Monday, January 30, 2006

The Whole Chicken
Tales of Turning 21

Today I turned 21. I can now do everything but rent a car and not pay ridiculous amounts for car insurance. But yeah, as far as birthdays go, it was a good one. Nothing really happened until around 5ish, when we all went out to eat at Otter's, and then somehow Tara put Blue Bell ice cream in my freezer w/o me knowing and everyone got to eat the best ice cream in the world.

Later, Mitch, Zach, Viking, Kevin, and I went to the Flying Saucer for my first legally purchased beer. The bouncer wished me a happy birthday. I bought, well I should say Mitch bought, a Grolsch, which is the beer my dad used to drink before I got conscious of what beer was and my mom made him stop for fear of my being turned in to a elementary school drunk. Not a bad choice, dad. It's from Holland and comes in sweet green bottles with a little flip top stopper. Anyways, the best part was this drunk old guy who sat across from us who would toast us randomly and tell dirty jokes. He also told me he uses Grolsch bottles to make wine with pot in it. He was hillarious.

One joke: What's the difference between erotic and kinky? If you're erotic you use a feather, but if you're kinky you use the whole chicken.

Then he said something in Polish and walked away. Amazing.


Thursday, January 26, 2006


I didn't make my bed.


Sunday, January 22, 2006


Went to All You Can Eat $4.98 w/ Tara, Ashley, Stuffy, Viking, Amanda, Lauren, and Charles. It was glorious. I ate way too much. Damn you, egg rolls.

Saw Kory absolutely kill on the keytar on Saturday, and his band still did not win the Other Showcase. What a scam. I think I want to get his band to do my project for Recording Techniques, but I don't know if they'll be free or not. Basically, they are the best musicians at Belmont, and it would be amazing.


Friday, January 20, 2006


I think this for real? If so, I think we know what I want for my birthday now.


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

That's my cousin!

My aunt sent me my little cousin Matthew's 5th grade class picture, and I was so proud of him. Why? Because he's the kid in the front row flashing the little devil horns.

Thatta boy.


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

And yes, I have been drinking...

So just when I didn't really think I needed another folky singer/songwriter in my life, I hear this song by Paul Duncan. It's pretty perfect for rainy Nashville days.

Paul Duncan - Oil In The Fields


You know what should be banned from society? Women wearing pink velour jumpsuits, anywhere and ever. Actually, jumpsuits in general. Let's just agree on this and be friends.


Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's the middle of the day, and my phone is ringing...

I've been listening to this song since break began, and it's pretty freaking awesome.

The Changes - When I Wake

First day of classes came and went, nothing too exciting.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Secret Machines

This came on randomly on my iTunes "party shuffle," and I remembered how much I loved it. Enjoy.

The Secret Machines - Sad and Lonely

P.S. Here's a link to Ben Gibbard's solo performance of (This Is) The Dream of Evan And Chan


Monday, January 09, 2006

Winter Break EP

So here's the entire creative output of my winter break, some ok, some terrible. Some songs need explaination, and all need excuses. First off, I can't sing. Most obviously in my Pedro the Lion cover intro (and countless other instances). The one called "Someday" I recorded 2 years ago, but never mixed it or anything and basically forgot about it until this break when I was looking over old files. So I mixed it, and it's pretty hillariously bad. I think I was going through a phase when I thought that alt-country was awesome and was still bitter about certain things. Of course all my songs still sorta have a crappy folksy feel to them, but that's b/c I don't rock hard at all. The "Water Kissers" song was done in my bathroom w/ my Tascam 4-track, and I have no idea what the lyrics mean. The phrase just sounded funny. Anyways, don't laugh too hard if you do download this.

Download Here
(zip file)

Track Listing:
1. After the Life Rush
2. Rivers
3. Take Me Down
4. Options
5. Oh, Right (New Years Eve)
6. Water Kissers
7. Someday


Friday, January 06, 2006

Our Girls Are Looking So Good...

And it's my last day in Columbia! Accomplished a few things on my list (I mean, we can't expect me to finish it all, right?), and didn't go insane, amazingly. Back to Nashville tomorrow, gonna see Page France w/ Sam @ the Muse, that should be a blast. Ok, enough! Sleep!


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hooray for CBS

The TV I have at home gets exactly one channel clearly, and that is CBS. So that means that I ingest a good quanity of CSI and its ilk. As I watched my doubleheader of CSI tonight, I noticed something that really started to piss me off: NO ONE EVER TURNS ON THE LIGHTS.

Am I to believe that these people live their entire lives in the dark? Like, when they go into a house, no matter what time it is, or if it's broad daylight outside, they use flashlights to look at things. Does no one realize that they can turn on LIGHTS? Electric? Florescent? Why? Why do they use flashlights? Just because someone just died doesn't mean the electric service died with them!!

And at work? ALWAYS DARK. I guess it's supposed to add to the show's mystique. But all it does is annoy me. Eff you, CSI.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006


So Tara introduced me to the concept of the "bragel," or "breakfast bagel" this past week while I was at her house. Basically, it's an egg, some bacon, and a bagel. So I decided to try it out by myself today. It seems that since I've always only made scrambled eggs, no one informed me that an egg will stick to a skillet. And it will burn. So unfortunate. Tomorrow I will correct my mistake.

Details about my trip will come soon, it was a blast. I rode a horse.