Saturday, August 29, 2009

29 august 2009
went to Ronny's today and saw The Night Brigade, who host shows at The Kitchen in normal, illinois (see: 27 august 2009). they were fucking rad as fuck and they have a 10" out. i've never possessed a 10" until this day.
bi-furious also played which was exciting. i learned that johnny vacation (of vacation bible school) is in this band, so i was evermore stoked. had to leave before go sell drugs played, but it was cool to hang out with the normal kids again only two days after meeting them for the first time.

Listening: The Night Brigade, Save My Soul
Feeling: History 104: American history after the Civil War

Thursday, August 27, 2009

27 august 2009
today we went to normal, illinois and made friends with The Kitchen. the people down there were way into all the bands, which included Who Goes There? from pittsburgh, and Perfect Future from Massachusetts, who are on Count Your Lucky Stars with other fucking awesome bands Joie De Vivre, The Reptilian, Castevet & Empire! Empire!, among others.
the awesomeness of this show cancelled out the shittiness of getting our equipment jacked earlier in the week.

Listening: The American Analog Set, Promise of Love
Feeling: Sweaty

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

26 august 2009
we were going to record and mix the final pieces of our album in jeremy's basement in chicago, but c-french is stuck in rockford because his van won't start. this is the best week ever for tpaty

on the upside, daaz called me today and said we can play in mcgaw hall (depaul) on sunday, september 6th. we will play with bust!, orphans, and some others.

Listening to: The Sidekicks, So Long, Soggy Dog
Feeling: Indifferent, but for reasons other than the fact that The Sidekicks are on

bummer times

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

25 august 2009
woke up to a text message from marcus today saying our amps and his floor tom were stolen. hooray.

Listening to: Harvey Danger - "Pike St./Park Slope"
Feeling: Indifferent

Monday, August 24, 2009

24 august 2009
school started today. water polo also starts in an hour. had one class today that i'm dropping. my italian textbook alone is going to cost $200. what the fuck is that?

we were supposed to play a show at the albion house tommorow, lautrec's last show, but it's cancelled. thursday we're going to normal, illinois to play a show.

last night jaymie and i went to see the copyrights, the re-volts, & the phenomenauts at reggies. the phenomenauts are fucking awesome. picture a rockabilly version of the aquabats, in spacesuits.

the copyrights left early cuz they were super tired from their tour, and then i couldn't buy their new split 12" with the methadones. :(

Soaking in: Blink 182 - They Came To Conquer Uranus EP
Feeling: Being outside with all my college buds all day today.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

19 august 2009
Listening to: The Ergs! - "August 19"
Feeling: Bummer times

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

18 august 2009
man, summer's over. what the fuck? my "last" year of college starts in six days. we only have two shows lined up right now; one on the 22nd with joie de vivre in rockford, and the other is september 5th @ swing state. jeremy's trying to book us some stuff though. i'm drinking a wine cooler (+ street cred).

my cousin was in town from toronto all last week. it was badass, we went to 4 baseball games and say harvey fucking danger. will post pics and vids when they are uploaded.

in the past month i've read Snakepit quarterlies 11-16, & 2007. i am about to start 2008, and i'm missing all of 2006 as well as 1-10. one day i will find them and read them on the john.

Reading: Snakepit, 2008
Feeling: Tim Horton's coffee (it's Canada's Dunkin Donuts, only Time Horton was a hockey player and their coffee is much superior, if you could imagine such a thing)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

12 august 2009
a coupla days ago, i believe it was on the 9th, we played at the albion house. it was super hot that day and despite waking up at noon i and everyone else seemed tired as fuck. one of the p.a.'s busted in our first song and the second one dropped out on our second song. although the show was a sunday-afternoon-in-the-park-type-deal, we played with two really cool bands maltross and heart shaped hate (hsh is touring with our bff's bust!, who we will probably be doing a 7" split with in the coming year).

tonight we played a rad show at alexis' house in wadsworth, IL (bumblefuck, right by the wisconsin border). it was vince from parrhesia's cousin anthony's going away party. we finally got to play a show with parrhesia, and we also got to see this sick tappy math rock band weye and this cool dude whose name i don't know how to spell. finally armada from milwaukee played a short set.

saturday is harvey danger at schuba's. i think blink 182 is also playing that day, but they're playing with panic at the shitsco and fall out boy. then sunday a few of us are going to rockford to do gang vocals for the revision plan's 7" we might be able to finish mixing our record after that. whew that was long.

Reading: Snakepit, Quarterly #11
Feeling: Back pain

Friday, August 07, 2009

07 august 2009
man, i don't know if you've ever tried to design a website before, but this shit's getting intense. for the past 3 days i've been relearning javascript to make order forms for the merch section. i had to learn how to make a cgi-bin. this probably means nothing to you and probably sounds difficult. that's because it is.

Absorbing: Braid - Frame & Canvas
Feeling: Sinister

Thursday, August 06, 2009

06 august 2009
right now i'm sipping on an avocado smoothie from thai bowl. it's pretty fucking weird, but kind of good. i had to take the illinois basic skills test today and it was bullshit. people who want to become teachers have to take it.

i was supposed to go to rockford tomorrow to finish up the recording process for mind yr p's & q's but it ain't gonna happen, so the album that's already been in the process for over a year is delayed yet again. it's worth the wait.

Listening: The Ergs! - F'n
Feeling: "Blue"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

05 august 2009
last night there was a skanking vampire at the show. all the bands rocked, and there was a fourth band called the party downers...skate punx to the fucking max with the goofiest lead singer dance moves ever.

Hearing: Pixies; "The Sad Punk" -> "Head On" -> "U-Mass"
Feeling: Woke up before 9 today!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

04 august 2009
playing with bust! & danger strangers (from california) at ronny's today! w/ heart shaped hate at the albion house on the 9th!

Hearing: Bust! - Fuck City
Feeling: "Little Questions"

Monday, August 03, 2009

03 august 2009
today i'd transfer blog entries from the myspace blog to this one, but i don't have internet.

Reading: Godbless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Feeling: D minor

Sunday, August 02, 2009

02 august 2009
saw the sidekicks & copyrights last night. [drummer of lawrence arms] drummed for copyrights and [guitarist of be my doppelganger] played bass. sidekicks played a lot of stuff i didn't know. do they have more than a full length and a 7" now?

Reading: Snakepit 2007 by Ben Snakepit
Feeling: Inspired

Saturday, August 01, 2009

01 august 2009
just moved furniture for 24 hours nonstop down three flights, around the corner, and up three flights. that's 12 fucking stories for one trip of shit. being a record collector & english major is a major pain in the ass when it comes time to move. internet back on in two days.

Listening to: Vacation Bible School - Unlucky
Feeling: Jacked & tan

30 july 2009
made a couple of kick ass patches and two t-shirts. hopefully we'll sell them soon!

Listening: Chinese Telephones - Chinese Telephones
Feeling: Pepperjack cheese