Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Brasstastic!




WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEBRASSMUSIC



My friend Mike's band. A really nice dude I met in whilst in Brooklyn. I got to crash at his apartment and hang out with him and his girlfriend a bunch, rad guy.

Anyways, this is his new band and I HAD to share this because its some of the most exhilarating music I've heard lately. So many delicious influences in this sound. The music is frenetic and the vocals are searing, its fucking awesome!

Listen to the song "Triggers" if you don't believe me, it just gets better as it goes on!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I Live A Meaningless Life

It's no secret that I fall in love with cheesy music often, but this might take the cake. When I first heard The Veronicas like 2 years ago I totally fell in love with them. I mean, they are hot Australian twin sisters - I cannot be blamed. I thought it would be a fleeting obsession since they would most certainly fall off the face of the earth. Well apparently they are still around because they have a new album coming out. I'm guilty of knowing this because I am MySpace friends with them. Whatever.
Anyways, now that I've actually heard them speak it's over. I'm horny. I'm moving to Australia ASAP. Seee ya!



Luv u 4EVER!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Vlogging Summer 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Underground is a weird place.

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And I'm so pissed that I didn't see ANY girls kissing when Katy Perry played there the other night!
I assumed it was going to be a major lesbo-fest. BOO.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cash Ruled Everything Around Us

videoMe, Monica, Mica, Harrel and Greg bumping to Ghostface Killah and
Raekwon at Pitchfork Music Fest 2008. We had to protect our necks
because that shit was nothing to fuck with.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This is the good stuff

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There's nothing like being at a party so comfortable that you see
shit like this, all in good fun.

I would never jump in, however. Being shirtless is not my thing.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Song of the Moment

HOW COME I HADN'T HEARD ABOUT THIS SONG UNTIL LAST WEEK?!
Oh yeah, because I'm not black.
BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY HASN'T EVERYONE IN THE WORLD HEARD THIS SONG?
I love the earnestness in their voices, so sincere.

Smell Yo Dick - Riskay feat. Aviance & Real

I'm Already Over Blogs...

I started this blog like a month ago and have managed to update it like 10 times, and I'm already over it.

First of all, paying this blog the attention it deserves is just far too time-consuming. My life is fulfilling enough already, I'm not interested in one more thing to think about daily. I don't see how people with a life actually pull off updating blogs 5 times a day!

Secondly, as much as I want to, I haven't even kept up on reading my friends blogs. I thought that keeping my own would encourage me to check on friends blogs daily and it would be fun. Nope. I don't even think about it. This has convinced me that most blogs were mainly invented either by girls as yet another means to judge and stalk people.
-or-
By those looking for some sort of status by keeping others updated on secondhand information they have probably heard already or will hear again 10,000 times.

Blogging Summer 2008 is Lamerzzz.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guess He Didn't Get the "Kidnapping is Illegal" Memo

Thanks to Christian of Shotgun for Royalty for tipping me off to this story.
This might be the best thing I've ever read.

Italian man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend to get ironing, dishes done


updated 4:32 p.m. CT, Mon., June. 16, 2008

ROME - An Italian man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from a pub, taking her home and forcing her to iron his clothes and wash the dishes, police said Monday.

The 43-year-old man dragged the woman out of a pub in the port city of Genoa, shoved her into a car and took her to his home, where he made her iron and wash dishes after threatening her, they said.

Police arrived at his house after being tipped off by a friend of the woman who watched the scene at the pub.

The man, who was apparently furious at his ex-girlfriend for leaving him, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, police said.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Song of the Moment

I overheard this song on 88.7 Saturday night while me and my lady were rollin down Western.
This song is a lil old already, but since I JUST heard it, this is like the hottest shit in the world right now!!!

Big plus is that he possibly rolls with Nico B's crew, and for that he gets an A+.

Serengeti on myspace.

This song is THE SHIT.

Dennehy - Serengeti

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Photo of the Day

From my Voyager

Never Show your Face in this Town Again.

I've never seen Joba Chamberlain's eyes.


Due to the moaning of many fans (and more so the team's co-owner), the New York Yankees finally caved to the pressure and decided to convert their dominant relief pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, into a full-fledged starter.


If you haven't followed the Yankess, this guy has been just devastating. Lights out in most of his appearances. Which is why many wanted to see him become a starting pitcher, giving him more innings to pitch (therefore supposedly helping the team win more games).


Last week he played his first game as a starter, and got ripped to shreds by the opposing team. He lasted just 63 pitches before he was pulled.
This man is always flat-brim low, hiding his face. Now I know why. This is the picture that was posted on the front of MLB.com


YIKES! JOBA GOT (AND IS) TREATED.

p.s. I hate you Yankees. Lose and die. Byeee.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Song of the Moment

Heart Songs - Weezer


I got my hands on Weezer's new Red Album, and while it's not a complete return to form, it's definitely a step in the right direction. They still cannot re-capture that magic of Blue Album and Pinkerton, but Red Album is far, far superior to their last few messes.

This track "Heart Songs", especially stands out to me. At first it appears to be a trivial song about what Rivers liked listening to when he was young, but by the time the bridge arrives (many points for the Nirvana reference) the song swells into one of the more epic songs Weezer has written.

This is also the most honestly Rivers has written lyrics since Pinkerton, so points for that as well.

Weezer's Red Album is out today.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fabulous Fruit-Booting*



Last summer my friends Ryan and Robby caught this as they were filming some skateboarding footage around Lakeview. This guy is just too good, I had to remind everyone of this man's skills! Maybe if you're lucky you can catch him on Halsted this summer.


*no offense intended

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Photo of the Day

From my Voyager

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Foals (Remix)

My boys in Maps & Atlases are currently doing a West Coast tour with Foals, and I wish I could be there.

The good news is, my friends Jimmy and Nate of Italo Death Metal have remixed the Foals song "Electic Bloom" (which is a jam unto itself). Check this shit out, it's got the Chicago crowd bangin'.

Electric Bloom (Italo Death Metals Y.R.S. Mix) - Foals

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Praise Lord Jesus Allah


Finally! Thanks for saving my ass, recession.
I'm gonna spend it all on candy.

What White People Do on Memorial Night

videoDancing to some random pop-metal song (which I don't know).
Keep in mind these are good friends of mine, and I was drunk and having a good time.
I just thank baby jesus that I was not dancing to this at the time.
OK, maybe it wasn't metal at all... I don't know it sounds kinda pop.
Whatever... Seeee ya!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Photo of the Day

From my Voyager

Song of the Moment


Rest Your Head - Dolour


I am going to sporadically post songs that I am currently jamming or highly recommend checking out. There will most likely be lots of flashback songs from a few years ago that still deserve attention, along with new shit I'm digging at the moment.

This song is by Dolour, which is actually just one dude. You know, one of those things. I met this guy when I was frequenting Seattle several years back. This is off his 2002 album "Suburbiac".

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Typical Wish Dragon Convo.

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I've been fortunate enough to travel with my friends in Maps & Atlases from time-to-time when they are touring, and it's always a blast. We travel in a white van named Wish Dragon ("Wishy" for short). Here is a glimpse into Wishy as we rolled into Philadelphia back in February.
Setup by Erin. Insult by me. Punchline by Shiraz. Treated.

Photo of the Day

From my Voyager

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The state of Chicago "Parties", etc.

So, check out this flyer:



I have some things to say about this.
My friend Ephraim is putting on this shindig with some buddies of his. The theme is "Taking Back Chicago", saving us all from the shitty "parties" going on around town.

First of all, I want to make it clear that I love Ephraim. I met him waay back and he is one of the most genuine people I've met in this town. He is always fun and ready to get "awesome". I will be supporting this event, making a rare appearance out-and-about town because I appreciate the concept behind the event, and mainly just because I like Ephraim. But let's be honest, the new Lava Lounge sucks. Bad.

But my point is, seriously, none of these events are really parties. It's just... going to a bar. These aren't even real dance clubs. The whole concept of having the same dozen kids DJing each week at different bars throughout Wicker Park is so played out at this point, I really can't believe people are still into it.

If these people really cared about parties, they'd be throwing house parties and DJing. What ever happened to house parties!?! I think they died in Chicago after the summer of 2006. Seriously, I haven't been to a good one since then.

Yeah I know its rough having house parties, and you just don't want to put forth the effort as you get older and have had your parties busted by police the last 12 times. I definitely know that from experience. That's why after Texas Ballroom, The Western Front and The Wrightwood House I now live in a small 2-bedroom apartment.

I'm just sayin'.
Stop calling hanging out at bars "parties". Please.

As noble as the concept of this particular event is, it is only one DJ set by whomever away from becoming just as shitty as Rehab or anything at Funky Buddha Lounge.

I wish Ephraim & Co. the best with this night, because I know their hearts are in the right place. Just gotta keep all the disgusting underage kids with their disgusting makeup out. They should be at real house parties anyways.

Whatever, I'm a bitch. I'll see you there. I'll be partying.


EDIT: I have to give props to the guys who did Playhaus while it was around for doing the only really legit DJ house parties over the last couple years. That shit was good. A prime example for everyone else. Props also to Das & Dos Butt for carrying on the tradition, albeit the focus is more sleaze & wackiness than music.

Lint Rolling.

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My employees take care of each other. Here Justin is making sure Matt is hair-free. He's good like that.

Twinkies.

Now that I have a fresh New Era Twins hat I can properly rep my home team. Don't get me wrong, my loyalty is to the White Sox, but in case they drop the ball in the AL Central, I'm rooting Twins all the way. The two most surprising teams in the division so far, I call one of them taking the Central title this season. I'm loving how pathetic the Tigers are, and let's be honest: the Indians were never really as good as all the columnists claimed pre-season.

Where Do We Begin...

Welcome to The Jealousy, my new personal blog.

It seems as though everyone is jumping on the blogging bandwagon as of late, and that's great. It gets boring refreshing myspace all day, and blogs seem to be as good a time-waster as anything.
I was flirting with the idea of re-igniting my old LiveJournal, but then realized that would be sooo 2003. No one uses that shit anymore.

We'll have to see what this blog ends up being... mainly just rants and personal reflections, probably lots of music recommendations and entertaining tidbits.

OK, Seeeee ya!