Thursday, May 29, 2008

W.A.T.U. and the American Legion

So I went to a show last night. We Are The Union; a Detroit based ska-punk band that features Johnny Tsunami of the Flaming Tsunamis.
And you know what, they were pretty darn good. Definitely got a happy hardcore + High School Football Heroes vibe off of them, and it worked. Although I was very surprised by their cover of "Understatement" by New Found Glory. I half sung-along half laughed my ass off.
It was a shame there weren't more people at the show. It would have been nice to have a circle pit to skank in. As it was, I danced a little, but not enough. Oh well.

I then got home and started listening to a ton of music. Hats off to Red Scare Industries. These guys just get great bands. Every album of theirs I have just blows my mind. Here's a list of the artists:
The Falcon
Cobra Skulls
La Plebe
The Copyrights
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Methadones
The Sidekicks

Every album of theirs I have just blows me away. You should listen to this label.

Monday, May 26, 2008

New Less Than Jake had a link to a song from Less Than Jake's new album.

This is so much better than their last album. I am stoked.

Can't slow down

Matt Skiba guests on the penultimate track on the new H2O album.

So many things are right with that statement.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's about time Alex!

Okay, first off, the play list I had for my epic state crossing trip (Buffalo-Albany, Albany-New Paltz, New Paltz-Buffalo).
Here it is

Stage 1: Buffalo to Albany

Less Than Jake, "Losing Streak"
Big D and the Kids Table, "How It Goes"
The Fad, "Kill Punk Rock Stars"
The Lawrence Arms, "Apathy and Exhaustion"
Alkaline Trio, "From Here to Infirmary"
Against Me!, "New Wave"

Stage 2: Albany to New Paltz
Bouncing Souls, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"
Mustard Plug, "Evildoers Beware"

Stage 3: New Paltz to Buffalo
Streetlight Manifesto, "Everything Went Numb"
The Saint Alvia Cartel, "The Saint Alvia Cartel"
Catch 22, "Keasby Nights"
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Live From the Middle East"
The Loved Ones, "Keep Your Heart"
Millencolin, "Machine 15"
Strung Out, "Blackhawks Over Los Angeles"

Sweet play list, it kept me going.

I ventured into Buffalo last night. The internets told me there was a music festival at this bar. So I hop into Obi-Wan (that's the Honda) and head down town. I end up at the bar, and I find out it's a biker bar- I'm not a biker. I go inside, and lo and behold, no music festival.
Just bikers.
I'm still not a biker.

I end up at an Irish pub and make nice with the owner.
To the Detroit fan at the bar- I love talking sports, but you were very drunk. Next time we talk sports, please don't touch me.

To the random woman who spoke to me: You totally gave me great fodder; your lines were priceless:
"Wait, so how tall are you?"
"I know this is going to sound like a bad pick up line, but do you come here often?"
Her: "So if you want to do something on june 7th..."
Me: "Well, I hope to have a job by then."
Her: "Oh, don't worry, I don't mean to be mean, but you won't"


Saturday, May 24, 2008

I know I haven't updated in a bit. I'm just not motivated to right now...but don't worry, I'm not dead.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I wish I had a witty title

So I'm continuing on the job search, currently in lovely New Paltz, New York (anyone wanna hang out or something?) awaiting an interview I am very excited about, taking place tomorrow.
The road trip mix this time has been solid, although much much longer.

Driving in this town when you are not familiar with it is not as easy as I would have liked.

I am tired, but I'm not ready to sleep. The ultimate dilemma.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Waiting Hurt

This is one of the hardest times of my life.
I've graduated and am now waiting, impatiently, to hear back from prospective employers. I continue to look for new places to send my credentials and also continue to search for things to do.
You see, as of now, I don't have a job- my contract expires today. In the time until I do get a job, I am looking for stuff to occupy my time. Take, for example, blogging. I don't have the urge to do it in my apartment so instead I trudged my ass to a Starbucks to write this little cliche.
I want to write about PDC and Magic again, but as The Ferrett so eloquently put it, writing is the greatest expression of ego, and when you're not feeling so hot about yourself (no job, nothing to do), it follows that writing should not come so easy. It does not help that since the V3 update, few of my friends are on MTGO enough to get some serious playing in- I hope that changes soon.

Seriously, how good of an album is Losing Streak by Less Than Jake. It is so fucking good.

I really wish I could watch an episode of Lost and have fewer questions coming out than going in. That's not going to happen for a while.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I graduated. I feel like this awesome song right here:

Sunday, May 4, 2008


It's been a few days...and they have been rough. Something I saw set off old memories, and now I just want to move on. Seriously...I got dumped almost two years ago, I think it's about time I feel "over it."
As Dad says, though, it can take a long time for a young man to get over stuff like that.
It doesn't help that my life has been on pause for the past two years. Alex the Professional is ready to go; what about the man?