Saturday, April 19, 2003

Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate Easter, and Happy Chocolate Rabbit Day to those of you who do not.

If you've got a Nokia phone, and you like video games, this might interest you.

So I took a pretty good spill on my skateboard Friday night while we were hanging around after the movie.
And of course everyone saw, and that's fine, because when you skate you're gonna fall down from time to time.
Point is, of those people that saw, Josh was one of them. And he laughed. Which is fine because I wasn't hurt, so it's funny.
Everyone was free to laugh, but if anyone else did I didn't hear it because Josh's big, fake, I'm so pleased to see something bad happen to Chris Haley laugh was all I could hear.. well that and the sounds of me hitting the ground and different parts of me scraping the blacktop.
Anyway, then for the rest of the night he was saying stuff about how it had made his night, and how great it was, and how glad he was that he had been there to see it, etc.
So that was pretty cool of him.

You know, if I was a dude living in Eternia (good or bad), I imagine I'd probably be pretty scared if I saw a huge blonde guy glowing and yelling in a thunderous echoing voice, "I have the power!"

I like The Simpsons and Kevin Smith. If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you do as well. So as you can imagine, this little clip made me smile.

Friday, April 18, 2003

Possibly the greatest thing ever? Steve-O is pretty darn rad... and a genius... I was also told that he's a communist, but that may have only been a rumor.

Alex corrected my stupidity via e-mail and let me know the OK Go song I was talking about (two posts down.. please go read it if you have not yet.. I may have mentioned you!) is called "Unrequited Orchestra of Locomotion". She also sent me an mp3 of the tune, and I enjoyed listening to it several times.
Also found out the other guy I met who's name I did not know is named Burleigh.

Has anyone seen this new Scooby Doo cartoon? It's called "What's New Scooby Doo?". I haven't seen it yet, but I heard the theme song the other day and it kinda stuck with me, so I thought you kids might want to give it a listen as well.

Something Steve-O and I worked on together.. and by together I mean I did a stupid little sketch and he colored it into a really great picture.

Practice was cancelled last night (Thursday) due to a death in Danny's family, which sucks for a number of reasons. Obviously the loss for Danny is the number one reason, but another reason was the fact that Ed and I were so amped to be practicing again after seeing OK Go. Things are finally coming together. We'll be playing soon, so stay tuned.
Anyway, so instead of practicing I bought a $500 mic and some new sticks for Danny. Not what I expected to do on a Thursday night.

Could someone please explain to me how the hell I'm able to think I don't need to go to sleep before the sun comes up? I mean, I'm driving home around midnight or one or something, and I'm saying to myself, "Man, I am so tired! I can't wait til I get home to go to sleep. I don't even care if I make it to my bed, I'm just going to lay down right inside the front door."
Then I get home and stay up for another 7 hours.

I have another question. Does anyone know exactly what age it is that you start saying things like, "Hey, don't throw that away. I want to keep that." about things like milk jugs or the plastic bag from the newspaper?

I don't know if any of you are paying attention to that little counter over there to your left, but it's getting dangerously close to 10,000. I never thought that would happen. Even crazier is that it's about to hit 10,000 less than a month since it hit 9,000.
Yeah... wow. Much love. Please keep coming back. Please tell a friend. Please let me know if there's ever anything I can do for you.

Saw OK Go, The Donnas, Whitelight Motorcade, and The Kicks last night (Wednesday). The Donnas were good for a novelty band (that is to say they played all of their songs well), The Kicks were adequate (which is better than a lot of bands I've seen), and Whitelight Motorcade was a pleasant surprise. Talked to Harley from WLM and he was nice enough for a guy that was ripping off Butch Walker.. but I'm pretty nice too, and I try to rip Butch off as much as possible, so that's ok with me.
OK Go was of course the highlight of the evening and my entire reason for being there. Met 3/5 of the band (Damian, Tim, and someone who's name I don't know) after the show.
Tim was tiny. I was shocked.
Damian was really nice. Also he was pretty.
I asked him if he wanted to sign my dollar, and he said, "Oh yeah, I'd love to." in a very sincere way followed by asking me, "Want to sign my e-mail list?"
I said "I'd love to."
(Note: I left my OK Go dollar in the car, or I'd show it to you. I'll try to remember to scan it tomorrow.)
Memories from OK Go's set:
1) Damian flipping out to an extreme I've never seen someone flip out during a show over his guitar coming unplugged during the first song. You could hear him screaming "WTF" at one of the tech guys over the rest of the band continuing to play the song. The guy was like 2 feet away from him at the time. It was pretty crazy. Even crazier was how light hearted and easy going he seemed for the rest of the show after the problem was taken care of. Even more so with the niceness after the show.
2) They played "Oliver's Army". It was rad. Real rad.
3) The backing vox were very, very impressive, but I didn't really expect any less.
4) The played a song I'm going to call "This is not the sound of a train" that was almost performance art in it's execution. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I also met some kids at the show who were all great. I don't recall all of their names, but those I did remember were Dustin, Randi, April, and Amy. If you are one of these kids and you see this, please get in touch with me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Updated DVD listings. I told you I'd end up with more than I intended. I also bought another copy of Butch Walker's disc. Apparently, everytime we get a copy in I have to buy it. So far, I've given all of the copies I've bought (except my own) away to others in an attempt to further my reputation as some kind of crazed street evangelist for Mista Walka. Anyway, I guess if anyone is interested in having a copy of it they should talk to me.

You should check out the new pictures in case you missed them.. or if you're new here, check out the older pictures.

I've now decided Alex's name is Alex Sandersmysteryconvoy. Feel free to update your records.

I sincerely hope the lot of you all thought that thing about Corey and Crow from MST3K was as great as it was. Most importantly though, I hope Corey liked it as much as I did, because it sounds really cool, and like something he would say, therefore, he's a BMF.

This made me feel good, so maybe you'll enjoy reading it too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

It's "Spend Day" as I plan on buying Pete Yorn's new disc, the 4 disc FAMILY GUY Seasons 1&2 set, and The Transporter. I may end up with a mess of other crap as well, because once I start picking things up as I'm walking around the store, I seem to end up with more stuff than I intended. Stupid impulse buying.

OKgo tomorrow! I've checked and there are still tickets available, so I'd recommend that everyone that's physically and financially able to should make plans to get tickets and be there.

I had a sandwich today with bread that was so soft to the touch that I had to sit it down for fear of making it cry.

Monday, April 14, 2003

As some of you may or may not have known, Steve-O and I were working on some pictures together, and I thought you'd be seeing them soon. I was excited about this, because they were looking quite good.
However, it appears this may not be the case as he and Sam are working on some kind of super-secret thing-a-ma-bob with the BDA (British Dental Association). I'm betting it involves the Danimals.
These are all lies, because I know absolutely nothing about what it is. I'm sure it'll be grand though when finished as they're both clever chaps. I'm also sure that from here on out I will refer to "Sam" as "Party Sam"... unless I don't.

I was watching an episode of MST3K tonight in which Crow reminded me an awful lot of Corey. I'll elaborate with this quote from Crow when Gypsy tells him she doesn't get him, "What's not to get though, Gypsy? I just am. I hang out."

F************************************!!! Why can't I be as genius as James Kolchalka?!

There has to be a catch here, right? Perhaps someone smarter than I can look into this and figure it out, because if there's no hidden, "bend you over" catch then this is too good to be true.

"If you are a young person, I recommend that you celebrate a trek like that with wholesome milk. We did not. We celebrated with Liquor, which is like milk, except that it issues forth from the devil's cold teat." - Tycho

You know, I really don't mind if the movie studios want to release a less than packed with special features DVD say in May, and then a more special features than I have any desire to watch version in October. Seriously, I don't mind if they do this. What I do mind though, is when they have plans to do this all along, and don't make these plans known. It was fine when they did the 2 and 4 disc versions of Lord of the Rings because they said from day one that that was what they were going to do, but when it's just "rumored" that a "more super-deluxe, ultimate, special, superior, extreme edition" version will be coming out that makes me want to smash things.

I'm finding myself quite fond of this new page layout. I'm open to hearing your thoughts on the subject though.

I don't know if anyone else is paying attention, but this means something.. something important... yeah, it's important in a science and possibly science fiction kind of way.

New poster for X2 has just been released and I rather like it.

We're takin' this baby to the moon! Best e-mail in quite a while. (As though they all aren't great.)

Current Music Quote: "I'd pray to God if there was Heaven, but Heaven seems so very far from here.." - TRAVIS

Strong, Silent, Baddie-buster

Find out what anime character cliche you are.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Pete Yorn is going to be on Letterman Monday. His new disc then comes out Tuesday. It's only going to be $5.99 at the Best Buy, so nothing shuld stop you from getting it.

Got my tickets for OKgo (and the Donnas) as well as tickets for Tara and Jen today. Good for me. Anyone else I know going?

I honestly didn't mean to use the phrase "polar opposite" twice in the "review" of House of 1,000 Corpses. I apologize for not realizing I had done so.

Sam is funny as balls: "Whoever picks the nominees wouldn't know a good movie if it jerked them off (and I'm sorry but any movie that did that would get my vote for best picture)."

You are StrongBad. You hate everyone, especially
HomeStar. Your e-mails and prank calls are
hilarious. You're my favorite character. You
try to be evil, but sorry, being shirtless with
boxing gloves just isn't scary. Don't worry
what everone else thinks because hey, they are
all "crap for brains".

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