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|Monday, August 24th, 2009|
|Adventures in the woods of METAL
Friday night I went to Danelectro's with Charlie to see Carolyn Wonderland, and while we were outside waiting for her to start, some dude comes up to us and starts trying to make conversation. The problem was that he was really damn high, so he was just saying ridiculous shit, he told us he didn't really know anyone there cause he was from the woods, the woods of metal. We kinda laughed until it sounded like the show was about to start and then we went inside.
On saturday, we went to hang with Brady and jam. We were already planning on going to Austin, but he told us Carolyn was gonna be playing again, so we decided that's who we should see. We left Brady at his house and picked up Eric Johnson, and hauled ass to Austin. We got there around 10, and Carolyn had already finished her set, but we saw the other bands, and they were alright. Then we came back to Houston, and that's where the real fun was. We made jokes about a town called Bastrop being in the woods of metal for 30 minutes or so, and stopped at a couple convenience stores along the way back and probably seemed retarded/high. We made it back to jackie's around 5 AM sunday, and slept until about noon. Best fucking road trip ever, and I'm going back to Austin this coming saturday, mucho excited.
|Monday, July 27th, 2009|
Dude my house got robbed yesterday and today my girlfriend broke up with me while I was at work, I don't even want to think about what tomorrow's gonna be like.
(I hope I die:)
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
|om nom Mars Volta, as well as how my life's been
So last friday I was chilling with Charlie on the roof at Jackie's, and we noticed that there was a party at the house across the street. So we decided it'd be kinda funny to start playing obscene songs when we saw people outside. We brought his guitar on the roof and when I saw a guy walk outside I started playing first of may. I got a little bit into it and then the guy told us that we were welcome at his party, it was his birthday, and that they had booze. So we went over and got our drink on and it was fucking awesome. Neither of us had ever met a single person at the party, we were getting drunk with complete strangers. Then we went to ihop and ate a shitload of pancakes. All in all, it was a pretty damn rad night.
The new Mars Volta album came out on tuesday. It is damn good. It's softer than their other albums which is cool.
Work has been good. I got my first paycheck on friday and I'm fixin to get paid again tomorrow, I think I'm gonna start shopping for a new guitar soon.
|Monday, May 4th, 2009|
You know what's awesome? Sitting in front of a computer at 230 in the morning drinking stolen tazo tea and not working on an easy english project just cause you don't feel like it. jk, fuck that. But prom was pretty sweet, I felt a little bit uncomfortable at times just cause I really dig the girl I took, but other than fleeting moments of emo feelings everything was pretty rad. It's kinda nice to be writing down my feelings again, I've been experiencing most of the basic emotions lately, plenty of anger and sadness but also a good deal of happiness. I think I'm steadily getting better at coping with unhappiness, and realizing that even though I have a lot of desires that will never be fulfilled, I can still enjoy other aspects of life.
Friday a week ago I played a show in a small bar/restaurant at 11 pm to 20 people or less. It was incredible, even though there were so few people to see it. By the end, there were no more than 10 people watching, and our last song was definitely the best. Basically, it was a blast, and I'm looking forward to playing more shows. Hopefully we'll get a better turnout next time.
|Friday, April 24th, 2009|
|Sunday, April 19th, 2009|
Damn I've had a good weekend! So I was at a motel yesterday, and around 3 AM, I started vomiting. I drank some water after brushing my teeth, and about 20 minutes later I threw that up. I finally stopped trying to drink water after about 530, and my dad woke me up around 9. I tried to get up, but couldn't. I had a little more water, and threw up again. There was a clinic next to the hotel, so I went over there, and they concluded that I was dehydrated, so they put 3 liters of water in me with an IV. I felt pretty fucking awful between then and around noon today, and then I played a show. I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the show, and messed up a lot too. Charlie broke a string in the 3rd song. Basically, most of what could have gone wrong did.
|Monday, April 13th, 2009|
I hope that when I die it's in a cool way.
My life has been continuing, I should hope that some people find this disappointing.
I've been trying to write more music, I haven't been too successful.
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
|Monday, February 23rd, 2009|
This weekend was crazy as balls. My parents went out of town early in the morning on thursday, so I haven't done shit since then. Charlie stayed over on thursday night and we took some pictures around the city. On friday we were joined by Eric Johnson and then later Bacchus Doublefuck for a very small amount of jamming, I passed out around 1230 and got up at 130 on saturday. Bacchus was gone by then, but Charlie and Eric were not, so we watched metalocalypse until we needed to get Charlie's stuff for youth sound. I went to hang out with Mari that night, and we stayed out till about midnight doing absolutely useless. Yesterday, I got up at 1, Charlie called me while I was still standing around in my boxers and asked if I wanted to hang out, so I ate a little and then picked him up at his father's house. We went to have tea with Mari, and then chilled at my house for a while. We left around 7 to hang around town while we waited for his friend Rachel to be ready to go hang out, since she had to wait for her parents to go to sleep. We picked her up at midnight, and dropped her off around 330 this morning. We got up a couple hours later and were both exhausted. It was a damn good weekend.
|Thursday, January 1st, 2009|
I've been trying to write a post for ages with no success, so I'm just gonna do a little retrospective on 2008.
I went through the whole year without recording any music, which I am very unhappy about. However, I did manage to play a relatively successful set at the talent show, which was fun, and we got a lot of complements, some of which I believe were sincere.
I discovered two new bands that kicked the hell out of my brain, Opeth and Porcupine Tree, and revitalized my love of metal. I also discovered how awesome Bob Dylan is. One night, I listened to one Porcupine Tree album 3 times, along with another on of their albums once, while I was supposed to be writing an essay.
I saw Iron Maiden, without a doubt the best show of my life. They played Revelations, which was one of the few moments in my life that comes close to the first time I heard Maiden, in short it was fucking amazing.
I got over females a lot faster than I used to, and with a lot less of the emotions that usually go with that process, and I am glad about that.
I turned 18 and got a tattoo.
I continued to keep my drug use very much under control, a fact I am somewhat proud of.
I gave a ride to 3 really drunk girls that I didn't know, and that was a fucking ridiculous experience.
I wrote a new song that is really fucked but I'm still pretty proud of it. It needs work, but I really love it.
I got to know some people better, let some friendships go, and started spending more time with some old friends.
I started a really stupid "comedy blog" I guess you'd call it, and managed to make some people laugh with my offensive and inane ramblings.
I think I'm pretty happy with the year overall. There are of course parts that sucked, but I think it was relatively successful. I feel like I'm growing up, I don't think I'm that piece of shit I was in freshman year anymore, I have definitely gotten a lot better at self-control in just about every aspect. Anyway, here's hoping 2009 kicks ass.
|Sunday, November 30th, 2008|
|Friday, November 28th, 2008|
I used to be a pretty huge Metallica fan. I had all their albums except for St. Anger, the bastard child of their discography. So when I saw that my tech guy had put their newest album on my new computer, I decided I'd give it a listen, I'd heard the first single on the radio and I liked it enough to give the album a try in spite of their more recent lackluster efforts. I actually started off thinking I might really enjoy it, it has gotten some good reviews, everybody says it does its best to go back to how they were in the 80's, and that it does a good job. Well everybody lies. The album is certainly better than St. Anger, but you'd hardly recognize them as the band that recorded Master of Puppets. Not that it's a horrible album, and I understand that it's hard to follow one of the defining albums of thrash metal, but I really think that Metallica could have done better. The big problem with this album is the length of the songs, just about every song is 3 minutes too long, if not more than that, and I regularly enjoy songs that are 10 minutes long or longer. They just get repetitive. They recorded songs that were as long as the ones from the 80's, but they don't have the dynamics of their old songs, they just bash one or two riffs for 8 minutes, and it gets tiring. It's disappointing to see a band I used to love so much lose what made them so great.
Music rant is over, and I am tired, happy thanksgiving motherfuckers.
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2008|
I recently had a really interesting conversation beauty and its impermanence. Said conversation happened at 1:30 in the morning at the travis elementary park while looking at the sky, and I think it was one of the more agreeable experiences I've had in my life. It occurred to me that beauty is almost inherently impermanent, since the most beautiful things tend to be those that cannot last, like the clouds in the sky early in the morning. Many beautiful things tend to be that way partially due to the way one experiences them, and are usually things that will either change relatively quickly, or things that one cannot perceive in the same way again. I might be full of crap, but it seems pretty deep to me.
|Thursday, November 13th, 2008|
I haven't posted in a while. Now I have.
|Wednesday, October 8th, 2008|
Man, it would be so cool if everything just worked out perfectly all the time.
|Monday, October 6th, 2008|
|Do you, Mr. Jones?
I have been really content lately. It's really nice, I haven't been worrying nearly as much as I usually do, I'm really enjoying life right now. Hooray!
|Saturday, September 27th, 2008|
I have a tattoo now. I like it.
|Wednesday, September 24th, 2008|
Chances are, if you're reading this, you already know that I'm kind of a wreck. I've got some stress issues, some residual emo left over from 8th and 9th grade, and the most brutally fucking masochistic subconscious ever. I think I just needed to write that. I'd like to write more, but I'm really fucking tired. Wanna go to Agora later today?
|Sunday, September 7th, 2008|
I just wrote something new. That is such a fantastic feeling, I haven't really written anything good in a long time. I really like the way it feels, it's just two chords and some vocal melody, most of which is so far improv, but I am so happy. I'm not sure if I should try to write a lead guitar part or just start recording and use whatever I play as the official guitar melody. I think I'm going to record it tomorrow, and maybe some other stuff. Maybe I'll even put some of it on the myspace. I am very excited.
On thursday I bought 2 cds: John Mayer's Continuum, and Dir en grey's Withering to death. I listened to the John Mayer first, because I felt like something peaceful that day, and I love it. I am just now starting to listen to the Dir en grey and I really like it. They're a Japanese metal band. It's a little bit metalcore, but they mix that with enough of a proggy sound that any core-ish vibes are done very well. I haven't listened to it all the way through yet, but so far it is a very interesting, very heavy album with lyrics that I cannot understand.