September 29, 2006
The War Against White People
Last night, I had the most bizarre dream...
I was with my grandparents, and I mean all of grandparents. I was standing in my foyer with them and they were talking about the terrorists. They were pretty worried, because the president had said we were going to get attacked today. I told them that was crazy, but I still looked out the window to see if I saw planes. The sky was green. Dark storm clouds moved across at a very rapid rate. It was scary. I went back and talked to my grandparents, and then we heard loud explosions. I looked out the window again. Lights were flickering everywhere. Then, out of nowhere, hundreds of african americans and asian americans showed up at my door. They were demanding that we give them all of our money. My grandparents were freaked out. We heard more explosions. Danny Tamberelli shows up around this time, with a big wooden stick. He's running around the house, which has now morphed into this huge mansion. Explosions are getting closer. I look out the window and I see thousands of running people, but they looked different. They looked small, and ghost like. The sky looked even scarier. Like a tornado was about come and tear everything apart. I went outside, two men approached me and got in a fight position. I kicked both of them, and they fell to the ground. I ran back inside, and met up with Jack Black. He ran into the basement, along with Danny. I kept looking out the window. Now, I saw planes flying over dropping bombs. I ran into the basement. Danny and Jack were in the furnace room. I'm not sure why or how, but Jack Black scarred Danny so he ran upstairs. When we all ran up there the house was destroyed. No one else was there. Just us. We looked up, and saw the second floor was still standing. A mummy came out from around the corner holding a VCR. It had a big, dopey, kids voice. It said, "I got your stuff". Man, it was a creepy voice. Danny and Jack walked upstairs closer to it. They urged it to come downstairs. I knew they must have been planning on tripping him, so he'd fall to his death.
Then my alarm went off.
It was a pretty entertaining dream overall. I wish I could record my dreams, or at least take one of those crappy cellphone pictures.
Posted by cory at 8:40 AM
September 25, 2006
My favorite album cover ever...
So, Todd's post just made me realize that my code for Yo La Tengo's "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out" is gone/missing. I think I decided to do it in alphabetical order, instead of a ranking order, so I deleted it. But, when it was in ranking order, this album cover was #1:
When I was in my "punk" phase, I got all my CD's at Best Buy (Very Punk/DIY Local Ann Arbor Store), I would see this CD everytime I went. I always wanted to buy it. I did years later. I wish I would have in the early years, maybe I would have loved it like I do now and avoided all that money spent on CD's by Less Than Jake and Pennywise.
Posted by cory at 9:29 PM
September 24, 2006
I found these pictures while searching, "Niagra Falls". This guy had 20 or so of just himself, standing in front of things. I've decided he brings a tripod where ever he goes and takes a picture of himself or asks strangers to take them.
Posted by cory at 10:14 PM
September 22, 2006
Challenge: 13 Favourite Album/CD covers:
Ok, I took this as favorite covers, not just record albums. I don't have that many records, nor do I really enjoy listening to them. So, CD's it is. Mine aren't any numeric order, because that's impossible. Here they are in alphabetical (by artist):
Bobby Birdman - Heart Caves
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Lullatone - Little Songs About Raindrops
Midwest Product - World Series Of Love
My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire
Of Montreal - The Early Four Track Recordings
The One AM Radio - On The Shore Of The Wide World
The Postal Service -The District Sleeps Alone Tonight Single
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Tussle - Kling Klang
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Posted by cory at 2:46 PM
September 20, 2006
being an internet jerk....
"You Can't Polish a Turn"
I have made an enemy on myspace. I don't really have a beef with them, but I think they have one with me now. Today, I received a Myspace Message. It was from a Rock / Experimental / Electronica group called, Protecious. The message read:
"I thought maybe you'd be open to checking out some Original Music sometime.
Let Me Know If You Liked It
Add Us To Friends If You Like The Music"
Well, I wrote them back and told them I didn't think their music was very "original" and I wouldn't be adding them. Sorry. Now, that I re-read it, I was only supposed to write back if I liked it...whoops. I'm so SICK of getting these stupid messages from bands and "Sexy Ladies", so I have decided to write them all back each time they send me some stupid, "CHECK OUT MY PICKS" or "YOU LOOK COOL, LET'S BE FRIENDS". Since, I have to delete their message, they get to delete mine. Anyways, Protectius sent me two messages back:
"hey guess what, we got thousand people plus who think so, and honestly dude, your the very first person to say anything negative, so thanks theres a first for everything!"
"i read what you think are your top favorite bands, never heard of any of them, that doesnt say very much for you or your bands, im a music junkie and never heard of any of that stuff, that' skinda funny , but oh well, our unoriginal music, will probably be more successful than alot of your "Top bands" just so you know, and we got alot of friends that know so too.
so before you write anything negative again, make sure you go fuck yourself first, because you'll get more done with your time.
goodbye and blocked "
Ouch! For the record my "top 8" include: Jessica Simpson, Casanova (the Movie), Boo Berry, Darin, My Brother, George, Tomlab and The Curtains. I'm sorry if you're in my top 8, I guess you will never be popular. Oh Well, sorry jessica.
Good Luck Protecious! Check out their music, if you think it's original (as metal guitars with bad electronics are!) friend them.
(should I send him this link? I friended them, i'm going to put them in my top 8!)
Man, I can be a real butthole.
Posted by cory at 7:23 PM
September 19, 2006
"He was short."
When my brother was in 3rd grade, he decided he was going to write a book. It was about a young boy and his dog. It was an adventure story. I don't really remember much about it, other than the boy's favorite thing in the world was the Bible. I hated him for that, my mother praised him for it.
I have an idea for a book, but I sort of feel like I'm a third grader. Heck, you've read my writing, it's...atrocious.
Posted by cory at 5:11 PM
September 17, 2006
So, this one is apparently in theaters, none around here, but I'm excited to see it! I love movies about the awkward lives of teenagers.
This movie is going to be scary/hilarious. It looks so extreme! It kind of made me want to cry.
Let's discuss it here, on the forum (does everyone know about the forum?)
Posted by cory at 4:08 PM
Today I ran out of my masculine Gilette Shaving Gel. So, I had to use Karen's Skintimate Gel. I have used it in the past, and I'm pretty positive it's the best shaving cream on the market. I believe if I started my days with skintimate, they would be better. But, here's the problem...do I buy Skintimate? What will the cashier think would I check out with "Inspirations Apple" Shaving Cream?
Posted by cory at 9:07 AM
September 16, 2006
The Saddest Two Days Of My Life
It was the summer after I graduated ("'04 fo sho"). Karen and I had just started dating that March. I was so deeply in love...or what I thought love was. I remember the first time I freaked about the future of our relationship. I was in the parking lot, pushing carts at target. I suddenly realized that it might not last forever. It really had never crossed my mind. You see, Karen was going to work at YMCA Summer Camp. She'd be there everyday 24/7, with only a break once a week and every other weekend. I cried in the parking lot. I walked out real far, and cried.
When I got home I sent Karen and email about it. We talked online, and she said she didn't want to ever break-up. The time came for her to go camp. It was one of the saddest nights I have experienced (at least at the time). But, it wasn't all bad. Darin and I were soon to drive to Washington to go to "What The Heck Fest". This remains as one of the best vacations of all-time, probably always will. It was the first time either of us had been out on the road grown-up-less. The trip was full of mishaps, adventure and teenage awkwardness. I'll write about it some other time.
Karen and I tried to talk on the trip. But, I didn't have a cellphone, so I had to rely on Darin's. I think we talked three times the whole trip. This mostly because N. Dakota, Montana, Idaho and West Washington had zero service. Stupid states. The day I returned home I quickly called Karen. We talked for a half hour or so. Then suddenly, i'm not sure how it was brought up, but she decided she wasn't so sure about us. "There are so many boys out there, we can't make promises". My summer was over. I would die alone.
For the next two days (Karen was coming home in 2 days), I took drives and cried. But, mostly I spent all my time in my room writing sad songs about how I wanted Karen to love me as much as I did her. In two days I made 5 songs. When she came home I gave her the CD. We listened to it on the way to CVS to buy shampoo. It was awkward. When we got back to her house we talked about the situation. I have no idea why I lied, but I did. I told her, "It's okay. I understand. If you ever want to go on a date with another boy, it's fine. Do it. I won't care." Poor me.
Well, Karen has never needed to date another boy. We have been together for 3 years now, and we have looked at wedding venues with her mother. I'm not saying something could happen that would break us apart, anything is possible. But, both of us are pretty positive we want to spend forever together.
This was all brought up when I went back to listen to old songs. Here is the album I made for Karen:
Posted by cory at 11:48 AM
September 12, 2006
What those guys are always talking about...
Posted by cory at 11:24 PM
September 6, 2006
Alan Braxe and Fred Falke
Posted by cory at 8:47 PM
Stuff I Bought For 3 Dollars...
...from a homeless man on Division:
Dick Tracy VHS
Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
3rd Bass - The Cactus Revisited (AKA "Hot Music")
The Bangles Cassette ("The Beatles")
Not Pictured (due to laziness):
Ronald Reagan in The War DVD
War Game Sampler
Posted by cory at 11:47 AM
September 4, 2006
"Crikey, mate. You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building."
"I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message."
Posted by cory at 2:54 AM
September 3, 2006
My favorite picture I randomly took this summer
Fartin' around is a saying my Stepdad used to say a lot. This summer, while washing windows, I heard the neighbor yell at his kid, "QUIT FARTIN' AROUND AND RINSE IT" (they were washing the van). I want to start using it more. "Pee on it", is something else I wish to use more.
Posted by cory at 1:31 AM