So here's something awesome to show as my 150th post. I got to get incredibly close to the stage when Gym Class Heroes performed at Butler University tonight. Their opening act, Chester French were amazing... And, like most opening acts only the select few got there early enough to enjoy their set (which included a spot-on cover of Hella Good and a little teaser of Rage Against the Machine.) Gym Class Heroes was amazing, way better live than on their actual albums. They did a cover of the Deftones which was straight metal and they killed it...
So I've been getting back into the habit of posting again. This is my final's week but it's gonna be a breeze. I'm finishing my term paper today and tonight there's a concert tonight on campus, Chester French and Gym Class Heroes... Get excited!! Now, to demotivate the week
So it's been a while, but being back to form I decided to share with you my guilty pleasure crush. Okay, this is going to sound sad, but I have a genuine massive crush on Katy Perry. Why, well come on, tell me singing a song about kissing another girl isn't the dream... Plus she has this cute Zooey Deschanel thing going, but with bigger boobs, which is definitely a plus. She may not be able to sing out of a cardboard box (I actually have her album on iTunes) but she is quite the preformer. Okay, diving into a giant cake is something normally reserved for Vegas strippers and entering the stage through a giant peeling banana is a Freudian wetdream. Mmm... Anyways, enjoy.
Seriously, what totally got me to love her has to be the fact that one of her singles is called Ur So Gay. Hilarious music video.
So my friend's Tom and Ewzzy have finished their movie Without Troy and it will be premiered next Tuesday. I'm incredibly excited for a few reasons.
My roommate and I have a brief cameo in the movie
Tom and Ewzzy are incredibly talented.
I hung out in the edit bays with Tom and Ewzzy as they were doing their thang and there are little things here and there that I suggested that they did in the editing, not to mention that the tagline was my idea.
So here's the trailer of Without Troy straight from Vimeo. Check it out. Also check out WithoutTroy.com to see production pics and more.
2. Bring a good antiperspirant...even if you don't sweat alot, it's better to have it even if you don't think you'll need it.
3. If you don't have a washing machine bring lots of Febreez...it's extra to use a dryer.
4. Bring some one dollar bills (you can barter for stuff with one dollar bills.) Also, don't put all of your money in the same place, if you have a sneaky thief that tries to take your bag, you'll still have some money, the same goes for your passport & visa, keep them shit's safe.
5. Bring a good umbrella...it rains off and on like Seattle.
6. Bring a Chinese/English Dictionary
7. Find a bar where they speak English, they give you booze, and they know where everything is.
8. Figure out what you're willing to eat ahead of time...if you decide to eat western food all the time you will spend lots of money
9. Bring a bag you can wear over the shoulder...harder to steal
10 . Have a jacket that is warm in spring time and cool during autumn.
12. If you know you sweat easily don't where clothes you are unwilling to sweat in.
13. If you have an attribute that attracts uncommon amounts of attention, be prepared to reap the whirlwind. You have to be able to laugh at yourself...'cause they definitely will be, and nine times out of ten you won't understand their insults.
So I've been doing this blog in it's current format since 2007, and my first blog started back in the fall of 2005. I've been on teh webs for a while now, and I would hope that the nickname Suburb Pat would be mine solely to claim. Well apparently I'm mistaken. There's some chubby fat guy disgracing the Suburb Pat moniker on youtube with a Gallon Challenge. Take a look for yourselves...
Dude, I've been Suburb Pat since 2003, and I have to say I'm disappointed. Chugging milk and referencing World of Warcraft is destroying my rep (what little rep I have).
Here's an old blog posting I made back in 2007 a quick little guide to surviving College
This is a guide for any of you out there who are about to venture off into college...or what some people call "real life." Here are some handy tips to help ease your transition alittle bit.
Moving in/Around the Dorm
Ok, if you have a car and are free of your parents that's good, what we're trying to do here is get everything loaded into the car/truck/suv/van so you only need to make one trip... the less help you get from your parents, the better.
Depending on where you are staying, most likely a dormitory you will want to decorate... almost immediately. Most dorm rooms are a drab shitty off-white color, some don't have carpets (get one if your room doesn't have one... trust me) so bring some things to give it color: drapes, posters, calendars, tapestries... all good.
Now, certain colleges have dorms separated by sex, that isn't such a bad thing. Once you meet and greet some of the fellow dorm livers, venture forth and meet some females... it's that simple.
Day to Day Living
There are certain things you'll need that are necessary when at college. If you don't have a cell phone or some sort of a computer, get one. Depending on the college, not having one or neither can make things difficult.
Taking a shower is an interesting experience. Many dormitories have communal showers, meaning... you may see some wang. Don't Panic, it isn't the end of the world, all you need to remember after the initial spotting of wang is to look down and away. I'll say it again, down and away... act like you have something in your eye if you have to.
By now if you are not on a social networking website, like myspace, twitter, or Facebook, you may want to get on one
There may come a time when someone may come up to you and say hello, don't fret if you've forgot their name, its a common occurrence on a college campus, big or small. Here are a few things you can do if you forget a name:
Say, "Hey" and shake one hand in a circular motion and look puzzled as if you are trying really hard to remember (you might be...or you may not care, this doesn't hurt their feelings). Eventually they will catch that you are having problems remembering the name and they'll say it...when they do so point directly and them and say their name either two or three times (try to place the name with the face)
You can try the open approach and say, "Hey, um, oh I'm sorry what's your name again?" If you choose this way, try to sound sincerely upset about forgetting their name. They'll forgive you.
If you are looking the more blunt way of doing so, as soon as they come up and say your name, make it obvious that you have no idea who they are. Saying something along the line of "Yeah, I don't remember you...did we meet somewhere before?" Now, this kind of response may come of as a dick move, but apologizing will make them think of you better.
It is necessary to have laundry detergent or a means of cleaning your clothes while at college. It doesn't take long for clothing to become musty, sweaty, and smelly. So here's the clothing rules.
Underware should be worn once this goes for undershirts and socks, but if by necessity there is the occasion where you don't have either laundry detergent or means of cleaning clothes
Shirts with witty banter on the front or back can become played if worn often, were sparingly.
Wearing pajama bottoms to class is ok.
Depending on the size of your wardrobe, wear ensembles sparingly, except in the winter
Wintertime rule: Depending on the temperature outside, wearing of hoodies or sweaters more than one is okay, you may want get gloves and maybe some earmuffs
If you haven't figured out by now, cafeteria food sucks. Some college's food suck so much that it affects you in ways you may not have ever had the privilege to experience. Note: Buy Imodium or Pepto Bismal...trust me.
Have fun...make friends in your hallway...play hallway sports like: hockey, soccer, baseball, football, frisbee....BUT remember BE SAFE
Learn what classes you can skip and take lots of naps.
So Lollapalooza's list of bands have been annonuced for this summer and I have to say I'm psyched. What a post-graduation gift it would be to travel up to Chicago, camp out and see some of these bands. Here's the list of bands that are going to be there. I've highlighted the bands I really want to see.
Headliners Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys and Kings of Leon Also Featuring Lou Reed, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, Snoop Dogg, Rise Against, Andrew Bird,TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, the Decemberists, Neko Case. STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Arctic Monkeys,Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds and Fleet Foxes.
The rest of the lineup is as follows:
Silversun Pickups Kaiser Chiefs Crystal Castles Bon Iver Santigold Atmosphere Dan Auberbach Cold War Kids Deerhunter Lykke Li Robert Earl Keen Peter Bjorn and John Heartless Bastards Gomez Glasvegas Federico Aubele Dan Deacon Passion Pit The Raveonettes The Gaslight Anthem The Airborne Toxic Event White Lies Ra Ra Riot No Age Asher Roth Los Campesinos! Bat For Lashes Chairlift Gang Gang Dance The Virgins Amazing Baby Portugal. The Man The Knux Ida Maria Delta Spirit Friendly Fires Manchester Orchestra Constantines Ezra Furman & The Harpoons Hockey Miike Snow Alberta Cross Hey Champ Sam Roberts Band The Henry Clay People Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam Cage the Elephant Living Things The Low Anthem Blind Pilot Langhorne Slim Other Lives The Builders and The Butchers Eric Church Joe Pug Kevin Devine The Green Cards Carney Thenewno2
That's a pretty sweet group of bands and DJs. I just have to say, Where's Bloc Party?
I cannot believe it's been months since my last posting. A few updates. This is the last full week of college; finals begin next week and commencement is on the 9th of May. I will be walking and shtuff, but I have to take one class in the summer. So that's what's what; I hope to get on here more often and keep up with this thing. Here's a little ditty to do just that.
So one of the many womens who drop by my apartment left her shoes in the living room a few days ago. Being the crazy guy I am I decided to take them on a journey with me, holding them for ransom. Here's a slideshow of their journey.
The shots near the computer are from when I was sitting in with Tom and Ewzzy as they finish working on their senior-project independent movie Without Troy.