It’s not like you all don’t know this happens already but, it always thought that this would never take over my life *never!* until now. *where did all those flowers go?* My “justification” for work is that I love what I am doing, it’s challenging enough to keep my interest and it feeds my pocket book…for about a week until I have to pay up on the student loans. But I have been going to some fun shit despite the fact that someone else gets a bigger cut of my work efforts.
If you haven’t seen Linkin Park in concert you should definitely go check them out. I went last month on the Family Val-Used tour on the 13th of November *yes over a month ago*. Unfortunately they played third on the line up: right after Static X and before Stained and STP. Stained and STP were well good…but that?s about it. I wasn’t impressed. I love STP’s older shit like Core but the concert was way too mellow. The Not So Silent Night show by Live 105 was way better, and this was just from listening on the radio, well I did get to roll in for a quick tour during System of the Down, which btw was fuckin awesome. A little on the mushroom punk side but they had a great energy that tore through your face and down to your skull – plus the pit was damn fun. If you don’t have a CD of there’s this is one band I would recommend. Dope site simple site too.
Most of my last days of November were figuring out where I was going to shuffle my crap to… I needed a new residence and that former crack house was not cutting it. Besides, I hate stepping on needles in the morning. Unless they are filled, that just ruins your day…
But alas the great holiday of Thanksgiving has come and before it passed that quickly I’d like to drop a few word on it. I see quite a demise is the actual ritual for Americans to give Thanks. I think this year, more than the last, would be a time were we use the holiday time to get together with the family, relatives and friends that meaning in our lives and we celebrate the gift of great life. I think the point of Thanksgiving is loosing significance because of the current American trend for greed and our lackadaisical lifestyle. All those Burger Kings and McDowells don’t help either. I wonder how many people out there actually are Thankful for what they have and realize what an amazing gift some of us have just by living in the US. It definitely could be worse.
*Thank You Tim B. for this opportunity*
So next came moving day which coincided on the same weekend as my birthday. It was not the drunken party fest you should all want but at least I don’t have needle sores anymore. It’s really true what they say: when you want to find out who your real friends are, ask them to help you move! So I’ve got three real friends. Great thanks to the other 5 – 7 assholes! No I’m not bitter. I didn’t even tell my “friends” that I was moving up three flights! Well I think I’m almost set up and it’s about NYE so that wasn’t bad eh? When we first toured this dump, they apt managers hadn’t cleaned up, so there were iron burns in the carpet all the way down to the hard floors, fish hooks in the wall for when the previous tenants were practicing their casting skills, enough beer bottles to recycle for a three family xmas dinners and more clothes, CD jewels and crap spued around the place than well my old crack house! The place cleaned up nicely. Vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and plenty of room for a music studio and XBOX competition room. Tony Hawk is gonna get his ass kicked.
Ever had the glutinous urge to eat everything on the Outback Menu? Well I just about did after the move an on my Birthday. Time to seer up my own cows now.
Another ?great? sign of the times occurred that weekend. @Home went Chapter 11, and along with that went my internet connection. Ahhh!!! Another victim of the 2001 DotBomb Boom!!! So they’ve just ripped the nipple out of my mouth and I’m fiending for my daily dose of music, gambling and porn! I actually have to go into work after hours to do personal shit but work tracks my shit (we make the software to do this) and so I’m rerouting my IP address around the servers to get by – hope they don’t mind. But hey, everyone thinks I’m just going that extra mile… Perception is a great thing… a key element to success!
Another noted activity: Club 1015, SF on Dec. 14th
I went to check out Adam Freeland. The set was dope, but not Phat as he describes. I just think it needed more funk. Too proggy. He did have some great three turn mixes. The club, however, has gone down. This may be a combination of many things. The economy, the lack of interest in clubs, because of the limited availability of great dancable music, and that the club itself has sold out to only the mass marketed MTV generation. Since 1015 has gone big, they now only attract that crowd that wants to hear Oakie, PVD or the big named trance DJs. Most of the locals have either moved on or don’t play any more. They need to rebuild their root following and the club will come back strong. Until then it will stay a mecca for meatheads and Mix CD whores.
* I just looked up at my publication…. I’ve got to stop…I’ll get to Xmas later!!!*
I want to leave you with a great shot of one of my boys, showing off the “Euro Whip” Watch and learn. If your natural pheromones don’t work, I would learn this “ritual” to pull in females of our *and anonymous* species. Females: the new pogo-stick dance seems to be a winner to! But I can’t tell which one catches the eye of the curious male, grazing by. Watch out for the camera man, dumbass….