Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Thursday, August 6, 2009
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Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
okay, today is about relaxation, apartment beautification, and a hockey game tonight. also, i'm going to pick up the new set your goals disc, which is amazing. i've already listened to it a bunch of times on myspace. alas, they took it down or i'd be listening to it right now. i'm going to hang my first picture today; it's a print of face to face show poster that i've had forever waiting to be hung in my first place. i'm also waiting on my exploding dog print that i ordered last week. it's an uber cool splash of red called "unstoppable" that is going over my bed. if you haven't seen sam brown's work yet, got check out www.explodingdog.com right now and enjoy. all of his stuff is done from titles submitted by fans. how cool is that? i'm going to get a movie poster to put over my t.v. area. the choices there are immense, and i'm not sure what to pick. we'll see.
what else is going? knott's berry jerry, that's what. next saturday is going to be great. i've been charged with carne asada and salsa. i'm going to try and get cristal to go too, which will be an achievement in and of itself. i've got a good feeling though.
okay, off to start the day. a bit late, i know. what are days off for, if not to waste time?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
el bano grande...
this is my media whore collection. that thing on the wall is called a dvd wall decorator. mine is call of duty themed and has my online name on there. my friend makes them. they are great gift ideas. go to www.dvdwalldecorator.com to get one. i'm getting disney princess ones for my nieces for christmas.
well, i hope this looks okay. i was playing around big time with where to put pics and words. hopefully, it's not a mess. i have the day off, so i need to get outside and live a bit. today's relaxation will be key to a great wednesday. then, it's three days off and a ton of hockey. i'm talking four games in four days, two back to back on sunday, with an on the pond thrown in there. phew.....i'm going to be one tired goalie. i hope everyone is having a great week.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
anyways, i can't get more photos here yet. my phone is having difficulty dealing with yahoo and when i hook up with my att account, i can't access my email on the web. i'll try something else or just figure out how to interface my phone with my computer. that actually sounds easier, but i don't have the time to install software and play with it. maybe friday?
so, last night i got to go see rise against and rancid at the grand old forum in inglewood. both bands put on a great show. rise against did not play anything off of "revolutions per minute", which ticked me off a little, but all of their other songs are so great, you kind of forgive. funny thing is, halfway through rancid, we realized we were rocking out next to weeman. funny, rancid is playing as i type this on aol radio. haha...yeah weeman was really cool, posing with photos for people. i didn't bug him, just rocked out with him. he got mobbed after rancid ended, so he went to his vip thing, but it was cool he was down there with the hoods for a bit.
okay, i'm off to subway for dinner and then up to the pool to relax a bit. tomorrow, i open and then take off to chino. gonna get some stuff done for once, i swear.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
okay, so i'm taking pictures of the place tomorrow, so i have something to show mom, and i will attempt to post some on here, a la kate's request. it'll be cooler later, but this will do.
alright, it's friday night and i'm home alone. cristal is doing some family thing. so, guess what i'm doing? guess. that's right, i'm going to drain myself physically and mentally.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
alrighty, i'm done with that topic for so many reasons. check me out, the loft is progressing nicely. my couch now has throw pillows and there are rugs in the bathroom. go me! this weekend, i'm picking up a coffee table from my mom and probably some other odds and ends. then i'll just need to get a kitchen table and i'll be set for a bit. i still need a night stand, some book shelves, and some other seating type things, but those can wait a bit. i also need to decorate the walls, which will be the fun, yet expensive part. i'm thinking of doing my own stuff, take back the artist in me. sounds good, no?
okay, off to work i go.
Friday, May 22, 2009
cristal leaves tomorrow for the l.a. marathon, so i won't be seeing her until next week. we're getting along famously, so i think i'm pretty damn lucky these days. everybody pray i don't mess this one up.
me? after tonights adventure in the i.e., i'll be coming home and then tomorrow i'm off to huntington beach for a mutt's run. for those of you who don't know what that is, it's a pretty long skate from my friend dan's in huntington beach to mutt lynch's in newport beach, where we get really drunk and then skate back to dan's. it's pretty much the most dangerous thing i do in my life and this is only my third time. the first time i almost died. literally. i have no idea how i lived through that. the second time i did better, but i think i had one less schooner.
okay, i've been thinking of cool bands that anyone could get into. i listen to a lot of bands, and a lot of people would not check them out because sometimes, for some people, it's hard to get past the noise. so, i've come up with two bands everyone should check out and here we go:
marathon-these guys are pretty fast and pretty loud, they played post modern melodic hardcore. got that? the music is really good for the genre, but this is why you should check them out. the lyrics! they are the best lyrics out there, ever. so smart! think bad religion smart, and then imagine those lyrics ten times more creative. the subject matter is expansive and covers a lot of ground from pollution of the earth to pollution of the heart. it might be hard for you to get into at first, but if you give it a try and some time, you will see the genius of this band. too bad they broke up. they have a self-titled album out and an ep, which i strangely don't have.
whippersnapper-why these guys? a few reasons. first, my friend, aaron's mom likes them. so, maybe it would be easier for you to get into them. these guys played melodic pop punk, but like really melodic. these guys used four part vocal harmonies and layered lyrics and stuff. no one did it like them, except maybe some progressive metal bands. haha...anyways, the other great part about these guys is that they are one of the most positive bands ever to come out of the punk scene. they really pump you up and i don't mean in an angry hardcore sort of way, but moreso in a 'god, it feels great to be alive and i'm an amazing person sort of way'. too bad they broke up as well. they have three albums out. i recommend "the long walk" to start with, but the other two are almost as good.
okay, there's your music lesson for today. have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
okay, so work is a nightmare. my numbers suck and the restaurant is losing money again. ever since the dollar ninety-nine promotion started, i've been sinking like a rock with an anchor. what bugs me the most is that i can't find it. this is my specialty. i make money from nothing. and i can't even get ahold of what's wrong. i can't see it. neither can my boss. i'm going to be the last gm to lose a restaurant for christ's sake!
so, currently, i'm re-stimulating the brain. i'm listening to generic insight radio and about to open my birthday beer, an alaskan smoked porter two thousand-eight. and then i'm going to call 'my star', cristal.
i'm tired and i don't want to sleep. or maybe i'm sleeping and tired of living. either way, i'm exhausted and looking for an out.
damn, this tim barry song is great! i think i have a sample disc around here somewhere.
anyways, on with life, hope everyone is doing well.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
now i'm off to work, have a life drunk day!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
other than that, i've having a boring week. i'm avoiding the stress that comes with buying a couch. i really need one though, so i should be shopping sooner than later. sheesh....
mother's day is coming up. i'm a terrible son. my mom gets excited when i just call. that's how much i include her in my life. i have to make some time for mom. her birthday is on thursday too. what should i get her? hmmm....
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
i'm stalling and wasting time. i'm such an idiot. oh well, i need to refresh.
lately, i've been reading mr. kelly's blog and i realized that he tells a lot of old stories. and that is the main reason i read his blog. so, i thought i should tell an old, entertaining story about me because everyone could use a good quez story.
so, i get a little crazy in vegas. who doesn't? i have a million crazy vegas stories. they say what happens in vegas, stays in vegas, but how fun is that? but i'm going to tell a stupid vegas story. well, not stupid, moreso how did that happen sort of thing. i drop lots of money in vegas. thousands sometimes. i've gotten into all sorts of problems because of it. i also win big in vegas every so often. i lose more than i win for sure, but those times when you take thousands of extra cash home is an amazing feeling. i'm good at playing twenty-one. good enough to hold my own and take advantage of my opportunities. which is what you have to do because it's almost all luck, but you can take advantage of luck if you know what you're doing. and i know what i'm doing. so, this particular story takes place at the excalibur. the previous night, i had dropped a thousand or so there. but on this night, i was up like four thousand dollars. i was on the hottest streak of my life. me and my friends were having a blast and were pretty damn drunk. but it's all good when you're winning. and then the most amazing thing happened. i mean movie like amazing. the casino did something you only hear about in legends. they brought in a 'cooler'. if you don't know what a 'cooler' is, they are the dealers that the casino brings in to shut down hot players. don't ask me how they do it, but they are very good at what they do. i know, you're thinking, "it wasn't a cooler. you just went cold." nope, this guy wasn't on the floor all night. they brought him in just for me. this cooler's name was jackie. he was a seriously high energy guy and was pretty damn funny. he walks up and is our best friend. jackie goes to work and is chatting it up with us. we start losing right away, but i'm not betting big, so i'm alright hanging out, laughing, and having a good time. then the pit boss walks by and grabs a stack of my chips and puts them out as my bet! he says, "that's not a bet, this is a bet." well, i feel challenged, like oh well i can handle this five hundred dollar bet. i pushed. so, i leave the bet out there. and i lose. well, jackie looks at me, aims his thumbs at his mouth like dicks and shouts "BONG!" and this is how it went the rest of the night as jackie proceeded to take all of my money. now, if i had been sober, i might have gotten up after that first 'bong' but i was drunk. and when you're drunk, you get big balls and think you can do anything. but trust me friends, no one can beat a cooler. and right after me and my friends left the table, jackie went home. just like that. my friends tell this story all the time. and that's how i lost four g's and saw a myth come to life.
next posts will be moving stories about moving.
oh, the new strung out is amazing. well, it's not really new, it's all their b-sides and rarities, but those are some of strung out's best songs.
Friday, April 3, 2009
everything is new. well, not everything, but i'm sprucing things up a bit. i'll be in my new place in two weeks, with lot's of new stuff. i just got my new phone the other day and it is amazing. not only is it super techy-functional, but it is also dead sexy. and in a bit, i'm going to get some new music! oh yeah. the strung out b-sides album came out this week. i can't wait. plus, new new found glory. i love their new song, "listen to your friends".
okay, enough about me. let's talk about laundry. that's pretty much what i'm doing today. lot's and lot's of laundry. next week, i'll be packing packing packing. yay!
alrighty, i hope everyone has a good weekend.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
my title is a bit presumptious. but i wonder how many people take for granted that they have sundays off from work/school/whatever. i took a vacation day and i'm really loving it. and despite the fact that there is no hockey or football on television, it's still pretty sweet. it's much better than having off my thursday or friday, like i normally do. the day just seems bigger and more relaxing. maybe because i have no agenda for today. but for those regular folk who have every sunday off, i wonder if they have an agenda on sundays. or do they get things done? i have tons of things to do on my days off, so it's nothing like having a sunday off to me. or so it seems. anyways, i'm going to enjoy my sunday off and i hope you do the same.
oh, thanks for the concern kate, but i get this cruddy sickness everytime i change restaurants. it has to do with changes in air quality and i haven't died yet. i'm doing much better today, although i have a few weeks of phlegm left to deal with. blegh....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
holy crap, am i sick. it's nasty. i ache so much and my lungs are full of fluid. i can't believe i'm going to play hockey right now. sheesh...
so, the show last friday was incredibly awesome. all of the bands were amazing and my band was seriously rockin'. people were freaking out and rocking out. that's such a great feeling. i didn't even play that well, but no one really picked up on it. i imagine we'll be even better the next time we play.
well, okay, time to die.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
okay, last real deal sort of broke up and cancelled on my show that was set for tomorrow night. great. they were the headliner and the biggest draw. none of the bands want to play later either, including my own. this is not good. hopefully, they'll just let me end the show early. my band is going to have to stretch though. our set was going to run over anyways. man, i hope this works out okay. this isn't the only problem. i blew my voice halfway out last friday at rehersal, and it's still not fully back. i've been drinking tea and honey all week and i've avoided booze. i even tried to get more sleep, but that failed. this could end badly. i'm still excited to play with hit the switch. those guys rock!
work has been no good. it was really slow and my numbers sucked this week. this new promotion that starts on monday is going to kick ass though.
i was thinking of all sorts of things to talk about this week, but they have gone by the wayside.
less than a month and i move into my first place! weehee, woohoo!!!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
i'm wasting time, doing not much of anything. okay, i did a little promoting of the rock show that's going down next friday. but that's it. i overslept because i was up way too late. i was supposed to get a haircut, mow the lawn and do some errands, but i think i'll just do errands.
did i mention i'm shutting down my record label? it's sad but true. it's a money sucker and i can't throw cash away anymore. it's going to be alive for promoting shows and whatnot, but no new releases for awhile. i'm debating whether or not i should even keep the p.o. box. i love my label, but it's really just a big failure. ewww, this is a lame way to leak the demise of up to zero. like anyone reads this besides kate and dorrie.
dude. punk u on aol radio is the best radio station ever! i've probably mentioned it before, but hot damn! they are playing all the best songs today. right now? new found glory's new song, "listen to your friends". this song is soooo good! i can't wait for the new album! and i didn't even buy the last one.
okay, enough stalling. i'm going to eat lunch and watch c.s.i. miami. and then and only then, will i venture out into the world.
rock @ 5:30
kings after that
maybe watch "rolemodels" after that
tiny bit of c.o.d.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
and it's going into my new place! that's right! today, i signed a lease agreement for my very first place ever! this is exciting. i move to long beach on april sixteenth. my apartment is six hundred and thirty-three square feet. can you say tiny? but that's okay, cuz that's all i need right now. it's right across the street from my restaurant and it's brand friggin' new! i mean so new that it isn't finished being built yet. the thing is super expensive, but the amenities are immense. imagine living in a las vegas hotel...yeah, that's pretty much what it's like. this includes a roof top oasis, complete with glass enclosure, lap style pool, the biggest jacuzzi you can imagine, bbq's and other whatnot luxury crap. i've spared no expense at getting my first place, so money is going to be tight, but i absolutely love it and cannot wait to move in.
Friday, March 6, 2009
10-"superbad"-dude, like can any movie be funnier than this? somehow this beat out "old school" AND "ghostbusters". i don't know. as far as things that make me laugh, this is at the top, with the exception of real life comedy. see higher choices.
9-"serentity"-yup, this is on here. it's such a slice of life from another time. it rules. i wish the t.v. series had not been cancelled. i love everything about this movie.
8-"slc punk"-why is this on the list? because it's only one of two movies that have made me cry in my life. yup, this old softy has only cried at two movies. and i'll tell you, when bob dies, it kills me every time.
7-"miracle"-holy crap! the only other movie that ever made me cry is next. yeah, i'm a hockey player and this is the ultimate treat for any american hockey player. yup!
6-"aliens"-this movie rules. i've been obsessed with it since i was twelve. it's never ending.
5-"big trouble in little china"-i don't think this would be on many people's lists, but it has to be on mine and it has to be high. jack burton floors me. everything about this movie is from the heart and from the bizarre. i don't know, i just love it to death.
4-"the empire strikes back"-yeah, just when you thought star wars wouldn't make the list, here we are. i mean the other holy trinity didn't make the list? this is the best of all nine. i want to watch it now!
3-"swingers"-really? you've never seen this? go own it. now. this is the second most quoted movie of all time. trust me. look it up. it's that good and that special.
2-"clerks"-as good as kevin smith is, this is still his best. i never tire of this movie or it's characters, who repeat in every kevin smith movie. most times i think "chasing amy" is a better movie, but this is the one that made the list, so suck on that.
1-::drumroll::"pulp fiction"-okay, anyone who knows me, knows this movie is my fav of all time and with good reason. it makes me laugh, think, ponder, quote, sing, and want to smoke all in one. no movie has had a bigger influence on my life than this one. tarantino is my hero just for this. i love all of his work and they could easily be on this list, but this one is sooooo special. i go nowhere without this movie in my heart.
and how would your list be? really. do you know how many great movies are not on this list? it's ridiculous. i could come up with another top ten and it still would be better than afi's top one hundred of all time. put it down!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
okay, disturbing. i've had a lot of crazy dreams in my life. some were weird and others were strange. i have dreams come true, like deja vu, but more concrete. i've done a million off the wall things in my dreams, some even deviant, but last night was scary. i actually killed people in my dream. read that again. i killed people. and i have the feeling inside me that i killed people. it's a sick feeling. i don't like it. i can't remember the details of the dream, but i distinctly remember breaking someone's neck and slitting the throat of another person. the former done in front of somebody. i don't know if i was angry or scared doing it, i just know i did it. and i felt guilty. i'm seriously creeped out. i need a hug.
Friday, February 20, 2009
wow, it's been a week already? my life is a blur. need to slow down.
funeral for a friend was awesome. it was strange that the glass house was only half full though. they played almost all my favorite songs. what did they skip? "beneath the burning tree" and "kicking and screaming", my two favorite songs off the new disc. oh well, they sounded amazing.
my rock show is finished and booked. hit the switch, twice defeated, last real deal, and trial by fury on friday, march twentieth @ friar tucks in pomona, ca. it's going to be awesome. we have rehersal today after about a month off. yikes! we have work to do. but like, the good kind of work.
work is hell. i had a bad visit with the senior vp on tuesday. it didn't go well. i felt so bad i had to come home on tuesday. living out of a suitcase is wearing me down. my area director said i should just stay at home and deal with the hour long commute. he might be right.
okay, something positive. oh, i got my new glove!!!! it's soooooo pretty. i did a good job designing the color scheme. it feels soooooo goooooood! i played with it yesterday. i didn't get many opportunities to use it, but it did it's job. it might take a while to break it in though. i'll keep working on it.
okay, that's all for this friday. i'm going to start taking my labtop to dan's place, so i won't be so bored. maybe i'll blog more. or maybe i'll spare the world. enjoy your weekend!
Friday, February 13, 2009
so, last night, i went to the kings game with a bunch of people from the manic element message board. except for the beatdown of the kings, it was fun. davey and christal were there, but the cool part was that chris(ollie) from calgary was there. he was here in socal with his family on a vacation they won. pretty cool. he's a good guy. we talked hockey and various other cool stuff. i was a bit drunk. i hope i wasn't an ass.
tonight, i'm taking baby sis to see funeral for a friend. this is going to be great! i've never seen them in a big show setting, just a short set at warped. hopefully, they'll play all my favorite songs. :)
okay, brendan kelly has gotten sidetracked. he's been blogging about all the jobs he's had in his life and he's now gotten to the point were slapstick started. but he's kind of stopped and started blogging about felching and shitting again. weird. i want the cool stories about slapstick and the lawrence arms! dang.
okay, to do list for today:
goodbye days off, :(
Thursday, February 12, 2009
at the end of march, it's time to get a new phone! oh, the agony! this is going to be my third cell ever, and i'm dreading the decision. my first two phones were perfect picks and i loved them to death. this time, i'm going all out, with a touchscreen, p.d.a., put my whole life in there phone. the choices for verizon are pretty decent, but neither one is an lg, my favorite style of phone. so, i've got it down to a motorola krave, a blackberry storm, or a samsung omnia. i think the omnia is winning. it's more like a computer and seems more personalizable, if that makes any sense. it's pretty looking too. i almost got a samsung last time, so this isn't unprecedented in my purchasing thought process. the thing also has a five point oh megapixel camera, which dominates the scene. i'm surprised i'd never heard of this thing, up until today when i was on verizon's site. from here, it's on to reviews and a search to see if anything new and shiny is coming out around the time of my new every two opportunity pops up. wee....
okay, tomorrow i'll talk about something other than phones.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
okay, so last wednesday i was driving to work and rocking out in my truck. i changed my cd changer a few days earlier and put in my favorite uplifting, melodic, hardcore, punk discs in the thing. well, not my favorite discs, but my favorite bands: strung out, staring back, set your goals, thrice, a wilhelm scream and WHIPPERSNAPPER. okay, i love whippersnapper, but sometimes i forget how much. and i always forget how much i love their first album, "america's favorite pastime". so, that's what i was listening to when i drove up azusa ave. and pulled into work. i was singing my ass off and for those of you who don't know the whipp, they are extremely positive and melodic and the music just makes me feel extremely good and confident. so, i went into work feeling really good about my state in life. that night, they offered me long beach and it has been hell ever since.
this week has been a rollercoaster, both mentally and physically. i've been my usual walking contradiction self. i've never felt better about myself, proud and confident, but at the same time i'm dreading every minute as i'm the one who hates change.
my store is the most beautiful nightmare ever. that's my best way of describing it and i might get around to talking about my store and my life there, but not right now. my life is in upheaval because of this. long beach is an hour drive from my house without traffic. i've been staying at dan's whenever possible, as that's only a half hour away. i've had no time to do anything. it's ridiculous. i only have two pairs of pants and i hate going to buy clothes! my schedule is all messed up, even though i'm taking super bowl sunday off! woohoo! i have so much to do today and here i am blogging! eesh!..
today is my first day off in a week. in about three hours, i'm off to see the kings play the hawks with most of my good friends. i played cod last night until six a.m. this moring. that was nuts! me and cobra even played number four for about four hours. can you believe my nerdy self?
so, i'm staying at dan's about four or five nights a week for a while. it's kind of like moving out on my own for the first time, but not really. i'm treating dan's more like an extended stay hotel. i'm not moving anything in there, just stuff for living. i'll mostly be sleeping there. then i'll be coming home on my off days. this is a whole other different feeling for me. i still can't afford to move out or buy a place of my own. maybe someday, i'll get there. maybe someday....hmmm...good name for a song.
oh, and christ! the show i'm booking is off the hook! twice defeated is playing with hit the switch, pour habit, and trial by fury! hts and ph are huge here in socal. hit the switch is from chino too, but they're on nitro records. i can't wait for this show. it's going to make me feel soooooo good.
on a last note. i sometimes forget how good the suicide machines are, and i think i should listen to their cd's more often. and so should you. okay, enough wasting time and typing skills.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
okay, you are now reading the blog of the general manager of hometown buffet, long beach, california. this is crazy! like, how did it take this long? and now, just like that, it's happened. i'm celebrating with fat tire and tomorrow, i go to ski at mountain high. woooooooo....!!!!! go me. more details to follow. let's celebrate!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
okay, here i am, at the beginning of a new year, looking back at last year and gearing up for oh nine. last year was a pretty boring year for me. basically, everything in my life went nowhere. hmmm...that's kind of lame i guess. i should be thankful that nothing bad happened. this year is already shaping up to be something special. i have a gm interview on tuesday for the long beach store. it's not the ideal store for me but it'll get my foot in the door. i have a real good shot at getting it too, so, go me. my band has a good show in march. my hockey team is switching leagues after sunday. and i'm going after meat sauce with a vengence.(you're looking for a decoder, i know)
you know the saying, "everyday is a new day"? well, get this. yesterday actually felt like a new day to me. everything went my way. i was walking around like i was on top of the world. it was amazing. i found the last copy of "pineapple express" at best buy. the clerk said they had been sold out for days and he couldn't believe i found it. amazing. then, i get to bevmo and they appear to be out of monster assault. so, i move the front cans around, and what do i find all the way in the back? monster assault. amazing. these things don't seem like much, but they never, ever happen to me. again, amazing.
okay, year end lists. i'm only doing one for music, because i can't remember what movie i saw. this year seems kind of like a lame duck year for music. usually, i have trouble widdling my list down, but this year i'm struggling to find bands to put on it. here you go!
1-The Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound"
Doesn't get any better than this album. I could listen to it forever. And in fact, I'm going to play it right now.
2-Funeral for a Friend - "Memory and Humanity"
This totally makes up for their 'concept' album. It rocks harder than anything else that came out this year, but still manages to be beautiful.
3-Rise Against - "Appeal to Reason"
Why do punkers knock these guys? They still sound the same to me and they still write great anthems.
4-Thrice - "The Alchemy Index: Vol 4, Earth"
The first of many great E.P.s on this list. Dude, how come the other volumes weren't this good? I think Dustin just feels better in the Earth.
5-The Loved Ones - "Build and Burn"
I haven't seen this one on many lists. But I love it. It took a bit of time for the whole thing to grow on me, but it did. It rocks and is great to sing along to.
6-Alkaline Trio - "Agony and Ivory"
Again, why are fans turning against these guys? I love this album. It's much better than their last one and hooks you easily.
7-The Gaslight Anthem - "Senor and the Queen EP"
Uh, yeah, this could make the list just for "Say I Won't(Recognize)" alone.
8-Bayside - "Shudder"
Yup, another band with a comeback album. Not that their last one was crap, this is just that much better and is great throughout the whole thing.
9-Tomas Gabel - "Heart Burns"
Yes, another great E.P.! I love Tomas. He rules!
10-No Use for a Name - "The Feel Good Record of the Year"
Is this album great? Probably not. But it's a Hell of a lot better than their last disc.
okay, that's my list. a lot of bands came back with discs that made previous efforts seem week, which is a good thing. only less than jake was a disappointment this year. other than that, i'm looking forward to this year's releases: strung out, a wilhelm scream, mad caddies, green day, karate high school, etc...i already heard a new a wilhelm scream song. it's called "The I Hate_____Club" and it rocks hard! they are going to impress with this one. the song is on my myspace page, so you should check it out.
okay, i'm done babbling on my first saturday off in a long time. i've got to get ready to go to the kings game. we have bad seats, but they're playing the devils, so it should be good. we're going to try and get to the tailgate party, if it's not sold out. the briggs are playing, which would be really cool to see.
Monday, January 5, 2009
okay, boo wants to know the playlist for the 2008 Holiday Commute Mix. So, here it is!
1-thrice-"the lion and the wolf"
2-bayside-"i can't go on"
3-the gaslight anthem-"miles davis & the cool"
4-the gaslight anthem-"drive"
6-rise against-"the dirt whispered"
7-funeral for a friend-"kicking and screaming"
8-blueline medic-"precious things"(tori amos cover)
9-jimmy eat world-"sunday"
10-thrice-"digging my own grave"
12-alkaline trio-"do you wanna know?"
13-eyes set to kill-"young bloods spills tonight"
14-catch the fallen-"set the night on fire"
15-emery-"holding out for a hero"(bonnie taylor cover)
18-fall out boy-"chicago is so two years ago"
22-dead to me-"ran that scam"
23-marathon-"where we hide"
songs that didn't get on the disc, but were supposed to:
-funeral for a friend-"beneath the burning tree"
-the loved ones-"i swear"
not too bad. until next year!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
here i am. it's a new year, just about an hour ago, and i'm spending time trying to figure out a way to blog without journalspace. i don't know what to do. so, here i am on a minimilistic blogspot adventure and i decide to feed the damn thing to my homepage. my homepage rocks! it's all sorts of pretty. but this isn't going to look like much on there to start. i have to figure out how to do everything. i'm just starting, much like the new year. i was reading what everyone was doing at donnie's and i decided i didn't want to join another community. so, techinically, i joined blogspot, but i will be sprucing it up at my homepage, where people are actually supposed to go to read it. dig? i'll be happier on my own, i guess. i was never such a community member there anyways. i'll miss kate and paul, but that's about it.
okay, i have lists to post later, but right now! this moment! cool things about the new year:
z is super friendly tonight
punk u on aol radio is playing all the right songs tonight/this morning
it's a new year
i'm going to gm review board later this month
i'm going to big bear tomorrow to party for a few days with my best friends
okay, we'll see how this goes and find out if i can blog for real.
no more journal is just sad, still.
it's a new year, gotta do something new, no?