Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Weezer Plot Comeback : News


"After two years of scattered recording sessions -- and two weeks of Metallica-style group therapy -- Weezer have finally finished their fifth album. 'It took a long-ass time,' drummer Pat Wilson says of Make Believe, which hits stores May 10th.

Blame the delay on Rivers Cuomo's periodic semesters at Harvard -- where the thirty-four-year-old frontman continues to pursue an undergraduate degree -- and on his frequent dissatisfaction with his own songs. 'I think Rivers was pretty emotionally divorced from our last two records,' says Wilson of 2001's Green Album and 2002's Maladroit. 'You can totally hear it. It sounds like we're just kind of stoned out, like a Seventies rock band who tours all the time.'
But with the guidance of Audioslave producer Rick Rubin, Cuomo started writing tunes he liked -- and many of them recaptured the naked honesty of 1996's Pinkerton and the band's 1994 debut, the Blue Album."

I just crapped my pants... twice.

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Land Baron and Baroness

It's been a while since my last post.. or at least my last quality post. Lots of things have been happening so you just get right off my back and listen, you dirty sponge eater.

WE BOUGHT A CONDO! It's a two bedroom ground floor unit with about 1,100 square feet and a fireplace! It's in Germantown, Maryland. I've always said that I wanted to live in Germany, I guess this is as close as I'll get. It's a tight pad, I'll post up pix here in a few tixz.

Also I've learned that the best undiscovered European rock band is back in the studio!!! Carpark North is made up of kick-ass Danes who have been rocking Scandinavia for a while now. My buddy-pals Rasmus and Anders laid them upon my earlobes a few years back while we were all at OU. These guys are definitely worth checking out. Let it be said that I turned you onto them before they get all huge.

I'm also going on vacation here for a little bit... and no there will not be any doctors or special "coats" to keep the evil five devils from going into the spectra-colored wonderland that lays behind my eyeballs. HOORAY FOR ARIZONA! and for sanity.. that's important too.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Gizoogle - Fo' all you beotches who wanna find shiznit


it's like Google... but up on dubbs (20" rims for you all who ain't gangsta). It's as if Snoop Dogg himself hands you the web searches. Best. Website. Ever.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Recycle Yourself

"Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."

-Aldous Huxley, in the forward of Brave New World.

This sums up my life for the last few weeks. If you mess up, move on. This is also echoed in my "Buddhist Lent" class that Rev. Bill started. It's a fabulous class, more on it as it evolves, as will my understanding.

I also figured out that humans have two choices in this life... you have the choice of insanity on one hand and lunacy on the other. I am a man of the moon...

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Tartan Online - Blink-182, Korn: shakeups and breakups

Blink-182, Korn shakeups and breakups:

I enjoyed both these bands... esp. BLINK! Blink is in my top ten bands of all time... here's what the article had to say:

"Blink-182 was the sincerity amidst a slew of clones that tried to copy the band's sound and image. While some bands, such as Simple Plan and New Found Glory, were successful, Blink-182 was the truth amongst the lies. They also carried the torch for Green Day to have a comeback of monumental proportions. When Blink broke through, interest in Green Day was waning horribly. But Blink carried the true pop/punk sound through almost a decade to allow Green Day to validate their career with 'American Idiot.'"

Korn was great on the first and second album, but then didn't evolve. They were off the radar for me for a long time, but blink, with their zany antics and lovable poop jokes left a mark on me not dissimilar to a skidmark on a pair of tighty whities.