Sunday, May 30, 2010

Doing Nothing is A Lot of Work!

I've been lazy lately. I will say that I've worked hard since I was about 13, but for the last 2 weeks I have been doing literally NOTHING. I suppose I'm streaky. Sometimes I'm ultra motivated and can't be stopped. Other times I just want to flush my phone down the toilet and watch baseball...which I'm doing as I type this :)

Here's the thing I've noticed about days like today: by the end of an entire day of doing nothing I am EXHAUSTED! SO tired that I actually contemplate pissing my pants rather than bother getting up and walking the 10 feet from the couch to the toilet. That is just too much work on a day like today. You have to be really committed to sitting on the couch because if you get up, someone may take your spot. NO ONE likes to lose their spot. ESPECIALLY when you've been sitting there since you can remember.

So what do you do when you're doing nothing? Because you ARE doing something. REALLY doing NOTHING is boring. You're watching a show, listening to music, checking the internet. There are actions taking place. When I'm doing nothing, I like to be as sloth-like as possible: slouched on the couch, barely breathing with as little movement as possible. When I'm in this state even responding to someone's question is like running a marathon. I actually have to stop writing this right now. Too much work.

Ok. I'm back from doing nothing. I'm exhausted!

In my doing of nothing, here are a few cool things I found:

A friend of mine told me that Brian Fallon, the lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem, had been "spotted" doing a cover of my old band, SPRING HEELED JACK USA's cover (haha!) of early CT pre/post/hardcore/punk/rad ass band BiG MiSTAKE's song called Pop Song (Green). I thought it was very nice of him to say what he did before the song and yes my friend, you HAVE written songs as good as that. Mission accomplished. Enjoy the vid:

I watched a VH1 documentary about NWA. When I was in 7th grade, I was that white suburban kid listening to NWA and loving every second of it. I thought the music was unlike anything I had ever heard. It was so entrancing I couldn't help but want to listen to it again. "Straight Outta Compton" blew my little 12 year old middle class mind. It was the angriest thing I had ever heard at that point. I didn't know ANYONE who said things like "Fuck The Police". To this day the only record my parents ever took away from me was NWA's. I called my friend and he made a cassette copy (or as I call it an mp1) the next day, but still that can tell you how seriously afraid white America was of the group....and it was AWESOME.

So after all that research to find those videos I had to break. Whew! That was way more work than I had wanted to put into today. Finally, I will start writing more blogs and posting them. I just have to stop being so friggin lazy.


One more awesome video.

Jeff Ross makes me laugh harder than almost any comic alive. enjoy him ripping Drew Carey to shreds :)

Til next time thanks for your support and I promise I'll do something.

Tomorrow ;)