“I don’t think that’s right and I’ll tell you why….”

January 29, 2005

I believe Babel will be performing live on the psychedelia radio show, Pins Of Light (chly 101.7fm), tomorrow evening between 5 and 7 pm. I’ve heard a rumour there will be other performers as well, stealing my thunder.

Lauren now works at the bakery. She adds a whole new dimension to my bakery experience.

Bentley coughing up a hairball is quite a sight.

White Zombie’s first album is collectoble. Who knew?

Today I thought that, perhaps, dancehall may actually surpass ska-punk, crunk, and modern soul/r&b as the most egregious form of pop music. Then I remembered the existence of Santana’s Supernatural album.

Snoop Dogg, in a recent Rolling Stone interview stated that he doesn’t “walk around gangsta all day. That’s just for when business calls for it.” Proving my point(from that survey)that hip-hop kids are clowns. Of course, the same article referred to Snoop as “honey-voiced” so this may actually weaken my argument.


40 questions are too many questions

January 28, 2005

1-what should you be doing besides dicking around on livejournal?

Washing dishes or finishing a design job I’ve been procrastinating on and may have lost my notes to. Or writing a propper update about how I have to get a “barium swallow” at the x-ray clinic in Parksville at 8:30 in the morning.

2-do you like jerry springer?

I’ve never met him. I bet he’d be okay outside of the show. But I’m not too crazy about Jerry Stiller.

3-do you think the apocalypse is coming?

I think it’s come and gone.

4-if you were going to die tomorrow, what would you like to do today?

Figure out a way of not dying tomorrow.

5-did you have a dream last night and if so, what was it about?

Weird, convulted, high-concept shit, like every night.

6-where are you right now?

The red room.

7- do you like it there?

It’s china red and incredibly messy. You be the judge.

8-have you ever hooked up with someone you met on myspace?

My cat has.

10-do you drink coffee?

Too much. Caffeine now turns me into a fiend. I don’t know when this started. I’m going for tests.

11-what do you think of the soprano’s?

They’re all really ugly.

12-favorite sports team?

Manchester United.

13-what do you think of goth and rockabilly people?

About the same as oi punks, blitz kids, flower children and b-boys. People who wear ridiculous over the top music genre costumes when not on stage are idiots. Does Robert Smith wear his schizophrenic lipstick, teased hair and powder to a restaurant? I doubt it. Also, people who are trying to replicate what they fantasize as being a romantic era (Hollywood ’54, San Francisco ’67, Piccadilly Circus ’77, Hollis ’83) are deluded and need to figure out why they’re so uncomfortable in their own time. Then again… my glasses…

14-do you smoke cigarettes?

No.

15-favorite vacation spot?

Thailand.

16-do you think you’re hot?

There are times I’ve rocked it. Not these days though.

17-are you an alcoholic?

No.

18-do you hate emo people?

I don’t know these emo peoples of which you speak. Is their tribe from the other side of the valley or are they on the plains?

19-are you a hateful person, or do you love everyone?

I believe all people are bastards. At least, everyone is capable of being self-centered and callous and concerned solely with their own fortune. This doesn’t make me hate people, but I am wary of peoples’ motives and I’m suspicious of people who claim they love everyone.

20-what’s your favorite holiday?

Inauguration day.

21-jeans and a hoodie or dressing up?

Apparently it’s hoodies.

22-ever taken acid?

I have acid reflux.

23-do you have animals?

Three cats.

24- whos the hottest actor/actress?

I don’t have that information handy. And I find it hard to believe the stars would line up and let me take their temperature.

25-what would you rather be doing right now?

If I’d rather be doing something else, I’d be doing it. It’s not like this is a job or a responsibility.

26-what’s the last movie you saw?

Kill Bill 1 & 2 marathon.

27-do you think you may be insane?

More temperamentally dodgy than insane.

28-are you ever homesick?

No.

29-do you get along with your parents/siblings?

Yes.

30-who’s death has affected you most deeply?

I’m drawing a blank.

31-cocaine…love/hate it?

I’ve had no dealings with cocaine.

32-surveys..love/hate?

Indifferent.

33-who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?

My dad.

34-do you have bad credit?

I’m afraid to find out. I suspect, very much so.

35-do you think you’re snobby?

I can’t really deny that with some much corroborative evidence.

36-do you secretly want to take over the world in a blood soaked orgy of destruction and mayhem?

If I was going to take over the world, it’d be an almost undetected bloodless coup.

37-princess leia gold bikini…hot?

Carrie Fisher is the antithesis of hot and the gold bikini was the first clue George Lucas had entirely lost his mind after his wife left him and the kids. It totally went against everything he’d created with the first movie.

38- do you say crayon like CRAY-on, or cran?

What the hell? Even texans don’t say “cran”.

39-war in iraq…good idea/bad idea?

It’s a good idea if you’re trying to take over the world to protect your dwindling and fragile economy. A bad idea if you’re trying to lead an enlightened life.

40-is your name short for something fucked up?

If it is, I’d like to know what that might be.


Election issues ’05

January 26, 2005

Weeks when homestarrunner.com doesn’t update make life seem pointless.


“Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing”

January 25, 2005

If you’re sending me spam email to try and convince me to but a bogus degree, I suggest not using the word “::dea:gree::” in the subject. It doesn’t inspire confidence in your product. I don’t need a bogus degree from the “Uni:Vars:ity/of/Ook:la:hooma”.

The fear of moving tens of thousands of records down the street is beginning to compound in my imagination.

Had coffee with Andrew and Christina yesterday. She seemed a lot less insane than I feared she might be. Andrew has plans for getting stuck in Wyoming. Christina probably doesn’t think he’s serious. I tried to warn her.


Chelsea’s instructed me to fill out this survey and be “more embarassing”

January 22, 2005

Your Senior Year of High School

[What year was it?]
90-91

[What were your three favorite bands?]
Jane’s Addiction, Lou Reed, The Cult

[What was your favorite outfit?]
Really tight black jeans, green cardigan, chucks, billy bragg shirt

[What was up with your hair?]
At first it was long then it became mulletish when I undercut it all the way around kinda like a faux-hawk. Then I cut off the tail and had a monk/SS youth cut for the rest of the year.

[Who were your best friends?]
Evan, Aaron and Kevin. They were Ballenas drama kids who transferred to Kwalikum to escape the persecution of that school. I was happy to meet them because all my punk friends had graduated the year before and I was left with jocks and metalheads to befriend. Actually, all the jocks were metalheads at Kwalikum as the only sport was rugby. Anyway, it was nice to not have to regress back into metalheadom which I’d pulled myself somewhat up from.

[What did you do after school?]
I practiced with my band 3 or 4 days a week.

[Where did you work?]
See above.

[Did you take the bus?]
Yes for an hour and half everyday until I was given use of my mom’s car which was the best reason for having band practice 4 days a week.

[Who did you have a crush on?]
Liz, Thai, Janet, Suzanne, Kerry, Lydia… I think that’s it.

[Did you fight with your parents?]
No. We got along better than the Camdens.

[Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?]
I never understood celebrity crushes. I’ve been informed “celebrity crushes” are different than real crushes. I can’t remember. Probably those Twin Peaks girls.

[Did you smoke cigarettes?]
No.

[Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?]
I left my books at home. I didn’t see much use for them. Except one binder that I kept everything in.

[Did you have a ‘clique’?]
Drama/Art kids.

[Did you have “The Max” like Zach Kelly and Slater?]
No. Qualicum didn’t really allow teenagers to eat or hang out in restaurants without their families. Also, they close at about 4:30. After they finally built the McDonald’s in Parksville halfway through the year, Kevin and I hung out there once. It was lame and I had a junebug stuck to my cardigan which made a girl scream. There was, of course, the mini-golf course too. It had pinball. But no one hung out there.

[Admit it, were you popular?]
I was popular in the same was Crispin Glover’s character in River’s Edge was popular. At least, that’s how I saw it. Of course, I was more like Doogie Howser or Matt Camden.

[Who did you want to be just like?]
Leonard Cohen.

[What did you want to be when you grew up?]
Leonard Cohen. Or Ian Astbury. Or some combination of both. I was out of my mind with naivete.

[Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now?]
I had no concept of being 32. I couldn’t imagine being able to make my way at all.


“I’m not about to sign my death sentence”

January 21, 2005

I’m waiting to use my computer machine here at the office so I’m just killing time with this post. So…. some randoms:

I finally got business cards made. Apparently I’m going to the doctor next friday. John at Sound Herritage told me about a sketchy hallway of 1,000’s of dollar records which I didn’t venture into. A teller at my bank gave me heck for putting stickers on my bank card. I am completing a new Dr. Pong recording. I’ve successfully brought him back to where he started in ’99. Actually, there is a fair bit of guitar “shredding” involved so I really brought it all back to ’89.

It looks as if my computer machine is now free.


Me and Paulie Shore

January 20, 2005

Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday which is my day off and I may have been able to spend the day working up something special for Chelsea but no…

I’ve been summoned for jury duty. On Valentine’s Day. I didn’t think anyone actually got summoned for jury duty. In the pamphlet that came with my summons they make it very clear I’m responsible for providing my own lunch. Also my only recourse for getting out of it is to prove I’m over 65 or a judge. This upsets me as I am neither. I don’t think someone should be tried by a jury of people who really don’t want to be there. Seems a flaw in the system. My only hope is that since this is a “CRIMINAL” case, there’ll be lots of CSI evidence. Or maybe they just finally caught the guy who broke into Matt’s car. In which case there is “none of that CSI shit” involved.


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