Monday, August 9, 2010




We all have someone famous we look up to. Half the time, they're dead. When they're not, half the time you'll never get to see them in person. I got lucky, and I mean super lucky, to say that I saw Chris Cornell play with Soundgarden at Lollapalooza in 2010. Not only was it one of the best shows I have ever seen, but I was only about 20 feet from the stage. I waited about 5 hours in the summer sun against the fence with barely any water or any kind of food to get that spot. And man, was it worth it. I'm still in a state of disbelief that it all actually happened. All I know is that it was the best night of my life.

...oh yeah, and I shook his hand. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Down Is the New Up.

You always think you're good at something until you meet your match. Allow me to shed some light: I have a bit of an over confidence in how I can handle social situations, because I know exactly what mask I need to wear. What the words are I should say, and in what manner I should say them. For a good long while, I was unstoppable. But I have found my match. A gymnast to a wall he cannot climb; a wise man to a he riddle I cannot solve; a knight to a damsel he cannot save. I am disarmed, vulnerable, and totally fucking clueless. I've always told myself that all I needed was reassurement. I haven't figured out if I've been getting it this whole time, and this is just a giant test I need to pass, or if this is a game I shouldn't have ever started playing because I can never win. I'm not one for giving up, and I know I couldn't if I tried, I just don't want to get burned. Sometimes, it seems like things are brighter than ever before. Sometimes, it's too dark to see anything. 

I shall fly into the sun.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer: A Retrospective

This has definitely been the concert summer. I have seen Crash Kings twice, Silversun Pickups, Ben Folds, Cage the Elephant, Devo, Seether, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, and plenty of others so far. And, this weekend, I will be attending Lollapalooza where I will see the newly reformed Soundgarden, Lady Gaga, Green Day and about 50 or so other kick-ass bands. Oh, this summer has been good to me. But, not much unlike all good things, it is coming to a close. Summer's fading into fall. It pain's me to say it, but it's true. I'm definitely content with its past events. I have made some great new friends, and gotten closer to a lot of other already good friends. We've had some late nights, and I'm sure we'll have more. Goooooddd fuckin' times. I just wish it could all end when we're damn well ready for it to be over and not a second sooner. I wonder how much crazy stuff I can muster into my schedule before autumn takes over the seasons...