Posts tagged ‘plans changing’

November 6, 2008

My bday, Halloween show

I know I haven’t updated in a minute. This always seems to happen to me when I have the most things going on in my life to report. That’s when I don’t have time to post because I’m busy living life.

My 27th Bday:
It was fun and low-key this time. I just had a few close friends with me at the bowling alley. Yes, rock and bowl birthday. Fun times.

I thought a few years ago that this would be a year I would have a freak out. But I did not. Yay to me. Why would I have possibly freaked? When I was younger, 27 seemed like a landmark age.
For one, lots of influential musicians have died at this age. I didn’t think at any time that I’d be dying at 27 or anything like that. But I’d look up to these artists for accomplishing so much and so if they were able to achieve that by age 27, then that must not be all that young. I also thought of them as much older. What’s weird is when I think about people such as Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrisson, both of whom were my age when they passed away, I still think of them as being older than me. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that they were the same age. Even when I think about Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, who were 24 and 25 when they died, I still think of them as being older than me.

The age of 27 also held significance because of other random other things that I can remember. When I was in high school, Limp Bizkit were the biggest selling rock band at the time. And I remember people discussing how it was weird how Limp Bizkit didn’t really get famous until Fred Durst was about 27, which they claimed "is so much later in life than other rock stars".
Back when I was in my first "real" rock band, I remember having a discussion with one of my bandmates. He asked me how much longer would I want to be out there regularly playing shows before calling it a day, settling down, and getting married. He said if he didn’t get a record deal by age 27, then he was calling it quits. [He has not called it quits and he is 29 🙂 ].

But I know that 27 isn’t old by any means. I have barely gotten my feet wet in my life. Sure, I’ve done a lot of things that I’m proud of/happy about, but there are many more that are yet to happen. As you live life and time passes, your perception of things will evolve and change, and the age 27 isn’t really so scary to me anymore.

Angel Dust @ Fletcher’s on Halloween
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Angel Dust, my Faith No More tribute band, played Fletcher’s on Halloween.

Angel Dust’s members: Brandon Thomas (of Phantom Communique and formerly of Bleed the Dream) – vocals, Boyitz (of 7 Days Torn) – bass, Dawson (of Heroes of the Dawm and formerly of Victory Twin) – drums, Derrin (Heroes of the Dawn) – guitar, and Me (keyboards).

I thought we rocked, haha. The other bands were awesome as well. It was great to see Keith Thompson front a band in Ghouls Night Out! The vibe from the crowd was great, most of the people there were in costume, and I saw some friends of mine who I hadn’t seen in a while. I love Halloween. I was dressed as Lil’ Red Riding Hood.

Here are some pics from the show. The rest are in this MySpace photo album.
 
   

It looks like Angel Dust will turn out to be one of those one time things. We were planning to play a couple shows a month just for fun, but Brandon has decided he’s moving back to L.A. again.

There are more cool things that happened, but those are the main things.

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July 5, 2007

Raining, thunderstorming 4th of July

I was going to go to my friend’s house for a party. Adam Meister threw a party. (By the way, he is running for City Council in the 11th District of Baltimore – check him out if you live in the area. www.adammeister.com)
He lives in this awesome house in the city with three flat roofs. They are fun for parties and you can see the fireworks from there.  I went to his Fourth of July party last year and it was lots of fun. When he told me he was doing it again this year, I was looking forward to it. Not only is his house perfect for watching the fireworks, but he and his friends are good people. But noooo, there had to be a freakin’ tornado, thunderstorm, and hail warning until 10 PM. It rained and there were warnings on tv not to go outside if it started lightning because there is a risk of getting struck. Being on a roof isn’t the safest place to be when there’s lightning involved. I was going to see if maybe he was still  having the party inside, but my boyfriend’s back was hurting him badly today, so he didn’t want to go out. So I just ended up hanging with him at his place.  I had a good time with him,  but it just sucks the weather had to be like this today. Oh well. I’m not really complaining because there is a lot I have to be thankful for.

And the day wasn’t a complete loss.  I got to sleep later than usual.  And I ate some crabs and drank a corona with my mother.

June 14, 2007

When I finally wasn’t broke, this happened…

Last week, I had to drop over $1200 on my car! I had to get the brakes done – but not just the brake pads and shoes. Oh, no. I had to get the pads, shoes, calipers, rotors, and the master cyllinder done.  And get this, it was only the back brakes that I got done. I had to spend $600 a few months ago getting a bunch of stuff done to the front brakes. My g-d. It’s ridiculous. And yes, I took my car to a few different places over the past few months, so the mechanic was telling me the truth – unless they all lied. I just hate the fact that it’s so hard to ever get a new car. Whenever I save up a little bit of money for a potential down payment, I have to spend it all on the car I have now. And it’s on stuff that I can’t just ignore.  I don’t want to end up killing someone because my brakes are shot.

So basically, I am broke for a while.  I won’t be able to see Margaret Cho or any of the awesome bands that are performing on the True Colors tour. It’s coming to town Sunday.

This kind of stuff is so frustrating.

May 30, 2007

This past Memorial Day weekend

Most of the memorial days of the past several years, I have had to work. This year, I had the day off. So I was all excited.  The times when I had to work, there were always great parties, cookouts, shows, etc. going on.  It seemed like I was missing out on the “party of the year”.  So guess what? This year when I have off, there is nothing worthwhile happening.  LAME.

But the weekend all-in-all wasn’t bad.  Friday though, I didn’t go out. I had to take my mom to the hospital. She’s doing better. She recently had shingles, and some people have excruciating pain  and unbearable itchiness weeks, months, or years afterward.  She was absolutely screaming in pain.  I felt so horrible that I couldn’t take that pain away for her.  She said the pain is the worst pain she’s ever felt – even more severe than childbirth.  She has permanent nerve damage and her eye is messed up. She also has red scars that might never completely go away. I hate illnesses so much.

Saturday, I saw Lennex at the Recher Theatre.  They are always great. But hardly anyone was there for them, which I found odd. Then I realized it was because everyone apparently decided to go out of town for the weekend, yet no one I actually knew was out of town. So where was everyone? There were a bunch of people there for the band that went on right before Lennex, a band called Ashes Remain.  You’d think they were a hardcore band by the name, but they were somewhat of a jam band with more mainstream appeal.  The Ashes Remain fans that stuck around for Lennex actually seemed pretty impressed, which was awesome considering the two different styles and the fact that they really seemed like they were just there for the band they came to see.

Sunday, my friend Adam and I went to a bunch of different bars. Hardly anyone we knew was out.  It wasn’t until we went to the Depot that we had an awesome time. I got to see some people I hadn’t hung out with in a while.  I only had two drinks – an amaretto sour (which is what I almost always order these days) and a vodka martini with some of the nicest, biggest olives I’ve ever had. I had them at the Club Charles (which is right by the Depot).  The martini really snuck up on me because I was feeling “nice” the rest of the evening!

A friend of mine, Dave, was in town and I missed him. It sucked! He was at the Rec Room after Lennex but I had already left. He lost his phone and didn’t have my number anymore. When my other friend Dave called me to tell me he was there, I called but his number had been changed. By the time I finally got a hold of him, it was Sunday night and he had to get up early the next morning to drive back to North Carolina.  He’s a soldier now, so I don’t know when I will see him again. He’s one of those awesome people that I’d talk to forever about stuff. It’s always the quality people that go away.

February 23, 2007

Disco no more

Original entry and comments: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2007/02/23/

The disco band thing isn’t happening for now… or ever. The only people who want to do it anymore are Matt (drummer) and myself. Everyone changes their mind and they don’t want to do it anymore.

December 28, 2006

Holidays

Original entry and comments: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2006/12/28/

I didn’t do anything too exciting this year but I can’t complain. On Christmas, I went over to my mother’s and had dinner. It was good to spend time with her. And I talked to some relatives I hadn’t spoken with in a long time over the phone.

I almost didn’t go to my mother’s because I have been sick and I wasn’t feeling well on Christmas. I had to take a nap before I went there and I didn’t stay long because it hurt to even sit up. For more than two and half weeks now I’ve been sick and in pain. I have an infection that spread to my neck, shoulders, back, spine (spine is the most painful area with this illness), and even into my thighs, legs, and arms.

I do feel like I am getting better though. Slowly. I just hope that I am feeling better or at least decent by New Years Eve. If I have to stay home, I will be very angry! I bought tickets to see Lennex/Agents of the Sun at Fletchers. It should be a good show!