Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hi Everybody

So, I'm drunk.  I haven't been drunk in a long time, but I am now.  I blame Lorenzo.  He bought me two Jaeger bombs and I also had several (either 2 or 3, probably 3) whiskey drinks.  I apologize for any typos, but if there aren't any, you can thank my dad, who got our first computer when I was seven.  I'm twenty eight and I have twenty years of computer experience, pretty fucking rad.

So this is my second attempt to get this blog rolling, we'll see if it sticks this time.  I was at the Cowboy Mouth Show at the Cabooze, you should've been there too.  We got there a little late, cuz my sister's book club ran long, and I missed half of concentual's set, but what I saw was great.  Paul nailed the vocals he did, Lorenzo was his usual sexy man-beast self, and the new "rock only" thing was working. 

A little history.  I was at one of the first concentual shows in the twin cities (maybe THE first, I don't know) and then every show after that for almost a year. I sold merch, I took pictures, manned the mailing list, hauled their gear, put up posters, passed out tickets.  Basically I was their bitch.  I might have even had a shot to join the band as a bass player, but I had my own band that I thought (erroneously) might make it big, plus the new bass player was WAAAY better than I was at the time.  FFWD, a few years back they parted ways with their lead singer.  By that point I hadn't been to many shows lately, having my own shows, and then getting married and starting a family and all that Jazz.  Well, the new lead singer they added was my buddy Lorenzo.  I fucking love this guy.  I feel like I've known him forever, even though I really haven't spent that much time with him.  It's just that kinda vibe y'know?  He even sang at my wedding (Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes", during the ceremony). I haven't seen Concentual since he joined, and I feel guilty as hell about it.  I'm glad I finally got to see them tonight.  It was great.  They've become much more Rockin' and less pop.  Probably because Lorenzo "The Italian Stallion" is more Elvis, whereas there last lead Singer was more Michael Stipe.  And not just because he was a bald white guy.

Cowboy Mouth was awesome, although I didn't see all of them, cuz I hung out outside with Lorenzo in the "Smoker's Patio" for awhile.  I don't smoke, never smoked tobacco except for one time during a peace pipe ceremony with my Dad.  But I just wanted to hand with 'Zo (apparently some people call him Larry, but that just seems weird to me).  Anyways, if you've never seen Cowboy Mouth, Frickin' GO!  Even if you know none of their songs, you WILL get sucked into the show, I promise.  Fred is a MANIAC.  Plus, if you like girls, the new bass player wears a mini skirt and go-go boots, thats fun too.

Anywho, I don't know if anyone will ever read this, but hey, if you do, Hi! 
I'll try and write more often, and sober.

Oh yeah and one more thing.  I need a freaking job!  I'd prefer to just make a living being a musician, but I'm a ways from that happening.  I've got an A.A.S in Electronics technology, lots of Customer service experience, 20 years computer experience in a variety of platforms.  I've worked retail, fast food, pizza joint, construction, shipping, slung boxes for UPS, and many other jobs I'll remember in the morning.  All I need is >$300 a week, plus daycare expenses (if nesc.) and healthcare, at least for me, preferably for my whole family.  Can anyone help me out?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

blog-type help

How do I do...uhh...anything with this blog? How do I link to other people's blogs? How do I do that thing where it automatically twitters when you put up a new blog post? Help me internet hive mind!

Coming soon on this blog: A rant about stupid TEA party people, simple recipes even you can't screw up, and a post about who I am, just in case you forgot.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feels Like The First Time

...because it is.  I may be one of the last people to enter the blog-o-whatever you call it.  Even my mom has been blogging for several years, but for some reason I resisted.  Maybe just because all the cool kids were doing it, and deep down I don't think I'm cool.  More likely, I'm just too lazy.

I finally decided to start a blog because I realized people have been enjoying some of my twitterings, and maybe they would enjoy hearing my thoughts not compressed into 140 chars.  Plus, a friend of mine suggested I start writing down my random strange stories, that I could write a better book than David Sedaris.

SO here it is. a blog. WOO HOO! I'm just going to ramble on here, and if anyone actually reads it, let me know if you like it or hate it, or whatever.  Feel free to throw out a random topic you would like me to discuss too. If you know me well, you know I have a whole closet full of soap boxes, and I do enjoy the opportunity to pontificate from time to time.

It is now 2:42 AM. I can't sleep.  My insomnia is not pleasant, but it has not yet reached Fight Club-esque levels. I have now had "I am a Rock I am an Island" running through my head for approximately 9.5 hours.  Worst part? I don't even know all the words.  I would go listen to some music to try and drown it out, but I don't want to wake the baby or the wife, and I toasted my iPod's battery playing Lux in bed (which is why I am now downstairs blogging)

Alright, here it goes.  I will now publish my first (and possibly last) blog post.