Monday, May 28, 2007

To The East Side...

Wow - I'm tired. Surprised I even have the energy or the desire to blog right now. It's been a terribly long week, albeit a good one. There were some amazing events and quotes over the past week, but damned if i can actually remember most of them. But let's fill in some blanks - shall we?

Scene: KJ's Ale House - Staten Island Bar. Bandulos playing live. (Side note: they will be playing on the 4th of July @ My Family's House.)

A) I never ate cake at a bar before.
B) Got a call on the emergency phone for work while at the bar.
Parent: "Hi Frank, K--- didn't come home yet. Should I wait till 1am and then call the police?"
Frank: "If you could hunt her down and kill her that would be great."
Parent: "Oh no Frank, Don't put that on me."

Scene: Headliner - Jersey Shore Fist Pump Palace
Girl: "Oh I'm from Staten Island - Went to Tottenville HS."
Me: "Oh I graduated in 1997 - you?"
Girl: "Me too"
Me: "I'm Frank and you are?"
Girl : "Alison S--"
Me: "Hmm... I don't remember you at all."
Girl: "Well I spend a lot of time getting high in the woods behind the school"
Me: "Gotcha"

Scene: At house after dropping a load of money at Bed, Bath & Beyond
Me: "So you know what Mom asks me? - What color would you like to bring into the bathroom?"
Dad: "What color?"
Me: "Exactly - The only colors I bring into the bathroom and yellow and brown"

Scene: Standing with Derek & Dustyn on 23rd St outside Gotham Comedy Club
Dustyn: "There are two things I love about the summer and girls wearing stuff like that (girl in short skirt and heels) is one of them."
Me: "What's the other?"
Dustyn: "More sunlight"

Scene: Inside Gotham Comedy Club - Dave Attell on stage
Dave: "Girls love flowers, I mean they really love flowers. You know what flowers are better than - getting kicked in the cunt. Girls do not like that. Flowers are up here - Getting kicked in the cunt is down there."

So kids - that was the weekend - today was filled with painting, sanding and trying not to kill my parents. I'm moving Friday. So I was just letting people do their thing. People would ask where I wanted things, I replied "wherever you want them to go." Because once I give my opinion - people aren't satisfied with it and they want to give me their opinion. No opinions - just do whatever you want. If I like it, great. If I don't, it'll be different the next time you come back. Thanks to everyone that helped today - especially my indentured servants Karen & Kris. I appreciate it!

Soon there will be a few small housewarming parties. Work friends, home friends, family, hookers. Not in that order. Hope you can make it.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Good Assjob

In celebration of finding out the title of Kanye West's 4th album. I give you these links. Yes, Kanye has an name for his 4th album and his 3rd has yet to be released. His 3rd album coming this year is "Graduation." The 4th album "Good Ass Job." Or what would be the funnier title - "Good Assjob." Here's some other funny links. 1 to read, 1 to hear and 1 to watch.


I Hope This Girl Didn't Join A Sorority

Listen To Track 6 - Donkey Punch

Donkey Punch 2 (Thanks Tommy)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Shitty Day

So it's been a regular occurrence that something odd happens at my office. It could be arrests of my clients when they assault an officer. Could be bomb threats, fires, etc. Could be the smell of our security guards. Today was no exception to office craziness.

I typically go to the bathroom a few times during the day. I drink a LOT of water throughout the day and well sometimes have other duties (pardon the pun) have to be done. So Tuesday, I went to the bathroom and went to leave. Grabbed the door handle to feel something wet and mushy. Yes, you guessed it - Someone put shit all over the door handle. I mean ALL OVER IT. I almost vomited, right then and there. I used my left hand to turn on the faucet and then washed my hands like 4x. Then in order to get out - I had to grab toilet paper and open the door. I walked up to the front desk, and told them. They gave me some Purell. I told the appropriate people. I Purell-ed again. Washed about 3 more times and then Purell-ed about 5 more times. I was so grossed out it killed me. We're figuring it was a client. We hope at least.

My site administrator asked me if I knew this was in my job description, at least he knew I could laugh about it and wasn't going to like sue the building or some... (ready for it) shit. I can honestly say, I had the shittiest day on Tuesday.


Save Yourself...

I'm a big believer in free speech - well maybe it's because my editing finger was too slow when playing songs like "Put It In Your Mouth" by Akinelye or "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against The Machine back at WFDM. So if you like internet radio, or care about the future of radio and subsequently free speech. Give these sites a visit. Soon enough - the government will take every piece of entertainment and censor it. When satellite radio and internet radio is being censored and penalized for providing entertainment to a non-public ear, the means of voicing your opinion (ie this blog) will be limited. That is the end of my diatribe. The second time I used that word today. Hopefully I'm using it correctly.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Smashing of the Pumpkins

Of course it always makes me excited when one of my favorite bands wants to release new stuff. However, the buzz behind the Smashing Pumpkins new album leaves me with a lot to be desired. I'll have to hear it before I can make a decision obviously. People are already billing it as the best album this year and yap yap yap. I will say that I've been pretty let down by Billy Corgan and company since the "Machina" album. I'm one of the few people that think "Adore" is an amazing album, just not traditional Pumpkins material. Now "Machina" was sub par and it was billed as by Mr. Corgan as the "best rock album ever." Needless to say - it's far from it. So was Zwan (the band post Pumpkins) and Corgan's solo record. I read an interview talking about how he didn't want to use crash symbol sounds on it. What the hell is that about? I mean it's one thing to limit your resources, but avoiding the use of certain type of cymbal? And I assure you - it's needed in that album.

James Iha will not be back, D'Arcy Wretsky could be dead for all anyone knows. These 2 people made up so much of what the Smashing Pumpkins were. I will still say, pop in "Siamese Dream" or "Mellon Collie" and you will remember what a great band this...I dare to say it...was. They're live show even went downhill. So... when July comes around. There'll be a new post about the album. These past few years have seen resurgences for bands like Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam. So will the Smashing Pumpkins be able to re-entertain their salivating fans and develop a new fan base? Or will this be the reunion / comeback album that should have never been. Unfortunately, I think the latter.