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Oct. 22nd, 2009 | 08:18 pm

It really seems that as soon as you get yourself a nice camera, you're suddenly "in" with all the artsy kids.

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also,

Oct. 22nd, 2009 | 08:16 pm

It feels weird to be appreciated.

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irony?

Oct. 22nd, 2009 | 08:10 pm

Look at me expressing my innermost thoughts and emotions over an internet blog. I'm such a stereotype. An outdated one at least.

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if i dont get to oh-oh-five

Apr. 3rd, 2009 | 11:58 pm

A day with tremendous ups and tremendous downs.

"Tremendous ups" is a rarity in itself. I felt more at home with my surroundings and with the people around me than I have in a while.
I really do have the most fun when I'm feeling energetic, even to the point where its ridiculous.

My replacement iPod is back in, and I may now re-commence awkward dancing to happy indie music.

I had a nice brush with fate today, as my decision to travel down Schoenherr rather than 15 Mile Road resulted in two other cars having an accident. (The accident was in no way my fault, the car didn't look and tried to cut in front of me, but ended up getting hit by another car). The crazy thing about it is that if I had taken 15 Mile, that probably would not have happened.

A trip to Utica today sparked my interest of taking a few polaroids in the graffiti tunnel. However, I realized that I still have to learn how to use it, exactly. I'm starting to get some excellent photo ideas for when I do.

Thoughts and thoughts and thoughts.

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oh, give us your vote

Mar. 21st, 2009 | 12:55 am

Tokyo Police Club did great.

Drum circles are the new shit.

School was just awful.

Driving, driving, driving in circles.

Nostalgia.

Stars is beautiful.

I'm a little anxious in anticipation, there are some things that just don't seem reasonable. Still, I cannot back out of a commitment.

I find it strange that how not very long ago, I was always looking forward to the future, but now I am always dreading it. Whenever I think about the future, it always feels like I'm very close to leaving something behind that I'm not quite ready to leave yet. In addition, I feel like I need all the time in the world to try to improve all of these things about my life that I know I should. If I did have more time, would I just waste it like I do the time already provided to me?

I really feel like I'm waiting for things to be different, for things to improve. There have been times in the past where I have felt complete. I don't feel anywhere near such a thing right now. There's something missing from every aspect of my life, and I'm just waiting for that to turn around.

And that is pretty much all of it.

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Mar. 17th, 2009 | 10:48 pm

Slainte.

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Addressing all of the modern-day showgoers:

Mar. 17th, 2009 | 09:31 pm

The 21st century. Yeah, it's a great thing. Yeah, I know that all of you are really stoked. You're feeling great about social networking, texting, phones that can do just about anything, wi-fi, screens, screens, screens, screens, the light from the screens that rivals the importance of the light from the sun, and you know, it's all just great. You know, whatever makes you happy. However, I think you're crossing the line when you're replacing very tangible objects and experiences with very lackluster digital substitutes. I mean, let's not get carried away here. We need to draw the line somewhere.  So I'm proposing that for CHRIST'S SAKE WE BAN CELL PHONES FROM CONCERTS.

What you have to consider when you adapt such a proposal is the simple mathematics of all of it:

The 60s and 70s, the trends of the 60s and 70s, the people of the 60s and 70s, and everything about those decades >>>>> the 00's, the trends of the 00's, etc, etc.

With that in mind, you review the tapes and you think, "Wow, check out these concerts from the 70s. Everyone's got out their lighters, how BADASS." And it seriously was. Cause fire is badass, and there's something just heartwarming about looking at it, you know? Like, "look at us holding up our lighters, its beautiful like a candlelight vigil but its also just fuckin' awesome."

And then you go to a show today. And you think , "Wow check out this retard waving his phone in the air back and forth like he thinks he's cool." And it seriously is not cool. Cause you know that retard is thing "huh huh, this is so clever of me, get it? its like what people did with their lighters back in the day but I'm doing it with my cell phone. I'm really saying something about my generation here. yeaaaahhhhhh." And here's what you're REALLY saying about your generation: CELL PHONES! CELL PHONES! CELL PHONES! OHMYGOD I LOVE MY CELL PHONE SO MUCH ITS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS TO ME AND THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS TO ME MORE THAN MY CELL PHONE IS BEING ABLE TO CHECK FACEBOOK ON MY CELL PHONE."

I mean seriously, just think about what you're DOING when you hold a cell phone into the air during a concert. Do we need to draw a comparison here between FIRE and a PLASTIC GLOWING SCREEN?!
Now I know that we live in the 21st century and since electronics are replacing just about everything, most people are becoming unfamiliar with the concept of fire. So, I guess I should explain it. Fire can't really glow that sick pale white glow like an electronic can, but it can glow in a very warm pleasant glow that just makes your atmosphere feel comfortable. and warm. and toasty.
But I know that comfortable and warm just isn't cool, I mean, why have that when you can have this sick pale white glow?
Fire is very real, and it just feels so much more meaningful when you hold up this real, warm, wonderful little flame, this interesting, mysterious little flame. But that is just irrelevant. No, not when you have this plastic screen.

So if holding these phones up during concerts is just so much cooler, then what can we expect with the upcoming decade? Perhaps we won't have bonfires anymore. Perhaps we'll just be able to buy these glowing white electronic screens that we can set up in our backyards and just stare into. That'll be great, won't it?

And if you think it's fine to justify holding a cell phone up at a concert just for the convenience factor, you are terribly wrong, sir. Maybe you'll say "oh, well, I didn't have a lighter but I did have a cell phone so I decided to just do the cell phone thing instead of the lighter hurr hurr"
How about this? If you don't have a lighter, forget holding ANYTHING up. No substitutes. If you're saying "welll everyone has a cell phone but nobody has a lighter....." well too bad. Use your cell phone to talk. Go buy a lighter for concerts. They're not very expensive.

For those of you making a "statement about your generation" that sickens me even more that you would embrace being so technologically privileged as to let it consume every aspect of your life. I know this one's a difficult concept to grasp, but there's more to life than trendy technology.

Ban cell phones from venues. Go ahead. If ya did, we'd also be saving the world from shitty recordings of live performances that end up on youtube and just sound awful awful and awful.
And hell, if you do go to a concert, make a statement of your own.  Say "There are just some things that technology will never be able to replace." Bring a lighter and hold it up instead of a cell phone. Or just don't hold a cell phone up.  Seriously think about what the "rechargable revolution" is doing to all of us.
 


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spring.

Mar. 17th, 2009 | 09:30 pm

Light at 5:30 is absolutely amazing. Everyone deserves this.

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winter.

Nov. 13th, 2008 | 05:57 pm

Darkness at 5:30 is absolutely ridiculous. Nobody deserves this. 

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Oh, and keep this in mind.

Nov. 4th, 2008 | 03:25 pm

It doesn't matter who you're voting for. We're all fucked either way.

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