Remember me? Does anyone even know this page still exists? Probably not, but oh well.
So, it's been a while since I've posted....and I don't know if this is going to become a regular thing again. I never thought it'd be so much work having a blog. Maybe I'm just lazy...
Not a whole lot is new with me. Still working the same job. I keep getting more responsibilities, without quite the same amount of pay increase...but it's cool. There had been talk of making me the general manager, and the owners taking a more back seat position instead of being there day to day, but I'm not so sure if that's going to happen. Or if it's just going to take longer than I originally thought. But I'll take it as a good sign that they keep giving me more 'important' things to do.
Anyway, the main reason I'm making this post is to make good on a promise I made about a year and a half ago. Do you guys remember when I asked/begged/harassed you to vote for my friend's band so they could win $25,000? Sure you do. I can see one of the posts right down there. Well, they ended up winning, by a rather large amount, and I can't thank you guys enough for helping. Even if you only voted once(instead of the mandatory once an hour, every hour) it helped. Hell, even if you didn't vote at all, thanks for putting up with my whining.
I may have promised a rather extravagant event that you guys would get to see. Something along the lines of a Cadillac being filled with concrete....But, come on. Did you really think something like that would happen?
It did, fuckers!
They used part of the money to film three music videos, and one of those includes filling a Cadillac with concrete. So get out the popcorn and prepare to watch 3 amazing videos!
'Waiting For Me'
'Fill It Up'
Was that fucking awesome, or what?
So, yeah. Thanks again if you voted. I promise I won't subject you guys to anything like that again. Haha
I've been thinking lately, and I've decided that I'm going to stop blogging, at least for the foreseeable future. I'll still be around the blog world, and I'm going to leave this up, but I won't be posting for a while. I'd still love to email with you guys though. I just feel I've been a bad blogger for a while now, and it doesn't give me quite the thrill that it used to. This blog, and all of you, have helped me more than you will ever know. Shit, I'd probably be dead if it wasn't for the blog and you guys. So thank you. I'm going to leave you with a collection of songs that I've made. I've recorded these over a period of time, but never posted them. Some of them I didn't feel were good enough, others I just forgot about. They're of varying styles, and quality. Some of them I recorded with my full mics and everything, others were recorded with the mic on my laptop. And everywhere in between. All of them, except Anubis, are covers. Enjoy!
Don't Call Me White (NOFX)
Puerto Rico (The Big Wu)
The Outsider (A Perfect Circle)
Naked And Famous (The Presidents Of The United States Of America)
327 (Crankshaft And The Gear Grinders)
Diamond Eyes (Deftones)
Bother (Stone Sour)
Spiders (System Of A Down)
The Fiddle And The Drum (A Perfect Circle)
Attack Of The Butterflies (Graves)
Dammit, I Changed Again (The Offspring)
And because I'm such a fucking whore, I need to ask one more favor of you guys. Crankshaft (yeah, it's one of those) is in a competition to win $25000. All you have to do is go here and vote. You can vote once an hour. He's in first place, but it goes until September 8th, and he needs all the help he can get. I promise it's the last time I'll bug you guys about it.
And, come on, he can make one hell of an exit. (Watch until the end)
It's been a hell of ride, and I'm glad you guys were all there with me. I'll still be around, just don't expect a post anytime soon. I'm sure someday I'll post again. But like I said, I'd love to still email with all of you. If you don't have my address, it's in my profile. We can chat, you can drop a line, pester me with bands and contests like I've done to you. Anything. I'm a sucker for attention, so even if it's one word saying 'hi', I'd love it.
Gabe had a way with words. Something I don't usually have. He mentioned this was part of a collection of scribbles he wanted to make into the epic of the sidewalk junkie. I don't know if that ever happened, or got to see other parts. He had mentioned making it into a song, but didn't know how. I was a little surprised when I first started to get to know him, that he liked punk rock. He even said he'd like to have tattoos like Lars from Rancid once. Well, I can't write very well, I can't sing, but I can play music decently. So I took his Sidewalk scribble and turned it into this.
Here's to you Gabe. I hope this was somewhere in your vision for the song. I hope you're happy now.
What would have been the first part of an Epic Of The Sidewalk Junkie.