Friday, January 30, 2009
Read it Alllllll
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is a video of Pete Townshend smashing his guitar. I can't stand when artists do this. Carlos Santana has never tried it and says, "I'll sacrifice other things, but not my guitar." That statement is dead on. Why would you want to ruin something that has been with you through so much! Rehearsals, concerts, recordings... My guitar is special to me (it was the last blue sparkle one left in the country, yknow!) I get upset if I bump it into the wall. I'm sure it adds to the fact that I don't have millions of dollars to buy endless amounts of guitars, but still. Especially for famous guitarists...this magnificient instrument got you to where you are today! If it weren't for the guitar where would you be? (Probably playing something else like the ukelele but that's a different story....)And the thanks you give it is to smash it on the floor into smithereens just for 30 seconds of an adrenaline rush?
I was at a Maroon 5 concert last summer. It was fabulous of course. Adam Levine was looking good, paying homage to the acoustic guitar by sporting a tattoo of one on his forearm. Well, I guess he doesn't like the electric kind too much because at the end of the set he starts smashing one! I was outraged! What the HECK!? That immediately made me like him less (crazy, I know).
After he was finished making himself look like an idiot and the poor guitar was more dead than roadkill, he went on to hand what was left of the guitar to an elated fan in the front row. I have to admit, I did feel a twinge of jealousy that I was only 5 rows behind her and didn't get it myself...but would I really want a destructed, pathetic pile of wood, plastic, and steel? How sad.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is what an article on MSNBC revealed....
“A name is a name,” Heath Campbell said last December.
Jeanne Coverdale, the kid’s aunt, offered an analogy to people who feel the names are in bad taste.
“What about tomorrow night when the President of the United States stands up and say, is forced to say, my name is Barack Hussein Obama. How’s that going to hit the world?” Coverdale said. "I'm saying the one with the middle name he has, was a terrorist.”
Coverdale says it’s “no different” than having a name like Adolf Hitler.
Deborah insists they are not part of the Aryan Nation or fans of what Hitler is famous for and said the swastika tattoo her husband displays on his arm is simply art.
Read the whole article here
The aunt is saying that Hussein was a terrorist so people will react negatively to the name...but it's fine to name your kid Adolph Hitler- Makes perfect sense. I just hope the kid can get his name changed somehow before it ruins his life.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
So I'm driving home from work. Should be an easy task, right? No way. The morons on the road drive me crazy! Didn't they take driving lessons? I need to vent for just a minute on this topic...Let me preface this by saying no, I'm not always in a HUGE rush but c'mon- Why take 30 minutes to get home when it should actually take only a measly 15? First of all, people, there is a turning lane for a reason. You pull up into the intersection, wait for your chance to go, and do it! Go! Drive! Why do you feel the need to sit behind the line when the light is green? It will take all day. You will never get through the light, and neither will anyone behind you so take the plunge and turnnnnn. Speaking of turning...why do people feel the need to bring their car into a huge half circle when making a right? You aren't pulling a tractor trailer. You don' t need to make sure that the back end of your car doesn't swing out wildly into traffic if you don't give the curb an extra 30 feet of space before you approach it. It won't.
However, what will wildly approach you, is another vehicle if you're trying to get into the passing lane on the highway. They will see your turn signal, realize you're trying to pass the little old man going 15 mph on the highway, and say "Hellllll no, you aren't getting in front of me, buddy!" All because you didn't want to get stuck behind the little old man. But now you're done for because Mr. Hell No is going to speed up so you can't do anything. You're trapped. Now you're stuck behind both Mr. Hell No and Little Old Man! So Little Old Man finally rolls down the exit ramp and you are free. Freedom awaits- you're no longer stuck! But you aren't supposed to pass someone in the right lane and Mr. Hell No is just itching for a race. Can't you just drive in peace? " Leave me alone!" you scream in your car. But it won't end, and that nutcase will be going to the same destination you are - 2 hours away.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So Today is International Beatles Freak Day! Take a look at the holiday's website.
In honor of the fabulous day I've created a little story. It's kinda corny, but was fun to write- Enjoy!
Good Morning Good Morning!
Yes It Is but Tell Me Why you woke me from my Golden Slumbers? It was a Hard Day’s Night! I worked like a dog!
I Should’ve Known Better. I thought the Two Of Us could walk The Long And Winding Road to the shoppe. I think it’ll be fun In Spite of All the Danger!
I’ve Got a Feeling I don’t have a choice.
So how are you doing today?
I Feel Fine. Lend Me Your Comb so I can get ready. And can you give me some Help! I can’t find my other Old Brown Shoe.
Sure no problem.
-Ahh! What was that!? I’ve Just Seen a Face!
Oh, it’s just Michelle. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.
How peculiar. Natural occurrence though, I suppose. Can’t we just Drive My Car to the shoppe?
So what’s new? How is Julia?
Well, I told her ‘I wanna Be Your Man’ and she said Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby and walked away. I Just Don’t Understand. I thought I was a good guy So How Come No One Loves Me?
Cheer up, I know She Loves You. But what do you expect? She’s A Woman. Why don’t you ask a female for advice? Your Mother Should Know something about her own kind.
That’s a good idea. Hey! Slow Down you Little Child! You Can’t Do That! Wow…can you believe kids these days? Running around with the old Fool On the Hill’s dentures. I hope When I’m Sixty Four my grandchildren behave better than that.
Gee, Penny Lane sure is long. Took a good half hour to get to the shoppe. Say, can I borrow a fiver for this notepad? I need it real bad.
You didn’t bring any Money??
Oh c’mon. You Never Give Me Your Money. It’s gonna burn a hole in your pocket. Oh! I need some Cayenne pepper. I almost forgot. Fine, here’s five bucks but next time I’m not coming if you’re gonna ask me for dough, know what I Mean Mr. Mustard? Ooh what’s this….
Will you Let It Be already? I’m So Tired and When I Get Home I have to sleep Because tomorrow is a very special day! International Beatles Freak Day!
Didn’t you tell me The Night Before that it was Yesterday?
No I didn’t…but anyway, you have to rest too, because it won’t just be This Boy that’s wearing a mop top wig – You, me, and Beatles fans from Across The Universe will be celebrating!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Decoding the Mind of a Genius (DVD)
If you’ve ever associated the words crazy, weird, or just plain strange with Salvador Dali, you’re not alone. The opening image of The Dali Dimension shows the famous painter throwing paint-filled eggs at a canvas while standing in a huge egg-shaped structure. However, this documentary proves that Dali was not only far from a crazy person; he bordered more along the lines of an eccentric genius.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sex Offender Wins Raffle for Abuse Victim Charity
Sunday, January 11, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A convicted sex offender won a $500,000 Alaska raffle that was a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that helps victims of sexual abuse.
Alec Ahsoak of Anchorage, 53, came forward Saturday to collect his prize.
The state sex offender registry lists Ahsoak as convicted of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 1993 and one count in 2000.
The raffle drawing was Friday night.
State law says all games of chance must benefit a charity. The designated beneficiary for the half-million dollar raffle was Standing Together Against Rape, or STAR.
Ahsoak says he plans to use the money to buy a home and to improve his life. He tells KTUU-TV he will donate $100,000 to STAR.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
New Year. New Blog. It is my umpteenth attempt at having some sort of identity on the Internet besides Myspace or Facebook. I've been trying to make websites since probably the age of 13. I struggled with the html codes for hours until I finally had 3 things on my webpage- victory!
Now, you copy and paste one huge code and *poof* your page is instantly transformed into a beautiful work of art. No work needed on your part at all. I must've started up 5 different blog pages in the past just to lose interest within a week.
But it feels better because I already have something on my blog to get me started. My music reviews. It's a lot easier to continue something once it's already started (as obvious as that sounds). So here is my "introduction" to my blog. I'm excited to have it and keep it going this time :)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Memories
Sweetmeat and the Silverfish
Out of Nowhere
If you like bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Mae, and Paramore, then you will probably enjoy The Shoreline’s debut album, Out of Nowhere. By the second and third listen of the CD, the hint of sameness fades away and it is easier to pick out different elements in the music and lyrics. Singer Jose Solorzano’s voice can sound grungy, at times nasally, and sometimes reminiscent in both sound and style of Coheed & Cambria lead singer Claudio Sanchez, though not as high-pitched.