Stroke of Good Luck
November 22nd, 2000 | View Post
Stroke of Good Luck

Words by Klaus Wagner
Music by Kevin Ludlow

Intro
(A) (D/A)

Been bitten by a stroke of good luck

Don't know where - it got me

Cause I feel no pain

Feels good again

Got some meaning now to open my eyes

Feeling good when - I look in the mirror

I kind of like this good luck

Feeling it

Where it takes me

I don't know

Where it leads me

Leave it forever not to be - no

Because I've been bitten by a stroke of good luck

And I - feeling its gonna be another

Good Day - tomorrow

When I go to sleep

And I don't care no more

Cause I'm gonna wake up in the blue skies

We'll be blue again
Where sun will shine
Cause the birds will fly
And I'll feel so damn high

Its good luck and I don't know where it came from

Kinda like that mole on my ass

But I like when its there

See its always clear

Please don't feel

And I feel good inside - outside

(BRIDGE)
(E) (A)
Feeling fair
Living free
Cause it's where everyone needs to be

(D)
Its in a place where they can - see

(A) (D/A)
Forever

And not think about what it would have been

Ohhhhh
Go
Go
Go, Go, Go, Go

Go
Go
Go, Go, Go


TEXT

Kevin - Well I hope that came out
Klaus - Was that fun?

See, that was a jam.

Was that fun or what? [FADE OUT]

Spanish 312L - Composition
September 26th, 2000 | View Post
Kevin Ludlow
Greg Hemmingway

SPANISH 312-L
COMPOSICIÓN - EL AEROPUERTO

Muchas cosas están pasando en este aeropuerto. Hay muchas personas differentes y hay muchas cosas ver. Por ejemplo, Pepe está muy atrasado al aeropuerto hoy. Está muy atrasado y es menos orginizado que Luis. Ahora mismo, Luis está enojado mientras Martín y Julia están esperando en la sala de espera. Hay una otra chica en este aeropuerto se llama Loli, y ella es más bonita que Julia. Es muy bueno que Loli esté yendo a Mexico porque Mexico es muy bonita tambien. Loli tiene un sombrero grande y a nos gusta el sombrero de Loli. Es muy malo que Julia le olvide su ropa intima pero está bien porque recomendemos que Julia visite el doctor de cosmetica. Porque el vuelo de Martín está lista salir, recomendemos que Martín mire el tiempo. Hay un hombre muy interesante en el aeropuerto se llama Pepe. A Nos gusta el bigote de Pepe pero Pepe está muy atrasado porque antes del aeropuerto, fumaba mota. Este mañana, Luis se emborracho y ahora está demasiado viajar por avíon.

The Nike Cluster
May 16th, 2000 | View Post
On May 16th, 2000 Dave Guezuraga and I launched a new type of model rocket that we had never used before. Dave was the engineer behind this particular rocket and it would seem in hindsight that he crafted the machine rather well. The launch site was set at Zilker park and though the sunset made for some scenic views, it was only the result of us getting there late. As a note, it's usually not a good idea to launch model rockets at night if you expect to find them again.

We had a rather large crew / audience for this particular launch which consisted of Eric Zavesky, Klaus Wagner, Annie Van Zandt, and Dayna McKay. The schedule called for at least one test launch of the Nike Cluster, but time permitting, two would ultimately ensue.

To give a peek into the power of this rocket, this particular rocket flew on D engines, specifically D12-3 engines, but it happened to fly on 3 of them at once! It was roughly equivalent to 24 class A engines.

The Nike Cluster - Launch Number I


A bottom view showing off its 3 class D engine mounts
Launch Number: I
Launch Date: May 16th, 2000
Launch Time: 20:18
Launch Location: Zilker Park
Approx Landing Distance: 200 meters

How did we capture this footage?

If you happen to notice the glass looking thing sitting in the middle of the above bottom right picture, it is actually a 10-gallon aquarium. The purpose of having it was so that we could capture the footage that we did. Generally speaking, we would put it directly next to the launch pad with a video camera inside of it. For this particular shoot, the video camera was a Sony Digital 8mm. The aquarium simply helped to protect the camera from being destroyed.

The Nike Cluster - Launch Number II


The ignitor hits all three D12-3 engines at once
Launch Number: II
Launch Date: May 16th, 2000
Launch Time: 20:48
Launch Location: Zilker Park
Approx Landing Distance: 200 meters
Notes: Rocket barely recovered. Sustained damage from landing in a tree, lost parachute and nosecone

In the interest of science and exploration, why stop at one launch when you can do two? Truthfully, it was probably not a good idea for us to have gone ahead and launched the Nike Cluster a second time. The sun was almost down and it was apparent that recovering it may be somewhat of a problem. The video camera we used to capture the images happened to have nightvision on it and I suppose we figured we had some sort of an advantage over the night sky. We weren't entirely wrong.

It took about 30 minutes to recover the Nike Cluster from the first launch and have it prepped for launch II. It just so happens there would not be a launch number III.


Spanish 312K Movie Review
May 1st, 2000 | View Post
Ayer, miré El Mariachi, una peliculá de Robert Rodriquez. Fue una peliculá muy interesante y lo me gusta mucho. Hizo en Mexico cerca de la casa de los padres de Robert Rodriquez en 1992. Robert Rodriquez hizo la peliculá para solo siete mil dolares.

En la peliculá, hay un mariachi (Carlos Gallardo), una chica muy bonita se llama Domino (Consuelo Gómez), y muchos hombres malos. El mariachi es un hombre muy guapo y él toca la guitarra muy bueno. El mariachi es muy similar a un de los hombres malos, Moco, y hay muchos personas que quieren matarse. El mariachi usa muchos armas escaparse de los hombres malos y los especiales efectos de este son muy divertido.

Es verdad que el mariachi es muy guapo, pero Domino es mucho mas bonita que él. Duspues trienta minutos en la peliculá, Domino encanta el mariachi y traiga ayudarlo. Ella trabaja en un bar y le dice que el mariachi puede tocar en el bar.

Recomiendo que todos los personas miren esta peliculá porque es muy bueno y es la prima peliculá de Robert Rodriquez. Es mas bueno si vas a la Universidad de Tejas porque es la escuela de Robert Rodquiez.

Tango in the Night
March 19th, 2000 | View Post
Tango in the Night

Words by Klaus Wagner
Music by Kevin Ludlow


(INTRO)
(Dm - Dm7th) (Am)


(Dm)
Tango in the night

My legs filled with fright

She opens up the door

Never seen that much skin before

(Dm)
I popped up in some Marvin Gaye

(Em)
Like I had planned

(Dm)
Nights before


She stepped over to greet me

Shall I say

(Em) (Dm)
It was us by now

She gave me a big hug

Lemme smell her - all over

She said lay me down on that bed of yours

(Em)
Treat me like I'm a red head

(Dm)
Don't you stop tonight until I scream

Your name unto this smoke filled room

(Em)
Cause that's how I want it tonight

And I said - I'll give it to you

(Dm)
Might add some fright - to your pleasure

In my room

(Em)

(Dm) (Am)
And that's pretty much how I figured it was gonna go
I got it all figured out by now
I figured I tell her to come in my room
I'd put some music on
She gives me a hug - feels the wood

And we get at it
Because by god it's been a long six months
And I'm not even in the goddamn navy
So uh - let this foretold vision come to life

(F#) (B) (x3)
And I'll be a happy man tonight

Hays Field Road
March 19th, 2000 | View Post
Hays Field Road

Words by Klaus Wagner
Music by Kevin Ludlow

(A SLIDE RIFF)

(A)
Whats your name

Words can't explain

What I see before me

Eyes are blue

Skin is cream

Put me to sleep
(D)
Lemme figure this one out in my - dreams

(D) (A)
Gonna take a drive tonight

Foward Fly

I don't wanna see you cry

Cause I feel - good with you

(D)
Gonna take a drive - tonight

(C9)
Gonna make sure I figure this one out right

(C9)
Cause I'm going down

(D)
Hays Field Road

Going down

(C9) (G)
Hays Field Road - tonight

(A)
Its juts begun

The day has got a new sun

(LYRIC REST)

But I - see you once - I need you twice

You're gonna stay here tonight

(D)
Gonna take a drive
(C9)
To figure this one out

(D) (C9) (G)
Gonna take a drive down - Hays field Road

(SLIDE UP A)

If the clock turns twelve

And I'm around

I know that I will wake up

And I will stay

To live again

Another day

(C) - (D) (A)
And take a drive down hays field road

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