Saturday, April 30, 2005

Funniest thing I've read today...

As I was doing research for my paper in Honors about cocaine, I stumbled across a website about George W. Bush's alledged cocaine use, and at the end of the article, there was this:
Rock and Roll: Bush keeps a picture of himself with two members of ZZ Top, but does not play the song "Tube Snake Boogie" during his celibacy lectures. We have found no evidence to support the the most explosive allegation so far; that Bush played air guitar to a Foghat record at a party in the late 1970s. But he won't deny it, either.
So...Bush played air guitar to a Foghat record. What a loser. Everyone knows AC/DC was the true 1970's party band. I just really like how they imply that Bush's listening to rock music meant he snorted crack. "explosive allegation," lol.


Revelation of the Day...

"Signed, Sealed, Delievered" by Stevie Wonder has the best drum sound ever. I can't even begin to describe it. I'm trying to figure out how they did it. Sounds like they used two drum kits and panned them L-R. The snare is so crisp and full. The kick drives. And the tamborine! Amazing.


Friday, April 29, 2005

Doing Smokin' Keith Proud...

Let's hear it for Blake Hamilton, going 7 innings w/ only one run and beating Penn, all with Smokin' Keith in attendence.
All my favorite memories of SMH baseball involve Smokin' K, like when he would eat all the brownies, steal our seeds, stand behind the plate and smoke while I was catching, getting into fights with the oposing tream's coach, and hitting Kasey Walker with a baseball when he was trying to shoot us flys with the JUGS machine.

Not really Smokin' K, but according to Google image search, the only Keith Hamiton is this big black guy with dreads.


Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Take that, Nick Rogers...

Spurs Win. Make the Nuggets their bitch. San Antonio/Pembroke 324 rejoices. Tim Duncan receives taco flavored kisses from Hispanic women worldwide.

The Red Headed Ninja...

Fast As Lightning - The Viking

So Katherine asked me to help her do her Rec Tech project, and of course I agreed due to the fact that song that came of my Rech Tech class, "Cliche College Ballad" was the best thing ever, A/C in the background and all. However, as Zach pointed out, we may still turn out crap, but "the quality of our crap has improved a lot."

And with that, a combined effort of Jeremey "The Viking" Stephens, Christina Petaros, and myself has birthed upon the world the wonder I like to call "Fast As Lightning," quite possibly the best rap ever created at Belmont. Take that Blaze.


Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I went out and stared it down...

I was going to lead off with Iron and Wine lyrics because I saw them last night, but I didn't...

Basically, the show was amazing. They re-interpreted nearly every song they played, with only songs from the new Woman King EP and "Naked as We Came" getting the recorded version treatment. Many times I didn't realize what song was being played until Sam Beam sang the lyrics, but the songs sounded amazing, a testimony to their melodies and lyrics. They are definitely more "rocking" these days, with Beam even playing electric guitar and damn near making the tall guy in front of me bang his head. At an Iron and Wine show. What is this world coming to.

Anyways, this is the best song I've ever had the opportunity to play bass on, so please download it:
UniXcore - The James Bond Jrs.

(I'm sorry if it doesn't work, I've tried everything. If it doesn't, simply type in "" into your browser, and it should work then)


Sunday, April 24, 2005

Please Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...

So Ashley inspired me to reconfigure this thing. Of course I basically just chose a new template, but it's a fresh, new, exciting, (insert cliche here) start for ye olde blog.


Saturday, April 23, 2005

Here is my new disposition...

Flashback 2002: Driving in my car, singing along to "To the Tune of 5,000 Screaming Children" at the top of my lungs, pitch blackness surrounding me on the backroads of New Braunfels, TX.

Last night, April 22nd 2005: Front of the stage, singing "To the Tune of 5,000 Screaming Children" along with Brett Detar, just like I was 17 again. Amazing.

I know exactly why people go to Journey concerts still. They may be passed their relevance, but the memories and feelings remain.

Thanks to Christian Petaros for the great photos.


Wednesday, April 20, 2005

So call me lame...

But I'm uber-excited for the TNT Music Festival. Why? Because The Juliana Theory is playing, a band I spent my middle teenage years adoring. Then they released a crappy album on Epic and I totally forgot about them. But for a few years, they were amazing. They were pseudo Christian so my mom wouldn't get on my case about them, and they had piercings and harmonies. Now I'm listening to Emotion is Dead and sadly realizing I know every melody and guitar line. But I will be front row when they play, and I will be singing along to every song I know. I am lame.

Don't you just love my newfound use of images???


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Neon Signs and Silver Lakes...

THE GREATEST SONG EVER by Chris Smallwood and the Unfortunate Genitalia.


Saturday, April 16, 2005


There are two records that I have played enough to know every single note and nuance of, and they are "Lonesome Crowded West" by Modest Mouse, and "Ghosts of the Great Highway" by Sun Kil Moon.

I went to see Mark Kozelek (of Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) this Friday night, not expecting much because his last performance in Nashville (that I also went to) was pretty disasterous. But how does he start off his show this time? With a cover of "Truckers Atlas" by Modest Mouse. I was floored. He played a quick cover of "Dramamine" from MM's "This is a long drive for someone who has nothing to think about," last year, but nothing prepared me for the beauty and sadness that Kozelek brought to Issac Brock's lyrics this year. Then, after he changed guitars, he started with the "Dramamine Cover" and since I was the only one who cheered, I'm hoping I was not the only one in the crowd who knew what was being played. Finally, he played "Convenient Parking," and turned it into something entirely different and amazing. I can only hope that one day Kozelek decides to release a record of Modest Mouse covers, like he did with AC/DC, highlighting the lyrical genius of Brock with Kozelek's beautiful guitar playing. This would be my ulitmate mash-up record. Please Mark, do it.


Friday, April 15, 2005

And now for something that just doesn't happen at Belmont....

(names and facts have been changed for protection of the innocent...)

ericdomk: hey (name), what's up?
Person: not too much you?>
ericdomk: just relaxing in my room for a are things in (random city)?
Person: not gonna lie.. i'm still drunk from last night
Person: so pretty good
ericdomk: haha, amazing
Person: i had to take a quiz before 8 thismorning on the internet
Person: and i went to class drunk

I'm waiting for one of these from Kibbe...nah, j/k, she don't roll like that.


Friday, April 08, 2005

Do teachers plan these things out??

Dr. Thorndike asks us to write a WebCT post about what our group is covering in our presentations, so that means two of us are writing about the exact same thing. Well, Kate beat me to the post, so instead of just repeating what she wrote, I hammered out this gem of a WebCT post...
Yeah...ditto what Kate wrote.  The topics we will be covering will raise
moral and ethical questions that you, the students, are afraid to ask in
polite company, such as, "Cocaine, I hear a lot about it from my older
brother that lives in the basement, but what exactly does it do?" and,
"What do I need to write on the back of these evaluation slips?" We're
using some pretty sweet books, the covers look well planned out, kudos to
the design teams. A potential field trip to seedier sides of Nashville
is being evaluated by President Fisher and his people. Ok, not really,
but it will be entertaining. I promise.

So this is probably the most worthless thing I've ever written for that class. And I love it.


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Indie Rock All-Star Team...

So a while ago in Spin, Chuck Klosterman wrote a satirical article about a rock star dream team, where you pick individual musicians from different bands, He might have been joking, but I'm gonna give it a try.

Drummer - Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse)
Lead Guitar - Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
Guitar - Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon)
Singer - Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan)
Lyricist - Stephen Merritt (The Magnetic Fields)
Bass - Kim Deal (Pixies)
Keys - Whit Travisano (The Mercury Program)


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Eric's Karmic Rule of Guitar Picks...

For every pick you lose, you shall find one in return.

You know it's true.

Things I cannot spell, at all...

So I was sitting in Bongo, writing a paper, and I realized that there are quite a few words that I misspell on a regular basis that I'm consciously aware that I misspell and I still do it. Just a sampling of them...
  1. across
  2. access
  3. coming
  4. absolutely
  5. whether
There are others. When I think of them, I'll add them.