Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tesla (and Great White) in Bay City, MI on Friday, June 25, 2010

Anyone there last night? Great White was okay and I was glad I got to see them, but Tesla was incredible. Even better than when I saw them in the early 90's.

I know I don't have the show memorized, but here are the tracks I remember them playing:

Forever More
Hang Tough
Modern Day Cowboy
Little Suzi
Mama's Fool
Breakin' Free
Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)
The Way It Is
Call It What You Want
Love Song
Song & Emotion
What You Give
Into The Now
Cumin' Atcha Live

Did they play I Wanna Live and/or Look @ Me ?

Only tunes I would have liked to hear would have been Edison's Medicine and Gettin' Better, but the setlist is certainly NOT something to complain about.

The boys were tight and in fine form. Highly recommended and highly enjoyable!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Xbox 360 repair

About a month ago, my son got a strange error on his Xbox 360 - he would put a game in the machine, it would spin, say "Reading", then "Open Tray" and eject the disc. After spending a bunch of time on the internet and YouTube, finding out that my warranty expired 2 months ago (ARGH!), that you can't easily replace just the DVD drive, and that there are at least three different DVD drives Microsoft has used in them, we bravely cracked open the Xbox this week. It was a pain to take apart, but the most likely YouTube video explained that there was probably grease built up in the spinner. We cleaned it, followed the instructions to back off on the screws, and VOILA - a working Xbox!

Figured we saved at least $100 on a repair bill and $200 on buying a new one.

Gotta love YouTube and the internet.

My next project is to tackle my long-dead PS2 that has the CD tray sticking out of it...