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|Friday, January 9th, 2009|
|Monday, December 11th, 2006|
|Monday, November 13th, 2006|
|Tuesday, October 24th, 2006|
Need to not allow my desire to get something done right the first time to be such a burden. It has been troubling me to no end lately and causing more problems than necessary....
|Tuesday, September 26th, 2006|
I'm at the library. And Ryan Davis is sitting to the right of me...we shall be going somewhere else within the next ten minutes...its another day in paradise.
|Sunday, September 3rd, 2006|
I have returned to my homestead yet again for the weekend...more to follow...perhaps
|Sunday, August 27th, 2006|
|Living like a hermit...
It's no fun...a consistent reminder of why I need to exile myself from Carbondale in the not too distant future...
Yet another image for the wall
|Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006|
|Images posted on my wall in recent times
The Roger Delgado Master, El Santo, Cindy Sherman, Sledge Hammer, Principal Blackman, Jandek, Delia Derbyshire, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Roky Erickson and Booker T. and the MG's
All below the infamous 'Withnail and I' poster featuring both Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann....
In that vein, an image of the Seventh Doctor can now be enjoyed by passerbys to the dorm room, right under a poster of Joy Division looking glum, presumably after sever hours of Martin Hannett yelling at them....
Well, I have something that resembles free time...for the moment...
|Wednesday, August 16th, 2006|
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2005|
It's been a week or so...what has happened to me?
The answer: not a great deal....
I've just kind of dilly-dallied my way about and that's about it.
Come as humanly possible to finishing my ten to twelve page long thingamajig on the New Zealand media system...
Wore my postmodern Tony Danza costume on Halloween to the appreciation/bemusement of a moderate number of people...
Watched Collin jump off the spillway
Had the first full practice for the Oyster Lucy where I didn't leave distraught...now I need to force our lead guitarist to like Big Star's "Radio City" and maybe it'll be a slightly better situation...
Have been commissioned to assemble a mixed CD of "Bands That Have Elicted A Blank Stare" for one of the clerks at Plaza...featuring enough Liliput, Pere Ubu, Urinals and Numbers songs to blow any hipster's mind...
Saw Captured! By Robots last night....and it was impossibly kick ass....robot band playing nothing but songs about Star Trek: TNG...clearly worth the cover charge....
That's about it...I can't think of much else to say...but again that's one of the realities of my Livejournal postings....but that's how I conduct myself...
Take care of yourselves....
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
|My Life As a Commercial Actor
With much demand for me to actually update my Livejournal (again...its one of the consistent realities of having one) I actually do so.
So heres a few things that have happened this weekend:
Friday going into Saturday-The greatest return home really early in the morning combination: Purple Rain and SCTV. Abundant Prince and abundant John Candy, the perfect thing to return home to after an OK Friday night.
Saturday-Purchased a copy of 'Please' by the Pet Shop Boys. At Goodwill I found I copy of the very same album for seventy-five cents on cassette...therefore I forced Steve to buy this cassette, despite his lack of a proper tape player...strange situation....
Saturday-Also purchased the ingredients for my Halloween costume: Postmodern Tony Danza (which is simply a white T-Shirt with the words "Tony Danza" inscribed on it). Later unleashed this costume on a Halloween party a couple of blocks away from campus.....to decent enough response (At the same party Neal stole my other cheap costume idea: Sam from Quantum Leap when he looks in the mirror)...I also was forced to unleash Rock Lobster on said Halloween party...to a decent enough response....
Today-As the title indicated, I acted in a commercial for the Big Muddy Film Festival...trudging up to the spillway in a mostly borrowed suit and chasing Collin through the woods along with a few other people...again mildly exciting...took up a majority of my time today...but still was fairly exciting (again...its something easier described in person than on Livejournal...this is why my halfway interesting stories tend to come off as a tad bit boring at times....
That's about it...I need to get to work on my International Media Systems Paper now, so I shall end this post.....
|Tuesday, October 11th, 2005|
|Let's Complain About Midterms!!!
Yeah, So midterms are fast approaching...featuring visual literacy (a class built on frustration and open patronizing) and International Media Systems (a class that I have no clue as to what to expect on a midterm)...and now it's time to complain!......
Yeah...midterms....are.....totally...uh....well......um....bullshit....YEAH! OK...so I got complaining out of the way.
Plus...I just learned not to mess with West Carbondale, it'll only leave you wandering down Highway 13 looking like a crazy person/hitchhiker....
And now...Boy George!
(I know this marks the second photo that I've appropriated from the WFMU blog...I know it's not exactly original...but still...it's a good distraction)
I can't think of that much exciting to say..so take care of yourselves..
|Monday, September 12th, 2005|
|Things Are Unexciting
Indeed, So right now as I speak...there's a congregation of people outside my room who I barely know...people who live down the very hall that my dorm room is positioned in...weird....maybe its a sign that I should get out and meet people...but at the same time I don't think so... So anyways, things are unexciting as I've said before. On saturday I finally managed to break through JP's cone of silence and actually talk to the man...Good times...and it's good that he's doing well up in the land people call Minneapolis... Although, in news that's semi-interesting I did decide to help Collin out with his band project thing...so that should be somewhat fun and occupy some time when time is needed to be occupied...I don't quite know where this will go though....but at the least it's prep...for the Lazenby Crutch...(Note, I think I'm going to bring up the Lazenby Crutch every single post...for self promotion and no clear reasons)... Also on the plus side...the new Numbers album is coming out tomorrow...and I'll hopefully have the two MST3K episodes that I lent out in February or March by Saturday....plus I've managed to keep on top of things in the past few days....so things are unexciting...but they are looking up at the least....hopefully.....
Wow....that whole post was only semi exciting...to someone...or no one....
Although, I did think that this was a cool album cover....and this has approximately nothing to do with what I was just talking about
|Monday, September 5th, 2005|
|Like a Voyeur
So, I just looked at JP's friends page....and then read the journal's of people who I do not know at all....does this make me a voyeur...I'd like to think so....so therefore it means that I'm only weeks away from going up to Minneapolis with a camera and staring through people's windows....and taking photos....exciting...
In other news....Andrew Dossett and Josh Barth visited throughout the weekend...that was fine....I seemed to be a little bit alienated throughout the whole driving around to various sites thing that happened on Saturday...but that's mostly my issue...still though, turned out to be a decent enough day (I even spent about twelve dollars for an excessively large burrito dinner....)
Yesterday though I didn't wind up spending much time with Steve and Andrew D. instead I wound up hanging out with Davis, Collin and Neal....and co-composing a weird batch of songs (all on the tape JP)....it might not have the visceral punch of The Nashville Squares (or the future Lazenby Crutch) but it was still pretty fun to do something like that for the first time in a long time...But as a result I wound up missing out on Steve's bonfire thingamajig...which I didn't really feel like going to from the get go. I don't know...something just turns me off from being around a group of friends getting drunker and drunker out in the country as I sit, completely sober, feeling more and more alienated from the group...I don't know...it just didn't seem to be like a great deal of fun.....I don't know...does this mean I'm turning my back on my older friends for new friends...or that I'm going in a different direction?
But anyways...that's my weekend spiel...I have to get back to my International Media Systems work now....as I try to figure out the intricacies of the New Zealand media system...it's exciting.
So now enjoy one of the best promo photo's I've ever seen for any band: The Embarrassment's first promo photo from the late seventies.
Take care of yourselves
|Sunday, August 28th, 2005|
|So finally updating
So it took a while for me to update....laziness and incompetence is the only excuse I have for that one.....
But at this point there's very little reason to summarize the summer.......it was decent....decent dammit!!!!!
Despite the horrible gaping rut...still didn't change the fact that I totally conquered a mountain...and finally got the first issue of the Seacow published....Mountain, dammit!
But still, none of this has changed the fact that I have quasi-triumphantly returned to Carbondale...and I'm now waiting for the good rut to mutate and conform to fit my school living....
Otherwise things have been fairly uneventful...decent...decent...went out to see the Brothers Grimm yesterday with Neal and Collin...and well it was a tad bit of a mess....but a mess that was beyond entertaining as hell.....so therefore I give it a thumbs up...and that was my tenative stab at film criticism....
But otherwise, I can't think of much else to say at the moment....hopefully what does need to be said will be said more frequently, this is because for the first time in my college career I have a functional desk setup...so hopefully more anderson_crook in the not too distant future...
Well, take care of yourselves...
|Thursday, May 26th, 2005|
|And So, I Wind Up Returning
Only after a month or so of not updating this thing though. But anyways, I finally got back home and managed to solve the greater majority of the dilemmas that faced me back in Carbondale. I still don't have a job...but that's something I'm working on at the moment. Paper turned out OK, finals week turned out OK, basically I'm moving along pretty well. Moved out of my room about two weeks ago in a fairly timely and efficient manner...got back home....and so on and so forth...pretty much an ordinary adventure...but to really recap the events of the last two weeks...
Met back up with the same old group of friends I'd always hang out with...and at Blair's house enjoyed a kind of miniature high school reunion...which was endlessly surreal and wound up featuring the word 'amazing' being used a lot....
Watched 'Dont Look Back' at the behest of Chris Sloan....also later watched Episode three with Chris, Magnum, Kara, D'lan, Laura and Lindsay....and enjoyed the finest moment of George Lucas' directorial career AKA "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"
Spent seventeen hours of last Tuesday with JP, going from staying up until two in the morning helping him keep his sanity while dealing with his final projects to helping him cope with the realization that these same projects were each about half finished by noon to sitting around a classroom with JP to meeting JP's people (and finally meeting the enigmatic Val) and so on and so forth...needless to say not returning until about four in the morning or so.
Watching other people graduate and having the majority of that ceremony drowned out by the deafening sound of the Midland High School air conditioner
Spending the majority of yesterday on the job hunt in Chilli and Henry plus having a complete stranger come up to me in the Chilli library parking lot and ask me where Abraham Lincoln was from.....plus the dynamic return of Ben "Benjammin" Smith later in the day
And so on and so forth.....yes, these are the stories that have happened to me and as a result are the stories that are interesting only to me and a handful of other people...such is the way this Livejournal has been going for about a year or so....oh well....
|Wednesday, April 27th, 2005|
|MCMA 204 Report: The new thing for me to deal with
As previously reported I have an 8-10 page paper to deal with...on freeform radio in today's society...I've done interviews, I've looked up things on the internet....I'm preparing to take notes for a compare and contrast thing for the paper....but I still don't think that's up to snuff for an 8-10 page paper...I don't know, maybe it's mild stress, maybe it's complete and utter indifference but I think that no matter what this thing is going to be shy of the minimum...I just know it.....and it's one of those papers where I have people eagerly anticipating it....this increases the tension of it....I don't know.....I just don't know how to approach it....I have an outline....but I don't think it's going to be coherent at all...or not a fluff piece for freeform radio....this is what happens when you fret about weird things because you have tests and the like looming on the horizon, either way I'm going to try to start physically writing this thing tomorrow and I hope to have it done by Tuesday...this could probably account for it all...although it's completely possible for me to write half of this paper in a day...I just have to be committed...
On the plus side I found out that exactly two weeks from now, right now, I'll be completely done with this thing men call the 2nd semester of college...two weeks and a day from now I hope to have sold back all of my books and hopefully have invested nearly all of that money into buying CD's....So that'll be decent hopefully.
Either way, that's what I'm going to be investing my time into....writing a paper, dealing with finals and purchasing CD's...then it'll be summer and I'll hopefully have a job, although the park district people have never bothered to call me back, despite the fact that I only sent off the application a week ago. Still though, I hope that I have something to do this summer.
But anyways...in the spirit of two posts ago...here's another photo that at some time I have adopted as my wallpaper:
Yes indeed, since Magnum/Sledgehammer has never updated his Livejournal his likeness will be exploited for no particular reason on mine....
Anyways, take care....
|Sunday, April 17th, 2005|
|And so....my ego is satisfied....for the moment
Much thanks to JP for drawing and displaying this....and also using that "Macbeth" slide film thing from the upstairs of my garage.....Plus my ego has been placated....which is good for it as it is pea sized...now you need to do my menacing business portrait.
So anyways....recent news...
Not much really, some people were trying to scam me by sending me an e-mail claiming that I had been kicked off ebay for "violating security protocols and the like" noting that you can appeal this by "providing additional information"......AKA credit card information, social security things and whatnot....all I know is that I can still log onto ebay as much as I want still....yes, consumer fraud in motion in today's society.
Otherwise....attended the SPC versus Daily Egyptian game yesterday....did not actually participate as I was never asked to take part in it.....either way SPC lost with a vengeance to the Daily Egyptian.....but as I've said I was a spectator albeit one who was rooting more for SPC than the DE (I only knew two people on the DE's team....compared to me knowing the greater majority of people on the SPC team)...but this was about the most exciting thing that happened yesterday.
Also, I'm attempting to apply for a job for the Peoria park district this summer, I've basically got the application filled out...now I need to mail it off....need to purchase a manila envelope......
Other than that...I don't know...my birthday's on Wednesday....hopefully that'll be good...I have a paper I need to turn in that day...but fortunately I finished a rough draft today....but then I should begin research around that time for my alternative media paper that's 8-10 pages long and worth half of my grade for that class......but......oh forget it....my life's like frogurt sometimes, just ten thousand times more mundane....
Anyways, take care of yourselves
|Wednesday, April 6th, 2005|
|At the behest of Justice Pollard...yet again
As I write this I'm talking to JP on AIM and he's all "Update your Livejournal" So I do.
Nothing much has been going on down here in Carbondale, same boredom, same things altogether.
Meanwhile I fear the oncoming of papers that I'll be obligated to write in the not too distant future....including an 8-10 page alternative media paper and a 5 page art history paper......hopefully this is stuff that'll be easily cleared out in no time.
Meanwhile, my birthday's in less that two weeks.....yep....19th birthday....first one not celebrated at home......still don't know how to feel about it....
Yeah, I don't have that many ideas to think of for this post, it's that time of the year where I'm convinced that I'm slowly becoming narcoleptic though...as I will now infrequently zone out in class....sometimes in the midst of writing notes, winding up writing completely unrelated phrases in the midst of notes for art history...yeah, real exciting stuff
Meanwhile...hopefully, my first photo!
Yes for no apparent reason a photo of Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair pops up...still though this is a new breakthrough for this LJ. Maybe its a testament to the awesomeness of Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair....or maybe it's just something I'd carefully planned out for years....either way I think I'm going to wrap this up.....
As usual, take care of yourselves
|Thursday, March 24th, 2005|
|At the behest of JP
So I find myself one week after spring break finally updating the ol' livejournal account....but only in snippets...I have to get going by ten I believe, so let's begin.
The thing that's preoccupying me more often than not is whether or not to change my major....I know that most college students will wind up changing their major more than once but still I'm slightly nervous about changing my major...I've kind of based my several months on consistency...staying the course and so on but I think that it's something I need to do....Oh well, Department of Radio/Television here I come!
Meanwhile my Alternative Media in a Diverse Society Class keeps getting stuck in the mud...we're now officially six lectures behind (Today the question of revising the whole class was brought up by a visiting professor) and I hope that it can get back on track as I have already invested time and effort into doing semi-well in this class...
Plus there's always the fact that right now JP's using the upstairs of my garage as a makeshift studio....ah JP...a few steps away from being the Fonzie of my social circle (That's right JP, you'll be living there in the not too distant future, I said it) but never the Ozzy Osbourne of my social circle (that's Stu's job)
Also I have to work as an extra in my friend's short film on Sunday....and bring in 3-5 people to also act as extras....anyone feel like driving five and a half hours south to stand around a normally closed on Sunday comic store and be filmed standing around there? It should be fairly, if not somewhat exciting plus you get to loiter at a normally closed business!
Other than that.....same as it ever was....but now I must get running as the whole Late Night Request shindig that I participate in beckons.....in half an hour...