I'm down to blogging once a month. I guess it's true what they say...when things finally fall into place, you're less inspired to write. It's the heartbreak that keeps us spilling our guts.
Sometimes I think of things to blog and then the thoughts dissipate as quickly as the way they came in. I'll try and work on that. This blog was supposed to be more about the music than my personal life anyway.
As for a recap of what's been going on:
Bamboozle came and went and it was much better than last year. Saw The Movielife, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars, and the TAYF TBS Lineup for the first time ever -- all had truly awesome moments and I remain a fan.
Watching my favorite album played in it's entirety by one of my favorite bands with some of my closest friends was surreal. It greatly hurt my heart that Adam Lazzara took the stage whilst sick and with little to no speaking/singing voice. Thankfully I was with people who sang every word loud enough to make it an enjoyable experience.
Extra Bonus Points: Spending last week with AbsolutePunk's favorite Aussie: KissTheBottle. It's been two years since we've hung out and this was under much better circumstances. I miss him already.
I plan on traveling in the next few months: 1 stop to Florida, Two stops in Georgia. Though I hate airplanes now more than ever, I'm excited. I like the feel of new places and food and the warm sun. I'm especially excited for summer.
As for shows, I saw Young The Giant in Brooklyn last month and was blown away. It was something that I almost backed out of last minute and I'm glad I didn't. What a perfect show that didn't even include an encore. I highly encourage you to check them out. I'm wondering if anything will top that this year.
Next wee I see Sleigh Bell for the first time since Free Fest last fall and I'm ready to dance my face off.
I guess in many ways life is still the same. I have endless bills and a list of materialistic items that I really want to buy. Family and friend struggles come and go.
Work is work....it has it's ups and downs. I just wish it would allow me to grow more. I'm three years older and I'm still doing the same work. I wish something would come along that would lead me to the next step. At least we still share some laughs, good food, and occasional adventures. So...there's that.
Nothing in life is perfect or certain, but sometimes you meet some who allows you to feel that that's possible down the line. I'm happy in that aspect. I waited a long time for something like this to come along...to be able to feel this way for someone and feel it back in return. Of course at times I'm deathly afraid that life is going to play a cruel joke and ruin it all, but for now, I'm happy.
I don't miss the heartache. Some of it got me to this place and I can't hold a grudge, but other instances I truly wasted my time and emotions for no reason. I refuse to go back to that place. I must forge forward.
Next blog will be more of my old style. I hope everyone is well or at least trying to get to a point of great achievement.
"Oh, do you remember me? Is your mind that worn?
We both were born to be one with that which the public scorns...."
I stood alone in the chilly rain. Hood pulled tightly over my head. The man in the jersey took front and center and sang his heart out. You were the first thing to come to mind but there was no way of reaching you at that moment.
I realized I needed to start something otherwise I'd be left wondering and wanting. I knew this could potentially be the best thing for me.
"Yeah, this is something I have to do for myself."
That night I opened up to you feelings that now sound like a high school crush, though I'm not exactly sure that was my intent at the time. I think later on I told you that everyone leaves after 3 - 5 months....Almost proved them wrong. But I guess it's in my nature to destroy everything I love, whether it be intentional or accidental.
So here it is, one year later and nothing to show for it other then foggy memories of late night sleep talk and memories attached to songs. Most of everything that was good is now completely overshadowed by misconception and resentment.
...Could undoubtedly be an EPIC Adventure
or a significant FAIL
in the the Spin-Off season of my life.
"Ratings" were low during Sweeps Week
but, with Bamboozle coming,
I think amazing things might happen.
Literally almost every person I met through music will be there
Serious Meetups will occur followed by Sweet Hangs
If you're going,
keep an eye out and say Hello.
I'll be wandering around with a flash of pink hair and a chesire grin
in the Bamboozle TV Bubble.
Hearts are about to be Won
Hearts are bound to be Broken.
Let's make this one count.
Oh, and incase the stalker in you is feeling frisky...
Saturday May 3rd
PHOTO FINISH PEP RALLY
10:00 - 10:30 PARADE GATHERING
10:30 - 10:40 PARADE MARCH
10:40 - 10:55 REVEREND RYAN
10:55 - 11:00 POP POP PONTIFF
11:00 - 11:30 LARRY BIRD AND THE DADDYS...BOOM BOOM
11:30 - 12:30 DJ PRIME / REVEREND RYAN
ASBURY PARK STAGE
1:00 - 1:30 CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR
2:00 - 2:30 STORY OF THE YEAR
3:00 - 3:30 THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
8:45 - 9:30 JIMMY EAT WORLD
NOKIA TICKET RUSH STAGE
12:30- 1:00 A ROCKET TO THE MOON
4:30 - 5:00 HIT THE LIGHTS
9:30 - 10:00 I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE
REBEL YOUTH RECORDS STAGE
3:00 - 3:30 THE MAINE
7:00 - 7:30 VALENCIA
Today's my last day working on NoFX's Backstage Passport.
Moving on to Vh1's The Fabulous Life: Celebrity Baby Boom.
Fat Mike will be in the office on Monday...I decided not to pack up my desk so I coordinate a random sighting.
I've been thinking about Bamboozle Left.
My friend asked me to go...and I wholeheartedly considered it.
I still am actually...I can leave work an hour early and hop on the plane.
I really just want to see You.
The last time I saw you play was February...maybe January.
I haven't seen the rest of the group play since the end of December.
It breaks my heart a little more each day.
So many good bands in one place...just the May Bamboozle isn't enough.
Please, take me with you.
I could use an escape to the west coast.
I miss all of your faces.