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January 21, 2019 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on November 1st 2018 Vol. 23: early bird catches the Halloween aftermath.

Like the title says, it’s the day after Halloween. I’m running another errand to downtown LA fashion District. I already have a lot happening this day so I’m out earlier this time.

Traffic is a lot lighter because it’s earlier than usual. It’s still very busy, but less congestion overall. Sidestreets are better at this time of the day. Less stopping and less merge lane confusion like the freeway. I would rather go the speed limit on side streets and time the lights.

Fyuck! I watch people cut each other off, forget to signal, and merge like they’re being chased by a tsunami.

🚦The lights are timed to create a flow. We can’t outrun the flow of traffic or the lights efficiently unless we break the law. Some people don’t want to break the law. Let’s stop tailgating.

🚎 The most ironic part of side Street, are the buses. People tailgate each other and also the buses. When the bus stops to pickup passengers, cars (tailgaters) get stuck behind it. The bus is partially blocking the right lane of a street that was created for much different traffic patterns. Cars try to shift over to the left lane real quick and crest dangerous situations. I’ve seen many “close calls.”

☠️ Hesitation, short foresight, and tailgating… it’s just a senseless struggle to get around a bus, only to arrive at a red light 500 ft later, while creating danger?! ☠️

Wow, look at this…

it’s the difference between leaving at 8 AM and 10 PM. I think the best times to travel to Downtown LA would be between 930 and 10 o’clock.

This city is kinda nice early in the morning. These are some of my morning sites:

USC Building:

I’m here!

Hey look at this parking lot!

I wonder what’s reserved the entire parking lot again? Let’s see the parking lot from above.

Even the parking lot across the street is rented out for an event.

I must have been distracted by the pop up event when I took the main panoramic shot below. This was all a build up for the “big money” skyline panoramic shot of downtown LA…

and I cut off the tops of some buildings.

I guess I was distracted by the party scene preparation in the parking lot.

Oh well, I have more. Let’s finish this first.

 

I thought it was over too, but then I drove past some famous alley art…

and a guy hiding so that he can do drugs.

Was that “photography?” Did you see the art by #MattGondek?

 

NEXT:

“Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on January 10th 2019, Vol. 24: Short errand leads to a long conversation and LADOT gets to take my munnies away.”

 

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Take a look at all these old ones.
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.
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Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
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December 14, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

This is a collection of the alternative art I created for Tetrahedroseph’s “Dance More.”

I recently posted the three songs from Dance More on DSound. They were my first uploads to DSound. I like it. At first, I didn’t like that the songs disappeared after 14 days, but now I see the beauty behind it. I can work it.

The Songs:

Click on the three images below to enjoy a free listen for a few more days:

After the songs disappear from DSound, they will remain available on BandCamp here:

  1. https://tetrahedroseph.bandcamp.com/track/lets-make-dance
  2. https://tetrahedroseph.bandcamp.com/track/dance-you-like-an-animal
  3. https://tetrahedroseph.bandcamp.com/track/so-deep-i-put-that-dance-to-sleep

The Album Art:

This is the alternative art I created for the album and it’s music.

Can you see what it is?

Can you see the steel drums?

Can you see my water mark @serylt?

I used four different steel drum shots in a 4×4 collage…

and then repeated the collage inside of itself.

I found this group of images in my iPhone’s photo gallery. It shows the progression of creation started back in October 10th 2016!

I did everything with my iPhone7. Even the music was created with this iPhone7. I used the iPhone version of GarageBand to create and record the music. I used the desktop versions of GarageBand to finalize (master) the tracks.

This screen shot of my iPhone GarageBand’s project list reveals dates in December and then again in July!?

That’s a small mystery, but I think I know why. The first conception was the project called “Make 1 of 3 19”. The names changed later. I jut knew at the time I wanted to create three songs that honor similar musical theme.

The project date automatically changes to the most recent edit/opened date. Creation dates are not seen. I think it’s the July date because I probably finished and then exported as the last task in the iPhone GarageBand. I should verify… assuming we are interested in how long it took to get from start to finish… I’ll save that for another time.

Next: I’ll share some of the music videos that feature music from Dance More.

Make Fire!

If you like what you hear, please leave a comment.

  1. Does the music remind you of anything?
  2. Do you hear the steel drum?
  3. Do you have a favorite part?
  4. Can your grandma do better?
  • Bring it on. I can take it.
  • This post may also appear on my WordPress blog, but rest assured the links come back to us here at Steem. This is a strategy to expose Steem platforms to new bloggers. Yes, I post with esteem, busy, steempeak, partiko, and more. We gotta support those who support Steem.

    Hey Look Free Music:

    https://bandcamp.com/tetrahedrosephjosephperry

    December 11, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on October 18th 2018 Vol. 22: making music and running an errand

    The freeway into downtown LA was very busy. Here’s a shot from the freeway taken near the Manchester exit.

    Manchester is a good exit to start the side-street trick. This path takes me through some of the “newer housing projects.”

    I wonder how this persons day started out. For me, this day started as a make up recording session for the one I canceled. Then it turned into an errand boy. I’m grateful for a private toilet.

    Almost to the city part of the city…

    I see more of the “newer housing projects” along the way. I wish Steem could help reduce scarcity.

    Yesterday’s recording session was rescheduled for today so that I could have a day off. I use the term “day off” loosely. I’m grateful for a functioning refrigerator with food in it.

    I’m getting closer and traffic is a little heavier, but not too bad at this time of the day.

    There are many people living near the freeway. Sometimes I think it’s loud from where I am located, but this guy’s experience is probably much different. It’s probably extremely loud under there to me.

    Why red arrows? Because it seemed like the fastest and most stylish way to draw arrows. I like it, but I will reconsider it’s application next time. I’ve since discovered normal arrows.

    We should be able to see this building in the panoramic shot.

    I’m almost there. This next building is the south side of the California Mart Fashion building and it has been featured in one or two of my posts in this series.

    That first one was during today’s drive by. This next one is the first gif of the same building that I’ve ever created:

    This next one is the second one I ever created:

    I’m finally here! This is the building I mentioned earlier.

    Activate elevator sequence!

    Who would you want to be stuck in an elevator with?

    My answer is Wonder Woman.

    What’s your answer? Please leave a comment and I’ll give you a 100% (but probably already depleted from flagging spammers) upvote.

    Here we finally have the panoramic shot of today, October 18th 2018, Vol 22.

    Do you see anything funny, funky, or warped? I found two things…

    1. I found this stretched out car:

    Tricked out six wheeler, bro!

    2. I usually have my hand in the image because I’m holding the door open.

    Look mawl! No hands!

    New goal for Vol. 23!

    I read a short question and answer section in the LAMAG.com MAGAZINE. It’s one of those paper things… like, in the bathroom, but not the toilet paper! Anyway, the section I stumbled upon is called, “Ask Chris.” People email him weird questions and he posts the answers like the one in the GIF below.

    Can you see the question? Do you see the answer? Is it moving to fast? Now we know: always convey important information with text in an image and not with text in a GIF. Don’t hurt yourself, I’ll reveal the question and the answer in my next post, Vol 23.

    NEXT: Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on Novembre 1st 2018 Vol. 23: early bird catches the Halloween aftermath.

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    I won the bonus prize that was sponsored by our Steem and SoCal neighbor @mariannewest. Me and the guys in Steel Parade perform a song named “Marrianne.” It’s a fun song. People dance. I should find a live broad cast link for you… it should be easy, because we usually start with “Marrianne” as a first song.

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    December 6, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Big Band Jazz Concert with your Steem neighbor @steemseph on bass featuring a Song List with Periscope Links.

    It’s two days after the concert and songs are still ringing in my head. One day ago, I was still visualizing and hearing the various bass parts I could have done differently or better. Is that a sign of musical post traumatic stress? Big Band Traumatic Stress Disorder? Swing shock? I’m not even that good. WAIT! Is that sign of it too?! Saying, “I’m not even that good?!”

    🧟‍♂️ This is the previous post where I invited neighbors to see the big band: https://steemit.com/bigband/@steemseph/final-big-band-jazz-concert-for-2018-with-steemseph-on-bass-xy7dmk3e

    🎷 The first song starts off with a Baritone Saxophone solo, here on the broadcast: https://www.pscp.tv/w/btLHUDFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTLz5CtVJ7bp6vCcaWkszlrJombOS7b0uP4ZjkcBDFGcT?t=3m54s

    I’m currently trying to create this the day after because it’s fresh in my mind. It seem easiest to get it all out in a follow up post before editing. I’m about to perform again with a steel drum band at a yacht club/marina. Totally different music. Maybe when I get home I’ll be able to focus on this a little more. Maybe 😐…

    Below you’ll find a list of songs and a link to the start of the song. It’s a complete list of all the songs we performed for the big band concert.

    Moanin’ is the first song. We go fast and try to sound scary in a jazzy kinda way. It’s a jazzy one here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=3m35s

    The Look Of Love is considered a “latin” tune. I would call it a bossanova. Our friend Kris sings it. She also sings with Steel Parade sometimes. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=16m24s

    Fun Time is a big band swing tune that sounds like a TV theme song to me. Usually I do research on the music I’m perfuming, but this season has been blah, blah, blah… I like this song, see it here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=21m39s

    Christmas Time Is Here is a slow song that might be cool is we had witch cackling sounds and if I played lots of sliding notes or scary trills. It would have been cool to make it sound like scary christmas music. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=27m32s

    All I Want For Christmas Is You, is by Mariah Carey and now that I have played a Mariah Carey song, I can die. I practiced triplet slap and pop technique in private, but I never used it during the performance. Seemed a little over the top… maybe next time. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=32m14s

    The Christmas Song is a nice pretty ballad featuring a Flugelhorn and that’s kinda like a bigger trumpet. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=36m56s

    Come Fly With Me is a famous tune. We played a Quincy Jones arrangement of it. I wonder if it’s the same Quincy Jones I’m thinking of. Michael Jackson and stuff, right? Quincy Jones is also the name of a famous architect. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=43m38s

    Sway is another song I think Slipknot should redo. Maybe that’s too crazy, but a Vampira or even an Elvira amendment to our performance would be lots of fun. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=47m14s

    Miss Otis Regrets is by Cole Porter. I learned this song about two days before this performance. Meh… last minute addition, that’s just how it is some times. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=50m56s

    Baby, It’s Cold Outside was made famous by Frank Sanatra and this night we had Elliot Jones. He is the SAC Choir Director. https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=54m41s

    The Chicken is originally by Peewee Ellis and then made really popular by Jaco Pastorius, a LEGENDARY bass player. I was afraid they would strike us down with lighting during our performance: https://www.pscp.tv/w/btS0MTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVJER2xxYkRqbm1KTAACIBpriJN3IUZozF58qzbUoImf7xF28TTt9bN5sJTl?t=1h1m13s

    So here I am a few days later and a few of the songs still resonate in my head a little. I should probably listen to something else.

    I hope you enjoy skipping around or just letting it play while you cut your lawn. Good lumberjack music, right? Listen to this music while removing your pool’s tile. Be safe.

    Does this qualify as an entry into the SoCalSteemit contest again? It’s cool if it doesn’t. I have another DTLA panoramic window view to share too. I can wait, but now is a good time to mention the contest either way.

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    Never a complete post without a rant about spam.

    Incase you didn’t know, there are several anti-abuse projects. Some of our most beautiful Steem neighbors are trying to preserve the authenticity of Steem.

    Below are some of my recent favorites and if you like Steem, show these groups some love. Upvote their content or delegate if you have the extra SP just burning a hole in you pocket.

    Utopian-io (@uotopian-io) shows how they help encourage anti-abuse curation:

    https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@utopian-io/the-anti-abuse-category-audit-is-over-contributions-are-welcome

    Steem Flag Rewards (@steemflagrewards) shows how it supports steemians that are not afraid to flag.

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    Steem Cleaners (@steemcleaners) gives a detailed how to guid on how creating your own anti-abuse project. This is over due in my little bubble. I hope they get lots of upvotes on that. I hope a healthy anti-abuse project grows out of it too.

    https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@steemcleaners/creating-an-anti-abuse-project-for-your-community

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    This was posted with esteem! It may also appear on WordPress, but rest assured the links come right back to us here at Steem. Let’s get them… err, uhh I’m meant to say This is a simple strategy to expose Steem platforms to new bloggers. WordPress is kinda wacky on my mobile device. It’s gotten better since I started complaining (#veryloudly) on Twitter though. I’ve heard good thing about steempress, so i’ll be trying that real soon. I also use Partiko for stuff. They are my favorite Steem experience for notifications on an iPhone. My “notification game” has gone up thank to Partiko.   

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    December 5, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Steel Drum Music for Seniors and My Third Pinball Tournament In One Day! Part 2 Of 2

    This post will features part 2 of what was a long and fun day.

    For the first part of this day I played bass with @steelparade. You can see that stuff detailed in this ancient post here: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/steel-drum-music-for-seniors-and-my-third-pinball-tournament-in-one-day-part-1-of-2-99f8079f94cf8

    Warning, run for the hills. Inspiration to some of this post’s contents were contributed by comments from a couple really cool Steem neighbors.

    Upside down Steel Drum Guy?

    Yup, that’s me. I started that name back in ol’ 2017 around September er something… I was new to Steem at that time. Actually my anniversary is probably really close… today? Anyway, I still take pictures of @steelparade’s upside down steel drum, and I was doing it way before Steem came along. It’s nice to have a destination for this kinda stuff. Please enjoy this weird collage. I didn’t have many images from the same day.

    Maybe if I zoom it will look more interesting:

    Wanna here our music? Click the following links to see a broadcast on Periscope https://www.pscp.tv/w/bn5BQTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVlxSkRRZGt3bFF4Vgd4fF0AtqZG71UwGcfHLGge-vyTTuke5TFnlWOk3GVY?t=15m59s

    That link above and this link below both take you directly to our Harry Belefonte songs This one is called Matilda! Click here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/bn5CJjFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVlxSkRRZGt3bFF4Vut72YxXLXyA01H68E7CP0i7dJiy10Q-e80IqQcTvHrI?t=31m29s

    A #Googlyeyes coincidence!

    I can honestly say I collected these images of googly fish decorations on the same day as part 1’s senior center performance. The fish were hanging from the wooden slats above the audience in the patio where we performed. We performed music for seniors AND googly fish! My original plan was to put them into a different googly post later, but then @fraenk left a comment in part 1. His comment activated a googly synergy. Are you aware of his fun contest!?!

    Pardon This Interruption For A Googly Eyed Break!

    Just like real fish. Hard to see thanks to their camouflage. I would’ve had to stand on a chair and that wasn’t a good idea that day, so let’s just appreciate these googly eyes from a distance.

    He also mentioned Sandy Bus in his original comment. So, here’s a GIF of good ol’ Sandy that I used about one year ago today (Nov 2nd). Not many have seen it so, I’m reusing it.

    Now, let’s take a look at the Pinball Tournament that was the second part of my day.

    Pinball Tournament Budget Estimate:

    Gas: $8 (22.2 mpg for 22 miles)

    Parking: $2

    Food: $15

    Practice Investment: $5

    League Fee/Tournament Play Investment: $20 (one time fee for 7 events is $2.85 per event.)

    Total Tournament 1 Investment: $50

    Keep reading or scroll faster to see my actual expenses.

    Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

    Tournament 1 Santa Ana Pinball August 29th 2018

    This tournament was a style where 4 people are grouped together. Those same 4 players go against each other for the entire night of league tournament play on 6 different machines. This makes a total of 6 rounds.

    Below is the stats and notes I collected while playing. These notes could be considered raw to show progression.

    Round 1

    Batman was the first game We were supposed to play but the ball got stuck and the machine didn’t reset properly after it was recovered.

    Can you see the ball inside the white and red circle? It’s not easy to see. One must try to see through reflection most of the time while playing, but the ball itself is reflection.

    We moved to a pinball machine called White Water. My score was not good when we left Batman and I didn’t do well on White Water either. I don’t know it.

    Last place score on White Water. Gotta do my homework on that later. I get to choose the next machine we play for round 2 because I was last in round 1.

    Round 2

    Demolition Man!

    I’ve done some homework and asked for tips on this one. Just using the grips gives you bonuses.

    Second place score with. 772,619,370.

    Round 3

    Metallica

    Last place score cuz I couldn’t activate the electric chair multi-ball. That was my best strategy.

    Round 4

    Iron Man

    I’m player 1. Nobody scored very high at all.

    • I placed last. These are my tips for next time:
    • Shoot blue “Drone” Buttons for multi ball.

      Shoot two orbits spinners and the middle spinner to activate a multi-ball.

    Round 5

    Centaur

    Hey @overkillcoin here’s that pinball machine I mentioned on Twitter. These reflections are unstoppable for me and my camera skills. Trying to get a top down view of the play field without a reflection is hard without being way, way above it. Checkout my GIf though…

    Loling, because I remember thinking maybe this video GIF could provide perspective and depthn’ stuff… but, nope. The reflection is hiding the entire top section of the game.

    I’m was player 1. I lost and I really thought I would do better. I practiced this machine a lot because so many other players don’t like it. I thought I would use that to my advantage in league play.

    Round 6

    Star Gazer

    I know to focus on shooting the spinners to score high, but sometimes it’s just hard to keep the ball in play.

    I’m Player 3 and 4th place again. That was round 6, rep final round. I’m learning.

    I’m not gonna lie. I sucked and came in last most of the rounds. Fortunately, this type of homework is fun, so I’ll get better. I love salty rematches. That’s where we replay all the games we played poorly during the rounds.

    My “Field” Notes:

    This image below is a screenshot of the notes I took. It should appear as a shorthanded version of the details above. As the season progresses I will improve upon these notes and even create a template for myself.

    Fun Facts:

    • This is my third pinball tournament ever.

    • Technically, this tournament is not an official IFPA tournaments, therefore it will not have an international ranking. (DOAH!)

    • It’s my first tournament as member of a pinball league.

    • I got owned, squashed like a fuzzy little chattering bug.

    • My homework on Demolition Man paid off, but I lack focus.

    Actual Pinball Tournament Expenditures:

    Gas: I get 23 mpg for 22 miles and 1 gallon equals $3.33) 23/22 x 3.33 that’s a fule cost of about $3.48. Is that correct @mathowl?

    Parking: FREE (I wouldn’t expect this to happen again.)

    Food: $10

    Practice Investment and 6 Rounds: $20 in quarters, but I retuned with 4.25. I used $15.75 of it.

    League Fee (one time): $20

    Total Tournament 1 Investment is $49.23. I’m gonna call that $50 and simply say, “yikes!”

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    November 20, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on September 27th 2018 Vol. 21: Skyline identification attempt and a first time entry into SoCalSteemit’s Contest.

    This post is my first entry into the new @SoCalSteemit contest!

    https://steemit.com/mycalifornia/@socalsteemit/show-us-your-california-contest-week-2

    It’s dated in the past, but it’s new. I’m busy. Aren’t we all? I’m not gonna toss this material out! Just be aware that this is all as authentic as possible. If this post appears anywhere else, that would be my crappy WordPress blog. I’m doing that to bring people here to Steem. Away form WordPress! All links lead to Steem platforms.

    Today I approached the DTLA Fashion DistricT from a different direction. This first imagine below is a shot from a strangely quiet part of the west bound 101 freeway. Can you see the city in the distance?

    Before I go any further, let’s see the panoramic window that started this series. I captured images of a few buildings that would be fun to match up from ground level. You know, as I drove by, a different perspective. Normal, yet different for this series.

    I drove through/around many of the buildings that are always in the skylines of my main panoramic shots. Let’s start with today’s shot first. Then we can compare it to the ground level shots I captured on the way in.

    These two views of the skyline will help us too.

    Let’s go on down and identify some buildings.

    Ground Level:

    Pay attention don’t try this at home. Driving and looking all around is for experienced city drivers only. I took some of these without looking at my camera.

    Let’s try to find those buildings in the big panoramic shot above.

    1. and 2. I found the first two buildings on the left (1 and 2) in the image below.

    * I can match up the building with the long white pole sticking up. I marked it “3” in the large panoramic.

    The rest of the are not as easy to find. I think some the buildings I’m looking for are blocked from this window’s angle.

    Crap!

    My new middle name is, “Backlog”. Locating and matching these buildings seemed like a fun idea, but it’s painful on my iPhone and I gotta do bass stuff later.

    Maybe I can expand on this skyscraper hunt in a later post. For now I have an idea for something new, slightly educational, and fun…

    ¡SOON!

    I’m going to find the oldest skyscraper in Los Angeles and feature it in a post.

    !NOOS¡ I gotta get this other stuff posted first and then maybe… uh well, I’m gonna do it, but uh… yes, I’m squirming. Prices are low, therefore I gotta post more.

    👍 NEXT:

    Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on October 18th 2018 Vol. 22: making music and running an errand.

    💩 Past:

    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 
    Click here to see the 17th panorama in this series.
    Click here to see the 18th panoramic in this series.
    Click here to see the 19th panoramic in this series. https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-20th-2018-vol-19-a-side-job-traffic-an-ally-view-a-butt-fb236a9ef41da
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    October 6, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Give this googly stapler a name or I’m gonna keep it’s name “Clucker!”

    Manufacturer: SwingLine Inc.

    From: Long Island City, New York.

    Model: Speed Stapler 3

    Aspirations: Wants to be in black and white movies. Likes GIFs too though.

    This googly fella comes from a friend’s library. It was probably used to secure many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, immigration services documents. I guess you could say it’s helped to serve many people.

    If I were a stapler, I would want to be this one. Seems durable, mechanical, yet non-electric. It still works quite well. I think it is missing a rubber piece missing, but those fast and furious days of getting fist slammed, and palm slapped are probably behind it now. No need get weighed down by gear.

    I think it likes Jackie Chan movies. Don’t we all?

    It doesn’t really have a name… or maybe I just don’t understand it’s click clickity language.

    I wanna call him “clucker” but I think that is a bad word on the west side… Got any suggestions? Leave a comment.

    Serving The Community: Dusty Bunny @dustbunny

    Did you hear about this special googly eyed member of the googly eyed universe?

    This little guy is so cute and helpful. You’ll never need a vacuum, right?

    I’ve started hopping around, searching for dust that needs to be fluffed up. @fraenk has given me just the right amount of SP to prevent dust rewards from getting swept under the rug, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing.

    I’m watching a small number of accounts right now and I’m looking at both their outgoing and incoming votes to protect any potential dust that would get lost on payday.

    Thanks for reading. I hope you got a chuckle. Wish me luck and leave a comment with your name suggestion.

    Next: Part 2 of a post series featuring pinball and steel drum stuff. Click here to see part 1.

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    September 19, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on September 11th 2018 Vol. 20: Skyline From The Fashion District

    Today is a short trip. I avoided a little traffic on the way in and I plan to leave quickly to avoid the build-up.

    Everything seems “normal.” Los Angeles and it’s fashion district is full of people. Parking is probably more difficult because the metered area is under construction. I’m going to park in the alley and trust that LADOT doesn’t appear to take my money.

    Downtown Los Angeles September 11th 2018 Panoramic Image:

    See anything interesting?

    1. We can see a progression with this building if we put all my panoramic shots together… maybe someday.

    2. I don’t know the name of this one… it’s really dark. I tried to look for it… a bank maybe… I definitely don’t care now. “Stupid bank building” is what we can call it.

    3. This is a famous building in LA. Iconic for this skyline in my opinion. It’s called “Equinox Downtown LA.”

    4. This is the construction that I avoided by parking in the loading zone of the alley. Look double white car!

    Click here to see my previous panoramic post in this series: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-20th-2018-vol-19-a-side-job-traffic-an-ally-view-a-butt-fb236a9ef41da

    This post is dedicated to all those that died on or because of September 11th. I’m grateful for all those who work hard and sacrifice and I hope that these days bring us all a little closer to each other and prosperity.

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    NEXT: Steel Drum Music for Seniors and My Third Pinball Tournament In One Day! Part 2 of 2

    Part two will feature pinball tournament stuff and more steel drum stuff. Click here or on the image below to see Part 1.

    September 4, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    Steel Drum Music for Seniors and My Third Pinball Tournament In One Day! Part 1 of 2

    Today me and the guys in Steel Parade are performing for seniors in Los Angeles California. We’ve performed for this group of seniors several times before. Every other season it seems, for the last 8 years, we’ve performed here… wow

    Last time I performed at a senior center, it got a little rough. I’m sure this time will be more mellow.

    My Plan in the form of a non-plagiarized poem…

    Wake and bake to Sh!t, shower and shave.

    Prep gear/equipment and be ready for carpool.

    Eat a chocolate buttermilk donut dipped in black coffee for the will to unload equipment.

    Perform for Bixby Tower residents. Then do as they do and take a nap.

    Food? Wake and bake with coffee to go.

    Leave early to practice pinball before the tournament starts.

    Win Pinball Tournament…

    Scroll down to avoid bad poems.

    Bass For Steel Parade at The Bixby Towers

    Get on the Sandy Bus and let’s carpool to a donut or two!

    Yum! Take them all let’s go!

    We are here!

    Let’s set up.

    Steel Parade’s ensemble features Steel Pan, Drum Set, Bass, and Vocals. Today we have a percussion player with us. He brought a Djembe and a Pandero. The Djembe is a hand drum from Africa. The Pandero is slightly similar to a tambourine and it’s from Brazil.

    Click here to see my live broadcast of our performance on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/blc0WTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVlxSkRRZGt3bFF4VjuQNGqw4BjUvXp2RHQ69sTp2_m8LD2vqOUf9xhD6Hv3?t=2m14s

    You know me, that guy who posted upside down steel drum images first. This is probably an Steem anniversary…

    Anyway, that is @steelparades Steel Pan. He lays it on the ground like that just before we go into play.

    Obviously, we wouldn’t want to have our cases/equipment bags with us while we are performing. That would be FUGLY! So, we put our stuff away and then he lays it on the ground for a final moment to prepare for the performance.

    Next: Part 2, I enter a third pinball tournament!

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    August 28, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

    It’s Big Band season again and you know what that means… no free parking, but now there will be pinball league practice.

    Big band will start again soon. It’s gonna be every more expensive this year because I found a nearby pinball league. They have lots of well maintained pinball machines.

    I should give lots of credit to our Steem neighbor @zingali He discovered and shared lots of great info that helped me be the pinball player I am today. That’s not saying much, but I’m hooked. Let’s see where we are 1year from now.

    It’s gonna be awesome to say, “I was in 20 pinball tournaments this year.” I just made that number up. It’s probably going to be more like 100!!!

    (Edit: i’m going to focus on the tournaments appearing near big band, the ones at Mission Control.)

    Remember these FedEx runs to make copies of music?

    https://youtu.be/enay2yAl82w

    🍩

    ☕️

    🎸

    Holy sh!t, this one is only 3 month’s old!?

    https://youtu.be/zprxfF5VvD0

    I feel dizzy after that.

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