You make the weather
You make the weather
Quickly realizing that it is up to me to ensure my goals do not fall victim to the perils of the daily grind.
To life I say, game on. (sometimes I am a bit wordy)
so my editor decided not to run my review of the Talib Kweli show b/c he was terrible. Sweet. Here is the review, hope no one wastes their money on him.
Plenty of shows do not live up to their hype due to poor sound quality, long delays and other missteps. An artist as big as Talib Kweli could have saved the day after a 4-hour delay and worked through the ham radio quality sound system, instead he proceeded to mail it in during his hour long set. The set was so bad Kweli decided to duck out early, like half the audience, before even saying goodbye or thanking the crowd for spending 20 bucks on what can only be described as a bait and switch.
Spinning records and playing DJ may work for Kweli in his hometown of Brooklyn but in Denver, fans expect to hear him rap. Kweli greatest strengths lie in his lyrics and ridiculous flow, which remained the few bright spots of the evening. These high points were nothing but a tease as the crowd was predominantly forced to endure other artist’s hits. The predictably bland set included songs by Nas, the Beastie Boys, Mos Def, Otis Redding and surprise surprise, Notorious BIG. Kweli could not even muster the strength to sing a little more than the refrain of his own hit “Get By.” Some of these complaints would be forgivable had the show been promoted as Talib Kweli spinning rather than simply a performance by Talib Kweli. Had it been promoted that way though there would not be much to write about.
Only my dog would think it was a great idea to eat an envelop full of cash while I am at work today. Bravo, you continue to earn your nickname money-pit Lucky
Huge new album Tuesday manana. 3 albums to purchase and or check out. So stoked for new albums from Jacks Mannequin, Feist and We Were Promised JetPacks.
Ready For Tuesday!?
Last week, the dude sitting next to me holds up a picture of Megan Fox and says, “this is my motivation for working hard.” I did not have the heart to tell him that no matter how hard he works the picture of Megan Fox will never come alive…
In all seriousness, I did not know what to say. I understand if someone has a family photo up or a picture of a material possession they want to buy from working hard but I do not know how one can be working for a celebrity. Maybe he knows more than me about purchasing or pleasing celebs. Until I see Megan Fox in the cubicle next to me, I will continue to question.
Sold my car tonight which felt great as I got way more than I ever thought possible. The best part, sold it to a private buyer on craigs, so I did not have to deal with dealer garbage.
As good as it felt, I much admit, I feel like I sold a slight piece of me. I owned the car for 5 years, drove across the country, listened to countless albums and dealt with endless life changes while owning my Honda. After previously owning a lifetime of US built cars, I finally understand the closeness one feels to owning a Honda. My Civic provided worry free driving at its finest and for that I will always be grateful.
Onto a new chapter and another new to me Honda
Looks like today is going to be a 3 Monster Energy drink day..
Hmm, my wife just came up with the idea of freelance writing personal ads for people. Honestly, I tip my hat to that. The best one she has come up with tonight…”how would you like a trophy wife whose hobbies include drinking their dinner….
Been on a classic Dustin Hoffman kick lately, last week Kramer vs. Kramer and the Graduate
Throughout my life I have battled confidence issues from time to time. I realize everyone does but the hardest thing for me to adjust to is knowing that I matter to someone else. This may sound like a weird thing to say but adjusting to meaning something to someone else has always been a bit of a foreign feeling to me. Almost like I do not deserve it.
Do not get me wrong, I absolutely love being loved (in a non narcissistic way) but describing the feeling above I cannot help but wonder what does it say about my self confidence.
On one other note, this is not something I think about regularly, in fact it is something I have overcome and this post is more or less a reflection on my growth. It is nice having meaning
Target does such a great job with everything but produce. Why do they have such budget produce? I mean that in the sense of being low grade and not exactly cheap pricewise. Do not tell me you get what you pay for either, word to the wise Target’s fruits and veggies are far more expensive than most grocery stores I have investigated.
Sweet, apples at $1.75 a pound and they are all bruised and taste a bit gamey, bon appetit!
Oh it feels so good to have a new position. I cannot even tell you how burned out I was at my old place. Getting out of my old office has led to a completely sunnier outlook for me. I am incredibly grateful to once again have career and job goals.
The position is in sales so going from salaried to salary and commission is a bit of a change but I am totally pumped for something new. Too bad I could not take any time between out with the old and in with the new but that is life. Cheers to a clean break.
Blame the job excitement for the hokiness in this post.
What makes Ted Leo and the Pharmacists so great you ask? The way he constructs songs that simply build upon their own energy is unparalleled