June 27, 2006

I Couldn't Resist

This was way too funny NOT to post....

~ Drewbacca

June 23, 2006

Live Bait 1991-1994

     Reminiscing recently about the past, brought about an idea I've wanted to get down on paper for a long time; before I forget completely. My high school rock band played cover after cover of popular tunes at the time. Through the years, there were a few incarnations of the band, but the core 3 or 4 of us were there from the beginning to the end. We played parties, school functions and even dances for various junior high schools. Here is a list of almost all of the songs we played at these shows at one time or another.

Black Crowes:
Jealous Again
Hard to Handle
Thick n' Thin
She Talks to Angels
No Speak No Slave
Sometimes Salvation

Counting Crows:
Mr. Jones
Einstein on the Beach

Guns N' Roses:
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
It's So Easy
Paradise City
Sweet Child O' Mine
Used to Love Her

Pearl Jam:
Porch (my personal favorite)
Elderly Woman
Yellow Ledbetter

Jane Says (Jane's Addiction)
Been Caught Stealin' (Jane's Addiction)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Son of a Gun (Nirvana's version of a Vaselines tune)
Molly's Lips (Nirvana's version of a Vaselines tune)
Plush (Stone Temple Pilots)
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe)
Shelter Me (Cinderella)
Mrs. Robinson (Lemonheads' version of Simon & Garfunkel tune)
Creep (Radiohead)
Suck My Kiss (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Today (Smashing Pumpkins)
Ball & Chain (Social D)
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong (Spin Doctors)
Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
Hey Jealousy (Gin Blossoms)
In a Daydream (FJB)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Rockin' In the Free World (Neil Young)
Rainy Day Woman (Black Crowes version of the Bob Dylan tune)
Jealous Guy (Black Crowes version of the John Lennon tune)

Our guitarist's dad's 50th b-day party:
Splish Splash
Rock 'Round the Clock
Jailhouse Rock
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Rockin' Robin

"Ladies and gentlemen, you have been too kind. Thank you so much and we'll see you next time. Until then, we are LIVE BAIT! THANK YOU!"
**thunderous applause and cheering erupts**

~ Drewbacca

June 21, 2006

The Flixster Battle Rages On

     My second favorite website, Flixster.com, has introduced a new feature: top user charts. It ranks users on various statistics, such as most reviews, forum posts, profile reviews and more. Out of 1.5 million users now on Flixster, here is how I currently rank...


     Does this mean I'm cool as hell or a total loser? WAIT! Don't answer that. With my magnificence, these numbers are sure to get better.
With fist in the air, stating clearly, "I rule," I am:

~ Drewbacca

June 20, 2006

Pet Peeve of the Day: Vol V

     More than a pet peeve actually; nearly a burning rage. People who go to watch their hometown sports team, and then proceed to root for the other team. At the dome the other night, I swear the Red Sox fans were just as loud, if not louder, than the Twins fans. There is no way that many people traveled from Boston. So why are all of these Minnesotans rooting for the other team (whom we spanked 6-2 by the way)? It pisses me off. And this applies to all sports and levels (i.e. Olympics, local teams, college, etc.).

C'mon people, show some spirit and root for YOUR home team!

~ Drewbacca

June 17, 2006

A New Kind of Review

     As you may or may not know, Crest has released some new and interesting flavors of toothpaste known as "Whitneing Expressions" and I've been interested in them for weeks. But I didn't want to buy an entire tube of lemon flavored toothpaste only to find that it sucks and that I'm stuck with it for the next several months.

     But yesterday I noticed they have released a variety pack so you can try out all of the new flavors in small tubes before settling on just one and using it for weeks. So here is a very short review of each new flavor...

Cinnamon Rush
Not all that much different from Close-Up or any other cinnamon flavored toothpaste. However, it is slightly more intense and "stinging." In short, it's good. Like a strong cinnamon flavored chewing gum basically.

Extreme Herbal Mint
Really not a lot to say. It's a minty toothpaste not unlike any other spearmint toothpaste. Maybe a bit more intense. This goes the best with my after brushing mouthwash.

Lemon Ice
Here we are getting into something new. This paste tastes a lot like lemon meringue. It was the first of the four I tried yesterday and it was good, but definitely different. It seemed to get slightly syrup-y in my mouth by the end. But still, it was an intersting feeling to brush your teeth with pie filling.

Refreshing Vanilla Mint
Have you ever brushed your teeth with candy? That's what this was like. It tastes good, but the after taste in my mouth was, not surprisingly, vanilla-y for hours until I ate something. Plus, if I were to use mouthwash afterwards, it would have to be a vanilla mouthwash or I'd have a very unpleasant experience inside my mouth. I think this would be a good choice for those of you with kids who don't like to brush their teeth.

~ Drewbacca

Two Posts in One

     I saw someone today whom I have not seen for roughly two months. After hello, the first thing she said to me was, "you look like you're losing weight." Yes! I guess the crap in the gym is starting to pay off. Since I don't own a scale, it's hard for me to tell.

~ Drewbacca


     I downloaded the following albums today from my favorite Russian website:

Zero 7 - The Garden
Ween - Shinola
Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
The Long Winters - Ultimatum
Keane - Under the Iron Sea
Elbow - Cast of Thousands
Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
Gomez - How We Operate

Lots of music for the next couple of weeks. Nice.

~ Drewbacca

June 12, 2006

The Saga of Danny and Maria Episode III: End of an Era

     As I returned home from work the other day, I noticed a big moving van out in front of my apartment complex. I didn't think too much of it as people are constantly moving in and out of this place. But then, after my evening run, I noticed an unusual amount of noise coming from Danny and Maria's apartment upstairs. I am actually used to commotion up there, but this was different. I put the two together immediately; moving van, commotion upstairs, uh-oh! Danny and Maria are leaving me! I ran upstairs and walked past their place and sure enough, the door was propped open, cardboard boxes were everywhere and they were trying to figure out how to carry an entertainment center and a birdcage out to the van at the same time (God know why).

     So yes, I got to see what they both looked like. I actually had a chance encounter with them a month or so back, but never got around to letting you all know about it. Trust me, it's not really a great sight. She's twice his size and he looks like a shorter, dorkier version of the Marlboro Man.

     Anyway, I mentioned as I passed by that moving sucks, and Maria responded with, "indeed!" So I got to say goodbye in my own way and they are off to greener pastures hopefully. I hope for their neighbor's sake they are moving into a house, or somewhere on the ground floor. I will miss the buggers.

     It does explain the crazy crazy sex they had the night before though. One last romp through the dining room and kitchen for me to listen to I guess, then off to ...wherever.
God bless 'em.

Danny and Maria Episode I
Danny and Maria Episode II