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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2008|04:19 am]
drew
shit moves really fast around me. which makes it really hard for me to stay connected. i was doing better for myself this time last year. i should be more concerned with that than i am. i spend to much time in the same places, which may be the cause of this. i'm finding it harder to make conversation with people, not that i don't have the opportunity, i just don't know what to say. that goes for everyone. i'm not trying to be rude, or awkward, or a smart ass, or arrogant. i'm just slowly forgetting how to be productively social.
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www.canyouseethesunset.com [May. 15th, 2008|02:46 pm]
drew
i came across this on a music blog i check quite often. when i read this i couldn't believe this. if you know someone in chicago, make them aware.


Posted on 10 May 2008 | 4 Comments

PLEASE STOP TO READ THIS

Next Wednesday, the Chicago City Council with vote to approve an ordinance that will (if passed) severely and irreparably damage Chicago’s culturally diverse and unparalleled music scene. Image a Chicago without music at Double Door, Schuba’s, Metro or any other small venue. It’s a scary (but very real) possibility with the the proposal already approved by the City Council Committee and on the fast track to be pushed into law.

“So what is detailed in the proposed ordinance,” you ask. Well, in short, the “Event Promoters” ordinance requires any event promoter (DIY or otherwise) to have a license from the city of Chicago and liability insurance of $300,000, but that’s just the beginning:

# The definition of “event promoter” is so loosely defined it could apply to a band that books its own shows or a teenage kid trying to get his favorite band into town.
# The “event promoter” must be licensed and will pay $500 – $2000 depending on expected audience size.

# To get the license, applicant must be over 21, get fingerprinted, submit to a background check, and jump over several other hurdles.

# This proposed ordinance seems targeted towards smaller venues, since those with 500+ permanent seats are exempt.

# Police must be notified at least 7 days in advance of event.

For the more details and the complete ordinance, check out Chicago music critic Jim DeRogatis’ blog here.

I can only assume that this proposed ordinance stems from the E2 nightclub disaster some five years ago and is the City’s overdone attempt at policing small clubs and venues. Problem is that it would ruin the diverse and thriving musical and cultural landscape here in Chicago. Independent promoters are the lifeblood for getting bands into smaller venues like Uncommon Ground, Beat Kitchen, and The Empty Bottle and (without a doubt) many small promoters that book those venues would no longer be able to afford to book shows anymore. And then what? Would the music disappear?

It is a bunch of bullshit. As someone who has been going to “DIY” shows in Chicago for going on 15 years, all I can say to the Chicago City Council is, “Don’t do it!” I’ve played on stages at places like The Fireside Bowl and Metro and have attended thousands of shows at dozens of venues here in Chicago and don’t see the point of all this. I just don’t.

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(no subject) [Mar. 1st, 2008|06:57 am]
drew
R.I.P.
stage6/diviX


2006-2008



you wil be missed.


you were also the best web format for streaming video on the internet.


we will always love you.
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(no subject) [Feb. 15th, 2008|01:19 am]
drew
all i have to say is what the fuck

honestly, how the hell can they say they're gonna stop making polaroids next year. that's like saying they're gonna stop making paper. polaroids have been cool for like 30 years...what the hell.


i'm sad that one more thing i hold onto from my fantasy world that it's still 1996 dies.
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2008|10:48 pm]
drew
tottally found my mom's liquor stash. almost 22 years and i finally found it.


getting drunk.


seacrest out.
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(no subject) [Dec. 31st, 2007|04:17 am]
drew
ok. it's 4:17 am on december 31st 2007. in less than 24 hours we'll be staring 2008 right in the fucking face.

so, needless to say...this entry is gonna be a long one. if you don't want to read this, or if it takes up space on your friends page, just skip it, i don't really give a fuck. i come across bitter and maybe i am. i don't really think i am but who knows.

for the past two weeks i really havn't done shit but drink and watch movies. the following is a list of the movies i've watched in the past 2 weeks:

I Am Ledgend - 4 out of 5 stars
TMNT
Thank You For Smoking - pretty good
Walk the Line
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Alvin and the Chipmunks - weird
Futureama: Bender's Big Score
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Ocean's 11
Ocean's 13 - fucking rad
The Number 23
The Illusionist
The Darjeeling Limited
Superbad - 5 out of 5 stars
Superman: Doomsday
Once
Wristcutters: A love story - BEAUTIFUL
30 Days of Night
Fred Claus
The Break-Up

Avoid the last two at all cost. i will say this has consumed alot of my time here at the end of the year. i've been really unproductive lately, as you can probably tell because the last time i REALLY did an entry was about 6 months ago. Sorry Tarik, i guess i didn't keep up on that dollar thing. either way.

As far as Music goes the only record i can think of that has really stood out to me this year (and correct me if i am wrong) but it from The Gaslight Anthem "Sink or Swim". I encourage everyone to check it out....and come to Social Life's show tomorrow at nate's place. we go on at 8. you don't have to stay the whole time, but it would be nice.

So, I got fired from Alltel back in november for telling the warehouse manager to "fucking eat me". i've been unemployed ever since. it's not that i havn't been looking for a job but it seems like by the time i got fired everywhere had already filled up for the holidays. I hate christmas in the first place, and this year, it's cause really wasn't any more-so justified for me. no = no gifts from me to my family and friend's. Sorry guys but i did the best i can.

Oh, Also as a result to that, i have moved out of the apartment on Warren st. i still have some shit there for now, but no one lives there anymore, except Leonard (the rat). we hadn't had power in like 2 months and it was just getting terrible. mostly my fault on the finical stress part so i don't blame everyone for getting the fuck out of there. about a week after i left someone broke in and completely trashed the living room breaking everything they could really, including walls and windows and tv stands and guitar hero controllers. the landlord doesn't know yet, but i'll be in another state by the time he evicts us for good this time. so i guess that brings me to where i live now. I'm TEMPORARLY staying with my parents in martinsville until i can get my shit together. i'm a mess and everyone knows it, but at least now, i'm trying to fix it.

about a month ago my mom tell's me she's on zoloft or some shit like that because of me. i don't she said it to hurt me, i think she want's me to see someone again too. i saw someone a few times earlier this year and the dude thinks i'm showing traits of bipolar or some bullshit. i don't beleive him 80% of the time. oh and my dad has some sort of respatory defencacy as of this month and is on predazone for the rest of his life so he can breath. the bad part is the doctor said he got it from his dad. in other words, it's in the genes.

Social Life is good though, we're still recording our demo..almost done. it's sounding pretty good and we've got high hopes for the future. i can't really say to much about it right now, but i'm excited. we also got some new songs so make sure you do come out tonight...if you can.


there is nothing to report in the romance portion of my life. i'm still not sure if it's a good thing. it's taken me almost an hour to type all of this. so yeah. all in all i'll say that 2007 was def. better than 2006. i mean, that year was just shit. but, theres still alot to improve on in 2008. 2007 had it's ups and downs there were times i wouldn't trade for the world and times that all the whiskey in the world couldn't wash away. but that's why we make resalutions. we think about the shitty stuff that's happened and we say "FUCK THAT! let's get better at dating girls, or driving cars, or jenga." and we look at the good times and say "holy shit let's do that again, and yes i still call squirell on the girl at the bar, and yes i want to play a show there again and holy crap i couldn't have better friends if they were robots!". So tonight we'll all make resalutions like maybe a couple of inches of my waist line. or this is the last year i kiss a really nice bottle of scotch at midnight. I'm not sure were i'll be when the clock strikes twelve tonight, but regaurdless of what's happened this past year or how screwed up i think my life is. or how i'm gonna change it, when that clock does hit mid night and the band plays that new years song i want a cold drink, my best friends and a pretty girl that might just pull me out of my slump. hey we can all dream right?
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(no subject) [Nov. 21st, 2007|03:48 pm]
drew
tarik, i want a dollar.
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(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2007|05:50 pm]
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(no subject) [Oct. 14th, 2007|04:17 pm]
drew
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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2007|03:08 pm]
drew
i just need to stop drinking
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