Day Off 2

January 31, 2009

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Friday

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Once again I am late on posting this.  Sorry.

We started Friday by heading over to our financial group for a meeting.  I was called Karl the entire meeting.  It was really great though to get some questions answered.  Gwen Stefani was in the next room having a meeting as well.  How do you like them apples.  🙂

Stephen told us we were very close to the Ocean, so that is what we decided to do for the next few hours.  First we stopped by Gilbert’s el Indio.  The service and food at this mexican restaurant was unmatched.  I compare it to Baboo on Seinfeld.  As soon as the last chip was eaten, new chips were there instantly.  Reasonably priced too, probably why it is a favorite in Santa Monica.

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The Ocean was next.  We parked and walked down on the beach for about  an hour or so.  It may have been a blinding sight to see 4 midwest boys walking with our jeans rolled up, our shirts off, and our WHITE bodies basking in the sun.  We didn’t care at all.  We skipped some rocks and headed back to “Perry” (that is what we call our car now).

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We grabbed some starbucks and I got an iced coffee because I was sweating like a butcher.  Next we had a meeting at BMI, Broadcast Music, INC.   This was just a meet and greet and to have any questions we had about BMI answered and to make sure we were aware that they were a resource that we could/should use.  To explain BMI in a nutshell:  We are all registered BMI songwriters and BMI is a performing right organization: It collects license fees on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.  Such as TV, Radio, Movies, Internet.  This was also a good meeting to learn more about what is at our disposal.  My only real question is why all the parking places around LA don’t have workers that speak any kind of english.  Baffling.

Stephen and his girlfriend Darcy invited us over to their place for dinner.  Beautiful home and a perfect dinner.  We had Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and a cake that reminded me of cheese cake, but wasn’t.  It was really good to be able to relax and have a home cooked meal.  Stephen and Darcy also have an 8 year old son (Wilder) who may just be the nicest, most well mannered young man you will ever meet.  He even has a hint of a British accent.

After dinner entertainment: the video game ROCK BAND.  Which if you don’t know, it is like guitar hero only there is drums and vocals too.

Highlights:  Wilder really likes Nirvana and not only that but he likes the album tracks that many people don’t even know.  So he sang Nirvana-Drain You and sang it just about perfect.  This was the funniest thing that I have experienced on the trip thus far.

I rapped Rage Against the Machines’ Testify and got 100%.

I can not play drums.

Josh and I co sang a Modest Mouse song and I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard.

All in all we had an amazing time and let’s just say this may become a weekly thing.

When we got home I went right to bed.  No blog post, and I just woke up a little bit ago, which is why I am posting it now.  Great Day Off.  Miss you Erin.  We’ll See Ya.

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