|Writer's Block: Desert Island Time
||[04 Mar 2009|07:47am]
You're packing your bag for that magical desert island that happens to have electricity, a TV, and a DVD player—what five DVDs do you take with you?
1. Dave Chappelle's Block Party
2. Seven Samurai
3. Chappelle's Show Season 2
4. Tropic Thunder
5. K-OS Publicity Stunt
|That Album Joint Zach Did
||[25 Feb 2009|04:28am]
Cause Zach did it... doesn't mean anybody else has to. But I'm stealing his idea even if music hasn't really affected my life in the same way. Also I didn't actually listen to music as "albums" until 11th grade so I'm pretty generic up to that point.
My life in albums.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - I Ain't Got A Home (age... small)
- I refered to this song as the "wooo oooh oooh wooo oooh oooh wooo oooh" song. It's an old 45 my dad has. Basically from 0-10 was just shit my dad played on his radio showand the songs on Mega Man X and...
Weird Al (5-12)
- I was the white kid who knew the words to every Weird Al song. I feel like Weird Al Yankovic actually influenced my life in a major way because he was funny... so then I wanted to be funny because I wanted to be like Weird Al. I think I tried to write my first parody song when I was in first grade... prolly a parody of "Beat It" or "Achy Breaky Heart". Clearly I never wrote it down, else it would have survived. I stopped listening to him for a few years but I remember my last year at the boy scout summer camp. I was 17. We were supposed to go look at stars or some shit but the counselor was late and there were these 12 year old kids standing on a picnic table singing EVERY SINGLE WEIRD AL SONG EVER! And I still remembered all the words.
Whatever they Played on The Box and Wrestling Theme Songs (Middle School)
- "The Box" was a channel where you call in and request videos... nobody remembers some of the songs they played on this channel except for me, my brothers, and my friend Jordamis. We used to watch this channel all fucking day and the same videos would play over and over and over again. Such classics as "No Scrubs" and it's male remake "No Pigeons", Every Cash Money song, Lil Wayne's first joint "The Block Is Hot", Eminem, Some techno song with a sock puppet in the video, System of A Down (we would always go in the other room when "Chop Suey" came on because they said "angels deserve to die". lol.), and a bunch of low budget rap songs where I can only remember the music video.
Ninth Grade- Halfway Through Tenth Grade
- Ninth grade is one big blur where I don't remember anything about music. Mostly I listened to punk covers and linkin park and green day.... I think that's it. Ohh... Rage Against The Machine. I think I started listening to them and then caring about politics... or I started caring about politics and started listening to Rage Against The Machine... either way the most important part about this was that it leads nicely into my next phase of musical enjoyment...
Jam Bands (10th grade - 11th grade)
- I started caring about politics and then I wanted to be a fake ass hippie for some reason. So the most logical thing to do in order to be a hippie for me was listen to The Grateful Dead. This actually affected my life... because this was the reason I grew my hair long. Then I started listening to Phish, moe., and String Cheese Incident all the goddamn time. Minde you... I never smoked pot through this entire phase. I actually liked classic rock more than jam bands... but classic rock doesn't have an image you can wear around so yeah fuck that.
K-OS - "Superstarr Pt. Zero" (10th grade)
- This was the first rap song I actually liked (liking rap in middle school doesn't count for me.) My brother John was very sad about leaving PG County when we moved here... so I guess thats why he watched MTV Jams and BET all day. It must have been MTV Jams he was watching at the time because BET would never play K-OS amiright? Anyways this song was my shit whenever it came on tv. I never found out who it was though so I thought I'd never hear it again until I asked Zach "What is good rap music?" and he said K-OS... and I looked him up and yeah. This song is legit.
K-OS - Joyful Rebellion (11th Grade)
- This is my favorite album of all time. I remember the first time I heard it too. I had my radio show and I was looking through the new music and "ohh shit K-OS has a new album!" So I played "Commandante" on my radio show (prolly cause I was a fake ass communist at that time) and that shit was so ILL!!!! From that point on I played K-OS on my show at least twice every hour.
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (11th Grade - 12th Grade)
- Yeah I liked this joint cause of Sam... really I didn't give a shit about Bruce Springsteen until I learned that Sam loved him... so I loved him instantly. This was the one with "Rosalita" on it and that song will always take me back to when I was pathetically in love with Sam for five years.
Common - Be (12th Grade)
- The first album I can ever remember anticipating and buying when it came out. I was going through a hip-hop phase at the time. I can still remember the moment I put this on and listening the the first track and just grinning from ear to ear. Now... that song is my religion. "Never lookin' back or to far in front of me, the present is a gift and I just wanna Be." That's my basic philosophy of life. Thanks Common.
Then comes the first year of college... which was a musical void for me. I was majoring in music at the time too. I must have been listening to some jazz stuff... or trying to. I stopped playing my guitar religiously... for some reason I kinda feel like that was a dead year. I didn't seek out, play, or listen to music for forever. And I don't recall anything coming out that was completely earth shattering to my world and my radio shows were just lolfests. If I had to pick one song to sum up 2006-2008 it would be...
Just Dave and Ludachris - Candy Shop (Remix)
- This is the best thing I've done with my life musically.
Funkadelic- Maggot Brain (age 21)
- From the time I've purchased this album I've been listening Funkadelic all the goddamn time. Also I've gone through some weird growth/change in myself. For some reason I feel like a different person than I was at this time last year... I don't know it's all weird "in my head" shit. Anyways... Funkadelic has been the soundtrack to my life for the past few months as I've been growing and changing. So... it might not have anything to do with anything but theres that. Also "Maggot Brain" made me want to be a musician again.
||[17 Feb 2009|09:47pm]
Quitting smoking is hard as shit.
It's like fifty degrees in my room... the fuck?
Me and Ashanti broke up.
Miles Davis' In A Silent Way is a sweet album.
K-OS has a new album.
P-Funk is coming to the 9:30 club.
No Laura Blasi in your improv group = best Improv Group of all time.
that is all.
||[25 May 2008|04:16am]
the Roots should release a cover album. you will be amazed by Black Thought's singing abilities~!
"Roxanne" The Police
"Masters of War" Bob Dylan
||[22 Apr 2008|01:16pm]
lol... I work at bagel bin.
|Sisson spins the classics!
||[22 Feb 2008|02:45am]
Lt Mou (11:17:10 PM): 37 B.C.... now THAT was a good year in music.
Lt Mou (11:17:22 PM): Except for Jesus's solo album. yech.
gratefulphish369 (11:17:51 PM): yeah
gratefulphish369 (11:18:08 PM): Jesus Loves You
gratefulphish369 (11:18:17 PM): that might be the only hit on that album
Lt Mou (11:18:37 PM): And I Wanna Feel Jesus's Love All Over My Face, that one was okay.
gratefulphish369 (11:18:38 PM): other than that his best stuff was with the apostles
gratefulphish369 (11:18:46 PM): (south park ?)
Lt Mou (11:18:56 PM): heehee.
gratefulphish369 (11:20:10 PM): Althogh he did do a nice job with his final album The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. But the band broke up when Jesus and the Ghost started feuding.
gratefulphish369 (11:20:46 PM): The Holy Ghost was kicked out of the Trinity and replaced with Alan Thicke
Lt Mou (11:20:53 PM): haha
gratefulphish369 (11:21:08 PM): ohh wait it was "TV's Alan Thicke"
Lt Mou (11:21:46 PM): I prefer the early years before the Ghost replaced Peter the Apostle on drums.
gratefulphish369 (11:21:49 PM): but Jesus was really nothing with out Mathew, Mark, Luke, John, and Judas
gratefulphish369 (11:21:56 PM): yeah
gratefulphish369 (11:23:19 PM): I hear peter, jesus, the ghost, and Judas (with members from judas preist) were having a "Together Again" tour... but Judas did an Axl Rose.
Lt Mou (11:23:49 PM): ouch, I hear it sucked the big one.
Lt Mou (11:23:56 PM): they were huge in Japan though.
gratefulphish369 (11:24:04 PM): yeah they played two show.
gratefulphish369 (11:24:45 PM): one was allright... (the one in japan) but when they played in Israel Judas and The Holy Ghost got in a fight with someone in the audience
Lt Mou (11:25:46 PM): And apparently Jesus was stoned out of his mind at a few of the shows and got arrested for "simulating masturbation with a sledgehammer".
gratefulphish369 (11:25:59 PM): (hahaha!!! I get that Joke)
Lt Mou (11:26:14 PM): you better. 8-)
gratefulphish369 (11:26:54 PM): They did an awesome Rendition of "Plastic Jesus" during their show at the MCI center.
gratefulphish369 (11:28:33 PM): but that was the show where Judas dissapeared
gratefulphish369 (11:28:45 PM): and the whole thing went to hell from there
Lt Mou (11:29:00 PM): I'd love to hear "Drive My Ark" live
gratefulphish369 (11:29:26 PM): but three days later they decided to re-group and Judas was replaced by Slash from Guns N' Roses.
gratefulphish369 (11:29:34 PM): and theyre last three shows were decent
Lt Mou (11:31:06 PM): (added to profile... heh)
gratefulphish369 (11:31:28 PM): sweet
|Ron Laul for president?
||[09 Jan 2008|11:37am]
1. one secret.
2. one compliment.
3. one non-compliment.
4. favorite quote
post an anonymous comment, saying anything that you want me to know.
||[26 Dec 2007|03:25pm]
1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make none... prolly wont make none.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
US and A
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
John Willard, Stage Managing Camp, and surviving YMC.
9. What was your biggest failure?
two speeding tickets in one stop!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The Liberal Media
14. Where did most of your money go?
lame ass food
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Some YMC shows, directing an improvs group, Crucible finishing, and camp, also Ocean City.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happs
b) thinner or fatter? thins
c) richer or poorer? Po'
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I went to williamsburg, then drove back.
21. What was your favorite month of 2007?
22. Did you fall in love in 2007?
23. How many one-night stands?
24. What was your favorite TV program?
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
26. What was the best book you read?
Breakfast of Champions
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I guess I rediscovered Wale...
28. What did you want and get?
29. What did you want and not get?
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turnted 19. I forget what I did.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not being poor alot of times during it.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
This is clean
34. What kept you sane?
Knowing everyone else was crazy.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Still Kristen Bell.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Whatever was on Democracy Now in the morning. Jena 6.
37. Who did you miss?
lots of people.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
did I meet anybody new? I pretty much just knew the same people throughout 07 that I met in 06.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Go to class and you will pass.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter"
|Top Five Christmas Movies
||[17 Dec 2007|02:08pm]
5. A Very Brady Christmas
4. That one with Chris Brown
3. Bad Santa (it's true... it is true)
2. A Christmas Story
1. Muppet Christmas Carol
||[27 Aug 2007|07:25pm]
lol @ summer...
Sorry if I was "too busy" for everyone this summer. I've been tired and occupied with work stuff... also I was poor. enjoy school.
|Come see the crucible.
||[21 Apr 2007|02:26am]
Hello folks. I'm in the crucible. I'm playing John Willard, the marshal of the jail. Many of you may have read this book in 11th grade English class. I don't care if you liked it or not, you will enjoy this show. Not just because of the story and the way we present it, but because of amazing performance. Jeff (who some of you may have seen in YMC last year) is playing John Proctor and his transformation into the role is incredible. Then theres Ashanti (my wonderful girlfriend) who is probably the best actress ever and breathes life into Tituba that I haven't seen on stage or screen ever. And if that isn't enough, there may be a possibility of me crying on stage and that's good for a laugh.
||[14 Feb 2007|11:32am]
So... guys. I never thought I'd say this but I found a Fergie song I like. It's crazy. It's called "Clumsy". I'm pretty sure Will.I.Am had a lot to do with it so... that's my excuse. If he didn't even touch the track I'll feel gross.
Anyways... you guys should check it out. It's probably up on YouTube in some way or another.
||[31 Dec 2006|07:09pm]
TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2006:
10: The Coup- Pick A Bigger Weapon
09: Soul Position- Things Go Better With RJ and AL
08: Count Bass D- Act Your Waist Size
07: Aloe Blacc- Shine Through
06: K'Naan- The Dusty Foot Philosopher
05: The Roots- Game Theory
04: John Legend- Once Again
03: J Dilla- Donuts
02: Lupe Fiasco- Food and Liquor
01: Ghostface Killah- Fishscale
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Dizzee Rascal- DREAM!!!!
LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD: MUSIC CATEGORY
TOP 5 MOVIES OF 2006
5: Jet Li's FEARLESS
4: Dave Chappelle's BLOCK PARTY
3: THE DEPARTED
2: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: MOVIE CATEGORY
and heres the big one....
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This Years Inductees to the Chris Sisson Hall of Fame
The Periodic Table
||[03 Dec 2006|04:06am]
||[14 Oct 2006|06:49pm]
I want rutherford back.