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Journal: This thing still on? 4

Journal by red5

I'm writing this from Rose Barracks in Vilseck Germany. I'm Stationed here as a Scout in US Army. I'm also married with kid on the way. Those two sentences do a poor job of summarizing the last few years of my life if anybody is still active in this Journal clique I'll let you know the rest.

Miss you guys
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Journal: Transformers is the best movie evar!!!!111oneoneoneeleven 5

Journal by red5
Seriously what does Citizen Kane have on Transformers. In transformers there are cars, that turn into robots and then blow shit up. Basically the three pillars of awesome. Nothing blows up in Citizen Kane, there are no robots and I don't remember if they had a car in it or not. If they had one it sure as hell didn't turn into a robot and blow shit up I guarantee that.

After I watched this Jem of pure celuloid genuis I had to go have a drink at the bar to settel myself down. It's that good! My friend and I we're talking about it at the bar when this hot blond chick at the bar said she almost went to see it lastnight. I asked her if she was a scientist. she looked at me oddly and said "no why?" I replied "You see that's why transformers is way better than real life because in the movie the hot blond chick was a scientist."

And Dayton before you ask "Yes" I got her number.

So in closing Transformers: 3 Citizen Kane: 0 I think we can give the title of "Best movie ever made" over to it's rightful owner.
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Journal: Fucken hell 2

Journal by red5
So here's the job: "They built two illegal singles into this apartment building on La Mirada. Now they need to have the drywall cut away so the electrical can be inspected." And why didn't we didn't just hang up on them? They're never gonna want to pay us the money we'll ask for this, it's a shit job in a shit neighbourhood and were over booked as it is.

The building manager can see I really don't want to deal with this shit so he tells me "don't worry it builds character."

Seriously if I hear another person tell me "this builds character" I hope for their sake were on the ground floor because I'm throwing them out the nearest window. You don't know me, I have more "character" than I know what to do with.

The kicker was the guy had a tape on his table titled "The real secret to making money" The guy is in his fourties living in a unit 1/2 the size of mine with no kitchen (just a hot-plate), in a shitty neighbourhood. If anybody needs to know how to make more money it's this guy. Good luck on that fella.
Wine

Journal: I feel like those airmoble troops in Apocalypse Now

Journal by red5
I've been planning to go on a tear through Korea Town for a while now. I posted up a myspace bulliten asking my friends for suggestions and inviting them to come along.

Too bad they all suck. I'm going in head first, wish me luck.
Music

Journal: Ticketmaster Loves me 9

Journal by red5
The last while I've been buying up tickets like they're crack-rock or something. I'm going to four shows this week alone.

My itinerary is such:
  • Emily Haines at the Viper Room 9/21
  • George Thourgood at the Greek Theater 9/22
  • Inland Invasion 9/23
  • Massive Attack at the Hollywood Bowl 9/24
  • Wolfmother at the Palladium 9/28
  • Art Brut at the Henrey Fonda 9/30
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Palladium 10/02
  • Rancid at the Henrey Fonda 10/19
  • Be Your Own Pet at the Echo 10/20
  • She Wants Revenge at the Greek Theater 10/22

What are you guys up to?

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Journal: Hey,

Journal by red5
How goes dudes?

Coachella was really fucking cool, Tool fans are total fucking douche bags but they weren't much worse than the NIN fans of yesteryear. I made a mix-cd of all the bands I saw. A few friends of mine really liked it. So I figured I'd share

"Girls In the Back" - White Rose Movement
"Cosmopolitan" - Nine Black Alps
"White Unicorn" - Wolfmother
"Walking With a Ghost (Morgan Page Bootleg Remix)" - Tegan & Sara
"Untitled 4" - Sigur Rós
"Michael" - Franz Ferdinand
"Never let me down again" - Depeche mode
"I Don't Wanna Fall In Love" - She Wants Revenge
"Forever Lost" - The Magic Numbers
"Dead Disco" - Metric
"Helicopter" - Bloc Party
"My Coco" - stellastarr
"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley*
"Cheated Hearts" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Munich" - Editors
"Teardrop" - Massive Attack
"Good Weekend" - Art Brut


*Yeah I know, played out as fuck but it was still cool back when I made the mix.
Music

Journal: Coachella 4

Journal by red5
I just booked my hotel and bought my tickets I'm going to Coachella again this year. This time I'm going solo. Which will be way better for me. Nobody constantly whining about the heat.


In no perticular order the bands I'm looking forward to:
Depeche Mode
Daft Punk
Franz Ferdinand
Sigur Ros
TV On The Radio[1]
Ladytron
She wants Revenge
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Massive Attack[2]
Bloc Party
Art Brut
Stellastar*


Bands I could do without:
Clap your hands say yeah[3]
HARD-Fi[4]
the Walkmen[5]
Eagles of death metal[6]
the Like[7]


Oh for the love of god why:
TOOL(what The fuck)
Madonna (seriously WTF!?!?!)

[1]heard they were good
[2]yeah they suck now but if the me from 99 were to find out I missed a chance to see them live he'd kill me
[3]fucking hipster shite
[4]Anyband with 'HARD' in the name has to suck
[5]Never really did it for me
[6]Missed at sunset junction I think I'll miss them again.
[7]I remember when they were playing free shows at spaceland. Why the hell they made it this far is beyond me. Okay they dont totally suck.


Feel free to call me a poser or whatever.
Television

Journal: iTunes tv

Journal by red5
Looks like a good idea. If they could get a few more shows on there they might have a winner. If they can get a deal with fox (so far the only major network to hold out) before 24 airs they stand to make some money. Now if I could get that in HD...*


List of Shows I want on iTunes:
24 (fox)
The Shield (fx)
The Wire (hbo)

*I understand that their vipods can't do HD but who the hell is watching on that tiny ass screen. They could always encode two video tracks into the same file making it HD where available (I'm pretty sure that's possible). Could the internet kill HDTV just like it killed DVD audio?
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Journal: Improvised, Explosive, & Divisive

Journal by red5
As I've said earlier, I read Harper's (not "Harper's Bazaar" you twit). The writers often times like to close their articles with an anecdotal story that sums up their original point. Which in this case is that the endgame strategy in Iraq isn't being given enough thought because the Administration, The Military, and the American people just don't care enough about Iraq.

"Take hold of the grommets" he tells me when he unhooks the U.S. flag from it's ropes. As I hold the grommets the commander carefully folds the flag, leaving the star side up, and by the end he has managed a tight triangle of bright, perfectly bundled cloth. The Iraqi flag is next, I stand there waiting to be handed my end, but after he unclasps the Iraqi flag he bunches it up and throws it onto a nearby by chair. I look at this sad, rumpled bit of cloth and then at him. He catches himself and does not quite smile as he looks at his boots. "We don't usually fold that one."

I'd link to the full article but this issue is not on their website just yet.
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Journal: F.Y.V.M.P.J. 8

Journal by red5
Fuck You Very Much Peter Jackson.

Seriously, why the fuck did King Kong need to be over three hours? Other than "because Peter Jackson is a tool" I'm at a loss for words. At, or around the scene where a character gets eaten alive by giant maggots (a fate he could have easily avoided by simply walking away from them), I could no longer suspend disbelief and chose to laugh at the stupidity of the film.

I hope they never let him direct anything longer than 90 minutes again. In closing don't see King Kong It's a dreadful waste of three hours.
Music

Journal: Clearchanel 103.1 2

Journal by red5
There's this radio station in LA Called "Indie 103.1". They currently rein supreme as the station that sucks just a little less than all the others. Boy do they let it go to their heads though. The DJs are constantly going on about how "cool and indie" they are. Today on the drive home the Dj goes on about world premiering "The White Stripes - Walking with a ghost". Except it's not really a White Stripes song, nor is it new. "Tegan and Sara" came out with it last year. In the middle of the song the DJ pauses the music to boast about how Indie gets all the cool music first.

They must have high workman's comp premiums over there. Pat yourself on the back like that all the time and your bound to get hurt sooner or later. The kicker is that they're owned by Clearchannel.
Businesses

Journal: NYC! 5

Journal by red5
I just booked a flight to NYC and another back for like 89 dollars each way.
Going on 30 Nov comming back on 03 Dec.

Now I have a month to figure out hotel and what to do while I'm there. Schweet!
Biotech

Journal: LOL

Journal by red5
Got this months Harper's in the mail today, flipped to "Harper's Index" and saw this little jem.

Chances that a user of Pfizer's new Parkinson's disease drug will become a pathological gambler as a result: 3 in 200.

Yes I read Harper's. Hey it's not like I drive a vespa or anything.
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Journal: SLAM!... SLAM! 3

Journal by red5
Today my brother and I were car-pooling to work on Willsher Blvd. There was a sudden stop in traffic. When SLAM we get hit from behind, and then thirty seconds later we get hit again pushing us into the car right in front of us.

We start the info swap turns out the car we got pushed into just has scratches and it's a rental so he doesn't care.
The car behind us is fucked. It's a Saturn and got wedged between my brothers car and a Jeep SUV.

In spite of all the that we were able to get to work and lay ~60 feet of 1" PVC. I got to use one of those heater blankets it was "hot".

How was your day?

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