Thursday, August 14, 2008

Greetings From Florida

Dear Ken,

Never have a kid until your 29.


On a side note, things baby Cameron has in common with adult (my roommate) Cameron.

1) They both eat off the floor.
2) If a group of people start jumping around them, excitedly, they get very, very happy.
3) Their poops are very smelly, and squishy.
4) They fall and roll around the floor. Baby's excuse? He doesn't know what he's doing. Adult's? He's drunk.
5) They're almost the same height.
6) They don't have any musical sense when it comes to instruments. Yet baby Cameron has an edge over him.
7) They both have a friend named Joe who talks to them in baby talk. (Excuse for Adult Cameron? Joe Calvitto is drunk)
8) If it was their call, they'd both be running around naked, all the time, everywhere.

I mean this all in jest of course, but god damn. These two have some odd things in common.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yes, I know I haven't had anything interesting to say recently.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Have Strength To Carry You

It's midnight and my roommate is in his room listening to country. Luckily for me I have some Porcupine Tree to help me survive this. Honestly, people always joke about how bad country is but I don't think anyone actually knows how bad it truly is. Before I put on my headphones to escape this misery I actually tried to give a couple songs a good listen. Ya know, think about the lyrics, the music, what the theme is, etc. But in the end, it's shit, There isn't an ounce of creatively in it.

Anyways, moving forwards:

Good old Jimbo at work loaned me some Rush. And not just a couple albums, pretty much the whole god damn back catalog. It's odd being so excited that he's excited that I like Rush. That dude fucking delivers when you ask to borrow a couple albums. Hot damn. I'm only 1/2 through the catalog that he lent me but I'm pushing through it all. I never thought I'd be a Rush fan, but low and behold, here I am.

This is a very progressive spring for me so far. Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Rush, and even Nine Inch Nails (Ok, industrial) has been at the top of my playlists lately. Perhaps I'm destined to be a prog head?

Ah, fuck it. I don't always have the patience for 20 minute songs involving 50 instruments and effects. At times it's nice to listen to that quick and dirty death/thrash metal song.

And on a non-music related note. I beat GTA4 after 6 days of release, and 4 days of dedicated playing. That game is still breath taking every time I pick it up. Seriously, GTA4 = It prints money.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Like A Female's Labia

I said that I love (eternal schemes)
I cling to my past (like childish dreams)
I promised to stay (and held my grief)
I went far away

New Opeth songs. Oh. My. Fucking. God. I'm not gonna lie, I was a bit worried about Ghost Reveries. It was a great album but I feared their progression from there on out. But these two new songs?

Mikael sings to your soul man.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


The Wii is an awesome invention. Ask many people these days who stood outside until 7 AM if they enjoy their Wii they'll probably say,

"Yeah, but I don't play it much"

But god damn. Those games that come out for it are so fun. You can't help but smile during a whole Wii run.

Friday, April 4, 2008

When You Were Shouting At The Devil

High school grades, what girl you were going out with, who your friends were, what you did after school... shit. They were right. None of that really matters anymore.

Here I am now sitting in an apartment, paid for by me, about to play a video game system, paid for by me, on a nice couch, handed down from one party environment to the next. I make enough to enjoy my life, but would love to make more. I have a good amount of close friends, but not as much as I did. And a job I honestly care for, but not in the proper environment most would associate that with idea with.

And yet I never once, since 2005, needed to know how to properly read a meniscus.

Gothenberg is dead

I think the new In Flames CD finally made me come to the realization that the Gothenberg music scene is dead to me.

Aside from Dark Tranquillity the other two front runners were Soilwork and In Flames. With Soilwork's primary song writer, Peter Wichers, leaving the band after 'Stabbing The Drama', we're now stuck with 'Sworn To A Great Divide'. Now don't get me wrong, the new Soilwork is a mediocre album during that first spin but once you hit play again, all the shine wears off. I'll just stick with Disarmonia Mundi for all of my Speed Strid withdrawals.

Now, the new In Flames. I've been in a love/hate relationship with these guys since 'Soundtrack To your Escape'. If it wasn't for 'The Jester Race' and 'Clayman' I probably wouldn't even be doing what I do now, so I'm always quite interested when I hear In Flames need to buy Anders another Ferrari and jump back into the studio. But after 4 years of "maybe this one will be good" I just don't care anymore. Their new album 'A Sense Of Purpose' is just another pile shit, just a couple days fresher. I don't think these dudes are even trying. Hell, even Jesper Stromblad has seemed to put more interest in his side project, 'Dimension Zero'.

I read an interview on Blabbermouth a couple days ago which pretty much just dug the final nail in the coffin for me. Here's a bit of it. Fair enough then. Other members of the band have remarked in interviews that you don't like playing songs from albums like "The Jester Race" live because you feel that when you do, very few people in the audience react to them. Is that still a deterrent for you to play those songs?
Peter Iwers: Yeah, totally. I mean, we love playing songs from each record but the more records we make the more we need to focus on later material because there's only so much time when you have a show.

What. The. Fuck. Maybe I'm just a bitter old fan, but Slayer has released 9 studio albums to date. Last time I saw them they only played four, FOUR new songs from their latest album. And granted Slayer fans are pretty rabid, but so are In Flames fans. I've never met a person who just 'liked' In Flames, they are usually pretty obsessed with them. I understand you only have certain time to play a show but when I saw them two years ago they played half of their new album, and a total of 4 songs from their first 4 albums. And yes, they were headlining.

Anyways, so my original point: Gothenberg is dead to me. Until Dark Tranquillity release another album I can careless what major release comes out of that city.