Tuesday, November 29, 2005

One time I told a girl I was in an emo band...

...because I was embarrased that the band I was in only played Metallica covers and the guitarists played ESP's. That unfortunate claim, however, does not detract from the fact that I have been in love with that Fall Out Boy song "Sugar, We're Going Down" for about 3 weeks now. Now, this isn't really the emo that I grew up with and once pretended I was. That was like Rainer Maria and Sunny Day Real Estate. That was freaking awesome.

This is Motley Crue II.

But what a great chorus. I don't really know what he's singing, and he sounds like a tard when he sings "Downtown," but that melody. Brilliant. It almost makes me want to buy the entire album, but there's no way they can surpass that song. I don't want to ruin their image in my mind. Basically, they are the pop-emo Gods of 2005. When I hear that song, I smile. I don't even know the lyrics, and I've listened to it about 50 times. They don't matter. They're probably about a girl. Whoopdedoo. It makes me want to hold my fist in the air and wear tighter jeans, all so that I can fully appreciate the songs awesomeness. I think I'll go do cartwheels now.


Sunday, November 27, 2005

How is it...

That whenever my mom washes my clothes, I end up with about 2 t-shirts less than with what I came home with, and a random pair of underwear? You would think after washing my dad's and my clothes for 20 years, she would figure out what belongs to us. But then, you'd be wrong.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

I suck at fishing...

That makes a big O-fer in my TN fishing career. Spent 5 hours on the Tennessee River, came back with uh, nothing. I even used freaking minnows. MINNOWS. EFF TN FISHING!!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

If anything in this world is timeline worthy...

Then what happened this afternoon would be it. Thank you Kyle, and your drivers licence.

So I'm at work again, I have a few books to read so hopefully I won't get as terribly bored. The kid today, I can't tell if he's actaully competent or just wanted to sound impressive, but he asked for "cans" today when checking stuff out. Now, for those who don't know, "cans" is studio slang for headphones, except no one ever says that unless they want to show that they know what's going on. With all the engineers I''ve worked with that were competent, no one actually says that when they talk about headphones. It's douche-jargon. There is some slang that is acceptable, but that's basically just abreviations of stuff like, "DI" or "2 inch" or "pancake" etc..."cans" is pushing it.

EDIT: I had a chance to be a hardass tonight, b/c the guy tried to guitar on the session. While this is one of the rules I find most annoying about Belmont's policies, I got a kick out of enforcing it. Ha! Ninja kick!

Also, I had M83 blarring when the assistant came in today. I think he might have been weirded out by the dramatic spoken word part.


P.S. I was looking through amazon.com for some ideas on what to read next, and I keep coming across used books for $0.01. I'm tempted to buy these things, yet I don't quite believe that they're only a cent. I bet I'd get screwed on the shipping costs.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Big Sigh.

I believe that I am the most bored person in the world right now. Yes, even you, reader of my blog, if you do exist. I am more bored than the boredom that drove you to read this. Squared.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005


I hate you, stupid weather alarm thing that goes off every 5 minutes that sits above my head.


Monday, November 14, 2005


Someone else thinks Shakira sounds like Alanis Morrisette in her new single too!



Saturday, November 12, 2005

Not only are they pretty, but they're unique!

Taken from 2 sorority girls profiles....I just had to laugh.


"Today we salute you Miss Phi Mu Sister. Not only do you have the looks, brains, and glamour, but most importantly the class to back it up. Sure, frat boys may talk to other ladies, but don't worry, their only dream is to date-a-Phi Mu. With that ladybug flying high and that Phi Mu sparkle in your eye, you are every guy's dream and every girl's envy. You can party like a professional, yet still keep that frat-tastic class. And remember: There's only one thing to be...and that's a Phi Mu!!!"

"Today we salute you miss Chi O sister. Not only do you have the looks, brains, and glamour, but most importantly the class to back it up. Sure, frat boys may talk to other ladies, but don't worry, their only dream is to date-a-Chi O. With
that Owl flying high and that Chi O sparkle in your eye, you are every guy's dream and every girl's envy. You can party like a professional, yet still keep that frat-tastic class. If you're dating a Chi O, raise your hand. If you're not, raise your standards. Then crack open an ice cold Miller Lite you sexy Chi O's, and remember: There's only one thing to be... and that's a Chi O!!!!"


So, the only appreciable difference that I can determine is that Chi O's like to drink. I really hope that they both think that their little rallying cry things are unique.

Jensen Sportag/Shit Robot/The Juan MacLean/LCD Soundsystem - Exit/In

Ok....maybe an overstatement, but absolutely the best show of 2005, hands down. Sam and I were the first ones there, @ like 7:15, and doors didn't open until 8:30. Not that we really needed to get there early, the place didn't fill until around 10pm...but we were there, ready to dance. To our great disapointment, Shit Robot never made it up on stage, instead DJing from behind the sound booth. Jensen Sportag was the first live act, 2 guys with sequencers and a keytar, and despite my initial ambivalence, I really liked them by the end of the set. I'll be sure to check them out again. After a long delay, The Juan MacLean made it on stage and freaking rocked out. They had a theramin/Keytar player who was amazing, and they started out with "Tito's Way." I danced, and I danced hard. Then they launched into "Give Me Every Little Thing," and it was pretty much perfect. When the bass and drums dropped in, it was life affirming. They closed with an extended/awesome version of "Shining Skinned Friend." Oh, so, so good.

LCD Soundsystem made it up to the stage around 12ish, or a little after, I'm not entirely sure. When they started the beat to "Yr City's a Sucker," I started smiling, and that smile never left my face the entire night. James Murphey is an intense frontman, and he commanded the audience's attention throughout the whole show. They played everything I wanted them to play, with a sped up "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" being the highlight for me, as the crowd went apeshit over it. "Losing My Edge" was good, but I think that he's probably tired of playing it...he did a fun adlib about verses and choruses in it, so the variation was good. "Tribulations" kicked ass too, a song I never wanted to end. The encore song was something I'd never heard before, probably a new song, but it was much more guitar/rock based, so it'll be interesting if that's the direction their going in for the next album.

Anyways, a freaking great show. I'm still dancing.


Thursday, November 10, 2005


There is a golden plunger that has taken residence next to the air conditioner @ RCA B. I'm growing fond of it, really.

Obligatory Thursday Work Post...

Today sucks. But tomorrow I will be dancing to LCD Soundsystem. Boo yah.


Thursday, November 03, 2005

So maybe we did find David Gresham...

So I haven't mentioned this in a while, but I'm part of an awesome writing group on Tuesday nights, and we publish our stuff on a blog (http://paxford.blogspot.com), which I recommend anyone reading this blog go to immediately to read things of actual value. Check it out!

Dear Werther's Original Candies...

I love you.