Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1996, what a year!

Everyone has their year. One year that really sticks out in your childhood memory. For me it was 1996. I had just finished my sophomore year at Woodlawn. I had a metallic purple Jackson Kelly standard guitar that I took with me on my vacation to Destin, FL. Prong's "Rude Awakening" and Pantera's "The Great Southern Trenkill" were our soundtracks. We listened to those cd's nonstop, sometimes while White Zombie's "Astro Creep 2000" was playing. Our dad had sold his company Tackle Logic and took us on vacation. Life was incredible. Yesterday I was moving some things to Metairie and noticed a picture of my g/f on a shelf from 96'. It was a pic with her mother and grandmother standing next to her. She was hot then too! She didn't go through the same awkward phase I did.I thought it was a nice coincidence that my brother sent me this pic the same day.
Anyway, During this vacation we went to Fudpuckers and watched a band called Miss Demeanor. They covered Dishwalla's "Counting Blue Cars" perfectly!
The only suck part was coming home to find our rock station 100.7 The Tiger had changed their format to Country. That was a Rude Awakening.

From Nov 19, 2011
What year really sticks out in your head and why? Let me know in the comments.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kony 2012

Ok I have to say something to all the sheep, Raggin' on the Kony 2012 director. I don't know the guy. I just saw Kony 2012 myself about 5 days ago. It moved me as it probably did you. I wanted to order the action pack but they were out. I will continue checking back with their site so I can pick one up.
Since going on to become the most viral video in HISTORY, Kony 2012 has incurred much backlash from people that blindly follow media. Here is what I see.

*Jason Russell saw a human being whose world was crushed and wanted to reach out to him and help him learn to live again.
*People say directors of the film have only given 31% of their 93 million dollar earnings. So effing what!? How much has the US given to Uganda ....ever? I'm asking you because I don't know. My math sucks but what is that, like 28 million he has donated to Ugandan forces?
*He has spent a decade of his life trying to get the voices of these lives heard!

So Joseph Kony has moved to a different territory, great! But he has destroyed the lives of 30,000 kids. Add in the parents and that's at least 90,000 people! He does this with NO REAL PURPOSE. Just to be a dick! WTF?!
Spend a year of your life doing work for ANY great cause. Then when your voice is finally heard, people will start throwing stones, claiming you're a fraud! See if you don't crack and don't start smashing coconuts on the sidewalk naked. I know I would. I overheard 2 ignorant people in WHOLE FOODs this weekend. A long haired goatee growing store associate and some older heavy set woman agreeing with each other that Russell is some sort of nut job.
I get so sick of some of the people I run into in this state. (LA) Damn I hate the media. People have no idea how to think outside of what is fed to them through the boob tube.

Again, I don't claim to know everything. I do know if I was trying to defraud people out of their money, I wouldn't try to do it by making some video of me going back and forth to Africa and posting it on youtube. I have seen a few big scams. In my heart of hearts I do not feel like this is one. Feel free to laugh at me if I'm wrong. Try and get a clue if I am right.

KONY 2012