- 10:48 PM, Monday,
September 5th, 2005:
- I can't tell
you how hard it is to get all geared up to play for 2
1/2 minutes - and then walk off, but at least
I felt like I had shaken the room up a
- ...and yes - I'm
still livid. It's crazy, I forget about it for a
second...someone brings it up and my blood boils.
I start to talk and I can't control it.
I have to literally stop myself and close my
mouth. If someone disagrees with me I want to
melt their face with a laser beam. It is the most
glaringly inhumane I've ever "witnessed" my
government do (witnessed mind you) and people
just don't get it. Hell most people
DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THE HELL happened.
Christ, here I go again. Get to the entry
- Luckily got #8 in
the drawing to go onstage - and they let me dub it
from the mini-DV!!!!
So it's a perfect feed for sure. Unfortunately there
is still the issue with the piano in the mix.
I spoke with them and the problem is there's no
seperate feed for the webcast. Meaning, the piano is
SOOOOOO loud live that they barely mic it so the live
audience can hear my vocals. Sounds great live, but
when you watch this recording, you'll see that
although I'm POUNDING the keys my voice
absolutely drowns it out. Ironically, live - I can't
hear myself so I'm screaming to be heard. LOL. I keep
bringing this up because people have asked me why I
don't play here all the time and that's why. My next
song will be guitar and voice so we won't have that
problem. Mr. Kulak (yes there actually is a Mr. Kulak)
said that they used to have a seperate feed, maybe
they'll change it - but really, I'm the only guy I've
seen do piano at these open-mic nights and since
everything else sounds great, why bother. It is better
than last time however because I am beating the
ever-lovin' hell out of the piano. LOL.
remember that guy who stood up at my last show? Tom?
Well he filled in for Kiki who was out of town
tonight. !!! How funny is that. So he already had the
microphone to plug me afterwards. LOL. God love ya
- Another crazy
anecdote, I called up my realtor Remo (he's been
mentioned a few times here and there in this long and
winding road) and asked him to play the drums. He
jumped up, and without one second of rehearsal - we
just went right into it, and he just followed my lead.
THAT is impressive. It's not uber-complicated,
but you sure would like to do maybe 4 measures of
something before playing live, but he kicked ass. In
fact if you notice when he comes in...IIIIIIIII fuck
up and hit my bass notes too fast, and he kept me back
in rhythm. That's a pro man. It really turned out
good. It was a nice change of pace for that room for
sure. God I love upbeat pissy songs. "Strong
be so fun live...
- You also may have
noticed a new bridge:
- You really
thought that we'd send the troops on
- But how
could Bush have made his Photo-Op?
- I know
babies are dying, and the old are passin'
- But when
will all your bitchin' ever stop...
- I really just
wanted something different from the other one, because
I hate doubling something up on the site. It's
not really a big deal to have a live version - when
99% of the journey songs are live anyway - LOL.
Besides if this were ever going to be a "real" song it
would need much more than just those 3 verses. So a
bridge is nice to throw in there. That and the song is
really short and you only get one - so
streeeeeeeeeeeetchin' it out a bit is nice.
I got a lot of high-fives. Several: "That was
KICK-ASS man". This is certainly the crowd to do
that song in. It amazes me that there would be
ANY crowd that the song wouldn't play in - but
wheeeeeeeeew there is... The Bush supporters have
really blown me away lately. Cassi put a poll on her
myspace about all of this and where people stood.
Listen to this Ass Monkey:
- "Why, of course
I approve of the president. As far as the war, I
believe in it. I believe in most wars, actually. As
far as the hurricane, the man WAS on VACATION when it
happened. And even the president is allowed to go
fishing and separate himself from tv and radio. No
communication = nothing he can do about it. Oh well.
People should get a grip and move AWAY from the
huricane zones. This happens every year and people
want ME to worry about them? Fucking
- !??!?! Is it a
joke? Are people actually that uninformed about the
role of our president? This dude can vote man. What
the hell. It's just amazing to me how oblivious people
are. One guy actually said: "you can't
exactly send helicopters into the middle of a
hurricane" - And that's what's scary. Because of
the coverage NOW, people don't understand what all the
fuss is about. They see them helping now and don't
realize that the hurricane passed through on MONDAY,
and they didn't start until FRIDAY. And I can
post for the rest of my life and so many people DONT
get it. Man, am I ranting again?
- So funny, my dad
got in an argument with someone about this as well. So
heated he had to leave the room. It's because this
isn't politics people. This isn't Republican/Democrat
spinning - this is us as a group of people being let
down by those who we PAY to take care of us. We
expect and we literally PAY for our government to help
us. And again, this isn't about how hard the actual
rescue effort is. We all realize the effort would take
days. This is the hardest most demanding rescue
operation in the history of our country. People
trapped in attics, not knowing which house out of
THOUSANDS to go to... it's demanding. But it started
on FRIDAY. It should've started Monday night, Tuesday
at the LATEST. They just waited. They kept
saying: "It's comin'..." Hell - just listen to
That's the mayor BEGGING for people. He begged for
DAYS. GODDDDDDDAMNIT here I go
- Need to stop.
Enjoy the video, I have to chill out.