I’m going to see mc chris in Brooklyn in a few minutes. I don’t know what it’s going to be like yet, but I’m definitely excited. I’ll write about it for sure, of course. I don’t know if he’ll be doing older stuff, or some things off of his new albums. I just hope he does some of the ones I like. But either way, it’ll be interesting to see what a show of his is actually like – he’s kind of mythological to me, like he doesn’t really exist. I guess I’ve felt that way about a lot of bands before I saw them. It’s a function of listening to music without knowing that much about the people who made it. It’s often startling to see these people in the flesh when you’re so used to your mental picture of them that you constructed from their music. It’s similar to when a movie comes out based on a book that you know really well. You’ve figured out all the characters and settings for yourself, and then you’re looking at another person’s interpretation of them in the movie, and it doesn’t necessarily match your original conception. Anyway, mc chris seems like he’s the man, and I am very excited to see him in person.
I started researching some resources today for building computers from scratch. I found a nice resource in Tom’s Hardware – there’s a lot of great information for beginner PC builders there. I learned exactly what components are necessary for a PC to work – motherboard, storage, memory, video and sound cards, power supply, etc. I’m definitely considering building my own the next time I need a new computer. The only thing is that it seems pretty tough to build one that Mac OS X will run on, since Macs use proprietary hardware that can’t be found anywhere else. Still, I’m investigating it, though it’s pretty likely that were I to build my own computer, it would run Ubuntu and/or Windows.