Friday, October 27, 2006


I hate cooking almost as much as Bush! (George). So, in an effort to remedy this painful ordeal and remarkably, to save myself money, I have just enrolled in the Nutrasytem food delivery thingy. They delivery me food--breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and I give them money.

I am very interested to see how this turns out.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Amazing Album

I picked up Muse's Black Holes and Revelations a few months ago. This album is damn amazing. It's my best pick for 2006 right now.

Although Absolution was great, it shared a common problem with their previous albums in sounding too similar overall. This time around they keep you guessing as the jump from track to track, yet somehow manage to make it sound cohessive.

To me it sounds like a weird Space/Pop concept album although they were not intending it to be concept. But...the damn thing is just brilliant. The lyrics are scathing with some serious political slants and as always, they just bowl you over with the music.

Check out this album now. Let me know what you think.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Car Troubles

Man, my car stalled out today.

That's happened to me before in a different car, but I feel sad because this is the first time my beautiful little Toyota has betrayed my trust.

I always feel like such an idiot when things like that happened. I threw on my hazards and took out the manual to see what I could do. Of course I wasn't thinking too well so I just dropped the manual and flipped open the hood.

My engine coolant was basically empty so I high-tailed it to a gas station I saw nearby and shelled out a few bucks for some anti-freeze. I filled 'er up and to my surprise...she started without a hitch.

What had previously transpired is that my car lost all acceleration while driving on a highway, then regained it after a couple of seconds. When I pulled up to the next light it started puttgering, then gave out. Although I could restart the car, I got absolutely no power. Luckily my car is very small so I was able to push it to the side of the road across the intersection into a seldom-used frontage road right-turn lane and took my expedited trip to the gas station.

Not a terrifying experience, but I wish I knew more about cars. Ah well, what can you do?

Play on!


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Coheed and Cambria

I bought Coheed and Cambria's new CD today because I've always liked the lead singers voice. It kind of reminded me of the lead singer from the Mars Volta and I dig that band so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm not exactly sure what I think at this point. It's a weird blend of sort of eighties guitar influence, but I still very much dig the lead singer's voice. The lyrics aren't amazing, but at least they're not always blundering into areas of retread or excpected cliches.

I'm gonna have to keep appears to be somewhat of a concept album.



Monday, February 27, 2006

Music Listening

Lately I've been listening mostly to The Velvet Teen's The Fierce Parade. It is a great album, though it does slow down a little towards the end. But the first 2/3 of that album is just amazing. Please check it out.

Also, I've been thinking of turning my Myspace acccount into music account and throwing some of my own music up there. Whatcha think? Ah well...we shall see.


Tuesday, January 31, 2006

2nd guitar

I just got my second guitar back from being fixed. I've got a name for my other guitar (Jessica), but not one for this one. I really should come up with a name for it, but all my attempts have been lame and full of failure. But I shall endeavor to come up with one. But the way, it is a Soapbar II by PRS. If you can come up with something, just leave me a post, I would greatly appreciate it.


Monday, January 16, 2006

Hernia Sandwich

I just had my hernia surgery today and it was great fun. I'm in a little bit of pain but nothing too bad. I've got this little ball of pain killing that runs in a little tube through the incision point. It keeps the pain down.

The surgery went very smoothly I guess and was right around two hours. Had to go in at 6am though, so that kind of sucked. But... survived and all is well.


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Jessica's Surgery

I picked up Jessica (my Peavey guitar) today from Hoffman Guitar. They said they couldn't find anything wrong with it though they adjusted the pickups and when I picked it up, it sounded a helluvalot better to for 31 bucks I was fine with the tone improvement.

I also dropped off my PRS Soapbox II and am getting a setup done on that. Also, the G-string kept detuning during shows and that was getting pretty annoying so they're going to check into that.

Only one day left of work until I have 11 off in a row. Yippeekayeaah! Brokeback.


Sunday, January 08, 2006

Surgery Coming Up

I've got a damn hernia. Yippecayay!
Surgery is a week from Monday and actually I'm very excited because I've got a week off of work because of it. Many video games will be played, but I'm also happy 'cuz I'm finally gonna set up my home studio again and throw down some tracks. Hopefully much music will be written too.

My poor little guitar Jessica" is going into the shop because something's wrong with the high-end pickup. It's very tinny and very little is being picked up by the...well...pickup. Boo hoo. So...that's about it.

Oh Yeah, I've been listening to an assload of Jeff Buckley lately. That always happens to me. I just go through a phase. Been listening a lot to The Mystery White Boy tour CD and the 2nd CD of Sweetheart. I love New Year's Prayer. Man, we were so robbed! That record that he was working on was going to be amazing. I can just feel it. Most of the tracks aren't done--they're not developed fully, but he was pushing at his sonic boundraries and moving forward at a startling pace. Makes me sad. But...hey, if I die and go to heaven, I hope he'll be there with like a hundred CD's for me to go through. Well...I can keep wishing anyway...not that I want to die any time soon, but...urgghhh...I sense the onset of babbling...must go.