Tags: old skool

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Under Wear? asked my Shoes who were Painting

In this post http://djcliche.livejournal.com/90700.html
i asked people to tell me what to journal about.
wanted me to write about my underwear, my shoes, and my favorite drawing materials.

I took these videos a few weeks ago and never put them up here, so now seems like a good time. Please enjoy all 6 videos and see my unique shoe collection.

As far as underwear go, i wear boxers, briefs or boxer-briefs. it doesn't really matter as long as they are clean.
my favorite pair of underwear are black boxers with some logo on it and it has a lil pocket inside it. i like pockets.

And my favorite mediums are...
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word up baby


i just posted this video under one of my recent entries, but i have to put it out on the blog.

I was born in 1978. i don't remember a whole lot from the 70's. Certain music, when i hear it, will bring me that far back in my mind, but not a whole lot. Basically Carole King's Tapestry album, and Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? album. When i hear those, i can literally see the 70's. i have a (somewhat) photographic memory... TV shows that bring me back to the 70's are Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, 321 Contact, Romper Room, The Brady Bunch and The Electric Company.

I don't think i was very interested in the shows my parents watched in the 70s or 80's, but as a toddler, i can remember my mother watching the TV show FAME.. and i LOVED the theme song... so without further adieu, i give you FAME!

word up baby

Writer's Block: My Sixth Grade Jam

What was your favorite song in sixth grade? What does it make you think of?

10 Songs i liked in 6th grade (1989/1990)

1. sinead o'connor- nothing compares to you
2. martika- toy soldiers
3. skid row- i remember you
4. bobby brown- don't be cruel
5. neneh cherry- buffalo stance
6. tears for fears- sewing the seeds of love
7. new kids on the block- please don't go girl
8. paula abdul- opposites attract
9. madonna- like a prayer
10. milli vanilli- blame it on the rain

talk about old skool.
1. makes me think about erin riley, my aunt martha, bald women and the pope
2. makes me think of my old best friend, my cousin missi, a sleepover party at my cousin's house, addiction, my own early years of using drugs and alcohol, being in love with my best friend, going to the woburn mall and eating pizza
3. makes me think about singing my guts out on the living room floor while babysitting my little sister's while my parents went grocery shopping
4. makes me think of my 6th grade home room and this girl who was known as the other "slut" in my grade. i was the other one. she liked bobby brown.
5. makes me think of dress rehearsal at the playhouse and eating many sugar cubes and having our stage make-up put on
6. makes me think of watching mtv in the morning before school and waiting for my carpool ride
7. makes me think about joey macintyre and my pathetic pre-teen lust for his pretty face and squeaky voice.
8. makes me think about my rebel neighbor friend growing up who i always got in trouble with and we were going to lip sync this song in a contest but we chickened out. i was going to be the man
9. makes me think about the way the like a prayer tape smelled. and it makes me think of watching madonnathons all weekend long on vh1 and of hiding vodka in a pink elephant shaped thermos under my bed
10. makes me think about the tv show sister kate and about this kid i met on line like 10 years ago who although we never met, he made an impact on my life
stutter beastoe boys

Writer's Block: Best. Concert. Ever.

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Lollapalooza 1994
the info from Wikipedia

Main Stage: The Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, The Breeders, A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, L7, Boredoms (first half of tour), Green Day (second half)

Side Stage: The Flaming Lips, The Verve, The Boo Radleys, The Frogs (first six dates only), Guided by Voices, Lambchop, Girls Against Boys, Rollerskate Skinny, Palace Songs, Stereolab, Fu-Schnickens, The Pharcyde, Shudder to Think, Luscious Jackson, God Lives Underwater, King Kong, Charlie Hunter Trio, Shonen Knife, Blast Off Country Style, Souls of Mischief, Cypress Hill, The Black Crowes

Several of the artists, including Green Day and Cypress Hill, skipped at least one Lollapalooza tour date in order to appear at Woodstock '94 instead. (Green Day held the opening slot for the show in Atlanta, flying to New York immediately afterwards.) Nirvana was scheduled to headline but officially pulled out on April 7, 1994, amid strong rumors that the band was on the verge of breaking up. Kurt Cobain was found dead in Seattle the following day.

The info from Jymi Cliche.
I ended up getting to go to Lollapalooza in 1994. I wish i had been the 3 previous years as well, but 94 was still pretty sick. At the time i was only like 115 pounds and i spent the ENTIRE DAY crowd surfing from show to show, stage to stage. I was even thrown onstage with the Breeders and the Flaming Lips. The Breeders were on the main stage and i was thrown back in the crowd immediately, but i was able to dance on stage with the Flaming Lips for a minute before i got thrown back.

The show i saw was in Rhode Island and i went with these guys Matt and Steve i knew from Reading. Steve drove and he had speakers to a megaphone attached to the top of the car. While stuck in 3 hours of traffic on the way into the base that the concert was at, we blasted the Beastie Boys on the megaphone for all the other cars to hear. We were in such bad bumper to bumper traffic on the highway, that at one point we all took turns getting out of the car on Steve's skateboard to skate between the cars on the highway.

The Beastie Boys put on the best show of the day. But everyone was great pretty much, except the Smashing Pumpkins who really aren't great live. I've seen them twice. Green Day was not at the RI show and i don't think Cypress Hill were either cuz i think i'd have remembered them.

Anyway, that was my best concert. I was in the air the whole day and only got down to meet up with Steve and Matt and some other Reading people we met up with.

It was a very fun day.

Other NOTEABLE concerts i have seen...

Ani Difranco- all 6 times and as of next week it will be 7. Did i tell you my sister Lisa got me a ticket to see Ani with her for Christmas? I'm psyched. My last ani show was with Lisa but it's been like 7 years since then i think. Or 8... i think the last time i saw Ani was in 2000.
Anyway, she is always great. Always puts on a damn good show.

Don White- a Boston area folk singer i saw in a church.... to be honest, that one may have actually been the best show. It was an emotional roller coaster and a great show. He plays mostly only in Massachusetts and Michigan, but if you ever happen to get a chance to see him... its so worth it

Pink Floyd- well duh. It was Pink Floyd... At Foxborough Stadium however it was The Division Bell Tour which Floyd fans know was after Roger Waters left the band, and since The Wall was the album that first got me into Pink Floyd, it was slightly disappointing to not have Roger Waters there... but it was still great. They did an insane laser show at the concert too which was neat, especially when it started to drizzle outside cuz it made the lasers look cool.

Melissa Ferrick- both times i saw her, she kicked as. I saw her in 2000 for free at the Pride Parade and took some decent pictures of her (and of Joan Jett who was also there). The second time, i paid to see her at the Somerville Theatre, and i plan to see her again if i can.
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I'm Back

Well i am back on the net. I have a new cord. Alls good in the hood for the moment.
Tomorrow i am going to an event. i am nervous but i'll tell you more about it when i get back.
For now, entertain yourselves with this video of me in 1994 with my friend Bobbi playing Snoop Bobbi Bob. This video is super old. i was in high school and well... appear to be a girl. However, Snoop Bobbi Bob is also a girl... so yeah.. We made this video in Wigwag class to advertise the school jackets we were selling.

oh yeah, and bobbi is wearing a wig and that is my annoying hyperactive voice at the end doing all the voices

so fresh

go ask alice for my awesome radical pocket rocker!!!

i worked on some art today, watched and posted some videos on here, played with Gizmo, ate mostly healthy food i bought yesterday, worked out with some 5 pound weights, tried singing a bunch of songs on karaoke on demand, in order to see what songs i can sing, and practice. i am happy to say that "white rabit" by jefferson airplane was one of the songs i sound okay on, so i am going to practice that. i really love that song. it gives me all kinds of memories.
it's funny how that song came out when my parents were teenagers, but that it was just as much a part of my teen years (if not more... my parents weren't really into them)

To be honest, the first time i ever heard Jefferson Airplane was when they were Jefferson Starship in the 80's and they did that sucky song "we built this city on rock and roll" which i had a single of... not on CD, not on vinyl, not on tape, not on 8 track, but on a special tape for my pocket rocker.

click link to see a pocket rocker
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pocket rockers rocked. i used to take them with me when i went ice skating.
anyway... in 1992 i was re-introduced to Jefferson Airplane when i did the play "Go Ask Alice". We used 2 versions of that song in the play. First the original, and then, at the end we wrote in an extra scene which was basically an acid trip where me and this girl played ring around the rosey, singing in loud whiney voices, while this kid in a tux takes out the podium and reads the poem "Jabberwocky" from Alice in Wonderland in a very serios tone, and the straightedge hardcore version of White Rabit by Slapshot is playing. It was very cool.

under the cut are a few random videos with the song White Rabit
1. the jefferson airplane video
2. a sort of slashy star trek fan video version
3. a version to disney's alice in wonderland
i could not find the slapshot cover unfortunatly

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