Wednesday, May 16, 2007

And they're laughing at me anyway

Wow. SK is tapped in to something. It's frightening actually.

So a couple of years ago the girl who eventually became my ex decided to end our relationship - caught me totally off guard. Sixteen years together and nine years of marriage gone in an instant. Sent me into a tailspin big time...

Now, the strange thing is The Church played Dallas for the first time in 16 years on what would have been my 10th anniversary. Plus, they played 5 blocks from my house!!!!!!!!!!!

You can't tell me some higher power or something wasn't involved somehow.

So recently, I've been thinking maybe there really isn't anybody out there for me. Can you believe that? Not even 40 and I'm thinking about giving up on love.

Now part of this is of course my problem. I am painfully shy and don't really have a huge circle of friends so it's really hard for me to meet anybody. But to give up????

So SK (who shouldn't be blogging because of his wrist) is now writing inspirational blogs about the beauty of love.

Once again, thanks to The Church for being here on the night of my 10th anniversary when I really needed support and thanks to The Time Being for lifting my spirits and helping me continue to believe there really may be love out there for me...

Monday, May 14, 2007


So Steve has been diagnosed with RSI. Can't say I'm surprised. As much blogging as he does combined with the painting and guitar/bass playing...

I always wonder about that kind of stuff. Who knows what kind of long-term damage computers will cause to the human race. We haven't exactly been using them that long in the grand scheme of things.

I imagine we will see all sorts of wrist/finger problems, eye problems - who knows what the electromagnetic radiation will do. Humans haven't exactly spent hours and hours in extremely close proximity to electronic equipment for very long (except for children sitting right up next to the the TV to the incessant scolding of their parents!)

Well, I hope the RSI doesn't slow Steve's musical pursuits too much. I love the blog - it's the centerpiece of my day - but I'll take the music over anything of course!

I'm seeing Ben Gibbard solo tonight. Should be good. I haven't heard him solo before so it will be interesting.

Love to all Churchy people!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Sorry, atmosphere

Man, I don't know how people can keep up with posting every day!

I finally had to turn on the air conditioner. If I didn't I probably would have not been able to sleep the other night. It wasn't necessarily too warm, but it was just too damn humid. I hate to think I'm soft. I mean - people lived for years without air conditioning.

Now, I live in an old house. There is an attic fan still in place, but all of the venting, etc. has long since been removed. I'm sure if it was still operational I could probably survive without air conditioning, but I guess I won't really ever know.

Of course, most people are so ridiculous with their AC. It's no wonder the atmosphere is slowly disintegrating. I'm the kind of person who keeps the thermostat set around 78-80 in the summer and around 60-62 in the winter. I get so frustrated at places (especially work) where they keep it around 65 in the summer. I just about freeze my ass off. Plus it makes the air so dry it's horrible for your skin and lungs. There is nothing worse than having to wear a long-sleeved shirt to work in the summer when it's close to 100 degrees outside just because they keep the air so freaking cold inside. I always wonder just how much money companies could save if they would just set the thermostat up a few degrees.

Of course, all of the loser suburbanites who keep their cookie-cutter 3000+ square foot houses at 65 degrees in the summer would probably pitch a fit about it being too hot, etc.

Oh well, I'm sure they enjoy their $500 electricity bills.

It's the same in the winter. I have so many nice wool sweaters but you can never wear them because anytime you are inside (even when it's 2o degrees outside) it's too damn hot since they set the thermostat at 75-78 degrees or whatever.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

One thing I really really hate...

First off, I should get my positioning statement out there. I really love The Church. I own multiple copies of everything they have ever recorded. I own multiple copies of all of their solo projects. I listen to them all the time. They are very near and dear to my heart.

Now, I don't listen to The Church, etc. 100% of the time - but it's probably close to 80% of the time. The other 20% of the time is stuff recommended on mailing lists, message boards, etc.

Unfortunately, people I know also recommend music to me. I appreciate their efforts, but I really don't think they grasp how high my standards are because of how high The Church has set the bar.

Now - I think the thing that pisses me off the most is when somebody says a band "sounds like" somebody. Come on. If a band is worth a shit they don't sound like anybody else.

Check out The Church's myspace page. It's brilliant. Under influences they say "we believe we influence others". Under sounds like they say "we sound incredibly like ourselves".

When somebody comes up and hands me a CD and says "it sound like Joy Division meets The Cure" or some crap like that I instantly realize it probably sucks. Now - don't get me wrong - I LOVE music. I can't imagine life without music. But so much of the crap out there is so unoriginal it's amazing.

Just hand me a CD and tell me it's good - maybe I'll like it.

The other thing (I guess I should have entitled this blog 1.5 things I really hate) is classification. Come on - music is music! What the fuck do I care if you say something is slo-core or emo or whatever the fuck you say it is. It's freakin' music! I love iTunes - but the genre thing really pisses me off. Rock, alternative, alternative/punk, pop - who gives a shit. It's MUSIC!

Oh well - off to another evening of music. It's getting warmer. Almost time to turn on the air conditioner for the summer - which will be the subject of a later rant...

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sleeping cat and dying fire

The vast majority of all pictures people take of their cats are of them sleeping.

Damn they always look so cute - and peaceful.

Have you ever thought about it?

Thursday, May 3, 2007

So what are we going to talk about????

So let's see how this is going to go...

I'm sure the majority of my contributions will be about music since it is my first love.

Of course, any music discussion will be dominated by the best band this world has ever seen - The Church.

I will talk about how their music has shaped my life - and how it continues to shape my life. Anybody out there who doesn't know The Church is still vital and relevant is really missing out on some incredible stuff. CHECK THEM OUT!!!!

I have loved this band for close 20 years now - and it doesn't even seem close to the end. The band continues to release incredible stuff - and the solo efforts from Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes, and Tim Powles also continue to impress. There is so much talent in this band I wonder why other bands even try.

I'm sure I will also keep you up to date with the adventures of Leo and Bailey - my two resident cats. Talk about a crazy pair. Two little tomcats - Leo will be 4 this summer - Bailey just turned 3.

I will also discuss food. I am quite the chef and also have a tremendous interest in world cuisine. On a related note, I will discuss my interest in wine and beer as well. Good food should always be paired with the appropriate wine, beer, or spirit (or all three as necessary!)

I will also have my occasional observation on the world - which hopefully will not be too negative since in general I am extremely disappointed with people...

I am bascially a happy guy though, so hopefully my observations will be enlightening and somewhat positive at least.

Welcome all to the Snowfaller's Blogge. I hope you enjoy it!

Well here we go...

Now that we are close to half way through 2007, I figured I should move into the 2000s and start a blog!

I imagine 99% of people start their blog talking about how they can't imagine why anybody would want to read about them, etc., so I'm not going to waste the space doing that...