April 20th, 2009

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the weekend's music discovery: Dizzy Balloon

While at UC Davis's Picnic Day Saturday, we had a chance to hear a short set by a band called Dizzy Balloon.

Much Much Fun they were. Poppy, but not corny. Musically interesting, but totally accessible. The lyrics were not stupid or rude, but positive and open with some complexity. They seemed like five young, nice, kids making fun music. We all, adults and kids, enjoyed their playing. That's rare.

Like all proper bands today, they have a website and a MySpace site and a Facebook page.

Here's a link to a YouTube video with one of their songs. Check em out! They're already playing big gigs in the Bay Area and played SXSW in Austin. Looks like they're on their way.
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[writing] Story accepted by 365 Tomorrows!!!

I just got an email saying that my story "Cat of Heart and Blood" has been accepted for publication by 365 Tomorrows, a nifty site that publishes new flash fiction most every day.

It doesn't count as an official *sale*, as they won't be giving me money, but they are neat and selective so it's certainly a win!

When the story goes live I'll post a link to it. In the meantime, check em out at the link above.

Cool! And a nice extra boost to the old writing engine.

In other news, three story submissions came back recently with an answer of "no". Out they go again! No lazy lounging around allowed here.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 22:46 posting on the LJ. Now, reading @markteppo book LIGHTBREAKER and going to sleep. #
  • 12:03 note to self: do not read internal message board first thing in the day. too negative. #
  • 12:04 lunch = taco salad, not the best thing if I'm trying to cut some flub. (no cheese or rice in it, but still...) #
  • 13:39 Sign of the times: Word 2003 thinks "wiki" is not a word (and thus underlines it in red); Word 2007 does (no underlines). #
  • 15:56 heading home to pick up kids and do some more work and then other stuff as well. #
  • 20:24 Just had a story accepted by 365Tomorrows for pub - cool! #fb #
  • 21:20 @gregvaneekhout @yatima Wellll, not a sale. 365Tomorrows doesn't pay. But they do publish flash, and are selective. So, it's cool... #
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