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my heroes (kind of)

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As you all know, I’m an avid reader. Thats the best way I can describe my reading. Avid. Do we ever use that word anywhere else other than reading? Are you an avid mechanic? I just looked it up. Avid means “having keen interest or enthusiasm.” Guess what the sentence that goes with the definition is? “An avid reader of science fiction.” We should redefine the word avid as the word you use to describe your reading no matter how you actually read. Because honestly being an avid bicyclist doesn’t sound right. Whatev you know. Its just another one of those overused words like Allegedly/Allegations. The news likes to use the word Allegedly. Mainly because they never actually do any journalism anymore. They’re just like, “Well…here it is!” And then they tell you all the apparent facts/opinions. Awesome.

Anyway, back to my original topic. My heroes. Ish. I guess I kind of look up to these people or are inspired by these people. Or at least inspired me more than everyone else. I’m only talking about famous people here btw, so don’t get pissed when I don’t talk about you. Unless you are famous, then you can kind of pissed. Enough jibber jabber, time to begin.

Kurt Cobain/Nirvana

So cliche right? I’ve gotta start with Kurt Cobain because he was one of the first people to influence me. Believe or not, there was time when I wasn’t into music. Or didn’t know what good music was. I was young. I didn’t care. For like a really long time. Then my friend gave me Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and I freaked out. I listened to that album for like 2 years and I still listen to it occasionally. But that was the start of it all. You’re probably like, “WTF shouldn’t this be about RCHP then?” I’m getting to the point. Just stop interrupting me.  Soon after that I got into Nirvana. And I really connected with the vibe or whatever you want to call it. And then I spent the next few years wanting to be Kurt Cobain. I kind of hoped that I was some sort of reincarnation of Kurt Cobain, even though I was born before he died. I know its not really original since pretty much every band since Nirvana has been influenced by Nirvana. But, I felt like Nirvana for me was the start of something new. And it was. Look at me now! I’m all hipster or whatever. I’m still trying to grow my hair out like Kurt Cobain. Heres one of my favorite songs by Nirvana. You can watch it or whatever.

Demetri Martin

In high school, Demetri Martin was my hero. Now he is the bain of my existence. Why? Because if Demetri Martin didn’t exist, I would be Demetri Martin. And don’t say that I would be him because I was influenced by him. Yea, I was but at the same time I still think I would be just as weird without him. The thing I hate about him now is that he has this monopoly on visual/art comedy. I do stuff like that. Its automatic to me. I don’t want to explain stuff to you. You either get it or you don’t. Lets move on. Yea, I’m still a fan. But no matter what I do now, its Demetri Martin-ish. I’m apparently not original. Sucks. You can’t just be yourself I guess. You have to be someone thats not famous to get famous. Whatever. I’ll get over it when I’m more famau5 than deadmau5. Video time! Watch all parts! Or else.

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is another depressed freak I look up too. I still love him though. Mainly because I’m just like him. Except I don’t have all his good qualities, as in being rich and famous and musically talented. But I also don’t have his bad qualities like his cocaine use. Get ready folks because I have 2 whole videos for Kid Cudi. First! Him falling down drunk (or on other drugs). 

That was a long time ago. He’s better now…I think. Anyway he still makes some pretty good songs that I listen to a lot. He’s up there with Nirvana. I don’t have much to write about him. Anyway, I’ve never seen him in concert so not much to talk about really. No funny quips can’t be thought of. Here’s his new song so I can reclaim my relevancy. 

Eugene Mirman

Alright I’m getting really bored of this so I’m only going to do one more. I discovered Eugene Mirman from the Flight of the Conchords. Yea, another influence based on an influence. I get it. Whatever. Eugene Mirman is hilarious. Yea I’m out of things to write about. Basically the lasted thing he has done is take out a full page ad against Time-Warner Cable. So heres the video. I’m not going in depth or anything. Whatever. Read about it somewhere else.

Next time: I talk about nothing.

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June 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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First Actual Post

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Alright so that first post I did was kind of weird, but all first posts are a little awk aren’t that. You don’t know what your doing but you still want to do it so you pretend like you do know what you are doing. Whatever. I get it. I’ll try to be less weird, but I won’t try that hard. I still have to be myself. Thats what a blog is all about! Can you dig it? BLOG stands for Blathering Loser Online Go. At least I think it does. Not sure what it means past that though. Anyway the interwebs has been nice to me today. Well kinda nice. Some pretty cool stuff happened…I think. I can’t really remember. All I can think about right now is the SH’BOSS BOYS from America’s Got Talent.

I just posted a video. Hopefully it works. It’s pretty much the most amazing thing I watched today. I’m not big on hyperboles btw, I leave that to Fox News. These little kids are amazing by the way. Lyrical Geniuses. They can rap better than me at least and they are only like 7. I’m 3x as old as them and they’re better than me. Life is not fair. My rapping career never got far and by that I mean it never left my bedroom. I was a closet rapper for a while, but it was really cramped in there. My stage name was Wrapper because I was a white rapper. I wasn’t legit enough though so I had to quit. Rapping wasn’t worth getting shot over. Long story short, these kids are awesome and I hope they win. I’m still not going to watch the show, but I hope they win.

In other news not a lot has happened since the last time I posted which was 3 hours ago. Last weekend however I missed out on the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington. I couldn’t help but cry knowing that I was missing out on a chill music festival with so many relevant indie bands. As many of you know, my taste in music is very eclecticly white. And you can’t get much whiter than the North West corner of the U.S. Anyway, thanks to NPR I my sadness was lessened by their live webcast of the festival. You can still listen to most of the bands Here. If you want to of course. You have the choice to be cool or not. Its whatever you know.

Finally the color theorist in me just wants to get this off my chest. As you know, I don’t believe in many theories the world has come up with like evolution (we aren’t vain, god made us in his own image), music(its just organized sound), and gravity(fluke), but I do believe in color theory. I mean how can you not believe it after you’ve seen the triangle that light goes into and rainbows come out of. I’ve never seen one in real life but I have seen someone wearing a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon T-shirt and thats all I need to see to believe in Color Theory. That being said I have to show you this so you won’t be a Jerry.                

Yes all those colors may look black to the untrained eye, but they aren’t. Black is not a color, it is the absence of light. But if you have ever used paint you know that if you mix and saturate colors you can come up with all kinds of colors that look  kind of black. Its hard to explain so I won’t get into the details today. The point is don’t be a Jerry.

NEXT TIME: I talk about something else!

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June 2, 2011 at 4:20 am

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this is a blog

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so this is a blog.

i’m finally starting one. this is for real.

its happening. right now.

i hope its awesome and everyone likes it.

probably not.

i probably already lost friends by not capitalizing anything.

well guess what? (people that have already stopped reading by now)

i’m whisperblogging.

plus i don’t have enough capital to capitalize anything.

bam economics joke. done.

thats right. this blog is relevant.

almost as relevant as the hipster bands i listen to.

but theres more to life than hipster bands and spirithoods.

i’m blogging for a reason.

and that reason is…

not important.

yea.

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June 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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