Concerts and Catchup

Monday, 20 May 2002

5.20.02 INT. SIEGFRIED HALL RM 450 9:44pm NIGHT

i’ve got a lot to talk about.

home was good, i stayed just long enough but didn’t see a whole lot of mom which i know she doesn’t like. bo and ker­ris place in chicago was pretty nice as well, the q101 jam­boree wasn’t very fun. the bands i saw were ZWAN, Tenacious D, The Strokes, Hoobastank, Thursday, and Our Lady Peace. There were oth­ers there as well but i didn’t go to the sec­ond stage to see them be­cause they aren’t any good. The only bands i ac­tu­ally en­joyed were ZWAN and The Strokes. Billy’s New Band has a nice new sound, and lis­ten­ing to the Strokes live con­vinced me that they have avoided the sim­u­lacrum the record­ing an al­bum so of­ten cre­ates, i’m go­ing to buy their mu­sic once i have the chance. i want to go back to chicago some­time and see some bands and go to some of the stores near bo and ker­ris apart­ment. i’m def­i­nitely go­ing to visit phil and kyle down at Purdue this sum­mer as well. i have more fun hang­ing out with those guys than with any­one else. kyle pointed out that this week­end the five of us (bo, kerri, phil, kyle, and my­self) are all artists of some type and get along well be­cause of it. com­ing back to ND was strange since i am liv­ing in a dif­fer­ent dorm in a room to my­self. the weather is the same and has been for all too long, over­cast and around 40 (with oc­ca­sional bouts of rain to liven things up). i have as­signed bo and phil to send me one new mu­si­cal in­flu­ence every week. i hope they fol­low through with it (HINT HINT).

i don’t know if i am made to live in the city or live in the coun­try. there are so many in­ter­est­ing things to see in the city that spark my cu­ri­ousity, but at the same time the pas­toral sim­plic­ity of the coun­try suits my tem­pera­ment more i be­lieve. i still haven’t seen Star Wars but hope­fully that will be reme­died on wednes­day. i’m go­ing to have to re­design this damn site again, or at least get a new back­ground and fig­ure out what the hell is wrong with the frames since i saw how crappy it looks on an ibook. that is all for now. i have to be at work at 9 to­mor­rer.