Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Last night Nicole and I got a call from her cousin, Nate, and he was coming up here from Tucson to see a band called Oh No! Oh My! He said the show was at the Modified, which is a performance based art gallery in downtown area. The Modified has a lot of cred in art circles but it also has a lot of character. One thing about the modified is that it attracts certain types of bands and certain types of people. The types of bands that it usually attracts are really artsy, avant garde bands that are all about the performance and not so much about the music. I don't want to sound snobby but I'm already an art student, I'm forced to see this stuff in school...a lot...
So, on the way to the show, I'm already a little leery. My band has played at the Modified so I'm bracing myself for all plywood floors and a rickety swamp cooler. We get there and watch one of the opening bands and they were pretty good-I'm sad I didn't catch their name. It was like a mixture of Iron and Wine meets older Shins. Next was Oh No! Oh My! so everyone walked towards the stage and the 6 man band started. The first song they played was "I Have No Sister" (at least I'm sure) and it was great. The band was really interactive with the audience and each other. They played for about 45 minutes to an hour and each song was great. In my opinion, they are a mixture of Atom and His Package, Death Cab for Cutie and The Format. They had a singer/guitarist, two guitar/keyboard players, bassist, drummer and trumpet player. Their music was upbeat, fun and poppy-a great mixture for a live show.
I really think all of you should go to their myspace site and check them out: myspace.com/ohnoohmyband. Hopefully you won't be disappointed.
More to come later...
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
My job, Classroom Technical Support, becomes the gripe/suggestion/help box of the school when classes start. For those of you who don't know, my duty is to deliver and assist with the audio/visual equipment at the school. If the instructor can't figure out the computer, I come and help them turn it on. If a instructor needs an overhead projector or a 16mm film projector circa-1972 for a course, I bring it to them. Unfortunately, now that classes have started and we have so many new teachers, I get calls every 3 minutes with questions, concerns and inquiries about my long distance carrier.
unfortunately I can't keep up with the Orange County Chopper family and will miss all my grill-inspired recipes from my friend Bobby Flay which all comes to me via electronic signals in the TV screen.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I had seen the video for this cover song but wasn't able to get the mp3...until now. The band is Obadiah Parker and the song is called Hey Ya. Check it out...it's one of my favorite cover songs of all time...not that I'm some cover song expert, but this one blows the original away. If you didn't see the links above...(shakes head in disgust)
Other than that, I've been getting ready for school. I've got some pretty cool classes this semester. Advanced Video Production, Advanced Video Production, American Military History, Visual Representation and Gallery Exibitions. I still can't believe that I can just be creative and get college credit for it. The only essays I see happening will be in the Military class but other than that, I'll have a lot of projects.
Okay, I'll be honest, I just wanted you all to hear the song...not a lot to talk about...
(runs away screaming),
Monday, August 14, 2006
I have two options at work in these slow summer times. I can either watch bad afternoon cable TV or cruise the World Wide Waste of time. I know, I know...this isn't a horrible job; actually it's a really really awesome job but the internet is too slow for my attention. All my favorite sites don't update hourly or sometimes even daily...poor me (insert emoticon holding flowers with it's heart beating in a cartoon fashion)
My choice of internet sites is pretty diverse and strange. Here is my usual routine when I get into work...actually; I just repeat this order every 15 minutes.
Come in, log on, clock in and then:
Yahoo.com- for all my “normal” email
Myspace.com- look at all the messages I'm not receiving and then rifle through my "friend requests" that are mostly pornography or lame-o bands from the least developed parts of the U.S.
AbsolutePunk.net- for all the emo/harcore music news that can't be classified as "gossip" because the rumored death of From First To Last's singer isn't tragic nor news-worthy
My.Asu.Edu- this is my school email address. I get all the important news regarding my job and what I need to deliver next
Here are some sites that I visit intermittingly between the above sites:
Break.com- This site has a lot of hilarious videos of crotch shots from shopping carts and model airplanes going 200mph
TvGuide.com- I need to know what's on!
Food.com- I watch Boy Meets Grill every day at 11:30am. I need to know what's cooking that day
Ebay.com- Everything I can't afford. My latest searches have been Roswell DVD (show that was on WB...it's brilliant, you just don't know it yet) and a Gibson Firebird Studio
ImmaculateTattoo.com- I'm getting my half-sleeve finished on Oct. 5th. Aaron Coleman is a genius...example of his work:
I'm sure I'm missing some more websites that I find along the way.
Again, if you think this Blog is too random for your tastes, stop coming. But to all that actually read this...your prize is in the mail. No need to tell my your address, I already know...(insert emoticon wearing an eye patch and punching a parrot)
Stand on the
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Here is a picture of some christmas-song playing. www.myspace.com/pranczarandvyxxn.