Saturday, June 4, 2011

Well, how about I share some music?

I've had my iPod with me constantly lately, and there's a lot of it I just can't get enough of, so why not share some of what I've been enjoying? I apologize if some of it isn't your cup of tea, but I'm sure a few of you might actually enjoy a few!

Ween has always been a band that I could listen to song after song. They pack so much creativity and such a mixture of musical talent into every album that it's incredible. This instrumental is definitely one of my all time favorite Ween songs, and is performed live perfectly. It was written as a tribute to Funkadelic's guitarist Eddie Hazel, and after reading about Funkadelic, and Ween's tribute to them, I looked up the song "Maggot Brain" to see what they were like. If you liked this video, you will love that one also.

Prizzy Prizzy Please is from Chicago, Illinois. The first time I saw them was when they played at Rhino's Youth Center in Bloomington right before MC Chris, and that was really a show I'll remember. This is one of the most talented bands that I've ever seen perform live. They have so much energy throughout each song, it's ridiculously hard not to move along to the music. Took a short trip back to Rhino's to see them once again and they were just as awesome the second time around. Seriously, check these dudes out if you like what you hear!

Next is Bomb the Music Industry. I've been listening to them for a while, and I really can't get enough of 'em. I feel like no matter what kind of music you like, you can find a song by BMTI that you will like. Check them out (and download their albums) from
You won't regret it!

Last, but not least, is Deal's Gone Bad. I saw them live when I went to a ska show to see Mustard Plug in Indianapolis a few years back. They have a very creative style and a very unique sound which made it awesome to see live. Their lyrics will get you singing along even if you don't know the whole song.

Just a few bands I've been listening to a lot and I thought some others might enjoy them as much as I did. Comment if you'd like and tell me if there is any you like more than the other or whatever!

Have a great night, dudes!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fuck your 47 MPGs

Well, here goes my first blog entry. I started this blog to attempt to let out some steam and share some slightly humorous stories in the process. Let's start this historic first post about my neighbor. I'll call him Larry. Larry has always been the cocky neighbor of the block, which is weird, considering he is a nerdy looking, mid-40s man. He lives right across from me and has always been nosy and annoying since he moved in. Back when I was around 10-12, and would roam the neighborhood with my group of friends, he would always attempt to tattle on me for little stupid things. If I was walking around too late, my dad would always tell me that Larry had complained to him about me and my friends supposedly causing mischief since we were our til around 9:30. When I started to get older, 13-14, it started getting worse. If anything happened to his house (eggs thrown, corned, etc.) I would be the first to be blamed.
     This pretty much came to an end when I was just hitting 15, and finally told him if he wants to blame me for something to come to me instead of my parents. One night, after his house was brutally annihilated with eggs, he stopped me and my dad in the middle of the street and began to yell about how me and my friends were the ones who had egged his house in the middle of the night. In the middle of his rambling about how bad of a kid I was, I cut him off and said "Listen, I was at a friends house the other night so you can go ahead and stop right now. I have never messed with your house, but after having you continuously accuse me I just might start. And you'll probably have a little more to worry about then cleaning eggs off of your windows." My dad knew I was bluffing, because I was an overall good kid, but Larry seemed a little nervous. He apologized to me and I was hoping that I would never have to put up with his annoying shit ever again.
     Of course, that was too much to wish for. His attitude began to change over the years and he became this awkward neighbor who tried way too hard to be friendly towards everyone on the block. He would always wave and try to start small conversations, which wasn't too bad in the beginning, but progressively got worse. Once I started driving, he would write notes and put them on my windshield if I parked in front of his house or too close to his driveway that said shit like "I'd really appreciate it if you could not park so close to my house. Sometimes I have people over and they don't have places to park when you're right in front of the house. Thanks, Larry". Well, Larry, considering I've only seen one car that wasn't yours parked there all the years you've lived there, I'd say you don't have anything to worry about. But, instead of getting pissed off, I just learned to park closer to my house and let it be.
      At the beginning of this year, my senior year, I got a new car and I was absolutely thrilled. It's a little 07' compact car and I love it. One day while I was getting in, Larry pulls up beside me in his shit green Prius and says, "Hey there, I like the new car!" I tell him thanks, and that I like it a lot. Larry then asks, "Sooo, how many MPGs does it get?" I replied excitedly, "Oh, it gets quite a few! Around 32!". He then smugly replies "Ah, Well mine only gets about 48 to 50" then smiles and pulls away.

Fuck you, Larry.