October 26th, 2005

Rock - Guitar Zombie

Work, Thought, Rock

You know, there are some things my fat ass generally doesn't believe I should be doing. One of those things is "crawl around on a roof, replacing and mortaring stove-pipe", and yet, that's one of several things I found myself doing yesterday. Still, it needed doing, and no one ELSE was gonna do it. So, the stove-pipe at the shop was replaced, inside and out, and now looks better and is free from rusty holes. Between that and cleaning the shop form top to bottom, my day was pretty well full...that shop had not been cleaned in 10 years, I'll bet. No, not exaggerating, which is why it took all day...but it looks better than you can imagine, and the slight rearranging makes it easier to get around. Now, we just need to get the rest of the wine down to the temporary racks, and finish gathering crap to go to the dump, and that'll be one more project off the list.

So, it occurred to me last night that I've discovered a new little twist to myself. When I basically did nothing, that was the norm and therefore it was smooth. Now that I spend just under half my time at the farm, I find that my days home are very, very boring...and I hate being bored. I'm wondering if that has anything to do with the "lazy, less-than-groovy" feelings I've had lately. I don't think that's it, but I don't think it was helping, you dig? Anyway, hopefully that'll just pass, and maybe my next doctor will listen and give a shit.

For now, though, I'm-a find something to munch on, light a fire, and keep running this song on repeat for a while. Not only does it kick serious ass (I've been a fan of The Smithereens since they made it big in '86), but it reminds me of days on the stage with The Weekend Warriors, as discordian's drums thundered out the beat, Phil's guitar tore through the break, Byerly's bass kept the melody, and I belted out the lyrics and the crowd responded...glory days...
  • Current Music
    Smithereens - Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Rock - Axel

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I've just discovered a new band to geek over: Battlelore. Why can't America turn out bands like this? Probably because they're too interested in reality TV and American Idol, and think they're too cool to actually put that much thought into a look and persona. Is it any wonder I was a fan of bands like KISS and GWAR?

Yes, very D&D, very LotR. They sound a lot like Tristania, if you're curious. Of course, if you don't know them either, that won't help...but if you find you like one, you'll probably go for the other, as well. Two for the price of one, as it were.
Flamestick

Game Foolishness

So, running errands this evening, I stopped by my local Electronics Boutique. Figured I'd take a gander at what was in stock and trade in an old PC game or two, since this was one of the last places I knew of that would buy and trade software. "Was" being the operative word, as I discovered to my extreme annoyance. Seems they've merged with GameStop, and no longer accept pre-played PC games.

I can't say I'm surprised. The website for GS may list PC games, but if you've ever been in one, you know those PC games are nowhere to be found. Completely catering to the console crowd. You know, it'd bad enough that PC games cost an arm and a fucking leg these days AND games get held back one to six months between console and PC release, and now they're finding a new way to fuck us (case in point: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which I've been waiting for and which has been pushed back and pushed back for three or four YEARS now, was finally released on Monday, to XBox and PS2...and doesn't release for PC until the first of fucking MARCH).

I good-naturedly gave the guy there a hard time about it, mentioning that I might have to find another store to frequent, since I traded a LOT of games, mostly right there; he responded that he knew, since he remembered me very well. From talking to him, you could tell he didn't think it was a good idea, either, but what's one store clerk to do, huh?

So, so much for that. No more trading games at EB, and no more cheaper pre-played games from them. Gonna have to search out a new store, I guess. My household doesn't make enough cash for me to pay the inflated full price for games. Any wonder why there's still rampant piracy? They claim the prices are high due to the piracy...but the piracy wouldn't be such a problem if the prices were lower. Ugly no matter how you slice it.

(Oh, and since you didn't ask, I found a used copy of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and finally found a copy of the Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition (the first three Myst games, haven't played in forever), which should tide me over until Stubbs The Zombie releases to PC. Gotta pick up The Suffering: Ties That Bind one of these days, too...anyone up for some game trading? I'm looking to get rid of Obscure...)
  • Current Music
    Rick James - Cold Blooded