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[21 May 2004|10:56pm]
new journal = pleine_de_grace. I'm no longer in the xyz affair, so having it as a livejournal name seems rather silly now.

add me the new name and I shall add you back.
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[19 May 2004|09:48pm]
Death to Tyrants are amazing. Their new 12" on clean plate records is seriously awesome. 4 songs in like 20 minutes, including the 9 minute long song "female" which is just brilliant. this record seriously owns.

today I got the Clancy Six/Exosus 7" on pink, #20/23. it came with a ton of extras, including a promo for some show with This Ship Will Sink and Flowers In the Attic... the odd thing about this promo was that it was a patch. not a piece of paper, a fucking cloth patch. what the hell?

went job searching with Steph and Elise today. Well.. I tagged along while they searched. Lots of applications filled out.. pretty boring stuff.

Some Puerto Rican guy (Orlando) was hitting on Steph and asked her if she wanted to be on the guestlist for the dance club at the matrix friday night. She declined, then I told her she could probably get on that guest list and go party with The Locust and Andrew WK who are playing the matrix friday. She was not enticed.
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[17 May 2004|05:01pm]
test press prettiesCollapse )

Today was the gayest day ever. I was waiting for Steph in Boston for like an hour, and probably 80% of the white men who passed by me were homosexuals who were at the gay rally and/or got married today. Several women wearing 'DYKES AGAINST BUSH' t-shirts walked by me also. SO many older men/women kissing eachother near me too. like.. 60s and 70s we're talking here. freaky deaky.

Sheryl's Magnetic Aura is such a fun band. I want to see them.

The show I want to go to on Sunday is starting at 7 pm instead of like 2 pm which sucks. if it started at 2, I could be home at a reasonable hour and see every band I want to see. Now I'll probably have to leave after Black Castle and Pretty Faces and end up missing Forensicss. grr.

the neighbors are barbequeing or something. smells so good. I dont really like steak.. but I could go for some steak tips right about now.

9 more days of school. 8 if I can make my mom let me take a day off.. which would be key at the middle of next week when I'll be extremely.. antsy for lack of a better word.. to get the hell out.
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[15 May 2004|08:13pm]
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SAT scores came in today [13 May 2004|05:45pm]
1430. 750 verbal, 680 math. mad about that math score, but I can retake it so hopefully next time my math will be like... 750-800 range. haha

I have to take the SAT IIs on the morning of Friendlyfest. If we end up going to FF we'll probably miss the first couple bands, which sucks because They and The Children is opening, and I love that band a ton.

I've been catching up with the records I need to mail people. I always feel so accomplished after mailing stuff I owe people. Burdens lifted like what.
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[12 May 2004|08:10pm]
the holy grail came in the mail today. Hassan I sabbah/Usurp Synapse split 7" on white with razorblade included.

8th period - chem - kids are throwing shit everywhere. the teacher says "you're all staying after"
Bell rings, we're all staying. the teacher tells Evan he can leave, so I get up to leave too.
teacher: what are you doing
me: I'm leaving. if Evan can leave, so can I
teacher: nope sit down
me: no, thats bullshit. I actually have a meeting to go to. Evan's just going home to cry in his room and listen to old British bands like The Smiths..
everyone else: applauds and "That's awesome, Rory can leave!"
teacher: okay, Rory can leave, but the rest of you have to stay

so I was a few minutes late for my meeting.
I will be spending 150 hours this summer working with under-privilaged kids aged 3-5 on field trips and assorted other things. Should be okay. They gave me a list of rules to follow though.. some I'm not too sure I can take are "no outside food. eat what the kids eat" and "no foul language" this will be tough. I dont want school food all summer.
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[10 May 2004|03:19pm]
oh, second grade art...

this ship will sink is so fucking good. still.

and by the way..
After numerous vague allusions, breakup-music archetypes The Cure have finally made details of their summer festival tour official. Stage-spanning compatriots of Robert Smith and his band include the kindred spirits of Interpol, the groove-infused but nevertheless Curarian stylings of d-punk fatcats The Rapture, and the post-rock paragons that are Mogwai. Entitled Curiosa, the festival will also play host to a second stage, inhabited by a rotating cast of bands such as Cursive, Muse, Thursday, Head Automatica, The Cooper Temple Clause, and Auf Der Maur. Venues have not yet been declared for the currently available dates, and both the lineup and the tour itinerary are subject to additions, but the current chronology of Curiosa 2004 looks a little something like this:

07-24 West Palm Beach, FL
07-25 Tampa, FL
07-28 Nashville, TN
07-29 Atlanta, GA
07-31 New York, NY
08-01 Camden, NJ
08-03 Cincinnati, OH
08-04 Cleveland, OH
08-07 Boston, MA
08-11 Detroit, MI
08-12 Chicago, IL
08-14 Dallas, TX
08-15 Houston, TX
08-17 Denver, CO
08-18 Salt Lake City, UT
08-27 Los Angeles, CA
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[09 May 2004|10:49am]
upcoming shows for my personal housekeepingCollapse )

Yesterday was pretty fun. We practiced for like 2 and a half hours, just playing the 3 new songs. Then Matt attacked me with household weaponry.

No plans for today. I woke up so damn early, it was ridiculous. I should probably do some reading..

I'm re-downloading all the cds I had on my computer to Rachel's computer. I cant live with this no-music thing.
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[08 May 2004|09:48am]
the show went pretty well. We played a longer set than usual, so that was pretty awesome. Shroud of Turin was fucking awesome. I dont usually go for the growling-double bass type bands, but they had lots of parts that had non-growling screaming that were just incredible.
The show was over by like 8 oclock.. it was still light out when it ended, I found that funny. Thanks to everyone who came to it so early, it was very nice of you.

I was digging through newbury comics' "new releases" 7" bin, and came across the Pg 99/City of Caterpillar split that I've been trying to get for months for $4. its always on eBay but it goes for stupid prices so I've never gotten it, until now. Mmm this thing is so good. Also picked up the Panthers/Japanther 7". in the mail I got the Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul! 12" (on grey, limited to 100, paid 3 bucks for it, the guy thought it was on black when he sold it to me I think), the Black Castle/A Day In Black And White 12" (on white, limited to 100. mmm), and The Shivering 10" hot stuff.

Rachel's back from college, so I had to essentially move out of her room, so now my room is so cluttered with all the stuff that was previously in her larger room: computer, record player, boxes of records, shoes.. clothes.. etc

Querencia has an unmastered mp3 online finally!
check it out there. I love it, especially the last 30-or-so seconds. man I love it when stuff builds to amazing endings.

I guess we're not recording today because Paul didnt get his head in the mail yet, but we're going to write a new song and then record all 4 newbies next week. Look out for free demos soon, with limited edition hand made covers possibly made by my sister if she agrees... possibly made by stephanie and myself if I make her help me. we'll probably just end up spraypainting them with a stencil, but still. hand-made covers!! oop screamo! #12/40!!
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[07 May 2004|10:23am]
6:00 PM

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[04 May 2004|04:58pm]
havent had a good ol' record picture post in a whileCollapse )

in addition to getting records in the mail, I got a black An Albatross shirt. the screening is a little crappy, but I still like it.

My cat refuses to eat. I want to take him to the vet.. my parents think he's faking it.

These new people moved in next door a few weeks ago. since then there's never been less than 5 cars parked outside their house, all blaring spanish hip-hop, all full of toddlers screaming. this is so annoying.
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[03 May 2004|06:24pm]
Rain. mmm ruiner of walks home.

On the T, there was this portly guy wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants standing near where I was seated. he had an erection which was made obvious by the sweatpants. he didn't seem to care. Everyone else did.

I get a message from my mom telling me I have a doctors appointment for my chronic sore throats. My throat isnt very sore now, so the doctors probably think its nothing. But they took throat samples and filled THREE VIALS with my blood. urgh. Everytime I go to the doctor, I end up with less blood than I started with.

I'm kind of getting into pg 99 more than I used to be. aside from the vocals, they're fucking incredible. the vocals take some getting used to though.

I'm mailing a Sinaloa shirt to France. The band thats under-appreciated in america apparently has a french fan. awesome.

for an extra credit project in English, I need to make a cd with at least 5 songs that have lyrics that could be interpreted as Neo-Classist or Romantic (romanticism romantic, not like.. love romantic). The best example I had was Bright Eyes - On My Way to Work, but there's an f-bomb, which Mrs. Winter said wouldnt be allowed. grr. Help me.
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light as a feather. stiff as a board. [02 May 2004|02:37pm]
as if anyone cared, the answers to my lyrics quizCollapse )

Nothing happening today. I slept relatively late (11, late for me) I'm still tired. sitting in my room with the ac on, eating microwaved ice cream (so soupy, it's amazing) and listening to ctts. oh, glory days.

We have a show at The All Asia Cafe in Cambridge on Friday. I dont know any details, but when I get them, I'll post them here. If enough cool people come, it will overpower the lameness of the all asia cafe's staff and "stage" area, so come!

Progress report came yesterday. only two teachers gave me grades. A- in English, B+ in pre-calc. if I can make those both As.. that would be nice.

my Waifle/Anasazi 5" wont play on my record player because my player has this automatic arm setting that wont play anything smaller than 6 inches (insert penis joke here). kind of sucks. I need a new record player anyway.

So come to the show Friday. We'll be debuting our new song. it's like a 5-6 minute long EPIC.
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[01 May 2004|09:23pm]
practiced today. new song is fucking hot. attn: bands, do a split 7" with us please.

went to the gap with my mom tonight so she could buy some pants. I saw a pile of t-shirts with really lame text on them, including "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line", "you are what you eat", "where there's smoke, there's fire", and "time is an invention"
who the fuck would buy/wear those?? they were men's shirts, by the way.

I'm pretty sure I kicked the SATs in the ass. I'm predicting 1400 range. All the kids in the room with me were like 'THIS IS SO HARD. I HOPE I GET A 1100. IF I DO, I WONT HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN!' I cant even imagine "settling" for an 1100.. oh well. different strokes.

my ass is soaking wet because Paul's back seats are perminantely soaked. I don't understand it.

The Cure/Mogwai/Muse/Rapture/Interpol are touring this summer. Do you realize how amazing that line up is? If just for Mogwai and Muse.
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[30 Apr 2004|08:05pm]
In your current playlist, hit shuffle and pick the first twenty songs on the list (no matter how cheesy or embarrassing), and write down your favourite line of the song. Try to avoid putting the song title in the line. Then, have your friends comment and see if they know the songs.

this is much harder with screaming vocals.Collapse )

fucking ridiculous.
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[30 Apr 2004|04:28pm]
oh baby look what came in the mail today!

my first 5" record!!

So anyway, I hate heat. I really enjoyed those cold days. now I need artificial cold. this is ridiculous. it's fucking april.

gotta sign up for the SAT II's today. my guidance counselor was like 'you probably wont get into these 3 schools.. try for Emerson, you'll definitely get in! and try Skidmore! they'll probably take you!" so I guess I'll check out skidmore and emerson.

anybody (preferably one of you who lives near me so I dont have to mail anything) want a Circle Takes the Square patch? I have 2 already, and they sent me yet another one.

I had junction 18 stuck in my head all day. I havent listened to them in like 2 years. crazy.
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[29 Apr 2004|08:39pm]
all better.

anyway. life at these speeds is fucking amazing.
I'm wasting all my money on vinyl and I love it.
Does anyone have Panthers vinyl they want to trade/sell me?
I've had a terrible migraine all day. medicine wont work. neither will loud music or staring into direct light. oh well.
it's 10 oclock and I havent had dinner yet.
SATs on saturday. Looking forward to proving Kaplan and Chyten wrong!
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[28 Apr 2004|05:47pm]
this morning, as I get off the train at North Station, I noticed a wet grey looking substance that could have been any number of things. it was all over the train platform, so everyone had to step in it. I figured, no big deal.

About 10 minutes after walking through this, I look at my shoes to discover hardened cement along the bottoms of them. Cement also reached up to the front of my shoes. wicked annoying.

As I got on the train this afternoon, I noticed the entire doorway was plastered with cement. What the fuck could have happened?

When did shipping charges go up? over 5 dollars to mail an LP? fuck that noise.

Walking back from the post office, I see this guy walking towards me. He looks vaguely familiar. As I get closer I notice it's my father. What? the man I see for 10 minutes a day, and almost never before 11 pm, walking down the street randomly. He drives everywhere, why is he walking?
him: coming home from the post office?
me: yeah..
him: I'm just out for a walk
me: okay
him: take in the trash bins
me: okay..
that was over an hour ago. some walk.. still not home.

viva la vinyl being down is seriously ruining my life.
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[27 Apr 2004|05:53pm]

I love that fucking drawing. mmm

school was so bad today. I had homework due in all my classes, and no free periods until 6th and 7th.. which meant I couldnt do any of it before said classes. I managed to get away with it, but its still nerve-racking.. despite knowing nothing really bad would happen if I didnt have it.. I just cant afford to lose any points on anything. my parents are like "college! college! college! get your grades up! etcetera!"

someone make me stop spending money. for real.

Prom is coming up, oh yes, oh yes. if it wasnt 100 bucks, I'd totally go and take Rachel (from Billerica.. not my sister..) but 100 bucks for a 5 hour night of dry-humping her in front of lame-os from my school just doesnt seem practical.. unless someone else is paying, of course..

are any good shows coming up at all? I need something to do.

viva la vinyl is down. I got boredCollapse )
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[26 Apr 2004|08:25pm]
the drums at the beginning of that Yeah Yeah Yeahs song are awesome.

First day back at school today. Boring. My sweatshirt was all musty from the downpour that followed me to school. I hated being near me.

I sold my Cursive ticket to this girl I see at lots of shows. She was at the halloween Bright Eyes show in NYC and she sat in the eatery when we waited for Xiu Xiu's second show to start last month. Fun times.

I got the following shirts in the mail today
1. The Pine - Days Slipping By logo on white. awesome design, just wish it wasnt white
2. "Someone In The Saddest Landscape Loves Me" navy blue, really hard to read.
3 "Someone In The Saddest Landscape Stabbed Me In The Face" on grey. hott!
all I had to trade for them was my CTTS LP, which I promptly re-ordered.
Speaking of which, I ordered a ton more records today, bringing my "in the mail" list to..
Black Castle/A Day In Black and White 12" (pre-order)
Stop It!! - Self Made Maps 12" on white ltd to 115 (pre-order)
Welcome the Plague Year - 7" (pre-order)
September 10" (!!!!!!!)
Racebannon/Mara'akate 6" on blue ltd to 225 (!!!!!!!)
Envy/Iscariote split 10"
The Flying Worker 7"
The Flying Worker/Seven Feet Four split 7"
Funeral Diner/End On End/Endzwek/Under A Dying Sun - split 12"
Funeral Diner/The Saddest Landscape - split 7"
Funeral Diner/Zann - split 7"
Waifle/The Anasazi 5" (!!!!!!!)
Kaospilot - For Your Safety 7"

The Bled is playing wednesday. Probably wont go.. but I still intend on skipping school the next day to catch up with all the shit I need to bring to the post office.. the post office should be open way later than 5. For realz.

Playoff hockey just isnt the same without the Bruins... though I am thoroughly enjoying Tampa Bay absolutely raping Montreal.
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