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My head is sore, and there is a hole in the brick wall.

Monday, May 24

*mad* Castle Party last weekend. They had about 800 through the gates, and the site was set out just right- not too big, not too small. There was plenty of ambient attractions- not just the stage. There was a few tents, several fires, and a large carpark.
And there was Sasha. :) (Not the DJ)
And my sister, and a few other friends.
Getting back to Lismore was hectic, I ended up staying a night in Hungry Head... But got home eventually. Work was pretty cool with the fact I didn't turn up today. :)
But the best part was spending time with Sasha.

Wednesday, May 19

Started work today, in the hi fi place that sell Nightlife. Well, they sell Nightlife now that I started.
We sat down to a meeting of sorts today, covering things like how we are going to present ourselves to clients- We are a one stop, local shop for everything audio, visual, and lighting.
Audio: Hi-fi, paging, public address, background music...
Visual: Normal CRT televisions, rear projection, plasma, RF distribution, Sky, Austar.
Lighting: Control and installation of house and archeticural lighting, stage and dance floor lighting.

Sweet, huh?

TSF are more of a home theater type dealer, and so we have plenty of very nice audio systems in the store... One home theater demo room, one stereo audio demo room, and one smaller shopfront home theater. And as such, I get to listen to some quality music on some awesome systems. Bliss!

Monday, May 17

We can try and control our desires, but it never works.
That's what makes life interesting.

Wednesday, May 5

Today definitely made up for yesterday. One of the best days I've had in a while.

Started out bright and early with a nice big run, and at the end of the run was a message at home saying Mum was going to find a way to earn me an extra few grand on paper, to try and get me considered independent by Centerlink, and therefore get more money. As happy I was with that, it got better.

If I can find a job, I won't have to stuff around with Centerlink at all, so I popped into The Sound Forum, who do home theater, home automation, and car audio/visual. He has talked to me once before and saw my resume yesterday, and when I went in to talk to him today it was as if he had already placed me in a position. He started off talking about how he may need an extra pair of hands for a job in Sydney in two or three weeks, then as I talked more about what I had done previously, the subject of Nightlife music systems came up.

Nightlife is a system that runs in a lot of pubs and clubs across the country. If you ever see video clips on a TV and the audio coming through the house sound system, with no ads, that is most likely a Nightlife system. It's basically a computer that plays music clips, generating playlists, mixing itself, sending advertising to the TVs, and so on.

Turns out that these people (The Sound Forum) are the local reps. He was talking about how he hasn't really done anything with it, and then suggested that I do it. He wants me to sell this system in the area, working off commision. I was gobsmacked! Once you count the computer, and the TVs (especially if they want plasma), and the sound system, a pub can be looking at 60 grand. That's a neat 6 grand or so in my pocket for a few days work! Plus the hours for installation, and maintainance.

That made my day! But it kept on being good... Layla, who I've been wanting to catch up with ever since I got to Lismore sent me a text and we ended up going for coffee, and having a great old catch up. Turns out she lives quite close to me as well. So I'll have someone to hang with when Dave and the lads get up my nose. :)

But it's not over yet- I went round for beers at a lad's place whom I haven't met yet, and we got along swimmingly, had a laugh.

Then our netball team kicks arse 13 to 6...

Then I get a mad free feed from Tommo while watching a brand new episode of the Simpsons!

Bliss. :)

Today definetly made up for yesterday. One of the best days I've had in a while.

Started out bright and early with a nice big run, and at the end of the run was a message at home saying Mum was going to find a way to earn me an extra few grand on paper, to try and get me considered independent by Centerlink, and therefore get more money. As happy I was with that, it got better.
If I can find a job, I won't have to stuff around with Centerlink at all, so I popped into The Sound Forum, who do home theater, home automation, and car audio/visual. He has talked to me once before and saw my resume yesterday, and when I went in to talk to him today it was as if he had already placed me in a position. He started off talking about how he may need an extra pair of hands for a job in Sydney in two or three weeks, then as I talked more about what I had done previously, the subject of Nightlife music systems came up.

Nightlife is a system that runs in a lot of pubs and clubs across the country. If you ever see video clips on a TV and the audio coming through the house sound system, with no ads, that is most likely a Nightlife system. It's basically a computer that plays music clips, generating playlists, mixing itself, sending advertising to the TVs, and so on.

Turns out that these people (The Sound Forum) are the local reps. He was talking about how he hasn't really done anything with it, and then suggested that I do it. He wants me to sell this system in the area, working off commision. I was gobsmacked! Once you count the computer, and the TVs (especially if they want plasma), and the sound system, a pub can be looking at 60 grand. That's a neat 6 grand or so in my pocket for a few days work! Plus the hours for installation, and maintainance.

That made my day! But it kept on being good... Layla, who I've been wanting to catch up with ever since I got to Lismore sent me a text and we ended up going for coffee, and having a great old catch up. Turns out she lives quite close to me as well. So I'll have someone to hang with when Dave and the lads get up my nose. :)

But it's not over yet- I went round for beers at a lad's place whom I haven't met yet, and we got along swimmingly, had a laugh.

Then our netball team kicks arse 13 to 6...

Then I get a mad free feed from Tommo while watching a brand new episode of the Simpsons!

Bliss. :)

Tuesday, May 4

ooooooh Centerlink shits me.

Turns out that I can't be considered independent, I didn't earn enough since I left school. So I need to find out my mother's income. I ask her to find two pieces of paperwork and fax them, and she makes it out like pulling teeth.

So I probably won't be getting Centerlink payments this week. And since I am away all next week, probably not then either. NCGT still haven't come through with their 150 they owe me, and I have zeroed my bank accounts and maxed my credit card. I have three hundred coming to me this weekend for work, which will disappear into rent, food, and petrol by Wednesday.

'Dire' doesn't seem quite the word.

Sunday, May 2

Went to a crankin rave last night, the Mardi Grass party. It was big- maybe 2 thousand all up. Two stages, the main stage playing quality psytrance all night, and the other some alternative, dub and breaks. They had a live band, acid jazz/dub, which was really really cool... Sampled down-tempo beats with a fiddle and bongos played live, and a guy singing. His voice was really smooth, and he was very quiet but constant. Very nice.
Isaac and his Byron crew were there, it was great to see those guys again. Dave came along, and enjoyed himself, but I think he felt a bit out of place. I feel out of place with his mates, but enjoy myself nonetheless, and he is the same with my mates. It works well. :)

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