Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dear Blogger...

I am sorry I've been neglecting you like Jesse Feister neglects to check the time.
I will be updating you again shortly with a Summerfest blog.
Love, Sam Ash.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

holy upcoming shows.

Bold = definite
Normal = maybe
Italicized = possibly not

March 21st - Coventry, We Drive Yeah!, Middleweight, & Fire and Forget @ Elk Grove Community Center
Marh 28th - The Frantic, Danger Is My Middle Name, State and Madison, Cavashawn, & Jynx'd @ Mojoe's

April 2nd - Dashboard Confessional & Treaty of Paris @ Illinois Wesleyan
April 4th - Craig Owens, The Color Fred, & Versaemerge @ Mojoe's
April 5th - We the Living @ Beat Kitchen
April 7th - The Cute Lepers, The Frantic, & M.O.T.O @ Beat Kitchen
April 11th - AP Tour 2009: 3Oh!3, The Maine [gag.], Family Force 5, Hit the Lights, A Rocket to the Moon @ House of Blues
April 15th - The All-American Rejects, Ace Enders and a Million Different People, & Shiny Toy Guns @ Aragon


Thursday, March 5, 2009


no clue as to why i made it.
we'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

word of the day #1

"The Devil in the White City" has a lot of words I've never seen before, so I've found myself reading it with a pocket dictionary by my side.  
I try to use to techniques that I learned in my Etymology (the study of words; ENTOMOLOGY is the study of bugs, FYI) class junior year before I grab the dictionary.
So I decided to help you guys broaden your vocabulary as well by posting a new word every day. :]

Somnambulism (n.) - an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

knowledge is power.

So Ben suggested that I read this book, and after...5 months, I decided to pick up a copy. I thoroughly enjoy it so far. U.S. history is one of my favorite subjects, so I definitely get that, plus Chicago history in here, AND we get some serial killer action. Holler.

(Dr. H.H. Holmes, the man who did the murdering)

They made a "shockumentary" from his life a couple years back. We'll see what Netflix has to say about it, but only after I finish reading.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

[FLICKR] the graduate/the collapsed

the rest is here →

p.s. beat kitchen's lighting must die a slow painful death.

top 3 favorite albums of 2009.

#1. "Homesick" - A Day To Remember

#2. "Incredibad" - The Lonely Island

#3. "Depths of the Earth" - We The Living

Get them. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 9, 2009

live fast, die young.

"I don't know if you guys know this, but you're missing the fucking Grammy Awards tonight. Well, that's cool. At least nobody's into popular music these days."
- Tim Rogner; the Collapsed

And to that I say, hell yeah.

So last night, I went to my favorite place in the world: Beat Kitchen. This venue has never done me wrong, besides being at full capacity for the White Tie Affair/Powerspace/Silent Sirens show. Grr. The guys who check bags are always there for a good laugh ("Holy crap, you've got two big ass cameras. Your shoulder must be killing you"). I stood by the stage, waiting for the show to start. Everyone else was either in the back or sitting against the walls. It's a rock show people. Get the hell up. Diana and her friend (whose name I can't remember) came by right before the Collapsed took the stage.

The thing about the Collapsed is...they're fucking awesome. The lead singer is Tim Rogner from Allister, which is one of my favorite bands; along with Lucky Boys Confusion and the Dog & Everything, they got me into local music. The sound is similar; the Collapsed has got a lot of the same pop punk sound as Allister did, so that definitely brought me back. I saw these guys play at Mojoe's a couple weeks back, and I thought they were pretty good then, but standing 100 feet away from the stage and standing by the stage are two different experiences, so I thoroughly enjoyed myself. They may not have the best stage presence at the moment, but they've got some pretty good songs. I can't wait til they record more and get an EP out or something.

Oh, Swizzle Tree. After seeing them live for the first time, I knew there was I reason I hated listening to them. Some of the songs kind of sounded like Lucky Boys...but no. I'm sorry, but I spent the first 10 minutes laughing to myself. The only people who really seemed into the set were family/friends and the two total bro-tastic fans who were trying to start a mosh pit. I was going to burst into tears in the middle of their set. There was like a family of Swizzle Tree fans there, with a little boy and girl. This drunk old guy, who I'm assuming was her dad/uncle, picked up the little girl to put her on his shoulders and he fell backwards. She started crying a little. It was so sad.

It definitely seemed to get more crowded for The Graduate, but there were actually not that many people there. This girl came in yelling "PHIL KOSCH BOUGHT ME A BEER." I had a good laugh. The Graduate put on such a great show. The last time I REALLY saw them was June 07 (I caught some of their set at Warped 07 and like a song at the show they played with Secondhand Serenade in August 08). Oh, man. It was just great. I had forgotten how much I loved them. They're working on a new album so shows are gonna be defunct for a while. I hope its worth it.

After the show, I talked to Tim. I was trying really hard not to go fan girl on him. My 13 year old self was dying inside. They had one type of merch: a shirt, and I'm pretty sure I was the only one to buy it. It's comfy. The Graduate were selling shirts for only $5, so it would've been stupid not to buy one. I got myself a nice v-neck. It's also comfy.

Of course my good friends Nickolas and Mark were there afterwards, doing what they do best. Talked to them for a bit. Met some interesting new people, who were also Jack's/Treaty fans. Holler. I then managed to drive to Taco Bell without getting lost. Woooooo. What a great night.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

just letting you know.

creepy? sure.
but you know it's true.

Friday, January 23, 2009

i haven't updated in a while.

I just wanted to say that the Office is fucking hilarious and everyone debating on whether Hilary Swank is hot or not made my life.

Friday, January 16, 2009

to do list - 01.16.08

1. drop the sibz off at school.
2. drop the mom off at work.
3. drop the dad's shirts off at dry cleaners.
4. get cupcake mix.
4a. forget cupcake liners and make a stop at target
4b. get cupcake liners.
4c. see pineapple express and decide to buy it.
5. drive 500 ft. to costco and see that it's not open yet.
5a. get a tweet from @cavashawn and find out that they're in the red eye, chicago tribune, & suntimes.
5b. drive around neighborhood looking for a red with todays issue in it
5c. fail.
5d. drive to jeff park train station and get red eye.
5e. find suntimes, but don't have any change.
5f. walk over to 7-11 and get suntimes.
5g. laugh at articles.
6. go to costco.
6a. spend 20 minutes looking for the bananas.
6b. fake a british accent and ask where the "bah-nah-nahs" are (i'm not shitting you; i really did that).
6c. spend an hour and a half pushing around a heavy ass cart.
7. drive home.
7a. see that someone's car is stuck in the middle of my street.
7b. drive around the block twice.
7c. give up and park 7 houses down.
7d. get out of the car and find the car that was in the middle of the street is gone.
7e. swear.  a lot.
7f. drive the car around, again, and park in front of the house.
8. check social networking sites.

^ what i have done so far.

9. get groceries from car.
10. clean room, just in case i have to persuade a certain someone at the show tonight to not sleep in her car in this ridiculous ass weather.
11. watch pineapple express.
12. pick the sibz up from school.
13. possibly watch pineapple express again while baking cupcakes with my little sister.
14. pick up shirts from dry cleaners.
15. pick up mom from work.
16. wait for annie to pick me up
17. go to store with her and buy an obnoxious singing balloon for a certain 24 year old.
18. party hard at beat kitchen with cavashawn, we the living, and urbanites.
19. possibly have to persuade a certain someone at the show to not sleep in her car in this ridiculous ass weather.
20. go home.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

bored at work.

god, i love them.