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06/12/2004 @ 06:37 AM: Here's some general updates...

The 2004 AT B-day Bash
It's that time of year again! My annual birthday party down at Soliton is happening in one week on Saturday, June 19th. This will be the fifth time we've gathered down at the studio for birthday festivities and perhaps the last time it will happen at Soliton. The b-day bash is always an unpredictable event; some years have been crazy and loaded with people, some have been more modest. What has been consistent is the location, all-night grill, music in one form or another, plenty of fun conversation, and plenty of beer. Want to know more? Drop me an email. Oh... and for those keeping score, this is birthday 29.

Guitar Lessons
I've been signed on as a guitar instructor at Jim Harms' My Music Store for about five months now, and I must say everything is going quite well. My student load has tripled since I began, and it's exactly the right place for me to be (positive atmosphere, good people, good clientele, etc.). I currently teach at the store Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you're interested in lessons, send me an email.

AT/DT is slowly getting our stuff together. This week we got a start on the new website and will record two or three new songs this weekend. I'll keep you updated!

Sometimes things can turn around fast--thankfully. On Thursday I wrapped up a three-week long May session History course at the U. It was perhaps the most fun I've had in a class since starting at the U and definitely had the most interesting instructor so far. This past spring I was bogged down with less-than-interesting courses that reached far beyond my style of learning; it was frustrating, to say the least. (Does anyone recall my posts about Logic?!) Another great aspect was that I finally made friends at the U! I was feeling so damn old and so out of place prior to this class. All in all, it was a welcomed change that came at a much needed time.

The revisions film is progressing, albeit slowly. Our usual barrier, funding, is biting us in the butt yet again. Still, I don't think any of the production staff regrets taking on such a massive project. Over two years of our lives, countless hours spent in pre-production, production, and now post-production, and more favors cashed in--or added to I.O.U. lists--from friends in relative places, will eventually afford us the opportunity to go to various film festivals and, we hope, secure funding for the next project. If you haven't yet read about revisions or seen the two trailers, visit to check it all out!

Have you gotten used to my rambling on and on about how busy I am all the time? That's why the 'About' and 'Projects' sections of this website aren't done yet. The two will house the majority of the content once they're up, and getting them assembled has been no small task. Eventually...

That's it for now.

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Andrew Thomas