Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Friday, June 6th
Live @ The Rev
All Ages, 7:00pm - $5
* XDiscipleX Ad
* Figure Four
* Seventh Star
* Don't Look Back
* Dead Perception of Beauty
I plan on going to this show. If anyone wants to ride with me, let me know. It'll be an awesome hardcore show. Figure Four is one of the best hardcore bands out there right now and I can't wait to see them. Hopefully this show will tide us over till C-stone. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
[Listening to: "Aimless Endeavor" by Beloved]
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Enter this contest to win a free ticket to Cornerstone, Starflyer 59's entire CD catalog (11 albums), and a subscription to Relevant Magazine. This could quite possibly be the freaking coolest contest ever.
[Listening to: "Hello Sunny Weather" by Poor Old Lu]
I applaude your innocence
While a careless caress touches your brow
Please leave by daylight
For the sun fears to see us lying here
Flee quickly from my love
As this love can consume
My tears are covered with dew
Dissembling the loss that decided their existence
Escape before I notice, my love
Before my soul bleeds a trap to ensnare
Be still in your hiding
Prepare your clever devices
Shake off the dust that once coated your feet in protection
Break free from hands that once steadied your stagger
In your eyes dwell a lust for liberty
And I shall be your captor no longer
...your captor no longer
::by Jordan Andrew Miller
[01:20:21 AM] Jared
: according to about 3 or 4 different quizzes from Quizilla
, i am a pure virgin eminem lava lamp with medium sized anime breasts.
[01:20:37 AM] Regretfully Indifferent
[Listening to: "It Was There That I Saw You" by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead]
I'm just sitting here. Bored. Eating wavy lays and baked beans. Wondering. Does God ever get hungry?
[Listening to: "All I Need To Know" by Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt]
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
states that the RIAA is going to fight "copyright infringment" by breaking other laws. When will the government finally stand up to them?
[Listening to: "Your Beauty Divine" by Extol]
Friday, May 23, 2003
Heres a funny story... Thanks to Mike for sending it along.
Trend Micro is alerting its solution providers and customers about a bug in an update to one of its security products that inadvertently blocked all incoming e-mail containing the letter P.
Blatant stupidity like this ONLY occurs in the computer industry. This is the idiocy equilvalent of a lawyer addressing every Judge by the name "Judy". Some people should really rethink their occupational position. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
[Listening to: "Sink to the Beat" by Cursive]
Thursday, May 22, 2003
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Earlier I was thinking (thus the smoke and fireworks)... I think I missed out on a very important piece of the college experience. School Pride. I was watching TV today and they (the TV people) were discussing Harvard. With it's famous professors and storied halls, it would be quite easy for one to feel proud to be a part of it all. I graduated from Vincennes University. VU was brand new red-brick buildings, unintelligent (and oftentimes unintelligible) professors, and classes that more frequently aided sleep than creative thought. Yep, I think I missed out. I guess that's all you get for $90 a credit. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
"Time Traveler" Busted For Insider Trading
From Yahoo: Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges -- and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256! Sources at the Security and Exchange Commission confirm that 44-year-old Andrew Carlssin offered the bizarre explanation for his uncanny success in the stock market after being led off in handcuffs on January 28. "We don't believe this guy's story -- he's either a lunatic or a pathological liar," says an SEC insider. "But the fact is, with an initial investment of only $800, in two weeks' time he had a portfolio valued at over $350 million. Every trade he made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can't be pure luck.
[Listening to: "Man" by Iona]
"Currently, a mere 2 percent of releases account for 80 percent of music industry sales. Online distribution could help rebalance that ratio, building careers for hundreds of artists who now linger in obscurity, and drawing in millions of new fans bored and alienated by the industry's star-making machinery."
That's right. You read that correctly. 2 percent (2%) of all the CD's sold in the world, account for 80 percent (80%) of the industry's revenue. That is truly disgusting. For those of you having trouble with the math I give this hypothetical situation...
Sales of 2 CD's = 80 dollars
Sales of the other 98 CD's = 20 dollars
Does the Web really spread sales?
[via CNET News.com
[Listening to: "Santa Ana" by In Reverent Fear]
I'm testing out some new cool blogging tools. My blog now automatically detects what I am listening to at the moment and appends it to the bottom of every post. Isn't technology grand...
[Listening to: "Let's Go Get Stoned" by Joe Cocker]
At this point in time... Cornerstone
cannot come soon enough. I need to get away from this wretched, festering wasteland of pretense. Fight the Power. Stay Outta My Way.
you're thursday! a hardcore form of emo, you let
the anger flow and convey your emotion through
the always effective method of screaming. you
tend to scare those with delicate ears, but
that's what you're here for.
What Emo Band Are You? brought to you by Quizilla
Friday, May 16, 2003
Well I knew this would happen eventually. You see, when you live with farm-folk you eventually get suckered into doing farm-folk things. I just spent the past 3 hours helping fix a tractor (yes a tractor
). Ok, so the tractor wasn't as bad as the lumber stacking or the quasi-gardening. Honestly, I really don't have a green thumb. I once had a cactus that died. This leads me to believe that a desert is a more nurturing caregiver than yours truly. I just wasn't cut out for farm life. I am the Eva Gabor
to these Green Acres
. So sue me. Well I'm off, for some strange reason I have an unhealthy compulsion to buy all things Carhart
. Maybe I'll pick up a hoe
on the way home, too... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Louie Weaver "Dismissed" From Petra
Long-time Drummer Left Band in February, Band Announces
Twenty-two year Petra veteran Louie Weaver is out as the band's drummer. The band's manager issued a statement: "Louie Weaver, has been a faithful member of Petra for many years, unfortunately the band and Louie have come to an impasse and he will not be performing with us any longer. We have all sought the Lord for a long time in prayer and council and feel that this is the Lord's will for this situation. We hold no ill feelings toward Louie and we wish him and his family all the best in whatever God's called him to next."
The band is currently working in the studio with producer Peter Furler making what they call "a classic Petra Rock Record" which sould go on sale around August.
Meanwhile, Weaver has issued a statement saying he was dismissed from service to the band on February 8th, 2003.
Weaver, the person to have performed with this group for the most number of years consecutively, says he was “shocked” and “surprised” that such a decision was made by current band leader John Schlitt and Schlitt’s personal manager, Wayne Seboa.
Weaver says, “Although I am saddened by this decision, I know the Lord is already opening doors that I had never dreamed of.” Louie sites 2nd Timothy chapter 2 verse 15: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” He (Weaver) continues, “For a long time I’ve felt God has given me a vision for ministry, especially ministry in music and praise to Him. Petra was part of my life for 22 years. It was a wonderful blessing to me and my family, but sometimes the Lord brings circumstances into your life where choices will be made for you, so you go forward with a new calling that He brings into your life.”
Acknowledging his love for Jesus Christ and his heartfelt belief that the Lord continues to call him to a music ministry, Louie says, “The Lord has always been in control of our lives and He is the one who directs and guides our steps. I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do as we walk in obedience to Him.” Weaver continues, “I thank God for all He has given me and am happy to let you know that we will be continuing on in ministry for Him. That ministry, governed by a Christ-centered board of men and women, will be called “Louie Weaver Ministries International.” This musical entourage is already hard at work writing and preparing to record new material for praise and worship to Christ our Lord. The first project is tentatively called “Louie Weaver and Friends.”
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for, well, starting a war. These are strange times we live in young people...
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Car traps official when computer fails
May 12, 2003, 5:50 AM PT
Security guards smashed their way into an official limousine with sledgehammers on Monday to rescue Thailand's finance minister after the car's computer failed. Suchart Jaovisidha and his driver were trapped inside the BMW limo for more than 10 minutes before guards broke a window. All doors and windows locked automatically when the computer crashed, and the air conditioning stopped, officials said.
"We could hardly breathe for over 10 minutes,'' Suchart told reporters. "It took my guard a long time to realize that we really wanted the window smashed so that we could crawl out. It was a harrowing experience.''
For all you kiddies that don't know, the software that runs the new BMWs is developed by Microsoft. It is a hybrid version of Windows CE which is also used to run legacy portable computers and the Sega Dreamcast. Where Do You Want To Break Down Today?
is quite possibly THE funniest story on the Internet. I cried laughing through the entire thing. Ohh Jeez... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
Monday, May 12, 2003
Astronomers 'pinpoint time and date of crucifixion and resurrection'
This is a short interesting read. Jesus died right around the time that school was letting out for the weekend. I think that should say something... I'm not sure what, but it should say something.
Just got this from HxC.Com... Looks like those of us who attend Cornerstone will be the last ones to ever see Living Sacrifice in concert. At least we can always say that we knew metal when it was still pure...
Due to personal family obligations and other issues, Living Sacrifice will not continue to tour after next week.
"We are very sorry to have to cancel our west coast dates and all others in June and July. Please get the word out so that these final shows will be successful."
They have no plans to do any other tours or albums. "We feel that the time has come to move on", states Bruce Fitzhughz. "Thanks to all of you who have been a part of Living Sacrifice and the success we have had over the last 13 years. God Bless you all."
The Final shows are:
5/13 Memphis, TN @ the Rivers Edge
5/15 Omaha, NE @ The Ranch Bowl
5/16 Minneapolis, MN @ the New Union
5/17 Elgin, IL @ the Wonderland Ballroom
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
6/28 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
7/5 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival
Fight the Power. Stay Informed. Long Live Metal...
Friday, May 09, 2003
Ok kiddies... this one caught me a little off guard. You see I was eating a Bratwurst when I read it. It didn't sit well... seems like this guy was trapped under a boulder and was caught for several days. In a attempt to free himself, he cut off his arm with a dull multiuse tool. Excerpt and link below.
"It was 'what you’d get if you bought a $15 flashlight and got a free multiuse tool,' he said. It was so dull by then that 'I couldn’t even cut the hair off my arm.'
The next day, after finishing the last sips of his water, he tried again. This time, he was able to puncture the skin, but he found he couldn’t cut the bone beneath. By Thursday morning, he concluded that he had only one more chance. 'I realized that it was the last opportunity that I could have and still have the physical strength to get out where help would find me,' he said. This time, he twisted his arm, torqueing the bones until they broke. 'I was able to first snap the radius and then, within another few minutes, snap the ulna at the wrist, and from there, I had the knife out and applied the tourniquet and went to the task,' he said. 'It was a process that took about an hour.'"
Yipes. Friggin Yipes. Now I'm off to go regurgitate my Bratwurst, which now tastes suspiciously like, well... human arm. Fight the Power. Stay Away From Boulders.
Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Poison The Well
has two new tracks posted on their site. The first track (Ghostchant) has a definite Fear Factory/Demon Hunter feel to it. It's really good stuff. I love free (legal) music...
Zombies Are Good For Your Health(mp3)
Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
Monday, May 05, 2003
I know, I know... It's been a couple days since my last post. I've been quite busy with this "College Graduation" nonsense. Not much new to report from the homefront. I do have some good news though... as of today the "Great Luser Blog Redesign of 2003" has officially begun. I'm sick of this stupid blogger template. I hope to have it perfected (haha) in about a month. For now we'll just hafta put up with the "same 'ol same 'ol". Fight the Power. Carry An Umbrella.
Thursday, May 01, 2003
It's true kids, I won a contest. I was checking my e-mail today and while I was reading my daily buzzgrinder.com update I noticed that that my name was in the winners list
for their current contest. I love winning free stuff... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.
The Stivs on Price Is Right? Rock band The Stivs (formerly The Reaction) featuring Ex-Huntington, Cliffy, were present at a recent taping of The Price Is Right. They even posted a video
of it on their website... how thoughtful.