Archive for December, 2009

Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks.

12/23/2009

So.   I have a Zune. 8 GB.  Red.  I got it about 3 Christmases ago.  I asked for an I-Pod like everyone else had.  What do I get?  A Zune.  But its Okay.  I’ve come to terms with the special ability my parents have.  The ability to buy things that are almost exactly the same as the thing you want, but just a tad-bit cheaper and less universal.  ‘Knock-off’s” if you will.  Not to say that my Zune is bad.  I love my Zune.  Its red.  Its awesome.  It runs out of charge without even being on….It’s awesome.  But in all seriousness, I think it’d be pretty hard for me to get an I-Pod after having a Zune.  I’ve gotten too used to it.

I have only 307 songs, and oh…what’s this?  Its telling me I have 50 pictures?  I never put any pictures on it.  For one obvious reason…its a….music….playing….device.  I’ve only used 1.83 GB’s of space.  Awesome.  I’m so lame with my Zune.  Some of the songs my brother accidentally uploaded onto it.  So not even all that space I used (so much space) is my own.  Also a lot of that space is taken up by the Family Guy Movie which I ‘legally’ downloaded from Limewire.  The other important video to note is paramore-misery business.  I was obsessed with that song for a little while… ok.  fine. still obsessed.

Oh, we’re coming to the point of this post.  And the title.

So, everyone loves Panic!atTheDisco.  But I doubt most people have a shitty-ass live version of Nine in the Afternoon where the lead singer says the same lines over and over again because he can’t remember his own songs.  “Back to the street where we began, feeling as good as lovers can you know, feelings so good.   Back to the street where we began, feeling as good as love as you could as you can?”  I added the question mark.

Anyway, the title of this post is Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks.  An oldy but a goody, I guess.  The version I got from Limewire (once again ‘legally’) apparently is not the original version or at least not the most known version.  My version (probably accompanied by 100 viruses from Limewire) is practically acoustic.  Its like an awkward remix with a techno backbeat that fades in and out as the song progresses and the lead singer really makes it awkward by singing almost completely in a retarded kind of falcetto that really makes you wonder how the band actually made any money.  I can’t be the only one who loves but also hates the sound of Panic at the Disco.  It doesn’t make sense, but I like to listen to the dissonance and the flat notes that aren’t meant to be flat.

Well, my life is going fine if you were wondering, internet.  I got 50 dollars today from my grandma in the mail.  I’m done with my Christmas shopping.

I have a band with my two friends mike and adam.  we’re experimental funk/punk/rock/jazz alternative.  we’re known as Blue Spruce (not to be confused with Big Blue Spruce, a recent band from PA http://www.myspace.com/bigbluespruce).  I play guitar, bass, and do lead vocals.  Occasional keyboard.  Mike plays primarily base, sometimes guitar.  Adam plays drums, keyboard, backup-vocals.  We are so cool.  Adam wants to call the band TCR or TRC or something, and every album we produce will be called something that has the initials T, R, and C.  Dumb.  Blue Spruce is a much better name for a group that gets together two or three times during winter break when the 3 members are back from college.  We are gonna go far.

So, here’s hoping I get a guitar for Christmas like I asked for.  Or at least money to buy one.

-ben

ps. i also can’t wait to go hang out in NYC with my girlfriend soon!!!

pps.  she did not tell me to write that.

Winter Break-ing

12/18/2009

Who breaks banisters with their shoulder?  Why break banisters with your shoulder?  Well, I met a kid who does just that: break banisters.

In other news,

My finals are over and its time to relax in sunny, warm, exciting…Connecticut.  Yep, going back home on Saturday.

I wrote a 1,800 word essay with a bibliography (thanks to Emily), and pictures with captions.  Is it sad that this is one of the longest papers I’ve ever written?  Its been maybe 4 years since I wrote a paper of similar length, but never about Japanese Tea Ceremonies.  I learned all I needed to know about the history and specific practices of Japanese Tea Ceremonies and preceded to write my paper the morning it was due over the course of about 6 hours.  But in reality, 3 hours(ish) was spent checking facebook and watching youtube videos and playing bejeweled blitz and showering and eating breakfast and watching the sun come up.  Procrastinate? Oh do I!

In other other news,

Apparently its a facebook fad to change your profile picture to a pokemon for the next month or so.  I was gonna do it maybe, but then my friend picked the pokemon I wanted to use and I didn’t want to look like a copy cat.  I was gonna pick Arcanine because I like the real life dog type I believe the pokemon is based off of: the bernese moutain dog.  So then I decided on a different pokemon: Kabutops.  It was an ancient and rare pokemon that most people don’t remember so I figured it’d be cool.  Then I realized posting a pokemon as your profile picture is not cool no matter what.

(which one is the pokemon?)

In other other other news,

Some thieves stole the Aushwitz sign?  What?

-ben

Son of a Bitch I’m Dancing!

12/16/2009

I think its pretty clear I have an odd taste in…well…everything.  Here’s another example of something I enjoy.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1924672

The song isn’t that great until the chorus but I like how they model there sound after R.E.O. Speedwagon.

I guess I’m just assuming thats the sound they were looking for.

Jesus the Christ I’m Dancing!

They just made a new video, It’s funny, but I think the first one is maybe better… except the end of the second one is better.

yeah….

so….

-ben

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oh yeah, just remembered I thought their style sounded familiar…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Es6kbzcUA8

“Are You Afraid of the Dark?”…

12/14/2009

AYAOTD

AYAOTD

AYAOTD

…cause I am. That show scared the pants off of me. Some of my favorite episodes were obscure-ish. Here’s a list of the ones I remember watching:
tale of the whispering walls
tale of the quicksilver
tale of the crimson clown
tale of bigfoot ridge- hayden christensen
tale of the gastly grinner
tale of the dead man’s float
tale of the midnight madness
tale of the lonely ghost
tale of the night shift
tale of jake and the leprechaun
tale of the shiny red bicycle
tale of the dream girl
tale of the nightly neighbors
tale of the sorcerors aprentice
tale of the dangerous soup
tale of the pinball wizard
tale of the twisted claw
tale of the prom queen
tale of station 109.1
tale of the laughing in the dark
tale of the unfinished painting
tale of the fire ghost
tale of the frozen ghost
(in no particular order)

Vampires vs. Humans

12/14/2009

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1926299

why does this go on so long? haha, my favorite is “tie them to… scorpions”

these guys are slowly becoming one of the funniest sketch comedy groups with viral videos.

Optical Spectacle

12/14/2009

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1926246

my favorite is the gears one.

I once had a Xanga…

12/13/2009

So, around 8th grade-ish my friends convinced me to get a xanga blog.  Then xanga got riddled with spammers.  Then my friends convinced me to get a blogspot (originally a Blogger).  For whatever reason, blogging became ‘uncool’ after only a few months.  All of a sudden, almost out of the blue, I have returned to the blogging world.  This time I was convinced by my girlfriend, Emily, whose blog can be found at:

http://emilythelime.wordpress.com

Anywho… this blog is a place to find 90’s pop-culture references, weird facts, my poetry, pictures, links to funny websites I find and especially videos I think are  humorous at the moment.

My favorite color is red, I like to dream that I have superpowers, I play Rockband really well.

-ben