Archive for March, 2004

March 29, 2004

News article about my friend

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/29/

[4:36 pm]
Mood  sad

From http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.briefs29mar29,0,3384906.story

Pikesville man killed in car accident on I-695 inner loop

WOODLAWN – A 23-year-old Pikesville man was killed early yesterday after he lost control of his Ford Focus on the Beltway’s inner loop in Woodlawn and barreled into two other cars, state police reported.

The victim, Charles Michael Smith of the 500 block of Marshall Ave., was trapped in the car, which flipped several times and came to rest partially on a concrete barrier between the inner and outer loops at the Interstate 70 exit, said Tfc. Tyrone Powell. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the cars involved in the crash shortly before 12:40 a.m. – a Mazda 626 driven by Sean Ross, 19, of Catonsville – also overturned several times before landing upside-down on the right shoulder, Powell said. Ross and his passenger, Teneill Wilson, 19, of Randallstown, were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Ross was released and Wilson was reported in serious condition. The occupants of the third car, a Buick Park Avenue, were treated at the scene, police said.

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March 28, 2004

My friend has passed away : (

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/28/

 

 
Subject: Death.
Mood  sad

My friend Charlie Smith died last night in a car accident. I don’t even know how I’m feeling because it seems like too many of my friends have been dying lately. I know I do feel very sad that such a great person’s life was cut so short. I knew him in high school. He was one of those guys you saw the first day of your freshman year and it made you so glad to not be in middle school anymore haha. Because he was very attractive and had a certain coolness and confidence that caught my eye immediately. Sort of like a mid 90s version of James Dean. Shortly after school started, he and I ended up being friends and he was going out with one of my best friends, Andrea for a while. We would all hang out together. We would party and chill at his house. And sometimes he’d come over to my neighborhood and hang out. I remember once he walked to my neighborhood to meet up with us and it was a few miles! Then a couple years later after my friend had moved away and he had already graudated so we lost touch, we started working in the same place. I worked in the music section of this local chain that used to have a few stores, Bibelot. He worked in the cafe section in there: Donna’s. We’d talk, sometimes take breaks together. But what I really remember about him is the time I saw him during my Senior Week. He was living in Ocean City at the time and I had ended up running into him and hanging out with him. And I ended up getting myself into a bad and stupid situation that was my fault. Without me even asking, he had totally helped me out during this and was so there for me in a way that I will never forget. I remember I had always wanted to see him and tell him how thankful I was of that. He prevented a very bad situation from happening. What was really cool about him is how accepting and non-judgemental he seemed to be. How friendly and chill he was. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye and thank him for all he did.
 
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March 27, 2004

Survey Time!

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/27/

[12:35 am]
Subject: Survey Time!
Mood sick
Music "Rockstar" with Mark Wahlberg

Indie Basics
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First show (the entire line up)? Foo Fighters, .that dog., The Amps. Easter ’96. UMBC’s concert venue which I don’t think has concerts anymore.
First concert? Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ohio.
Best show of your damn life? A lot of good ones. I’d have to say Hole and Imperial Teen at the Electric Factory in Philly. Though I was hella uncomfortable and smooshed the entire time. They played that same concert on HBO, too. Atari Teenage Riot and EC8OR at the 9:30 Club in ’97 was pretty damned cool too.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a show? Probably like $35 before service charge. If it’s more than that and I don’t get free tix or guestlisted, I usually just don’t go. I ain’t rich.
Do you know the names of all the bartenders in town? No.
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Have you ever……..?
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Been kicked out of a club? Yeah. The Vault a couple years ago.
Puked in public? I don’t think so.
Moshed (slammed danced)? Yes.
Peed on someone (for guys on, I think)? No.
Crowd surfed? Yeah. Back in the day when people actually held you up and moved ya around.
Worn a shirt of a band that you went to go see? Yeah. Unless you mean wearing the band’s shirt at their show, then no. Not that I care when people do that.
Tipped a stripper? Not yet.
Really spied on someone? No. Unless you count reading their online journal.
Eaten anything on a dare? I don’t think so.
Seen a dead person (not a funeral)? I saw an accident happen in front of me while I was driving and missed being in it too by just inches. But I’m not sure if that person was dead at that moment.
Had sex with a roommate? No.
Hidden an object from someone? Someone’s keys when they were drunk.
Lied about your age? My step-sis and I used to pretend to be 14 when we were like 9 and went on vacations. We’d make up fake names and lives so we could impress guys we’d meet at the Beach in St. Simons, Georgia. LMFAO.
Dyed your hair an unnatural color? More than natural colors!
Scared shitless on 9-11? I tried not to be but I lived near the airport. So when the airports did open up again, I’d wake up in the middle of the night each time a plane would fly over. Which I never did before that. That’s when I realized I was scared.
Thanked someone for something they didn’t do? I don’t think I did so knowingly haha.
Been mugged or jumped? No.
Wooed someone with a mixed tape? Wooed them? Nah. I just make ’em for the fun of it.
Walked in on your parents? No.
Been shot at? No.
Graffiti’ed anything? When I was about 11.
Stolen alcohol? No.
Fallen down a staircase? Not down an entire staircase, no.
Thought you were going to die? Yeah.
Saved someone’s life? Someone says I did but nah.
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Clichés
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Do you have a star tattoo? No.
How many post mark stamp 7” do you STILL own? Don’t think any.
Is Texas the Reason? Texas is where a lot of people on http://www.meet-an-inmate.com are from.
Wear a denim jacket for than three times a week? Did in 7th grade.
know all the lyrics to waiting room? Nope.
Been SXS? Don’t think so.
Put an “andre has a posse” sticker on anything? No.
Have more than two band pins of your jacket, shoulder bag? Yep.
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This or that?
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Head Bangers Ball or SNL (early 90’s). Both
Sepultura or Pantera? I slept through Pantera’s set if that answers your question.
East or West coast? Never been to the west yet 😦
Vegas or Atlantic City? Haven’t been to Vegas yet.
Mixed tapes or CRD? CD-R.
Texas chainsaw or night of the living dead? Haven’t seen either yet!
Cash or Rollins? Cash. I love Henry Rollins spoken word.
Big muff or metal zone? Hahahah Metal Zone.
STP or Nirvana? Both.
Boh or yuengling? Boh.
Baltimore or DC? Baltimore
DJ or jukebox? You don’t have to pay a DJ to get your song played. But they rarely play what I request anyway.
 

March 27, 2004

Sick only when we have shows, The Atkins Diet

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[1:37 am]
Mood sick
Music Andy Dick’s gf singing You Are A Sick Mo’ Fo on MTV Cribs

Thursday: Sick. Played Froggy’s in Dover, Delaware. Cool times. Skip Dixxon from 96 Rock is the man. The band after us, Pneumya was great. Kinda reminded me of Tool. Their singer had a great voice. Wanted to stick around for Fearless Vampire Killers but I had the drive to worry about. Free $50 bar tabs rule. So do 15¢ wings. Unnecessary tolls suck. $9 on the way there, $4 back. Some tolls there wasn’t even a special road or bridge or tunnel. It was just there I guess. In the middle of nowhere. Why does it always seem like the older someone’s car is and the more Jesus stickers they have on it, the more people will be stuffed into it and they will be going fifteen miles under the speed limit in the left lane when it’s packed on the highway? Because Jesus doesn’t want you to be able to pass. Or speed. Another thing I’ve realized is when you’re in a place with few radio stations, you just give up and let it stay on any station as long as there’s some music (my tape deck is broken. CD player? Ha! You kid me, right?) But as sooon as something you like comes on, that’s when the station will lose any reception. Bastards! I was feelin’ Biggie Small’s "Hypnotize". Why did you take it away from me?

Friday: When I awoke, I felt even sicker than I was on Thursday. My head hurrt. And I mean my head. Not my forehead. Ouch. Playin’ the Underground was cool. I finally got to see The Shellycoats and I was very impressed! Their singer reminded me of Juliana Hatfield and they kind of had a mid-90s feel which I love. Those were the daays. Ron West’s music was unique and the guy uses a Mac so he’s cool in my book. Fear 44 had not just one, but two girls in the band. And Bury Me Standing (formerly Supergiant MD) was really awesome as well. I’m not normally into "Pop-punk" but bands like them and eleven 54 do it damn well so that’s rockin’.

You know what else I realize? When I am not sick we do not play shows. When I am sick, we will play shows. So I expect April to be one sick month.

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[2:54 am]
Subject: The Atkins Diet
Mood sleepy

First off, I’d like to point out that I don’t eat healthily by a Doctor’s point of view. I can’t afford that. Eating well costs too much money. However you don’t hear me claiming that I do.

More and more people are doing this Atkins diet. And then talk about how healthy they are. How they’re taking care of themselves. Most of these people, however aren’t healthy. They just lost weight. I have yet to know anyone who has kept their weight off for one. (I’m sure they’re out there but out of the many people I know, none have kept it off). When they gain it back, they gain it back badly. I don’ t know how to explain it. You know how there is different types of fat? There is just plain old-fashioned gaining weight. There is the just had a baby weight. And there is the smoke pot all day and do nothing with your life but stay on the couch and eat munchies and grow man boobs weight. The Atkins has its own type once you gain it back.

A lot of people are cutting out carbs but eating eggs and bacon and all this stuff all day instead. I don’t think this is what Atkins intended. I notice people eating all these fatty greasy foods but then they’re like "But there’s no bread on it"! That makes it healthy? You may look alright but if this Atkins trend continues, people will be having heart attacks at an increasingly high rate. Also, a lot of very essential and healthy types of foods aren’t permitted on the diet. You are supposed to have 7-11 servings of breads per day. More than any other food group. Yet on Atkins you’re cutting this out. A friend of mine couldn’t eat these healthy fruits because of the carbs in it. But she could eat all this lard with very little nutritional value. That doesn’t seem right to me. And she wonders why her hair isn’t as shiny or healthy-looking as before. Because she’s not getting the nutrients she needs!

I’m sure there are people that are more responsible with this diet and do it the right way. But the majority of people are not and then have this haha attitude. Who’s gonna be laughing when your arteries are clogged at say, age 32?

From Ritro.com… explains my point better )

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March 24, 2004

Two Skitzo Calypso shows this week

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/24/

We have two shows this week. For those of you in Delaware, we’ll be playing Froggy’s in Dover tomorrow with Fearless Vampire Killers and Pneumya. We take the stage at 9:30. Friday we’ll be playing the Underground in Dundalk with The Shellycoats, Fear 44, and Ron West. This show is All Ages and we hit the stage from 8:15-8:50. For more information or directions about Underground shows call: 410-288-0610 or check out http://www.pmiursa.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Thursday, March 25
Froggy’s | Dover, Delaware
"Three for Free" show hosted by 96 Rock.

Friday, March 26
The Underground | Dundalk, MD
w/The Shellycoats and more.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: TBA

Tuesday, April 6
XTSR Towson Radio Interview "On the Prowl" w/Amy Greco and Dan Cowan (8-10pm)

Sunday, April 18
Matt Davis will be interviewing the band and playing a track from "The Shattering" on 98 Rock (97.9 FM Baltimore) "Noise in the Basement" program at 11 PM.

Monday, April 19

Fletcher’s | Baltimore, MD | Doors: 8:00 pm
98 Rock Noise in the Basement. Special "Bands of the Month" show with Eleven 54, Fourth Element
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5.00

Friday, April 23

The Recher Theatre | Towson, MD | Doors: 8 PM
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $12.00 (Email us for tix)

JIMMIE’S CHICKEN SHACK CD Release. JCS, Skitzo Calypso, Greenmachine

Saturday, April 24
The Vault | Baltimore, MD | Doors: 8:00 pm
Ages: 18 +
Cost: $7.00
w/The Speedogs & Choosing Hands


We need your help!


We have entered the HFS Big Break contest. This could be our chance to play in front of thousands of people, including record labels at this year’s HFStival. But we cannot do this without your help. Please vote for Skitzo Calypso on WHFS’s website. All ya gotta do is click HERE and fill out the poll. Thank you! Your vote definitely counts.



"The Shattering" is avaiable now!
The disc is available at Soundgarden in Fells Point, MusicLand in Bel Air and at all Record and Tape Traders. Also available to order online. Check out www.skitzocalypso.com for more info.

Click the links below to listen to some new songs!

Consent To You
Seething


Thanks for the continued support!
-Brad, Gary, Bryan, Teresa, and Kevin

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March 23, 2004

Cell thief, eye infection

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/23/

[12:36 am]
Mood okay
Music Margret Heater "Enjoy the Silence"

I have been in an okay mood lately despite what’s been happening:

Friday I got my cell phone stolen. AGAIN. Fuck this, man. I’m not going to pay full price from Verizon again. I hate people. So I went on eBay and won a decent phone for cheap. Woo.

My sinuses have been acting up and this weekend and even a lil’ bit still today – I have another eye infection! It’s gross. The light really hurt me, to the point it was physically unbearable and impossible to keep them open outside. But that’s not what really sucks. We have two shows coming up this week and Brad has bronchitis and a sinus infection. He can barely even speak, let alone sing at this point. Eek!

 

March 23, 2004

Petition for the Limited

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/23/

[3:40 pm]
Mood  optimistic

I don’t shop at the Limited. However, I feel this is very important for people to read and sign because of the principle of the matter! My friend Lauren started this petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/size14ld/petition.html

We, the signers of this petition, ask the Limited Brand company to bring back size 14 clothing in The Limited stores. The size was removed from the shelves October 2003.

The exclusion of this size, we believe, is discriminatory to larger women despite the fact that the plus size industry was a $17 billion business in 2002.

The average American woman, according to the National Eating Disorders Association, is 5’4" and weighs approximately 140 pounds. She wears a size 12 or larger, so the question is: Why has The Limited turned its back on this market?

The removal of this size from The Limited stores is discriminatory and disrespectful. Please support the voices of the "average" woman and bring back the larger sizes.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned


A friend of mine in high school was taller and bigger busted. When she’d try to buy clothes at Hot Topic, almost nothing fit. So we’d go in there and complain all the time and fill out comment cards. I’d even complain when she wasn’t there, even though it didn’t affect me. Because I wanted them to make a change! Well they eventually opened Torrid – which is owned by Hot Topic – a store for plus sizes. And they also started carrying larger sizes in Hot Topic. They said it was due to customer suggestions. So you can make a difference!

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March 23, 2004

How to be famous in today’s world

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/23/

[11:24 pm]
Mood  tired
Music Family Guy theme song

People often complain about how hard it is nowadays to become famous. Nonsense. I think the past ten years have produced a lot of celebrities who got famous for unusual reasons. Look how easily these people became famous:

Kayto Kalen – All he did was mooch off O.J. Simpson and the man is still making appearances on shows such as Hollywood Squares to this day.

Farnsworth Bentley – P. Diddy’s manservant. He became famous for a pic of him having to hold P. Diddy’s umbrella. Now he’s in rap videos like Outkast’s "The Way You Move" and has his own line of designer umbrellas coming out.

Divine Brown – Not only did she get to sleep with Hugh Grant but she got paid to do so and became famous for it.

William Hung – Dude’s got a record deal now. I think I’ve heard his version of "She Bangs" more than Ricky Martin’s. He didn’t even make it past the first audition yet he’s become a household name. Can you name any of the actual finalists from this season’s American Idol? Neither can I.

Joe Millionaire – All he had to do was not be a millionaire.

Paris Hilton – C’mon now, do I have to explain?

Anna Kournikova – She didn’t even have to play tennis well, just be attractive. I still find the Williams sisters more attractive, though.

Soy Bomb – Jump up on stage during Bob Dylan’s performance at the Grammys and you’ll be remembered!

And then there’s the guest apperances on songs. Back in the day, people wouldn’t even be credited a lot of times for their voices being on hooks to songs. Now not only are they in the video, but they’ll come out with an album because of that fame from working with so-and-so and go multi-platinum.

Hey, I’m not hatin’ on these people! I could go on American Idol, dress in all black clothes and makeup, and sing "The Beautiful People". Then have Simon tell me I’m awful and end up having a cult following of people telling me I was discriminated against for being different! But bahhh, it’s about being "respected". Err something.

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March 22, 2004

Fun w/google

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/22/

Current mood:  productive
Current music: Metallica "Enter Sandman"

I took this idea from anti_muggle ‘s journal.
Look up your name on Google and search under images. There were some wedding pics. But these are some of the more interesting ones I got:

 

I re-did CherryTeresa.com. It’s a lot different but kinda the same. Some of the links don’t work – I know. But I’ll change that later. Bed time for me!

March 10, 2004

Help Skitzo Calypso play the HFStival

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/03/10/

Current mood:  productive
Current music: VH1 "I Love the 80s"

Help Skitzo Calypso play the HFStival!

We need your help – Tell all your friends!


We have entered the HFS Big Break contest. This could be our chance to play in front of thousands of people, including record labels at this year’s HFStival. But we cannot do this without your help. Please vote for Skitzo Calypso on WHFS’s website. All ya gotta do is click HERE and fill out the poll. Thank you! Your vote definitely counts.
We are happy to announce that we will be playing Jimmies Chicken Shack’s CD Release party on Friday, April 23. It’s All Ages and $12. Doors are at 7 PM and we go on at 10:30. This show will probably sell out, but have no fear. We have presales! That way you’ll have your tickets and by getting them from us, you’ll avoid the pricey Tickemaster service charges. If ya live in the Harford County area, please email Brad at skitzocalypso1@aol.com. For the Baltimore area or anywhere else on the planet, please email Teresa at Teresa@cherryteresa.com.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Wednesday, March 24
Froggy’s | Dover, Delaware
"Three for Free" show hosted by 96 Rock.

Friday, March 26
The Underground | Dundalk, MD
w/The Shellycoats and more.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: TBA

Tuesday, March 30th
XTSR Towson Radio Interview "On the Prowl" w/Amy Greco and Dan Cowan (8-10pm)

Sunday, April 18
Matt Davis will be interviewing the band and playing a track from "The Shattering" on 98 Rock (97.9 FM Baltimore) "Noise in the Basement" program at 11 PM.

Monday, April 19
Fletcher’s | Baltimore, MD | Doors: 8:00 pm
98 Rock Noise in the Basement. Special "Bands of the Month" show with Eleven 54, Fourth Element, and April’s band TBA.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5.00

Friday, April 23
The Recher Theatre | Towson, MD | Doors: 8 PM
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $12.00 (Email us for tix)
JIMMIE’S CHICKEN SHACK CD Release. JCS, Skitzo Calypso, Greenmachine

Saturday, April 24
The Vault | Baltimore, MD | Doors: 8:00 pm
Ages: 18 +
Cost: $7.00
w/The Speedogs & Choosing Hands


"The Shattering" is avaiable now!
The disc is available at Soundgarden in Fells Point, MusicLand in Bel Air and at all Record and Tape Traders. Also available to order online. Check out
www.skitzocalypso.com for more info.

Click the links below to listen to some new songs!

Consent To You
Seething


Thanks for the continued support!
-Brad, Gary, Bryan, Teresa, and Kevin


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