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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
6:13 pm - Your moment of zen:
Headbanging while making fire:

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Friday, November 21st, 2008
11:14 am - Hair & Makeup
So, I know a lot of you do hair & make-up... I just can't remember who.

I am managing an amazing artist - Karin Tatoyan (myspace.com/karintatoyan) - she's sort of a hybrid of Bjork, Kate Bush, Radiohead & Bat For Lashes.

Seriously.

We're setting up a photoshoot and need someone to help w/hair & make-up. It's either going to be a favor (to me, so I'll owe you one) or done at what is probably a ridiculously low budget. But it should be fun and challenging. Karin has some pretty wild looks and the whole shoot is going to be loosely Mary Poppins themed.

Anyone interested in helping?

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008
4:55 pm - Remember free time?
Not anymore....

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/games/run

You'll thank me... and hate me... later.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008
12:18 am - Sonder reminded me of this gem

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Friday, September 12th, 2008
6:16 pm

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Monday, September 1st, 2008
5:48 pm - Mariah Carey Remix
VOTE FOR DESIGNER DRUGS - PLEASE!!

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
7:06 pm - Are you old like me?
If so, then you'll totally remember this commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKDk-mg1J9Q

If not, then, well, now you have something to make fun of that us oldsters were making fun of MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS AGO!!!

HEY MAN, IS THAT FREEDOM ROCK....???

YEAH MAN!!

WELL TURN IT UP MAN!

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Saturday, May 31st, 2008
10:11 am - Your debut album! - post yours in the comments!
1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days": http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together, that's your debut album.

My Band: 14791 Atreus
Album Title: No Place For An Idea (I cheated 'cuz, at 5 words, that's an awesome album title)
Cover Art:


And the final:

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008
12:38 pm - Spill a '40 on the sidewalk
Today I killed the Evil Club Empire forums.

The software is still running and posts made since the beginning of this year are still there but the 7 years of history are gone.

:(

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Saturday, April 26th, 2008
11:32 am - Some of the funniest shit you'll ever read
If you want to kill some time, and laugh your ass off, read The Black Metal Dialogues.

Seriously. You'll be telling your friends about this.

http://www.theblackmetaldialogues.com/intro.html

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
11:04 am - GRAND OPENING OF MY NEW CLUB TONIGHT!
www.myspace.com/wsidenuromantic

Come on out to Zanzibar in Santa Monica for the GRAND OPENING of my new club: Westside Nu-Romantic!

I'm DJing along with Tony D'Oporto + our special guest DJ Paul Robb from the band Information Society!!

AND, my pal Madame Sunset is showing up with The Hollywood Kittens - so you have NO reason to miss this.

Seriously, all '80s + early '90s new wave, synthpop + new romantic all night long.

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
5:22 pm - I'm an uncle
World, meet Wolf Samuel Fiber-Ostrow.



I'm one hour old!

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Friday, February 29th, 2008
6:49 pm - So little time...
So much to post, so little time. So instead, I give you a warped memory of Sesame Street:

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Monday, February 11th, 2008
8:01 am - FREEZEPOP TOUR - DAY TWO - Somewhere outside of Toledo
This will be the shortest post on the tour as it's the only date that was pretty much 100% driving and no show.

Woke up in Bartonsville, PA and fell asleep in Streetsboro,OH!

Checked out of the HoJo in Bartonsville and found a groovy place for brunch in Pocono, PA called Dale's which I can actually highly recommend. Apparently no one serves breakfast after noon 'round these parts (and those eating after noon on a Sunday tend to be the "after-church" crowd) but the food was really good, the prices reasonable and it wasn't even too busy! A nice way to start the day!

Then it was about 5 straight hours of driving along the i80 across Pennsylvania with a few rest-stop, gas-station and convenience store stops. The van is comfortable and everyone took turns playing iPod DJ. Alex did a great job turning in me on to a whole bunch of new music that I shall seek out. One band in particular, Colder, really stood out. Check out their video for their awesome single "To The Music"



After much driving we decided to stop for dinner in Youngstown, OH (having cheered as we crossed the border from PA into OH) and ate at a really good Italian place called Rotelli's which, on a a Sunday night in Youngstown, is about your only option!

From there we had big plans to drive to Cleveland and get up early and hit the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame but as we got off the freeway the cluster of hotels awaiting us in Streetsboro was just too good to pass up so we decided the Econo-Lodge was the best (and economic) choice. All things considered it's not bad and nothing beats free wireless for unbridled entertainment.

But wait, the fun doesn't end there! Sean was hell bent on hitting Wal-Mart so Liz, Sean & I packed ourselves into the van and crossed the street to what has got to be the cleanest and nicest Wal-Mart of all time. Liz bought batteries, Sean bought nothing and I cleaned house with a bunch of fresh bananas, green apples, Starbucks light doubleshot expresssos and some Mrs May's Almond Crunch and Cashew Crunch. Go me!

Then, back to the hotel for some marathon "Celebrity Rehab" watching, more internet noodling and sleepytime.

Today we are off to Bob's Big Boy and then straight on to Toledo for tonight's show at Frankie's Inner City.

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Sunday, February 10th, 2008
7:46 am - FREEZEPOP TOUR - DAY ONE
Wireless internet at the Howard Johnson in Bartonsville, PA is kinda spotty so I am going to make this one quick and, for now, without pictures.

Woke up later than I hoped at Casa Freezepop and, after a rather nice puppy snuggly make-out session with Simon... and a shower, we started the big pack-up. Alex and Kenji aka Boy in Static (the opening act and the other touring 1/2 of Freezepop) arrived and PlayStation Indiana Jones ensued (where Abby proceeded to kick everyone's butts).

All of us (sans Liz) headed out for a pre-drive breakfast which was much more delicious than the exterior (and interior) of the place would lead you to believe. It dawned on me that we were not quite running on time so we headed back to Casa Freezepop and my tour manager gene kicked in as I started rallying everyone to pack-up and head out.

What initially looked like an easy pack-up... and one where we could even remove a seat or two thus providing maximum comfort for the five of us... quickly devolved into OH MY GOD HOW MUCH CRAP ARE WE BRINGING? It was like the rolly-bag and merch-factory exploded into our van but we somehow packed it all in and ended up sitting two in the front and three in the second row. The rest was all the gear, merch, clothing and other space-taking-up things that would follow us around the midwest.

It was a pretty uneventful drive from Allston, MA to Passaic, NJ, save for a quick rest-stop break at the Connecticut Welcome Center (there was no one there to welcome us), and a bit of a snowstorm that we hit exiting Massachusetts.

We pulled up in front of The Loop Lounge about 90 minutes later than we were supposed to... but we still, somehow, managed to get both bands loaded-in, soundchecked and the merch table set up in record time. Freezepop has a LOT of merch, Boy In Static should, at the rate things are going, be completely out of merch by the 4th night of the tour. Bad Boy In Static - Bad!

The club provided us with a nutritious meal of pizza (so much for my "eat right and exercise on the road commitment) and doors opened.

It was a small but enthusiastic crowd - Boy In Static were awesome (I had never seen them) and it's nice to see an opening act turn on new fans - and the excited people that came by the merch table to buy some Boy In Static stuff brought a smile to my face.

And then the main event. Freezepop rocked it and even ended the show with their take on "The Final Countdown" which was a big hit with the Passaics. This was my first Freezepop show that didn't include founding member The Duke Of Pannokeken (as he's too busy being a world-class game producer and couldn't take the time off to tour) but Creme Brule and The Unknown Man (aka Boy In Static in their Freezepop aliases) were just fabulous and while the Duke was missed, Freezepop proved they could deliver the goods without him. I do miss the shark-a-phone, though.

It was nice to run into my pal DJ Ash from BYTE who I hung with a bit when I was living in NY. It turned out he's now DJing at The Loop Lounge, though he was just there for Freezepop last night.

We packed up the van and headed out into the night hoping to put a few hours of driving in before finding a hotel to crash at (as we have a looooong drive today) but the fates were not on our side as we fought icy roads, horrible fog, rain and a massive traffic jam on the i80 West. After a 45 minute dead stop we finally started moving and discovered that a massive 12+ car pile-up had been the source of the delay so we didn't feel so bad for ourselves having been stuck safely in the traffic.

I took that as a sign that we should quickly decamp to a hotel and, after our first failed attempt (the hotel had no vacancies), we found a Howard Johnson in Bartonsville, PA and, despite their massive billboard advertising $55/night, we ended up spending more than twice that for our rooms. I truly understand the meaning of the phrase "any port in a storm" now.

Sean had purchased these new Pringles Select rice-chips that were Szechuan BBQ flavored and, let me tell you, they are crazy delicious. Perhaps not the best food to consume at 3am but it made for an interesting aftertaste to fall asleep to.

Now for the big drive....

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008
7:03 am - FREEZEPOP TOUR
So, I clearly haven't been as aggressive in keeping up this blog as I expected, but there hasn't really been THAT much going on to report. However, that has now changed so join me, won't you, as I post a daily blog (assuming I have internet access) of my travels with Freezepop as I tour manage them through the frozen Midwest!

Yesterday I flew from LAX to Boston where the lovely Liz Enthusiasm (Freezepop vocalist and object d'adoration of male (and female) gamers and geeks around the world)

met me at the airport where we picked up the tour vehicle, a Toyota Sienna, scraped the ice off of it, and headed for Allston, MA. As the only "real" driver I suspect I will be doing most of, if not all, of the driving on this adventure... which suits me just fine.

We met up with The Other Sean T Drinkwater (keyboardist, vocalist, and snappy dresser of Freezepop)

and their pal Abby

for some food and laughs at The Sunset

a "bar n grill" that claims to have the best beer selection in Boston, which, I'm not going to lie, was impressive... but they didn't offer Boddingtons or Negra Modello, so I'm wondering just how robust the beer selections really are in "all of Boston". I must say, though, their swordfish tacos were pretty damn good.

Liz and Abby headed for home (as Abby wasn't feeling so great) and Sean and I set out for some clubbing... only to find that his favorite club was full and we didn't feel like standing out in the freezing weather to get in, so we decided to head for a bar instead. The first bar, Deep Ellum, was too crowded and too loud so we headed out to The Model Cafe

and had a drink, chatted up the friendly waitress, said hello to some friends of Sean's (one of whom, when told I was Freezepop's manager, decided I needed a pop-out top hat, and ascot and a pencil-thin mustache) and headed back to Casa Liz & Sean for the pre-tour slumber.

Before crashing I spent some quality time with their pooch Simon, the most fantastic dog on the East coast

and crashed for the night.

This morning I quickly learned that Liz & Sean don't have a coffee machine so I'm off to Dunkin' Donuts for some java as we get ready to head out to Passaic, NJ for the first gig of the tour at The Loop Lounge!

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Friday, January 18th, 2008
10:56 am - This made me laugh
It was one thing when it was silly pictures of cats and nonsensical English... but take out "cats" and insert "Trent" and it only gets even more teh funneh: www.lolnin.com.



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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
8:33 pm - I've got something to put IN you....
You'll love this. Trust me.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
6:07 pm
Have you ever spent more than an hour at the Eye Doctor's office? I have. Today I spent 2 and a half hours!

That said, looks like I'll have not one but TWO new groovy pairs of glasses to vamp around in. And I have new contact lenses that use a technology so new they haven't named it. And I may get lasik.

Oh, and I was offered a pretty groovy job today (see post about Vegas). News to follow when appropriate.

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Monday, January 7th, 2008
10:05 pm - So, hot on the heels of my new blogging committment...
I had a pretty ordinary day. Went to the doctor, ran some errands, did some work, stayed on hold for an ungodly amount of time, went to the gym, dropped my car off at the Mini dealer, had Poquito Mas for dinner, had plans that seem to have gotten canceled. Yes, today was riveting.

That said, I got a lot done, so I shall lie here with my 2 wonderful dogs and drift away.

Tomorrow: VEGAS!

current mood: chipper

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