"And Then I Thought, Hey! Loom."
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:22 PM
Hello hello everyone! How have you been this past week my friends? Excited about the passage of time perhaps? Excited that each minute brings us closer to the Pensive tour? More excited that each minute brings us closer to the LOST series finale? Yeah, me too. I did get some unfortunate news today: there's a chance we might have a show that night. I will be rather upset if that were to happen. You know me, I'm obsessive about LOST. I mean I guess I can watch it when we get home that night since the potential show might be in the Orange County area. It won't be the same but I certainly won't be waiting till Monday, that's for sure! Its bad enough I'm gonna have to watch the next few episodes on my laptop while on tour but missing the finale?! That's just too much. Anyway! I guess the main point of this other than the fact that I'm crazy is that the tour is actually shaping up nicely and we're finding shows where we weren't expecting which is good news for everyone! More chances for us to make the monies which makes it more likely that we'll be able to do this again in the future and it means more chances for all of you to catch the show. Like I said, good for everyone!
Speaking of LOST, this week's show was simply fantastic! I'm very impressed with what they're doing with the alternate world portion of the show. We know that they're connected but I'm not sure how they might resolve it all. Will they intersect or will they merge or will the exist forever as separate timelines? Its very possible that what Daniel mentioned in the episode two weeks go is correct but there's at least one problem with it. Dr. Chang. I didn't want to admit it at first but yes, he does throw a wrench into the machine. I guess we will have to wait sadly. I want my answers! Though, I guess I would rather have more and more questions. Its a little scary that things might get wrapped up nicely which is how things are looking. Though, I do like the overall theme that is presenting itself. My obsession with LOST is so deep that I've had two lengthy, detail filled dreams about the LOST finale the past week. As cool as it would be if I somehow predicted the end of LOST, I'm guessing that I haven't. Yet. Especially not the dreams from last night that featured Superman saving the day at the end of it . . .
What else shall we talk about this blog? Its about time to start packing for tour. Its a very lengthy process for me as I decide what to take. No no, I'm not talking about clothes. Packing clothes for tour takes like 20 minutes if that. What I'm talking about is the other things I take. Obviously, laptop and iPod are a given but which video games shall I fill my time with? That's not that big of a deal since I have a harddrive full of PSP games, PS1 games, and SNES games. No no, the biggest concern is which books to bring. Books take up a lot of space and I read A LOT on tour. I've actually got an e-book reader but, unlike digital formats such as cds and dvds, there isn't exactly a way to "import" books into it and I'm very much the kind of person that likes to have the actual book/comics/cd/dvd/blu-ray/video game sitting on my shelf. As soon as someone figures out the best way to that (and oh I have some ideas) I will be so down. I mean hell, even that overpriced, damn near useless thing known as an iPad would be a worthy investment if it meant I could read my monthly comics while on tour while still getting my hard-copies when I get home without having to pay twice. So what does that brings us to? Thankfully, I actually bought several Stephen King books for my Sony e-reader a while ago that I still haven't read so thats good. I'm about half way through Subterranean by James Rollins so naturally I'll be bringing that and I'll probably bring another of his books, Deep Fathom, since I'm always down for some good entertainment (even if its follows the Crichton formula [but thats cool, I could read that formula forever! Hell, I'm sure that whenever I get around to writing my first novel, it'll follow that same formula]). I also thought it would be fun to mix things up a little so I got an astronomy book in an attempt to further the incredibly small amount of knowledge I have in the field. Its called "Parallel Worlds" by Michio Kaku. Seems like it might have that right balance between depth and accessibility that is hard to come by. I'll let ya know how it goes.
And now its time for 75-51 of my Top 100 Albums of the Decade List. I guess its a little presumptuous of me to continue this since I don't think anyone actually cares but oh well. I shall carry on anyway.
75. New Found Glory - New Found Glory
74. Senses Fail - Let it Enfold You
73. The Academy Is - Almost here
72. Spitalfield - Remember Right Now
71. Deathcab for Cutie - Plans
70. 30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
69. Lostprophets - Start Something
68. Coheed & Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade
67. The Suicide Machines - The Suicide Machines
66. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake
65. Spill Canvas - One Fell Swoop
64. Jimmy Eat World - Futures
63. Pelican - City of Echoes
62. Saves The Day - Sound the Alarm
61. Recover - Ceci n'est pas Recover
60. Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
59. Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance
58. Vendetta Red - Sisters of the Red Death
57. Thursday - War All the Time
56. Thrice - Fire EP
55. Brazil - A Hostage and the Meaning of Life
54. Dashboard Confessional - Alter the Ending
53. Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
52. AFI - The Art of Drowning
51. Glassjaw - Worship and Tribute
Ok, that about does it for this week. I just accidentally hit "cancel" instead "preview & post" but thankfully, I had copied it all not too long ago so I was able to just paste it all back in, re-write this last paragraph again and call it day!
Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani