Saturday, February 28, 2009

Come pick me up

Saw Ryan Adams last night. He has basically been the soundtrack to my college years, so I was super pumped to see him. The show was originally scheduled for a few months ago but a couple guys in the band got sick the night they were supposed to play so they postponed the show until last night. So I was thinking they would play an even better show for us. Heres my thoughts on last night:

-Short set! He played for probably an hour and 15 min, plus a 10 min intermission. You would think that because he cancelled on us the first time he would give us a little more?
-Ryan's voice sounded freaking incredible.
-Ryan and Neils harmonies were unreal.
-John Graboff is the coolest man alive.
-From now on, whenever an artist comes that I really want to see (like Ryan) im going to buy the most expensive seats no matter what. Last night we were up top in the balcony and there was a group of people behind us that were just trashed and were yelling and what not which totally ruined it.
-Their instrumental jams in the songs were amazing. Ryan can freaking shred.

Good night overall.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bad Habits

I realized that I have a spitting problem today when upon walking back to my room from taking a shower, forgetting I wasn't outside I casually spit a big wad of saliva on the carpet.

Oops.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

British Gym Replaces Dumbbells With Human Weights

Does anyone else have trouble getting motivated to go to the gym? Well i have found the perfect solution to this problem. And if its true, then it is quite possibly the weirdest creepiest thing I have ever seen.

"A British gym is trying to add human interest to otherwise dreary workouts by replacing traditional dumbbell weights with human ones. The Gymbox chain gym in central London says fitness enthusiasts can now swap their usual lumps of metal for human beings in a range of shapes and sizes.

According to the gym's owner Richard Hilton, it's all about visualizing strength.

"Creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel is proven to improve physical and psychological performance," he said in a statement. "The human weight lifting apparatus ... is the ultimate embodiment of visualization theory.

The human weights range from the "Dainty Dwarf" 32-year-old Arti Shah, who weighs just 66 pounds up to the "Super Human" weight of 37-year-old — and 342 pound — Matt Barnard."


Imagine doing some curls and staring into the eyes of the "Dainty Dwarf..."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ryan and Mandy

"LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Mandy Moore is getting a license to wed rocker Ryan Adams. Moore's publicist confirmed Thursday the 24-year-old singer-actress is engaged to marry Adams, 34, who is known for producing rock music with a country influence."


So maybe this explains ryan's latest statement that he's quitting the cardinals and possible music all together...damn you mandy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Its amazing how attached you can get to an inanimate object. When I was younger I use to feel really sorry for my old stuffed animals when I got a new one. I didnt want them to think that I didnt like them anymore.

Just a few hours ago I sold my guitar. I just didnt play it enough anymore and kind of needed the extra cash. So I put it up on craigslist and this guy emailed me saying he wanted to come play it. So earlier this afternoon this middle aged man comes to my house to look at it. I open the case and gently hand it over to him. As he is sitting there plucking a few strings (the man had no idea how to play) memories started flashing back. Like trips I had taken with the guitar, the summer I bought it, songs that I had played...I was paying no attention to this man what so ever, just reliving the past.

So after looking it over for a bit, he pulls out his wallet and asks me how much. I then proceeded to try and convince him that he should check around some other places, you know, buy myself some time. Maybe I shouldnt even sell it at all i thought. No, I think im gonna go ahead and buy it, he said. So he counts out the cash and puts it in my hand. He puts the guitar back in the case, and walks back out to his car.

There I was, standing in the doorway, huge wad of cash in hand, watching some old guy drive off with a piece of my past, my guitar.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wouldn't even look my way

A Greg and Jay original.

Greg and Jay from Greg Anderson on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Good video over on tim ciccone's blog.