11.10.2007

Another week...

I swear, I just don't know where the time goes! I hired one of the open positions on my team this week (finally), and conducted five interviews for the other one. Hopefully we can hire that early in the coming week. My consultant was here all day Friday -- we got some good planning work done, but I didn't do anything else, so I remain behind, behind, behind!

I took the night off tonight, though, for some fun -- I saw the Blue Man Group. (Photo below from their web site.) You probably remember them from the Intel commercials a few years back...
The production -- called How to be a Megastar -- was amazing. It opened with some playing of the drumbone (the instrument shown above), and progressed to more complex tube instruments and things that looked to me like giant cat whiskers, that I now know are called airpoles. The guys really don't say a word (or take a break) for about 90 minutes, and are backed up by a band of eight, including three drummers, three guitarists and two vocalists (one also plays keyboard). They use technology and big screens extensively -- it's a very "produced" show -- and some of the effects were really creative and, best of all, unexpected. We laughed so hard -- without spoiling the storyline, the show is essentially a riff on a major rock concert, complete with tips and tricks for becoming famous and relating to your audience. It's completely hilarious.

If you have a chance, go. You won't regret it (although you might want to take an aspirin first as a preventive measure -- it gets LOUD).

2 comments:

Juliet said...

Congrats on filling the position! I hope all is well with you at the RPO.

BTW, I'm still loving the quilt you gave me. It's keeping me warm right this moment!!

AmyB said...

@J - You're no-reply -- if you see this, email me! (same address as before, or use that alias at gmail...)