Thursday, September 15, 2005

MIXMANIA

So I picked up this one blog a bit back, Patriside

He runs this thing called MIXMANIA - where essentially a theme is chosen and everyone makes a mixtape(CD) based on the theme with which you are free to interpret. So alas the time has come to post our song lists. Whoever received my CD, I hope you found some long time favorites on there and I also hope I introduced you to something new that perhaps you liked. Enough with the chit chat. THE GRAND UNVEILING!

August Mixmania - theme = Driving

Name Taken - Drive Drive Drive - The title speaks volumes
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - A fun take on transportation dont you think? Itd be so sweet to drive a Magic Carpet
Deftones - Passenger - This song is just awesome and powerful. Maynard is the guest on this track(lead singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle)
ACDC - Highway To Hell - Classic squelching rock tune
Bob Seger - Night Moves - This song just reminds me of driving. I hear it almost every time I drive to school or back from school, kinda weird
Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration - I just thought this song title was a neat take on the theme
Queen - Bicycle Race - Queen is just great, and this song was the closest thing to driving hah not to mention fun to sing along to
The Get Up Kids - Mass Pike - This song refers to the massachusettes turnpike, its sadder in usual Get Up Kids style but one of my favs
Bloc Party - Price of Gas - How can you talk about driving without the familiar cringe of gas prices?
Beatles - Drive My Car - beep beep beep beep YEAH!
John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane - If you dont sing along to this...you are not living
Love as Laughter - Dirty Lives - Another fun song by a relatively unknown band
Modest Mouse - Black Cadillacs - Modest Mouse is my favorite band and something had to go on here and what better song for a driving mix than that with Cadillacs in the title
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You - Another sing along, I was trying to balance songs entirely related to driving with classics to sing to
Eisley - Brightly Wound - I just threw this in there for something different and a beautiful song at that
Eagles - Hotel California - Again if you dont sing along to this youve been missing out man
The Playmates - Beep Beep - This song used to crack me up when I was younger, I just put it on there for fun and hope my Mixmania victim, receiver, hopefully friend, got a good chuckle

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Im rewriting musical history here

Seems as though some people have yet to realize that I just don't care anymore. Girls especially hate this sentiment. "You dated me 1 yr ago you should still care about me". Ok well maybe I would had you not gotten drunk, hit me, and then lied and told people I hit you hmm? Did you think of that?

I don't want stupid IMs sent to me trying to mess with me and make me get angry, it won't work. I do not care. Besides you got fat and you know this. I know this is mean but honestly, I have an absolutely amazing girlfriend right now, and you are not going to win this battle.

Why is it so awful when people stop caring? I mean not about EVERYTHING because thats just detrimental to their own health. But why is it so bad to remove yourself from a bad situation? Look down on me all you want is how I see it. If I remove myself from a bad situation I am only doing myself a favor, decreasing my dukkha if you want to take a buddhist stance on this. That song that goes "Girls just wanna have fu-un" is horseshit..."Girls just want attenti-o-on" oh yes

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

must...have...wa...ter

you know what sucks?

When you live in a dorm and forget to put waters in your fridge...Then you wake up and you have that thought to yourself "funny i dont REMEMBER eating cotton before bed" so you stumble in a morning haze over to your mini fridge which is your way of subconciously reminding you that your possessions all fit in one tiny ass room, and thats depressing. Then you reach into your 5 x 5 box of refreshment, to find 2 bottles of rum 1 beer and no fucking water.

no water....not cool....not happy....can only be mad at myself...that is all

Monday, September 12, 2005

Crash Test

This semester is shaping up to be quite an uphill trek to freedom. I feel like I should rename UConn the Underground Railroad. Tasteless but quality.

Anyway, saw Crash again today. It is rather good. My teacher saw it with me and we talked about it afterwords over some coffee. She said she doesnt see what all the hype was about. This is interesting because I thought she would enjoy it. If anyone saw this and liked it let me know why.

I think it has all this hype because it discusses something that one on one is hard for people to talk about and encompass it all in the shocking and visual manner the movie accomplishes. A text on the same subject would not be as effective for me as the actual movie was. The shot of the father screaming without sound mind you, is powerful and people in the crowd actually gasped.

Arent the movies that shock you, not in an appauling way but just present such a sense of realism it is emotionally involving, just good because they invoke that emotion? I mean you love comedies because you like to laugh..kinda the same thing? maybe not

Anyway go see it.

Friday, September 09, 2005

I might as well rant since thats the cool Blog thing to do - this goes out to you UConn:

If you buy sweatpants that have words on the ass of them. You should thusly assume guys are going to "read" them. Therefore, if you are ginormous please refrain from wearing them, especially if your ass is so large that the letters are moving far too violently for anyone to read.

Oprah - When are you going to get shot or at least Fat again, you were much more entertaining when I could turn on your show with 30 friends and whoever got closest to your weight without going over won the pot. Now you just suck.

One month this summer new music came out and it was all fantastic. That means for this year we are 1/8 with one good album coming out on the 20th of this month which I already have. Where the hell is all the good music at? Someone do something about this, I am quite peeved.

I think its funny that people like to ask me to retell my ex-girlfriend stories to all those around me that have yet to hear them. Never do I get tired of the reactions. Most girls feel that I am a nice guy, while sarcastic and cynical, still a nice kid. It amazes them to no end at the rather large ratio of psychotic to normal that I have dated. If I ever write a novel that is even quasi-autobiographical, you freudian bastards are gonna have a field day trying to figure THAT one out.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I will be spending my saturday morning from about 9-12 drinking beers and then going to a football game. This is hardly healthy and hope to walk away without weighing 50 lbs more just to turn around and do it again next weekend. FANTASTIC. Football season started boys n girls...take in a game..live the magic.

Monday, September 05, 2005

You're Not Fully Clean Unless You're COLORfully clean

Be patient with this story guys. I promise you it will be worth it.

So when I was younger I used to rollerblade a lot. Just about every day. Either just to skate or to play roller hockey, whatever. Well one day I was doing a rail slide and slipped...i grabbed the rail to try and slow myself and dislocated my shoulder. I had a series of subluxations after that which left my shoulder in bad shape at the age of 18. I had arthritis and needed surgery. The surgery was nothing major and it went well.

Since then I haven't had any incidents until this past friday. I was playing football and I went to tackle someone and my fingers got caught up on someones leg which yanked my arm forward as my momentum caused my body to proceed going in the opposite direction. My shoulder had another subluxation and eventually went back into the socket on its own. It has been a little uncomfortable since friday but nothing to worry about.

I had asked the girl who lives next to me for an advil the other day and she complied and hooked me up. Tonight I ran into her in the hallway and she told me that she received some information about my shoulder and how to make it better. I said "what?" and she replied, "Yeah I know its weird. We will go on a walk later if you want to know and I will tell you". "Ok sure".

So enter the walk. We proceed to walk and she explains to me that I need a color cleansing. My colors and chakra are off. I have a yellow issue. She will do the color cleansing for me, she has prepared an essence for me. I have to wear yellow for 3 days, preferably to bed. I have to meditate 5-10 mins before bed with a prepared meditation she has. She will do the color cleansing. The imbalance and pain in my shoulder is a physical manifestation of an emotional issue. I am carrying with me the burden of some female and its resting on my shoulder and causing the pain. Who gave her the information?

MY GUIDE?!? Yes boys and girls, my guide visited her in a meditation and told her about my issue. If she hadn't offered me the option (because by asking for advil I was asking for help), then her shoulder would begin to hurt. WHAT THE HELL? She is freakin nuts. Who the hell says this to someone they barely know? I asked for an advil not for a color cleansing and freedom from my burdens. Apparently this will improve my creativity and my writing as well. Now I know why Derrida and Heidegger were such geniuses...they got color cleansings.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

People In College Aren't Always Smart

So in class yesterday my teacher clearly asked students not to use particular racial words while we discussed the reasoning behind parents requesting that Huck Fin be banned from schools. There are other students of color in the class as well as the teacher herself. 2 people blantantly dropped the N bomb.

Both were over the age of 40 and should have been able to take direction. The second one said it after the teacher reprimanded the first guy for doing it. This made for a rather uncomfortable place of learning.

Should books be banned? I dont know. I believe that it should be the parents job to take an active role in their childs education and help their kid learn from the text as a historical piece of literature. They should make their child understand that the word is not to be used and that it is offensive and wrong etc. I mean a girl in my class was in tears because of the way people were tossing it around. Sigh..I dunno banning books is wrong I think, I think its the parents that need to take a role and not just shun the school district...tax money speaks volumes