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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001
10:53 am
you shall hear some of the following on my fabulous radio show today . . . if anyone out there listens, I think I'll ge going on at 3 today instead of 3:30

some of that which you will hear:

reindeer section
moldy peaches
my bloody valentine
the strokes
rl burnside
boards of canada
yo la tengo
the rachels
eric's trip
preston school of industry
handsome boy modelling school
etc etc etc . . .

listen if you like

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2001
3:38 pm
aloha all . . .

right now, it's all about "Ghost World", the new Terry Zwigoff movie. Nora and I went and saw it last night, and I must say that it is fan-fucking -tastic !! Zwigoff has been a favorite director of mine for some time, and this film just continues that . . . All actors/actresses involved, notably Steve Buscemi & Thora Birch give brilliant performances, and I would recommmended this movie to those of us out there that are fascinated with the wierder side of life, those little transmundane details that make normal seem so boring . . .


current mood: chipper

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001
2:37 pm - the insound . . .
todays show, which will be starting in a little less than an hour will feature some of the following:

the flaming lips
elevator to hell
mercury rev
drive like jehu
bright eyes
the white stripes
sigur ros
money mark
prefuse 73
the handsome family
don caballero
the beta band
les savy fav
the velvet underground
stars of the lid
call and response
modest mouse
the dinner is ruined
radio birdman
. . . . . . plus much much more.

hope anyone out there listening will enjoy!!

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2001
2:00 pm
and if anyone has been checking out my website lately, sorry for the serious lack of updating . . . I will be getting to that later today or tomorrow after I get home from my court appearance.

current mood: amused

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1:59 pm
aloha all my friends out in LJ-land . . .

not much new to report on my end. The new apartment situation is been going amazing. Plus on Monday night, Nora and I went to the humane society and got ourselves a kittycat. She's about 3 years old and is completely awesome . . . I have been a dog person for most of my life, but my appreciation for cats grows more and more each day. Plus Lucy ( our kitty ) has a lot of character about her, so I am sure that my feline admiration is just going to continue to grow . . .

Did my radio show yesterday for the first time in it's new time slot, 3:30 to 5:30 . . . It felt good to be back on the air after missing last weeks show due to the NYC circumstances. I just didn't feel like playing music last week, it just seemed sort of insignificant. But the show will be a go for the foreseeable future every Tuesday afternoon, so be sure to tune in if you can . . .

current mood: calm

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2001
10:14 pm
wow . . . what a crazy day . that's pretty much all I can say. It's times time like these that makes me happy that I live in winnipeg. my thoughts go out to all of those out there who are personally affected by this awful tragedy . . . when shit started going down this morning the first person I called was my mom, who was crying at work, she finally managed to get ahold of my grandma, and then she called me back to let me know that all of my american relatives were safe and accounted for. Thank god for that !!

sleep well all, tomorrow is a new day.

current mood: sad

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2001
3:59 am
so again here I am with the insomnia and the late night ramblings . . .

not so much is new, in a hurry packing for the big move this weekend. I can't wait to get into our new place, and I know that Nora can't wait either . . . my first experience living with the one that I love. it will be a definite change, that's for sure, but in a very good way. my parents have agreed to buy me a new desk for xmas, but they are gonna get it for me now, which really kicks the llamas ass . . . I need more room to spread my materials out.

work has really sucked the past few days, with the exception of yesterday when I went home early. the fucking customers seem to get more and more inept as the days go by, but at least come September I am movin to day shifts so that means more time at night to do drink pints and go to shows and hang out more with my lady love . . . and it also means that I can spend more time at the radio station where I have been sorely neglecting my assistant music director duties since I began this new J-O-B. I miss the station and hanging out with comrade Kev on sundays at our music meetings. This will be changing soon enough though.

There will be no radio show tomorrow, as I will be packing, but the IN SOUND will be back in full force on sept 4th in my new time slot, from 3 till 5:30. Expect to hear me playing my patented brand of good ol' college rawk. Also thanks to everyone who called in during the covers show, i hope all enjoyed it as much as I did . . .

aloha my late night friends.

current mood: hyper

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Friday, August 17th, 2001
4:43 am
welly welly well . . .

it certainly has been a while since i have written in the old LJ, but at this wee hour as insomnia gnaws away at me, I find that i need something to preoccupy me until I can go to sleep. The only unfortunate thing is that at this point, I have to be up in 4 hours so that I can go and get the lovely Nora so that we can set out on our grand camping excursion . . . yes yes yes, this boy shall be recommuning with nature this weekend. I haven't been camping in like 3 years, so i am looking forward to it. Plus it's good to have a weekend off for the first time this summer !!

Which brings us to the job situation. It has gotten to the point where I am little more than a mindless drone at work these days. I hate about 60 % of the people I talk to these days on the phone. Though I am glad that at least some of the folks that I help out are genuinely appreciative. Also I got approved for day shifts starting Sept 1, so I am glad to be getting back to a regular work schedule.

Nora & I also found a wicked apartment in a nice building on Corydon. It's got lots o' room, new hardwood and it's relatively cheap at only $390 a month, so I can't complain about it. I can't wait to move in with Nora . . . . only 18 more days till I get to wake up next to her every single morning. What more could a boy ask for?

At this point I am a in the midst of listening to all sorts of cover songs for the first annual "In Sound Cover Extravaganza" that's coming up on August 21 between 2 pm and 5 pm on 101.5 umfm. It's also gonna be the last 3 hour show for the summer, so be sure to tune in . If anyone out there has any good suggestions for cover songs, please pass them along, 'cuz three hours is a lot of time to fill . . . the wierder the song the better.

I promise to reposrt back on Sunday with camping details . . .

current mood: awake

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2001
2:14 pm
getting ready for another funfilled day of "help the redneck with his computer poblem" . .. . spent most of yesterday looking at apartments. We found a few nice ones, but nothing outstanding yet, as far as I am concerned ... looking at more possibly tomorrow , and then again on Friday for sure .

current mood: blah

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2001
3:00 am
hey there kids . . .

if any of you out there listen to my radioshow, i though i'd let you know that there will be no show today because i have some personal finances to sort out, and a new apartment to look for . . .

have no fear i will return next week with loads of new music . . . that is if anyone really does listen.

current mood: okay

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Sunday, July 8th, 2001
12:15 pm
sunday bloody sunday ....

i can't decide what i hate more - the fact that i don't work until 4:30 or the fact that i have to work until 11:30 . . . what a waste of a beautiful day!

i do think that nora and I are going to go out for coffee before at least, so that's cool ...
we start looking for our new apartment on tuesday, and i hope that the process is quick and painless and we end up with a kick ass place with tonnes of room, a sun porch, and nice hardwood floors. oh yeah, and it will be cheap too! haha fat chance i know, but a boy can dream right . . . now i gotta go shower & shave and go get some coffee

current mood: awake

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Saturday, July 7th, 2001
1:34 am
with a new background color and a new picture in place, thus ends another broadcast day . . .

good night

current mood: tired

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1:05 am
well after another long hiatus i am back again . . .

i've been working lots lately. even though my hours at work have been cutback on a little bit which really sucks . . . finding it hard to scrape by on my meager earnings, but i think i can stick it out until nora & I get an apartment together in september . . . plus my GST cheque came today which is always an added bonus.

I had the day off on friday, so kevin (umfm music director) & I took a quick little road trip down to grand forks to check out disc & tape, and purchase hard to get american snack foods and breakfast cereals. I got the new issue of Magnet as well as the first Japancakes album for only $7, so the trip was a success.

Got back to town just after 6, and hooked up with nora . . . we lazed around my apartment for a bit, and then went out and picked up some groceries, which i was in dire need of, because all that was in my fridge was some eggs and a myriad of condiments . Good to have food again, and this way i don't have to sneak over and steal eats from Mr. Valence ...

off to bed soon, but wanted to mention to all those out there who are fans of the postrocky music that constellation records (godspeed you black emperor, etc.) to check out a band from hamiton called A Northern Chorus. I had the opportunity to catch them this past tuesday at the pyramid where they played with the always stellar local bands Old Harper & Guitaro . . . in two words SIMPLY AMAZING!!! go to http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/195/a_northern_chorus.html and check these guys out . . . you won't be disappointed. Expect to hear lots of them on the in sound in the days & weeks to come .

current mood: content

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2001
1:27 am
remember kids thats tuesday afternoon, between the hours of two and five. 101.5 UMFM . . . .

"how i spent my summer vacation . . . "
(i am such a radio whore)

current mood: high

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1:24 am
just planning my show for tomorrow . . . trust me figuring out how to fill 3 hours of prime college radio time is no easy task my friends.

in other news, i think that tonight i just might have helped the dumbest man in the southwest united states configure his computer to recieve email. and it only took me an hour and fifteen minutes . . . i am beginning to hate my job, and having to work evenings during the summer.

current mood: content

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Monday, June 4th, 2001
12:24 am
allrighty . . . it's monday morning, and i am finally getting a chance to recap the awesome weekend i had . . . friday night, nor & I hung out after work. We went out for nachos & sangria @ carlos & murpheys, and then came back and crashed at my place. It was good to see her for extended periods, as i don't get to see her - except for mere blips, during the week . She is so completely amazing!!! Saturday, we slept in, and then I had to go to work. ARGGGGG. Work usually = pure frustration.

after work, nora & i decided to rent a movie. We got to the video, with like 10 minutes to spare, and rented 'Meet the Parents'. I highly recommend it, it was pretty damn funny . . .plus you get DeNiro (one of my favorites), playing a sort of unusal role for him. He was very good though, playing a menacing father-type . Nora crashed here again, which I always enjoy . . . Sunday moring we slept past one, and then i made some sort of cheese/shroom/egg conncoction that was supposed to be an omlette, but turned out very very wrong. it still was tasty though !

went to work at 4 . . .the calls from the idiots seem to be coming in slower, which means that my hours are getting cut a little . . oh well less morns to talk to isn't exactly a bad thing . . .

current mood: accomplished

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Friday, June 1st, 2001
1:56 pm
okay . .. so i only woke up like 50 minutes ago. I feel like such a slug lately. Getting to bed late all of the time and then sleeping the best part of the day away. fucking lazy, I am. It is friday however, and there is something to be said for that . . . though I am not sure what should be said :-)

i have to be at work in another 2 hours to help the idiots of the world with all of their problems, ARGGGGGG!! but on the upswing, Nora and I are going out tonight after work , , ,

current mood: awake

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1:09 am
so i am now back from another day in the trenches , , , man, one call i got today was a beaut. the lady started yelling at me right from the get go, swearing and demanding that i help her connect or she was going to sue. she also demanded 3 months worth of free service, something which i have no control over . . . thankfully i transferred her after like 6 minutes . . .yeeesh, she was a wacko !

current mood: irritated

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2001
1:37 pm
don't get me wrong, i don't mind the job that much, and the pay is 100 times better than my last job (RIP), but it has totally fucked up my schedule . . .

it bums me out that i never get to see the amazing nora anymore. Things will get better when we move in together in september . . .

current mood: aggravated

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1:34 pm
hey there folks . . . sort of a dreary wednesday here. Not really looking forward to going to work, but that will change when i get there I guess. It continues to amaze me how stupid some people are when it comes to using the internet and computers in general . . . I am not saying that i am some great all-knowing techie uber-geek, but man, some of the questions i get are just too dumb for words . . .

current mood: geeky

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