Monday, February 25, 2008

"Love Turned Its Back On Me"

"Love Turned Its Back On Me" is the latest song uploaded by Hodges who I've mentioned a couple times before. Hodges is a singer-songwriter originally from Dallas who has since relocated to LA. He is finishing up the final touches on his debut album and more importantly warming up to do some touring. I'm hoping that he makes it over to the east coast because I really want to see him live. If not I may just have to make a trip to west coast.

Midterm week and things seem to be going pretty well. Working alot. To the point that I am now having regular dreams about work. I think I need a vacation. Thank god for spring break in a week. Not that I'm going anywhere exciting (I love Albany, but let's be honest). Taking some time to get plugged back into the music world. Looking for some new stuff to listen too and like I said really excited to hear the new Hodges stuff. Going to start blogging more about the music and job search now that we are down to about 67 days 'til graduation.

Keep your eyes and ears open because it's going to be an exciting couple of months I'm sure.

Peace and Love

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Petey strikes again!

Well I'm not the only senior this year. Pete shows them what he's made of against Saratoga last night in his basketball game. One writer said while not every senior is a starter, they would be if they played on any other team in the league. Opening three pointer of the game, behind the back assist to Deandre and a steal later in the game. I don't think they come much better. Click on Boys Basketball CBA VS Saratoga

Good Job Brother!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quick Update

Life is good.

The sun is shining, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer (for now) and spring break is just around the corner.

School is going well although I need to focus more and get some papers done. Work is work, making money and catching up finally so that's all that counts. People are okay. That's good. Still doing too much, but I'm not analyzing things as much and taking things for what they are. I'm making progress on Guitar Hero, which is not helping my focus on school work. Graduation is just around the corner and while I'm still anxious, I'm definitely excited.

I gave up lots of stuff for lent, less for the religious reasons and more for personal reasons. The list includes soda, chips, desserts, candy, chocolate, and FACEBOOK. It's been a struggle especially the facebook, but I'm hanging in there.

Never would have imagined that life would go by this quickly.

Peace and love

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's complicated

I exaggerate things.

I'm sarcastic, which doesn't come across well over the internet.

I'm honest, sometimes brutally. The truth hurts. But I'd rather be in pain than be lied to.

I rarely know what I want except I want to be happy.

I overthink things. I'm not a psychiatrist so I should stop analyzing everything. In the words of Arnold 'it's not a tumor'. When did I become so glass half empty?

I run on about 4 hours sleep successfully. I think my body is preparing itself for a life of production.

I wish it was easier. I wish there were traffic signs that said where to go. I'm a leader, but sometimes when you're at the front of the pack at a crossroads, you have to make a split second decision and go with it. I stop and think. The pack runs over me.

I'm complicated.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


I woke up this morning
to a cloud of gray
It was raining in Boston
home feels a million miles away

Honesty, faith, trust
These are just words to some
I'm waiting on a sunny day
But it doesn't want to come

I wanna stay I wanna be
I wanna feel what is real
I wanna see I wanna be
Everything I am
Everything that I am

twenty twenty-one twenty-two
all have been the same
moving around like a gypsy
is there a face to this name

one step at a time
easier said than done
even in a crowded room
i always feel like one

I wanna stay I wanna be
I wanna feel what is real
I wanna see I wanna be
Everything I am
Everything that I am

question what it's worth
didn't expect this to happen
ready to turn the page
ready to start again

Time to realize
Time to plan
Time to step up
and be the man

I wanna stay I wanna be
I wanna feel what is real
I wanna see I wanna be
Everything I am
Everything that I am

2/07/08 S. T. W.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I am the bear

"You ask can we ever trust the Bear?... I will give you several answers at once. The first is no, we can never trust the Bear. For one reason, the Bear doesn’t trust himself. The Bear is threatened and the Bear is frightened and the Bear is falling apart. The Bear is disgusted with his past, sick of his present and scared stiff of his future. He often was. The Bear is broke, lazy, volatile, incompetent, slippery, dangerously proud, dangerously armed, sometimes brilliant, often ignorant. Without his claws, he’d be just another chaotic member of the Third World.... The second answer is yes, we can trust the Bear completely. The Bear has never been so trustworthy. The Bear is begging to be part of us, to submerge his problems in us, to have his own bank account with us, to shop in our High Street and be accepted as a dignified member of our forest as well as his.... The Bear needs us so desperately that we may safely trust him to need us." - John Le Carre

Monday, February 4, 2008

I didn't want to do it.

I didn't want to write this blog, really I didn't. I wanted to smile on the inside, jump up and down and scream when I go to NY on Tuesday. I wanted to let this be about a good team overcoming the odds and playing with heart and kicking some ass. I wanted to avoid becoming a Masshole and rubbing it in everyone of their cocky faces that your playboy of a quarterback choked. I didn't want to suggest that Brady walked in thinking that he would be soaking Gisele in champagne in two hours after he got through this thing they call a football game. BUT some fans seem to be suggesting that the Patriot's threw the game so to avoid the embarrassment that is Spygate. Here in fact Steven seems to suggest that instead of playing their hearts out and achieving 'perfection' with a 19-0 season, Brady, Bill and the other 100 or so people in the Patriot's organization agreed to take it on their face. Or maybe Brady and Bill were the only ones in on it. Maybe the Patriot's, the 'ultimate' team, weren't in on Bill's plan to save his own ass from the embarrassment of Spygate?

I don't agree. I think Eli found his heart, his team worked as a team, and at the end of the day the Giants WON this game. The Patriot's didn't lose this game intentionally. Brady played like the little girl he always does. The Giant's defense broke through the bubble and got the pressure on him and Brady felt it. Five times to be exact.

You get what you give...
The Giants showed class and respect walking into this game. They knew the Patriot's were talented and great and played like that. The Patriot's were cocky "They were inviting us to their parties after the game," said Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer. "They showed us no respect."

"Eighteen-and-one means something. It means exactly what New England defensive end Richard Seymour said it does: 'That you didn't win the Super Bowl. You don't get no trophy for second.'"