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Category: internet

07/01/07 12:21 - 61ºF - ID#39872

Internet TV Concert

Before I get to the topic of this post for those that are interested I have some pictures of Buffalo and Joan Osborne in my previous post.

First of all the TV topics in the Buffalo news had a piece on the concert for Diana but only listed it as being on tonight at 8pm for an hour but it is currently on Live on VH1. It is called a concert for Diana. I saw the ads on vh1 but forgot about it and you can also watch it on vh1's web site I have it on another screen right now. I'm not sure if there are ads on vh1 but I haven't seen any on the web. I turned in a cought on the end of Duran Duran, yeah so I only know like a couple or maybe 3 of their songs but they where pretty good. I belive the concert is over at 5pm so I can understand that it is a lot to watch or in my case listen to. I'm surfing the web using msn and have it open in firefox the video is pretty good. Not to trash The TV topics to much they did have some good information about multiple broadcasts of coming up I assume of that concert for earth.

So I know I just lost all my rock cred but Lilly Allen is pretty cute and can sing to oh well. Ok back to my point. It seems to me that in terms of live8 and in this case that the web coverage of large scall concerts is better then tv's. Granted you have to watch it on a smaller screen and you can't blare it so the person next door hears your music; Wait i take that back if you know how to wire things you could blare it, but most people don't know how to. However that isn't a fair statement. The reason is that you need the tv networks or people video taping or what ever the proper word is so that you can see it on the internet. I know that for somepeople who have dial up watching it online isn't really an option. That being said with things like digial phone and companies that have Cable/phone/and internet I wonder if there will be a time when at least for somethings the internet takes over for TV. I also wonder if the will be nielson ratings for the internet or if some other company will take that over for the net. I would guess if someone could start up a company like that it could turn a huge profit. I will admit that I don't think nielson will be the company to do it if it happens on the net in a large scale way. The reason is cause if I was a rartings company I would find a cable box company and work with them or at least with the DVR people and work out a way to work in the ratings. Anything that was DVR'd would count towards the ratings. For anything that used a cable box you could have a button that you pressed to let the box know you where watching when you where done you could hit another button. Now maybe some of this has been thought of and not done in Buffalo yet. But if I can push a button on my remote and it tells cable I want to see a movie then and people have ratings boxes there is no reason someone shouldn't be able to combine the two.

I used to think dial up was fine. But now that we have Verizon it gives you so many other possibities. I admit I'm not really a video on line type of person. But I do watch some video. I wonder if companies that provide dial up will eventually just stop offering it. Maybe there might even be some kind of budget type of service that makes you allways on line and will let you watch video but for everything else is about the same speed as dail up. That way people who don't have the extra cash can still go online. Another thing I have heard is some people running for office have You Tube vidoes. I wonder if YouTube or maybe even some other video site will be how we take money out of politics. If you could go online and say what your political beliefs are It is possible you wouldn't have to travel the country. Maybe Canidates to even have live video chats with people of different cities. I have a fealing that what I'm talking about should happen and may happen but I'm guessing what should take about 5 years maynot happen for 25 years. But I hope I'm wrong. I know that a lot of people in this country don't have computers. I do believe that someone who does something on a computer should also know how to do what ever they are doing with out one. So in school kids should be taught how to look things up and reserch things but then they should also learn how to do that online. Yes computers are great but you should know how to do things if they crash. Hey if people knew that then those terrosists in the die hard movie's plan would have fallen apart. Yeah that is a bad example but it is true. But that alone shouldn't stop the expansion of the internet. I just hope in 5 to 10 years we look back and can say that the internet went in the right direction and look how little we could do back then. I guess we shall see.
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Category: events

06/30/07 05:37 - 74ºF - ID#39867

Osbourne , Virgin

I got to the square early on Thursday so I decided to take a few pictures. I saw that they where Knocking Down that building across from the Statler Towers so I took some pictures of that also. I know that the flower pictures aren't as good as (e:mathews)'s but I just don't have that type of picture vision but I hope they look good at least.

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For some reason I can't remember the name of the openning band. I liked them, what ever they where called. I was on the left side of the grass and was surpised by how many people where cheering them like they new who they where and that a few people put chairs right up by the stage. I did like the fact that there where only two bands. One advantage of that is that both bands can play for longer. In terms of Osborne I think I new 3 of her songs. I thought she was very good. The one thing that kinda surprised me was that she didn't save "one of us" for the encore. With her going a little bit passed 9pm and my left leg was tired I just went home and didn't try to see Jeff Martin.


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Friday night I lost my Bar virginity twice or I should say in two different ways I guess. Somebody I know was playing at the Tudor Lounge. It is next to Laughlins that many years ago was The Sancturay (I wish I would have gotten to see that Vampire sex I heard was there). I had a good time I belive the band was called the Marvels. I would call there music blues. I had a very good time. The Bartender was a nice distraction also she was very tan with a great rack and very pretty. She had that same kind of look that you see in a lot of porn stars. I'm not saying she was one but there is that certain look that some of them go for.

On my way home I went to Allen St. Hardware. Yes I lost my Allen St. Bar virginity. I admit there have been times I was going to go see a band or performance at Niethches but I would allways miss it somehow. They have a nice (i guess) jazz band with a keyboardest and what looks like a sax, hey it is a brass wind insturement is all I know. I had a nice melow time in there and would go back. The only thing is it seems kinda small. I saw people at tables so do they serve food in there? Of course there where some lovely ladies in there. This one girl had a neat looking tattoo but not really sure if I would have asked her about it would that be rude or not. I do have to admit that I didn't lose my Allen St. Hardware virginity though I was in there once years ago when it was a hardware store. As much as I do want to go back there is one thing that makes me not want to. I saw online that late last night someone who lives on York (my street) had a pistol pulled on them at symphony circle that is right how I walked home I'm guessing a few hours before that.

I hope everyone has a great rest of there weekend. Oh I almost forgot I saw the new Die Hard movie and liked it a lot. The one thing I wonder is there was no nudity and enough violance to give it a PG-13, I wonder if it would have been possible to get an R and how much more violance they would have, had to have. I thought Kevin Smith did a good job in his roll and really liked the entire thing.
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06/27/07 05:56 - 83ºF - ID#39831

Joan Martin

On thursday I'm going to the square. I admit I only know that one Joan Osborne song. I just hope if it rains that it does it in the morning and not during the show. That same night at Towne Ballroom is Jeff Martin formly of the Tea Party and Klear is opening up for him. Not sure if there is another opener or not. I gotta look up what time that show is cause maybe after Osbourne I would be able to catch some of the Jeff Martin show if he isn't on stage yet. We shall see what happens.
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Category: tv

06/25/07 07:29 - 84ºF - ID#39804

Asain Sunday?

So Yesterday on DVD I watched the Peking Acrobats. I got it at "The Fair" last summer. The stunts they do are pretty cool. Some of it is diving through hops, doing tricks on chairs and all kinds of different acts. You can hear Chinese music playing and there are band credits but you never see them. The music got me thinking I think it would be a cool idea to play Traditional Chinese music as hard rock or even Metal, I have no idea how it would be done but it could be pretty cool. Maybe it could be some type of mash up. The next thing I watched was "The Protector " that was a neat Martial arts movie. I like that it went it a different way. Those who are into fighting sports know of a fighting type called Maui Thai. I have seen a few fights on a reality show and it looks pretty brutal to me. The basic of the story is that Kings get power from elephants. Ok not a big elephant fan but that is a pretty interesting idea. So there are these protectors who protect the elephants because of there one weakness. As in a lot of Kung Fu movies the bad guys are never rightous and greedy and aren't even close to being good. They wind up taking the elephants so the protector goes to get his elephants back. There is a lot of fighting. One thing I found cool was that when bones break you here the snap and almost maybe even a crackle. I won't give away the ending for anyone who hasn't seen it. But one thing I will say is that it does look like some of it was really shot in Thailand with Asian elephants the one elephant kinda has a look like he is sad but maybe that has something to do with his coloring. The big elephant has tusks often you don't see that.

There is so much good and interesting TV on Sunday night it can't all be watched. Tonight I'll catch up on Entourage and Flight of the Con-chords. I have allways been a Fan of the Series the Dead Zone it is pretty cool and it seems like they are taking the show in another direction and I like that direction it is going in. I will admit that I'm not sure about "John from Cincinatti". I like the show but it is weird and takes some time to warm up to. The positives it is about surfing and has a great cast; Luke Perry, Ed O'neil, Rebeca De Mora, and a few other actors I have seen before but who's names I don't know. Then on Showtime there is a series called Medowlands. It is a suburb but it seems as if everyone there is in some kind of witness protection. But it is very dark and people have secerts and one lady is sleeping around. What I find interesting also is I assume it is in America but I think that is wrong because it sounds like everyone is British. I'm sure over time more will be found out. I should do a little research on my own and find out.
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Category: photos

06/23/07 03:35 - 69ºF - ID#39786

The Fems

On Thursday I had a good time at the square. I enjoyed all 3 bands The opening band was called The Rev and the Headliners where the Violent Fems. I thought the fems where very good even with only like knowing one of there songs. I ran into (e:chico) there and we talked for a few. Again when I run into someone the camera doesn't take pictures cause you are just thinking about talking. Here are some pictures that kinda reflect the scene. I didn't get any the middle band who was pretty good also, I guess you have to be to win a Juno award.

This first picture was a tester from my house since the multiple upload wasn't working but now it is.
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That is the Rath Building before the show and nice flower shots also.


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I few pictures of The Rev (firefox and (e:strip) are acting starnge today everything just got huge)

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Now some pictures of the scene.

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The violent fems hit the stage.

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I have this thing for tattoos assuming they are good ones on girls. I couldn't see what the symbol was but I believe it said Fuck Love.
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Well I hope the entire post is here since I had to restore backup cause my stupid sister wants to play game and put the cat on me and the cats feet are all over the keyboard. In any event I had a good time on Thursday. Oh yeah and Bill Maher was funny last night. A lot of his jokes I had heard before but still very funny. Oh yeah on a side note if you can't go out to drink than walking past bars can be kinda depressing, I learned that on Thursday. But i did check out someone I knew who was playing at OPM so that was fun.
3 pictures I missed. in the conffussion:

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Category: events

06/18/07 05:26 - 89ºF - ID#39719

Ramble on things to come

Why am I inside when it is gorgeous out. Oh yeah cause I don't know where to hang out, out side I guess. I'm looking forward to Seeing Bill Maher on friday. I have seen some of his comedy and I think it is funny, so I hope it is a great night. I wish I could report on all the amazing concerts and shows coming to this area but that would be impossible you pretty much have to read the Gusto, Artvoice and other papers to see everything that is going on, on a weekly basis. This just covers Buffalo then you have Rochester (assuming you drive) and Toronto. If a band you like isn't coming to Buffalo then they maybe going to the place at Canada's Wonderland. I also thought that I should mention that I think in August the CNE or as it is now called The EX is in Toronto I believe I haven't been to that in a long time, I should really look that up. I have no idea if they are still playing but Toronto has a MLS soccer team who plays at a Soccer only stadium. I believe that stadum is on the CNE grounds. I have no idea what I'm doing for the 4th of July if anything Maybe I'll just go see "The Transformers". Also in August is Americas Fair and that has I think 3 events in the grand stand I want to see. But the next concert for me is Thursday "The Violent Fems". Yeah so I don't know any of there music but maybe I'll just take pictures of the crowd. June 28th Jeff Martin of From the Tea Party is coming back I would like to see him again but I gotta remember to get tickets. I think in Aug. Margaret Cho is coming to Kleinhans. I have seen her on TV and sometimes she is very funny so that is another thing to check into. One thing that i like about Buffalo is that there is so much to do. The one problem is that some TV shows like the Dead Zone start up and other shows and if they are shows you like it is hard to see them when there is so much fun stuff to do. I know another sort of boaring post. But when you wake up early for work you can't be going out drinking till you puke on a hot chick.
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06/16/07 05:31 - 78ºF - ID#39694

Fri and sat.

Well if anyone read my previous post I just wanted to add that there is a 3rd part of what I want and that is to not deal with people. That entire thing of what movie do you want to see and when do you want to see it and just working out what we both want to see and can live with. Not that it is really a bad thing but sometimes that can be stressfull. That is the one good example that I can use. I guess maybe another one would be finding out if the person you are with wants to go to a certain concert or event before you wind up getting tickets. Then if they aren't sure thenyou get caught not knowing how many tickets to get. So because of that being alone or at least not having someone to check in with is a nice freedom. That being said I did wind up going to a movie this afternoon with my sis we went to see Oceans 13. I liked it and she did to. I didn't see 12 but I did see 11. So I don't know if any of this story had any connections to 12 or not. The movie seemed to be its own thing and I understood it all. But maybe if I saw 12 there would be more meaning to it, not sure but I had a good time. It was nice to sleeep in this morning and not be tired since I never made it out of the house to see Jackdaw last night. I just didn't feal right and was kinda tired. I wish I had something exciting to post but I don't, who knows maybe someday.
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Category: sex

06/15/07 07:28 - 79ºF - ID#39683

what I want 3


Not sure if the above link works I can never remember how to link to other articles I mean previous journals. But that being said for those who read my journal you may remember I wrote this long post about what I wanted. That post was really for me I guess. As I was at the sqaure last night the mind starts to wander. Sometimes that happens at out door shows. It can often be hard to concentrate on the show when there is all that "eye candy" there. You try to watch the show but all those hot/sexy/Pretty/gorgeous women of all shades and types catch your eye with out even trying to look. Then the groups of girls and the groups that know other groups. Ok so this thought comes in my head that maybe all I really want is a cute lady with a great ass and boobs (never seen a bad pair before) who gives great head. But maybe just seeing all these PYTs (to "" Micheal Jackson) at once changes how one thinks. It was like if we had anything in common it wouldn't matter just the cuteness would. I know that isn't the way to be. But there is that "superfical Atraction" when you see someone you don't know. Once you know someone that doesn't matter at all. That is one thing that is kinda cool about the internet is that you can form that connection with out knowing what anyone looks like to predjuice you. I guess the best example of that is chating somewhare. I havn't done that in a long time. I did meet some pretty cool people that way. But with it being Yahoo and not local they where from no whare even close to Buffalo. So there are those two sides of me. The one that just wants a hottie and the one that wants someone really cool. I guess that is all I have to say so hope everyone has a great weekend.
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06/13/07 06:06 - 86ºF - ID#39645

Bonus Pictures

The couple things I was going to post about I basicly said in comments to others like about the Soprano's and Government consolidation or regionalism. So I thought I would put up a few pictures as a bonus to the Allentown art festival.


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I admit I did have a good time last weekend but what should I do this weekend. Thursday I want to go to the sqaure. Friday I may go see Jackdaw they are at sportmens but If I know me I will stay home. Going to see a movie would be fun but there is a little part of me that says to go the falls and go on the maid of the mist and buy a water camera we shall see what happens.
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06/10/07 07:03 - 75ºF - ID#39599

Allen Town 50th

First of all pictures aren't a real reflection of art fest You don't really see all the tattoos and all the eye candy and of course all the art in the great detail. For example there was some art that from a distance looked like a painting but close up it was different levels of paper under a frame. Hopefully my pictures do it justice. Hope they aren't to boaring. I just wanted to mention that I did see 6 (e:peeps) Dragonlady and Z, (e:carolinan) and I can't remember her user name, then there was 2 Chico and Chica (for short). I noticed two couples holding hands and one couple (I assume) of girls where both really cute.




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I'm not putting up all my pictures and some of them are of buildings. These sneakers coming up looked really cool not sure how they translate on the web.
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Oh yeah I didn't do any of this art but the stuff I bought I thought was pretty cool the same can be said of any pictures of art work I put up. Sorry I don't know the names of the artists.

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Those two last pictures are from today near the Allentown That assumes you are still looking at my pictures. Here are some more from today or Sunday or day 2 how ever you want to think about it.

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These next two pictures are of these cool looking things made from Beer and Pop cans. I didn't see them the first time around but I was alerted to them from (e:dragonlady7)'s myspace post so for that thank you I found an elephant for my sis there.
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These two pictures are about documenting what isn't there and that is MIA. This year it is out at the fair grounds in August the 11th if memory is correct.

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To finish up I know there is other stuff I meant to mention but I'm not really sure what it was so here are a few more pictures of art.

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I had a fun two days it was really nice to get some exercise. I hope the pictures look good and aren't to boaring. I wish I could have gotten a good picture of all the seagulls flying around but I wasn't fast enough to get a good one so I didn't post any. Oh well the fun is over back to work on Monday.
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