2003-08-07 22:38:44 ET
I met Miss Olson at alt.coffee this evening to discuss Business. We exchanged business cards and I had the opportunity to post more of my flyers all over the world! We ate at this nice cozy/tasty mexican place and talked about the world at large. After food, we went off to look for some spiky things! She looked great in some of these spikey things but they were too pricey. I found a cool bullet braclet but that would've set me back almost 30 bux! The cheaper place was closed.
After a trip to Duane Reade, we parted at the 14th street station. I think it was all cut short by the darn-diddly-yarn rain but still fun times!
On the ferry ride home, I noticed this dude in a nyc2600 shirt (Burgundy color). He used to goto the meetings up until 9/11/01 for about year before that and even knew of my good friend (Conspiracy) Bob. The man went by the handle "Biohazard"
Biohazard even told me about his situation of installing gentoo on a mac. I gave him my cards (including yours Christina) and I hope he keeps in touch.
2003-08-06 12:54:31 ET
I slept until 2pm again. I hate this type of sit on my ass scheuele, I need more customers!
2003-08-04 00:27:59 ET
Heres a post before I goto to bed...
Since the big Maiden show, I've been rather obsessed with them. I've been listening to them for awhile now (only 3 years, even awhile before I started listening to bands like Rush) and seeing them perform live was a pretty big turning point in my following of Iron Maiden. The show itself was lacking the best and/or full set. I'm not saying that they weren't playing at their usual best, they just didn't play many of the songs I wanted to hear. What they did play I'm very thankful for. I wore my Rush shirt to the event and as I took my 30 minute trek to find a potty in the expansive arena of Madison Sqaure Garden, there were atleast 10 people telling me "RUSH RULES!" All this took place between DIO and Maiden so I didn't miss anything. The major highlights...
-Lemmy is God, Only saw Motorhead for a very short time, have to see 'em again.
-Dio is awesome, Craig Goldy is a great guitarist! highlights include Rainbow revisits such as Stargazer, and Black Sabbath revisits as Heaven and Hell (Goldy wouldn't pull off Iommi's Guitar solo yet he can play Blackmore so well.)
-Maiden was great but I feel it could've been better, they played only one song (The Clairvoyant) from my current favorite album "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
I hate saying things like that but they didn't even play Powerslave. It was still a great show though.
In other news, my "Home Computer Consulting" gig is going pretty well. I've been paid some pretty decent pocket money during the last week. It took me that long to fix a "client's" problem. Another client has even latched on. Its too bad the summer's almost over, I could've had some pretty hefty cash saved up if I had thought of this idea sooner. The people I'm working for are very nice and seem to have alot of confidence in me. The last thing I wanna do is dissapoint them. I've even been helping my older friend Bob with his computer problems. Bob lives in the city and is a pretty high-end customer compared to the people I work with locally. I help him do some linux installs and I've also been attempting to work with his WLAN (wireless net) toys. The people that read my flyers only seem to have windoze boot-up problems or something of that nature. Its all alot to deal with since it takes awhile to find the problem and fix-it.
*excuse my tired typos*
2003-07-23 09:40:12 ET
Hey, what does everyone think of Overkill, I think they really are "Overkill" They should stop the phony strobe light bullshit, tune that bass properly and write songs that sound a bit different from each other.
Soon to come, Rushsuro. What do you all think of KISSsuro?
2003-07-18 10:53:24 ET
I had my first customer yesterday. She either needs a new hard drive or a re-format of her current one. I'll make another visit monday.
Later in the day, I made my arrival at irving plaza where I met Peter and Mikael of Opeth. They were outside saying hi to fans until they had to go in and do their sound check. I was pretty nervous about meeting them but I'm glad that I had the chance say hi and tell them how much I enjoy all their music!
They seemed pretty nervous about playing last night. Their performance was only to include their softer style of music. Opeth has a reputation in the death metal scene but thats not the style of music they played last night.
Before Matt showed up at 6:00PM, I ended up talking to two fellow staten island dudes. We were pretty close towards the front of the line and I am very thankful that they saved the sacred place as me and Matt got a bit to eat.
It was a co-headline show between Porcupine Tree and Opeth. Porcupine Tree started off 45 minutes after the doors opened. They were more amazing than I ever expected, real amazing! Steven Wilson is an amazing singer and guitarist. The band generally threw on one of the best shows I've ever seen. Their bass player played a fretless bass thoughout most of the show.
Opeth followed, with the crowd gloriously awaiting them. They started off with Windowpane, the first track off their latest work, Damnation. From there, they continued to perform that whole album and then some great surprises. Me and Matt had a nice cozy spot towards the front of the crowd. Between songs, some freaks would ask them to play songs like "When" or any "death metal like" song. I myself felt pretty lucky to watch them play anything.
Mikael would tell the crowd how him and the guys were really looking foward to getting piss-drunk that day/nite. The first time they expressed that urge made sense but the second and third time was redundantly overstated. It almost seemed like they didn't want to be there. Some things the crowd said seemed to ruin the ideal scene which was to be expected. One guy said "This is Nickleback bullshit" during Mikaels solo performance at the beginning of Benighted. That really pissed many people off including myself thus almost creating a bad scene. I really felt bad for the performer but all I could do about that was enjoy the music and enjoy I did! Benighted is one my most favorite songs.
They even played Face of Melinda from "Still Life" for which I was delightfully surprise. Their last song was a Deep Purple cover called Soldier of Fortune which was claimed to be the greatest balled ever. I certinley enjoyed it.
The whole show was generally like sitting at a campfire with Opeth. Dispite some disruptions, the scene was generally really nice and mellow. It was pretty intimate setting between the audience and the performers.
It was fun watching Martin Mendez play his bass. I just enjoyed watching him get into the groove of each song. Martin Lopez is a phoenomnal drummer hitting each note precisely. The whole show was great and meeting Peter and Mikael was a great treat! Peter is one tall m0-f0 by the way! As the show ended and everyone from the audience clambered to shake their hands, I was able to yell out "You guys are fucking amazing!" So, they'll always remember the dude in the Rush shirt!
I didn't wait for them outside after the show to see them again. Me and Matt encountered Carmine from Exit To Eternity (local Brooklyn band) as well as others. It was real fun meeting them. We all fucked off for a bit until me and Matt decided to split off to our respective hovels. I caught the 2:30 boat where I found those two staten island dudes.
All in all, a 5 star evening, plus 5 more for metal! I might even make it for the Overkill show tomorrow night at lamours.
By the way, there were mad chix at the show! I was standing next to this cute Puerto Rican girl. It took me awhile to get her attention. I tried staring at her and hoping she would notice but she didn't. She seemed pretty occupied waiting for Opeth to come on up, I don't blame her. I talked to her friend alot about the stuff we both listen to o. The cute one told me she got into Opeth from the Blackwater Park album and that one of her favorite tracks is "The Drapery Falls"
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