Who has two thumbs and couldn’t care less about the Grammy’s?
Family dinner at the 330. Gotta stay warm!!!
The worse it is the better. Silly wishful thinking, silly ambition.
I went to UCF for 3 years and was “studying” organizational communication. I was more interested in other things though, I think I chose that major because there was literally nothing I wanted to focus on at the time, aside from music and certain aspects of theology and philosophy, none of which seemed plausible or lucrative. I was a kid, I had no idea what was going on.
I can’t wait until my Nook finally ships. Only a few more days!
All of our efforts this year have been revealing in a lot of ways, both good and bad. Overall, the events we witnessed and took part in were a testament to the fact that there are people who believe in helping others and that there are people looking to get involved in any way they can, and it was a humbling experience. I’m thankful that we were able to be a part of something that was so contrary to what most of us witness more regularly. We’ve learned so much from our fans.
Feb 20th I believe.
- Q: Why couldn't the alcoholic primate play on the jungle gym?
- A: Because last time he hit the monkey bars pretty hard!
- wanh wanh
I read this blog today and for the first time in my life, I agree with the “apathy” of not voting. A long time ago, while we were on Warped tour in 2004, Jacob and I were interviewed unexpectedly by Drew Berrymore who was doing some special with MTV about voting and the election. She asked us if we knew who we were voting for and Jacob said he wasn’t voting because there wasn’t a candidate who represented his interests. I was upset when he said that, this was a perfect chance to put your ideas and political desires out there and get behind a candidate and participate. Six years later, I no longer find issue with what he said, nor do I take issue with the decision to not vote. A friend of mind recently expressed that if you don’t vote, you don’t have right to complain. That sounds like a sound statement and encourages participation as well, but it’s limiting and presumptuous. It’s limiting because it assumes that each candidate represents two opposing views that somehow cover the broad spectrum of political ideology in a way that is consistent with the ideology they are campaigning under. It is presumptuous in two ways. Number one, it presumes that each voter falls into one of these opposing ideologies and secondly, it also presumes that the voter is naive enough to believe that each opposing party truly represents a different approach to government in the context of American politics. It also assumes that a candidate will hold true to his campaign promises. To think that the repeated success of the republican and democratic party is due to the over all popularity of the two parties over other political ideologies based on what those parties represent for the american voter is misguided and it neglects the influence of money in the election process. Money that can be used to buy off opponents, money that can be used to buy substantially more air time during the election season, money that can be used to secure nominations amongst party officials in hopes of promises later on down the road for those who either take money to back off, or simply back off to secure a spot in the party that can see them advance and become major players. I’m beginning to think that the act of not voting is a way to show that you, as a voter, are not represented and it in no way invalidates any complaint one may have regarding the state of politics in America. Voting presupposes that you believe your voice is one that is being considered while legislation is written and compromised for political gains and special interests while maintaining the facade that what matters most is what the tax payer wants. There used to be a stigma with the idea of corporate involvement in the electoral process, now, with the recent supreme court ruling, there couldn’t be any more of a clear sign that there is no longer any point in denying that the political process is dominated, if not, thoroughly polluted and manipulated by corporate entities whose decisions are based on fiscal goals and market influence which in no way remain true to what is good for the poor, middle class or affluent voter. So, call me apathetic if you want, or you can call me an american citizen who is finally coming to terms with the increasingly apparent fact that my views are not considered a priority in Washington. The term “representative democracy” should be stricken from all political dialogue. Call me a cynic if you want, or you can call me a person who in my short time alive, can recognize the value in the foundations of the American political system and consequently, recognize that that those ideals are becoming disrupted, if not increasingly absent.
Here is a blog based on the same thing.
We’ll come to Arkansas next chance we get. Maybe some college will offer us a date, that would be fun.
I guess i’m finding myself pulling for the Vikings. So, go Vikings. Ellen just made salmon wellington, I’m starving.
John Mayer is funny, but his apparent love of celebrity is suspicious. Either way, I am into his new record.
There’s not a definitive process that we execute as routine. We all submit ideas, and work it out together. Dave has a good “big picture” way of thinking which he will apply to the arrangement of the song. Nothing too spectacular or unique.
Yuko, you know we had a blast on the Japan tour!
I’ve bought a couple of those “Guitar Grimoire” books, although, I don’t find myself using them too often. I have a couple song books (The Beatles, Elliot Smith) that I look at because they use such great chords in their songs. That helps me.