Thursday, March 30, 2006

My friends are naturally great...

(We pick up this conversation clip talking about a performance we did when we were captains of the stepteam 'BlackOut' and I had to call out a step and misspoke, but stuck to my guns...and then we change subjects so i guess there was no point in catching u up...)

BadAssBradley (12:29:05 AM): u said the letter b
BadAssBradley (12:29:07 AM): the letter 6
Berendth (12:29:51 AM): the letter 6...... >:o...damnit!
BadAssBradley (12:31:10 AM): i am drinking beer cuz there is no water in the house
BadAssBradley (12:31:15 AM): and i was too lazy to go get some
BadAssBradley (12:31:20 AM): but I'm not anymore
BadAssBradley (12:31:21 AM): but i can't
BadAssBradley (12:31:25 AM): cuz i was drinkin beer
BadAssBradley (12:31:26 AM): lol
Berendth (12:31:45 AM): ROFL!
Berendth (12:31:57 AM): HAHAH!!!

WAIT... There was more...

BadAssBradley (12:33:15 AM): i didn't realize that that was funny till i wrote it
BadAssBradley (12:33:18 AM): and read it back to myself
Berendth (12:33:42 AM): haha
BadAssBradley (12:33:43 AM): my excuse: I was reeeeally thirsty
BadAssBradley (12:34:08 AM): i mean it works temporarily, but beer dehydrates you
BadAssBradley (12:34:23 AM): so this is soooo counterproductive
BadAssBradley (12:34:35 AM): unless....
BadAssBradley (12:34:53 AM): I keep drinking beer! lol
Berendth (12:35:49 AM): lol
BadAssBradley (12:36:05 AM): tha's some shit homer would say


Friday, March 24, 2006


Yeah, so I'm going to really ask time to slow down. I've been at work everyday for the past week cus one my co-workers "resigned" leaving the boss and I. Guess who's getting overtime; well, barely cus I had 10hrs buffer before overtime, but I crossed that threshold. Oh yeah... thus leaving me tired.

Did a show on Tuesday night (3/21) at Harper's Ferry. Not really "my" show, but more-so a substitute show for what would otherwise be a missed gig for the band. I don't think there was one song I did where I didn't flip the words somehow. Only one/two people actually noticed though. In fact it was actually REALLY fun. Maybe the most fun I've had at a show in a long time.

I have resolved also that I need to make a point to warm-up before each show. I thought I had a sore-throat from quickly and quietly practicing just before arriving at the venue. But it turns out that what I think is 'straining my voice' before a show is actually 'my voice warming up'. For instance, this show I didn't actually warm up... thus my voice didn't really start to open up until the last song (Mos Def - Umi Says). It's not good to show that you can sing circles around yourself, LoL. it begs the question... "what does that say about you?"

The pay off though was a huge compliment. At the end of the headlining band's set they launched into a freestyle. Not like hip-hop but just a tune they made up there and the vocalist just sang whatever came to mind. Within that, she spent a good 32 bars (musically a long time) on how much she loves my voice and what it 'does to her'. I mean that is cool were anyone to say it, but definitely cool coming from another singer. It's respect from someone who is passionate about the same thing you do. It's the true value behind a Grammy. So that made my night (as well as performing cus i love performing). I hereby encourage all you to spend some time on your passion right now.

That's my word.

In case you were wondering. The band.

I hope that I will be able to save the moment I have to respond to ignorance and that I enjoy my response as much as I enjoyed this one:
"If You Have Big Nose, You Shouldn't Call People Niggers"

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Awwwwww BT wooooooo

I thought that was them. When I first seent it, I told my housemate "man, they have the same uniforms and everything." Interesting...

Courtesy of Th'Abad: "Washington Students "Touch The Sky" with Recording Artist Kanye West"

P.S.> Jes' blog is the sh*t right now. Please read it.
And visit this link that I stole from her:
Librarians are okay with you being gay...

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Bill Napoli hates America

Bill is the kind of person who yearns for the good-ole days. The days when entire neighborhoods came together to do what was right. That being said... Bill is exactly the kind of person who scares me. Bill is the reason most nations hate us and why Bush is STILL president. (Insert a rant about how one administration can have two of the greatest disasters in the nation's history and still go out with a high approval rating.)
Anyway, the reason Billy scares me is because the good-ole days which he so loved were probably the 50s. I don't know if you paid attention in your history class, but the 50s weren't exactly among the better decades of my people. In fact, I can't say we've been doing so hot in the last half of a millenium. But if ole Billy gets his way... to the back of the bus we go. (Clearly that wasn't the worst it ever was, but I'm sure Bill wouldn't mind that.) It probably eats at his core to have to participate in a society that nominates movies like Crash and Brokeback Mountain for prestigious entertainment awards. He probably can't stand that his offspring can recognize 50 Cent faster than Buddy Holly. Honestly, can't say that I'm too keen on that one myself, but it doesn't really phase me to the extent it does him.
Where in "conservation" is there anything about "regression"? Aren't these right-wing fundamentalists supposed to be keeping things as they are rather than as they were? You can't "conserve" something as it "was"!! That makes no sense and in that case neither does Bill Napoli. Let's keep this bus we call a nation moving forward. Leaders have to move in front, patna!

Courtesy of Jes: Bill Napoli Video

Actually... let's amend that to "Peace & Understanding"!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Time for another: Moment from the Daily Show...

"Evil democrat empire?! I got news for you. If we're going to do the whole 'star wars analogy' thing, the democrats are at best Ewoks. At best. Believe me, you'd be pumping up their egos to call them Jawas. Why can't the republicans just admit it? You're in charge. You control the white house, both houses of congress, the supreme're not a bunch of ragtag rebels fighting the empire; you're the empire." ~Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
(via cocacolafreak07)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Today's Best Away Message

"Mommy: it hurts baby I know but it gets better... toughen up!
Me: I know it gets better, I just wanna know when.
Mommy: B*tch I don't know, do I look like Jesus or Dionne Warwick to you? jeez!

... ahhh my momma, always good for a kick in the ass and a good laugh, lol, also the only idiot who group together Jesus and Dionne Warwick, lol." ~ Honey86627