Tuesday, December 30, 2008
If you don't believe that Andre's first music video is a hit, maybe you should read up about it on Edward Mendoza's Blog. Granted, I'm not really sure who Edward Mendoza is, but you can bet your butt I'm gonna be readin' his blog regularly. I'm hoping to get more shout-outs in his blogs as well.
The new year is just around the corner, and I have desperately been trying to think of really great and original New Year's Resolutions. Here is what I got so far...
- Obviously GET BIG in 2009, with the help of Punchline and Whistle Pig.
- Stop wearing hats, although this would require a cool haircut, which I have not had since about 1992.
- Update my blog as much as Kasey McIntyre (seen below) updates his twitter (probably a pipe dream).
- Post 365 youtubes in 365 days.
- Continue to never lose to Sarah at Scrabble
- Continue to only occasionally beat Sarah at Find The Mii on Wii Play, and maybe also beat Arctic Tale
- Teach Andre to Freestyle Dance (aka Put On The Ritz) with help from page 111 of "The Complete Guide to Mutts"
I also finally got an Ipod Touch from my Mom and Dad for Christmas. It is a big step up from my MP3 player from the year 2002. I vow to not put any bad songs on it. Some of the best songs on it so far are probably T*Baby's "Its So Cold in the D" and the karaoke version of Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off". Good start!
Also finished up Season 5 of Sopranos last night. *Spoiler Alert* I can't believe Adriana got whacked! She had it coming I guess. I'm looking forward to the final 20 episodes.
I'll leave you all with one last completely amazing picture of the animal I live with now.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I also made a really great Video Blog today at Arby's with my good buddy Nightbeast. Here it is.
Here is a picture of me hangin' out with my buddies the other day.
And here is the person I'm going to be hanging out with in about 3 hours, and I'll probably have on my video blog this week!
I am looking forward to a visit this weekend from my good buddy Tony Hartman, and possibly also Whistle Pig cover artist Justin Will. We'll definitely watch Latin Spring Break (if I can find it), play some Wii, go to the Guys Next Door show, and film many Whistle Pig commercials.
I'm bloggin' all over the place now.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Its nearing the end of the year, and I need to start making my "best of" and "worst of" lists for 2008. Here are some of my decisions.
Best flavor of '08 - Pomegrante
Worst restaurant of '08 - Buffalo Wild Wings (ya know, BW3s for all you people who don't realize there are only 2 Ws)
Restaurant that made the best comeback in my opinon of '08 - Steak N' Shake
Worst category of '08 - That last one
Best purchase of '08 - Macbook Pro
Worst purchase of '08 - 6 DVDs for 20 bucks off of Mark Feinagle at the Flea Market in which 2 of the DVDs had burnt DVDs of the wrong movies inside of them and 2 of them didn't work because they were too scratched
Best gift of '08 - Dolphin blanket
Best adverb that Belan uses incorrectly on a daily basis of '08 - "ironically"
Worst food of '08 - pickles, of course
I'll think of more favorites and non-favorites later. I should probably be watching this very out-of-tune band cover a Silverstein song right now. Happy birthday PJ, I know how you're always readin' my blog!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sarah and I saw a really great episode of Saved By The Bell today, in which Mr. Belding's brother Rod comes and teaches the class. Everyone thinks he's a really cool dude, but he really isn't. Sarah and I also have been making chicken noises at each other lately, and I gotta say that it feels really good. I love letting out a real great BA-GAWWWWK every once in a while. I'm also really into this youtube today.
I also made a few Youtubes in the past few days, and both are obviously incredible.
First of all, here is a passage from Whistle Pig that will make your toes curl.
And of course I made this amazing tube of our Pre-Thanksgiving Christmas Party!
I'm looking forward to going to Detroit tomorrow and singlehandedly saving the auto industry.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here are some pictures of my new band that I will be playing in starting (and ending) on November 28th.
DJ Ezzo spinnin' (as usual)
Droppin' the beat to kill.
Representin' PRIMETIME screenprintin'
Obviously if you don't like my new band, I'll laugh in your face. Oh yeah, and check out our bio.
Logic is a Hip-Hop/Hardcore band based out of Pittsburgh Pa. Since Logic formed in late 1996, they have been gaining added respect from fans and fellow bands in the Pittsburgh underground music scene. Bringing a variety of musical backgrounds together under one common goal is never an easy task, but Logic creates a melee of music that has since been unheard of. Logic's music has strong influences from hardcore, hip-hop, metal, punk, and anything else they can pick up along the way. Although their style is diverse, it never compromises its heavy groove or its appeal to Logic's ever-faithful fan base.
Since the release of their debut CD, "Straight Up Chaos", in May of 1998, Logic has enjoyed a host of great reviews and extensive touring in Pennsylvania and throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Da' Core magazine (Pittsburgh) says, "These guys kick hip-hop/hardcore that closely rivals national acts like Downset and Dog Eat Dog. Being as young and talented as they are right now, I can't imagine what will come out of these guys in the future. They are a definite find for any label that wants to grab a new young band." In the past year, Logic has worked its way into the close-nit family of the Pittsburgh heavy music scene. Playing shows with Pittsburgh best hardcore bands and opening for national acts such as Biohazard, Clutch, System of a Down, Face to Face, Candiria, Straight Faced, and Shutdown has helped Logic develop their style as well as their infamous live show. In the next few years, Logic plans to continue touring and spreading its musical message to all who will accept it. With another CD slated for release sometime in the summer of 1999, Logic will certainly continue to give the music scene and its fans all it can give at every show. Logic is currently in search of an established record label to help with their next album and to help them gain more exposure on the national level.
707 Fayette Ave.
Belle Vernon Pa. 15012
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
After tonight's show, we'll be making a late night drive up to Boston because we have a show there that starts at 1:00 in the afternoon. I always enjoy Beantown, and I also always enjoy calling it Beantown. My favorite beans would probably be Baked Beans, followed closely by French Cut Green Beans. My middle school shop teacher's nickname was "Beans" as well. My Uncle Gus also once told me a story about a guy named Beans giving him shit. Beans wasn't too happy about Uncle Gus throwing him in the puddle though. The funny part was that Beans' Uncle Hippo watched the whole thing and didn't do shit.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Now that I have internet everywhere I go and also a totally kickass new computer, I'm very glad that I can blog from everywhere that I go. Today I'm blogging straight from a couch in the back of a place called "Billy Baloney's" in Danbury, Connecticut. If it wasn't for my dedication to playing the bass, I'd probably never have been in Billy Baloney's, let alone Danbury. I'm glad that this place is named after a really great Pee-Wee character.
I spent 26 dollars today, and I don't have much to show for it. I spent 6.95 on a turkey sandwich at a rest stop today, which seemed ridiculously overpriced, but I absolutely could NOT let myself stoop to eating ROY ROGERS (quite possibly the worst of all fast-food restaurants!) I also bought myself a Hershey bar with almonds (mmm) and a copy of the new Time magazine with the new prez on the cover because my subscription just ran out. I had a magazine subscribing phase this past year, and I learned my lesson pretty well. Here is my list of good and bad magazines:
Mental Floss (my favorite magazine, of course)
Sports Illustrated (mainly because my subscription spanned the length of the Olympics and baseball season, my 2 least favorite sporting events)
Bass Player (I mainly subscribed to this so I could set it on my coffee table to humorously make my friends think that I love reading about bass playing)
I'm real glad that Sarah decided to start blogging as well. You can check her blog out over in my list of links on the side of this blog. Its worth checking out, especially for her great picture of her dog King. I think after she blogs ten times, I'm going to buy her a domain name (the gift that keeps on giving!)
Tony and I really started getting the word out about Whistle Pig today. I really think that our book is going to change the way people look at the world. I also think its gonna change the way people look at groundhogs, gnomes, hitchhikers, well-water, and zebras. I also think that its pretty amazing that David Wain did a reading of "Pregnant Guys" for us. What a great and cool famous guy. As soon as I get as famous as David Wain, I am surely going to be that cool to people trying to aspire to be as cool as me.
I'm hoping to get to hang with my bud Greg Wood tonight after the show. Here is the coolest youtube that Greg Wood and I probably ever made.