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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
12:17 pm
so today i woke up around 11:10 or so. Which is after noon in eastern time. meaning obama had already been innagurated and bush was no longer president.

it was the most fucking awesome feeling ever.

current mood: ecstatic

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Monday, July 28th, 2008
12:47 am - An update. Because why not?
I currently have no life.

An explanation: I recently moved out of the house. It was a lot of fun, lots of drinking, parties, meeting people. I now have my own studio near uptown. Where I've always wanted to be? And what do I do? Work hordes of overtime for my job since it's currently offering hordes of overtime. Spend the rest of my time playing video games. Why? Well because this is the time to make tons of cash, so why not now? Besides, it'll make my normal 40-hour weeks seem bearable once I return to them.

But one of these days I'll be contacting old buddies I can hunt down on myspace and facebook (wow, how long since I've logged into those) who are now here, and start hanging again. It'll happen. Just not now.

current mood: tired

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Monday, January 21st, 2008
11:15 pm
Minneapolis has been treating me well so far. It initially felt more like I was on vacation rather than actually living here, but that's no longer the case. I've met rad people and my roommates are too, and have had tons of fun hitting all my favorite Minneapolis spots. My roommates are all fun.

I had a job interview today. Shitty hours (the overnight shift), but I'll take that over having to get up in the morning. It'll do for now at least, if I can't take it I can look for a new one. Just don't expect a top-notch job in a recession. For now, I'll just focus on having fun. I'm out of college, but I'm not ready to jump head first into the rest of life just yet.

current mood: excited

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
1:08 am
I moved. I now live in Minneapolis. I'm so excited despite not having a job or a plan yet. I'll develop it.

My roommates seem pretty cool. I'm only staying with them for about 4 months, but it should be a fun time. It'll be just like college life without the classes, tons of fun. So much to do, the future is so open. And I haven't even completely unpacked yet.

current mood: excited

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Friday, December 7th, 2007
1:11 am
In about a week I'll be doing two things:

1-graduating college. believe it or not, i don't really care much about this. i think of it more as the end of taking classes then the end of college, the college mentality and lifestyle i still intend to follow. yeah, maybe i'm peter pan and refuse to grow up, i don't give a fuck.

2-move out of mankato back home and eventually to minneapolis about a month later. this is what i'm really excited for, especially since i'll like be living with current college students, which would help with keeping in the college lifestyle. and i'll be moving to MINNEAPOLIS, something i've wanted to do forever. but it's still rather bittersweet leaving here. even though mankato's nowhere near as cool as it was when i first started college and moved here and minneapolis is, and always has been amazing, it's rather sad going to places like stores and gas stations, realizing this will be one of the last times.

i felt the same way about bismarck before leaving too, but this is different. i knew i'd be returning to bismarck frequently. mankato? probably on homecoming, there might be a show luring me down here every now and then, i might still go to sioux falls and swing through it. but i won't be ever returning on a regular basis, and that's what's sad.

oh well, here's to zack's stay in mankato. some good times, some bad times, a lot of times thinking about how much better it could be, but just as much realizing it could be a lot worse.

current mood: bittersweet

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
12:49 pm
dude fest was fucking SWEET!

I'd like to give all the details, but it'd take really long and I haven't posted this until now because it took me a whole day after arriving home to fully recover enough to start posting.

But I think I will later. Need to log these memories.

current mood: happy

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Thursday, July 26th, 2007
12:43 am
tomorrow I leave for dude fest.

i. am. so. fucking. stoked.

current mood: excited

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Monday, April 2nd, 2007
12:33 pm
so my weekend summarized:

I went to init fest in sioux falls. tons of fun. the best part of course being the phoenix bodies set, the single craziest set I've ever seen. I scored plenty of great records from titus' distro and from the bands:

swing by seven - s/t 7"
l'antietam/furnace split 7"
danse macabre - die kritik ist keine leidenschaft des kopfes... 7"
humble ary - s/t 7"
sinking steps, rising eyes - majestic blue 2xlp
i hate myself - 4 songs one-sided lp
daitro - laisser vivre les squelettes lp
pyramids - s/t lp

Lots of fun. Went and hung out at steven's place afterwords. Then since I couldn't drive home, checked into a motel. at 4:30 AM

So I had to check out at 11. Drove home, and took a nap. Woke up at 7 PM. Had to study for my test today.

Now I got two papers due this week. A 6 page one due tommorow that I've barely started on, and a 13-page one due Friday that I haven't started on. it sucks, but so is life and that's what weekends are for.

current mood: tired

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007
12:41 am
getting old sucks.

current mood: pessimistic

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Monday, March 5th, 2007
12:05 am
haha, now I've ran into people on here I haven't talked to in a long time. It's like 4 years ago!

anyway, I used this frequently to boast about what I bought at the record store, so I will here:

la quieta - 7" + DVD
husker du - makes no sense at all and eight miles high 7"s
isis - red sea lp
nakatomi plaza - unsettled lp
life at these speeds - to your health lp

good scores.

current mood: tired

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Friday, March 2nd, 2007
11:00 pm
you know, I remember writing about how I finished my junior year of high school and had only one year left in this journal. Now I'm in the second semester of my 5th year of college. it's been a LONG fucking time. I wish i could get back in the habit of regularly updating this. maybe i'll try again.

I'm fucking pissed off I have to work tommorow thanks to work getting cancelled yesterday because of the blizzard. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to come in at 8AM. bleh.

I just needed somewhere to bitch.

current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
3:12 pm
this is easily one of the happiest times of my life.

i worked my ass for the past few weeks, doorknocking and phoning. And it all paid off. i have a new congressman, Tim Walz. I caught him briefly at the victory party last night, shook his hand and said "I've never had the chance to shake a congressman's hand before."

We also swept the state races except for governor. And we have the federal house and the senate. And the state leg. at least now we can keep Pawlenty in check.

More details later. But I swear I will remember this day for the rest of my life. The day I helped make things change.

current mood: estatic

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Friday, September 1st, 2006
9:35 pm
Well, I got through my first week of class. For the 5th time. I've been in college longer than I was in high school now. I remember updating this back in my junior year. That was 5 years ago. Hard to believe.

oh well, not much more to say. Just more of the same, expensive books and doing a lot of reading and looking at assignments. Doesn't look like too hard of a load.

The first weekend is always quite boring, since being Labor Day weekend everyone goes home, so I'm just stuck here the whole time. I'll be doing some flyering for the DFL tommorow, so there's something to do. Maybe I'll hit the bars later. Who knows.

current mood: bored

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Thursday, August 24th, 2006
1:05 pm - yes, still alive
wow, it's been almost a year. still nice to see that I've moved on past LJ though. But yeah, I'll try this again. What better time than now, I just saw the most amazing show last night.

see the assailant and elphaba. seriously. they'll blow you away. i got the sweatiest i've been at any recent show, and that's a good thing. plus any show that happens in a basement where there's a beer keg is already awesome. great way to cap off a summer of amazing shows (pelican/mono, mewithoutyou, and dillinger 4 all ruled as well)

classes start again in less than a week. but hey, i've been fairly bored and it means the town gets lively again.

current mood: happy

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Monday, November 14th, 2005
12:28 am
ah, what an interesting weekend. Not much on friday, except I finally gave in and signed up for facebook, out of curiosity mostly. saturday i went up to minneapolis again. i went record shopping and got these:

meth and goats lp
toru okada lp
bailer - sing it like a victim lp

afterwords, i was off to the vu again. usually a giant waste of money, and i did blow too much. but it was worth it because i ran into one of my old high school buddies. quite ironic that happens the day after i signed up on facebook. he was on it too, so we linked, and now i'm starting to reestablish contact with my old high school buddies. pretty fucking cool.

despite being a more elite myspace, facebook looks like it could be useful for getting laid. and my early new year's resolution is to get laid regularly next year (and hopefully get a girlfriend too). i really need to settle down. the one night stands/playing around/strip clubs just aren't completely fulfilling.

and it's already past midnight and i haven't started my school assignment i planned on. oh well.

current mood: happy

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
12:01 am
I'm still being worked to death. bleh. luckily it should be over soon.

at least my test went well. I woke up this morning realizing I had it. I hadn't thought about it once all weekend. I guess that's what happens when you visit your family and then go off to spend $100 at a strip club.

I'm tired as fuck.

current mood: tired

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Sunday, October 9th, 2005
11:01 pm
i've actually been meaning to update this for a long time. Just too lazy/busy. Too bad I skipped over all the cool shows and things I did over the summer. Maybe I'll start updating regularly again, maybe I won't. We'll see.

But for now, time to plug my record:

this ride home/they found my naked corpse facedown in the snow split 7" out now!

paypal me at weallbleed83@gmail.com. Or email me for my address if you can only do snail mail (sorry, I don't have a PO Box yet and I ain't comfortable posting my real address here.)

You can find sounds here:

http://www.hxcmp3.com/bands/18753/index.php
http://www.myspace.com/thisridehome
http://www.nakedcorpse.com/

Might actually update my myspace for this too. I think I'll update my interests now.

Now I've got to do some schoolwork I've been procrastinating on for far too long. Once I'm not stucking working 8 hour days at work anymore I might have more time. See you all around, maybe.

P.S. I love amy sue cooper: http://dixi.uw.hu/5htmlz002/026_amy_sue_cooper_playboy_playmate_2005.html

current mood: stressed

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
8:22 pm
Haven't updated this thing in 2 months. Holy shit.

I realize now it was almost 4 years ago that I started this. Also kind of tough to believe.

Anyway I've been out of school for a month now. Much fun. I'm actually getting paychecks now where I can pay one month's rent in one check. That's always a good thing.

Saturday I was up in Minneapolis again, first seeing my family at my cousin's graduation reception, then going record shopping and to see strippers. Before spending $120 on strippers I got these:

La Quiete/Louise Cyphre split 10"
Blood Brothers - Burn Piano Island, Burn LP
Bleed - Bully Complex LP

It's too bad I didn't post about the fun shows I've been to lately after I went to them becuase there have been quite a few. Maybe some of the later ones.

Oh well. For now I'm just happy and satisfied. Things will probably change soon, and then maybe I'll update the thing.

current mood: satisfied

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Monday, April 11th, 2005
1:29 pm
well last night was pretty fun at first. pelican was playing in minneapolis but it was a 21+ show not until 9 pm. so i had plenty of time. first i went off to extreme noise and bought:

j church - the precession of simulacra/the map precedes the territory 10"
converge - you fail me lp
isis - oceanic remix vol. 3 lp
fugazi - margin walker lp

and then off to deja vu. yeah, it's ridiculously expensive, but what else to do until the show? so i went, and blew lots of money and naturally had a perpetual hard-on. then i finally left to the show. it was around 9:30 but i figured that the show wouldn't start on time as shows never do. well not only did the show not start on time, but the official starting time was moved ahead to 10. so i actually showed up early. the actual show starts at 10:30. i should've spent an extra hour with the strippers.

first band: my rubicon. they're local, artsy sort of metalcore/sort of post-hardcore stuff. most notable for the amusing ancedote that one of their guitarists packed up the van and came down to the show only to get a call that his 9-months pregnant wife was going into labor, and he had to leave down to the hospital, thus forcing them to get their friend to fill in on guitar at the last moment. that and their hot asian merch girl. they were still good regardless.

the next band was zombi, from pittsburgh. they were a two-piece, one playing drums/keyboards, the other playing bass/keyboards. naturally it was electroclash type stuff. not really my thing, but it was pretty good for what it's worth.

and then finally pelican. they were every bit as good as i expected. even though i don't smoke weed, i was basically in a state similar to being stoned at that point due to how late it was, which made them even more enthralling. but they were just as good as i expected, amazing crushing wall of sound. the show ends at 1:45 am and i buy the australasia 2xlp on blue and orange.

and now for the worst part: going home. the good news is that the freeways weren't full considering how late it was. the bad news is that i was partially out of it and had no clue where i was going. i missed the 494 exit at first and ended up on 62 going west and then took 100 south, only to find the 494 west exit ramp on 100 was under construction and closed off. so i drove around in circles for about a half hour looking for another exit, until i just ended up on 62 again and found out that it does link to 169 south which leads back to mankato meaning i should've just stayed on 62. my contacts were bothering me and i had them for about a month anyway, so it was time to throw them out, so i did and put on my glasses. unfortunately my vision is slightly more blurry in my glasses, and it had just rained and there was mist, and i was on the verge of falling asleep. this made the drive home much worse than previous ones, although i was dedicated to getting there as soon as possible as the sooner i got here the sooner i could sleep. i got home past 3:30. with class at 9 am this morning. so i decided fuck it, i'll just declare this a personal 3-day weekend and skip class tommorow, which i did. i slept through my first two classes, and am missing my 1 pm class right now. in the grand scheme of things, not a huge deal.

despite the not so fun ending though, still a great night.

current mood: tired

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Monday, March 28th, 2005
1:05 am
ah, a nice show for easter. and an excuse for me to make a trip to minneapolis. so here's what happened:

first i went to extreme noise of course and picked up these:

assfactor 4 - s/t lp
life at these speeds/end on end split 7"
a day in black and white/navies split 10"

then off the show. review:

icollide: my third time seeing them. also probably my least favorite, although this was largely because i preferred the ambience of the barn i've seen them in down here over the basement there. also I don't like their new stuff near as good as the lp. but they're always still good.

transistor transistor: finally seen them. the same problem with icollide, the old stuff is better, and they didn't play it quite as much. but they still rocked, and i'm very glad to have finally seen them.

hot cross: also my third time seeing them. since the sound was much worse than the previous two times in sioux falls, it was also the worst, although it was still a very good time and they rocked as always. i'm still wanting to see them again.

The coolest thing about the show though was probably seeing steven init from sioux falls, rusty from dispensing of false halos from des moines, and other kids from mankato there. I heard of kids from fargo too. i've never been to a show before where people drove from such far away, which is always awesome.

and i picked up these from the level plane distro:

funeral diner/evylock split 10"
rats into robots - a column of smoke... lp

and then off to deja vu, for the first time since i turned 21. this place was always the hot spot for me in my under 21 years as it was my only chance to see strippers, but now i've realized it's really a big rip off. i always wanted to go back since being a non-alcoholic club the strippers can get naked. however since they can still only go topless in the doubly expensive lap dances, it's not really a big deal. basically if you tip a stripper while she's naked on stage she just spreads her legs in front of you, hardly better than down here. i like the breasts in the face better still. :)

still overall a great trip and i got some great records. now off to sleep.

current mood: satisfied

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