Archive for September, 2006

Top 1: Albums that haven’t grabbed me.. at all.

The new “TV on the Radio.” I got it for free, so there isn’t any pressure.. but I listen to it and.. Zzzzzzzzz….. not getting into it. It is like they missed a final step in mixing it.. and they forgot the parts that make you care about the songs. Maybe I’m in another music mood right now (see post about my AWESOME MIXTAPE), but I’m going to have to give this album another week, then give it away, if it doesn’t slap me across the face with radness.

The title of the album is pretty awesome, though. It makes me think of my favorite videogame of all time.. Super Mario World!

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September 28, 2006 at 3:38 pm

Presents: New Hobby!


Wow.. I’d blog more often, but I have an awesome new hobby.. DRIFTING! It’s a new kind of racing, the backends are light, and you drift everywhere. This is important, because I usually race in San Francisco and the back streets of Milan, Italy. You can only get through these streets by DRIFTING! Drifting is so hot right now, I can’t get enough drifting. I bet you wonder if I drift on my Vespa. You are a FOOL! You can’t drift on a Vespa.. yet! Me and a couple friends gutted my Geo Metro and put an awesome new engine, transmission, and NOS in it. We also painted it with a really professional paint job. It took about 12 hours total, but now I have one of the hottest drifter cars in Los Angeles. When I see a corner.. I don’t slow down, I pop the emergency brake, hit the throttle and DRIFT around the corner. It’s totally bad ass. One time, me and my homey were out cruising for ladies, and we saw a couple ladies in a DRIFTER car, just sitting in the middle of this cul-de-sac. What did I do? I DRIFTED around them in circles, over and over again.. until I stopped inches from their driver’s side door. What did I get? Drifter digits.

Anyway.. I gotta run, I have to drift my way to work. It’s a new kind of racing, called drifting. It’s really awesome right now and it takes up all my time.

September 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm 5 comments

Last 5: Albums I Bought

Hi! So, I worked at the record store today to help out with the shortage of people who now work there, and I picked up some albums! I also picked up a little something extra… a $.17/hour raise!!!!! You may now refer to my money drunk post and DOUBLE the wonderful things I was going to buy. That means a diamond and PLATINUM encrusted iPod nano. Here are the last five albums I bought:

1. Blackalicious – the Craft
Paid: 1 dolla bill!

I’m listening to this right now.. and I really like it. But I’m only on track 3, so the complete verdict isn’t in.

2. Elliot Smith – From a Basement on a Hill
Paid: 1 Georgey O’ Greenback

I had to pick up the swan song, but I’ve sort of been over Elliot Smith for a few years. But it will always be there for me to listen to, when I need it.

3. New Order – Substance
Paid: Pennies!

I had to pick up the BMG double disc set that came in the double CD case, instead of two single cases. Classic New Order, and the re-recording of Temptation… oh hot damn. Reminds me of Senior Prom, waking up in Jaxon’s living room watching Trainspotting.

4. Captain Beefheart – Mirror Man Sessions
Paid: A couple coppers

Haven’t listened yet, I’m still digesting “Hot Head – Introducing Captain Beefheart.” Reminds me a lot of Devandra Banhart and Tom Waits, which is funny since those are two artists influenced by Captain Beefheart, not the other way around! BOING!

5. Daniel Johnston – Hi, How Are You?
Paid: 7 bucks

So I bought this cassette off Daniel Johnston’s old manager, who still has his back catalog and dubs it onto tapes. He has a lot of stuff, and is still in contact with Daniel Johnston. I emailed back and forth with him today, and he was a really nice guy. I should get my tape pretty soon. You can get them too, if you Google for “stress records.”

Meegle Reagle, baggle tim tamble!

September 23, 2006 at 6:48 am 2 comments

Presents: No Shame!


I have no shame! I used to, I suppose. Not anymore.. I think all my concepts of shame went out the window when I saw my dad, naked, peeing outside of his garage as some poor unsuspecting neighbor drove by. We were living in a motor home at the time because our house was being built, and my mom and dad slept in the garage on their water bed. I guess my dad really had to go. Anyway.. here are a few things that I really like and have no shame about.

1. Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs.

Ooooooh… jealousy! (Na na na, na na). Yeah, I like Natalie Merchant, and I even own some 10,000 Maniacs albums. Her voice is great, and the songs are really catchy. I’m listening to some Natalie Merchant right now!

2. She’s All That

Yeah, I sort of like this movie. There is a pretty good dance sequence in it, and I like that funny hat the main girl wears at her fast-food job. Was it a falafel? I don’t remember.. time to rent!

3. Hairy toes

Some people have hairy toes! I do! I don’t mind them, and I don’t feel the need to trim them. Trim my hairy toes. Hey! A new tattoo idea!

4. Kicking unruly dogs

Oh.. is that your dog? Ha! He seems excited to see me! WOW! He is jumping up on me now! Get down, fella! Ha ha! No? You won’t get down? I guess I’ll knee you hard in the chest. Thanks, now my t-shirt has poopy paw prints on it. Poopy paw prints! ANOTHER TATTOO!

5. Videogames

Some people think videogames are soooo below them! Oh! They are so confusing, I only like the NES! Videogames are a waste of time! Better go watch that Desperate Housewives! Listen, I may not be the best at newer videogames, but I still enjoy them in a social setting! And the old games, too.. if my Nintendo hadn’t of broke.

READERS! What are some things you have no shame about?

September 20, 2006 at 11:26 pm 8 comments

Top 5: Things I Enjoy About My Commute


I’m a commuter! I commute every morning and evening. I’m always commuting, everyday. I commute this way and that. I don’t hate my commute yet. And just when I’m getting tired of my commute, I’ll most likely be moving into another apartment, for a whole different commute! Here are the top five things I like about my commute. (Now with commute commenting!)

1. Playlists – I always put a commute album on my iPod, and so far they have all been an excellent choice to commute to. So far it has been The Black Keys, Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, and of course Guided by Voices.

2. Traffic – WHAT?!? Traffic, you say? What kind of L.A. commuter are you? I’m a scooter commuter! That means I zip up the middle of the lane and around slow cars with fun and ease. Actually, the more traffic there is, the safer I feel. Traffic moves really slow when it is congested, which makes the lanes free up for motorcycle riders to go right past it and into the open road.

3. Airport – I drive right by the airport every morning, and there is one stretch that parallels a runway. The planes come in for landings and it looks like they are going to land on the road. If I time it just right, I pass right under the plane at its lowest non-runway point, and it feels like I can reach right up and grab on to the landing gear. It is awesome. Commute.

4. Tunnel – There is a large tunnel I go under that is a runway on top, I believe. Anyway, the tunnel is really long and deafening. The wind and car noise makes it feel like I’m in an action movie. Then, coming out of the tunnel, it feels just like birth. Just kidding about that last part.

5. Waving – Other scooter people and SOME motorcycle riders wave at me, like we have some sort of weird bond because we all choose to not drive cars. It’s pretty cheesy, but also kind of nice. I also like pulling up next to all those single people in their big cars, and they look fucking miserable. I have fun everytime I commute.. so that’s a plus.

The #1 thing I don’t like about my commute: CUCUMBERS! I had to relate this post to the picture somehow.

September 19, 2006 at 4:59 am 2 comments

Commenting Fixed!

I know you were all dying to comment on my wonderful posts! Well, when I deleted my old blog, I deleted the old settings. Whoops! Soooo… now commenting is back to normal. Sorry about that. So silly of me. Feel free to help inflate my self-worth by commenting on older posts! Burf!

September 18, 2006 at 7:32 am 7 comments

You know what I hear calling? Hint: it has to do w…

You know what I hear calling? Hint: it has to do with flags! DOUBLE HINT: More than five flags. Can you guess?

It is time!

September 17, 2006 at 5:53 am 1 comment

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