Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Done

I am officially done with school for summer. God, I am glad....
Now to figure out how I am going to work on Monday, and somehow check out of my apartment and into my new one.... geez louise.
-Chris

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I am in heaven right now.

I love hockey. It think it is the ish. So right now I am in heaven because it is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And thus there are games on all the time. I love it. To bad my Coyotes did not make it.
-Chris

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Brak Show


I just recently got my second volume of The Brak Show back from Phil. I love the Brak Show. Its very very funny. If you like random crap you should check out the Brak Show.

If you like it, you can probably borrow my DVD's.... if I know you.... and if I love you enough.... which I probably don't. Unless you have a fish named Mr. Tickles.
I have not had these DVD's for a while, so watching them all again is like watching them for the first time. Enjoy.
-Chris

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dinner Tonight


Well folks, today I get to go to one of my favorite places, Wahoo's. This particular one is owned by Travis Barker of +44 and Blink-182. Wahoo's is a great place. It's got some really good Mexican food. I am not a fish person, but I have heard that they have great fish tacos if you are into that type of thing. But my favorite is the carnitas red wet burrito. Mhmm. Tasty. They also have great onion rings. Probably my favorite onion rings in all the land. If you live anywhere near Norco or Huntington Beach, check them out. I know theres more locations than that, but I have no idea where.
-Chris

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Last Days...

It is the last week of school for me. It's really weird to be done so freaking early but that is how the cookie crumbles. I have two take home finals that are due tomorrow, then a Greek final on Tuesday. But I have a paper that is due on Friday as well as a evaluation for my internship. So much craziness. But it will not be that bad I think. I have Campus Days later today, but I will post on that later. But it is a fun thing. Maybe I will take some pictures, and post later. Fo sho. Till then.
-Chris

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Good Friends.....

Recently I have reconnected with several old friends that I have not been able to spend time with.
First, I had coffee with Dylan Hake. That is always a good time, we talk about anything and everything and it is always refreshing. For sure. Always interesting to hear what kind of stuff he is going through in his life, be it positive or negative.
Second, I got to go to Disneyland and dinner with Matthew Mayhem. That was cool. Have not seen him for a while. Now, I need to hook up with our fellow buddy Travis who I have not seen in an even longer time.
Tomorrow, is lunch with the Bean. I am looking forward to this more than I can explain. I have alot of things that I need to lay out on the table for her, and I hope some things that she will have some things to say to me as well.
If you (the reader) and I have not hung out in a while let me know. Lets get some coffee or something and catch up for sure.
-Chris

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tiger & the Duke


The Sound of Animals Fighting (TSOAF) is a very interesting band. As is their re-release of "Tiger & The Duke" on Equal Vision Records. TSOAF is made up of so many random people it's hard to keep track. Rich, Matt and Chris of Rx Bandits , Anthony Green of Circa Survive (and formerly Saosin), Derek and Randy of Finch , Marc from Atreyu , among others. The sound is very original. You can tell that this group of guys really just wanted to get together and play some music that was different. It has a feeling that is somewhat similar to The Fall of Troy, or even possibly a little bit like The Mars Volta. But when it comes down to it, they have their own sound. While the music is interesting, I found myself waiting for the next song to begin. This is not a good thing. I liked the songs, but they seemed to kind of drag. When a song is excellent, you want to hear more, but aren't in a rush to get to the next song. That element was not present in these songs. Because this was a re-issue there are some cool bonuses, 1) Re-mixes from another album by different bands including Portugal the Man, Technology, Evol Intent, and The Optimist. All this being said one of my favorite parts of this album is the live song "Horses in the Sky" this is great because this band has stated that they are only going to play four shows total, all of which are done. So those of us who did not make it to any of those shows get a taste of it. Now my least favorite parts of the album were the interludes between songs that were performed by Technology. It wasn't that there were interludes, I would not have minded if they were good. But I feel they were rather poorly written. This is when I really wanted the next song to come, was during these 3 interludes. Overall I say this album is definitely worth a listen. Another interesting thing about this band is that they do not use their names in the credits. I am unsure how Wikipedia found all of this information out (possibly posted by one of the members?), but each member is assigned an animal rather than using their name. The Four main members that have remained the same since the beginning are The Nightingale, The Walrus, The Lynx, and The Skunk (Rich, Matt, Chris, and Anthony respectively). On this album though, there is also: Tortise, Tiger, Bear, Raven, Swan, Dog, Ferret, Octopus, Armadillo, Llama, and Hyena. Not only do the musicians get animals, but the mixers, masterers, artwork people, authors (I'll get to a point about this one), public relations, engineers, and patrons. So in all reality this band has a large amount of members (I don't feel like counting). The artwork on this album is somewhat interesting. It does not spark interest immediately in the way that "O' God the Aftermath" ( Norma Jean ) does, but it piques curiosity none the less. There also is a story that goes along with the music, I am unsure what the title has to do with the story though, because the story is about two wolves searching for something called "The Glen". This is where I believe the album could have used some improvement, if you are going to have a story along with your album there are a few things that are needed of it. 1) It needs to grab my attention. 2) It needs to be somewhat thoroughly explained. Neither of these things are present in this story.
Overall Rating: I give it 3 Carl's Jr. Milkshakes out of 5

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Well....

I have decided that I am going to do music reviews. I don't know why. Probably to motivate people to buy less crappy music I suppose. But yeah... I am going to Mexico tomorrow, then when I get back I will do my first review. I am still deciding of what. Maybe something that's big that comes out while I am gone? Dunno, leave me some suggestions.
-Chris