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turning 28 today... and a hero is enshrined forever [Mar. 3rd, 2006|09:59 am]
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...and another year goes by...

yet i feel like i'm starting over once again. at least for good reason.

Here's to good ol' #16. He was not the last to wear the number, but he will be known from here on in as such.

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the Zombie Jesus lives! [Oct. 24th, 2005|02:09 pm]
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going back and revisiting it all [Sep. 25th, 2005|11:01 pm]
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have you ever gone back and read your livejournal from back when you started it up until now? i know for some of you this would take days, but its pretty interesting to go back and remember the shit that went on years ago, and what you had to say about it. that being said, i'm mainly just posting for the fuck of it. so i'l leave you with a little photo of me, in the present tense:

and here it isCollapse )

now i'm going to bed.
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band stuff [May. 16th, 2005|02:39 pm]
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[Current Mood |mellowmellow]
[Current Music |Portishead - S/T]

just spontaneously, i decided to put the official stamp of burial on Dai Atlas by making one final edit to the website, adding a lifespan and links to what we all do now to the front page. kinda weird going back and editing something old. no feelings either way on it. at this point its shelved in the back of my mind, with all the other short-lived acts.

anyway, for some stupid reason i'm going to attempt this starting-a-band-thing again, fairly soon, so i'm juggling new band names. The one i've kinda set on for the time being is "Zealand" (yes, as in New, but without). the word Zea has an interesting definition, and its unique and easy on the tongue to say. That, and i just wanted to have a Z-word for some reason. musically it could be anywhere. at this point i just want to write and play stuff that feels good to me, and not try to get all pigeonholed like the last time in trying to write to a sound. i may just try to rip off all my idols at once. or, stick with the good ol' rock formula. who cares at this point. isn't that what everyone else is pretty much doing anyway?

shoulda moved to california when i was young...
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2005|08:48 pm]
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[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger]

1. Total number of albums (CD/ cassette/ LP/ wax cylinder) I own:
500 or so CDs, 500 or so LPs, who knows i can't estimate well...

2. The last album I bought:
Robert Plant - Mighty Rearranger. The ol' Norse God puts out a great album at 56. i guarantee Fred Durst won't at the same age. A true legend.

3.The last album I listened to all the way through:
not counting the above, Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go. one of the best stoner records.

4.Five albums that I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
1- (of my all time) Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart. Don't listen to it so much these days, but i will forever hold this album up in a shining light because of what it did to me back in 1994 when it came out. sonic scraping beauty. never heard guitars sound so raw and yet so pretty. this record, even though it was a major label release, made me realize there was a whole huge world not exposed by the Rolling Stone and Spins to discover...

2- Soundgarden: Superunknown. I can't even describe why, it could just possibly be the best grunge/alt album there was.

3- Queens of the Stone Age: all of their records. all at once. best band today.

4- Hum: Downward is Heavenward. There are some albums that sound amazing while sitting in my car in my garage at 4am. This and Vast's first record, but this holds candle. The sheer atmosphere and sonic quality of it is amazing. I just turn it up and prop my seat back while in the darkness of my garage, and for some reason, all of that sound swirling around me is just perfect.

5- Alice in Chains: S/T. Maybe the second best grunge/alt album there ever was.

5. Which five people am I passing the baton onto? And why?
(everyone's already done this...)
1 perfectlylegal
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229 [May. 8th, 2005|11:32 pm]
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[Current Mood |triumphant]

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thank you derek prellwitz for giving me the tip.
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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2005|09:27 pm]
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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2005|09:03 am]
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got it last night. comes off so quickly that the pins just explode. i like exploding pins. just need to try to refrain from throwing as hard and straight as possible to work on a hook with a soft throw...

still kicks ass.
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grip means everything [Apr. 24th, 2005|10:58 pm]
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today was equally my best and probably worst day bowling. i managed to land a sweet 88 using a ball with a grip a little too wide, though i got a 162 the game afterward... and later in the day, using a much better gripped ball, a got a 184 with a 10th-frame turkey, though two games later i ended up with a 97. after 10 games a bowling though, things start to tire... but with the better grip ball (for me) i was picking up spares like candy.

i really need my own ball...
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"the ol' 10 pin" OR "i guess i'll never fully grow up" [Apr. 18th, 2005|08:58 pm]
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[Current Mood |refreshedrefreshed]
[Current Music |David Bowie - Alladin Sane]

Val and i have been doing a bit of bowling lately. we both have weird history with the game. i used to obsess over it as a wee lad, bowling up and down my hall way from morning until night with these neat plastic pins and a black plastic ball. I'd watch ABC Sports every weekend and catch Earl Anthony's show that started with that song that went "NA, NA, naNA NA NA", and i'd mimic the bowlers on TV. I guess Val took up bowling and lettered in it in high school, for the reason only so that she didn't have to endure normal gym class.

Anyway, i remember going last year sometime with most of y'all to that one place out past Voelkers, which had been the first time i'd bowled in a long long time. And i remember only getting a 77 (i remember also being drunk). But recently, i've bowled a lot more frequently. Once for 4 or 5 hours with Derek, Luke, Jake, and Fen out at Sunset, once at Airport for an Edge promotional thingy, and a few times now at Thurway late on Sundays. And i've already broken 160.

Anyway, the point of all of this is that if its not one childhood obsession its the next. Transformers, video games (fully justified), and now bowling, which was the biggest of all bigs. so much so, that after only four times in the past couple months, i now want this... BADLY!!

this is teh fcuking HOTT...

now if only i could put ANY kind of hook on my throws... apparently Thruway Lanes, starting in early May, is going to offer a clinic league, Thursdays at 6. only have to pay for the time you show up, so $8 for 2 hours of some learnin' and rollin'. the its off to buy some land and start enjoying the rest of my life the way i growed up... that, or attempt to start another band (puke).
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