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First concert?
I'm pretty sure it was 'N Sync.

Last concert?
On Saturday I saw West Dakota; Settlers (Mirror The Ghost); Monster, Monster; and Silent Civilian. I was only there to see Shane's bands, but West Dakota is really good too. Silent Civilian is pretty cheesmo, though.

How many concerts have you been to?
I don't know, like a bijilion.

Best band to see live?
There's a lot of them. Champion was amazing, as was These Arms Are Snakes. Hour of the Wolf is another one I would like to mention. When I saw them in Canada, the singer beat his head with the mic and was bleeding all over. Also, Fear Before because the last time I saw them one of the guys threw up all over the stage and kept playing. There are a ton of bands that are really good live.

Worst band to see live?

Life-changing concert?
Probably the first time I saw Champion. I got WAY into hardcore after that.

Best friend to go to a concert with?
I have fun with pretty much all the people I go with.

Worst friend to go to a concert with?
Andy Werner always ditches me.

Best thing to bring to a concert?
Lots of money.

Worst thing to bring to a concert?
Slutty friends.

Best season to go to concerts?
Fall and spring are tied. Not too hot, not too cold.

Best concert memory?
When some dude who was crowd surfing he fell and his arm bone was poking through his skin. That's not the best, really, it's just the first one that came to mind.

Funnest thing ever done at a concert?
I don't know, singing along at pop punk shows it pretty fun.

Worst thing ever done at a concert?
I got really dehydrated once and when I got outside I puked right in front of Panic At The Disco. They were not stoked.

Longest concert ever attended?
I want to say 10 For 10 or the Halloween show.

Upcoming concerts wishing to attend?
The big ones are: Outbreak, The Warriors/Grave Maker, Alkaline Trio/Cursive, Winds of Plague/The World We Knew/Despised Icon, Deez Nuts/American Me/Endwell, Black Dahlia Murder, New Found Glory/Saves The Day, Four Year Strong/Every Time I Die/Polar Bear Club/Trapped Under Ice, Fintroll, and A Day To Remember/August Burns Red. There's a lot.

Age people should start going to concerts?
I don't know. Kids are annoying.

Age people should stop going to concerts?
Um, never.

Stupidest thing to get at a concert?

Coolest thing to get at a concert?

Most annoying thing at a concert?
Slutty girls, expensive stuff, and people who sing but don't know the words.

Outdoor concerts or indoor concerts?

Clubs or larger venues?

Favorite venue?
Probably El Corazon, Studio Seven, or The Nightlight.

Least favorite venue?
Club Impact.

Name three bands that you would love to see tour together:
I don't care.

One band that you would love to see reunite for a tour:

Do you prefer seats or the pit?

Do you usually buy food/drinks at a concert?

Hardest concert you've had to get tickets for?
Backstreet Boys. Haha.

Best music to see live?
Hardcore, Metal, Hip Hop/Rap.

Nudity at a concert; Yes or No?

Drinking at a concert; Yes or No?
Yes, but a lot of people get really annoying when they're drunk.

Best way to end a concert?
Throwing stuff at and/or on the crowd.


I had to watch it for my film studies class yesterday. I REALLY disliked it. In fact, I hated it more than I hate country music culture and avocados.

I found some pretty great reviews:

The New Yorker: "Babel is an infuriatingly well-made disaster."

Wall Street Journal: "The ultimate poor judgment: the decision to put Babel before the camera. That defies comprehension in any language."

I saved the best for last...

The Village Voice: "it's like Crash rewritten by Yoda"

each man kills the thing he loves

Yesterday, I watched a movie starring the amazing Peter Lorre from 1935 called Mad Love. It could easily become one of my favorite movies if I watch it a couple more times.

Here's the trailer if you're curious:

Anyway, in one of the scenes, Peter Lorre's character said, "each man kills the thing he loves" (it's in the video above) and for some reason it really stuck out for me. I thought about how many possible meanings this line holds and I really haven't stopped thinking about it since. I did some research (okay, I Googled) and found out that it is a line from Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol. I've read the first part of six, and I really liked this section:

I only knew what hunted thought
Quickened his step, and why
He looked upon the garish day
With such a wistful eye;
The man had killed the thing he loved
And so he had to die.

Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.

Some love too little, some too long,
Some sell, and others buy;
Some do the deed with many tears,
And some without a sigh:
For each man kills the thing he loves,
Yet each man does not die.

He does not die a death of shame
On a day of dark disgrace,
Nor have a noose about his neck,
Nor a cloth upon his face,
Nor drop feet foremost through the floor
Into an empty place

I really want that line tattooed somewhere, but I'm not sure where. Oh well, at least I have a lot of time to figure it out.

I hope no one saw how this was before

First of all, the show today was so good. All the bands were super solid (even--no, especially--Despised Icon, despite the fact that one of their guitar players had a broken finger). I'm so stoked that I finally got to see Through The Eyes Of The Dead after listening to them for about 4 years; they were better than I hoped they were going to be. I Declare War did super well (also, I'm biased). It was awesome how all the bands commented on how much they liked IDW. I was a little weirded out by ABACABB's performance, but the music was still amazing.

Edit:I tend to be guilty of overshare when I try to write in this thing late at night.
So anyway, Evan and I are "official" now. Haha.

Netflix again//This past week

I had a little bit more of a life since my last post...

I cancelled my financial aid, got my hair cut, and went shopping with Amanda. We saw the most awesome unicorn-rider costumes at Value Village.

First day of classes. I was at school from 1130 to 6 and then went home and did some homework. Then I went to the park with Vino and one of his friends.

Only one class, then homework, then work. After work I met Jeff and some people at The Beaver. Pat and Chris and some other people were there, too, so that was cool.

Only one class again, drove down south right after, took back a shirt at the mall, and went to my parents' house. Later that night we picked Kaitlin up from the airport. She had been in Italy for a month.

I went to Desert Fire with the family. Gibran, one of my old co-workers at the restaurant, gave us free churros with ice cream. After dinner I went to KTUB (I hadn't been there for at least 4 years) to see Hands of Gabriel, Monster Monster, and Settlers (formerly Mirror the Ghost).

...but I still had time to watch some more movies:

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