Clearing the May Backlog in June...

So my life in May was pretty much on hold because I was switching jobs.  And as regular readers might be aware, any slight modification in my life results in massive neglect to excellent online (hey, we've been doing this for over ten years, that says something right?).  I was contacted by a recruiter for a Seattle-based company back in February and went through several phone interviews.  After each one, I'd wait a week then politely ask for the status.  Another week would go by then a response saying that I've advanced to the next step.  So persistence is their first test.  How badly do you want this job?  Bad enough for you to keep emailing us?

After four phone interviews (all with their appropriate delays), I get invited for the onsite.  I was pretty anxious this whole time but the onsite interview really kicks it into overdrive.  Now I'm plagued with thoughts like, "how am I going to find a place to live in Seattle" or "will I adjust to the lack of sunshine."  Truely first world problems because obviously I can adjust to anywhere.

While this is happening, I interview with a local company (I'm in southern California, btw) and they offer me the position but I tell them that I cannot accept until I interview in Seattle.  I'm not going to bore you with the details of the interview other then to say it was a full day (10:30am-5pm, also interviewed during lunch!) and was the most intense interview I've ever had.  They asked if I wanted to stay in Seattle an extra day to check out the city.  But I was a big bag of nerves and wanted to get home as soon as possible and get back to my wife and kid.  The weekend was more of the same, a nervous wreck.  They were going to notify me on Monday evening about the status so I was super pissed that I didn't get a response until Tuesday morning.  They declined.  Bummer.

So I accepted the position from the other local company and while I'm sad that I'm not moving to Seattle, I think staying down here is good for me for right now.  So that's why there hasn't been a post in a while.  ;)


Tons of Good Shows Coming Up...

Lots of good tour news last week.  I bought tickets to see Godspeed but got my scheduling messed up because it's on the same day as Coachella.  Damn, would've loved to see Godspeed at Big Sur, CA.  If you ever get a chance to drive up the California coast, do it.  But remember, it's a LONG drive so make sure you plan accordingly.


Coldplay V. Satriani Case Closed

Yesterday Judge Pregerson dismissed Joe's "Viva La Vida" copyright infringement lawsuit "upon Stipulation" which according to TwentyFourBit means the Chickenfoot guitarist got himself paid. Parse the dockets here if you can.

Coldplay Join The Simpsons

Chris Martin is set to follow in Spinal Tap and Ringo Starr's footsteps and be immortalised with a yellow hue in the cartoonâEUR¦ - Source

Elbow to join Coldplay on North American jaunt

Elbow have announced that they will support Coldplay on several US tour dates this summer. - Source

Cat Stevens: 'Coldplay stole my song!'

Cat Stevens has said that he believes that Coldplay's hit 'Viva La Vida' is a take-off of his own song, 'Foreigner Suite'. - Source

Simon Pegg Blanks Coldplay On Xfm

The Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz star snubs Coldplay during their second Residency show on Xfm. - Source

Coldplay Gives Away Another Free Tune

This time the group is sharing the fab B-side...'Death Will Never Conquer'!Grab the track here.  - Source

Coldplay Visits The Daily Show

Watch last night's performances of 'Lost!' & '42' in the clips below. MP3 at bottom.MP3: Coldplay - Shiver - Source

Bill O'Reilly Issues Scathing Critique On Coldplay's "Violet Hill"

By calling Chris Martin a "pinhead." Zing, son. - Source