Thursday, March 31, 2005

Lots to update

Whooooooo.....been a busy week for me. Last Saturday was a sad day for me. My favorite hangout closed for good. I decided to go down one last time to say goodbye. There was a time when I practically lived there, (that would've been from 1995-2001). I lost my driving privledges in '01 for a while due to some , ahem, stupid stuff of my own doing and I really never went back on any regularity since. I ended up seeing some of the old gang who came to say goodbye also.

That's (clockwise from bottom) Sarge, Brian, Todd, Bill, Madge, and Deb.

The drinks were free and I ended up walking out with a couple of those sweet mugs. Those were my buffalo tenders getting cold on the bar, btw.

Well miss you, D.

Sunday = Easter dinner at moms. It's always interesting when the whole family gets together.

Monday I went to see Dogs Die In Hot Cars at Little Brothers.


One of the opening bands, Phoenix, were, by far, the best band of the night. I'd say half the crowd was there to see them. I'm basing this on the fact that half the crowd left after their set. They should've stuck around, because DDIHC played a great set as well.

Phoenix playing for the first time in Columbus

Dogs Die In Hot Cars (notice how much closer I got after the crowd left?)

Another shot...

Close enough to see his dental work.

The rest of this week was spent looking at and test driving new cars. Yes, I traded in the Money Pit and bought a new car. I picked it up yesterday. I ended up getting a Honda Civic. I'll snap a photo of it and post it up here soon.

That takes us up to the present. Next week is my trip to NYC. I might be meeting up with some friends while I'm there, so check back for photos from that.

I think that's enough of an update. See ya later.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

First cars.....

Originally uploaded by j-rod89.

One of the BB's I frequent had a thread on first cars. Thought I'd share with you mine.

My first cars.... a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, and an '89 S10. I still have the S10, but it's in pretty sad shape now.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

Damn, two 80's bands in a month. Now I'm feelin old...... Went and caught Tesla at Promowest with Doug and Shane on Saturday night. Those guys have stood the test of time. They looked great, and they sounded just like they did back in '87. Really a fantastic show. Here's the setlist, if you're interested:

Gettin Better
Into The Now
Edison's Medicine
Caught up in a dream
Yesterdaze Gone
Heaven's Trail
Cumin' / Truckin
Miles Away
What A Shame
Hang Tough
Love Song
What You Give
Tommy's Down Home
Immigrant Song
Stir It Up
Try So Hard

It was all acoustic, in honor of the "5 Man Acoustical Jam" 10 year anniversary. If they come to a town near you, I highly recommend seeing these guys.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Pilot Of The Airwaves

I did the radio show tonight. Lots of really great music out right now. You can check out the playlist here.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Blinded By The Light

Whoooooooo. Just made it home from Columbus where I caught Motley Crue at the Schott. Driving up there was no problem. Although I had to park a mile from the arena. I'm not used to early show times. I'll leave earlier next time. The Crue put on a decent show, not the best I've seen, but it had a few things to be desired.

My beefs :

1. Vince cannot sing all the lyrics to any song. This got annoying after the fourth song.
2. They take a ten minute intermission after 7 or 8 songs in. Which wouldn't have been bad if they'd turned up the house lights so people could see to go buy beer, pee, etc.
3. Tommy's drum solo. It's a rock show, dude. Quit pushing that hip-hop crap at us.
4. Nikki, making everyone flip the bird is really lame.
5. Mick, actually, I've got no complaints about Mick. Although the guy looks like he's 70, and I'm being generous.

So did I like anything about the show, you ask? Sure I did.

1. The band overall. They sounded great. Mick was in classic form tonight.
2. The acrobatic chicks. They totally amazed me. Highlight of the night.
3. Vince's voice was kinda shaky at the start, but for the most part, he sounded good.
4. All the pyro. Hey, I'm a guy. Guys love pyro.

I really could've rated this show higher, but I've seen them back in the day, ('87 Girls Girls Girls Tour) so there's bound to be some disappointment there. I mean, they're not getting any younger. Go see them for nostalgas sake, just don't expect to see Vince running around the stage, or running five feet, even.

Then I got to experience white-knuckle driving at it's best tonight on the way home. There was a chance of snow flurries tonight, no biggie. But when it's coming down so fast you can't see two feet in front of you, and the roadway is covered, that's not flurries dammit. If there hadn't been a semi in front of me, I probably would be in a ditch somewhere. The only thing I could do was follow his tailights. And so I did at 20 miles an hour for about 20 miles.

But I made it home. I'm safe. And now I'm going to bed.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Kick it up a notch

So it's Sunday night, and I'm watching Emeril on Food Network. Bam! Iron Chef is on next. Sweet. While we're on the subject of Food TV, I just want to add that Rachel Ray is the most perfect woman in america. God I love her.

Next topic....Gran Turismo 4. Got this game last week and I'm not sure if I really like it or not. Matt and Fuzz came over Friday night to test my racing skills. I ruled! I guess GT4 is okay, but it's no NFS Underground 2.

I'm planning on going to a couple of shows this week. Planning is the key word. The weather hasn't been wanting to cooperate lately. Hopefully, if things go as planned, I'll be seeing L.P. at Little Brothers tomorrow night. And Tuesday is Motley Crue at the Schott. Looks like snow showers are forecasted for Tuesday, so we'll see.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Neglected like a red headded step blog.

Argh! This blog is suffering from neglect already. Sorry bout that. Ended up not going to see Kings Of Convenience. Decided to just chill out at home.