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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.  ;)


Ryan Adams & Oasis Tour Add Dates, Presale Info

Our 'ol buddy Ryan Adams (& The Cardinals) are going to continue their tour with Oasis with some new shows in September. We already knew that the tour was happening, but you can peep the dates in full - Source

Oasis & Ryan Adams Team Up For Brief Trek

Will they duet on 'Wonderwall'? Find out at:

8/26/08: Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
8/27/08: Vancouver, BC - GM Place
8/29/08: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
8/30/08: Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

All tix are on sale 4/4 via Ticketmaster. - Source

Ryan Adams Is (Still) Obsessed With His YouTube Channel

And we love him for it! Enjoy 'Gloria' below. Download a Ryan tune at bottom of post.  Source

Beth Orton Hits the Road

Allstar has a blurb about Beth Orton's new album, Daybreaker. The album will be released July 30th on Heavenly/Astralwerks. It also features a bunch of cool guests like Johnny Marr, Chemical Brothers and Ryan Adams.