Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meeting Third Eye Blind

So, I did it, I met the guys from Third Eye Blind yesterday who performed for one of Clear Channel's stations The River. Let me tell you, nothing about them reached my expectations.
I was thoroughly dissapointed with the demeanor and personalities of my once favorite musicians. Stephan Jenkins, the amazingly goodlooking lead singer turned out to be a smug prick with an "I don't care and I have better places to be" attitude that turned me off from the moment I met him. The other band member with him was Tony, a guitarist and vocalist who barely said a word for the entire 15 minutes they were there.
The band refused to do autographs, or pictures with their fans and they only played three songs on their acoustic guitars. The staff at Clear Channel had everything planned and setup for the band to use amps and record their music, but the band Manager called 5 minutes before Third Eye Blind showed up to say, "Stephan is not feeling well today, so he doesn't want to perform much." The Clear Channel staff even had engineers from the New Haven station to come do extra special sound work.
After playing three songs that weren't even that good because the guys were too hung over or high to sing or play decent, Stephan got up and left with a quick goodbye and no opportunity for questions.
The icing on the cake for me was at the end, when everyone had to leave I asked Tony to sign my t-shirt. He tried and got frustrated, called me t-shirt sketchy, dropped the pen and left.
I was utterly appauled by my experience and my respect for my once favorite band has gone down. I still love their music, but I will never hear it the same. I just hope they realize that their bad attitudes are the cause of why they have lost popularity over the years.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I lost my White Castle Virginity

As an extension of my Bamboozle experience over the weekend, I also had another first: White Castle. Now, I know the real tradition is to go get White Castle after Bamboozle having been extremely drunk and high. Well, I on the other hand, was pretty stone sober since I was driving home 2 1/2 hours, so my White Castle experience really wasn't all that euphoric. The burgers were so small, I wouldn't even consider them burgers and to be honest. A real burger is more than a centimeter thick and doesn't taste like fake, processed beef. The french fries weren't even good, and not even closely comparable to the deliciousness that is McDonald's fries. The place itself was a s*ithole and proved to also be a step down from McDonals and Burger King and all the rest of fastfood places.
Bottom line, after all the propaganda about White Castle, I don't get why Herald and Kumar traveled so far for such crappy burgers.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What would you ask Third Eye Blind?

So, I got this amazing opportunity to meet my all time favorite band ever and always will be, Third Eye Blind! I will be in 104.1 studios with them next Tuesday and I am so excited I honestly feel like I will be akward and speechless when I finally meet them. I am going to get their autographs, talk with them about whatever comes to mind and even get a private concert in the studio.
I figured I would write a blog about it and ask you guys, if you were to meet Third Eye Blind or even your own favorite band, what would be some questions you would ask them? Share your ideas!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


My first Bamboozle experience was simply awesome! I was in my glory all day with good friends, beer and music all around me, which is by far the best combination. After driving 2 1/2 hours from Central to East Rutherford, we finally got to the Meadowlands at 11:30 in plenty of time for Cartel, a popular favorite of the early afternoon, followed by a fun ska band Edna's Goldfish. We moved onto a blast from the past and one-hit-wonder band Bloodhound Gang who were not too impressive, but once they played "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals..." we were satisfied. A few other of my favorites were Metro Station, Bayside, and Boys Like Girls who all had an amazing energy and presence on the stage and got the crowd pumped. My all time favorite of the day was definitely Gavin Rossdale who blew me away with his amazing sound and powerful, raspy voice. He played one of my favorites from his old band Bush, a song called "Come Down" that was flawless. We The Kings were also decent and although I am not a fan of Newfound Glory, apparently everyone else at Bamboozle was and so were my friends, so we mistakenly planted ourselves into a moshpitt and almost died. All in all, Bamboozle ROCKED!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Joey Garlics Pizzeria

The name has a ring to it, but Joey Garlic's does not live up to it's persona. Walking into the quant Ialian restaurant, one might have a positive reaction to the delicoius aroma and smiling faces, but once you are seated and ready for drink and a meal, that will change.
My family and I went there for dinner last weekend and we were appauled by the terrible services and not quite above average food. After ordering just our drinks, we were not served for almost 20 minutes. Then, when our food orders were finally taken, we waited almost an hour to eat our dinner, that turned out not to be all that great.
Joey Garlics offers takeout and pickup orders, and apparently that is what they are known for because dining out was not the right choice.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Honoring April 20th

Ohhhh 4/20, the day that many high school and college-age people use as an excuse to refrain from responsibilities and all reality to smoke pot. For many, it's just like any other day. Although I am not an avid celebrator myself, I always wondered about the true significance of this day.

After some research, I found that 4/20 comes from a story about a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in California in 1971 where the teens met at 4:20 p.m. (the time that afternoon detention was let out) every day to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue (as seen in the photo). To this day, April 20th has become a counterculture holiday where people celebrated with marijuana.

Approximately 10,000 people at the University of Colorado at Boulder celebrate it as a part of Earth week very year. UC has played a huge part in maintaining the rememberence of 4/20. While, police have tried to prevent the celebration, thousands more partipatants visit the campus every year.

Internationally, 4/20 is observed as well. At the University of Otago in New Zealand, students meet on the Union Lawn on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:20 to smoke pot in public as a way of protesting its illegality.
Well, my research did not prove much to me that 4/20 is the least bit historical. It simply says that a bunch of hippies started smoking pot after detention and some others followed with the trend. Although, Earth week is definitely worth celebrating.

Furries are Freaks

I know my title of this blog is very judgemental and I try not to be a judgemental person, but after reading about Furies I just had to blog about it.
I tried to keep an open mind thoughout the piece, but by the 10th page and the 20th reference to having sex with stuffed animals, I just couldn't beleive what I was reading. I understand that people may have weird fetishes and that's cool, but firstly, keep it to yourself and second, having stuffed animal fetishes should not even be considered a fetish, but instead what a source calls, "Beastiality," especially when taken to completely inapriate extremes of living animals.
I could go on about the absurd details that this writer shares about the Furies, but the bottom line is these people that claim they are only turned on by "plush" were completely fu*ked up by cartoons when they were kids and they all need reality checks.