Saturday, May 31, 2008

princeton record exchange

so i finally made it to the princeton record exchange after living in jeresy for over 3 years now. I picked up quite a bit of CDs, nineteen to be exact. Though this blog is not about the record buying experience, but about the walk back to the car.

Some crazy event was going on in town at the college so there were massive groups of people walking around all we were wearing the colours black and orange. I'm assuming these are the colours of the school or something. Anyways I see some guy trying to hand out pamphlets on to the groups of people walking by, near him I see a little home painted billboard that reads: "Are You Going to Heaven? I Have the ticket!" So as he walks up to Britten and I he says something, I only half listened to him, and I say no thanks. I'm no more than 5 feet pass this guy when being the smart ass I am I say: "I know I'm going to hell and I'm totally cool with it." To my surprise he heard me, he starts saying something, and totally abandons his post and starts following us saying HE HAS THE INVOTATION AND I CAN BE SAVED, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Its starting to creep me out so I ended up walking faster and totally walked into the street and crossed over during a red light without even looking because I really didnt want to be stuck on a corner waiting with this guy.

boring story. i know.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wasted Day.

So I had all intentions of coming home and recording some music today, didnt happen. I looked at the bed and that was it next thing I knew it was 9PM. I did however stop a Vintage Vinyl after work and picked up "Isn't Anything" & "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine on vinyl! Way pumped about it. I also got a couple used things as well. yeah this is a wasted post as well. fuck it.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

the problem with music buying public.

So yesterday I get bored and decide to run over to the Holmdel store, and look around their CD section to see what they have that my store doesn't. Upon getting there I see a kid that only works there over the summer that I haven't seen since I left their last year and start talking to him. Out of nowhere some guy walks over with a CD and asks Steve "What does "unplugged" mean?" I kind look at the guy like he can't be serious. So Steve explains it and you can tell the guy just doesn't get it. Fast forward 5 minutes, The guy comes back up to Steve who is talking to me as I look at CDs and comes up with the Alicia Key's album "Songs in A Minor" and askes him "What does "Songs in A Minor mean?" I almost lose it I stare the guy in the face and give him a look like he is thee most retarded human being ever. He had no idea that it was the title of the album. This is what fucking mp3's and itunes has done! People need to get back to buying albums.

Monday, May 19, 2008

love at first bite.

so if i lived in west new york state, say around the Buffalo area, I'm pretty sure Mighty Taco would own my life.

oh and i haven't bought anything off ebay in a solid month!!! way to start getting my money situation back on track.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Earth/Kayo Dot

OH!!!!! and last night Britten and I saw Earth & Kayo Dot at the Knitting Factory in NYC.

Kayo Dot was amazing! I don't even care that the metal is gone from their sound now, to watch accomplished musicians actually read music on stage in this kind of setting is almost unheard of. Also holy fucking solid drummer.

Earth holy shit so gooooood. Gave me alot of confidence that I can make it with the music that I'm writing. Everything they did was simple and repeative but they all locked in the groove and just played it to the fucking bone.

Cold Turkey.

So I've been off ebay for about 3 1/2 weeks now! I got my final vinyl purchase today in the mail. I realized I was spending WAY too much money so I just deleted EVERYTHING off of my watch list. Its been rough but I'm kinda glad, I need to start saving up money again, damn.


I did pick up Godspeed You Black Emperor's "Lift Your Skinny Fists...." 2x12" from Jack's today. Its a hard find so i just had to do it, they have two other GYBE vinyls there too, hopefully they'll be there next friday when I get paid again.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


So Wednesday night into Thursday morning I just couldn't sleep. Most nights this is my time to watch "TV", and when I say TV I really mean I'm seeing what movies are on demand to watch. So that night I watched The Boxer & Last of the High Kings both very good movies. I go to sleep at around 6am, I wake up a few hours later and think to myself "Were both of those movie about Catholics hating Protesants in Ireland? Yeah they were kinda, it played a back drop to the overall story of both, but it was just wierd that I watch two movies in a row with a similiar theme.