“Running starts will only get you faster to the place that will make you say ouch.” – Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer
Breathe. Just breathe. Thank God for another day on this spinning globe of death and destruction. I had a wonderful day off with Ronee. We watched School Of Rock, which we both enjoyed. It was nice to laugh.
We also did some shopping at Target. ha Only 1,000 more Kicks buttons to go and I will be liberated from my latest button job. Yowza. I’m coming up on 1 year living in New Jersey and 4 years of knowing Ronee. Where does the time go? My grandma is about to celebrate her 80th birthday. She’s been around for 45 more years than me. She must be REALLY tired. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I just mean that I’m 35 and I’m already exhausted. By the time I’m 80 (like I’m going to make it that far) I can’t imagine being able to even get out of bed. This storm came in earlier today. The clouds were some of the blackest I have ever seen. It was pretty menacing.
I’m looking forward to The Day After Tomorrow movie coming out Memorial Day weekend. I’m a sucker for those CGI eye candy death and destruction apocalyptic movies.
I cannot stop listening to Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer. Their CD makes me really happy. You should check it out if you like happy music sometimes like I do.
I just finished watching the movie Hard Core Logo. It’s a fake documentary about a reunion tour of this Canadian punk band. It was pretty funny. If you have ever been in a touring band you will relate to some of the stuff in it. It had a shocking ending.
I need to start reading again. I have so many books to still read. Work has been lame the last 2 days due to the rain. We can’t do our rounds like normal when it rains and the hours drag on and on and on. Well, that’s about it from my corner of the universe. Peace.
Here it is, another Wednesday. I have been fighting off getting sick for several weeks now and I’m getting tired of it. Either get sick or don’t. Don’t leave me in limbo like this, body. Not sick, not well. Blech. The worst part is that it makes me grumpy and not my usual friendly, cheerful self. I hate that.
I finished wathing the Minor Threat DVD 2 nights ago. I never fully realized from listening to the discography CD what great musicians they were. (Brian Baker aside, who was my guitar hero from Dag Nasty.) It was so weird to realize that those shows took place 20 some years ago. It made me feel old. Been listening to “Glowfighter” this morning, the new demo by Nick from Element 101 (drums). Cool stuff. I have more CD’s in a pile on my desk sent to me from people I have to get to.
I have to confess I’ve been very phobic lately about anything having to do with mu$ic bu$ine$$. I L-O-V-E music. But somehow every time somebody sends me something it’s with the attached hope that I will “pass it along” to someone or whatever. And I just can’t support feeding this young starving musicians to the sharks. And (with my humble apologies to my few faithful friends in the bu$ine$$ of music who try to have integrity in spite of the odds against it) that’s what it is. If you drove to the end of a road where there was a bridge and saw the bridge was out would you let other cars drive down the road even though you know it would lead to their death? I didn’t think so. I suppose I’m being a bit over dramatic about all this. But after 10+ years in the mu$ic bu$ine$$ I really could not recommend to anybody to sign their life away to one of these big record companie$. Independent is the way to go. There are some good labels like Dischord, Fat Wreck, etc. who have stayed true to the music and to musicians. It is so much easier these days to press your own CD’s, do your own merch, run your own website. It is far better to do it yourself and be the captain of your own ship. OK…I’m rambling and I’m going to be late for work. Have a nice day.
I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t fish. I don’t hunt. I don’t like sports. I don’t eat meat. What kind of a man am I anyway?
I just finished watching the movie “24 Hour Party People”. It was an interesting journey through the Manchester, England music scene (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays). I thought it was well done and pretty funny in parts.
Today was my day off. I spent most of it driving around Cape May, The Villas, Lower Township, etc. I went about the shops in Cape May and had some mint chip ice cream on a sugar cone. Yum. I also got some shopping done for household necessities and food shopping (as they call grocery shopping here in New Jersey).
I’m not really ready to go back to work tomorrow. But it will be waiting for me anyway. Things are going pretty good. Working 20 straight days in a row was rough. I don’t think I want to do that again any time soon. My blood pressure, miraculously, was at an all time low when I checked it today. I guess that Lipitor I am taking to control my high cholesterol in combination with my Lotrel for my high blood pressure is finally doing the trick. Or maybe it’s all the walking I’ve been doing at work. I know it’s not my diet because I’ve been eating WAY too much crap food lately.
I had another death panic attack today. I hate it when I have those. I start thinking about my life ending or dying or life as I know it not continuing on and I freak. Ah well. That’s the way it goes.
I’ve been enjoying the latest “Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer” CD I got from Interpunk.com as well as the new Descendents disc. Looking forward to hopefully seeing Ronee this Sunday.
I just finished working my 18 day in a row without a day off. I think I’m getting a little loopy. Ha. I went hog wild this went and bought a bunch of DVD’s including Minor Threat Live, the new Rollins spoken word DVD, No Doubt “Rock Steady” Live (which I’m watching right now), Apollo 13 (DTS), Jurassic Park (DTS), Panic Room and Alien (Special Edition). I’ve been enjoying those.
I have to confess something shocking. I love a lot of romantic comedies. I know it’s very un-macho, un-punk, etc. But I don’t care. I just got choked up watching “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I guess I’m just a big romantic softie. Damn. How did that happen? I can’t hide from the truth. Love me or leave me, America.
I’m still in the middle of making 4,000 Kicks buttons for TVT. It feels like I will never finish them. Oi! How are you doing?
I think that pretty soon people are going to start calling me “Bad Luck Bill”.
In the span of a week I…
1. Hit my forehead on a low doorway and almost knocked myself out cold.
2. I pushed a big bucket of water in the water park which dumped water on myself and my co-worker. And finally today…
3. We got our new golf cart in today after 6 weeks of waiting and I got a piece of glass in the tire while I was driving it and got a flat. AM I SMOOTH OR WHAT?!?
This reminds me of the time when I was in the Army in Germany and in the span of a week I…
1. Crashed the commanders vehicle (I was his driver) after I hit a road covered with ice.
2. Caught Chicken Pox AT THE HOSPITAL while I was being checked out for internal injuries from the accient.
3. After being sent back to the barracks from the hospital I was out skateboarding on the half pipe out back and fell and fractured my wrist. That’s right…the hospital 3 times in a week. Good times.
So…if my girlfriend is right and bad things come in 3′s I should be all good to go for a while now. Ronee is driving down right now and should be here soon. It will be nice to see her. Maybe she can cheer things up!