Yet another bicycle post. Last night I FINALLY bitch-slapped life in the face and attended my first Critical Mass 400+ person bike ride. It’s like life was just doing everything to stop me from ever attending. From destroying my bike and breaking my arm last February to making me work on every scheduled CM date since I healed, it seemed Critical Mass would be something I would always be putting off to another month. And this week, the week it seemed that I would finally able to attend, I got bloody sick with the monster allergy attack from hell (maybe karma payback for taking more than my fair share of free pizza at Tuesday’s Pizza & Post?). Luckily I was 93% better by Friday night and it at long last it was ON.
The epic ride began in the heart of Koreatown, into downtown, past Little Tokyo and into East L.A., over one of the bridges above the L.A. river, back to downtown and Koreatown, then all the way to Hollywood & Highland and finishing up at Sunset and Western. WE TOOK OVER STREETS. What a terrific way lead into the final weekend of October and I really hope I can do this again (meaning next month).
Besides that, it was a great October. Lots of editing work coming my way and I am going to be apart of some productions coming up next month that I am VERY excited to be working on. Though I’m not much of a drinker, early in the month, I actually got to drink some special Oktoberfest beers which was great since I’ve always wanted to celebrate it in some form.
And the best thing that was better than everything in my life this month was totally seeing The Drums. KICK ASS SHOW and one of my favorites of the year (and rivaling last October’s Matt & Kim epicness).
So now Halloween is coming (with a Captain Ahab show) and I really hope I see someone dressed as Zombie Steve Jobs.
Once that is done and finished, the death of 2011 begins with November kicking off. Things happening: The Monolators & Shonen Knife performing on the 1st and then my birthday looms. All I want this year is the Harry Potter film set and the bear backpack from Yosemite this year (can be ordered online!).
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Tagged bicycles, captain ahab, critical mass, cycling, Halloween, Koreatown, Los Angeles, matt & kim, October 17, Oktoberfest, pizza & post, Shonen Knife, Steve Jobs, the drums, The Monolators
Ahhhhhh! June 15th. Matt & Kim. Returning to the Music Box in Hollywood. YEEEHAW!!!!
Usually I don’t care much for concerts scheduled months into the future, but considering how their show in October automatically become one of the top five shows ever in my life so far I’ve ever attended, I just need to start counting down the days now.
It’s going to be sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. SIIIIIIIICK!
What a kick off to summer 2011.
:::takes deep breath:::
Ahem. Okay back to the present. My most recent online discovery was found last week while browsing through Deviant Art stuff and I came across the online comic strip Loading Artist by Gregor Czaykowski. I blogged up one of his other comics exactly three blog posts below this one (the hilarious dark-unfulfilled-romance-one) and have been visiting his website constantly lately just enjoying all his previous strips. His work is definitely something to check out for yourself.
This one convinced me to get pizza for dinner tomorrow.
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Tagged comedy, comic strips, deviant art, funny, Gregor Czaykowski, indie, loading artist, matt & kim, Matt and Kim, music, pizza
I’m quite enjoying writings lists. So here’s my next one in reflecting the year that has just passed. Looking back all the way to last January just makes me realize so much has happened this year.
1.) Heart To Tell – The Love Language
2.) Lust For Life – Girls (I know I’m cheating by 3 months here, but song DEFINED summer for me)
3.) Say No To Love – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
4.) I Don’t Have A Dick – Captain Ahab
5.) Coconut Shampoo – Neverever
6.) Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
7.) Catch Me If You Can – The Like
8.) Be My Honeypie – The Weepies
9.) In The Sun – She & Him
10.) Nice Guys – We Are Scientists
11.) Anxiety – The Monolators
12.) And It’s Over Part 1 – Moses Campbell
13.) Silver Tiles – Matt & Kim
14.) Walls – Shout Out Louds (Okay, another slight cheat by one month. The album was released until 2010 though. So ha!)
15.) Romance Is Boring – Los Campesinos!
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Tagged 2010, And It's Over Part 1, Anxiety, Be My Honeypie, captain ahab, Catch Me If You Can, coconut shampoo, girls, Giving Up The Gun, Heart To Tell, I Don't Have A Dick, In The Sun, Los Campesinos!, lust for life, matt & kim, Moses Campbell, neverever, nice guys, Romance Is Boring, Say No To Love, She & Him, Shout Out Louds, Silver Tiles, The Like, The Love Language, The Monolators, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Weepies, top songs, Vampire Weekend, Walls, We Are Scientists
Last Saturday night, October 2, 2010 marked the night of the greatest show I’ve ever been to! Matt & Kim rocked the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood and another one of my t-shirts was destroyed in the crowd.
Coolest thing was the crowd pushed me right to the front!!! Videos I found of others in attendance that night who filmed the show below! (I’m holding Kim’s foot in the the one where she is stepping on the crowd!!)