February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Who am I talking about you may be asking yourself right now, the answer to that question my friends is very simple: THE B FOUNDATION!
This weekend was so dubby and raging that I cannot even begin to describe it! But I think I will start with night number one of the Winter Blackout Tour in San Luis Obispo with my bFff Emily (duh). Despite the rain, and cold, and very very VERY anticlimactic cheese quesadilla this show was going to be completely bonkers, and I would like to think I had a part in it :) See I may have suggested some awesome songs that should really be on the set list, and most of them made it on there and The B Foundation had the most ROCKIN’ show I have ever seen! But I’m getting ahead of myself because I totally and completely forgot about The Holdup.
Opening up the show, the San Jose natives looped in their dubby sounds and lit up the blacked out crowd with all of their big songs like “Alone With You,” “Summertime Baby,” “Good times,” “Drunk Texting,” and the song of the weekend “Obsessed With Success.” That song was on repeat all day and all week leading up to the show, and after this weekend (especially after hearing all of the silly remixes) I can say that my love for “Obsessed With Success” has been consummated and we need a little break. Other than that all of The Holdup’s songs were fantastical…just like they sound on the cd, and they definitely put on quite the rockin’ show :)
Now I know that this tour was a headlining Expendables show, but The B Foundation was who I was most stoked to see. I just love those four so much and just have so much respect for how much time they dedicate to their craft.
Drumroll now people…because I am about to go crazy in telling all of you lucky souls about how AMAZAZING The B Foundation’s set was; and I think all I have to say for the die-hard B fans to understand the epic-ness of this show is “they opened with ‘The Cure'”! Yeah, I know, I was beyond stoked! One of my favorite B Foundation songs! Those lyrics, and just the kick ass surf rock mentality of it was all I needed to be satisfied with their 1o song set list :) Thankfully the show didn’t slow down after the hard hitting opener…followed by songs like “Rincon,” “Too Damn Tough,” “Belly Floppin,” “Go Away” (surprisingly no mention of a Dirty J look-a-like), “Dirty Girls,” and last but not least (that I can remember a week after the fact at least) is the new song sure to be the next big hit for these guys! I present to you all a teaser of The B Foundation’s rocking new song “Indo Addict”:
Another catchy, heavily rocking tune sure to be stuck in every audience member’s head; “Indo Addict” is just too perfect! The perfect blend of some reggae hints and goodies, and then the hard hitting guitar riffs and bassline remind you that you are not at a Trevor Hall show….you’re at a FERAKING B FOUNDATION SHOW and things are going to get sweaty!
And now some pictures of my favorite rockstars, doing what they do best….rocking people’s socks off at SLObrew!
Let’s just say…SLO will never be the same after that show! I swear there was a pit almost the entire show, people got really into the “when your licking my ass…” take on “Too Damn Tough” and all of my begging and pleading for a ROCKING show was rewarded with the most epic set The B has yet to put on! I mean if you don’t believe me, I’m sure there’s video of Pat jumping into the pit during the other new punk rock song (sorry…didn’t catch that title) while Jason and Tyler provided us all with a raging awesome guitar and bass hero jam session! And to top it all off, as if it wasn’t already amazing, Emily and I got our onstage shout out before the boys whipped another oldie but goodie that we requested “Deerpark and Madison” <3 <3 <3!!! Just epic…really that is the only way I can describe SLO night one of B Foundation greatness (well I guess onsie pj, indo boarding “Obsessed With Success” karaoke party would also describe it…but you had to be there)
After the greatness of a “rage all night” show in SLO and a wake up call thanks to The B Foundation’s favorite song, “Obsessed With Success,” Emily and I were looking towards a night of sleep and relaxation…JUST KIDDING we were in Narnia, JUST KIDDING we were in New York, JUST KIDDING we were Hollywood bound! For realz, we were Hollywood bound thanks to a certain magical fairy that was able to sneak us in on a list so that we could spend our Sunday night raging and rocking out just one more time with these 4 wild and crazy kids.
But the best part of all of Hollywood, was a reunion with our buddy and merch man extraordinaire Dave Hawes (who some of you might recognize as the Cast Away Tom Hanks look-a-like from The B Foundation’s “Too Damn Tough” video!)
It was nice getting to see a second show, especially being able to see the 4 B Foundation boys crush a sold out show at the great Roxy venue…not as loud and crazy as the night before in SLO, but then I am a little biased since I had a little say in the epic greatness of SLO’s set list :) Here are a couple more pictures of my boys rocking the stage together for the last time! I know Joe Fikany Jr will be a great addition to the band for the Spring Harvest Tour and beyond, but for now…here are the O.G. warped tour brothers from another mother rocking it as always on the Roxy’s stage in front of a sold out crowd!
Well, I had more, but apparantly the uploader is having a bad day and doesn’t want to play nice with me…that’s ok, I finally got some good pictures of Jason at this show…and those two are probably the best/coolest :) Anywho…..
You can’t really complain about life when you are with your best friend (and future roomie!!!! AHHHH so excited) and you get to see faces that make you completely forget about the stress and yukiness of reality. So excuse while I light this spliff and thank my B Found Homies for their awesome-ness (yes that was a reference to “Spliffed”…don’t hate on my corniness!)
Jason, Pat, and Ian!!!! You three are beyond awesome :) I love all of our inside jokes and silliness, and want to say thanks for all of the silly memories that allow me to laugh when I feel like school has taken over my life and turned me into a sad little robot! I can’t wait to see what the Spring Harvest Tour has in store with the new guitar hero that I am sure will totally rock everyone’s socks off! <3 all of your goof ball faces and think that we should have more Holdup Karaoke nights when you come through SLO :) See you soon!
Tyler…YOU ARE SO AWESOME! Hands down the coolest kid I have met in my entire life, and probably the best kickline dance partner with the sweetest crazy knees dance moves :) I know that nothing but good will come to you in the future and Emily and I will be sure to realize our Chubby Salamander Bar dream so that you can start it off with a lovely acoustic diddy :) And I mean I will see you January 1, 2012 at 5pm in Sedona, Arizona for the wedding…hahahahaHAHA I mean I have to be there since you are marrying my best friend and roommate!
And last but not least on my thank you list for the epic weekend is my bFff and other half to the dynamic duo…EMILY!!!! You are the “Eh Brah” to my “Party”…you’re so dubby, and are the only other person on this earth that will delay answering a phone call just so we can sing out the song for half of the chorus! Thank you thank you thank you for being my driving buddy, raging buddy, and bestest of best buds for our epic weekend of no school talk and pure fun :) ps…SLO is nowhere near ready for us to dominate next year :) SO EXCITED!!!
NOW IN CONCLUSION for all that are probably gagging from my cheesy but necessary thank you’s….
“Music is the key to my soul, that’s why I’m breathing” and The B Foundation will forever be one of many bands to provide those tunes I turn to to remind me of silliness and good times :)
And if you have never heard of The B Foundation before or are thinking right now “man I want in on this awesome raging party of fun” come to a date near you on the upcoming Spring Harvest Tour! I’ll be in SLO and hope to see lots of fellow B Found maniacs there!!!!
Until the next time when they rock my socks off yet again…
and just in case The B Foundation needs their fix…here it is….try not to sing too loud hahaha
February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
#1 reason why today is my least favorite day of the entire year…it is just an annual reminder that I am a terminal member of the Lonely Heart’s Club.
Whatever, one year my outlook on this day of “love” will change; but as of now I am retaliating!
No makeup today, and this song on repeat thanking the lord that I don’t have to deal with this dreadful heartbreak “pissed off-I’m gonna key your car” feeling associated with the thing they call L-O-V-E.
The celestial Gods seem to agree with me that this “holiday” is not their favorite either, because they have made my day ten times better :)
It’s raining and gloomy, and it’s the 7th week of school. That means that I don’t have to have displays of affection constantly rubbed into my face walking to class (testing my gag reflexes) and most people have midterms, so Valentines Day this year has become what it truly is…just another Monday!
But in reality, why do we have to have just one day every year where you celebrate your love for your significant other? Shouldn’t that be done on a daily basis? Shouldn’t everyday be Valentine’s Day in a relationship? That point my friends, is exactly why I don’t like this day. I know you two love each other because I have to see it every other day of the year, you know you love each other, so why do I have to be reminded that I do not have someone sending me a valentine other than my fam? Bitter? No, I think most would agree with me on this one :)
With my midterm over, and the only really difficult thing left in my week being a lab, soldering, and the usual load of homework, life is getting better. And today I am my own Valentine :) I have chocolate, amazing friends, fantastical family, and you know what….I am alive and healthy; that is what I am celebrating!
I <3 ME! (in the most non self centered way possible)
So if you have a loved one, try not to get all mushy and gross today; because in reality, you should be treating them like you do this one day of the year, everyday. And if you are a fellow single member of the Lonely Hearts Club…retaliate! Don’t wear makeup, eat chocolate, buy yourself flowers and don’t give a shit, because someday we will all turn to the dark side and learn to love this day of love (barf, make me gag, I can’t believe I just wrote that).
February 6, 2011 § 2 Comments
Thank you really cannot describe how grateful I am for all that you have done. In my life, the one constant that can clear all evil and negativity form my thoughts is music; and today, on your birthday, I would like to thank you for what you have started.
Reggae music is synonymous with your name, and every single one of your classic tunes are still sending positivity and peace through people’s speakers. Without you, non of today’s reggae, ska, or even some alternative bands would be in existence because you remain a musical idol and inspiration to this generation’s great artists.
I hope that you would be just as stoked as I am by all of the amazing artists, songs and genres that have branched from your inspiration. And today seems like the perfect lazy super bowl Sunday to blast my favorite song in remembrance of you, and in celebration of an icon’s birthday :)
Happy Birthday Bob!
January 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
So, I swear I don’t usually blog on this constant of a basis, but this here diddy had to be done! My mom was looking through old pictures for my little sister’s yearbook add since she is a big bad senior this year. If your high school was/is anything like mine was, every year the senior parents pay a hefty price to post some embarrassingly adorable baby pictures in the back of the yearbook along with a sweet message that always follows the form of “blah blah blah so proud blah blah blah good luck blah blah blah we know nothing but good things are in your future! Congrats Grad!” Well when we get closer to this momentous milestone in my little sister’s life I will be sure to write her a cheeseballin’ diddy on this here blog because yearbooks can catch on fire but the internet and this here blog will be here forever; but that is besides the point!
When looking through the old baby face pictures my sister sent me copies of her favorites, and well I just have to share them because damn…we were adorable little nuggets, and these made me smile today after 6 (count them 6!) hours of lab and having to listen to a recorded lecture on Y-Y Mulitphase Balanced Phases. So…
Step 1: Press play and join me in a good giggle at these baby face good memories of the good ‘ol days! Back when Barney was way cooler than Jersey Shore, and matching stretchy pants outfits were what all the popular kids in the sandbox were wearing :)
January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
So, recently I was bored and snooping on other people’s twitter conversations (don’t lie to yourself now, we all creep on ALL forms of social networking) and noticed two of my tweeps having a fantasizing day dream on my live news feed. I just laughed as I saw that little tweeting convo because they were taking part in my absolute favorite day dream of all time!!!!
That daydream of course, is my dream….
Yes, I may be a crazy music fanatic that can rage with the boys and talk sports, but I am still a girl (don’t act surprised now) and have daydreamed about my dream wedding just like every other female in the world! So…would you like to know what’s on my mind? My daydreaming mind?
Good, because I am in the mood to do a random blog and this seemed like a fun little doozie to write about!
Part 1: The Guy
A very integral part of this whole “marriage” thing would have to be a husband. Now, don’t fret, my list of things I want/need in a guy is very short, actually it’s a whopping 2 items long:
1. He has to have a sense of humor.
2. He has to be able to deal with me….for the rest of his life!
#2 seems very simple right? Someone who thinks I’m the bee’s knees….but it isn’t, because I…well I’m not your average “Georgia peach” kind of girl. I obsess over my favorite bands, some people call me a groupie (which is so not true!), I’m OCD about a certain # of things including cleanliness in public areas in the house (like living room and kitchen) but I need my mess! My room is always a form of mess! The mess might be a pile of “life” all over the floor, my bed is NEVER made, and my little piles of what some may see as “clutter” are actually very organized mess! So organized that it is only when I hyper clean my room that I lose items! So he has to be able to deal with my mess.
The other major roadblock to #2 is that I am not so great with stress. Normal people will lose their phone momentarily and just calmly look for it, me on the other hand, if I ever lose anything it is a world war III CATASTROPHE as I flip from calm to full blown nervous breakdown whenever anything isn’t working perfectly. And lets see, I am kind of neurotic (if haven’t been able to tell) so I need to find a man who can deal with my crazy ways and basically calm me down with the perfect joke or anything…basically he has to be the ying to my yang!
Part 2: The Proposal (oh yeah this is an in depth daydream)
So now that I have found my perfect guy (who preferably is taller than me, and not some skinny twig!…I can’t look fatter than my man…I don’t want to look like I would crush him!) it’s time for him to step it up and propose! I don’t want a big fatty diamond, just a little something, OOH actually I just want a diamond encrusted band! No fat rock, why you ask? Well lets see, I have never liked wearing rings, and the simpler the better! Give me a nice band that won’t get in the way, won’t fall off, isn’t obnoxious and has a <3 felt funny little engraving and I will be a happy girl!
The one thing I ask of my daydream husband is that he HAS TO ask my Dad for permission to marry me. That’s it, not too bad, he doesn’t bite, and he is my #1 homie from the male race, so you have to prove you love me by talking to him (in person) and manning up to ask him if you can marry me…I highly doubt he would say no :)
The actual proposal I can’t daydream about because I want it to be a total surprise! I don’t care if it’s cheesy and a total cliche….I like cheesy, I like original, and if it makes me go “awwwwwwwwwwwww” then you know it is the perfect way to propose to me!
Part 3: The Big Kahuna
So after putting a ring on it, my dream man better be prepared for things to get over with…quickly! I don’t want to be a crazy couple who is terminally engaged, I just want to plan it out fast and get it over with, all while keeping “our” wallets unharmed :) Since I don’t plan on getting married anytime soon, and since I am a female engineer, I predict that when I do get married I (and the hubbs) will have a nice steady engineering income, so in a perfect world (my daydream world) our wedding is going to be a legit destination wedding.
I’ve said in the past that Hawaii would be ideal….but this is a daydream, so I’m thinking outside of the box and I’m thinking Greece!
I mean just look at that! IT’S GORGEOUS!!!!! I would seriously be down to scope out a random street a couple days in advanced and light some candles to make a little aisle and get married at this exact time of day on a random street in the middle of Greece! The guest list will only include a couple of very important peoples. My parents, his parents, siblings, absolute necessity immediate family members (not every freaking branch on his family tree!) and the quintessential friends. Because see, at my wedding there will be no wedding party! (yeah that’s how small I want it!) So since there won’t be matching dreadful dresses, and cheesy tuxedo buddies, those that would be considered wedding party friends (aka best friends) would be the only “friends” invited to the wedding. I’m thinking, absolute max amount of people being like 40…50 would be pushing it!
Now, the dress…because I mean hello, it is one of the biggest parts of a wedding! I could care less what my husband wants to wear! If he wants to wear a full on tux, GO FOR IT! If he wants to wear khaki shorts and a white dress shirt GO RIGHT AHEAD! His wardrobe choice can be anything (minus something ridiculous..this is a wedding) and I won’t care, because all I know is that my dress will be gorgeous!….something like this:
See this would be perfect for Greece! Wispy, flowy, and just beautiful!
Since I have come to learn, in my short 20 years of experience, that God has put me aside as one to stay out of heals, I will wear a cute sparkly sandal with this gorgeous dress, hair down with big (sexy) curls, no vail, just a sparkly tasteful headband….possibly hippie headbanded because it would still go with the Grecian vibe.
Since wedding ceremonies are what…like 15 minutes tops…ours won’t be extravagant! There will be an “aisle” but no formal seating, just standing of friends and fam gathered around us for a warm intimate setting. The hubbs momma bear/pops should get officiated and marry us since my parents will be giving me away, so now his parents are involved in the actual wedding part of this debockle. We will write our own vows, but differently than most.
I think that my writing is dreadful when it comes to conveying some deep subject…so in order for my vows not to blow (since we all know my future husband would know the absolute perfect thing to say leaving me looking like a faktard!) I want to make the rule that we will only even begin to think of our vows the day of ceremony! From this, it’s literally just the the sweet nothings from our cute chesseball little <3’s!
After the ceremony is over, it is now time to PAR-TAY!
I plan on getting my dance on in some fum little restaurant type of reception setting with good food, lovely family, lots of laughs and lots of bubbly! And throughout it all we will have a really expensive, wonderful photographer there to document every cute little blushing smile, big smooch and cake to face food fight! hahahhahaha I mean, personally, I am only getting married once…and my guy will have the sense of humor that cake is going to FLY!…because in all realness…I’m only going to wear that dress once, I don’t really like chocolate cake, and I would much rather open up that dress box after 20 years and see a cake stained dress and laugh until I cry than stare at a gorgeous pristine dress that will forever be trapped inside of a box!
So there ya have it…my daydream ideal perfect world wedding :)
Too bad the real life wedding of me would probably be a court house wedding that takes like zero money and is just done fast and with fam and close friends….because like I said before….I’m a little neurotic, and VERY impatient! hahahaha
THAT WAS FUN!!!
Enjoy the rest of your week, and smile :)
ps: if you need a song to pick up your spirits this would be the perfect pick from me today…and it goes perfectly with this bloggity blog! :)
November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Hi there love! I miss you times infinity plus one and a bottle of rum!!! (arrrrrhhhhh matey!) I have no idea why I said that, maybe it’s because my facebook language setting is on English(Pirate) and all I see everytime I look on there is “so and so marked on your plank…arrrhhhh!” hahahhaa Ok so where should we start here?
Well, last year I told you about the story of how I met you the day after your very fist “birthday” (isn’t it technically your 0th birthday? strange) but this year I am going to tell you everything that I like about you. Don’t get creeped out now little swiss, I was inspired by this here youtube video to just stand on my counter (well really sit on my couch with my laptop) and shout out everything thing I LOVE about you on your 17th birthday!
So here it goes:
Kimberly Christine Schenkl YOU ARE GREAT! I like your face! I like your weird memories of obscure things that happened back when you were three that you seem to remember perfectly and in depth detail! I like your “good choose” and how you still stand by the fact that, that phrase is indeed proper English! I like you even though you steal all of my good comfy sweat pants! I like your awesome eyebrow waxing skills…even though I still think you had way too much fun out of causing me pain! I like your “artsy fartsy-ness!” I like that you were a prom queeen! I like that you are the only prom queen to ever leave Woodcreek that can kick major ass! I like that you’re a pro ass kicker…green belt…KIA!!! I like your mean awesome sense of humor! I like your grandma driving! I like your awesome GINGAH car! I like your “Kimi-isms!” I like your lyrics to Iration’s song “hmawhassa immma crossing that line lalamassa I was doing just fine!” I like your fat kid tendancies and our late night heffer runs! I like your monster hugs when I come back form school! I like that you are bomb.com (and I’m SO PROUD) that you are the HEAD Editor of the Yearbook! I like how you want to come to Cal Poly! I like that you agree with me that Jake (the dog not human) is a whiny little terd and that he shouldn’t get attention for his whimpers or gags-for-playtime antics! I like that you dance like a loser…when you’re with me at least! I like that you BUMP Passafire in your car in Rosevizzle! I like that you aren’t afraid to be the first person to laugh at yourself! I like how strong you have become as a person! I like how confident you are in yourself! I like it when you call me big PA-PPA! (sorry had to) I like that you don’t take my shit! I like that I can tell you anything! I like that you are a “tooter” because you work for Tootie Melon! I like how you are going to try and get unemployment for the mall burning down! I like that you like to LAUGH! I like it when I’m bored in my room and you come in and are bored with me! I like it when we go to target to be one with our people….the fellow losers of Roseville who have nothing better to do than go to target! I like that you are all grown up now! I like that you are such an amazing human being with a wonderful personality!
And to sum it all up….I LIKE YOU A LOT!!!!!!
I hope that year 17 brings you nothing but laughs, adventures, and amazing new experiences! I wish you all of the luck in the world on getting into whatever school makes you happy and I just really want you to know how ridiculously PROUD I am of you! I know that nothing but great things are in store for you for the rest of your future! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWISS!!!! Go get some Bawls and use your id to go see your first ever Rated R movie all by yourself!!!! I love you more than any other person in this world because you just know me. We have that weird sister brain wave function where we just know! I love love LOVE you!!!!!! …and I love our swiss adventures :)
So in conclusion, I was going to construct you an epic card of Courtney AWESOMENESS, but it wouldn’t make it to you untill like I came home. So, instead I dedicated this blog to you! Think of it as your very own viral birthday card :) And to complete this card I give you this very special swiss inspired happy birthday song!
“So many hours I have spent, stalking all my friends, you know I’m addicted to the book, to the book, to the book” – Kelly James
October 3, 2010 § 2 Comments
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Kelly James.
He sings, he freestyles, he plays guitar, he makes amazing music, and is just totally wicked rad awesome! (see Team Canada, I found a time and place to use what you call my “california” slang)
This kid is really awesome and I am so glad we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see his set. I mean we literally walked up when he started some crazy freestyle about some chick in a yellow top, then he went to add in Team Canada (since we all had our t’s on), and just jammed out a freaking great set; including a very nice cd give-a-way at the end (seriously thank god he did that, because I am TOO broke to buy it myself!). In the middle of all of this, we were literally claiming our spots for Passafire on the stage to the left, but still couldn’t stop jamming and dancing along to the catchy rythms and smooth lyrics of this fine gentleman.
I would compare his sound to be along the lines of Tyrone Wells, mixed in with a little bit of Asher Roth…as you can see, his sound is something you just have to listen to whole heartedly in order to really give a chance. But trust me that once you do, you won’t be disappointed! My advice to you, is to listen to this here diddy I have so conveniently posted below, then go to iTunes (if he is on iTunes…he should be) and look up his album “Breaking Free.” Next step, BUY THE ALBUM! I popped it into my car when I was driving back to SLO from Santa Barbara and seriously was hooked after the first song! The cd has a little of everything, lovey dovey songs, songs about wanting a girl, songs about how (no joke) “guys can be dicks”…yes he admitts it…and just good catchy tunes about getting your party on, stalking people on facebook (hence the title) and just doing ordinary little life adventures.
So now, setting up this song……How many of you have a facebook? Out of those who said yes, how many of you have fallen into the facebook “creeper” role at least a couple times? Don’t lie to yourself, we all do it! Someone posts a picture, and you then procede to look through their entire album, all their profile information and GOD FORBID someone’s relationship status changes you have to continue to creep even harder finding out who this other person is! It’s seriously a social media disease, and there is no way to avoid the phenomenon, it just happens. This song is literally all about that! See this guy isn’t affraid to just come out and admitt that he is normal just like the rest of us, and is a facebook creeper from time to time :)
ENJOY “The Book” by the totally wicked rad little discovery I made a West Beach, Kelly James!