Archive for 2008

God is a DJ

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

God is a DJ – Faithless

This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts
It’s a natural grace
Of watching young life shape
It’s in minor keys
Solutions and remedies
Enemies becoming friends
When bitterness ends
This is my church (x4)
This is where I heal my hurts
It’s in the world I become
Contained in the hum
Between voice and drum
It’s in the change
The poetic justice of cause and effect
Respect, love, compassion
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurts
For tonight
God is a DJ
This is my church (x3)

South Side St. Patricks Parade

Monday, March 10th, 2008

So that happened.  WTF?  Ugh, what a weekend.

Super Musak Night!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Travis has already posted this, but it’s so cool. Reminds me of why I dig Bjork so much:

Check out Sigur Ros here:

Moar Nine Inch Nails Muzak & Birthing Celebrations

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

NIN - Ghosts I - IV


What to write here that my friends haven’t written yet… let me think about it… yeah, I’ve got nothing.  It’s a bunch of ambient-type background music that is simply … that.  Background music.  It’s not epic, it’s not something you can expect to hear on the radio or in clubs (such as Neo), it’s not any of those things.  It’s Trent putting stuff out there that sounds like the slowed-down instrumental leftovers from Further Down, Fragile & Year Zero all mixed together.  Does the word “leftovers” mean it’s not album-worthy?  No fear, mon frair, it’s still highly purchasable and I fully recommend you do so here:


NIN - Ghosts Banner


I plan on purchasing the 2-disc set with download-able higher-quality mp3’s.  Even more interesting is the latest post from Trent on

“03 March 2008:
The new Nine Inch Nails record is available RIGHT NOW! (for real this time)
Sorry again about the hassle. Somebody kicked the plug out of our internets, but we’re all set now.
posted by Trent Reznor at 8:00 PM pst, from hong kong

Also, check out the Wall Street Journal story on Trent and Obama here: 


In other news,  we celebrated Dave & Brian’s Birthday on Saturday night at Julio’s Mexican Restaurant and followed-up with some Hogs n’ Honeys.  CLICK HERE FOR PICS.  As usual, Drew makes a wonderful representation of what every awake person at 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning should act like.  Win?  Doubtful.


That’s all.  Goodnight.

SUN:sand:SINGED: stick:SMOKE:seafood

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008


Hey, Broskie. Two Heinekens! All my boys are comin’ out… they all got the same haircut. Fu%#@n Skanks! Yeah, this colla’s popped!

That is my destiny @ some swank Tampa/Ybor bar this weekend. “Not now, Chief, I’m in the zone.”

Jagerbombs. And this:

Tampa Sunset

Tampa Night


Monday, February 18th, 2008

Five separate school shootings at Universities over the past week. Five. It’s starting to be a dangerous business going to college. This scares me because I hope it doesn’t start deterring kids from gaining post-high-school education. My college years were some of the best of my life.

Why? Because of this:

Want some laughs after that?

Or, you can laugh at me:

Good night!

Libraries are for Winners

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

And by winners, I mean me. I am now the proud owner of one Chicago Library System card. It has my name on it and everything. I’ve joined the ranks of the free literary-slash-motion-picture review crowd. I was able to borrow 2 movies and 2 books. I got the movie “American Dream“, which was all about the unsuccessful employee strike at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota (about 30 miles from my hometown) during the mid-80’s. I also got “Repo Man“, which was a sci-fi punk-music thriller from 1984, about Emilio Estevez’s character joining the repossession work force and finding a car with a secret in the trunk. In the book department, I brought home Jimmy Carter’s “Beyond the White House” and since “Oil! A Novel” from Upton Sinclair wasn’t in, I got “The Jungle” while I wait for the return.

In other [insert your term for worthless here] news, Heidi Montag (from The Hills fame) frolics on the beach and pitches here new single here (click for the rest):

Heidi Montag

Because you care. Don’t lie.

In other solid news: Barack Obama’s rise to the Democratic nominee for president continues with a sweep of weekend nominations, taking Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska and Maine, which has now vaulted him into the lead over the Hilldawg. At least on Not so much on He also seems to have the advantage over McCain.

As a final note, has now been renewed, so keep an eye on it for upcoming changes and improvements!  Dave and I are about to put on some weight, looks like!

Another week of excitement & extreme dedicated hosting sales begin yet again tomorrow. Early. Wish me luck!

Of Candidates’ Wives, Primaries, Caucuses & Carpathian Look-Alikes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008





It’s Vigo . Period. Get used to it.

We (Dave, Travis & I) sat and watched about 6-7 hours of MSNBC coverage of Super Tuesday viewing greatness. Super Delegates, Obama, Romney, HillBilly, McCain, Ron Paul, Kucinich, his wife (?) etc etc etc. Barack’s speaking now. He’s so suave. His tone is so rhythmic. All you want to do is say “Amen” after every one of his sentences, due to his spot-on views and standpoints.


Football Season is OVER! w00t!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

This is me caring who won the Super Bowl.

Seriously. It was a worthless east coast matchup and the only thing I really wanted to see was Brady removed from the game due to being a pretty boy, or the Patriots getting crushed after a loss-less season. No gigantic loss, but at least the Giants took em’ down a peg to demoralize them. Want the funny? Hellz yes, you do!

The party at the Horowitz pad went over very well, as it has for the last 2 before. Always a good time over at that place with the huge amount of food and booze. I made Travis & Erin do shots of Crown. pwn3d.

So it’s Tuesday. I’m sitting on hold with VMware. I’ve been sitting here for ~20 minutes so far. Small-to-Medium Business sales kick ass by their measures, obviously. I rate their customer service so far at about a 3.2 on a scale of 10. Please make me wait longer. It’s like their Palo Alto, California office was wiped off the face of the planet and only the voice-answering-system was left to function, just so that it can tell me to continue to hold every 2.5 minutes.

Not only is it Tuesday, but it’s SUPER Tuesday + FAT Tuesday.  So go out and vote, but don’t forget to wear your beads at the same time.  I was able to cast my ballot this morning before work for Mr. Obama, along with another 10-12 judges I could really care less about.  That committeeman Gillis should be a shoe-in!  That’s funny, you see, as he was the only possibility on my ballot for that office.  Congrats!

Update: I just gave up after 45 minutes on hold with VMware and hit # to leave a message. Will I hear back? Doubtful. My last email message submitted via the site last week was disregarded, obviously. *SIGH*

Second Update:  Ron from VMware just called back.  He gave me a bunch of pricing outlines, but it was quite confusing and he gave no recommendations and didn’t push anything in making a purchasing decision right away.  That company really needs some Sales & Customer Service help over there… sheesh.

Anyway… back to it.   Wish me luck?

Keep On Keepin’ On

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Nic Fanciulli - Zentra


I’m thinking this event might be a worthwhile cause for staying out late on a Thursday night. Any takers? I’ve already RSVP’d for free at Should be a good time!

This weekend was filled yet again with lethargic inertness. Movies were consumed, a reconstruction of the closet (potential eBay material having been removed) was undertaken, and general indolent behavior was presented. However, I became active [read: bored!] enough enough to walk about 8 blocks over to Paddy’s new living quarters at Lake & Dearborn, which was pleasantly colorful and soared above a good amount of the city’s buildings (26th floor). The weekend was non-productive, sans the field trip, overall, though.

Dad had to go to the VA Hospital in Des Moines for a follow-up this week due to the doctors hearing something “odd” in the echocardiogram that they gave him during a checkup last week. They thought his mechanical heart valve may have leakage around the outside. He said that they may have had to do another open-heart-surgery to repair it, but it appears that there is just a lot of calcium build-up. From Wikipedia: Excess calcium may contribute to a buildup of calcium in the veins. Excess calcium can cause a magnesium deficiency, and magnesium can reduce excess calcium. I have a feeling the doctors are aware of this, however. Dad’s still kickin’ ass at 70, so they’ve done him well up to this point, after having the mech-heart-valve for 12 years. Phil’s a fighter!

The first of June is when our lease is up.  Do I stay downtown, or do I move back to the north side?  That right there is the question I’ve been debating recently.  I know it’s still 4 months away, but it’s something that should be figured out.  I hate money.  *sigh*

Anywayssss… that’s about all I got right now.  I’ll be sure to update ya’ll on the eBay goodies and (perhaps) pics of Nic Fanciulli as they become available.