September 11th, 2006

period FUN!

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yes, i've lived a lot of places. in talking about different parts of my life, i seem to have confused quite a few of you as to how exactly this all occurred. so, thanks to a response to an old comment by belenen, i shall bring you:

my location timeline!

birth - 8 1/2: monticello, iowa, (population 3500), with a six month life in Bennett, iowa, during the 1st grade (population 200. and no, i'm not missing a zero.)

8 - 13: liberal, kansas, population 6500. worst part of my life since i was so teased in school. i don't know what i would have done if raisin hadn't been there. (in case i haven't told you a bajillion times yet, brandi's mother and my mother met when she was 3 and i was 1.)

13 - 18: longview, washington (about 45 min drive from here.)

18/19: curlew job corps, about 5 miles south of the canadian border in north eastern washington state (complete opposite corner from where i'm at now.) decision to go was made spur of the moment, over coffee after work at 3 am. thee best decision i EVER made.

19: portland, oregon. i only 'lived there' for two weeks, because i was going to give up my education to travel the world via becoming a door to door magazine salesperson. i came to my senses and went to advance training, instead.

19: st. paul, minnesota (from august 1994 to feb. 6th 2005.) i did most of my self searching here, as it was thee lonliest and hardest part of my journey so far. i was therein job corps doing my advance training in transportation and communications.

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i've seen a lot of things in my lifetime. i wouldn't change any of it for the world. i don't think so, anyway.

i haven't accomplished a freaking thing that i had wanted to do today, like going to Clark to get the last of my books and my new bus pass, calling Cristal to get our band's posters and hand bills for our sept 23rd concert...

one thing i noticed today - having death cab for cutie press itself into your dreams because of your clock radio going off always creates fantastic dreams. the first one, to 'body meets soul', was a vibrant music video that reminded me that all the boys are wearing girlie barrettes nowadays. the one this morning, to "follow you into the dark", .. i could never really describe properly, so a note to self to trigger the fantasticness of it all later: snow. dwarves. granite sky. punks burning bicycle. desert. stairs. dr. seuss bike. blue sky.

although this post belongs in aubreystar...

yup, i'm a musician. music has been my spirit, my soul, for... ever, really, sillily starting with the Bay City Rollers when i was 4.

thanks to, i was finally able to see videos from my very largest influence.

oh, how funny and fantastic.

Jellyfish was a band that... i've loved them since i randomly picked up their album in 1994. as a matter of in fact, i bought their cd, Bellybutton, on the last night that i spent in st. paul, minnesota, as a moving gift for my future journey in virginia. (i also bought a Bible, but that's another story for another time.) although i've always really loved them, for ... wow, 12 years now! i only recently got to see one of their videos for the first time (though i saw a snippet of "baby's coming back" when it was on mtv back in The Day.) i didn't know any of the band members names, until someone turned me onto Jason Falkner's solo effort. and i knew A manning had ended up with beck and imperial drag, but hadn't known if it was a roger or a joseph or a chris. people would tell me "ohmygaw, i ran into eric dover this weekend!" and i would nod my head politely in excitement, a blank grin sitting on my face. i knew that andy sturmer had gone on to do the theme songs for teen titans and worked extensively with puffy ami yumi. i found out very recently that Andy, while being the lead singer, is also the drummer. i also discovered (thanks to youtube) that andy stands up to drum. fun.

so, in cheesy joy, i bring you: MY MUSICAL INFLUENCE!

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sidenote: in my old band in phoenix with scrumbles i was able to twist their arms and talk them into doing covers of "baby's coming back", "glutton of sympathy", and the grey's "both belong". hee.

p.s. - who knew roger manning was such a little cutie!? abdorable. and scrumbles? check out his jamming room! also, the little blonde guy in the two videos? that's the owner of the extremely deep voice in "both belong". i so need to get you some of his solo work - created all by himself, much like your first two albums!