It's good times for ramen fans over at Molly y - e - h pronounced "yay"'s blog. Today I answer a few questions about Hidechan, our newest shop in east Midtown. But let me clarify, I'm no true ramen expert! I am merely an enthusiast. A hobbyist, if you will. For proper instruction, please refer to our master in the conveniently embedded video below.
And remember, "if you are not serious about ramen, you can always go home and eat cup noodle, arigatou gozaimasu, arigatou gozaimasu..."
Every time I remember a moment like this I think of those who bemoan the state of music education in the US and wonder out loud if it could possibly be improved.
This clip captures that perfect pre-show atmosphere; the shadows from the stadium lights are appearing just as the shadows from the setting sun have almost faded. The oppressive heat is through for the day but the breeze hasn't set in yet and the air is perfectly still and full of anticipation for that night's show, just one of many over the course of a long summer.
I haven't marched or even made it to a show in over a decade but I can still smell the equipment trucks idling and remember how it felt to roll into the stadium, curtains drawn, ready to do what we did purely for the pleasure of doing it, the thrill of performance, and the appreciation of the audience. There was nothing else in the world. Part of me knows it's foolish to hope for those kinds of feelings as an adult caught up in my own little bubble of concerns and responsibilities, but I haven't given up hope yet.
...without stale, inactive old RSS feeds!
This is the new chrispthompson.com
Your google reader will thank you!
(The old one, which looks something like chrispthompson.com/feed is now BUNK)
It's nice to clean house from time to time (read: procrastinate what I should be practicing), so I've spent the last month or so rebuilding this website from scratch. I've left the design intact (originally created by the awesome Ben Saunders, who is undoubtedly on some kind of polar expedition as you read this), but have revamped the content somewhat and the structure completely.
Fundamentally, I'm done with WordPress forever (good riddance) and have switched to Squarespace.
I'm sincerely hoping that journal posts will show up more clearly and that the ease of posting will cause me to do so more frequently. Not getting my hopes up but I'll give it my best shot.