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i’m waiting for the day

the blueprint diary circa 1998Today was a pretty normal day. There were no promotions where I took pictures, so I pretty much just added promotions to the website. Typical situation. I did let a friend know that there is a Sonic Youth show coming up. He was unaware. I found this suprising. He IS a huge SY fan and he IS a big geek and all in to computers and what not. So i would presume he’d just have known. Regardless he didn’t. So I told him to try and get tickets on a whim they mights still have some. Tickets went on sale two weeks ago for a club of maybe 2000 people and there were still tickets available. I am pretty sure I will go with him, if not, I will go with my friend Jessie H, or both. She used to be my concert buddy until she moved to Philly. Booohooo. 930 Club misses you hun. Anyways…so this Sonic Youth concert will be good. I always told myself I wanted to see them in a decent club and not in a festival setting. So this could be it…this could be my moment with Sonic Youth…news as it happens

Today my BBS crashed. There was a settings file that got corrupt. I sent out all these emails to the tech support people for my server thinking it was their fault, when it was prolly the software’s fault. Oh well…I apologize. Regardless the software is working fine now with minimal loss (one board got reset to 2 weeks ago). It was bizzare though, cos as soon as the BBS went down I had 15 IMs telling me the BBS was down…then I checked my email and I had a dozen emails waiting for me…it’s like a network of OM BBS junkies! I love it…I feel loved. Or at least the OM Electrons do!

nice peeps

mat circa spring 2001 in the mirrorA young Jewish man calls his mother and says, “Mama, I’m bringing home a wonderful woman that I want to marry. She is a Native American and her name is – ‘Shooting Star.'” “How nice,” says his mother. “I have an Indian name too- it is ‘Sitting Bull.'” “You have to call me that from now on.” “How nice,” says his mother. “I have an Indian name now too, dear. Just call me “Sitting Shiva.”

Acquired CDs this weekend: Polvo celebrate the new dark age, New Order republic, Dinosaur Jr. BBC, The Delta 72 000 (thanks Jess), J Mascis and the Fog more light, Dub Narcotic Sound System Boot Party, Joy Division Closer. Yup that’s one major label CD!! And that one is New Order which is techincally only QUEST Records. They are only distributed by Warner Music. Blah Blah

This weekend was very rock. Chillin’ in south central Jersey man! Very cool. The Delta 72 was a great experience. I haven’t been to a really good show like that in a while. And it was a show because there was less than 150 people there. It was boarding on a seedy bar. And I could see the spit and sweat from the musicians on stage. Otherwise it’s a concert (ie. Enormo Dome). The opener for the Delta 72 was quite possibly the worst band ever known to mankind. They were called HEROIN STANK or something. Damn Philly band…hehe. They announced their band name after every song. They were so band they made me fart. The singer was even more annoying than the music. He wanted to be Scott Weiland, you know, that singer from Stone Temple Suck. Yeah, he really did! He was bare chested and wore a fur-type coat. And wore a Matt Dylan golfing hat. The only redeeming factor was the duct tape on the keyboards stand. That was pretty punk rock. Anyways…writing about this band is a little counter-productive so i will move on.

The Delta 72 was great. I had only heard their 2nd CD…but based on their JSBX/Stones/Blues-Revival/Soul riffs I knew they’d be energetic as all hell. They were. We got all the stereotypical rock kicks and jumps. The singer even got to his knees a few times. They brought back rock to the rock in rock. I missed that kind of rock. It made me want to rock in my own band more than ever. I felt that energy. I need to rock. Enquire within.

So in other news, just because I am the man of irony, I took home an MP3 player/recorder today from work. They had them sitting on the shelf near my desk and the player had been eye-ing me to take them home all last week. They were saying “Feed me communism!” Haha…I am going to give it to my Mother so she can use it for her classical music. She’ll get a kick out of it none the less.
I also found out today that one of my friends at DC101 also part-times at Bender Arena where Weezer is playing on friday in DC. So looks like I need not worry about not going! I was pissed that the cheesy alterna-rock station (not DC101) got dibbs on the station. I mean I guess it makes sense. But still. Who fucking cares anyways. I still get to see Weezer. Anyone else going? Anyone else have Jewish mother?

HOUSEKEEPING:: Click the pic to the upper right to see Pictures from the Delta 72 in Philly this weekend. And check out the dope-ass BBS we got going here.

commander mindfuck

hey baby-yo baby!Soundtrack of the weekend: The Clash’s rockers galore and give em enough rope, The Rentals’ return of, Built to Spill’s keep it like a secret, Isotope 217’s commander mindfuck & the unstable molecule, The Flaming Lips’ transmissions and hear it is, frank black and the catholics, Prince’s 94 East, oval’s ovalprocess, panasonic’s aaltopiiri. (PS- Click on image to see polaroids from the weekend)

Friday night I finally had all my wet dreams of seeing Johnny Machine play drums in the same room as me. I also learned there are two drummers for Isotope! However, I was less than pleased with Johnny Machine’s attire. He looked pretty stylish in all the pictures I had seen and for a very mature band I was less than impressed. He reminded me a little of a one of those pseudo-hiphopsters. You know the kind, the ones who wear those addidas pants that are made out of parachute cloth and have the rip away buttons. Hehehe… Anyways, Isotope rocked hard and did bore Jessica out of her mind! I did get to meet Daniel and Joe and their weird lumberjack friend who didn’t like Prince and ate at a cool lil’ Philly diner where they danced to porn music next door. Seriously! At least Daniel and Joe like good music. JOHNNY MACHINE IS GOD! And I did get to spend most of the evening following Johnny’s hands and shoeless feet. For those of the unlearned, Johnny “Machine” Herndon is the drummer/percussionist extrortianaire for the bands: Tortoise and Isotope, to name a few.

Saturday we did Philly and South Street. Went shopping for CDs and edible underwear (sorta) and rings and gloves and purses (for Jessica) I found three rings at this place that had an owner that reminded me of 7-11s here in MD. And how they always have “someone from India” working there. But in the south there was the “causasion bear footed smoking pregnant woman” behind the counter. I thought that was a riot! I digress. South Street gets more fun each time I go! Sunday we hit the malls looking for a simple pocket watch. No fucking watch was found!!! Someone, please, for the love of god, find me a silver indiglow (highly preferred) pocket watch with out a cover that isn’t fugly!!! Happy Sunday!