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Category: vacation

10/03/10 08:41 - 45.ºF - ID#52894

So Cal Vlog #2

Pretty much my day at Epicenter 21 2010

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Category: vacation

10/02/10 11:13 - 46.ºF - ID#52885

So Cal Vlog #1

So I went out to Southern California for a week. I have a couple more videos to edit but I'm going to post this one here just to get something out there.

I traveled with a friend o fmine and hung out with a friend of mine who works in Santa Monica with whom we stayed at his townhouse. The air on the pier is just refreshing and amazing. I didn't feel too well when I went out there (maybe I was sick of work) but I felt like a million bucks after being in the sun and heat of Southern California for a week. We then hit the Hollywood Bowl for the Sound of Music Sing along, which apparently is a big event. Honestly we just went to see the venue as it is a legendary art deco historical place and bought tickets off of at the last minute. We ended up getting box seats and had a blast.

The next day we went to the Epicenter 2010 concert festival.


I went to see really to see Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Rise Against and Blink 182. Seeing Blink in SoCal was just a perfect thought. I was a bit disappointed with 30 secs to mars. Jared Leto just rubs me the wrong way as he just seems like an out of control ego manic controlling freak. I came to hear you play, not order everyone around.

Anyway here is the first video.

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Category: movies

10/01/10 11:42 - 52.ºF - ID#52875

the social network

Wow! What a great film. It just shows what really drives the internet after all, love/sex and other raw volatile emotions.

I hate to say it but I really feel for Mark Zuckerburg. I guess it was the opening scene after getting dumped by Erica Albright when he starts drinking and blogging on Livejournal. Who knew that is how to become a Billionaire is to: (Have ZERO ZLICH NADA Social Skills or Game with the Ladies) Thus fueling your sexual frustration and then not only flaming her, but taking it to an exponential level!

But yea, you have to give him credit for rising above the pecking order of society and becoming CEO, Bitch!

There were also some great references in this movie. One to Niagara Falls and the other one to the Original Karate Kid, which was too funny given the prototype of the members of Harvard Crew.

Did I also mention that the sound track is totally kick ass?
How can you go wrong with Trent Reznor. Some great pick for songs included California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedy's. Also whatever electro/trance song that they were playing in the club when Mark is having an Epiphany with Sean Parker Mr Napster is just plain SICK!

Plus it was also a fun time seeing it with great company, someone who could also relate to references "back in the day" (e:theecarey)

In the end just go and see it. It's dark, yes but at the same time brilliant.
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Category: people

09/22/10 11:34 - ID#52809

Why I hate this area

This is how rich white people really are deep down inside.

I seriously bet that if it was a dog on the side of the road in pain 10 people would stop, call 911 or the SPCA. What is scary is that he was a middle aged white guy with money. GOD Forbid if it was a scruffy homeless looking minority dying on the side of the road in Lilly Rich White Lewiston. Notice it was a guy NOT from Lewiston that stopped??? This says a ton about the demographics in this town but I'll keep this post short, it doesn't need further explanation as you can draw your own conclusions.
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Category: hipsters

09/21/10 10:52 - 63.ºF - ID#52798

F'ing Hipsters

I have to agree with this guy.

They totally stole Solid Frame Glasses, Zombies, Pirates and Heroin. I really don't care about the aweful haircuts for abviousl reasons.

But I need heroin addicts to be like Layne Staley from Alice in Chains or Renton from Trainspotting. Not some twerp with a shitty superior attitude in skinny jeans, neon socks, solid frame glasses drinking a PBR.

He's on to something I actually prefer to be down south among rednecks than hipsters up North. Their attitude is a bit better IMHO than some pussy hipsters up here on Elmwood.
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Category: self perception

09/19/10 11:08 - 52.ºF - ID#52784


I went to see Deftones and Alice in Chains last night in Toronto. It was a great show and I'll post more in the future from it. But I need to get this off of my chest now.

For me I've had self love / self esteem issues for most of my life now. When I saw this song last night it has basically opened up the floodgates. I haven't listened to anything from Jars of Flies for years as I never bought the CD even though I should. I've always had more of an emotional connection with Alice in Chains than any other "Grunge" era band. Dirt embedded itself into my mind right when it came out. I don't want to get into details about it from back in the day but it fired on all cylinders. So needless to say I've been crying uncontrollably since I got back from Toronto tonight. What's even crazier is I had a total heart felt breakthrough conversation with them as I'm just in a very vulnerable place right now. Anyway here it is music starts at 1:20

Here is a the facebook update that I never bothered to post:

Holy Shit! This song last night just took me to an emotional place that I've been avoiding for a decade. It was the one spiritual experience that I've been seeking all this summer concert season. Sorry if it's TMI but I've had self love issues for most of my life, Lane so tapped into how it feels even though I guess he was writing about his addition. Plus I haven't listened to anything off of Jars of Flies for years.

If you want the original version with Layne

We chase misprinted lies
We face the path of time
And yet I fight
And yet I fight
This battle all alone
No one to cry to
No place to call home


My gift of self is raped
My privacy is raked
And yet I find
And yet I find
Repeating in my head
If I can't be my own
I'd feel better dead

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Category: urban exploration

09/14/10 12:00 - 58.ºF - ID#52731

Abandoned Amusement Park

I came across this randomly tonight and thought that it was pretty cool. It kind of reminds me of Crystal Beach and Olcott Beach. I have no idea why I am so drawn to abandoned amusement parks. Maybe it was abandoned around the time I was born and just slowly decayed or something along those lines. But WOW!

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Category: driving

09/11/10 12:15 - 68.ºF - ID#52706

How the F do you do that?

These must be the same kind of D-F**K's that flip and wreck on the 198 thinking that it's a "Real Highway" while in reality the speed limit should be 45 mph.

But seriously how do you do that unless you're doing around 50 mph? Allen St really doesn't want cars on it, that's why you hold your breath driving down it as you're praying that you keep your side view mirrors.
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Category: concerts

09/10/10 08:04 - 62.ºF - ID#52697

Beach House

Here is the 2nd band from Vampire Weekend, Beach House. Needless to say when I'm down in the SRQ this winter I will be listening to this when I'm walking on Siesta Key / Crescent Beach. Not because of the name of the band although that helps, but I just love the "dream pop" sound...

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Category: concerts

09/08/10 09:21 - 60.ºF - ID#52684

Vampire Weekend

I went last night to Toronto after work and treated myself to a Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Show. I couldn't find anyone to go with me and with the venue being only 40% sold I was lucky to unload my ticket at the gate, even though it was less than cost.

What counted was I was able to make the show for the two bands I wanted to see as I left Buffalo at 5 after work, hung out at the MCA until midnight taking in the big city hipsters, getting home at 1:30 AM and then making it to work this morning 10 minutes early. Needless to say that everything lined up for me as I had a pretty descent time even by myself.

Anyway I was finally able to get floor tickets and take a video that is worth of being one of the "cool" kids at the Amphitheatre:

or if that doesn't work here is the HD link

The only downside is that my battery conked out shortly thereafter and I also realized that my backup was drained as well :-( Anyway watching and dancing hit the spot for all that I have been going through mentally these days anyway.
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