Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Many apologies for my recent disappearance; I have been kind of sick! Well sick, I’ve been sick. I have missed too much school and some work. I am feeling better now and hope to be blogging at full speed in no time. In recent news about me, I learned that I have Dermatographic urticaria or “Skin Writing” which means that my skin cells release histamine for no apparent reason, causing me to itch uncontrollably. I also have asthma! I found al this out yesterday! I’m not really bothered by it though; I at least know now what is going on.

Friday, October 19, 2007


The last few days have been fun. We got some rain and I always enjoy the rain. I finally got the pictures I took of Mykul on to my computer. I have spent a bunch of time working out and I can see some improvement in the way I look, which is nice. I went out the other day and met a guy who lied about his name and had some odd ideas about intimacy. I’m not sure why he confided in me. I got out of that situation as fast as I could; he turned out to be a master’s student studying psychology. I should have known! Those people are sometimes the most fucked up out of any one. I must say that I really don’t have too much today in the way of thoughts. I work today and all day tomorrow. Maybe that’s why I am in a bad mood. I am irritable and feeling a bit cross. Here are some photos that chronicle the last few days.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Exciting news in entertainment!

Good news! Tori Amos has just announced the availability of “Legs and Boots,” a series of bootlegs from her current tour! It works like this, a few hours after the show you go HERE and are given the option to download the show in either MP3s (256K), or as even higher quality FLAC files. The FLAC files are larger so they will take a bit longer to be made available. So you won’t have to wait to get the FLAC files you will receive the MP3 version until the FLAC is ready to go. This is very exciting. To my knowledge this is the first time a musician has done anything like this regarding bootlegs.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) put its best gimpy foot forward in a new DVD presentation released this last Tuesday, October 17, 2007. This DVD is the best available copy of the film to date. Very exciting! You can buy it HERE!

These are a few things that have made me happy in the last few hours. There are also some very exciting silent DVD releases to look forward to in the near future. You can read about them HERE!

I work tonight. It should be pretty chill. It's raining today so I'm not sure that it will be very busy. We also don't have any plays this week so that is another thing to consider when looking at the potential for a busy shift. Tomorrow Mykul and I will perhaps go donate plasma together. It should be semi lucrative and fun!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I did the open mic night at cup of Joes Saturday night. Every time I got there I meet someone who leaves an impression on me. It was fun, though it made me realize I could be a better player.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

On Thursday I went to The organ loft for a special sneak preview of the new transfer of Lon Chaney’s 1923 classic, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. This version will be the best available version of the film when it is released on Tuesday the 16th. After the silent era ended the studios did not think that the silent films had any value so they were either burned, or stuffed in studio vaults where they were improperly stored. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was one of the unlucky films to be thrown into the fire. It was discovered later as a poor quality 16mm print. 16mm prints were often used in schools or for people’s home use. The trouble is, with most 16mm prints they are cropped in a way that it cuts a portion of the picture out. This is what previous DVD editions were struck from. A 35mm print was discovered and that is what they have used for this new edition. It looks far superior then the 1999 release. The picture is bigger, the speed has been corrected, and it is in the correct color tinting. Some scratches still exists but there are moments of clarity and over all it is a very good print. Lon Chaney was one of the best actors in the silent era. His face held so much expression. You can literally understand a whole world of emotion from one raise of an eyebrow. In the scene when Esmeralda is dancing and Quasimodo turns around in disgust, it is probably one of the most impressive and moving moments in film history. Chaney was a child of deaf mute parents so the man had non-verbal communication down to a T. The organ loft was fun too. It was my first time their and I must say it is amazing. The pipes are all around you; you almost feel as if you have sat down to watch a movie in a giant organ. They are showing Chaney’s version of “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) next week. I will definitely be there.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Push to shove

Things have been odd. I have felt pretty sad. I’m not sure why, I know people care. I have reached a point in my life where I feel sorta isolated. No one is getting very close to me. Its not always this way I have tried and I seem to always fail. Not sure why but I keep getting pushed away. Maybe I’m too needy perhaps I should back off. Maybe I deserve all this rejection, I don’t know. I just know I am lonely.
I don't mean to sound all "emo" right now. I know this will be okay.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Yesterday! Quite a day yesterday was. I feel almost like I wasted the first part of the day on nothing. I spent four hours on my computer, not doing homework, just wasting time. At one point I saw how much time had passed and became mad at myself. I decided to call my friend Mykul and he suggested we go for a drive. I drove by Mykul’s place and he took over driving. I asked him where we were going and he replied, “north”. Cool, north, wonderful I though. At one point I asked him how far north. “Idaho” was his response. Because the conversation and the music were good I let it fly. We drove through some beautiful scenery. I did not realize how gorgeous places in Utah could be. We drove through Cache Valley and reached the first town in Idaho by nine. We stopped at a gas station, both bought lottery tickets and turned back to go home. Around the beginning of our trip Mykul had mentioned that he needed to move around and get out. I know I felt the same I just did not realize it until it was happening. It is interesting how one can feel like a stranger in his own state. When we got up to Logan I felt like such an alien. I felt as if I were a lonesome traveler. No home no ties. It was truly wonderful. I got to thinking about an old friend named Walter. I have not seen him in over five years; it has been over two years since we spoke. I heard he got married. Perhaps it is time I look him up again.