Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Halloween

October 31, 2014

If you need to liven up your party, or you’re like me and just sitting on your ass this Halloween night, there is an amazing Halloween playlist on Spotify. Do yourselves a favor and listen to it. Also here’s another thought: Trick or treating? it should happen on November first instead. Why? Because all halloween costumes will be half off. Boom goes the dynamite!!

Also, this Halloween, be a Hallowinner!

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Playlisting: Ashes To Ashes

June 22, 2014

1. Ashes To Ashes- David Bowie

2. Believer- American Authors

3. A Taste of Honey- The Beatles

4. Bigger Than Love- Benjamin Gibbard

5. Crank- Catherine Wheel

6. All Or Nothing- Dirty Vegas

7. For What Reason- Death Cab For Cutie

8. Relax, Take It Easy- Mika

9. Go To Sleep- Radiohead

10. Speeches- Walk Off The Earth

11. Caring Is Creepy- The Shins

12. Sex and Candy- Marcy Playground

13. Slow Hands- Interpol

14. Cactus- David Bowie

15. Funky Days Are Back Again- Cornershop

16. Subterranean Homesick Alien- Radiohead

17. Skulls- Bastille

18. Blue Jean- David Bowie

19. Late- Ben Folds

Some Folks…

June 22, 2014

Some people are in it for the money.  Some people have more money than they would ever know what to do with it.  Some people  hate their jobs.  Others love their jobs.  Some love their jobs but hate the pay.  Some people hate their jobs, hate their pay, and hate the way it makes them feel.  I’m in that last camp.  But really I’m not complaining.  I know how it feels to be alive, and that makes all the difference in the world.  I like feeling alive, and the second I walk through those doors, I know myself, I find myself, I am myself.  It’s the only way to be.  A true sense of self is highly sought, but rarely found.  I want a new job.  Yes, I want this new job to pay me well, or better, but I’m not in it for the money.  I’m in it for the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that I can always do more to better myself, to better the world around me, and to bring more smiles to the frowning faces of the world.  That’s my mission statement….

What a wonder

April 9, 2014

I’ve begun to wonder why print media has been on such a down slope.  The crediblity of news has gone down hill severely, since the creation of online only news sources.  I keep reading all these articles facebook keeps telling me to read, that seem to have sources that were pulled out of somebody’s ass.  Next thing you know, it will in fact say that somewhere on the page.  This is the world we live in after all.  Any idiot, or genius for that matter, can operate a blog much like this one.  Any person can claim to have heard this thing or that thing, or decide to pass off a rumor as a 100% truth.  Any person can say that they heard it straight from the horse’s mouth, and sometimes we can’t help but believe it.  Not that it wouldn’t be the same in print media, but when there’s a paper trail….credibility is a much smaller issue isn’t it?

Latest Obsession

April 3, 2014

I’m watching Being Human (the original BBC version), and all I can say is Holy crap it’s good!  Well that isn’t all I can say, but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.  This show has existed for some time now, and I’ve been interested in it ever since I heard of it, but why didn’t I start before now?  It’s incredible.  A ghost, a werewolf and a vampire are roommates struggling with their conditions and trying to lead normal “human” lives.  It’s much harder than it seems.  And although the show has a supernatural flavor to it, it’s really a show that’s about trying to live your life.  Being Human isn’t only hard for the cursed or the dead, but for people in general.  It’s a great mix of comedy, high drama and horror. So it feels a lot like real life while you are watching.  And the characters and the stories are just so deep and engaging and emotionally intense.  I can’t get enough of this, nor can I stop watching. It has taken over my week.

The 802

March 14, 2014

It’s very hard to come up with a band name simply because you want something original(ish) and also something that truly belongs to you on a deeper level. Maybe you don’t. I mean, if that were the case most of the really good bands wouldn’t exist. But I do like the idea of coming up with things that really mean something to me. And then it struck me. Why can’t it be something really simple?  The 802 popped into my head, being a lifelong Vermont body and a person who truly wants to let that flag fly as part of his identity. So expect the album sometime in the next ten years.  But don’t expect us to have the name The 802.  Lord knows I’ll change it by then. 😉

Shameless Plug for hitRECord!

March 14, 2014

Ever since joining the online artist’s den that is hitRECord, I have felt so much more creative and so much more in tune with my artistic skills and passions than I have in such a ridiculously long time.  If you are a writer, a musician, a photographer, or any number of other things in combination with one another or just all alone, or if you just play around with a camera, you should join. It’s easy, and fun. And revolutionary. So what are you waiting for? hitRECord!

My Thoughts on The Black Heart Burlesque

December 1, 2013

Last Thursday, I went to a very amazing show up in Burlington at Higher Ground: Suicide Girls’ Black Heart Burlesque.  It was my first time in the venue, and it is a great open space, which I would liken to Pearl Street in Northampton but a bit nicer looking.  In the decade plus since the alt modeling site’s debut, Suicide Girls have done their best to spread their mission of redefining beauty and empowering women from all over the world to be happy with who they are, as well as the fair share of causing great excitement among the masses!    They all seem so chill and open-minded and ooze confidence from their toes, and each girl adds their own unique touch to it all.  Struggling in a quest for self? Check SG out and feel empowered and enlightened.  

Me and one of my best took the long foray to the further reaches of Vermont, with people acquired along the way who I did not know previously. So that in and of itself was a great and interesting adventure.  And much more fun to take long trips with a group.  When the doors were opened, we got the customary  pat down and dispensing of wrist bands.  Of course our first course of action was to take to the bar and get some beer!  Live events and beer have been going steady since the dawn of time.  I think?  Ask wikipedia if you don’t believe me.  

From the moment those girls hit the stage, there was never a dull moment. The choreography was perfect, the costumes and outfits, (or lack thereof) was great, and Katherine Suicide was such a perfect and lovely emcee, with her cheeky British wit and her command of the crowd. Sure I’m a bit biased because one of Katherine’s dances was Doctor Who inspired, but she was great indeed. Other highlights were a Game of Thrones themed dance with this awesome dragon hats, and some chains and not much else, a Kill Bill inspired dance with Beatrix Kiddo’s amazing outfit, and of course near the end of the night, the Sexy stormtroopers. It is hard for me to put much of the night into words, to someone who hasn’t seen it, but one can try can’t they?  And after a sort of downer of a week, this show really brought my spirits up, with the help of one of my besties, the Suicide Girls and a couple really fascinating new friends I made in the crowd. My only regret was leaving Burlington, but I left with my comfy SG hoodie, and a compliment from Lolana Suicide.  She said i looked cute in it. So who am I to argue?

Get out there and explore the world, cool events are everywhere if you know where to look, chances are I’ll be there. 😉  Thank you SG for a great time!