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Category: events

09/19/08 07:25 - 68ºF - ID#45733

Prof that I'm out of my mind......

Here is what I'm trying to do. Shortly I'm heading downtown to go to Club Diablo. They are having some Fetish Performers who hit the stage around 10 there might even be Multiple stages but don't think Diablo is big enough for that. Then I want to go down to HSBC Arena for the open Practice that starts at 10am and Sabres tickets go on sale at 9am. If the arena was open tonight I would just wear a Hoodie and sleep there, but it isn't. I will be amazed if this works. I wish I had enough money to go to 5 games I think I have enough to get tickets to 3 of them: The Penguins on December 22nd, the Ducks in Late Feb. and in Nov. the Columbus blue Jackets I would also like to see the kings game and there is another team that I saw that I won't get tickets for. I guess they are having a Hockey Games out side and then inside they will Reveal the 3rd Jersey and will be taking pre orders. Not sure If I'll be able to get that but I'll think about if it looks pretty cool. I wish I could stay at Diablo till 4am and then find something to do from 4 till 9 but I have no idea what I could do down there, wish there was something than after the practice I could sleep but it looks like I'll head home and turn on the alarm and get my bank stuff together so I can figure out a way to deposit my check to, it is already a crazy weekend.
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Category: photos

09/17/08 07:38 - 69ºF - ID#45711

MIA Part 2

I don't think I really have much to say about Music is Art other then that it is a fun time and that I hope it stays in Buffalo and that next year it is on a nice Weekend where it doesn't rain. Here are some more Random Pictures from the event.


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The stuff that looks streaky is fire dancing. There are different kinds of it this one looked like baton shaped things with fire on the end of it. If you want to see the fire you can't use a flash so you get the movement as streaks. I also enjoyed Amungus but getting pictures is tough with it being dark and blue lighting then there are effects on the screen and then you had the dancers and they have different light on them. It is also trying to learn what settings work or look the best. Sometimes the ones where the people come out brighter they also wind up blurry so it was kinda nerve racking.

When I first posted I mentioned that I didn't have time to post more pictures and that is true. It seems that it is tough or at least for me who has a lot of interests (sports, internet, tv shows, porn [need to get some new ones], music, concerts) to transition from summer to fall. All at once you have stories you like and Football on Sunday and soon Hockey. Plus there is that wake up early for work thing also so it feels like I have no time. On Monday as an example there will be a football game and wrestling on (not sure what game) and at the same time Prison Break and Terminator are on But Heroes starts up again and I'm really into that, we shall see how this season goes. But see during the summer with a few exceptions there are not to many sports and all the shows are repeats well most at least. The jump isn't a subtable one either. Hope everyone had an Ok Humph day or is that Hump Day and has a good rest of the week and weekend.

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Category: photos

09/14/08 11:54 - 80ºF - ID#45676

MIA 2008

I did enjoy myself at MIA yesterday and I did buy some art. There where all kinds of art there on display and some where you could watch the art over time. There was some dancing I didn't see because I wasn't quick enough to the stage. You have to give the dancers a lot of credit. Some of them where all over that wet nasty grass. I still think that it was Better when it was in allentown but I get that is not a reality anymore. So the Albright Knox was a pretty good spot. I admit the rain really started getting to me. Oh yeah (e:jim) and (e:james) it was nice to see you two there I think I saw another (e:peep) but I wasn't sure if it was them but the person looked like someone but I wasn't sure.
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One really cool part was When a couple member of Klear played a song with Ryan Miller and Drew Stafford on drums. I wish they had more then one song to Play with Roby but that is ok it was still pretty interesting.


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Well time wise that is about all I can post I did have a good time and hope that anyone else who went did also.
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Category: issues

09/11/08 07:32 - 73ºF - ID#45646

9/11 and freedom

I thought with today being 9/11 I would get into some of my thoughts about it and have no idea where this post/rant is going to go.
-9/11 wasn't the first Terrorist attack on America they tried to blow those buildings up once before oh yeah and there was the Oklahoma City bombing. But it was the most dramatic.
-I think it is sad that all those people died. But what has happened since has been even sadder. We used it as an excuse to go into Iraq. Every plane in America was downed but yet we flew the Bin Laden family around. The part that sucks so much about the war is that we have lost more people in the war then in the attack. So I think that the terrorists got what they wanted. Not to mention all the deaths of people in Iraq. Then the groups that where somewhat forced by Saddam to get now kill each other. If you really think about it and let it sink in it really is pretty sad.
-Terrorism and 9/11 has been the excuse used to take away some of our freedoms with things like wire taping and other things. I think those first one where a test to see if they work and then see what else can be taken from us.
-I'm not just bashing Bush here. It is our Middle East policy that most likely got us attacked. Anyone remember that Iraq used to be our buddy and then once they went into Queit they became evil and we went to war with them Desert Shield then became desert storm.
-I was going to search on line and find all those nice pictures of firefighters with angels and all that stuff. But the problem is those are often used in the Remember September 11th movement. That is often used as a way like put the attack in the wrong light and say that going into Iraq and giving up our rights so we can feel free is a good thing. I don't think it is. I think when we remember Sept. 11th we should understand that it happened because there are people in the world who hate us, and then try to figure out why they hate us. Then if we can figure that out see if they might have a good point. I suspect that between us being friends with "the jews" and sticking our noses into places that we aren't wanted that could be enough to piss anyone off.

-Hey if we stop making enemies then we won't have to worry about being attacked and there won't be another 9/11. I guess my main point is that as sad as what happened is what has happened post 9/11 is worse. I know if I hated America For there freedom I would be so happy to see us lose our freedoms and Liberties like how we are. I hope I'm wrong but I have a feeling that it is only going to get worse and then McCain Or Barack won't really make anything better.
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Category: politics

09/08/08 07:18 - 70ºF - ID#45606

Recycling Idea

First of all for those who don't know (e:drew) was in the Buffalo News today. There was a picture of him but not any " "s in the Buffalo news article and there isn't a picture on line of the leaders but here is a link to the article.


I'm not a leader of anyone, but I get really tired of all the negative stuff. I also get tired of flyers that don't tell me anything. Tell me what you believe in not what you have done or what the other person did that was wrong. Around Election day we get tons of mail so there are two ideas that I have come up with that might work or maybe they wouldn't. Lots and lots of paper is wasted so my first idea is a law that says all fliers have to be made from recycled paper, I don't mean just state wide make it a national law, think about all the paper that could be saved just in all the Sam Hoyt stuff I have gotten. Where I live is an apartment so no recycle bins so it goes right in the trash. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. So my next idea is that every polling place would have A huge recycling bin when you show up to vote in goes all the political trash and then it gets recycled and can be used again by someone else. Again I say why not make this a country wide thing not just a state city or county thing. On a side note every piece of paper I get I just want to throw out because they don't tell me any thing really. I think that maybe if people talked about ideas the government and who people vote for would be much better it might also inspire people not just the throw the stuff out as soon as they get it.
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Category: internet

09/06/08 04:10 - 64ºF - ID#45594

Internet will or should never replace TV

Well maybe I should have put this under the TV topic but I'll keep it here. Every so often you will hear someone say the internet is the future of TV, I say no and it shouldn't be for a bunch of reasons. Yes I think it can be great for world events live 8 where you can watch a live performance in Germany then go to another band in say Canada. With Football starting up sports makes a good example of why.

Granted I don't have a huge TV but it is medium size. Manny Computer monitors are not big like they should be for sports events. I have heard there are TV's where you can see the blades of grass, man I wish I had one of those HD 42inch bad boys. Watching football on a little screen on my computer chair just isn't the same. Not to mention no matter what any one says the video on computers isn't as good. Not to mention often times the video doesn't take up the entire screen because you need to be able to Navigate. When I watch sports that is all I want to see and I want to be distracted by other stuff.

In terms of the money side the reason there is NFL games on TV is from companies like Pepsi who pay lots of money for ads and they are not the only ones who pay a lot of money for ads. I don't see any company paying that much money for something over the internet. I Could be wrong but I just don't see that happening. I also don't think that it should.

Yes I have gone back and watched a show I missed online and it was nice. It was in chapters but the video wasn't as good and it wasn't as fun to watch it in a video window. Yes you can sometimes make it take over the entire screen. but that still isn't the same as watching in the living room. Maybe if you had one of these new (seen an add for them) non keyboard computers it might be different. Not sure how it works but I guess everything is on a touch screen it does look pretty cool. But in that case I still think it is a bad idea. I want seperation between my TV and computer what if I get a virus and now not only can I not surf the web but that is how I get all my entertainment.

I also don't think it would Happen because of there being so many channels. If you have cable or the dish look at all the chanels there are and that isn't even all of them out there. Yes I do think it would be nice if Cable gave the al le carte option so you could only get the channels you wanted but then maybe some of the lesser ones would lose money.

The Poor: I know I just bashed them in a comment in (e:imk2) post. What I was trying to say is that there are a lot of people who abuse the system as opposed to the system helping them. But there are people who don't have the money for a computer or the internet and the TV they get is with rabbit ears. With TV going digital that is why they are giving money so people can get those converters. How often that scroll goes across the screen is a very telling sign of how many people don't have cable. But this brings up another point what if you have TV, Phone, and Internet all on the same line (one company) and something happens like a snow storm, hurricane or other thing. Well ever way to communicate has just been lost and you could still have power, how are you going to know what to do, how is anyone. But wait there is that poor guy next door who gets like one channel on his little TV, but what if that wasn't an option because all TV has gone to the net?

Some could say that Computer screens will go big and go HD and they might be right. Some might say that the software or what ever it is that hurts the quality of the video will get worked out and it will be just like watching your tv, and maybe some day it will. Some might say the prices will drop and everyone will have a computer and a good connection, that I really doubt. Some might say that NBC and HBO will jump to the internet. I sure hope they don't and they would be wise not to. You have to be loyal to the Medium you are a part of. I love the indemand services and think that is a great way to go. I don't think that having episodes that you can only see online is really a good idea. I understand that the way they are made in format might fit the internet better then the station and you might not be able to fit them in. But in time if you do enough of them you will put your self out of Buisness.

I do understand that Companies see a lot of promise on the internet and do have TV show content on the web. I do get that Utube is very popular and is good to watch videos on. I do get bands putting videos up there. But it still isn't the same as sitting alone or with 10 people in your living room watching something and I hope people understand that and advertisers understand that and that the internet is only used as a way to Help out with viewership. But that being said there would be two good things that might come out of TV going to the net. 1. the ratings would be exact and you would know how many people really watched it as opposed to the Current rating system that is kinda guess work. 2. You can watch something when you have time and if two shows would have been on at the same time now you could watch them both with out conflict. But that being said I don't think those two reasons alone are enough to move it to the web. You would lose the communty feel of some people talking about a show they watched last night..

Ok end of my rant.
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Category: music

09/03/08 07:35 - 79ºF - ID#45554

Greatest Band Ever? Ok Favorite

So something I don't talk about here is my love of Metallica, not in the I want to blow them all kind of way. Oh and also not in the meeting them getting them to sign my arm then going to a Tattoo shop and getting that tattooed, as cool of an idea that is, yes I have seen that. I will admit there are some thing in the past that they have done that I don't don't like. I don't care what the writer of Metalapoclyse says I know there as some Metallica bashes in it, but that is ok. What I like about Metallica.

1. Bay Area Band
2. Like there sound
3. They change there sound
4. With all the different members the core is still the same
5. Except load and Reload each CD has its own sound
6. Amazing live show
7. After James got burned they had a part of their shows when the stage explodes
8. Their fuck you attitude

That is just what comes to mind off hand. They have this new CD coming out on the 12th of this month I can't wait to go out and get it. The video below is "The day that never comes" I like that is sounds like the "Old Metallica" in some parts and new in others it is a great song. Yes I like the old and the new. I'm not one of those metal heads that only likes metal and old style and thinks all these new bands suck, I like all kinds of music and I like how their newer stuff sounds. Once Rob joined the band I was wondering what his creative views if they would change there sound. Not sure about how much impact he had but of the 3 songs I've herd I like them and think it could be a very good CD.

Maybe this will work
"The Day that Never comes"




Now the tough Part is waiting to see if the tour will come to Buffalo. I would travel to see them since I have Before. My current choices are Chicago (would be cool to go there), Boston Might be nice. Yes I think Ackron, OH might be closer but I don't want to go there, Phily might get me killed, don't want to get lost there. I would assume that if they don't come to Buffalo maybe they would do Multiple days in Toronto either would be awesome. Well we shall see what happens. Hey I have to go see them they are from my other home town and they are part of my reason for my user name a lot of places

On a side note my spelling sucks sorry about that and the NFL Football season is a day away and they are having some live kick off thing on NBC and online I guess the entire game is also on. I love Football but not really ready for it and the change in weather it brings.
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Category: events

08/31/08 06:28 - 78ºF - ID#45526

Weekend So Far UPDATED

Yesterday I had a great time at Project Independent Oh yeah and it was nice to see you before the show (e:tinypliny) . I haven't had time to download the pictures yet but maybe I can do that on Monday. It was great to go to a good Metal show. "His Name Was Yesterday" started the show I thought they where pretty good, they had a bunch of people who know who they were. The second Band was "Frailty" they didn't seem to be as well known I liked there set. The Band that I came to see was up next "As Summer Dies" it was my second time seeing them and I had to get some merch before the show I really enjoyed there set. The National Band who is on the entire tour is "Ninetail" I think of all the bands they have the most music on myspace, they are also the band who won last years so that is why they get the national tour they were very good. The Head liners of the show was STEMM. It has been a long time since I've seen them and they were very good. You might not know any of there music but if you watch UFC one of there songs is part of the UFC.

Today I went to the National Buffalo wing festival. I tried all sorts of different flavors of wings. Not sure As I had a favorite. I did get to see an eating contest. "The Black Widow" Sonya sorry don't know her last name won it. She also won the Chicken wing one yesterday. Tonight I'm guessing I'll try to get caught up on either Documentiers or generation Kill on HBO. I Hoping to remember to Watch Metalopclypse tonight since it is new, I missed it last week. Maybe I'll go see a movie or something down town on monday who knows. Hope everyones weekend is pretty good.

So Last Night I found out that I really Like IFC , It is one of those stations I kinda forget about. There was this movie called "When Will I be Loved", I admit it wasn't my thing per say, but it was worth it just for the Neve Cambell nude scenes. That was Followed by an interesting documentary about Larry flint. Even if you don't agree with his political views I think he really is a good fighter for free speach and for people not to give their own rights away. That was fallowed by this show called Z Rock. I thought it was pretty funny plus the show has real rock stars on it. The Premise is that there is this Brooklyn Rock band (they sound pretty good to me) but to pay the bills they Play kids shows. It is funny stuff. Like there is one scene where Sabsatchen bach loves there music so they are pumped but it is his kids who listen to the kids music in the car. As the rock band they sleep with these two groupies (did I forget to mention the sex stuff) so they latter go to this party and the groupies show up at the kids party they are related to the person who booked it, Hey I think the show is pretty funny.

Some Random Pictures from the Weekend so far.


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I'm sure that is plenty of pictures. The way that I first of as Summer Dies I'm not positive but I think it was on Poster for them performing as Park of a Queen City Roller Girls event of some kind or maybe it was something they where both going to be at I can't remember for sure, but they are a pretty good band I think the other pictures are of STemm well we shall see how the few I picked randomly look.
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Category: tv

08/30/08 03:28 - 77ºF - ID#45511

Shows coming back time

So it is about that time of the year when shows from last year start coming back on. Of course there are some new shows also. I wish I had the dates for when the shows I want to see come back on but here are the ones that I know of currently.

Bill Maher started last night: It was a good show but wish I had my own computer so I could watch the extra stuff on line.

Monday Prison Break returns: It was so good last year we will see this year.

Bones is on Wends. I think like prison break it might be on for 2 hours not sure what a great show. Then the week after HOUSE md is back on, what a great show that is.

Sunday the 7th is the Return Of Entourage. Also on HBO is a new series that looks pretty cool and has a lot of web tie ins called "True Blood" it is about so much more then Vampires but vampires come out to the public.

Not sure when it returns but Heroes will be back in September some time. That is an amazing show and look foreward to this season. NBC has another show that looks pretty good That I just blanked on the show and the actor where a guy lives two lives one as like a home dad and one as like a killer agent and nieither guy knows about the other and then some how one of them does find out, it looks really good.

NOt sure when Pushing Daisies returns but I really liked that show it was different and kinda dark and kinda fun all mixed together.

Knight Rider will be a series as I suspected and not just that 2 hour movie.

During "The Moment of Truth" there was an add on fox and one of the people in the footage was Kiefer so I assume that means 24 will be back but haven't looked into when yet. That was such a great show but the strike killed it, so we shall see.

Maybe when I get some more time I will update this post or maybe make a part 2 who knows.
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Category: events

08/28/08 06:13 - 60ºF - ID#45488

Some Weekend Events

So this weekend is That National Buffalo wing fest. That is a pretty cool event and you can try all kinds of different wings. The only downside is some places you can't tell what kind of wings they have until you get close because of where they have their signs. There are other events they have like a chicken wing eating contest and last year I saw the guy perform as Elvis. It in the past has been a good time. They are having some extention of that Friday at Pearl St. Grill & Brewry I think it is bands and food and the money goes to the food bank. Jackdaw is playing someplace Saturday night I think it is at Sample on Allen St. I will be at Project Independent , It is a Metal showcase. There are a couple National Acts that I don't know , I guessing I will enjoy them and then I want to see Stemm , and As Summer Dies. I think it will be a great time but not sure that I want to eat a bunch of Chicken Wings before I go but maybe I will not sure.
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