Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Phoenix

if you know the band Phoenix, it's probably because of the cd "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" BUT if you like that cd or even the mega huge song "1901", check out their earlier work:

the cd "United" with standout tracks "if i ever feel better" and "too young" and the cd "Alphabetical" with standouts "everything is everything" and "run, run, run"

Both very good.

You're welcome.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tumblr!

I have a/I'm on Tumblr now! Look at it, follow it, read it, just check it out. Thanks

 http://jayayzeeeye.tumblr.com/

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nick Thune in Nick and Andy: Coming Soon

Oh, what can I say about this new Funny or Die video… It’s awesome. It’s funny. It’s awesome. Um, yeah. You get it right?

It features my favorite comedian in this whole wide, big is beautiful world, Nick Thune. It’s funny from start to end. Please watch it! You won’t be sorry, you’ll be thankful.

Nick and Andy

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I’m Tired of This

I’m tired of not know what to do,
Of not know how to do it,
Of putting my responsibilities on the shoulders of others,
Of not stepping up and doing it myself,
Of letting opportunities go by,
Of over thinking,
Of telling myself I’ll do it eventually.
I’m so tired, that I think I’ll sleep now.
Everything can wait.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

spotify

Hey there! Thought I’d let anyone interested know that I’m on spotify! You can click on my link on the right side of the page and follow me.

In case you don’t know what Spotify is, it’s a free (if you want it to be free, you need an invite. To get an invite, just sign up with your email to be on a waiting list. Doesn’t take that long.) music site that lets you have millions of songs and, if you want, get some from all over the world!

Thanks and hope you like!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lazy Summer Day

Just some pictures I took…






Yesterday I did nothing but take pictures and play video games. But, even though I didn’t get anything accomplished, that’s ok. It’s summer

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Panic! at the Disco Tour!

Hello!!! I’m still so excited. Last night I went to the Panic! at the Disco show at the Wiltern. It was my first time going to see them. Panic is my favorite band (also shared with Carney) and I’ve loved them for years now. So, going to that show was a dream come true. Somehow, in some strange turn of events, we were able to get to the front row! I was in the standing area, thinking I’d get a few rows back, but nope. RIGHT IN FRONT! I’ve never been so close in a concert before. So cool. All thanks to my family for talking to the right people in line.

They were amazing. Really great performers. I knew I liked them for a reason. Panic! fan forever!!!

Here are a couple of pictures(ones that aren’t too blurry):




Instead of putting up a too loud to hear video I shot of them, enjoy them from a performance on Jimmy Kimmel:

Great night :) 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Young Knives: Love My Name


cool song. heard it on Spin.com and my fav part is the chorus. not because i in deed love my name, but because the techno "boops" are awesome. enjoy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Houdini

I’m currently loving this band. They’re Foster the People and their new cd Torches is seriously the bees knees.

I first found out about it from Chelsea Kane’s website, and then I started seeing them everywhere!

Houdini is one of my favorites, but please, please, please check the cd out. preview it on iTunes, do whatever, just BUY THIS CD!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Songwriters

Man, oh man, I love music! In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in the world who does like it… pretty sure. Anywho, thought I’d talk about singers and singer/songwriter/producers/multi-instrumentalists.

When I get into a new band, the first thing I do is read the lyrics sheet to see exactly what they’re saying (I don’t want to be singing along to someone saying ‘yeah, we’re friends with the devil’… which has, in a way, happened before), the second thing I do is look and see who wrote the songs and played the instruments and stuff. Do I sound nerdy enough for you yet? Good.

The thing is, I like and respect an artist who can simply write most of their songs and sing too. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. Any band or person’s cd I have is that way, but I know some singers, like Britney Spears these days, don’t do it. That’s really disappointing and a little lazy if you ask me. Oh, you didn’t ask me, well….

I think if they are going to get into the music business they should be able to do more than just sing. It’s not enough. Something should make them more special than any old average person on the street who happens to have a nice voice. And no, I don’t mean the “Golden Voice” homeless man Ted Williams. He was special.

Lately, at least the people I’m interested in, music artists have gone well beyond singing and writing. Current band for example is Foster the People. I love that they also play a ton of different instruments, arrange the music, produce it, and record it. It’s pretty amazing! To think of all the hard work they put into that, it’s incredibly credible.

I’m wondering now, will an artist who sings and writes soon be looked at as the lazy ones soon? Hmm there’s no telling.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Unsaid


I cut my tongue out and left it in my mind
It wants to come out, but it’s hostage, alone, to write

The Lazy Song


Yep. With the exclusion of a couple things, this is me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paranoid

Can’t get over this song right now. Almost like I’m paranoid for Paranoid. Hmm…

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Bird and The Cat

….oh, hey, it’s nothing, this week I just saw an amazing act of mind bagoggling nature. That’s all.

I was watching tv like I usually do and heard a loud squawking bird. This usually means a blue bird is around. More specifically, a Western Scrub Jay…

(If you’re in to birds and stuff) (stuff was important enough to type in) (the parentheses are indeed necessary)

I decided to look out of the window to see it, and instead saw a stranger cat walking outside, on the ground, in my backyard. Kind of normal right? WRONG! Immediately I looked behind it and saw this blue bird yelling, squawking, and following this cat. Sure, the cat casually walked while looking behind it while it walked, but it was still amazing! It was literally like one of those jokes that say “so, a bird chases a cat into a bar…”

Did these two animals go to a bar together? I don’t know. When I got up to look closer the bird flew away. But, I’d like to think they met up again somewhere… as friends of course. Not as dinner.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bye Bye Bin Laden

Wow. Amazing. Osama Bin Laden was caught tonight and dead. Wanna know how I found out? Twitter. See, social media is extremely important. Oh, and in other news, President Barack Obama will be president for the next 50 years.

Had to commemorate this historic event in the most forever-est way. On the Internet. On a blog. OK. Bye.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nick Thune’s Reunion Tour (reuniting with himself)

Hello blog world! I have something very important to say… or type. Nick Thune is on tour!!! Wherever you are in this world, Nick may be coming to you! check his tour dates here.

You may know I’m a HUGE (hence all caps) fan of his, I’m promoting this like crazy, even though I’m not crazy… well… I’ve already put it in my car on my dashboard and driving around with the tour poster. You can’t imagine the looks I get from people. So weird. I have it hanging on a clip on my back pack. Again, people give me some interesting looks at school. Now, I’m blogging about it. Soon, I’ll put some posters up on light poles. Did I mention I’m a huge fan?
I’ve already seen him on the Reunion Tour. It was great and funny. AND even though he’s a popular Hollywood comedian, he’s super nice! Real down to earth for being as tall as he is—side note, he’s tall—Get it?! Never mind.

So, what have we learned? We, meaning you guys reading this. GO SEE NICK ON TOUR!! STOP YELLING AT YOU?! sorry—you’ll understand this if you go see Nick ;0)—Believe me, You’ll have fun. I wouldn’t lie, at least not to you.

Have fun. Go. Tell me if you went. Bye.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Breezy Giveaway!

I REALLY want to win this contest from the lovely miss Breezy Weekes, the wife of the wonderful Dallon Weekes of The Brobecks and now Panic! at the Disco, so....  Breezy's Blog this link (hopefully) will help me win!

Also, if i don't win, everyone should follow, or at least look at her blog, it's cool and pretty :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world--Oscar Wilde

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thisssss Getz Old

Lately, I've had his kind of a week.

p.s. without the drugs and without me actually cursing

p.p.s. i don't do drugs or curse

p.p.p.s. I'm not ragging on people who do them and I'm not saying I'm better than they are for not doing them... but you get it right? *wink*

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Don’t Panic! Panic!’s Back!

In case you lovely people who might be reading this didn’t know, Panic! at the Disco’s new cd “Vices and Virtues” is out now!! It came out yesterday and of course that’s when I got it. They are tied for my number one favorite band along with Carney.

If you want to taste of how this third cd sounds like, watch this video!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Random Thoughts

Here’s something lame and stupid, just because, well, I almost always think of lame and stupid things. I don’t mean to brag, but I guess that’s just how my brain works:

1) So, two lionesses are at a bar and they’re talking about their failed relationships. One says she’s just getting divorced from a real crazy alpha male. The other just broke up with her boyfriend. The one asks why she broke up with her boyfriend, and the other replies, “he was a cheetah.”

2) Do you think cowboys used to stand wide legged during gun draws because they needed preparation H or something?... maybe it was caused by all the beer they ate and whiskey they drank. Yes. Cowboys used to eat beer. I’m pretty sure of it.

You’re welcome for the random thoughts!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

this isn't the official video or anything, but at least you can focus on the song itself more.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is Love at First Sight



Seriously, they are too amazing. The video doesn’t even have to be the best to see how good The Brobecks are.

other great songs: Small Cuts and Bike Ride among many, many more

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Coffee and TV


Sociability, it's hard enough for me. Take me away from this big bad world...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diamond Roses


Ok, so they’re not real diamonds or anything. It’s paper (in my eyes, that’s the same thing, right?)

I got the template and all that from the Martha Stewart website. I made them for Valentine’s Day as a gift to my aunts and mom. I felt like a mix between the Bachelor and a really good boyfriend that day… please excuse how weird that may sound.

They were super easy to make, it just took a little time (isn’t it weird that by saying “a little time”, we really mean a lot more than a little time? hmm. Just something to think about)

P.S. thanks marci ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

I Never Thought

I Never Thought

…I’d be someone’s fan.
…I could release my anger in sarcasm
…I wouldn’t be a doctor
…I would love clothes so much
…I could forget so many things
…I would stop loving math
…I’d get so ditzy
…I would love music and comedy
…I could be so selfish and lazy
…I’d keep so many secrets, yet… share so much
I guess that’s what I get for thinking

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chorus's in Songs

Woo hoo hoo baby I’m a star, no one wants to know what’s real.
Woo hoo hoo baby I’m a star, no one cares about the deals.
Woo hoo hoo baby I’m a star, they only see what’s not concealed.
Woo hoo hoo baby I’m a star, no one cares just what I feel…
Whoa oh oh I’ll sing for you babies, ‘til maybe, you and I are healed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

V Day is Near

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!... Just in case anyone didn’t know.

Does anyone else like to eat those sweetheart candies that are shaped like hearts and have messages on them? Well they’ve really updated it. One said ‘tweet me.’ Amazing how technology is at the forefront of every little thing including candy.



It’s been a while since I’ve had one of those candies, so I figured I could just bite right into it. WRONG. I’m pretty sure my tooth broke in half eating one little heart. So… but hey, it’s a lovely holiday, and I’m still gonna enjoy it!... by eating chocolate and staying away from sweethearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes--Oscar Wilde

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nothing Really

I love talking about nothing; it is the only thing I know anything about--Oscar Wilde
I mean, who doesn’t feel this way, am I right?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mystery Guitar



This is one pretty guitar right? It belonged to my Granddad.

I really want to learn how to play a guitar (sometime in the future)

I just like looking at this one right now though. The only thing I want to know now is, what is the name of this style guitar? Is it an old classic? What type is it? What does that silver bar thing do?

So many questions about this pretty little guy. If anyone reading this knows anything about guitars, please tell me! Let me know! 

Thanks

Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Kind of Life...

This song has been in my head all day today.

It's really nice to hear a song like this though...

Rocks & Caves


Can you tell it’s a cave? I’m obviously not that great, but I try!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Say it isn’t so!

Wow, it’s that time again. I have about a week left before classes start up again. Bummed!! Sure whenever I’m not going to comedy shows I’m completely bored and have nothing to do, but… I don’t want to start school! I pretty much finished my “break from school” list. All I have left is to watch a couple of CD/DVD’s I have. Huh *sigh* I’m so not ready to start classes again. The worst part is that the classes I’m taking are ALL boring. My college doesn’t have any more film classes for me to take, so there aren’t any semi-fun things.

On the bright side, it will be much easier to skip or leave during a class to a good comedy show… don’t tell my teachers.

Of course I’ll still get my A’s, but I still want to go to concerts and comedy shows and stuff. (the stuff is the most important)

For now though, I’ll be bored, not knowing what to do to fill my days. You know, normal stuff.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Feel like Laughing?

Hello and good morning!... at least it’s still morning in my neck of the woods—Al Roker. I felt like I needed to say who I’m quoting. Anyway, this little post is about one thing, and one thing only: it’s NOT about myself. Crazy right!

This is a reminder (again) to tune in to Conan Tomorrow (Wednesday the 26th) at 11:00 pm on TBS to see the best comedian ever, Nick Thune! Not sure what time he’ll be on, could be around 20 minutes before the end, but watch the whole thing anyway, you never know. And I also could be wrong.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week-view

Well a hi and hello to vu. Haven’t been here in while, I’m actually still cleaning and swiping away the cobwebs *cough* it’s dusty work. I just haven’t felt like there’s much for me to say. What can I tell you that’s important. Not much… (that’s when you should say, ”awww” in a sad tone. It’ll make me feel better)

By the way, I’m actually still keeping my new year’s resolution, what?! How many people can say that?

On another note, I can tell you about my week? How about that? Why aren’t you answering? Any who, here we go:

This past Wednesday I went to LA with some of my family to see the comedian/actor Russell Brand perform at the Hollywood Improv. He was going to be there Tues-Thurs. So we were all excited… oh! except when we got there he had to cancel. He was there Tuesday, and he was even there Thursday, but of course, not when we showed up. Ah well, the fill in comedians were funny, but it’s just not what we expected, ya know?

Another thing I did was made pancakes yesterday. Let me tell you right now, they were pretty free the king good. My sister ate so much she was stuffed, but then decided to eat some oranges right after that. Just a show of hands (if I could see your hands) has anyone ever had that feeling of being sick if you combine the wrong foods together too fast? Of course you have. Well, my sister did that and said she felt sick and stopped eating. All of sudden, she rushed in the bathroom and threw up… compliment? I’m going to make pancakes again Sunday, and if my sister throws up again, I might have to start taking it personally… might.

So, those were the most interesting things of my week. It was my week-view… get it? Like re-view, but with a week?

P.S. I hope anyone who reads this will tune in to Conan at 11:00 p.m. on TBS this Wednesday the 26th to see my favorite Comedian Nick Thune perform his stand up. I’m not sure what time he’ll be on, but it could be toward the end. DVR it if you have to, but please watch!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Super Short

Hello! It’s been a while… I know. So, thought I’d pop in and mention what a great job I’ve been doing lately. I have. I’ve written a couple of super short story/screenplay things. Just for myself, not to hand in to anyone or anything, just for practice and all. I’m happy with myself, AND that means I won’t get mad at myself for being such a slacker over my super long break from school. I can be so mean sometimes.

I probably won’t post them, but just know I’m telling you the truth and not lying about my awesome progress… I wouldn’t do that.

A super short post about my super short stories. Weird. Did not do this on purpose. Ok. Bye.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What Day is it?

Wow, I thought for sure this, “animal in my attic” story was over. I hadn’t heard it lately and seriously thought this thing was dead. Well, Ana Ferret is NOT dead. She (I’m assuming it’s a girl) is still scratching and honestly, I think she could be making a nest. The scratching is getting louder at night in this room I’m typing from.


She may look like one of these pictures:


My sister was in the garage and faintly saw an animal not too big, not too small running on one of the beams. She said it was a light color, like gray, or white.

At this point, I’m REALLY hoping it dies so it doesn’t get in the house. I don’t want a possible wild ferret in my house. Scary…. And I still don’t really know what kind of animal it is. But my assumptions seem to be pretty correct so far.

P.S. Notice, every post's title with the word "Day" is related to the animal in my attic story. JSYK

P.P.S Nothing’s getting me down today, I’m so excited and happy because I’m going to a comedy show with my favorite comedian headlining! Yay!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Do You know?

Hey and hello. I thought I would talk a little bit about questions… not that I have any answers, but just wondering out of shear curiosity, how many people have any idea what to do next? Just like in general? Maybe most people have things planned out, or know pretty much what they’re going to do next, but I have no clue. Is that bad? I know what I want to do, but how do I get there? What’s the first step for… anything? Hmm…


There’s so many questions we don’t have answers to.  Even though I don’t know the answers, I wish I had some sort of blueprint to at least try to figure out the answers… you know? Like, what if life was a math problem, and I don’t mean division or multiplication, that’d be too easy. I mean an algebra or calculus problem.

(this is off topic, but when I hear the word calculus, I automatically think of this old MTV movie about a boy band who’s hit was “calculus” with lyrics like, “I know my calculus, because you + me = us” right? anyone remember? Any—never mind. Sorry)

Do you think life would be easier if we were given instructions to figure out the math problem? We’d at least know what we’re supposed to do to figure out our lives. But, then again, I suppose that’s the “fun” part in life. The journey, not the destination. Not knowing is part of the intrigue… at least that’s what I hear. I’ll try to figure out my questions alone, because that’s how you grow. Or something like that. I guess

I definitely know I need to start writing story ideas. Even if I don’t post them here, I need to get that done. School is almost back in!! Ugh.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Arrows & Veins

I shot an arrow into the sky,
Bobbing and weaving, and watching it fly.
I thought, “How long before I feel its pain?”
And then, it fell, landing on my vein.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Favorite Band

Since I’m SOOO not in a writing mood right now, who wants to see a crazy awesome video of Carney? Of course you do! Your welcome…
Carney is awesome. I love this band :)

I think I’ll be posting more videos than stories. I’m not in a writing mood, but I have a feeling you won’t disagree.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snow Daze

I know this was supposed to be about writing & blah, blah, blah, but instead it’s something much more interesting… Snow pictures! 



My dog didn’t really like it



my sad attempt at drawing a ladybug…

my sister’s snowmen. Mr. & Mrs. Snowcowsky from Russia

my snowman. Monsieur Chef Frost  

my same snowman with my glasses… he kinda turned into Elvis  
It was fun :)   

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Snow

It's snowing. I'll put pictures up tomorrow. bye.

Writing is Hard

Hiiii! 1.2.11! It doesn’t have the same ring, does it? Well, I remember, long ago, when I said on my blog I would post some of my work when school was on break… well, I’ve been on break for about a month and well, I haven’t really done that. I’ve been incredibly bored lately AND I haven’t wanted to do anything (does that sound right?) so since I’m still trying to work out my resolutions and it’s not quite quitting time yet, I should start writing something right?

I’m really trying to be more of a do-er and less of a talk-er. (why does this sentence sound weird or off?)

So, if I don’t post a blog tomorrow, I broke my resolution… or I was eaten by a giant fish in the middle of Manhattan! Which is really rare because I’m in California.  But that giant fish does like to follow me… (whisper: I’m afraid to look behind me right now, I feel something wet on my shoulder)

I sort of feel like blogging about Rod Serling (creator of the Twilight Zone) because the New Year’s marathon on SyFy was just on… hmm. So! I’ll either post one of my stories, or write about the Twilight Zone, or I’ll feel lazy and not write about anything. I feel strongly that any of those could happen. But, either way, we’ll all win…

J.D.

P.S. you can always comment on one of these posts. It would give me something to do...
P.P.S. sorry for always telling you to comment, ignore it. you don't have to (please comment though)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1.1.11

 Wow, hello, 2011! You feel so, you feel so… the same. It’s a bit of a “same dog, new color” feeling. That’s a saying right?
 I hope to be more mature, wise, and rational… I’m sorry, I meant the exact opposite of those things. But, while I’m on the subject of change, might as well lay out my New Year’s resolutions right? That’s right, it’s one of a million peoples resolution/betterment of oneself list! Yeah, you’re right, that was a perfect segway.


I honestly want very simple, not too big of a deal changes. I want to at least feel my abs, and get more flexible. It’s ridiculous; I can’t even touch my toes. Something has to change. And as far as my abs go, sure, I’m already thin, and I don’t have to hold my stomach in (too much) to wear a nice shirt, but… I don’t know, I just want to be able to feel my stomach muscles. Is that a crime?!

Also, I want to be able to speak up a little more. I talk a little bit to people, but I’m still a little shy around strangers, and now that I’m 20… well, I kinda think that’s unacceptable. They’re just people right? Well, I guess some are aliens, but that’s beside the point.

I definitely want to go to more concerts of bands I like (of course I’m talking about Carney, and The Brobecks) and I would LOVE to go more comedy shows (of course I’m talking about Nick Thune, but also hopefully Bo Burnham & Daniel Tosh. That’d be awesome).

This year, I want to make a plan and ACTUALLY stick with it! I’m so tired of being that person who says they’re going to do something and then says it again… and again, and again. Do you get it? The “all talk no ability to walk without a cane” person… that’s a saying right?

I want this year to be fun w/ a new, flexible, outgoing, (fingers crossed) taller, me!!!!...

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll break all but one of those.
J.D.