Archive for January, 2003

Monday – January 27, 2003

Monday, January 27th, 2003


Saturday, January 25, 2003

Saturday, January 25th, 2003

sorry, been
slack.  i’ve been working on this site, but you cant see what ive done yet.
been propagating gigs.  have a show tonight in wake forest, me and mercy.
come see us.  at philly bistro.  cept i dont think its called philly
bistro anymore.  white street cafe or something like that.  anyway,
thats tonight.  7:30 pm or something around there.  i’m working on
packing up now, just wanted to stop in and say hi and to say stay tuned

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Wednesday, January 15th, 2003

Check out this
great artist on the abs-gallery,
.  The Crystal Masterpiece is my personal favorite.  i
have noticed recently my fat cat’s ears are on crooked.  my fav band
10,000 maniacs is regrouping.
new singer and new guitarist.  awesome.  but i’ll miss mary too.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Tuesday, January 14th, 2003

and the hits keep
coming.  Cirque du Soleil will
be coming to my area in March.  Another show i thought I may never see.
I originally saw a recording of one of their shows at my good friend Scott’s
house.  Very odd stuff, but i’m odd and Scott may be even odder so i liked
it.  To say it’s a circus is a grand understatement.  It’s performance
art with talent.  I was going to finally see them.  In Disney World a
few years ago.  I had reservations.  Front row even!  but alas
the plans crumbled along with the then relationship.  There is a permanent
show in Las Vegas from my understanding.  Now, there is a permanent show in
Disney World too.  but, in March, they’ll be coming to town so i’ll be
there.  just some random links to keep you busy.  at what point will
the entire bible be found written on
stone tablets?  A
new sea may be forming in
.  Should the US
negotiate with North
Korea?  Ever seen a

60 foot lava lamp
?  I’ve always wanted to get a bunch of friends to
drive down the interstate with me side by side at exactly the speed limit to
block all the speeders.  Problem is all of my friends are the speeders.
Now, looks like the cops will
do it for me.
There’s not much paraphrasing i can do to this,

so here’s it
:  “A Russian man who murdered his friend in a drunken
argument and then minced and flavored his body for a meal, was jailed for 12
years..”  Only thing i can say is 12 years?  Supreme court justice
says screw the
, there’s too much separation between church and state.
Conspiracy time?  Who you gonna believe,
The Register or
RIAA?  it’s ok, i
just heard from Andrew from The Register,
he says stay tuned. so be sure to keep checking the Reg. This girl wants some
money so she can get implants.  I
told her i thought they looked just fine already.  let her know what you
think.  But of course, you cant have one without the other.  So,
here’s the guy who wants a wanker job.
I told him he’d be better off putting his pants back on.
the US government (military
no doubt) is now fighting
war with spam
.  The computer company I work for
has no recycling program
at all, save for me taking the plastic bottles and aluminum cans home each week
for me to recycle.  Do you believe aliens exist?  Ward off those evil
aliens with the official no
aliens sticker
.   courtesy of my good friend Marshall.
Thanks dude.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

Its all about time.
you weren’t here before and you aren’t here now.  you cant just come back
and expect me to greet you nicely.  your coolness doesn’t impress me.
your horoscope was wrong.  that collage was too big.  ahh well.
the warehouse of love.  chewing on dried beer droppings isn’t tasteful.
the windows are open.  unusual is so usual here. the picture is too dark.
this place doesn’t have a river sky line.  red leopard prints decorate my
bed.  i meant to say yes.  mischievous people aren’t shy.  it
hangs out too much.  this crazy life.  its started back again.
slowing me down.  giving me headaches.  your eyes don’t comfort me
anymore.  i don’t have anything to say.  it doesn’t take much anymore.
i’m so negative.

Some of my favorite bands are
10,000 Maniacs,
Crash Test Dummies,
They Might Be Giants,
Indigo Girls
, Jewel,
Tori Amos,
Sarah McLaughlin,  (uh,
they’re a she, not a band), and I have personally seen every one of them in
concert.  Many of these bands are artists i never thought i would actually
see live.  It was so surreal to me to see especially 10,000 maniacs as they
are one of my all time favorite groups.  And they are so unknown and
obscure, everyone says they’ve heard of them but can’t name a single song by
them.  Tori Amos is also extremely unknown.  However, her new album is
#2 for college style radio air play.  I like unpopular music.  Another
of my favorite bands is Toad The Wet
.  And since they broke up, I never thought I’d get the chance
to see them in concert.  But, now my dream has been realized.  Don’t
know why they decided to, but they’ve chosen to get together again and put a few
more shows on the road.  March 8, 2003 I will finally be going to see them,
at what will more than likely be one of their last concerts.  It’s in
Myrtle Beach, SC at the House Of Blues so i’ve
got a nice little road trip ahead of me to look forward to.  I particularly
remember the first time i really took notice of Toad.  I was sitting in my
car in the parking lot of the Highway Patrol in Henderson, NC.  Listing to
WRDU 106 on the radio.  I was waiting for someone.  and they played
this great song by them, in fact it just so happens to be the very song i’m
listening to now.  Fall Down.  isn’t that a coincidence?  No, i
didn’t time it that way.  I have 5 of their CD’s in my cd player and have
it playing through them randomly.  So i heard the song and thought wow what
a great song, and they said who it was at the end of the song which they rarely
do anymore.  I took mention of it and went out and got one of their CD’s.
Then i realized I had heard several other of their songs on the radio before,
just never realized it was the same group.  And I’m sure you’ve heard them
too if you’d check them out sometime.

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Wednesday, January 8th, 2003

So, there’s
this great band called Down By
appearing at The Cave on
February 7th 2003.  My good friend
Pretzelboy is in the band.
Be sure to pay them a visit!  Speaking of upcoming shows, don’t forget
Groovelily is coming to
The Six String Cafe and Music Hall
January 30, 2003.    I hope
those links work, my internet’s running slow right now.  maybe because i’m
downloading a bunch of stuff.  Speaking of downloading a bunch of stuff,
want to see what i’m downloading?  Today I found
great Chinese site
with pics from cosplay’s there.  What is cosplay?
People dressing up and playing the role of a character from usually an anime
series or video game.  This is usually done at anime conventions.
Anime usually coming from Japan, this site is in China.  However, in the
background I noticed the Tokyo Dome.  That’s where some great artists like
Ayumi Hamasaki have performed huge concerts.  Anyway, they also have some
great wallpapers and music from different games and series if your adventurous
enough to navigate the site without knowing the language.  If you think
that kind of stuff doesn’t happen here, think again.  Check out my links to
Con Reports.  Right now it’s located on the left hand side of the screen.
It’s got pictures i’ve taken from the local cons i’ve been to.  Next one
extremely local to me is Animazement,
in Durham, North Carolina from May 23 to May 25 2003.  These events are
24/7 so be sure to get a 3 day pass and a hotel room.

In other
news, I received an Xbox for Christmas from my Mom.  Thanks mom.  and
the other day, i finally went out and bought my first game.  Shenmue II.
When I received the first Shenmue on Dreamcast, it was a new experience.
It really throws you into this other world.  It’s so realistic and
realistic doesn’t have to mean only graphically you unimaginative fools.
You can conversate with anyone.  yes, i meant to say conversate.  You
can go anywhere, enter any store.  Buy something.  doesn’t matter.
It was such a great game that I began to have dreams about it.  I was
there, in that world.  I was Ryo for a while.  and what i wouldn’t
give to kick Ryo in the balls and tell him to ask Nazomi out.   its
obvious they like each other.  She’s extremely interested, but he just
blows her off.  he’s not apparent at all, until the very end – if you call
Nazomi just before she leaves town, he almost spills the beans.  Anyway,
Shenmue II takes the step much further.  You enter into this new world,
(you’ve just arrived in Hong  Kong) and there are so many people there.
You exit the boat and can wander the harbor, the streets and what not.
Talk to anyone.  See anything.  So much going on.   People
say the game is no better on Xbox than on the Dreamcast version and that’s just
crazy.  Even though the Dreamcast Shenmue I was very technologically sound,
it was a step above what had been done on any console before.  Yu Suzuki
said that the game was really an experiment.  To create a new style of
game.  Put you in this world and let you go.  Live it. Walking the
streets of Shenmue II there is sooo much to see.  the shops are incredibly
detailed.  Even the signs and banners above the streets are polygonaly
amazing.  And moving 30 or so people around on the screen at once is no
small challenge.  Anyway, point is Shenmue II is awesome.  Get it.
Watch the DVD movie of Shenmue I if you didn’t play it or you will really be
lost.  Not too bad, but it wont make a whole lot of sense.  Besides,
props to Yu Suzuki, quoting here from Gamespy:
“SEGA Chief Executive
Officer Yo (edit – i think it’s Yu not Yo) Suzuki will receive a Hall of Fame
award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) during the 2003
D.I.C.E. Summit on February 27. Last year’s winner Will Wright of Maxis (edit –
Sim City hall of fame) will present the award to Suzuki, who has “not only
created some of the best video games in the world, but he has also helped
enhance awareness and appreciation of this interactive art form,” according to
AIAS President Paul Provenzano. The industry veteran is best known for the games
Outrun, Space Harrier, Shenmue, and the Virtua Fighter

moving on.  what do you do otherwise?
when the realization sets in.