Re-booked some stuff, Krystal hates Spiders, I Need Your Damn Pics, I'm Flabby, More Updates, and I'm a 108 Year Old Female

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010, 3:36am
Categories: Journal | Mouth Diarrhea

I don't have a whole lot to write about in today's blog... but guess what. I'm writing anyway.

The Block at Orange just booked me for another month, which is awesome. I can't wait to get back there again. I'll be getting insured for it this week.

I played at the Long Beach Towne Center this last Friday, and it was great as usual. An old high school friend Krystal came down to help me take a few pictures to give to the main booker/promoter that schedules me there. She took like 80 pictures and I still haven't emailed them out. Note to self: email them out. Note to self: eat chocolate


Ok that was yum but I now have a headache. I can't eat candy like I used to. Back in the day I could down several boxes of candy or a jumbo bag of skittles and not even flinch. Well alright, I would taste skittles in my food for the next few days, but I could still do it. Now all it takes is a box of Goobers and a Coke and my brain goes into outer space. Then when I come down, mild headache. Ouch.

Ok back to music. Uhm... Oh yes! The LBC Towne Center. I got a page's worth of sign-ups to my newsletter, which is woot. But at the same time its kind of a slap in the face because I only recently started putting out a newsletter signup form recently at my shows, and I've missed out on probably hundreds and hundreds of potential connections with potential fans. Weak!

So anyway, apparently Krystal was taking a video with her point-and-shoot camera for awhile (I thought she was just REALLY waiting to get a good shot), and a spider crawled on her arm or something. So basically in the middle of my set a girl screams at the top of her lungs and drops her camera just to the side of the stage. It was awesome. Its too bad she wasn't standing more towards where the actual crowd was, because then I might just have looked like the man.

Also at the LBC Towne Center, saw an old buddy Mike who is doing well. Me and Mike were great friends when I worked at Disneyland, doing various parts and characters in the parades there for about 4 years. It was great to see him again and he seemed happy. Its been a long long time since I worked at Disney, and yet it still feels like only a few months ago that I was there. Mike would know what I mean when I say that those 4 years were the best I ever had in my life, even high school. I had literally 100 friends that I cared about in a meaningful way, and would see on a regular basis. Every weekend was a get together or crazy cast party. Everyone there was the life of the party, not just one or two, so parties had a tendency to be a big over-the-top out of control, ridiculous, fun, and/or just plain loud. I look back on my time there frequently with fond memories and always will. Ask me what characters I played sometime, and I'll show you photos of how buff I used to be. Ugh. I'm so flabby now compared to those days. At 5'11", I weighed 185 and had 4% bodyfat. I did almost the whole stack of weights on almost every machine at the gym(except yeah I was weak in chest haha), and did 3 sets of 10 repititions, and would move the weight super slow. Although I'm in better shape now than your average computer nerd, I now weight over 190 and my body fat percentage has.... uhm... well, I dunno. You know how each digit in a binary number doubles from the previous number? I'm sure I've done that somewhere between two and three times.


What else what else. Brad is still working on the pre-production stuff for my next video, which will now be of the title track on my next album "A Story Forever", instead of "I Want to Be Sad". He plans on telling several distinct stories in it that relate to the lyrics of the song, and I'll be more of a passer-by to those stories this time. Aside from some extra shots of me just playing music in a room or on a rooftop or something. I'm not sure if he's picked his first AD yet but ERIKA and KARI, if you're listening to this, I pick you both.... even though its not up to me and you're not actually picked by me saying that.

Hopefully some new stuff coming up soon too with a fan/buddy/booker that I've been talking to lately. Stephen if you're reading this, shout out to you! With his help I'm hoping to get into more fairs, clubs, corporate gigs, better shows, and even possibly put on some of our own shows. Shit that reminds me I already forgot to send Anna an email. Anna, consider this your notification that you should email me, about the email I was supposed to send to you.

Who else, who else? OH! For those of you getting a blog-update newsletter for the first time. Welcome to my blog, and thank you so much for being at my show and signing up. I hope you're enjoying your CDs, pins, and/or stickers! By the way you have cleaned me out and I have to buy more stuff. Haha, I think that's a good thing though.

OH!!! And I keep seeing people take pictures of the show, without sending in an email. This is my official request to you: If you took a picture of one of my shows, email it in to me! In fact, feel free to take silly photos of yourself doing something silly, with me playing in the background. Or even come visit me after the show and take a picture with me! AND SEND IT TO ME IN AN EMAIL. GRRrrrrrr. I think off the top of my head I can think of several people who took a picture with me after a show, told me they would email it to me, and then never emailed it to me. Blarrghhhhhhhh!! I'm gonna start finding those people on facebook and using their profile picture to photoshop an image of me punching them in the head, or body slamming them at wrestle mania or something.

What else, what else? Ok, I upgraded my blog again to accept something called an "Enclosure", which I think is basically just a way to attach a file to a blog. Whatever. Anyway, to test it out, I think perhaps I'll just leave you with something I just saw recently. Its an advertisement I was shown recently. I won't tell you which social networking site I was on when this ad was shown to me, but what I will tell you is that this social networking site does not allow band/artist profiles to specify an age and gender in their profile.. and yet for some crazy reason still decides to show them... only since I didn't ever specify one, the site chose, by default, to determine that I am a 108 year old Female. You heard me right. When people look at certain parts of my profile, and when advertisements are shown, I am a Female, 108 years old. Check this blog's file attachment to see the kind of advertisements that I have to endure on a daily basis. Enjoy :)

LAST EXTRA SIDE NOTE: Oh dear, I'm up late watching ABC News with the hot middle eastern chick, and apparently someone just got married in an apple store. THAT IS SO GREAT.... or something.

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