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!!!!!!