June 20th, 2001

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Damn you, Starbucks Mocha Frappucino. I don't wanna hear about it, suzycreamcheese.

Apparently Sonic 2 comes out today, for the Dreamcast. I have no $$. Damn you, temp agency.

I take that back. The temp agency's been doing the best it can. Summer work is tough to get. But these 2- and 3-day work weeks are just killing me.

Tomorrow night me and jdixon are going to see the Dismemberment Plan at Bowery Ballroom - that should fucking rock.

Last night, we went to the Mercury Lounge to get tickets for the Plan; Mr. D got stopped at the door and was almost forced to pay $8 to hang out at the bar w/ me, until we convinced the door girl that we were just gonna have a drink. She said, "Well, it's just that tonight we're having a really big show..." As if there are NEVER big shows at the Merc; as if I myself haven't ever played there.

And what was really depressing is that the BIG SHOW turned out to be a pre-record release party for this chick who looks to be about 15 years old and is already signed to Maverick Records. The bar had these little displays with some info about her, including one of her song lyrics. It was one of the dumber things I've ever read. And she was soundchecking as we were drinking - and she was just terrible. Bland, corporate, un-spunky un-groovy rock and roll. *sigh*

It gave me a glimmer of hope, though, that the Jervo Experience one-man-band thing will actually turn out to be pretty cool. I just gotta get my ass in gear and put a set together...
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Did I mention that I received a letter the other day from my very first girlfriend? Whom I started dating when I was 13 and broke up with 2 years later, which was 10 years ago? Who I lost my virginity to, as well as my sense of trust? Who totally fucked me up, relationship-wise, for many many years? Well, I did, and frankly I don't think it's possible to be more ambivilent about something than I am about it. I suppose I'd be worried if I still harbored a grudge; I'd be surprised if I actually wanted to get back in touch with her. But to be honest, I had totally forgotten about it until yesterday, when I reached into my bag to get something and saw that it was still in there. Progress? I suppose. I still don't know if I'm gonna write back or not; it's not like I want to be friends with her. And there's really no sense in maintaining friendships based on nostalgia, especially since I have nothing in common with who I was back then. I could probably walk right past her on the street and she wouldn't recognize me.

There's no sense in it. I have no interest in revisiting my freshman year of high school. People change, grow, move on. And you gotta understand, I grew to hate this girl. She was psycho; she lived in some alternate reality wherein I could catch her cheating on me, and yet it would somehow end up being my fault, as if I drove her to cheat. Shit like that. I'm in a very happy, stable relationship now, for the first time, with a wonderful woman whom I trust and love very much; it took me a long time to get over my fears and paranoia to get to that point, and a lot of those fears can be directly attributed to my relationship w/ this girl.

Speaking of which, it's kayhoe's birthday today. Happy birthday, baby!
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oh boy oh boy oh boy

from mtv.com

Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Band on Earth," are finally set to inflict their debut CD upon the world.

The acoustic rock duo � Jack Black of "High Fidelity" fame and sidekick Kyle Gass � will unleash its self-titled effort on September 25. The disc will include the tunes "Lee" � an homage to the band's roadie � and "Tribute," both staples of Tenacious D's live shows and short-lived HBO series, according to Epic records.

The album, produced by the Dust Brothers and recorded in part at ArcAngel Studio in Los Angeles � which is owned by Tenacious D's idol Neil Diamond � will feature appearances by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (the duo appeared in the Foos' "Learn to Fly" video), Page McConnell of Phish and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross.

Tenacious D will hit the road for a fall tour, though no dates have been set.
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What a terribly stupid day. I'm so tired. It's 4:43pm and I've literally done nothing except answer some phone calls. And I'll be willing to bet that in the next 10 minutes I'll get hit with some insane project, even though I'm outta here at 5:30.

Anybody know any jokes?
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I don't want to sound weepy here, or pathetic, but I'm just about at the end of my rope, and I'm feeling pretty weepy and pathetic.

I am pretty much flat broke, for the next 2 weeks, at least. It'd be one thing if I were just sitting on my ass in my apartment, but I've been working as much as I can for the last month, and I never anticipated this happening. If I can spend under $7 a day, I might be able to make it without being severely malnourished.

This is not what I signed up for when I quit full-time work. This is, in fact, the total opposite. And I'm not writing any hit songs, either. It's just incredibly frustrating to be working all the time and to see absolutely zero in terms of payoff.

And let's be clear about this - I HATE money, I hate everything about it, it drives me crazy. I'm not asking for a million dollars, or a trust fund, or even spare change. But there's gotta be a better way than what's going on right now. This is embarassing. I'm 25 years old, for crying out loud - there is no reason why I should be this fucking broke.

Somehow, this venting did not make me feel much better.