The Story of an Uncommonly Gentle Man

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I’ve kind of felt like I’ve neglected my LiveJournal in the past 8 months or so. I haven’t updated really at all since I started going back to school last Fall. I gotta admit though, this go round, I am loving it; I am learning things that will no doubt help me towards a career in computers, and I’m getting get grades this time too. Last Semester, I got an A, a B, and a C. I had withdrew from my online class, so I didn’t get credit for it, and re-took it this semester in the actual classroom, and bam, got an A in that class. I have finals coming up this week (one of them is a take home, which is due Monday by midnight, but I already know it’s going to be easy); and I only have to go to the school for three of my finals next week. Other than my written final in IT205, the other two finals my professor said we could use notes on as long as they were hand-written, so for my IT122 class, I am gonna write out every little bit of the router configurations I am going to need.

So the last time I gave a real update was right after Dan’s wedding up in Michigan, and there hasn’t really been a WHOLE lot that has happened since then, there has been a few things. My November through February was a little interesting, which to make a long story short, an old friend had come back into my life when her and boyfriend had split up, we hung out for a few weeks, she got back with him, we stopped hanging out, she missed the way things had been when we hung out, "separated" from him again, we hung out for a couple more weeks, get totally obliterated drunk one night, then she decided that wasn’t who she was and decided that she needed him in her life. I don’t hold grudges or anything like that, and I told her from the get go I had always just wanted her to be happy, and she knows what she wants to be happy, so kudos to her for that.

Now, of course I was going to mention the concerts I’ve been to since my last update as well, because after all, that’s what I do. The last concert I talked about was the Blink 182 show in Cincinnati I went to the day after my birthday last year; so as you can imagine, yes, I have been to quite a few shows since then. No, I won’t give the set lists for each and every concert I went to since then, I am just gonna post the date and who I saw that day.

September 3, 2009: Institution, Some Kind of Saint, The Killer and the Star, Taproot, Cold
September 30, 2009: The Faceless, 3 Inches of Blood, Between the Buried & Me, In Flames
February 1, 2010: Flyleaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace
February 25, 2010: Trust Divided, Edison, Day of Fire, Nonpoint, Cold
March 12, 2010: Scarlet Grey, The Loved Ones, AFI
March 15, 2010: Silversun Pickups, Muse
March 19, 2010: Thousand Foot Krutch, Red, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin
March 31, 2010: Sore Eyes, Automatic Fire, Shinedown

So yeah, concerts I’ve attended the past few months. I’ve already got tickets for a few coming up as well, which include:

May 16, 2010: MC Chris
May 22 & 23, 2010: Rock on the Range 2010
June 11, 2010: Weezer
July 31, 2010: Rockstar Mayhem Tour 2010

I would have really liked to have gone to the Band of Horses and Pearl Jam show in Indy tomorrow night, but oh well; I only really wanted to go to see Band of Horses, and since they have a new album coming out next week, hopefully they’ll do their own tour. Seether is gonna be here on Sunday as well in Lexington, with Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah, Drowning Pool, and Lacuna Coil. Why is Lacuna Coil opening? That blows my mind. But I opted out of that one as well when I got tickets for Rock on the Range, Seether is third from the headliner on Sunday night, so I’m sure they’ll get at least 9 or 10 songs (and I sincerely hope they play “Careless Whisper”, which I’m willing to bet they will). I posted the other day on my Facebook the top 10 bands in order I was looking forward to seeing at RotR, and I’ll post them here too: Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, Godsmack, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, and Skillet. The more I listen to Skillet, the more it makes me kinda sad they are only gonna get like 6 songs on the second stage. Oh well, what can ya do?

The entire two day line-up for Rock on the Range 2010 is as follows:

Saturdays Line-Up: Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Puddle Of Mudd, Drowning Pool, Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, Skillet, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Violent Soho, Richy Nix, Helmet, Nonpoint, Janus, Taddy Porter, Like A Storm

Sundays Line-Up: Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Seether, Slash, Theory Of A Deadman, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Anberlin, Escape The Fate, Airbourne, Shaman's Harvest, Mushroomhead, Cold, Year Long Disaster, Noise Auction

I think they did a pretty good job on splitting the metal bands between the two days, though I think Sunday may be just a little more metal (Mastodon, FFDP, and BFMV should be pretty brutal). But yeah, I am anticipating seeing Rise Against the most. I’ve never seen them and seeing them with a crowd of 30,000+ is going to be awesome. A couple of the second stage bands were on last year’s Rock on the Range, though on the third stage if I remember correctly (Adelitas Way and Halestorm I know for sure).

But yeah, tomorrow night, Me, Lenny, Wayne, Tyler, and possibly Leisl are gonna go see Iron Man 2 up at the theater on Preston; I’ve been looking forward to IM2 for a while now, should be a good time. There’s a few other movies coming out this Summer that have my attention as well, though for some reason, it just doesn’t seem like there’s as many movies coming out this Summer compared to the past few Summers. Oh well, I know Summer of 2011 and 2012 already have big movies lined up for sure (the next Christopher Nolan "Batman" movie is scheduled for July 2012, fuck yes; but he’s already gone on to say that this one is definitely his last one, fuck no.)

Anyway, I know this isn’t much of an update especially after nearly 9 months of no updates…but like I said, being back in school, haven’t really done a whole lot (of course other than the occasional hanging out on weekends; like Kart Kountry or what have you from a few weeks ago). But yeah, hopefully I’ll keep this updated a little better here on out, especially since in the Fall, I only have classes on Tuesday and Thursday, from 2:00 – 4:00 and then 6:00 – 10:00, so yeah, pretty righteous right there.

But yeah, until next time.

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I'm pretty sure I'm destined to be alone. When I start to think I might actually have a chance, everything comes to a screeching halt and thrown back at me. No matter how hard I try, no matter what I do, no matter what I say...it's not good enough. I know I can't compete with the majority of people out there, which is why I guess I rely on my "nice guy" image. Well, that hasn't worked for 24.5 years, when will it?

Give me 5 years...I'll be in Sweden.

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So it’s been a while (again) since I updated, mainly because of a few concerts and hanging out and what not.

So I guess I’ll go back to the 31st of July, where I didn’t do much during the day until I went up to Lenny’s and the two of us went up to Fourth Street Live to catch the free Tonic concert. We got there as the opening band was performing their last song, so I don’t even know who that was. Tonic came on and it wasn’t as crowded as I had thought it was going to be, so that was cool. We ran into Vince and John Hanzalik, so we chilled with them after having been towards the back a little bit. Tonic was good, though I wished there set would have been a bit different, cause I was wanting to hear more from "Sugar", but oh well, I can’t complain too much since it was a free show.

Tonic setlist
Open Up Your Eyes
Take Me As I Am
You Wanted More
Wicked Soldier
Rest Your Head
New Song
If You Could Only See
Soldier’s Daughter
Casual Affair
Count On Me (Somebody)

The following week wasn’t too bad, I did go into work on the 7th, and afterwards, met with Lenny because we had to get going up to Grand Haven, Michigan for Dan Canales’ wedding on Saturday. We picked up Dan Blakeman and Jessica and then met up with Jacquie at a McDonald’s in Indiana before making the trek up there. We took I-65 North all the way towards Chicago before we went East on some other Interstate. We stopped a couple times so it took us a bit longer to get there than I had thought it would. We got to our hotel and checked in, then pretty much went to bed shortly after.

Saturday, we started the day off by going to this little wine store followed by lunch at Two Tony’s restaurant. It was pretty good; I got some crazy pasta dish and the sauce or whatever was kind of sweet, but really good. After we ate, we stopped at Rite Aid to get a couple things then made our way back to the hotel. Slim, Adam, and Angela showed up for a bit and everyone but me and Jacquie went down to the pool. Jessica wasn’t down there very long cause she came back up after about 20 minutes or so, citing some kid splashing her and Dan in the hot tub. So Adam & Angela left because Adam was part of the wedding and Lenny, Slim, & Dan were still by the pool. I go down about 5:15 to let them know they need to start getting ready because we need to be leaving by 6:00. Well, being with Lenny & Dan, knew that wasn’t going to happen, as they didn’t came back up to the room until almost 5:50. So we get ready and stuff, and don’t leave the hotel until like 6:15. We went down to the beach front where the wedding was and parked, and then had to walk what seemed like half a mile; and walking on dry sand sucks. Once we finally made it there, we sat down and witnessed Dan’s moment as he and Jes exchanged vows and all the good stuff. The wedding itself was relatively short and we made it back to the vehicles about half an hour later or so and headed to the reception, which was about one town over. We got there and hung out, ate, talked with others. I didn’t realize that James Crumley and Zach Emdee were up there until the reception, so that was cool. You could tell the difference though between Dan’s guests and Jes’ at the reception, since almost everyone of Dan’s friends were getting on the dance floor and what not. During “Thriller”, Dan Blakeman totally killed it as he did the full Thriller dance, though quickly. We were there until about 10:30 or so before we finally headed out and went back to the hotel. James, Zach, and J-Ford came to our hotel and the three of them, Lenny, Jacquie, and myself went down to the bar in the hotel and it was pretty rowdy. There was another wedding couple that had just got married that was down there as well. We were only in the hotel bar for about 20 minutes or so before we headed out to “downtown” Grand Haven and went into this one bar that had some little band playing music; wasn’t too bad though. We stayed there for a while until we decided to head out and check out another little bar a few doors down. It was one of the craziest bars I’ve ever seen because it was so small, yet nifty. The “bar” area was a little hole in the wall that looked liked it belonged in a high-school cafeteria or something. Anywho, there was some interesting things going on such as Lenny being challenged to a dance-off, Zach making out with a Cougar, Lenny making out with the same Cougar, being obnoxiously loud as we left the bar which would end up to us getting pulled over once we got back onto the main road. Nothing happened since Jacquie was our driver and she didn’t drink, but still, it was intense and we were wilding out. We get back to the hotel room and Jacquie takes Zach, James, and J-Ford back to their hotel. Turns out Lenny had a bit too much to drink as dude ended up puking for some time into a trash can next to the bed, thankfully. Jacquie got back and we pretty much crashed out.

Sunday morning was check-out, and we all got up and were ready to go, though Lenny being Lenny stayed in bed until we pretty much said we were seriously ready to get on the road. I ended up driving because Lenny was still hungover, so we stopped at McDonald’s for food and then at a gas station to fill up, because I told them I did not want to have to stop until I absolutely had to. I took 31S the entire way pretty much until Indianapolis, and we made much better time without stopping or anything like that. We pulled off Exit 95 on I65 South outside Indy to get some food, gas, and stretch our legs. Lenny also finally took over the helm at this point and I rested. We dropped Dan and Jessica off in Louisville and then Lenny gave me a ride back to E-Town where I just straight chilled out for the rest of the evening before work the next day.

So Monday at work, wasn’t even really work cause I didn’t do a dang thing; pretty much the same for Tuesday too though. I did stop and pick up DiRT (finally) for 360 and played that for a bit.

Wednesday was my birthday, and I celebrated by renting a Dodge Caliber (which was a really nice ride) and going up to Indianapolis for Crue Fest 2. It kinda sucked cause I couldn’t find anyone to go with, since none of my friends are big into the Crue or anything, but I am really glad I went because it was a really great show. I got up there about 5:30, so I missed the opening band, Charm City Devils, but that wasn’t a biggie to me. Drowning Pool was the first band I saw, and I am really glad Ryan McCombs took over as singer, because he is a great replacement for Dave. It was my second time seeing them with Ryan as singer, and I’ll admit it, "Bodies" is a rock anthem for our generation. The crowd still goes bananas whenever they play that song, so it was cool to see them still getting respect. Theory Of A Deadman was next, and I really enjoy their latest album, so I was glad that their set consisted of songs mostly from it. Godsmack was next and I really forgot how “rock” Godsmack are live. I mean, it has been 5 years since I’ve seen them, but man, Sully still knows how to get the crowd going. He talked a lot about Boston and the Patriots (since the Colts and Pats are rivals) and it got the crowd every time. Still, it was nice to see Godsmack again for sure. Now Motley Crue, their stage show was fantastic. For the first part, because they played the entire "Dr. Feelgood" album from start to finish, their set was made up to look like a hospital wing/operating room. When they first came out though, they were playing inside a "padded room", which was really cool. They lifted the walls away and stuff of the "room" and revealed the rest of the set and all that jazz. Once they played through the Feelgood album, they went off stage as they changed it up a bit and Mick Mars came out and did a guitar solo. Once they came back, they played a few of their hits with the stage now looking like a factory of some sort, and using a lot more pyro. They did a two song encore, and I made my way out during “Girls, Girls, Girls” because I hate traffic; hate it, hate it, hate it. I was able to get in the car and go and I headed home. I stopped once off Exit 29 to get some gas and something to drink. Made it home and crashed out before heading into work for a few hours.

Drowning Pool setlist
Step Up
37 Stitches
Tear Away

Theory Of A Deadman setlist
Nothing Could Come Between Us
So Happy
By The Way
Got It Made
Not Meant To Be
Hate My Life
Bad Girlfriend

Godsmack setlist
Straight Out Of Line
The Enemy
Keep Away
Whiskey Hangover
Batalla de los Tambores
I Stand Alone

Motley Crue setlist
TnT (Terror ‘n Tinseltown) (Intro)
Dr. Feelgood
Slice Of Your Pie
Rattlesnake Shake
Kickstart My Heart
Without You
Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
Sticky Sweet
She Goes Down
Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Time For Change
Wild Side
Saints Of Los Angeles
Shout At The Devil
Live Wire
Home Sweet Home
Girls, Girls, Girls

So I went into work for a half day Thursday, because I was super-stoked for what was coming later that night; mother effing’ Blink-182. So I left work at 11:30 and rode down to the mall real quick to pay off my pre-order of Madden NFL ’10 and then I pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Prestige Edition) (Yes…I ultimately decided to get the NVG’s) and Guitar Hero 5 (simply for the fact you get Guitar Hero: Van Halen for free). Once I got done doing that, I went back to the house and chilled for bit before going over to Erin’s. We chilled for a few before finally heading out and making our way up to Cincinnati. We made a quick stop at some gas station on the way up there and that was it. Once we got up to the venue, we chilled for a few before finally going inside. Erin and Kate both got Panic at the Disco shirts before they went to their seats and I went to the lawn. The first band, Chester French was something else. Not saying they were completely bad, cause I enjoyed them to some extent. Panic at the Disco was decent, they seemed to bring out the teeny boppers for sure (as did Fall Out Boy) but it was a good show. Fall Out Boy was good times, though I can’t stand Pete Wentz, and I went to the bathroom after their set so I wouldn’t miss any of Blink. I ran into Jon Rudnick and hung out with him throughout Blink’s set. Blink had a really cool back light/LED screen thing going on. Tom and Travis seemed to be having a good time together, and it was awesome seeing them clowning around with one another. Travis did this crazy awesome drum solo where his drum set lifted on this platform, tilted at about 60 degrees, and flew around the stage while spinning; it was intense. After Blink was done, I went looking for where Erin said to meet and I waited around for a few minutes, and couldn’t spot them, and because my phone had died, I decided to just go ahead and wait out by the car. I waited about half an hour or so before they finally made their way out there and apparently they had attempted to try and meet Panic at the Disco, though their efforts were unsuccessful. We went to IHOP afterwards and I got this Chicken Fajita omelet that was really good, but I couldn’t finish it thanks to the freakin pancakes. We headed home and I tried to get a little bit of rest in the car though that didn’t really help. Got home and I seriously crashed out.

Chester French setlist
The Jimmy Choos
She Loves Everybody
Bebe Buell
Starting A Band (Two Mans)
C’Mon (On My Own)

Panic At The Disco setlist
Time To Dance
But Its Better If You Do
The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
New Perspective
Nine In The Afternoon
I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Fall Out Boy setlist
Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me
Grand Theft Autumn – Where Is Your Boy
Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet
This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
I Don’t Care
I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey cover)
Dance, Dance

Blink-182 setlist
Feeling This
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
I Miss You
Stay Together For The Kids
Stockholm Syndrome
First Date
Man Overboard
Don’t Leave Me
Not Now
Adam’s Song
All The Small Things
Reckless Abandon
Anthem Part Two
Travis Drum Solo

Friday, I woke up and went and picked up my copy of Madden ‘10 then came home and played a couple games before Tyler and Abby picked me up and we went to O’Charleys where we met with Chad Allen to get something to eat. We then headed up to the Preston theater to meet up with Lenny, Wayne, Alan, and Sarah where we saw "District 9". Me, Lenny, & Tyler all really enjoyed it; seemed everyone else didn’t like it and Abby and Sarah hated it. I just thought it was very interesting, and it definitely kept me wrapped up in the story. Any movie that can make me change my views on the characters from the start to the finish, they know what they’re doing and I consider it a job well done. Pretty much we all went our separate ways after the movie and headed home.

Saturday, I didn’t really do a lot other than get into some Madden. Once Alan got off work, he picked me up on his way home and then Me, Him, and Sarah went up to Lenny’s where we chilled, had some drinks, and waited for Wayne to show up before we went night swimming. The water felt fantastic so we chilled in the pool for an hour or so before finally decided to get out. Me, Alan, & Sarah crashed up there since we drank quite a bit.

Today, woke up at like 10:30 and Alan brought me home where I didn’t really get into much. Watched "The Mist", and man, the ending of that movie was seriously fucked up. I read the ending of the book, and I think I would have very much preferred that ending; but I totally get it and man, it just totally sucks. Other than the CGI being a bit iffy in some parts, I really enjoyed it. Kinda just chilled with the familia the rest of the day and didn’t get into much.

Tomorrow, I start school again. I’m taking all computer classes for my Information Systems degree. I know this time around I’ll have better grades and what not, because I don’t have Tyler or Grrrr in all of my classes this time around. Granted I can’t blame it all on them for suffering lower grades than I’ve ever had before, cause I sure as heck slacked off a lot, but it didn’t help.

Speaking of the previous MW2 and GH5 being pre-ordered, I also have Batman: Arkham Asylum (Collector’s Edition), The Beatles: Rock Band and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 on pre-order. Not to mention, I still need to pre-order Brutal Legend, Borderlands, Left 4 Dead 2, and Assassin’s Creed 2. I think the game I’m most excited for is L4D2 or Assassin’s Creed 2. Don’t get me wrong, I know Modern Warfare 2 is gonna be fun, I’m just not crazy stoked about it. I’ve been reading some early previews of AC2, and granted the first one was a bit repetitive in terms of the assassination’s and getting information; if Ubisoft can change that up and allow a bit more freedom, they’re saying Assassin’s Creed 2 could potentially be THE GAME of 2009. Either way, what seemed to be a slow holiday season for games turned out to be pretty massive.

Coheed and Cambria is tomorrow night, so that ought to be a good show. I don’t have tickets for anything else until In Flames at the end of September, though I am seriously considering going to the “free” Shinedown and Rev Theory concert at the state fair on Saturday.

Anywho, I think that’ll do it for this one. I gotta wake up about 10:00-10:30 or so (probably won’t go into work until after lunch/my class) and get ready for first day of classes. Le sigh.

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So the past few weeks have been pretty fun. Sunday the 12, Me, Lenny, & Jacquie went to this crazy indoor black light, 3D putt putt in Corydon, IN. It was actually really cool. Though yet again, I came in last as putt putt just isn’t my thing. We stopped and ate at Cracker Barrel before heading back to Louisville, which we spontaneously decided to stop at PT’s Showclub. We called Wayne and he met us up there. It was my first time at a strip joint, so I felt a little awkward at first, but gradually calmed down over time. We stayed for about 45 minutes or so, long enough for 4 dancers. 2 of them were cute, 1 was not attractive at all, and the last one was smokin’. A single beer was $5.50 though, so it’ll probably be a while before I go back.

I spent a few nights up in Louisville about a week and a half ago. I went out to the Zanzabar (aka "Brown Bag" to the old school) Friday night with Lenny, Jacquie, Goat, and all them for a pretty good time. Saturday was hanging out around Lenny’s and then going to Joe’s Crab Shack to get some food, followed by playing Scattergories at Jacquie’s with Wayne. Managed to pick up Prototype and X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the 360. Sunday was a chill day at Lenny’s place, didn’t really get into much. Monday, I made my way to E-town with Jacquie to pick up her car and take it back to Louisville. Before doing so, I went to my mom’s and mowed the yard. Headed back up to Lenny’s afterward and pretty much got on the 360 for the rest of the night. Tuesday, we had some people over to drink and swim that evening; Alan, Sarah, Jacquie, & Darryl all came by.

Thursday night was the Killswitch Engage concert at the InnPlace Hotel & Convention Center. I rode up to Louisville with Grrrr and JK and we managed to make it inside just as Whitechapel was finishing their set. Good thing too because I am not a fan. So we stood around waiting for Cannibal Corpse to go on. We managed to run into Maygan, though she stuck around for a minute before backing out. Now, I don’t understand why Cannibal Corpse didn’t play right before KsE, because they played longer than All That Remains, and Corpsegrinder even talked in between songs. But anyway, me and Lenny decided to jump into a pit during Cannibal Corpse because we don’t really get into pits much anymore, and you don’t get the chance to see a band like Cannibal Corpse every day, haha. All That Remains played next and they sounded much better than they did at Rock on the Range. I was quite disappointed in their short set though. Killswitch Engage finally came on and they sounded awesome. They played about as much as I was expecting being the headliners, though some of the songs they played could have been better. I guess being that my fav. album of theirs is “Alive or Just Breathing”, I should have expected to only get the singles from that album. Anyway, after the show, we headed back and I didn’t stay up for too long once I got home, just really crashed out.

Cannibal Corpse setlist
Evisceration Plague
The Time To Kill Is Now
I Cum Blood
Sentenced to Burn
Unleashing The Bloodthirsty
Make Them Suffer
Priests Of Sodom
Hammer Smashed Face
Stripped, Raped And Strangled

All That Remains setlist
This Calling
Forever In Your Hands
The Air That I Breathe
Two Weeks

Killswitch Engage setlist
My Last Serenade
Starting Over
Fixation On The Darkness
This Fire
Take This Oath
Rose Of Sharyn
A Light In A Darkened World
A Bid Farewell
The Arms Of Sorrow
Life To Lifeless
My Curse
The End Of Heartache
Holy Diver

Friday was a really chill day for me. Didn’t really get into anything or nothin. Saturday though was the Brooks & Dunn concert on Fort Knox. Me, Dad, & Shirley left the house about 4:30 to get on Post. We got there right around 5:00 and got in, where we waited for them to movie the barrier so we could get our spot among the crowd. We actually got a really good one, right by the sound board area up by the stage. Joey + Rory were the first act to go on, and it was only the two of them. They didn’t have a backing band or anything, and dude had to use his iPhone. Nonetheless though, Joey had a really good voice and I’m hoping they take off in the country scene, cause their songs were good; it just stunk they didn’t have a band. They did play their one hit though twice, which I thought was a little weird, as they opened and closed with it; but then, they are fresh off that “Can You Duet” thing from CMT, so I get it. Lenny, Jacquie, and Nicki got there shortly after Joey + Rory were done. Lee Ann Womack was next, and she is still smokin’ for 42. She played “I Hope You Dance” right before her last song, which I totally called during her first song. If it weren’t for the bass guitar being so loud, it would have sounded great, but that kinda hurt it for me. Brooks & Dunn on the other hand, sounded fantastic. They played for a while, and played some songs in which I am quite the fan of now. I knew a bit of their stuff going in, but man, after the show, I was really impressed. I went to Otter Creek Tavern to meet up with Lenny since they had left before Brooks & Dunn were finished. Kristy Armentrout was there, said hey to her, and she’s still a fox. Went back up to Louisville with them after the bar closed and we stopped at White Castle to get some food. Afterwards, we went back to Jacquie’s place but not before they stopped to rent “He’s Just Not That Into You”. I pretty much crashed out when we got back there while the rest of them watched that movie.

Joey + Rory setlist
Cheater, Cheater
If You Want My Love?
Loved The Hell
Some Beach
Foolin’ Around
To Say Goodbye
You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man
Play The Song
Buy Our CD
Cheater, Cheater

Lee Ann Womack setlist
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger
One’s A Couple
You’ve Got To Talk To Me
Solitary Thinkin’
The Story Of My Life
Last Call
A Little Past Little Rock
I’ll Think Of A Reason Later
I May Hate Myself In The Morning
I Hope You Dance
Ashes By Now

Brooks & Dunn setlist
Cowboy Town
You Can’t Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl
Rock My World (Little Country Girl)
Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You
Neon Moon
Put A Girl In It
She Likes To Get Out Of Town
Hillbilly Deluxe
Red Dirt Road
Cowgirls Don’t Cry
Mama Don’t Get Dressed Up For Nothing
Only In America
Play Something Country
My Maria
Brand New Man
Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Sunday, I went over to Mom’s for a little cookout and what not. Mom bought a cornhole set and Me & Timmy played a few rounds against Joey and his girlfriend. We went 3-0 against them, oh yeah!

Last night, I watched “Planet Terror”, the zombie movie from Grindhouse. Totally awesome. Robert Rodriguez knows his stuff. I watched “Coraline” after that, which I thought was pretty good. Was a bit slow at the beginning, but good nonetheless. I also watched the first half hour or so of “Visioneers”. Weird movie, but it seems good.

Tomorrow I go to ECTC to register for my classes. Bout time I get back into school. Friday, is the free Tonic concert up at 4th Street Live!, so that should be fun. Might catch Funny People either afterwards or sometime over the weekend.

I have my ticket for the Coheed & Cambria concert on August 17 in Louisville, as well as In Flames & Between the Buried And Me on September 30. Gonna have to find out if Lenny has to work August 13 or 20, cause we’re gonna have to work around something to go to one of the Blink 182 shows. I am not missing them on this tour, not gonna happen. Nine Inch Nails in Chicago is another show I might have to work something out for, as well as the 3 Metallica shows (don’t judge me). So many concerts, so little time.

Speaking of so little time, so many games coming out again this Fall. I didn’t think there was, but when looking at the schedule, it’s like BUH! Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Beatles: Rock Band, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed 2…and I’m sure I’m missing a few. I hate being a gamer, hate it, hate it, hate it! I’m totally lying, I love every bit of it.

Working on putting together an Octobeerfest cabin. So far, the response has been pretty good, so hopefully this year’s Octobeerfest can be like it was when we first started doing it. Last year’s was easily the least attended cabin out of all of them.

Not this weekend, but next weekend, Me, Lenny, Dan Blakeman, Jessica Hamilton, Adam, Angela, Slim, and Abbi are all going up to Michigan for Dan Canales wedding. Ought to be good times, road trips are always fun with friends. It’s only like a 6 hour drive, so that won’t be too bad.

Anyway, that’s the plan for the immediate future. I might have an update before Dan’s wedding, talking about the Tonic concert, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

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This is the dumbest thing you've ever done.
So June was a rather uneventful month for me, I worked a crap ton (two weeks in a row I had like 11 and then 14 hours of Overtime, so that was pretty rad). I did see quite a bit of movies though, which include The Hangover, The Proposal, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Public Enemies at the beginning of this month. Out of the 4, I’d say either "The Hangover" or "Public Enemies" were the best I’ve seen, with "Transformers: RotF" the worst. Yeah, it was that bad. It had so much potential and turned out to be a crap fest.

I also went up to Hard Rock Café towards the beginning of the month with Lenny and Beth, that was good times. Me & Lenny played a ridiculous amount of putt putt golf afterward. Speaking of, Me, Lenny, Goat, Dan B., Dan C., and Jacquie went to Kart Kountry this past Friday and rode the Kart’s as well as played a round of putt putt. I accidentally wacked Jacquie in the mouth with my golf club, so I felt really bad about that. We went to Waffle House afterwards, but I didn’t eat anything cause I had Texas Roadhouse earlier in the day with Mom. We chilled at Lenny’s place for a bit after that, some of us got in the pool and it was ridiculous cold compared to the pool party we had the weekend before.

So I’ve got tickets for Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, & Cannibal Corpse on July 23 in Louisville and Brooks & Dunn on Ft. Knox on July 25. I was really hoping to go to that No Doubt & Paramore show this coming Friday, but no one seems to want to go and I don’t wanna go by myself (not to mention it is in Indy, so a drive to Indy by myself would be boring as hell). Oh well, when I get paid this week, I am picking up my Coheed & Cambria ticket and ordering my Devildriver ticket. I’ll be getting a ticket for In Flames’ headlining show in Louisville too whenever they go on sale. I really want to go to the three Metallica shows in Nashville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis; and I have a feeling I will end up going to those myself, which I really won’t care too much being that it’s Metallica (and they do have Lamb of God opening up, so that’s uber-awesome). Stinks I have to miss Rockstar Mayhem this year, but KsE was one of the main bands I was going to see other than Manson, but country concerts are a lot of fun, and plus it’s $3 beers at Knox concerts, you can’t beat that.

I have picked up quite a few games this month for 360: Ghostbusters, Too Human, Dead Space, Saints Row 2, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Lost Odyssey. I might be missing a game or two. I also bought Worms 2: Armageddon on the Xbox Live Arcade. I’ve been planning on picking up Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as well as Yahtzee (and possibly Scrabble) on the Family Game Night thing.

I applied to go back to school in the Fall. Gonna go back to ECTC to get the Associate’s and then most likely transfer to Western to finish out a Bachelor’s. I’ll most likely go for Computer Science, but I’m not 100% still. I still have about a month and a week before registration for classes so I’ll have to be sure to have them picked out and what not by then.

But yeah, short little update this time since I haven’t done so in a while. Should have some more or so when I attend some concerts, since that’s what I do.

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R.I.P. Billy Mays

I feel a million miles away, I don’t feel any thing at all
So yeah, the last update was about a week ago right before going to the Nine Inch Nails concert. That Friday, the 29th, once I got off work, I chilled around the house until about 8:00 or so when Jason came and picked me up and we stopped on the way to Louisville and picked up Lenny as well. We got to the Preston theater and we saw Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It was alright, it could have been a lot better. I thought there was going to be characters and stuff in it, but damn Amy Adams was hot in it, that’s for sure; overall, it felt a little too much like the first. Now, the second movie we saw was Up, and man, I thought it was fantastic. I am a firm believer that Pixar doesn’t know how to make a bad movie, their movies just keep getting better and better. After the flicks, we headed home and crashed out for the night.

Saturday was the big day. Jason picked me up right about 4:15 or so and then we headed out right at 4:30. We stopped once in Indiana to get something to drink/snack on since it would be a while before we ate again. So the ride was pretty smooth until we got about 3 miles from the exit we needed when traffic seemed to slow down/halt for no apparent reason. Seriously, by the time it was moving again, there was nothing around; no wreck, sign of wreck, bad drivers, nothing. So not only did that eat into our time, but when we got off the exit and towards the amphitheater, it took a good 15-20 minutes to get us into the parking lot as well. So turns out, we managed to park and be walking up to the amphitheater just in time to catch the end of Street Sweeper Social Club’s last song. It was bogus to cause I was really wanting to see them since Tom Morello is in that band. Anyway, we got in there shortly after 8:00 and hung around on the lawn. Now, the entire drive up there, it was as sunny as could be, hardly any clouds at all. By the time we get to Noblesville, there are dark clouds everywhere. About 8:30, Nine Inch Nails came on and took the stage. They opened up with “Home”, and I loved it cause that was the song I was hoping they would open with. But anyway, as the show went on, more and more dark clouds came into the area with lightning in the background. During their performance of “Metal”, apparently tornado sirens were going off yet very few people heard them because you would have had to have been standing in the very back against the fence to hear it. When they played “The Fragile”, at the mellow slow down part, rain started to come down pretty good. It seriously stopped once they were finished with the song. The dark clouds and lightning remained for the remainder of Nine Inch Nails set and didn’t really rain again either. Me and Jason discussed that with the way the weather acted, it was almost as if Trent truly was a god because you could not have coordinated the weather anymore perfectly with the way the show panned out. Trent said at one point “I don’t want to say this is going to be the last Nine Inch Nails tour because I know it’ll make you said, so I won’t.” He then went on to thank us and the support for the past 20 years of his life and all that. I truly love Nine Inch Nails, so I really hope I get the chance to see them again. I couldn’t have asked for a better show for them to go out on either. So once they were done, we stuck around and Jane’s Addiction came on at 10:25 p.m. They clouds had cleared by then and you could clearly see the night sky, so it was just something that all these stuff going on during NIN and calmed before Jane’s Addiction. Anyway, me and Jason stuck around for about an hour of their performance and decided to leave, mainly to get a head start on traffic and get something to eat. Jason had never eaten at an IHOP (International House Of Pancakes for those that don’t know), so we stopped there and got something to eat. There was a Wal-Mart right beside there, so we went in there so I could try and buy beer, but apparently, once it hits 12:00 midnight and becomes Sunday, they don’t sell beer. I was a little frustrated about that, so we just headed back home; had to stop for gas but that was it. We made it back about 3:30 a.m. and I just crashed out as soon as I get in the house.

Nine Inch Nails setlist
March Of The Pigs
Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now Remix)
Metal (Gary Numan cover)
Meet Your Master
Head Down
I Do Not Want This
Gave Up
The Fragile
The Downward Spiral
Mr. Self Destruct
Physical (You’re So) (Adam Ant cover)
The Good Soldier
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Jane’s Addiction setlist
Three Days
Ain’t No Right
Pig’s In Zen
Then She Did…
Up The Beach
Mountain Song
Had A Dad
Been Caught Stealing
Ted, Just Admit It…
Ocean Size
Summertime Rolls
Jane Says

Sunday through tonight, I haven’t really done too much other than getting on Xbox Live with Lenny. Sunday afternoon, I did go to GameStop and pick up Transformers: The Game, Bully, & Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 as part of GameStop’s buy 2, get 1 free Used games sale. Ghost Recon is pretty cool, though I think the single-player campaign is probably gonna be better than multi-player. And Transformers is a fun little game, glad I only payed $19.99 for it and not full price. Haven’t tried Bully out yet, but I’ve read it’s good. I am going to be reserving Prototype in the next day or two, and then next week when I get paid, I’ll be reserving Ghostbusters. I think I’m more excited about Ghostbusters than I am Prototype.

So yeah, No Doubt and Paramore tickets in Indianapolis are only $15 after service charges for Lawn tickets. I am so totally going to that. I really want to see Brad Paisley on the 19th in Cincinnati, OH, so I’ll have to see if Lenny or someone else wants to go.

But yeah, not really getting into anything as of right now this weekend, so I’m sure I’ll find something to do. I don’t wanna sit around doing nothing, so who knows.

But yeah, figured I’d do a quick update for after the NIN show. Sure I’ll have one soon after the next concert or something I go to.

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27 hours a day, 8 days a week!
It’s been a little longer than I expected to update after Rock on the Range, but oh well, sue me. The week leading up to RotR, I really didn’t do a whole lot, kinda just hung out around the house.

Friday the 15, I woke up around Noon to get my crap together for the trip and Grrrr picked me up on the way back from his folks so we could just wait for his friend Roger to get to his place. We ended up leaving his apartment about 4:45 p.m. and stopped at Burger King to get something to eat before getting on the road. We got up to Lenny’s place and were pretty much ready to ride out, so we just threw out stuff in the Tracker and headed up to Columbus. We made damn good time, and seriously made it from Louisville to Columbus in right around 3 hours. Lenny got us checked into the hotel and then we decided to go get something to eat. We walked to the bar next to the hotel, but boy, was it one crazy bar. It was like, a swingers bar or something…I ono, but they didn’t serve any food so we ended up going to this place called Rooster’s. It was pretty good; I had some kind of burrito with a beer. We headed to Wal-Mart afterwards since there was one right across the street from the hotel and bought a few things and headed back to the hotel room. We pretty much just went to sleep and what not, though I really didn’t sleep for crap that night.

So I officially got up and out of bed around 6:30 a.m. to get some breakfast. It was pretty cool, cause the hotel served free breakfast and didn’t have to pay for it like we did last year. So we hung out in the room and I read some of this crazy zombie book that Grrrr had brought with him since there was nothing good on tv. Right about 10:00 a.m., Grrrr, Chrystal, and me went to the pool to swim for a bit before getting ready to head to Crew Stadium. We swam for almost an hour before getting out and waking Lenny up. We took a bit of time and Lenny finally managed to get up. Since the first couple bands we didn’t care to see, we took our time getting to the Stadium. We managed to get there shortly after 1:20, as Black Stone Cherry was already on the main stage. They’re your average rock and roll band, nothing to fancy. Pretty neat though since they are from KY and were playing Rock on the Range. The next band that was up that I wanted to see was Crooked X on the second stage. They have several songs in Rock Band, so I wanted to see how their live show was. They were pretty good for a bunch of kids, so I will give them that; though we stood on the Stadium overhang instead of going into the crowd at all on the second stage. Saliva was next on the main stage, and this was my third time seeing them. I enjoy their music and them live, but they didn’t really seem to do much being only the 2nd band on the big stage. Lenny isn’t a fan and he kept referring to how often they used “Boom” in their songs. So one of the two bands I wanted to see on the third stage was coming up, so we walked across the stadium to try and catch Hurt, but turns out the third stage was terribly placed and nobody could see much of anything if you weren’t right up on the railing; epic fail whoever decided to put that there. So I kinda just listened to them since I couldn’t physically see them, they sounded good, and makes me definitely wanna catch them when they come around on their own tour. Flyleaf was next on the main stage and they always put on a good show. They played a new song too, which was pretty neat. Apparently, Lacey’s hair got caught in the guitarist’s guitar, so they had to work with that for a couple seconds. Static-X was on the 3rd stage, so I tried to listen to some of their set since I couldn’t see them, but man, maybe it was where I was at, but all I could hear were drums and part of a guitar. It really sucked, so after about 4 or 5 songs, I dipped out and decided to catch the rest of Rev Theory on the 2nd stage. So for the rest of the weekend, my trips to the 3rd stage were done. After Rev Theory, Chevelle took the main stage, and this was about when the rain clouds moved in. Since I had checked the forecast, I bought poncho’s for everyone, since they were only $1 at the Dollar General. They came in handy cause it rained pretty good during Chevelle’s set, and we didn’t get wet at all. Chevelle sounded really good and they played a new song as well, since they have a new album coming out later this year. One of the bands on the second stage I really wanted to see more than any of them was coming up next, and that was All That Remains. I stood by the railing and just watched them, but damn I kinda wish I would have gone down to the field. The next band on the main stage was KoRn, and while I was kinda hoping they would have played some more older stuff, they did play my favorite song by them (Somebody Someone), so I was satisfied. Atreyu was up on the 2nd stage, and I didn’t really care to see them so me and Lenny held good seats down for Alice In Chains and Slipknot. So Alice In Chains came on, and I probably would have been more thrilled if it had been Layne Stayley with em, but I just wasn’t too excited. They did play some good stuff and the guy did a good job, just I ono, I wasn’t super-stoked about it. And not only that, but the crowd didn’t react to them nowhere near as much as KoRn; whom I thought should have been playing before Slipknot ever since they announced the line-ups for each day. So Slipknot came on and I thought they were going to have a longer time to play than they did, cause they only had about an hour, which was pretty bogus. It seemed about half the crowd had left by the time Slipknot was on their last song, which sucks, cause they did the “Jump the fuck up” bit during ‘Spit it Out’. If everyone had stayed, it would have been massively epic. Anyway, after Slipknot was over, we headed to the car and back to the hotel. We stopped at a Taco Bell on the way back since we were crazy hungry. Once we got done eating, we all pretty much ended up passing out and sleeping (well, some of us anyway, haha).

Black Stone Cherry setlist:
Blind Man
Lonely Train
Please Come
Maybe Someday

Crooked X setlist:
Crashing Down(?)
Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd cover)

Saliva setlist:
Click Click Boom
My Own Worst Enemy
Family Reunion
Ladies And Gentlemen
Your Disease

Hurt setlist:
Ten Ton Brick
Dreams Away
Got Jealous
Fighting Tao

Flyleaf setlist:
Justice And Mercy
Breathe Today
Beautiful Bride
Fully Alive
I'm Sorry
All Around Me
I'm So Sick
Something I Can Never Have (Nine Inch Nails cover)

Static-X setlist:
I'm With Stupid
Push It

Rev Theory setlist:
Wanted Man
Light It Up
Favorite Disease/Head Like A Hole (Nine Inch Nails cover)
Far From Over
Hell Yeah

Chevelle setlist:
The Clincher
Straight Jacket Fashion
Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
Comfortable Liar
The Red
Sleep Apnea
Send The Pain Below
I Get It

All That Remains setlist:
Not Alone
The Air That I Breathe
Two Weeks
This Calling

KoRn setlist:
Right Now
Did My Time
Falling Away From Me
Coming Undone (w/ We Will Rock You verse)
Shoots & Ladders (Bagpipe intro only)
Here To Stay
Freak On A Leash
Y'All Want A Single
Make Me Bad
Somebody Someone
Got The Life

Atreyu setlist:
Bleeding Mascara
Falling Down
When Two Are One
Right Side Of the Bed
Ex's And Oh's
Becoming The Bull
Lip Gloss And Black

Alice In Chains setlist:
Rain When I Die
Them Bones
Dam That River
Angry Chair
Man In The Box

Slipknot setlist:
Iowa/742617000027 (Intro)
Wait & Bleed
Before I Forget
The Blister Exists
Dead Memories
People = Shit
Spit It Out

So we woke up fairly early Sunday as well, and at one point during the night, I guess Lenny had got up and tried to go sleep in his car because everyone was snoring, haha. We ate breakfast and all that before making another trip to Wal-Mart so Lenny could by himself a little hoodie, since the high for Sunday was only 60 degrees. We got to the Stadium a little earlier since we actually wanted to catch one of the bands playing early on the 2nd stage. We got there just before Framing Hanley took the stage, and made our way up onto the stadium to watch them from the railing. They seemed to do a pretty good job live, and the crowd was totally into the cover of “Lollipop” obviously. Hoobastank was the first band of the day on the main stage, and they definitely seemed to have a better show at RotR than what they did a few years ago when I saw them with Linkin Park. They played a few songs from their newer albums which I wasn’t too familiar with, but I have to def. check em out now. Cavo was next on the 2nd stage, and since none of us really cared too much, we just held our seats for Saving Abel next on the main stage. They definitely are a crowd pleaser, I’m not crazy about them, but they had the crowd going for being so early. Pop Evil was next on the 2nd stage, and I wanted to catch their show, so we watched them from the railing. They were a lot better than I thought they would be, and their guitarist did a decent little solo too by himself, so props to him. Blue October was on the main stage next, and while I do like their music, they did not fit the festival at all. The singer did not talk to the crowd, they played, and they left. Really weird that they were booked for RotR, but it was cool to see them nonetheless. Sick Puppies were next on the 2nd, so me and Lenny made sure to get a good area to see them. They had a little bit of mic troubles during a couple songs, one of them which was their cover of “Say My Name”, so that was a bit of a bummer; but I am looking forward to their new album this year. Shinedown was up on the main stage, and while I wanted to see them since I was more familiar with their latest album, their singer talked a damn lot. They could have played another song or two the time he spent talking. Oh well, while they were finishing up, me & Lenny dipped over to get a good area for the 2nd stage since Billy Talent was up next and they were the band behind All That Remains I wanted to see over there. Their singer sounds just like Terrance & Philip, it was great. But yeah, if they were to come around here for their tour when their new album comes out, I would so be there. Buckcherry was up on the main stage and they always put on a good show. They didn’t get nowhere near as long as I thought since KoRn the day before played for a while in the same spot. The Used was the last band on the 2nd stage and I had no interest in seeing them, so we stayed in our seats for Avenged Sevenfold and Motley Crue. Avenged Sevenfold seemed like they got the shaft, cause they had only played like 4 songs when they were told they needed to hurry up and get off the stage. I thought that was a bit ridiculous cause they are damn good live and were the first band to use pyro all weekend, with Motley Crue being the only other band (and they used a crap ton of fireworks too); which may explained why they didn’t play “Bat Country”. But yeah, they took a good 40 minutes or so setting up for Motley Crue. Tommy Lee’s bass drum was ridiculously huge. We stayed for a few of their songs, and while I would have liked to stayed for a bit more, Grrrr and Lenny really wanted to dip out, so we ended up leaving after about their 6 or 7th song, whichever “Mutherfucker of the Year” was. We got on the road and stopped at a McDonald’s, which was crazy cause they actually had angus burgers, so I got one of those. We only stopped once more to get gas and then that was it. We got back in Louisville shortly around 2:00 a.m. and I got home about 2:40 a.m. I pretty much took a nap that evening since I had to be at work at 8:00 a.m.

Framing Hanley setlist:
23 Days
The Fold
Pretty Faces
Built For Sin
Count Me In
Hear Me Now
Lollipop (Lil Wayne cover)

Hoobastank setlist:
Out Of Control
All About You
Inside Of You
My Turn
Running Away
The Reason
Crawling In The Dark

Saving Abel setlist:
In God's Eyes
Beautiful You
New Tattoo
18 Days
Drowning (Face Down)

Pop Evil setlist:
3 Seconds To Freedom
Another Romeo & Juliet
100 In A 55
Walk (Pantera cover)

Blue October setlist:
What If We Could
Say It
Should Be Loved
Into The Ocean
The End
Hate Me

Sick Puppies setlist:
Street Fighter (War)
My World
All The Same
You're Goin Down
Say My Name (Destiny's Child cover)
Nothing Really Matters

Shinedown setlist:
Cry For Help
I Dare You
Left Out
The Sound Of Madness
Save Me
Second Chance

Billy Talent setlist:
Devil In A Midnight Mass
Try Honesty
Rusted From The Rain
This Suffering
Devil On My Shoulder
Fallen Leaves
Red Flag

Buckcherry setlist:
Tired Of You
Next 2 You
Broken Glass
Out Of Line
Lit Up
Rescue Me
Too Drunk
Crazy Bitch

The Used setlist:
Take It Away
The Bird And The Worm
Liar Liar (Burn In Hell)
Blood On My Hands
The Taste Of Ink
All That I've Got/Buried Myself Alive
Pretty Handsome Awkward
Box Full Of Sharp Objects

Avenged Sevenfold setlist:
Critical Acclaim
Beast And The Harlot
Eternal Rest
Chapter Four
Unholy Confessions
Almost Easy

Motley Crue setlist:
Kickstart My Heart
Wild Side
Shout At The Devil
Saints Of Los Angeles
Mick Mars solo
Live Wire
Mutherfucker Of The Year
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Same Ol' Situation
Primal Scream
Looks That Kill
Girls, Girls, Girls
Dr. Feelgood
Home Sweet Home

So yeah, the events after Rock on the Range haven’t been too exciting. Thursday, the 20th, I finally ventured into the iPod world and got me a 120 GB iPod classic. I don’t need a iTouch, since I’ll be getting an iPhone eventually, probably if these new rumored ones comes out.

Last Friday, the 21st, Jason, Darryl, & me went up to the theaters and saw “Terminator Salvation”. It was ok, better than T3,but still not great. Tomorrow, we plan on seeing “Night at the Museum 2” and “Up”. I am quite excited about “Up” as Pixar doesn’t do bad movies. And Saturday, me and Jason are going to Indianapolis to see Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction, so I’m pretty stoked about that.

I bought Lego Indiana Jones for the 360 since it was only $19.99. I’ve been thinking about picking up HAWX or Street Fighter 4 since they’re on sale at Target this week. Speaking of games, Rock Band announced a 12 pack of Iron Maiden coming in two weeks, so I’m excited about that cause it has “Hallowed Be Thy Name” as part of it, hell yeah!

Anyway, I think that will do it for this update. Work tomorrow and then the weekend!

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Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a s**t?
So I figured it was due time for an update, having been to two movies and two different concerts since the last update.

Thursday, April 30, Me, Lenny, Jason, & Joe went to a midnight showing of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", and boy did they bone that movie. They really effed up Deadpool, which is a shame, because he was one of the main reasons I really wanted to see the film. Gambit was ok, could have used more screen-time, but there wasn’t much for him at all. Liev Schreiber was a bad ass Sabretooth though, so I will give them that. While "Wolverine" was probably a tad better than X3, it wasn’t anywhere as good as X2 or even the first X-Men movie.

May 1, me and Jason went back up to Louisville to catch the Spineshank show at Bulldog Café. Apparently, this place is used for local bands and the like, which 3 of the opening bands were. The first band, As Light Ends, were a total death-metal growling singer band. I didn’t care too much for em. The second local band, Seventh Story, were more of a punk-alternative band, and were actually quite good. I was impressed with their set, and they closed it out a Throwback-style version of “Baby Got Back” (Sir Mix-A-Lot cover). The third band, The Tri-Tones were not just my cup of tea at all. Me & Jason stepped outside to catch some air cause it was crazy hot in the venue. We went back in for the fourth band, Straight Line Stitch, which turned out to be pretty damn good. They had a female singer who could really growl/scream. After they were done, it seemed over half the people that were there at the beginning of the show had left. I got up close to what was considered the stage, cause after all, I really wanted to see Spineshank. They came on and played for about an hour or so. It was a bit of a shame, cause they didn’t play anything from their first album at all; and there were only maybe 30 people in the crowd by the time they were done. I got a copy of their set and got it signed by Jonny (the singer) and Tom (their drummer). Me & Jason even talked to the drummer for a good 20 minutes or so after the show, and he talked about their sorry ass tour manager after I mentioned they should try getting on Rock on the Range next year. It started pouring rain down pretty good, so we decided to head out and came on home. I stayed up for a bit longer before finally crashing that night.

Seventh Story setlist
Name Brand Way To Die
Only The Dead
Bleeding Through
Falling Stars
The Truth
Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-A-Lot cover)

Straight Line Stitch setlist
What You Can Do To Me
Black Veil

Spineshank setlist
Violent Mood Swings
I Am Damaged
Beginning Of The End
Born Conform Repent
Dead To Me
New Disease
The Height Of Callousness

So yeah, the weekend of the Derby, I didn’t do much of anything. The Saturday night of Derby, Me, Joey, Jason, Matt, Jess, and her boss and boss’ b/f went bowling on Ft. Knox. I did okay, but got progressively worse with each game. After bowling, all of us but Jason went to Jess’ boss’ place and hung out for a few hours before calling it a night. Sunday was just kinda a chill out around the house day and all that cause it had been raining a lot, especially until just a couple days ago anyway.

Tuesday the 5th, Me, Jason, & Andy left for Louisville right about 5:00 or so, mainly cause doors opened at 5:00, and the ticket said “6:00 p.m. show”, so we though the first band would be going on at 6:00…turns out that wasn’t the case. We ended up missing the opening band, Municipal Waste, which wasn’t too big of a thing for me, cause I didn’t care for what I had heard of their stuff; I was just glad to know that God Forbid wasn’t the first band cause I actually wanted to catch them. So as we’re walking up to Expo Five from the parking lot, God Forbid was taking the stage, so we made it just in time to catch their set. They were pretty intense, though I didn’t realize they had an African-American singer. They were solid though, and are playing the Rockstar Mayhem tour this year, so it’ll be cool to see them again. Children of Bodom were next, and were a very big reason for me coming to the show. It sucks because Alexi, their singer/lead guitarist, broke his shoulder a few days prior to the show, so he didn’t move at all and held his guitar straight up during solos and stuff, so he could hammer-on/pull-off without really having to move his shoulder. Either way, I was still stoked just to see Bodom again, as they are one of the few bands I could see over and over again. As I Lay Dying was next, and they were actually pretty good and had the pits going like crazy. I know they have a decent following, but man, it was just a bit much with all the “hardcore dancing” going on. The kids that do that are just begging for a fight, they really are. After they were done, it was finally time for Lamb of God. Their light show was actually pretty damn sweet; and boy are they even crazier heavy live than they are on album. And they sounded really great too. I had gotten out of the crowd/pits by this point, as I just wanted to be able to actually watch LoG since I had never seen them before. Before they played “Laid To Rest”, the singer was like “You may have heard a shitty version of this song in a whack-ass video game…Hello Guitar Heroes!!”, so that was humorous. It was really great as they played just about everything I wanted to see, and I finally witnessed a Wall of Death. Chimaira tried to do one at Ozzfest 2003, but failed big time; Lamb of God didn’t even have to try. From the stage, all the way back to the sound tent pretty much, a huge empty circle was made and when they started playing their last song, "Black Label", people just rushed the pit like mad-men. It was easily the biggest mosh-pit I had ever seen. After Lamb of God, we stopped at Meijer so I could get some beer since it still happened to be May 5 (Cinco de Mayo people!) Got back to the house and drank a couple beers with the bro’s before crashing out myself.

God Forbid setlist
War Of Attrition
Empire Of The Gun
The End Of The World

Children Of Bodom
Silent Night, Bodom Night
Hate Me!
Hellhounds On My Trail
Living Dead Beat
Angels Don’t Kill
In Your Face

As I Lay Dying setlist
Through Struggle
Nothing Left
An Ocean Between Us
Empty Hearts
Within Destruction
Meaning In Tragedy
The Sound Of Truth
94 Hours

Lamb of God setlist
The Passing
In Your Words
Set To Fail
Walk With Me In Hell
Now You’ve Got Something To Die For
Dead Seeds
Blacken The Cursed Sun
Broken Hands
Laid To Rest
Black Label

A few days ago, I went over to my Mom’s and mowed the yard since it happened to be one of the few days the sun was actually shining for a few hours. The grass was still a bit wet, so that was a bitch; but I got it done. That same night, Me, Lenny, Jason, Joe, & Darryl went and seen Star Trek up in Louisville, and I will admit, I was very impressed with that movie, good stuff, and I wasn’t familiar with Star Trek really at all. J.J. Abrams did a hell of a job on that movie.

Friday wasn’t really much of anything, other than hanging out and drinking some here at the house. Last night though, Me, Lenny, Jason, Tyler, & Abby went to the bowling alley on Ft. Knox. We bowled 2 games, both which Jason won with Lenny in 2nd, and then decided to go to Valley Station to get some beer. We came back to the crib and just kinda b.s.’ed for a few hours before Tyler and Abby headed out, followed by Jason shortly after.

Since today was Mothers Day, I called Mom and told her that Dad was planning on cooking Rib-eye steaks for the Moms and all that, so she said she’d come over. Matt and Jess came over as well and we all hung around the house. I ended up mowing the one part of the front yard cause I was crazy bored and wanted something to do; but yeah, nothing too eventful today other than spending time with the familia. Timmy, for some reason, decided to no-show dinner with everyone, but it’s whatever.

So yeah, I’m not 100% sure, closer to say maybe 80% sure, that me and Jason are gonna go to that Music As A Weapon show on Wednesday in Evansville, IN. It’ll be like my 6th or 7th time seeing Disturbed already; but damn I wanna see Killswitch Engage again as well as seeing Lacuna Coil again. I’ve been listening to Chimaira a bit more too, to try and get more recognized with their stuff. Next weekend though is the big one, Rock on the Range 2009! I am really anxious to see Slipknot (again), KoRn (again), All That Remains, Motley Crue, Avenged Sevenfold (again), and quite a few others. I honestly think I like this year’s line-up better over-all than last years. I will probably order my NIN/Jane’s Addiction ticket when I get back from RotR, as I gotta make sure I have enough over the weekend, though I don’t really plan on spending too much.

Anywho, I think that’ll be it for this one, will def. be updating after Rock on the Range, though even if I go to that Music As A Weapon, I probably won’t have another update till after RotR…but who knows.

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I elbowed a stranger in the kidney.
So I’m really, really bad about posting something when I haven’t been to a concert or something. So I’ve gone a month plus without an update, which is totally unusual for me, but let’s face it…not a whole lot has gone on here.

Thursday, the 9th, Me, Lenny, & Derek went to the movies and we saw “I Love You, Man”, which was pretty damn funny.

On the weekend of April 11, we had a BBQ here at the house with quite a few folks for Pops “official welcome home” deal from Afghanistan. Lenny, Jason, Grrrr, Chrystal, Tyler, Abby, Wayne, Matt W., Jess, the two kids, and the familia were all here. It was good times, Lenny & Wayne even ended up staying here, getting drunk and pretty much drunk texting all night down by the bonfire. We may try to have another one sometime in May/early June, so when we can pick an official date, I’m gonna try to let people know quite a bit ahead of time.

I’ve hung out at Grrrr’s a couple times this month too, pretty much just gaming it up and the like. One night, Me & Lenny went over there and played some GH: Metallica and ended up watching “Role Models”, which was ridiculously hilarious.

But as far as concerts go, I believe Me & Jason are going to go to Spineshank this Friday night at Bulldog’s Café in Louisville. Grrrr expressed interest in going, as has Lenny, so I’ll have to see what’s up. Then on May 5, Jason & Me already have our tickets for Lamb Of God, Children of Bodom, & As I Lay Dying. I am uber-stoked to see CoB again, and this will be my first time seeing Lamb Of God. We’re seriously thinking about going to the Music As A Weapon IV show in Evansville, IN as well on May 13 which is Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, Chimaira, Spineshank, Crooked X, and a few more. I know I’m definitely going to the Nine Inch Nails/Jane’s Addiction show as well in Indy at the end of May. Not to mention that I’ve already got tickets for Rock on the Range again this year, which is going to be killer I must say. So May, much like last year, is going to be a concert filled extravaganza.

But any who, just a quick lame update, I’ll be posting a few times in May probably since I have quite a few shows to rundown, starting with this coming Friday, w00t w00t!

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