Archive for March, 2008

March 31, 2008

Spring “break”

Welp, spring break is over with and I’m glad. I was so beat last week. You see, I had three times the amount of homework to do and pretty much had to work overtime at my job. I’m not trying to whine about it because I’ll have some extra money on my next paycheck. But I’m just saying that it was not an actual break.

Tonight is the show at Fletcher’s! I hope I won’t miss too much of the show since I’ll be coming from school.

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March 29, 2008

The Black Hole

I went to The Black Hole (formerly The Zu) for the first time last night. And I have to say, it wasn’t as unbelievably horrible as everyone says. I guess people just hate Dundalk.

March 29, 2008

This is the same person?

These pictures are of the same person:

I think these pictures look more alike:

March 28, 2008

MYOB?

Usually it’s clear to me when I should mind my own business or the rare instances when I should get involved.

But this is something I’m unsure about. I don’t know why I care as much as I do. I don’t know you all that well. But if it was me, I’d want to know.

I think you are about to make a major mistake.

If you knew a piece of information, you would be thinking differently. At least if I found that out, I would change my plans. Big time. But I don’t know you well enough to figure out if you’d want to know. Maybe you already know but just don’t care for whatever reason. Or maybe you wouldn’t be okay with it, but you’d just rather not know about it. Some people feel that “ignorance is bliss” and maybe you’re one of them. So there is the possibility that if I did tell you, it would be doing more harm than good.

And I’m not the only one who knows. But no one is saying anything, even the people who do know you a lot better. So I’m just going to assume that means they’ve decided you wouldn’t want to know. I hope, for your sake, that my assumption is correct.

March 27, 2008

Dr. Pepper loves Guns and Roses

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/a92289/dr-pepper-offers-guns-n-roses-album-deal.html?rss

Dr. Pepper is going to give everyone in the U.S. (minus Buckethead and Slash) free Dr. Pepper if G’n’R release “Chinese Democracy” in 2008. Random?

And let me just say that the story about Matt Pinfield pulling over and getting the demo tape Axl threw out his limo in the 90s is true. At least Matt says it is. I had the chance to hang out with Matt one on one a few years ago and I asked him. He said the music on that tape is incredible.

I have a feeling no matter how good or bad this album is, people in general are going to dislike it. When they released “Oh My God” on the “End of Days” soundtrack a few years ago, just about everyone I know who heard it said they thought it was bad. I liked it. “It’s just too different” and “It doesn’t sound like Guns and Roses” is what they said. And that song isn’t even that out there. If “Chinese Democracy” is anywhere near as out there and different from past G’n’R albums as Axl claims, the general public is probably going to hate it – even if it is a masterpiece.

March 27, 2008

Every once in a blue moon, you pop into my head for a brief moment (usually because I see someone who looks like you). And I wonder if you are secretly keeping tabs on me from afar, locked in a room somewhere against your will, or dead.

I hope I’m wrong. I hope you just went somewhere far, far away, did not keep in touch with anyone, and started brand new and are doing very well and are truly happy with yourself.

It’s probably one or the other, not anything in between. I think you’re either still “insane” and miserable OR you’re incredibly happy and successful. (Or dead).

I don’t know if I’d want to ever see you again or talk to you. It would be too weird.  When I found out what happened, I was kind of creeped out. I’m sorry. But I would like to know that you’re okay at least, preferably from someone else telling me, not from you personally. I don’t hate you at all. But I would just feel uncomfortable.  Then again, years have passed. I could have just known you at a really dark time in your life. But at the same time, out of all the people I knew back then, have any of them really changed?

March 27, 2008

Monday night, I’m gonna party like it’s 2001

March 25, 2008

Two more reasons

A lot of my friends have been getting engaged recently. Most of them are close to my age.

Several Baltimore bands have reunited or are in the process of doing so. There are people who are old enough to be in their 20s but are still young enough to not have been around when these bands were big. They’ve never seen them.

The above are just two more reasons I know I am getting older. But I don’t care.

I am excited about the .click. reunion show on Monday, the 31st. I’m going to be tired as hell that night and the next day.  (I have work all day. Then I have to go straight from my job to school. Then I’ll be heading to the show right after class is done. And oh yeah, I have to get up the next morning to work again). But it’ll be worth it. I got a preview of it the other day, and let me just say the show will be awesome. For a moment, I had almost forgotten that these guys hadn’t played together in almost 5 years (and some even more). I got a chance to meet Chris, who was cool. He was their guitarist and left in 1997 – before I had ever seen .click. So it’s going to be John on guitar/vocals (of course), Keith on bass, Aaron drumming… and then Chris playing guitar on the “failure” songs, and Marcio playing guitar on “re: construction” and “gently unraveling”. Too bad Eli is in Alabama and can’t be at the show to play bass on a couple songs. (He was their bassist after Keith quit to move to L.A.).
You know, looking back, it’s kind of funny that out of all of them, Keith was the one in that band who eventually went on to get signed, go on major tours, and get the closest to being famous. (I’m only kidding. A little).

Now if only Jepetto would reunite ( that’s not gonna happen – at least not anytime soon) and if Phil would not leave Lennex, I would be even happier.

March 17, 2008

Crazy Obama hating “pastor”

You may have seen this video or heard about it. Like other crazy leaders past and present, he may seem logical or intelligent in the way he fanatically explains his irrational hate. He brings up one or two minor, somewhat valid points but runs with them to the extent that he is not only wrong but you wonder what his point is and why he’s saying these things.

What bothers me isn’t the fact that he dislikes Obama. If he brought up valid points about his character or record as a politician, then he would be opening up an intelligent debate. But all he can say is that the man was born trash to a “trashy, white mama”. How can he have all those people attending his church? And what if there are members of the congregation who are part white? What do they think of this? Then again, he goes off on black people, too. He says that he is their last hope and that if they don’t listen to him they will be using “pigeon droppings to make gravy”. And he refers to African-Americans as “you” toward the end instead of “we”. “The future of you African and African-American people is in my mouth; it’s not in your hand, it’s in my mouth”. “After me, they’ll be no hope”. What the hell? He is very offensive and egotistical.

There are other points I could bring up, but just watch.

There’s another video where he says Obama shouldn’t be trusted since he has never been to jail. Seems like the pastor is trying to justify why he was locked up for burglary charges.

Oh, and one more thing: What does this have to do with God or Christianity?

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March 13, 2008

There are no cats in America

There are no cats in America and the streets are filled with cheese.

Gotta love the stereotypes in here, haha.

This was one of my favorite movies as a child.