Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sun Red Sky Blue

So uh... the Redskins lost to the Patriots...badly. I'm embarassed.

Last night was Kenna and She Wants Revenge at Black Cat. A very good show. The opening band, The Start, was good. Very nice female led new wave, experimental post-punk pop thing going on. A nice surprise. Kenna was great. He only played for about 20 minutes. 6 songs off the new record. reat set but very short. Quality over quantity I guess. She Wants Revenge was also very good. There's something about bands who rely heavily on electronics and drum machines on an album, that comes across very nicely live. I didn't stay for their whole set but I watched for about an hour. A very nice Saturday evening.

Tomorrow night is Poison the Well and Underoath @ 930 Club. Should also be an awesome show.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things

Clothes right out of the dryer is one of my favorite things.

So this morning started off real bad. I woke up and turned the shower on... and then the power went out. I didn't get tp shower this morning putting me in a not so nice mood. That morning shower is important.

I start my vacation in a week and a half. I'm excited. I really need this vacation because without I might quit my job. My vacation will consist of myself, a large bed, and a bottle of tylenol pm. I'd like to just sleep and not think about work one bit. To be completely relaxed and rested for a week and half. It can't come soon enough.

I'm a huge fan of Paramore's new single "Crush, Crush, Crush."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

All Good Things Must Come to an End

It's been a good couple of days for me. By good I mean I've bought a lot of movies for really cheap.

The Hollywood Video in Bethesda is closed. Today was it's last day open. So I hit it up Friday to check it out and hoping to pick up a couple of movies on the cheap. I didn't have high hopes because they were down to 75%. My experience with 75% off at Tower wasn't great and so I thought Hollywood would be empty. But I was wrong. A little hesitant at first, I ended up leaving with 10 movies and some candy. A documentary and some indie films I had been meaning to check out. It only cost me $33.

So I decided to stop in on Monday after work, just to check it out. I heard the cashier tell someone else everything was 90% off. I didn't want to spend an hour or two looking through movies like I had on Friday so I just bought a couple of horror films I enjoyed in theaters but would've never paid full dvd price for.

So today being the last day they were open, I put my computer to work and took my lunch break at Hollywood Video. Spent probably 45 minutes looking through dvds until my arms could hold no more. Went to check out and grabbed an arm full of gummy bears (I love gummy bears). Today I picked up 16 dvd's and gummy bears for $18.

God Bless America!

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Blue Notebooks

Ok, before I get into what I was going to write I need to say something.

I just read the article about Dumbledore (from Harry Potter) being gay... Why? Why is this a big step for gay rights? He's a fictional character. It hurts my head.

Now that I've got that off my chest...

I love fall. It's my favorite season without a doubt. But it's been ruined for two years running now. You can blame climate change, or whatever but it's sucked. We're about a week and a half away from November and it was in 80's today. It's just not right. Tomorrow we're supposed to have a cold front pass and the colder weather is coming. I just hope it stays this time... I might have to move northward.

I've been listening to Max Richter all night. Really nice ambient classical music.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sometimes We Are Beautiful

Friday night I saw Lars and the Real Girl with Karol. A late movie. Once out of the car it started raining so we tried to run arm in arm with one umbrella to the theater from the parking garage. We got soaked. As for the movie, very enjoyable. Situation comedy done well. Very funny. Good movie.

Saturday I spent the day in DC playing drums.

The Redskins won again. Although I'm excited we pulled out the win, the fact that we ran a very conservative offense today and didn't go for the kill, again, worries me and I'm starting to question Joe Gibbs. I love the guy and he is 'The Coach" but... I wish we would go out and just kill teams in the second half. Protecting the lead is going to make us lose games not win.

Another weekend behind me, a fun filled week ahead. I think Wednesday I'm going to go see Reservation Road.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Delicate Sun Is My Sparklin' Sun

I didn't know that Lars and the Real Girl came out this weekend until I checked the showtimes for tomorrow. I'm excited to see this movie tomorrow night with my sister. It looks like a fun time.

I had a poem come to me at lunch this week and I wrote it down. I was going to finish it but I'm not sure that it needs to be "finished". It's simple and conveys a point. It doesn't really have a name but I'm calling it "At Night the Sky Shows Death" for the moment.

"I sit alone under a half moon sky
And with unlit cigarettes I scream GOD WHY?

But when no reply comes I just sit and cry.

I don’t want to question the way that you move
But if you’re not real, I won’t live without you. "

Being inspired randomly is nice but it's hard to keep a train of thought going and the creativity flowing when walking back from Chipolte. But I enjoy being inspired and writing.

Listening to Low's album "Things We Lost in the Fire". Good record.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Make Sure They See My Face

I'm really digging the new Kenna record. I can't wait to see him live next weekend.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Let me tell you all a story...

As is slightly documented, I like hip-hop. This story goes back to the summer before my senior year of high school, to a Mastic Beach, NY. We were there on a work camp. On this night there was a talent show that was, in all honesty, lacking talent. I thought I could do better. So I took myself and a couple of people to a park bench outside the school we were staying in and started freestyling. I'm sure it was bad because I have little to no talent in the rhyming department. So with a little help from my best friend Jay, I did a version of Furthermore's "Are You the Walrus", a song I still love to sing. It was a great night and everyone who watched had a great time. So here is "Are You the Walrus".

I've been listening to Efterklang lately. I'm excited for the new record "Parades" which will be out later this month.

Last but not least I'm giving you a movie trailer for the new Disney movie "Enchanted".

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dare a Smile

"World wait forever never
take the time
don't break my heart

Jeremy Enigk is one of my favorite songwriters. "Diary" by Sunny Day Real Estate was a huge impact record on my life. I loved his first solo record Return of the Frog Queen so much that I didn't care if SDRE ever released another record. Luckily they did. "How It Feels to Be Something On" is an incredible record. "World Waits" as a record is great but "World Waits" as a song... I don't have words for it. There's something about it I'm absolutely in love it.

I'm also in love with fall. I love the cool, sweatshirt weather. Thursday morning when I walked outside I was happy. They already have eggnog coffee cream out and pretty soon actualy eggnog will be available. Apple cider, pumpkin pie... it's a great time of year. It's been a good season for me. I'm really happy.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

La Conscience Est Une Maledict

I'm kind of at a loss for words. That could be because I'm tired but I don't think so. I can't really say life has been awesome the last week but I was happy. I feel I'm in a good place right now and things can only get better. Things are good.

I happened to recite a bit from "O Captain! My Captian!" by Walt Whitman the other day and no one got the reference.


O CAPTAIN! my captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we
sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people are
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim
and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
Leave you not the little spot,
Where on the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O captain! my captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the
shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager
faces turning;
O captain! dear father!
This arm I push beneath you;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My captain does not answer, his lips are pale and
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor
But the ship, the ship is anchor'd safe, its voyage
closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with
object won:
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with silent tread,
Walk the spot my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Monday, October 1, 2007

I hate being sick!

Being sick sucks. It's not even a killer sickness where I have to stay in bed. It's a cold. Those colds where you're constantly blowing your nose, blowing so hard you're dizzy for a couple second. Sneezing all the time and you can't get anything done. I hate it. Hate it, I say!

Anyway, this weekend was Facedown Fest East Coast and it was awesome! I don't think I've ever "danced" so much in my entire life. Not even when I was really involved with the hardcore scene. A good time was had. Really liked seeing Means play live and loved getting to hear/see Sleeping Giant for the first time. Great band. But I must say Bloodlined Calligraphy was the best show of the day for me. Alove for Enemies was great but Bloodlined was awesome.

I filled my water bottle up with orange juice. I just drank 32 oz of OJ. Good times.

After Half Nelson I became a Ryan Gosling fan. He's in this new movie called Lars and the Real Girl. Looks interesting