Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yes, So it DOES Begin...

Never in my life has there been as an anticipated rematch. The last time the Pens touched the Prince of Wales trophy? 1992, Mario Lemieux. The result? The Stanley Cup. In retrospect, we were foolish to think that last year's Penguins had what it took. We are better this year. We are much better this year. The fact that we took the long road to get here will help us in the long run. The Red Wings are busy looking at their own reflections in the mirror. Especially one #81. Datsyuk is hurt. Lidstrom is hurt. Chelios plays 30 seconds a game. That leaves the bulk of the defense on the heels of 4 players. You can't do that against this year's Crosby and Malkin. It's impossible. You could put out 4 Lidstrom's on the ice and it wouldn't stop these two for 60 minutes. They don't even have one Lidstrom.
Saturday. Game 1.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I need a job

I need a job I need a job I need a job.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Some CD Reviews

Heh. Let's kick it off with controversy.

21st Century Breakdown
Green Day

Enough with the rock operas. Chalk me up as an enormous fan of rock operas. But what happened in the last few years that made bands think they could all pull one off? This album seems more like a natural progression from My Chemical Romance's "The Black Parade" than it does a followup Green Day album. Not to say they copied and pasted that style. Its still reminiscent of classic Green Day. But. I mean, if this is the direction they want to go, more power to them. Its not what I expected is all. That said, its alright. I just feel they are trying to be TOO ambitious. +-

It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright

Very folk. Very indie. Pretty good. It's as if they wrote some songs, stripped them down to their undies, and recorded what was left. Although it's certainly no 'Brother, Sister', it has potential to catch my heart on a few more listens, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt since it IS mwY. Save room for an edit later, I mean, its not like I'm an actual journalist with a deadline. For now, +++


Raw. Part of the reason I gave mwY some benefit is because the first time I cycled this record I thought, meh. Give it a few more listens. It is intense. A much more natural fit for Romance, too. That song went from an outcast from Funeral of God to the pivotal moment of Awake?. What a great song. It won't reign at the top of Zao's discography, but come on. They've outdone themselves with this one. ++++

Wars and Rumors of Wars
The Chariot

Raw passion. Absolutely sick. One of the shortest LPs I've ever listened to, but every song BRINGS IT. Honestly, this is the Chariot's best record to date. They bring the same intensity, but they are patient about it. How can a record that barely clocks in at 30 minutes long be patient? Good question. I don't know how they did it, but nothing at all was rushed and every song lives up to the expectations. ++++

Monday, May 18, 2009


might be crazy.
but i CAN say

an open ended discussion.

and the point is whywhwyhwy
are you who you are
and you know who you are)

talking to you.
not you, behind you.
you got it.
was the only ------- between us that DISSSSSconnected?
connect to
i gotta get outta here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

And then there were...

Or one.
Too good at waiting.
Too many things to do,
Too much time to do it in.
Instead, I'm going to go watch that movie.

Who's coming to see The Last Hope with me?

Punk is not dead.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I Found a Record Player

That very one that I thought wasn't in the basement. I don't know yet if it works...the power cord is corroded. I'm going to try to get rid of that corrosion and if that doesn't work, I actually have an extra power cord that I can solder onto this sucker...maybe.
The turntable itself is in PRISTINE condition. I really wanna make this thing work. DO IT.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Need a Record Player.

Because I thought we had one. I think we don't.
Today, I found a number of records that I NEEEEED.

Warning: If you don't know who these are by, just stop reading now.

Zaq and I found:
The Wall
The Dark Side of the Moon
Band of Gypsies
Never Mind the Bollocks
Appetite for Destruction
...And Justice for All
Kill 'em All
Master of Puppets
The Song Remains the Same
London Calling

I think there were more but my mind just keeps returning to Never Mind and London Calling. I want them.

First one to correctly name every band that made these albums wins. GO GO GO

Pulse is AWESOME

and also: Go Pens.
and also: to all those statuses on facebook claiming love for the pens...
PLEASE TELL ME: WHERE WERE YOU IN 2001?? Name three players on that team. I DARE YOU.

die bandwagon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

my god...

THIS is hockey.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh, P.S.

I have money still on my Best Buy gift card. (I had previously used some of it on Bob Dylan's newest). Actually, let's talk about that.

He sounds old. And sad. Not completely back to folk roots, but definitely that direction. Very bluesy. Very mellow. Very depressing. It may have to grow on me. That voice is getting to me though. It's like...I can tell its Dylan, but wow.

On to bigger things. I looked up the Gold Box Edition of Twin Peaks to see if maybe I could spend the rest of my gift card on that. NO NO NO.
Are you kidding me? That's what you get for looking up probably the highest rated item on IMDb.
So I guess I'll have to settle for Pink Floyd: Pulse. "Settle" as if thats a bad thing. I'm more than excited to get out there. Anyone wanna watch it with me when I get it? Over. And over. And over. And over. And over. And over again?

I'm babbling. The Lady Vanishes beckons. (The lady is about to vanish) O.o

Oh, I almost forgot about you

And thus begin a marathon of Hitchcock's earlier films. Kick it off, The Lady Vanishes.

Remote Control.

Twin Peaks.
A murder.
A few more local tragedies.
The National Hockey League.
A smoking mirror.
Hours turn to days.
Remind me.
Remind me.
A telephone and its song.
I understand.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009


Been awhile.
Nothing goes right, it seems. Who am I to stop it.
Dylan once said "I don't think its cool to be an anarchist."
I agree with him, but what's the point. Of anything, I.
I just hope it all works. out.
That's why I love this channel. But who cares. Who cares.
It's been awhile, that's all I know.
Read: Nahum.
Nahum has all the answers.
At least some of them, I'd say.
I'll take one.