God this weekend has sucked. I've been bored, I've been angry, crazy, depressed, frustrated. I can't play guitar because it's strings broke and I can't get another set right now since I've reached a new level of broke. Mostly I've sat around and done nothing and feeling sorry for myself. thanks for listening to me complain.
The other day someone called my friend a pseudo-intellectual and it got me thinking. Really, what is the difference between an intellectual and someone pretending to be one? Nothing. An intellectual is someone who thinks a lot and comes out with well thought out opinions. A pseudo-intellectual is someone who thinks a lot and comes out with well thought out opinions that you think are bull shit. I don't think that you should degrade someone you don't agree with so much as to call them a phony. And that maybe instead of calling them intellectuals and pseudo-intellectuals, we should call them intellectuals and intellectuals who can go shove it.
(the song scoff is no where on the internet so I put negative creep on the playlist instead)
in my eyes, I'm not lazy and my face, its not over in your room, I'm not older in your eyes, I'm not worth it
I am always a bit upset with the grammys because the sway highly twoards what sells over whats good. So I've decided to put down here what I think should win. Theres only one problem. The vast majority of the records I bought this year didn't come out this year. So I have decided to also make a second catagory of the best music I found this year.
Category 1: New Records New Record of the Year: Brianstorm EP - Arctic Monkeys
New Album of the Year: Wincing the Night Away - The Shins
New Song of the Year: Icky Thump - The White Stripes
New Instumental Album of the Year: All of a Sudden I miss Everyone - Explosions in the Sky
Category 2: My Records My Record of the Year: Leave Before the Lights Come On - Arctic Monkeys
My Album of the Year: Elephant - The White Stripes
My Song of the Year: Don't Think Twice its Alright - Bob Dylan
My Alternative Album of the Year: Pinkerton - Weezer
My Metal Album of the Year: Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
My Classic Rock Album of the Year: The Doors - The Doors
My Newly Discovered Artist of the Year: SoundGarden
Nevermind - Nirvana Either/Or - Elliott Smith White Blood Cells - The White Stripes London Calling - The Clash Never Mind the Bullocks Heres The Sex Pistols A-Sides - SoundGarden Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin Broom - Someone Sill Loves You Boris Yeltsin The Cream of Clapton Original Pirate Material - The Streets The Best of B. B. King Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? EP - Arctic Monkeys Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles
One thing's for sure in this graveyard I'm gonna have the shiniest pair of shoes.
I need the new stylus for my turntable to arrive today. I have faced the last week virtually without music. My turntable has been acting up for quite a wile, enough to damage a record irreparably. So I broke the needle and because I have an obscure, old, crappy player I had to order away for the new needles. Meanwhile my dog chewed through my head phones and, even after borowing another pair, I left my cd player at a friends house. I'm going out of my mind. I never realized how much I needed music to stay sane before Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes Some will die in hot pursuit wile sifting through my ashes