08.29.08 → my [3rd set of] boys, cavashawn, played their first headlining show at metro last friday. hotel ahead, coventry, & danger is my middle name, all great locals, opened for them. i was very proud. they did a great job. i bought the boys arrested development season 3 on dvd for their tour. they were very grateful. :] they're on the east coast now. so far away. :[ but they'll be back in 23 days, playing a show at depaul with ha ha tonka. i'm excited. jamie, hilary, julie, teegan, cathy, & i went to taco bell, and hilary and julie being the creepy sixteen year old girls that they are "made friends" with two drunk twenty something year old dudes. very funny, but very creepy.
i was standing outside with jamie and hilary before the show, and i see dan wade walk in with someone who looked very familiar. it was andrew mcmahon. :O i freaked out so badly. i got in there, hunted all the guys down, saying, "i know he's here. bring me to him now," and just got a bunch of, "i don't know who you're talking about." later, i see out of the corner of my perif, andrew walking down the stairs, with mike walking right behind him. obviously, i spazz, and beggggg mike, who just laughs and walks away. about 10 minutes later, he walks out with andrew and points to me. andrew comes over and was like, "hey sam, mike said you wanted to see me?" oh. my. damn. i got to talk to him for a while, which was really nice. he's such a super guy, and he has a really great memory. we were talking about my first (and only) something corporate show, and he was like, "that was in 2003, right? like in september, maybe?" to which i replied, "holy shit. september 23rd, 2003 (i remember because it was the day after my brother's birthday)."
he came out and played keyboard for treaty during "i'll come back" and it was great. kyle dee (from the frantic) almost cried. awww.
09.01.08 → happy labor day. the fam came over. but i was very very tired, so i fell asleep around six and didn't wake up until everyone left. i swear, that wasn't intentional.
09.02.08 → first day of college :O i'm commuting, which blows, first off. i end up being a wee bit late for my writing class, because 1) the buses were off, 2) the elevators were slow, and 3) i couldn't find the room. but i have one of those "hip, young" teachers, who was fine with it. we just got to know each other and stuff, nothing major. that was from 3:30-4:50. then i walked around the city and went to the harold washington library to check facebook, myspace, all that good jazz. next class was "art history i: stone age to gothic," a.k.a. "tuesday night snooze fest." not the best class to be taking from 6:30-9:20 at night.
09.03.08 → second day of college. i didn't have class until 6, but i went down there early, with mom's credit card in hand, to pick up some supplies for my drawing class that night. then i went and got my upass. gotta love unlimited bus and train rides for a year. -thumbs up- i saw devon whilst walking down the street, which was cool. i hadn't seen him in a while. anyway, drawing is an almost four hour long class. the teacher did a lot more talking than we did drawing, which was alright because i, personally, am not a fan of drawing. halfway through, we got a 20 minute break, which meant subway time for lindsay and i. mmm. we actually got out early, which was awesome, but besides the day before thanksgiving, that was the only time.
today, i have writing, again, and u.s. history, with the same time frame as tuesday. i like u.s. history. let's hope being in class for 3 hours doesn't change my views on it.
ugh, and it's raining. please let it stop before i have to get on my bus/train and walk 5 blocks to class.
let's see... - ribfest was the shit. i made a weekend out of it and went on saturday and sunday. treaty on saturday was amazing. chelsey came down from wisconsin and it was just one big party. got to see the new bassist, nick fonzi, in action. he did very well. i approve of him. sunday was tonka time. i love those guys. they're always a party. - went to see urbanites on monday with alex, briana, and bill. met up with teegan, amanda, and cori. then we went to potbellies. it was a good time. especially this part:
- friday and saturday = mobfest. anyone living in chicago should come down to metro on both days. or road trip. :]
friday: the frantic, shock stars, last fast action, white hot knife, and made in hollywood. 18+ show; free before 8 p.m. ( Collapse ), $9 after that time; and everyone gets a free copy of the frantic's cd, audio and murder.
saturday: inept, american taxi, danger is my middle name, 2*sweet, and tonight the prom all ages; $9
Ace Enders & A Million Different People's CD is up for download. PLEASE listen to it. it's utterly fantastic. it's really rare for me to listen to a cd where i like every single song on it just by listening to it once. this is one of those cds. and it's free. so why not?
Gordon Lightfoot Sang a song About a boat That sank in the lake At the break Of the morning A Cat named Stevens Found a faith He could believe in And Joan Baez I never listened To too much jazz But hippie songs Could be heard In our pad Eddie Rabbitt sang About how much He loved a rainy night ABBA, Devo, Benatar Were there day John Lennon died Mr. Springsteen said He had a hungry heart Grover Washington Was happy on the day He topped the charts These are the songs
Chorus: These are my heart songs They never feel wrong And when I wake For goodness sake These are the songs I keep singin'
Quiet Riot got me started With the bangin' on my head Iron Maiden, Judas Priest And Slayer Taught me how to shred I gotta admit though Sometimes I would listen To the radio Debbie Gibson Tell me that you think We're all alone Michael Jackson's In the mirror I've gotta have faith If I wanna see clear Never gonna give you up Wish me love Or wishing well It takes two to make A thing go right If the Fresh Prince Starts a fight Don't you worry For too long 'Cause you know These are the songs
Back in 1991 I wasn't havin' any fun 'Till my roommate said "Come on and put a brand new record on" Had a baby on it He was naked on it Then I heard the chords That broke the chains I had upon me Got together with my bros In some rehearsal studios Then we played Our first rock show And watched the fan base Start to grow Signed the deal that gave The dough to make A record of our own The song come On the radio Now people go This is the song
These are my heart songs They never feel wrong And when I wake For goodness sake These are the songs I keep singing