a quick one while i’m away…

Yesterday, Niall Matter and I went over to Granville Island for lunch and shopping at the public market. Matt Hastings, who is one of the producers, met us, and we had a really nice time sitting on the deck of this restaurant, enjoying the beautiful day, and some great food.

We talked about all kinds of things, and when Matt arrived with some PS3 games in his bag, our conversation turned to gaming.

"I don't own a console," Niall said, "gaming just isn't my thing."

Matt and I looked at him like he was from another planet, which I think was a not-unreasonable assumption.

Niall looked at Matt, then at me, and added, "I don't have anything against it, I just play guitar and drums instead."

"Oh, I play guitar and drums, too," I said, "… in Rock Band."

"Yeah," Matt added, "I play guitar and drums, too … with the Beatles."

We all laughed at that, and I said, "I'm so good, I get to play with The Who, and I went on tour with The Pixies once."

"Really." Niall said.

"Yeah, if you want, I could probably get you on the guest list the next time I play in Moscow."

Relevant to my interests, and perhaps to yours, as well: The Rock Band 3 setlist.

Edited to add: Here's my view from lunch, which you can click to embiggen at Flickr. Can you believe I took this picture with my phone?

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55 thoughts on “a quick one while i’m away…”

  1. Wil,
    That is a great picture. For no reason at all, I never take pictures. I just came back from having a great time in Southern California and did not take one picture. I guess compared to my vacation picture taking co-employees, on my job, that I am strange. Well keep up the great work.
    FG

  2. I feel the same way when I encounter people who don’t play video games. For some reason it really baffles me and I have to take a step back, assess the situation and figure out how I’m going to talk to this guy!
    I’ll usually resort to movies or tv next and try to find some common ground there. But sometimes I like being a gamer around non-gamers. It’s like I’m fluent in another language :P

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