Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Well, I didn’t end up going to Vegas after all.
I got some really sad news and cancelled my
trip… and dropped out of life for about a week. I guess I’m back now.
I saw our very first music video for the first
time on Sunday. Justin
(director) and Jaspre (executive producer) brought the
tape to Kasra’s house (a friend), and we transferred
it onto his computer.
It turned out to be 800 something megabytes,
which is way too big for the website.
We ended up getting it down to 50 megabytes, and
then yesterday while I was at Faris’s house (another
friend), got it down to a little over 1 megabyte.
So it’s pretty much ready for the site now. I think I look dumb in it… but then again, what else is
Now all I have to do is figure out how to stream
it from the website… so it should be up by Christmas.
Saturday I went to a “Something Corporate” show at
the Palladium in Hollywood.
I got tickets and “meet and greet” passes
from a really cool guy named Brent that hooked me up.
A meet and greet is where you meet the band,
which I was looking forward to.
What sucked was I was in the wrong place and
ended up missing the meet and greet.
Instead of going backstage (which Brent told me
to do when he gave me the tickets, but I totally forgot
about), I went up to this VIP balcony area.
It looked official cuz security wouldn’t let
you through unless you had the passes, so I just
brainlessly figured it was there… but I was wrong.
I did end up seeing Kevin (Clutch) there later,
but he was talking to someone, and it was way too loud
(RX Bandits was playing), so I would have had to yell…
which would have been a little awkward.
So I ended up not saying hi.
I actually used to work with him at Edwards
Cinemas in Laguna Niguel… and with Josh at In-N-Out. And now they’re on Drive-Thru.
Do you realize that In-N-Out built California’s
very first drive-thru?
Anyway Blink’s CD will be out on the 18th.
I can’t wait to get it.
The entire album is online at MTV.com right now,
but I only listened to “Violence” cuz it’s already
released on their 7” single.
I’m waiting to listen to the rest of the songs
on CD. I
don’t want to ruin it.
The good news is it looks like I’ll be getting
the CD a tad bit early… possibly tomorrow!
Brian, another cool guy hooking me up, said
he’ll probably get the CD’s tomorrow, and he’ll
give me one. He’s
already hooked me up with Blink window clingers, mouse
pads, vintage promo CD’s, and so on. He actually almost got me to talk to Tom from Blink on the
phone, but unfortunately it didn’t work out.
Brent actually gave me an MxPx belt buckle just
like the one on the cover of their newest album.
That was really cool.
MxPx and Blink 182 are two of my most favorite
you’re a real fan, you won’t turn your back on a
band once they get big.
Anyway, I better get going.
Two diary entries in a little over two weeks…
I’m getting better at this thing I guess.
I’ll talk to you later.
(a few breaks and phone calls later)
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