truck).

Click here to see the original post: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-5th-2018-vol-18-firework-city-sheen-and-bottle-rocket-60fd77e86d67a
Click here to upvote this fun and inspiring conversation: https://steemit.com/esteem/@enforcer48/re-steemseph-panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-5th-2018-vol-18-firework-city-sheen-and-bottle-rocket-60fd77e86d67a-20180709t151502200z

If that conversation inspires you, make a meme out of it. Caption/meme, I think I should accept both. I wanna laugh.

I laugh, you trust, and you win 0.25 SBD.

Rules to win:

  1. Make a meme or caption appropriate to that warped truck and car image above.

  1. Post your valid entry meme or captioned version of the image into the comment section of this post.
  2. Upvote this post with your favorite percentage.
  3. Remain infinitely prepared for someone to steal your meme.

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Thanks for reading. I hope this mini meme contest is fun.

This post was created in WordPress and then copied into Esteem for the iPhone. I’m grateful for their upvote. Sometimes I find bugs. Maybe I’ll start reporting the bugs I see. Seems reciprocal.

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July 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 5th 2018 Vol. 18: Firework City Sheen and Bottle Rocket Haze! #dtla

I’m here the day after the American holiday known as Fourth of July. I’m not hungover, I didn’t get drunk and I’m still not drunk. This is business. The repair guys are on their way and I’m baby sitting a friend’s shop.

Most people have the day off here in the fashion district. It’s not as busy as usual, but traffic still sucks.

In California you can expect a little less congestion on days after a holiday like that. Just a little less, almost like a Sunday morning feeling. By the way, @zingali, the night before a holiday like 4th Of July is an awesome time to go to places like the Retro Arcade. (They have discounts on Groupon too!)

Street View:

  1. Homeless person sleeping.
  2. Gated portable toilet for parking lot attendants.
  3. Crazy truck warped by panorama shot movement.
  4. Section of parking lot that was closed off in the previous post in this series.

🍩

North West View:

South East View:

Travel Tips for DTLA:

  1. Don’t park along the red curbs.
  2. Read the parking signs completely. Times change at 3 and the LADOT will ticket and even tow you in less than 5min.
  3. Bring a friend to wait in the car if you’re making a quick stop.
  4. Carry cash for the parking lots and use your credit cards/debit cards at the parking meters.
  5. The best places to eat are my secrets. Send me .50 SBD and I’ll tell you three of my favorites and what to eat there.

Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 2nd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 3rd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 4th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
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Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 17th panorama in this series.

Random Music Plug:

I play bass and sing for this band called @steelparade!

This link will take you to my live broadcast of a recent performance with @steelparade

https://www.pscp.tv/w/bhEBnzFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MXlvS01WZ2drTmpHUVx23KDXxnBSBGPU0ijqNq4IYQxNm9kT1cdHVNWi4tc3?t=5s

We will be at Taco Surf every first Friday of the month.

Call out to Steel Parade! Just go to Twitter and tell Steel Parade to share some of the fun over here on Steem! https://twitter.com/steelparade/status/1015274360171585542?s=21

DLive:

Tell @steelparade the good news about video conversion: https://twitter.com/officialdlive/status/1013984261282652160?s=21

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I broadcast almost everything we do. All of our performances are probably on my Periscope channel. Follow that link above and sit back to enjoy one of our multiple broadcasts.

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IBT is short for Interactive Battle Tournament. The name of a fun Steem based role playing game.

Get Started Now!

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Learn to play or just go for it!

This is Angel Food the Wizard.

Thanks for reading, following, and supporting. If you are a fan of our band, be sure to mention something fun. I really like the idea of rewarding the fans of our music.

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July 6, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on June 13th 2018 Vol. 17: Sonic Hedgehog Parking and an Altered Skyline. #dtla

Window View:

This panoramic shot was taken earlier in the day, before they set the green carpet out. Notice the stage is set though. (Bottom Left)

Obviously, this post is way overdue. I don’t think it really matters to anyone, just a little disclaimer for the sake of my title and the post occurring several days afterwards.

It’s been a while and my back has been getting better. This day’s work set me back a few days. I had a day to recover before I performed again with Steel Parade.

New Sights:

First, a view of another event getting setup in the parking lot. Monthly permit parking only. Anyway, check out the image below to see the Sonic wall I’ve been referring to.

This next image was taken from across the street on my way out.

NEXT: Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 5th 2018 Vol. 18: Firework City Sheen and Bottle Rocket Haze!

This list below contains every panoramic picture of the downtown Los Angeles fashion district I’ve taken for my Steem blog @steemseph.
Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 2nd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 3rd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 4th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 7th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 

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Random Music:

I play bass and sing for this band called @steelparade!

Call out to Steel Parade!

Just go to Twitter and tell Steel Parade to share some of the fun on Steem! https://twitter.com/steelparade/status/1015274360171585542?s=21

July 3, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Life: An answer to John Stone’s questions about my Cajon. Part 3 of 2.

If this part 3 of 2 had been a snake, it would have bit my my Cajones!

Recently, I created this post about a cajón (a box):https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6

After I finish and posted it, our neighbor @johnstone asked a few obvious questions: https://steemit.com/life/@johnstone/re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6-20180630t120913575z

Hi @johnstone! Thanks for responding and thanks for inspiring this part **3 of 2** post. 

This was my response: https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/re-johnstone-re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6-20180630t153649156z

It’s just a box. No chords and no electricity required for this acoustic instrument. It has some secret stuff inside that I didn’t talk about (See part 3 of 2).

Traditionally, we play Cajón with our hands. (some people use a brush)

First we sit ontop of it, reach down between our legs, and then smack it with our palms and finger tips to produce different sounds.

Since I’m trying to play it like a drum set, I mainly use my right hand’s palm to strike the middle of the cajón when I want a low tone (bass drum type sound). Then I’ll use my left hand to strike to top left corner to get a higher pitched tone that also brings out the snares.

On this black cajón, the top left corner is pealing away from the wood a little. When I smack it with my fingers, it produces a really cool snap type sound that accentuates the snares inside.

I should create a video to show you. Thanks for teaching me with your questions John.

Microlab Stereo sounds like an all in one battery powered portable speaker used to play music by bands like Stereo Lab. Is it?

Just Play It!

https://d.tube/#!/v/steemseph/40urfrra

I made that video for you @johnstone. It’s kinda weird at the end because it’s hard to line up the two videos on an iPhone and I also “layback” a lot (eek) while I’m playing the cajón in one of them. I just wanted to be wacky and record each part with a metronome without hearing the previous part. (Normally I would want to listed to the drumset while Im recording percussion.)

Guess what @johnstone… I have another type of cajón that I haven’t even talked about yet. Maybe I can get a friend to help me with that video.

NEXT: “Part 4 Of 2!?! Another cajón to compare with, just for the hell of it!”

Is that a good title? I just made it up.

I hope everyone is learning something more and having a few giggles too. I hope I get better at playing drums by doing all this. 😬

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June 29, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Life: Island music bass for a highly respected city official’s memorial and then a surprise Cajón request. Part 2 of 2.

Story Continued!

Jump back to part 1 if you wanna see the steel drum live music stuff: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-percussion-request-part-1-2038cc3f4b66

We perform and everything was great. It was unpredictable, humidity challenged my fingers’ finesse, we were thanked, booked a new gig, and received compliments.

The event ended, we packed up, take our time, and I eventually get home way before sunset. I’m thinking my day is done.

Suddenly, my phone rings and it’s a request for a Cajón player. The regular guy, my pal, is unavailable and they want me to sub. Yeah more money! Gotta pay rent! I’m doing it!

Rant About Recording Ourselves:

Sorry, there’s no live broadcast of it. The other musician I’m working with doesn’t have much appreciation for recording live performances. That’s cool for him. He is proven. He has maintained the gig for a long time. I personally prefer to record things for quality assurance and protection.

My recordings don’t lie to me and my ears make it hard to be lazy when they hate what they hear.

I’m grateful to be surrounded by other musicians that appreciate recording themselves. I encourage all musicians to record themselves. Lastly on that tangent, I would say that, sharing the recording with the rest of the world is not a necessary part of the education that come along with hearing ourselves perform. Just recording and listening back is a valuable tool for learning.

This is one example a modern Cajón:

I play it in a very non-tradition manner and accompany a guitar player that wants rock feels. Therefore, I approach playing the cajón like a drum set player in a band, instead of like a percussion player.

For example, if there were a drum set player here, I would play percussion type parts that compliment the drum set, instead of emulating the drum set. Ask me questions…

Cajón Art:

It’s pronounced like “ka-hone” to me. The letter “j” in its spelling sounds like the letter “h” to me except with a little phlegm or roll in your throat. (not roll in tongue)

This is a few pictures of my cajón to honor the steel drum series featured in part 1:

Square:

Rectangle:

Hexagon:

Cajón Chicken Wire:

Dear @mathowl, if your not too busy, and also think it’s fun, I would enjoy another critique of my shapes/labels. I’ve been building up my VP so I’ll give you a much better upvote this time!

Everyone please go upvote @mathowl response here: https://steemit.com/esteem/@mathowl/re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-percussion-request-part-1-2038cc3f4b66-20180620t205854617z

(It’s probably too old. Upvote something else then. Thanks)

Fast forward to one week later… more Cajón.

I’m back again playing the Cajón a week later also. The regular guy is getting busy with drones. So, he also gave me a couple weeks worth of these gigs in August.

Yeah, money for coffee!

Infinite Coffee:

(Hey @mathowl I hope you’re impressed with my number “8” as an infinity symbol?)
That delicious image above features an espresso type drink called a “Cortado.” (Yes, similar to a Gibraltar) I actually prefer a traditional flat white at the moment. Not many places make them and very few people remember their former popularity. I’m not sure why other coffee shops don’t make traditional flat whites… I suspect it has something to do with the short pull technique required to make the espresso shot for a traditional flat white. Anyway, the Cortado is a great substitute. It’s probably a preferred substitute at many espresso bars because it doesn’t require a short pull. Wikipedia makes it sounds like the Cortado is from Spain. The name is like saying the espresso is “cut” with warm milk. You know, like drug nomenclature.

Did I mention that I thought the Cajón was from Spain also? It’s not!

The modern cajón comes from Peru 🇵🇪 . As usual, someone will claim it existed before and somewhere else first. I can’t argue any of that. Please feel free to discuss in the comments.

My first impression of a cajón was from a Djembe/Trap drum player and then that was followed by a flamenco player.

By the way, the steel drum came from Trinidad 🇹🇹 and only Trinidad.

🍩

NEXT: Epic Steel Drum fail while performing. Including live and uncensored footage. (Possible a short and sweet shit post.)

Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something again.

Please feel free to ask me questions about instruments, handling clients, stage setup, bassist stuff, how to spot a good or bad client, good or bad gig… whatever!

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June 20, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Life: Island music bass for a highly respected city official’s memorial and then a surprise percussion request. Part 1 of 2.

I am a pinball poser and this post is my second best excuse for not posting about pinball.

Today, me and the guys in @steelparade’s band are performing for a highly regarded city official’s memorial reception.

https://d.tube/#!/v/steemseph/oupgjul2

The venue:

We are performing at a place called CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. It looks like a place for a farmers market type of vibe, art and craft…

Oh! Wait, it’s changing on us now.

Leadership for his even is mixed because the city officials are jumping in. Stuff gets moved around, but we’re always prepared because we leave early so that we can get to the venue on time. Turns out, everyone was given the wrong address. The event we are looking for is across the street at the Cabrillo Way Marina.

WTF is Steel Parade?

We are the perfect band for civic events. We’ve done more than I can count in the last 10 year of performing with Steel Parade. We are experts at performing award shows, business meetings, conventions, and every version of the word, “private parties” you can come up with.

We’ve performed for many funeral receptions. Sometimes those of us left behind want to have a party to celebrate our departed loved ones. Sometimes we just want a ukulele and Steel Drum duo to mellow out the silence during burials.

Story:

It’s true, they changed locations on us.

We’re actually performing across the street at the marina. A place that looks like a much more appropriate venue.

We set up with plenty of time to spare and I broadcast the start of it on Periscope. I didn’t have time to think of a title for the broadcast so it probably looks weird. I talk about it all down below.

Live Music:

Like usual, I broadcasted on Periscope instead of DLive. Im not happy about it though. Periscope hates everyone and therefore doesn’t use Steem. Dtube and DLive have both been difficult for me to troubleshoot. I managed to get a video onto each of them, but only because I used DropBox.

Click the link below and it will take you to our first live broadcast for this event:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/bfgSbTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xXRWduT2pLTNXzU7U04xf0erxwsgvQhbPmXDYBVWpBp49_MO0UwphB?t=2s

Click the next link to see our second performance in my last broadcast of the event.

As soon as I started the broadcast they change plans on us. The first 8min we wait and I talk to a Steem neighbor I invited back in November-ish @cordelia is an acquaintance from BuskerApp. I gotta check on her to see how Steem is treating her.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/bfgf5DFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVlxS0RRUHFaalZHVmdbQUgIk_tv4oKTThTUxZxyCnFyLZiRL0P5F8X7moGm?t=7m44s

Catering:

They were on time. They claimed to have lots of food yet acted extremely stingy with the meatballs. Why would one person be serving meatballs with a toothpick to every person standing in a buffet line. Just give them the fucking spoon and bring enough meatballs for the client’s event!

The line was long, but we never feel entitled to food at gigs. Food and drinks do not pay the rent and my landlord loves me just the way I am.

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Steel Drum Art:

I’m still that guy who takes upside down steel drum pictures. I haven’t stopped doing it, I just haven’t been sharing them. Gonna change that starting now.

This time I had a plan to make a variety of triangles and a collage. It kinda worked. Not bad for being in a rush.

These image titles below are dedicated to @mathowl. Are my labels correct?

Equal Lateral Triangle (almost):

Scalene (fake right) Angel:

Square:

Cube Collage:

If you know me and my other social media platforms, you know that I take lots of pictures of @steelparade’s upside down steel drum. Been doing it for a while and I probably should’ve been watermarking it…

More Live Music:

If you want to use one of those non-Steem friendly platforms, use your finger to poke yourself in the side of the head, make it hurt, and then take a look at this video: https://www.facebook.com/44627391081/videos/10155238966686082/

Another front angle from the same performance and broadcasts: https://www.facebook.com/44627391081/videos/10155235541291082/

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Steel Drum Facts:

• Steel Drums are not from Jamaica.

• Steel Drums are not from Hawaii.

• Steel Drums come from Trinidad.

• A steel drum is also called a “steel pan.”

• The Steel Drum featured in my post is known as a “Tenor” pan.

NEXT:

Steel Drum Life: Island music bass for a highly respected city official’s memorial and then a surprise percussion request. Part 2 of 2.

Thanks for reading, but did you learn anything?

Leave a comment or two if you have advice. I don’t want to just be pushing this band all the time without it coming from service for Steem.

I hope this was more than just tits.

Please feel free to ask me questions about instruments, handling clients, stage setup, bassist stuff, how to spot a good or bad gig… whatever!

My Twitter:

I share lots of Steem stuff on Twitter. Twitter is the biggest “soapbox” I have ever seen. Love it or get left behind. Share the things you love most about your Steem neighbors.

June 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

I found these Googly Eyes at the local DRUG store.

This post is simply about a googly eye discovery. I did not place or create the googly eyes on these cards. I think Hallmart did it all. I’m just a guy that wants to have fun with it in the form of GIFs. I realize I’m probably way outside the rules of @’s contest, but I’m still having fun.

Here’s my original image taken with an iPhone 7:

This is another googly eyed card being held up by a friend that makes my eyeballs feel googly too.

If you said that llama looked more like a normal chihuahua, I would 100% upvote your comment.

This next GIF features the three googly cards I found in the card isle.

I could make those eyes bulge too, but I’ll wait for a request to come through.

First, I found those cards in the card isle. Then, I found more googly eyes in the stationary isle, on two calendars!

Who did that!!!

Those are googly eyes, right? Comes with the calendar, right?

What will happen when I reach 1000 SP?

I suspect more spammers will be attracted.

I expect to be flagging more spammers also.

NEXT:

I’m not sure.

Maybe make some stuff from my previous pinball posts googly eyed?

Make something from @lordnigel’s IBT game googly eyed?

Any suggestions other than the obvious… actually make my own actual googly eyes and follow the rules?

Thanks for reading and thanks for tolerating my usage of the #googlyeyes tag.

June 7, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Stories: I ain’t afraid of no Ghostbusters pinball machine.

This is it. I’m finally here to purchase a player card and learn this Ghostbusters pinball machine.

Me and this Ghostbusters pinball machine’s long awaited matchup was long overdue.

Today’s posts is a continuation of a previous post where I talk about the same Ghostbusters pinball machine and the player cards: https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5

Now I’m Back!

I’m rich. I purchased a five dollar card. It costs one dollar if you don’t already have a card. Save your card, show it to beautiful women and use it again next time.

The equipment for the game cards looks strangely familiar. It looks like the card readers I’ve seen in other arcades, but I have yet to verify if the cards are universal. I doubt it.

Strange Anomalies!

During gameplay I experienced many strange anomalies.

• The ball levitated several times. It seemed like the ball jumped over things and rebounded up into the air more frequently than any pinball game I’ve played.

• The ball went backwards up the flipper ramp almost twice in a row and then right into the gutter, game over. I heard laughing.

• At one point I scored a bonus. The machine became quiet and dark. Then suddenly it reactivates and the 6″ speakers blasted a horrible shriek that scares other people in the arcade. It was a scream bonus. That was fun, but we never figured out what caused it.

Lured in and Cursed?

After a first and second game, I never scored double digit millionth’s place. It was bizarre.

• Exhibit A in the image below, shows my very first and most highest scoring game in this pinball machine. I was scared, but I moved on.

• Exhibit B in the image below, shows a short ending to my second game. “Game Over,” was something I would see a lot of.

• Exhibit C in the image above, shows my third score and last time I would see the light of 10million or more.

• Exhibit D in the image above, shows the fate of a previous investigator.

Scared of being scared!

The most terrifying moment was when the ball stopped and levitated in between the flipper channel and the gutter channel. Our team of investigators snagged this strange paranormal phenomenon on video. Warning, what you are about to see is frightening and tragic.

The following video is not a re-enactment. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.

https://youtu.be/NDEJYHdLUfs is the pootube link and yes, I am very sad I get the following error message when I try to upload to Dtube from my iPhone.

Creature Features:

I came, I saw, it kicked my ass!

This Ghostbusters Machine is kinda fun, but the ball goes directly out sometimes… actually, it goes out a lot too much… it’s like I was cursed.

When I used the ancient palm slam technique to shoot the ball, it would cause the ball to fly past the flippers and directly into the gutter. This anomaly was witnessed several times. Maybe it’s a feature. Maybe it’s because the game is slightly tilted toward player? I heard more laughing.

Ghosts and lots of movies themed bling. Sterns makes fun games and they always seem Generous too.

Lots of free balls, lots of ball saves and bonuses during gameplay.

Use two dollars!

When we use two dollars for two credits, it gives you one for free credit as advertised and it coincidentally gives you the matching number for the bonus matching game at the end on your last/third credit.

My Creepy Scores:

My first credit resulted in my highest score. I just remember focusing on blocking the ball. My training with the KISS pinball machine helped me. After that my scores barely broke double digit millions. Maybe it’s a lesson in simplicity, or maybe it’s paranormal activity.

Everything about this machine makes me think of a lonely ghost. Seen by all, yet loved by none.

It can’t be that bad. At least it’s not a Star Wars Episode 1 pinball machine turned off, broken and trapped in a corner.

Location Updated Successfully!

The Gable House Bowl is a nice place. It’s surrounded by a delicious diversity of food and it’s on one of the busiest streets in the area. Two malls are with in 10 miles of it. I have tried the food yet. Smells good and looks like Pizza Hut is served on site.
As I’ve said before, bowlers looks very happy and the bathrooms are clean. It’s not a fancy 2018 looking ice cream shop obviously, but all it equipment looks updated.
Quirky thing: two grad stair cases in the front of the building take you up to a private room that’s probably available for reservations.

I added two new pictures and posted a comment update also. My comment updates can be seen in the image above and my image updates can be seen in the images below.

Notice my advice and image featuring the leveling bubble!

Finding Pinball Machines:

Be sure to use Pineside.com to get a little head-start in finding any pinball machine almost anywhere in the world!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play

• Use your nose too:

Look for Round Table pizza franchises, Pizza Hut, and other local pizza places.

• Use your brain too:

Look for pool halls, bowling alleys, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Dave and Busters.

• Use your voice too:

Ask the employees where they have their pinball machine and show them that a demand exists. Let them know that there are people out there that still want to play pinball.

• Use your cellular life support system:

Search for the key word, “barcade” in a google maps app. Fuck Yelp. Try other words like billiards, pool hall, and bowling alley for example. Let me know if you think of some more.

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Pinside.com’s Map:

It kinda sucks on my iPhone’s safari to be honest. Using two fingers causes my screen to scroll while the browser simultaneously scrolls. Maybe this is manageable on a newer mobile device, but older devices that lag will be frustrating.

I prefer to start out on my desktop, mentally lock in the pinball location I’m interested in, and use the Pinside map for verification while I’m on the road/updating.

When I look for a new pinball location to update I start by searching the obvious city name. There are many cities clustered together in Southern California, so sometimes you need to try searching for more than one of the major cities in the area. I do the same thing if I want to find a pinball machine near a city I’m traveling to.

Sometimes it’s just easier to use your pinball intuition. Consider using the search function of pinside.com the other way around. Start with Google Maps and look near your self first. Look for a bowling alley, a pizza place, or an arcade. Call them and ask them if they have a pinball machine. If they do, look for the location’s address on Pinside.com.

Pinball Friends!

Professional Pinball Player… Click this link to see @zingali’s post: https://steemit.com/pinball/@zingali/what-is-a-professional-pinball-player

Who you gonna call?

Moral and Spiritual support… Click on this link or click on the third blue image above to see @jlsplatts’ post: https://steemit.com/dlive/@jlsplatts/6cfdd812-644e-11e8-a058-0242ac110002

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Previous Pinball Posts:

1. “New Pinball Fanatic’s post is scheduled for 04202018”
https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/new-pinball-fanatics-post-is-scheduled-for-04202018-zg1hbmlh-jbujg
2. “Pinball Lovers’ Relay Challenge! My first update to Pinside’s Map Part 1 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-lovers-relay-challenge-my-first-update-to-pinside-s-map-part-1-of-3-19bb6742cfe2e
3. “Pinball post Part 2 by @steemseph coming soon.”
https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/pinball-post-part-2-by-steemseph-coming-soon-zg1hbmlh-jm74u
4. “Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Round Table Pizza’s KISS Pinball Machine Part 2 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-round-table-pizza-s-kiss-pinball-machine-part-2-of-3-6439563a1e80a
5. “Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Stupid Game Cards For a Ghostbusters Pinball Machine Part 3 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5
6. “Pinball Emergency Update! The KISS pinball machine stole my 50¢!”
https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-emergency-update-the-kiss-pinball-machine-stole-my-50cent-357dfd2ce967c
7. “Pinball Stories: How to gang up on an arcade that has a broken Star Wars pinball machine.”
https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-stories-how-to-gang-up-on-an-arcade-that-has-a-broken-star-wars-pinball-machine-05a7f7269ecf3
8. “Pinball Life: My Mom Says These Three Pinball Posts are Cooler Than Me.”
https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/pinball-life-my-mom-says-these-three-pinball-posts-are-cooler-than-me-9d979058dc166
9. “First time live! iPhone7”
https://steemit.com/dlive/@steemseph/adfc158c-684b-11e8-ba6c-0242ac110003

Gratitude Practice:

Thankfully, I’ve finally had a chance to play this Ghostbusters pinball game. I think I’ll approach the ball launching part differently next time.

I’m grateful for the laidback day time hours I have available to conduct these investigations.

I’m grateful for the buy 2 get one free deal.

Thanks for your support!

Please help provide checks and balances on this investment platform.

• Please also support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do.

• Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

June 1, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Life: My Mom Says These Three Pinball Posts are Cooler Than Me.

So… your mom says you’re cool and then you discover these three epic pinball posts ready for payout.

So, you show her the three pinball posts, and she says, “those are really cool.” Your eyes get #googly, you feel 13 again, and your mouth becomes a smirk.

So, you show your dad the three epic pinball posts. He says, “I hate computers! How old are you? Let’s go play some pinball.”

So, finally, you show your friends and one says, “let’s bring the smack down!”

Life is good again.

Coming Soon: Sponsor a professional pinball player ASAP!

If you are a professional pinball player, please leave your info in the comment section so that we can follow you here on Steem!

Click on this link or click on the first blue image above to see @zingali’s post: https://steemit.com/pinball/@zingali/what-is-a-professional-pinball-player

Click on this link or on the second blue image above to see @steemseph’s post: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-stories-how-to-gang-up-on-an-arcade-that-has-a-broken-star-wars-pinball-machine-05a7f7269ecf3

Click on this link or click on the third blue image above to see @jlsplatts’ post: https://steemit.com/dlive/@jlsplatts/6cfdd812-644e-11e8-a058-0242ac110002

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Thanks for reading and thanks for your support. I am glad to see that new pinball fans are having fun and sharing a few laughs.

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