Monthly Archive for September, 2001

making flippy floppy

bennie singing to tifanny in my dorm room in u of hartford...god those were the dayz... heh.Soundtrack of the day: Talking Heads: stop making sense, Mogwai: come on die young, Dismemberment Plan: emergency and i, Pete Yorn: live at the roxy, The Who: live at leeds double disc, Kraftwerk: man*machine.

I have a cold! This happens the first week after it gets below 60 degrees every year! I just always forget about it. Oh well. I am excited for the fall. Hopefully that seasonal affective deal wont be as bad as last year. Oh yeah, I got to do a survey for Kat’s class:

Name:: Mat
Age:: 24
Marital Status:: single
Currently in school ______ employed __X__ or both_______?
Please also list your year in school and/or job title.

Internet Content Manager: DC101-FM
I also run a small record label

Please list family and friends that you talk to the most, and the major means of communication with each of them (i.e., talking face to face, telephone (land line), telephone (cell phone), letters, email, instant messenger, webcam, or other)
Mom: face to face, telephone
Dad: face to dace, telephone
Lith: telephone, cell phone, face to face
Papa: telephone, face to face (In Boston)
Becca: face to face, telephone, IM
Jessie Belle: email, face to face
Zut: letters, email, telephone, face to face (In Boston)
Karin: email, phone, face to face (In Baltimore)
Jamie: IM, email, face to face (In NYC)
Ben: face to face, IM, email
Feetnik: IM, email, telephone (in TN)
Mark: phone, email

How often do you communicate with your family? Who initiates the communication?
I communicate daily with them. It doesn’t hurt living with them. We all initiate conversation, unless if in the morning, I do not speak. It is understood to keep communication to a minimum in the morning for the well being of everyone. In college, I would call them on the telephone a few times a week when I wasn’t gig-ing or recording much. Otherwise once a week during college.

Is there anyone that you would like to communicate with more, but are unable? Why?
I’d love to communicate more with all my friends that live in other states, which is definately a growing number. It’s really hard to do so. Completely different schedules only leads to communication every week via email or monthly via phone, if that.

Do you prefer to communicate through audio, visual, written, or face to face methods? Why?
I prefer to get audio cues from people. As well as visual ones. How ever I get them. Watching the way the lips are formed. Watching to see the blink frequency in the eyes. Hearing voice inflection and breath is key as well. But as far as giving a communication, I prefer face to face (so I can get that feedback) or written (because I can be horrifically shy depending on my mood).

Are you/have you ever been in a long distance relationship? How did you stay in touch? Did lack of communication affect the relationship?
I had been in one. We stayed in touch via telephone and copius letters. Lack of communication did effect the relationship.

When you are far away from a person you care about (family or friend), what do you miss the most?
Their voice. And warmth.

What do you think is missing, or what would be a useful added feature, to current means of communication?
I don’t understand the question. I am satisified with all means of communications. Teleporters would rule.

What are some notable purchases you have made recently (within a year)? Why did you buy it? Are you still satisfied with it?
I presume this relates to purchases related to communications. I bought a cell phone. I am sure I bought a pen. I bought a web cam. Both are very satisfying.

What do you look for when making a purchase? (rate 1-10, ten most important)
Aesthetics___7___
Uniqueness___8___
Functionality__10___
Price___6___
Quality____9____
Brand name___5___
Durability___5___
Popularity__4__

Do you prefer products to be multi-functional_______ or more specialized__X___?

How would you describe yourself? Check all that apply.
Shy_X___
Outgoing___ Assertive___Happy__X__ Quiet_______ Loud_______Generous_X_Kind___X____Funny_____ Optimistic___Pessimistic__Thrifty_____Energetic___ Lazy______ Indecisive___OpinionatedXImpulsive___ Calm__X___DeliberateX_

What kind of car do you have? What kind of car do you want? Why?
I have a 1995 Buick LeSabre. I want a Trans Am. Why? Because it’s very cool looking.

What magazines do like to read?
Tape Op, Mix Magazine, Uptown

Are you saving up to buy anything right now? What?
A house. Production of Vinyl/CDs for label.

What are three things you would buy if money were no object?
1. a house
2. a recording studio
3. a dark room

year 2000 non-compliant cardia

noell and zut...yup.Soundtrack of the day: The Who’s live at leeds, the Dirty Three’s ocean songs, Mogwai’s come on die young, God Speed You Black Emporer’s Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (over and over and over again, Pete Yorn’s Live at the Roxy.

Today was a cool day, i guess. I didnt really sleep in as much as needed, cos i had to drop my car off at the gas station to get fixed. It was leaking some funky stuff. So after that, I went to Tower cos I promised myself that I would get The Who’s live at leeds. And I did. And it’s wonderful. Then I went to work for a little bit to catch up on some junx that got missed throughout the week. Fun fun. we dont get fooled again

I sorta forget what happened then. But Becca showed up at my door and we headed to the 930 Club. It was kinda weird, cos she asked me how to get there. Just an odd observation. So originally I was going to go to dinner with Karin, but it turned out the show started at 6pm. So I had to bail on Karin. I felt bad, but Becca had to see Si Se. So we got there around 6.30 or so and got a beer and chilled in the basement part. I never really chilled there much but it was mega cool. Then Si Se came on. I was pretty apprehensive as I am with many bands that i hear of 2nd hand. But in fact I was very blown away with them. Mega awesome vocals. I wanted to just touch her belly all day. And the percussion dude was splendid. What’s up with them anyways? They get all the toys. Lucky sons of bitches. So that was that. I am definately going to have to buy the CD. It was that good. Then after their set, the singer was on the side of the stage and Becca transformed in to “THAT GIRL” – It was really cute and she got the singers autograph and the singer gave Becca a hug. I think the singer really liked it. It was pretty nifty. Then David Byrne came on. I’ve meant to see him for ages. I remember when all my friends from college in TN went to see him in Nashville, and I didnt go. They talked about the show for weeks after it. I kicked myself for not going. So i finally got to see it. He even played two Talking Heads songs. That made my night. …and the days go by – We didnt stay for the whole time, cos I got pretty hungry. I got enough though.

We then went to the Tastee diner. There were these really annoying little boys to the left of us. They talked a lot about DSL. I wanted to punch them. I should have. Nice goatee, asshole! I cant believe I ever had a goatee. They are pretty silly. After that we kinda took the long way back and listened to a lot of TOOL. Then I drove to GOD SPEED YOU BLACK EMPOROR for the whole 2 disc set. It was mega relaxing. I really needed it. Time for bed, i am exhausted.

i get up in the evening and i aint got nuthin to say

thanks christy for the pete yorn live cd.  you rule. Nothing really too exciting happened today during the day. The highlight was going to lunch with Colin, Korinne, and JRock. Colin told funny ass stories of his wacko roomates with his crustations and fish. (are they one and the same?!) One time Colin’s roomates went to get crabs and put the crabs in his roomate’s hamster cage. Funny shit. What a frat boy! A lot of fun was made on Korinne which always leads to great comic relief. Gotta love that.

After work I came back home to take care of some incidentals and eat a bit. I think I literally took 4 takes back to the car. I first had to come back in to get my camera (which incidentally was never used), then I had to grab some good CDs, then I had to get some ear plugs, which i never got, I forget what I got instead. There was one more, but I cant recall what it was for. God i love my memory. I cant believe I can remember my name. Which is now Scooter Jambalaya. I will be now called “SCOOTER” from now on. Actually only those cool enough will be able to call me SCOOTER.

So I picked up Becca and we headed to the Patriot Center in VA. Along the way, we listened to some good tunage. Some Flaming Lips, some God Speed You Black Emporer and a MIX CD of some of the stuff Becker is gonna be giving me. It was a taste. Some really nifty stuff. I think there was 808 State, some Beeeeeeeeee-ork remixes. Other stuff too i cant recall names though. I am really starting to dig the BJORK remixes. I feel like a sell out, but hey, good music is good music. Perhaps I am still pretty damn stubborn. That’s gotta be it. I think Becca loves music in a similar manner as myself. It’s more than just tunage. She hears the bass when it’s playing a chord. I know when she says she hears it too, she really is hearing it. That turns me on.

We got there and Becca forgot her ID, or more I forgot to tell her the tickets would be in her name at WILL CALL. So we had to walk back to the car to get it and then we see January and Liz, with whom I used to work with. Well at least January. Liz would just always come to all the movies. Cute girl. I think she’s Jewish too. Not necessarily an asset. I think i’ve only dated one Jewish girl in my lifetime. I wonder how that works. GOY pussy power man. I was gonna say maybe it was that a lot of Jewish girlies are pretty damn high mantainance, but with her that was so not the case. Actually thinking, I remember one other. So two Jewish girlies. Ha!

Speaking of girlies, Mat failed tonite. His mission was to profess his evidently profound attraction to “The Part Timer.” We were originally supposed to meet back at the station to drive down to the Black Cat together. But i got there and got a call from Morgan saying that her connection to get us all in was piss drunk on a couch in an unknown area. So fuck. Fuck that dude! Luckily “The Part Timer” was on the guestlist. Or at least she was the plus one for her boss at Sony. Regardless, I failed. I didnt get to see Modest Mouse with her nor get to get drunk with her. It all goes back to those messed up relationships in high school that have forever tainted me in to never being able to open up to girls i am attracted to. And i was doing so well too, in general. Well sorta. I dont know what it is. She still makes me nervous. Arg. And having Morgan on the cell phone with “The Part Timer” right next to me, egging me on to pork her in the car definately didnt help! It was kinda funny, i guess, but at the same time, it was so bitterly ironic as nothing happened. Something has got to change. I need bigger balls or something. Or if she’s interested she’s gotta say something. Morgan said it was up to me. But I think that is a total crock of shit. Yes, i am a little older. Yes, i am a dude. But what excuse does that give me?! None. None what so ever. None more louder. It sucks cos I presume she is just as shy as me. Which is a horrible math equation. Or maybe she’s totally uninterested. But then why beg me to come to Weezer. Booboo! And I was chatting with her last nite on IM, and she said her boy just walked in. And I still have no clue what’s up with that. So that made me feel really uncomfortable and quite angry that I wasnt that one walking in her doorway with her telling another person that “Mat just walked in.” I dont know what else to say about this. I just wish it was easier. It’s not. I am doomed. You think she’ll ask to hang tomorrow night after David Byrne to get me drunk? You think? I mean the show does end promptly at 10pm. I think there is a second show at 11pm or something. None the less, I still doubt it. But a man can hope. And I do love suprises. I feel like Natalie Imbruuuuugigie;laielaiealiea in her pop diddy. Actually I dont. But it was a fun name to say outloud right now.

Yeah, so Weezer was pretty boring. In general they are most likely the most boring band to watch ever. Maybe next to Autechre. They literally just stood there. So watching the show from the bleachers was pretty lame. They did play TIRED OF SEX (the song I was supposed to make out with “The Part Timer” according to Daniel – and no it didnt happen – Heh.) which is one of my favorite Weezer songs. At one point when Becker and me were walking around, she goes “Grab one of those straws for me!” So my instinct was to just dive and grab it. Which I did. Weird. So now Becker has an amazingly cool purple straw that is all circular and what not. So yeah, Weezer live is mega boring. The new songs were decent and hearing the 2nd guitar dude sing verses from War Pigs (black sabbath) was my highlight. Nice, huh? Blah, I am still pissed at myself for not saying anything to Booboo.

For the rest of the night after “The Part Timer” drove me to the Black Cat to meet up with Morgan was spent driving around DC cos we were gonna go to Metro Cafe to dance to Brit Pop, but we couldnt find a parking space. So we just talked a lot and drove back to Rockville to pick up my car. We listened to a lot of HELMET. Which rocks. Very high school nostalgia for me. Morgan with the cool taste in mew-zac. Go her! Girls who like HELMET should rule the world.