have any of you art people ever used a program called paint.NET? it's an open source (meaning free to use) update to the classic windows paint. which means it's BETTER than paint, but still not as good as photoshop. altho, having said that, if you're an artist on a budget, and you have issues with piracy, than this just might be the program for you. i've never really liked the gimp. i usually don't cotton to things that try to be anti corporate. linux was fine in my book, until i happened upon the HORDES of retards determined to undermine intelligent conversation with terms like microsuck or M$. i can get along fine without your semantic merry go round.
anyways, paint.NET is a nice little program with many of the tools required for standard photo manipulation and most art production. it's not amazing, but if you need to do a little something, it's worth your time to check out.
i mentioned tom waits to curtis and he sent me an album of his called rain dogs, and i just can't stop listening to it. i love it. can't get enough of the guy. i would highly suggest anyone give a listen to the song "clap hands" by tom waits. also i was watching conan tonight and there was a chick that i thought was michelle branch at first, but it became obvious after a few seconds it was her. it's a girl named Kt Tunstall, and i really REALLY dug the song that she played. she used a lot of layering software like uh... what's his face... howie day uses on his madrigals dvd. anyways. i really liked her, and i can't wait to find a video of her performance on conan, cuz it was pretty sweet.
so yeah. i hate getting told by someone they'll set up an interview, and then never getting a call back. that sucks. cuz then i stop pursuing other stuff, especially if i got a good vibe off of it. and then i'm just sitting, waiting by the phone, cuz i don't have a cell phone, kids. it's a land line. so if i don't wanna miss a call, i have to sit at home and not hang out with my friends, and generally be miserable. so if you said you'd call me, i'd appreciate you being prompt about it.