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Fri, Nov. 27th, 2009, 09:30 am
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Is everyone ready for Christmas!? Who's listening to 101.9?

Thu, Oct. 1st, 2009, 08:55 am
Fall is Upon Us!

Joy to the World, i love Fall! Anyone else with me on this?

Tue, Dec. 30th, 2008, 11:27 am
Please Adopt an Animal!

Alrighty, so i'm not usually donating a bunch of money to many different causes, but i believe this is something we all should do, if we have the opportunity. Even if all you can do is donate $5.00 to the World Wildlife Fund, please do so.

www.worldwildlife.org and either donate to the fund or adopt a specific animal or animals.

I'm not sure if it's tax deductible or not, but who cares? You can help save a species, and that is well worth your time and money.

Thank you,

V-Dubs.

Mon, Mar. 17th, 2008, 02:42 pm
i'm tired.

just....tired. exhausted, really.

Thu, Feb. 21st, 2008, 01:25 pm
Today's Virtue

Be Patient. It's difficult sometimes, but good things come to those who wait.

Thu, Feb. 14th, 2008, 09:08 am
St. Valentine's Day

Today marks only the second Valentine's Day that i am not single. It feels good to be celebrating with someone i truly love. I'm excited for the lovely evening ahead at the BMA and the restaurant. I wish you all a fantastic evening, enjoy your night!

Tue, Feb. 5th, 2008, 09:42 am
Grammy Post

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but i’ve been gearing up for my big Grammy blog. The grammy nominations have recently been announced, and it’s time for me to take responsibility and tell the academy just where they screwed up. I’m going to give you the nominees, who will probably win, who should win (choosing soley from the nominees), and who should win that probably wasn’t even considered from most of the major and important categories. I’m going to avoid categories I have no business being in, like all of the R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Rap, and most of the awards that don’t get televised.

First of all, this year’s nominations, along with most other years, show that once again, people that vote for this stuff are about as connected to the current music scene as Britney is connected to reality these days. There are some nominations that don’t make sense, people in categories in which they do not belong, and generally a sense that there are far too many old people on the damn comittee.

Best Short Form Music Video:
God’s Gonna Cut You Down-Johnny Cash
1234-Feist
Gone Daddy Gone-Gnarls Barkley
D.A.N.C.E.-Justice
Typical-Mute Math

Who will win: Feist. It’s a good video, but kind of dated. It’s very “Hey look, I’m doing a giant musical dance number.” And it just doesn’t quite fit the more intimate nature of the song. But Grammy voters seem to love classics, so i’m sure this one will win.

Who should win: Justice “D.A.N.C.E.”. The video has a great concept, done simply, and executed flawlessly. You can watch it over and over, and still be impressed. Gnarls Barkley both had a strong video as well.

Who got overlooked: It was kind of a poor year for videos. What with the music business going down the tubes, they’re far less likely to green light expensive video shoots. So less videos being financed means less chances of good ones being made. Not like videos get played on MTV or VH1 anymore anyway, so it’s not like we’re likely to notice.

WTF?: Johnny Cash made a music video this year? Shennanigans! I hear Johnny Cash is gonna be the new Hendrix and 2-Pac. He’ll be releasing new material they “found” for the next decade or more.

Best Alternative Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.):
Alright, Still…-Lily Allen
Neon Bible-Arcade Fire
Volta-Bjork
Wincing The Night Away-The Shins
Icky Thump-The White Stripes

Who will win:
Arcade Fire or The Shins, mostly because they were the critics darlings this past year.

Who should win:
The White Stripes, hands down. No one else owned “Alternative” like Jack White.

What?: Lilly Allen is alternative? I was under the asumption that she was a brit-pop import. Reality:1, Grammy’s:0.

Best Rock Album (Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.):
Daughtry-Daughtry
Revival-John Fogerty
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace-Foo Fighters
Magic-Bruce Springsteen
Sky Blue Sky-Wilco

Who will win: I’ve got my money on one of the two old men. (That would be Fogerty and Springsteen for those of you not keeping score).

Who should win: Daughtry or Foo Fighters.

Who got overlooked: There were solid albums put out by Saliva (who are fantastic live, mind you) Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, The Fratellis, The Bravery, My Chemical Romance, and the Artic Monkeys but there’s no mention of any of those albums.

WTF?: Everyone in this category except the Foo Fighters! Springsteen and Fogherty might have written what could be considered “rock” albums if we use the 1960’s definition of “rock”. Today, however, they are more folk rock then really anything nowadays. That’s not to say their albums weren’t good, just not rock. Reality:5, Grammy’s:0.

Best Rock Song:
Come On-Lucinda Williams
Icky Thump-The White Stripes
It’s Not Over-Daughtry
The Pretender-FooFighters
Radio Nowhere-Bruce Springsteen

Who will win: The Foos had a better chance here then last category, but i’m still gonna go with Bruce in this category.

Who should win: Foo Fighters.

Excuse Me?: Lucinda Williams? Best Rock Song? Epic Failure. Reality:6, Grammy’s: -1.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals :
It’s Not Over-Daughtry
Working Class Hero-Green Day
If Everyone Cared-Nickelback
Instant Karma-U2
Icky Thump-The White Stripes

Who will win: Probably U2, because they’re U2.

Who Should win: U2 or Daughtry.

What. Nickleback? Please. Anyone that’s listened to them over the past two years knows that they are no longer a “Rock” band. Most of their songs sound the same. I’m gonna stop counting score now, because it’s getting pathetic.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
Timebomb-Beck
Only Mama Knows-Paul McCartney
Our Country-John Mellencamp
Radio Nowhere-Bruce Springsteen
Come On-Lucinda Williams

Who will win: McCartney.

Who should win: I don't really know, haha.

Who got overlooked: Nobody. Rock isn’t really a solo sport.

WTF?: Immediate disqualification of John Mellencamp. First, that song was DEFINITELY a folk song, and second, it was used in a Chevy Truck campaign. For shame Mellencamp, for shame.

Best New Artist:
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

Who will win: Taylor Swift or Ledisi.

Who should win: Amy Winehouse. For as much of a tabloid whore she’s become in the past year or so, her sound was unique and cool. i wouldn't be upset if Taylor Swift won either. Also, where is Colbie Caillat in this category?

What?: Who the hell is Feist?

Song Of The Year:
Before He Cheats-Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Hey There Delilah-Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s)
Like A Star-Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Rehab-Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
Umbrella-Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart,songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Who will win: Either “Before He Cheats” or “Hey There Delilah”.

Who should win: "Before He Cheats"

Who got overlooked: “Angelina” by The Bravery. It’s one of the cleanest, well written songs I’ve heard in a long time. From start to finish it’s amazing.

WTF?: Umbrella? Someone “wrote” that crap? What? I mean it's catchy, i like it, but it took FOUR PEOPLE to write that crap? That is disturbing.

Album Of The Year:
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace-Foo Fighters
These Days-Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters-Herbie Hancock
Graduation-Kanye West
Back To Black-Amy Winehouse

Who will win: Either Amy Winehouse or Kanye. Winehouse becuase she actually had the chops, and the producers to pull off such a good album, or Kanye because of all the hype both surrounding his record or the unfortunate death of his mother.

Who should win: Winehouse or Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl did something I don’t think anyone in any band has ever done before: make a greatest hits album of their band’s career with completely new songs. That takes balls.

Who got overlooked: Again, The Hives, and The Fratellis. Both albums were virtually flawless, but no one seems to care.

WTF?: Vince Gill and Herbie Hancock? Talk about out of left field.

And Last, but not least…
Record Of The Year :
Irreplaceable-Beyoncé
The Pretender-Foo Fighters
Umbrella-Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
What Goes Around…Comes Around-Justin Timberlake
Rehab-Amy Winehouse

Who will win: Either Beyonce or Justin Timberlake.

Who should win: I don't think any of these songs should have been selected to begin with, some are good but in my opinion they are not "Best Song" material. Foo Fighters might be an exception here though.

What?: Umbrella? Really? I mean, it's catchy, but Seriously? Rehab? Excuse me but what the fuck. It's basically one line over and over again. Don't get me wrong, the production was good, but come on.

So there you have it folks. It was long, it was painful, but not nearly as painful as the actual telecast promises to be. Tune in and see just how bad my predicitions were!

Sat, Feb. 2nd, 2008, 10:22 am
I now reside in White Marsh :)

Holler!!!!!!!!!!!! The furniture is beautiful :) Hopefully nobody will mess up any of it, lol.

Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008, 11:41 am
MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm moving on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2008, 11:20 am
Last Night

I honestly thought I had lost my Amanda...

I made a very big mistake and did something i rarely ever do in general, and have never done to her before--I lied. I lied to cover up a mistake that i had already vowed to myself, promised myself, that I would never make again before i had even spoken to her.

I am proud to say I am a woman of my word. If I say I'm going to do something, I do it; I do not make promises I can't keep. Everything I have ever promised her is something that I have not broken or gone against.

I am not proud, however, that I made a mistake. Bottom Line number one is that i will never lie or hide anything from Amanda ever again, no matter how small or large the issue or even is. Something innocent turned into this huge thing, which i completely understand. Another bottom line for me is this: Never again will i let someone, anyone, continually speak badly about our relationship to me.* All that does is wear me down and puts unnecessary doubts in my head. This is unfair to me, to Amanda, and to our relationship. Then i get so mixed up that i react by doing something rash that i would not have done otherwise, and that gets taken completely out of context. And honestly, that is not something i am going to do in the future.

I lied to keep her in my life because she texted me, in ALL CAPS mind you, that she was, "done with" me. I thought it was over, I truly believed that. And I did not think something like this was worth breaking us up, was worth losing her and/or Everything we have together, because we are great together; we are great for each other.

Another Bottom Line is that we must learn to trust each other And each other's judgement as to what is a deal-breaker and what isn't. It all comes down to communication and trust, things that will improve with time, things that are already improving bit by bit, minus this setback, and i am truly sorry about that. Basically--She lied and hid a snowball of things because of my reaction to her bringing Chincoteague to my attention first (when i suspected nothing), because she didn't think that was enough to break us up. I lied and hid things yesterday because of her reaction via text message and phone conversation, i believed she was going to break up with me.

She said, and I Absolutely Agree, that this can not happen again, we can not lie or hide things from each other anymore, at all, ever. And i said we ultimately need to trust each other and each other's judgement as to what is a deal breaker and what isn't, among other things. And if we are not sure of what a deal breaker is for our loved one, then we should ask them. I honestly have a small fear of her lying or hiding something from me now, or cheating on me, etc, because i lied to her, but the fear will decrease with time. She is also probably dealing with those same feelings now, and i feel extremely horrible about that. That was never my intention, to make her worry or even think about those things, because i would never cheat on her. Also, i will never lie to her or hide things from her ever again.

I told her on our first date why i cheated when i was 19 years old. In case you all were wondering, here's why: i had felt the same feeling when i kissed the people i had kissed (at that point only 2 i think), and i thought to myself, "how am i supposed to know if i truly love someone or if have feelings for them (i've heard you can tell by how the kiss feels, etc) if the kisses feel the same?" so i kissed someone else after about 50 days total of being without my boyfriend at the time. (he was in the army). He never would have found out, but i sent him a letter explaining everything to him, what i did and why i did it. I would not have been able to look him in the eye, my conscience would have killed me had i kept it from him, and it still was killing me from the actual cheating. I was depressed for about six months thereafter; I was extremely disappointed in myself. I vowed and promised myself at that time to never cheat on anyone for any reason. I have kept that vow and promise and I will continue to keep it until the day i die.

I think also that we need to think about the effects a break up would have on each of us, everything we will lose, before we even mention it, and i have said that before. I have heard that once a married couple mentions the word, "divorce" it causes a huge problem because it puts that word in the back of their minds and gives them an easy solution to a problem that they may be making more difficult than necessary. I wish we could eliminate the term or words "break-up" from our respective vocabularies. --- I wish that when something happens, that we could, in a timely manner, put together a basic assessment of the Larger Picture of our relationship (i.e. are we happy otherwise; what do we love about the person we're dating, what other issues do we have; HOW do we fight--do we cut each other off with rude remarks, do we cuss, do we scream, do we yell, are we disrespectful-- i think that is very important, and the answer is that we always try to get our point across respectfully. Sometimes i cut her off without meaning to, but i need a gentle reminder and i continue to listen to her until it is my turn to speak, but otherwise the way we "argue" is healthy--there is no name-calling, cussing, yelling, screaming, insulting, etc. every relationship needs a little argument every now and then, or so i've been told.)


*If every time or almost every time i hang out with someone they try to convince me (very passionately) to break up with the person i'm with, that is unhealthy and i will make it clear to that person that they need to not meddle, that they need to keep their opinions to themselves and let the two people involved in the relationship decide whether or not they want to stay together. That doesn't mean i won't seek advice on occasion when i truly need it from people i trust. Oddly enough, S**n is the only person recommending to me to break up with Amanda, everyone else, my mom included, believes we have something special and to stay with it until it is absolutely clear that the relationship has no chance whatsoever. Sometimes we just get in our own way by making things more complicated than they need to be, not just in relationships, but in life in general. Then again, taking the easy way out is not beneficial either. I believe that everything worth having takes an effort from everyone involved. I believe this is worth having.

I just want to be with her. I love her so very much. Yes, I'm aware it sounds cheesy, but that is the way i feel. i feel like i'm not finished writing, but i will stop for now anyway. I may add more later...

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