Saturday, March 25, 2006
Not on strike...
Nine thirty and I’ve been up for almost four hours. Shit has to get done today and I need to get back into the swing of getting up early. I’m excited about going back to work on Monday, but to honest, it’s more about making the real paycheck than anything else. The time off has been good and has allowed me to heal, but to be honest, I don’t think I’ve been this broke since I was in high school. Scary huh?
Still on the metal kick. Yesterday, I visited with my friend, Mike Z, the manager from Hell at Newbury comics, and picked up Alive or Just Breathing by Killswitch Engage, as well as Never Take Friendship Personal, by anberlin. I’m still undecided on the anberlin record, there are a couple of tracks that totally kick ass but I’m not yet sold on the disc as a whole. Alive or Just Breathing is a great disc. Jesse Leach, former Killswitch Engage frontman, has the best voice in metal. It’s interesting to see the progression he has made from his days with the Providence evil core outfit, Corrin. Since Leach’s departure from Killswitch Engage, he now spends time working a day job and fronting, Seemless, yet another Massachusetts band lucky enough to receive Leach’s vocal Midas touch.
I was rocking out to Alive or Just Breathing on my walk home from the mechanics this morning. There is nothing better than waking up at all most the end of March to find snow flurries coming down at a disconcerting pace. I believe, “What the fuck?” came out of my mouth at an unreasonable volume for 5am. Like Leeroy Jenkins, “at least I had coffee” this morning. I thought my mechanic opened earlier than 7 and so I drove to T-Ho’s for a café mocha and a bagel. When I dropped my car off, my guy told me it should be done by Noon and to come and get it. Problem is, he never answers the phone after Noon so if I walk up, and it’s not done…I’m shit outta luck. I suppose I could go to T-Ho’s for more caffeine, or the comic book store, to spend more money I don’t have, but those options are not really in my best interest.
In other news…
I found a bunch of people I used to work with at Crank of America, on myspace yesterday. COA was never the kind of place that would let you get a sense of who you were working with, but to look at these profiles, scary man…just scary. Tonight, if my luck is good, and the car is set to go, I’m going to go catch a flick. Not sure what. I’d like to see Ultraviolet but I have been hearing some bad shit about that one. Then again, everyone has been raving about V for Vendetta. I hate when people rave about a flick. If they are professional critics, they have been paid off. If they are the average Joe, most of the time our tastes don’t jive. Whatever…something will be seen.
I hope you all are well.