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Date:2007-04-30 10:11
Subject:Cornflakes...cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes
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Okay, funny story.
On Saturday night i was talking to a chick at my sisters party. She was from France and had only been in the country a couple of weeks. She spoke english well but was having trouble with alot of the australian slang and the fact we all talk really fast. Anyways, she asked me what i did and i told her i was in a band. She seemed to understand that and we kept talking. I asked her what she did and she told me she had studied computer science and was working at CSIRO for 6 months as part of her uni course. She then said "but i don't like it so much, so at the end of the 6 months i will be...how you say...in a band for awhile". This kinda confused me, and i asked what she thought being in a band ment.
Turns out that she'd met a few guys who were in bands in Australia, and assumed that the term "i'm in a band" was Australian slang for "i'm unemployed".

I would have corrected her but then i realised she was right.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-04-30 00:41
Subject:Yknow what? Fuck you! Fuck all of you goddam motherfuckers! ect
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So, a certain person was telling me about how they were writing their diary (Men have journals, women have diary's) so i decided to update. I dunno if she wants her name mentioned in this so she's famous, but bad luck. (Alana)

Anyways, Work is tomorrow and i would not like to attend work because i am not very good at my job.
I really wanna play bass with Monsters of Poetry but they jam at completley different times that don't fit in with my work scheduel. It freakin bites the big one.
I'm really putting alot of hope into me, pijp, rory and al moving out together. I just want a band room so all the bands i'm in can jam any time at my place and everyone will be happy.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-04-27 14:20
Subject:Liver Journal
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I just did one of those internet personality tests and these are the results.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||| 33%
Stability |||||||||| 36%
Orderliness |||| 20%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 43%
Interdependence |||| 16%
Intellectual |||||| 30%
Mystical |||||||||| 36%
Artistic |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Religious || 10%
Hedonism |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Materialism |||||||||||| 50%
Narcissism || 10%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Work ethic |||||||||| 36%
Self absorbed |||||||||||||| 56%
Conflict seeking |||| 16%
Need to dominate |||||| 30%
Romantic |||||||||||| 43%
Avoidant |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 63%
Wealth |||||||||||||||| 70%
Dependency |||||||||||||||| 70%
Change averse |||||| 30%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Sexuality |||| 16%
Peter pan complex |||||| 30%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||| 50%
Histrionic |||||||||| 36%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 63%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||| 36%
Female cliche |||||| 30%
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Stability results were moderately low which suggests you are worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.

Orderliness results were low which suggests you are overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense too often of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

messy, depressed, introverted, feels invisible, does not make friends easily, nihilistic, reveals little about self, fragile, dark, bizarre, feels undesirable, dislikes leadership, reclusive, weird, irritable, frequently second guesses self, unassertive, unsympathetic, low self control, observer, worrying, phobic, suspicious, unproductive, avoidant, negative, bad at saving money, emotionally sensitive, does not like to stand out, dislikes large parties, submissive, daydreamer




So in conclusion, get bent internet quiz for telling me i'm a depressed loser. You've made me angry now.

Anyways my band has another gig. This time at the Rob Roy Hotel on Wednesday May 23rd. So all of you keep your calenders free on that day.

Also, i heard on the news today that several small rural towns are looking at the possibility of evacuation of their entire town due to the drought. And my neighbour still complains his grass isn't green enough.
People are fuckwits.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-04-15 23:27
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So. The last few days have been good.
Really good.
I've always had some exscuse to not go when some band i like rolled into town (mainly lack of funds) but i'm glad i've finally got off my ass and started seeing any band i want to that happens to be touring at that time. And it's come at an odd time because i'm earing less than ever.
But i've found that seeing bands i really like is worth missing a couple of meals a day for.

But it's not just big groups i've been seeing, i've gone to a whole bunch of friends gigs and have really gotten in touch with what the kids are listening to these days. Yknow, i'm hip. I can rap with these kids.

On wednesday me al and starbuck went to see nick's band "the sophisticants" (pronounced sophisticunts) who easily made up for their lack of standard musical talent with amazing enthusiasm and total rock-the-fuck-outness. I went there cause Nick promised to play 'Taking Retards to the Zoo" by the Dead Milkmen (or is it Malkmen? ho hum, a good simpsons reference makes the world go round) which i thought was just a drunken boast. But i arrived at the gig and met the other guys in the band who said they were gonna play it, so i was excited.
Then the gig started and in the first 20 seconds the bass player broke a string. I've been playing bass for about 5 years and never broken one, so to have it happen on stage is a bit of bad fucking luck.
Luckily the band after them lent them his bass. But 'oh no'... as he was tunning it, off came the d string. That is some fucking bad luck.
So he played the set with 3 strings.
My point of this story is that all this woohar took up about 20 minutes of their set so they couldn't play their full set, thus is why i missed out on them playing taking retards to the zoo. But i liked them enough to go to their next gig so they better freakin play it then. *shakes fist*

Then on Thursday we went and saw taxidermist. Or the taxidermists. I dunno. Al knows these guys from SAE cause their drummer was in their class, and a couple of them came to falls with us so we're all nice aquantinces.
It was their first gig in awhile apparently and you could tell cause they seemed pretty tense and unfimiliar with the stage, but after a few songs they over came that and let loose some really cruisey numbers.

And of course there was my bands first gig.
When we rocked up i was freakin nervous. Mainly because we had about 20minutes worth of songs and had to fill 40min. But everyone else in the group seemed pretty cool.
We arrived about half an hour early and set everything up real quick so we just had to sit around waiting till we could start. That was pretty shit and i smoked about 20 cigarettes that my friends generously lent me (because i've totally quit smoking) because i was freakin nervous.
Finally the time rolled around and we hit the stage. Al had a really bad night. In the first couple of songs he broke a string and the bolt which holds the strap onto his guitar fell out. That was just bad luck, but after that he got nervous and fucked up alot. He kept knocking his tuner and his lead which kept cutting out his sound. Apparently no one noticed (or they were
just being nice) because the sound on the lead guitar was really poor. But in the end it all worked out cause he got really charged up to play all his fuck ups right in our next set.
I played slightly better, but still messed up alot. Most songs i got away with it but there were two that i just couldn't get. Joel didn't seem to dig the witter banter on the microphone so much, so i filled in for him. After the set everyone told me it was stupid, which sounds about right.
Joel sounded fantastic. He really wailed in a few songs and it really worked. He struggled on a couple of songs but that was mainly because of the lyrics i wrote for him.
Now Dave and Starbuck. They were just fantastic. Maybe they fucked up, but i didn't here it. So lets keep it that way folks.

So overerall i give it 3 stars... taking into account the whole first gig part.

I didn't expect to do a whole disection of the gig, but i kinda got into a roll.

cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-04-02 14:17
Subject:Invite him over for dinner, and when he's least expecting it...BAM, the old fork in the eye
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BAM
We have a gig.
Hurray
Hurray


...
Huray

Tis on the 7th of april at 8pm at the Barleycorn Hotel, 177 Johnston st Collingwood.
I am very pleased about this as it feels as though the band seems to be going in some direction. This gives me a feeling which i am unfimilar with, but i can tell you that it steams from the fact that something i've put alot of effort into over alot of times has finally started to move forward. That's never happened to me before and i am happy.
So i better see all of you there. Yep, both of the people that read this thing.
Alright, enough band wank.

In other news, pixies. Pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies pixies.
On Wednesday i am going to see the pixies. You may be able to notice i am slightly excited about this. It's going to be amazing because the pixies are awesome.

So i'm in a pretty good mode right now.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-03-26 11:32
Subject:The Dali Lama: Champion Buddhist 1983-2003
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Al is playing for Whitley again. This is good because he'll be getting more live experience and hopefully make some contacts that will get us gigs.
He's also playing the lap steel guitar and he's going to bring it to band prac this week. This is good because we've been writing some sorta country based tunes and wanna mess around with that sound some more. Maybe cut an album together with Lee Kernaghan. We've both been looking for a project to do together for awhile now. Seems like a good time.

In other news i went to a party on saturday night. I got really freakin drunk. And so did most of the other people there.

I'm too tired to finish this.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-03-23 18:41
Subject:I write the songs MC Hammer would have written if he didn't go broke
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There's this kid who i've seen walking around the street where i live. He's only like 15 years old but something struck me about him.
Let me quickly describe what he looks like.

Red Hair
Always wearing aviator sunnies
Always wears one of those old man top hats
Wears cowboy boots
Always carrying a guitar.

Now this may seem unimportant to most people. But not when your best friend is Al and looks exactly the same as this kid except like 6 years older.
The kid is always wearing a Velvet Underground or Sonic Youth t-shirt just like Al!
They must be long lost brothers or something. It's blown my mind.
I have to hunt this kid down and confront him for attempting to steal Al's identity or something. Or buy him some beer or something.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-03-14 13:15
Subject:Represent
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A list of things i hate:

Republicans
People who say 'represent'
Being tired
Miso Soup
Pretty much all of Southern USA
Cars
Television
Teenagers
Pride
Blind patriotism
Classic 80's hits
People sitting next to me
Swollen ankles
Loud people
School


I dunno. That seems to be most of it
Maybe next time i'll do a list of things i like.

In other news i have been forced into getting my licence. This means that if you're my friend, you might wanna catch up with me some time soon because no doubt i'll be wrapped around a tree or in jail for running over someone in the near future.
oh well

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-03-08 13:03
Subject:Love means you never have to say sorry for liking the Doobie Brothers
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This shall be a quick post as i have to get back to work soon. But i just want to say that last night i went and saw Yo La Tengo which was so fucking amazing. They played for over 2 hours and did something like three encores. One encore which included a fantastic cover of John Paul Young's 'Love is in the air'. The only down side was they didn't play Sugarcube which is my favourite song, but it was still fantastic.
I also got a brand spanking new t-shirt from the gig, which says on it (believe it or not) 'Yo La Tengo'.
So to all those people who thought that Fall Out Boy would be a better band to see rather than Yo La Tengo, i hope you all feel terrible because it was such an amazing gig and i'm so glad i made it.

The End

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-02-27 12:54
Subject:www.hatmail.com
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So i think i'm going insane. I just have this blinding rage going on inside my head at the state of the world. But more on that another time.
How was my weekend the. Well it pretty good. On friday i had a jam with holland which was fun. Got some stuff that actually sounded alright. Then Saturday i got drunk and feel asleep outside. Finally sunday came around and al had returned from new york so we went to pijps bbq which was fine and dandy. I just sorta hung around in the pool drinking beer and can't really remember much of it. Except for when we were driving home and Rory snapped and kicked al out of the car because Al was being an ass. And as a result Al slept out on the street and rory just drove home. But all was good the next day with Al and Rory kissing and making up.

On the train this morning i was listening to 'Songs for drella' which is the Lou Reed and John Cale album which they recorded after the death of Andy Warhol. It really is an amazing album and pretty underrated. Some of the songs like 'open house' sorta lumber along and hold the album back, but others such as 'work' and 'smalltown' are the usual musical and lyrical genius you expect from reed and cale. The only real problem on the album is the absence of any drums and precussion. While this works for some of the softer tracks like 'hello it's me', it really holds the heavier tracks back.

I don't know why i wrote all that. I was just ment to say i liked that album but got on a bit of a roll.

So in other news today at work i sent this package to a man named "Johnny Dare". I really think that man should become a secreat agent. It's such an awesome name.
I probably should have put a note in the package telling him of his awesome name, or possibly some asio enrollment forms for him or something. But i probably would have been fired.

I get the feeling this journal will be a bigy because i'm finding this whole writing thig rather theraputic.

In other amazing news.........
Me and Dan have decided to write a screenplay. But not something like "the Importence of Being Charlie Sheen: The Movie" (which would be an awesome idea in it's own), i think we're actually going to try and write a film that would actually be decent. Yknow, not just relying on jokes that revolve around killing orphans or hookers or something. Not many ideas so far, but there's talk of dan comming over this evening for a brainstorming session, so i'll keep you good folks out there in journal land posted.

Man, apparently this is auto saving as i write. Awesome. Gone are the days of writing out amazing livejournals only to have them all wiped due to some freakin terrible error.

Currently at work i am shreading documents. This makes me believe they have something to hide. Maybe i'll keep a few of them and blackmail the business. Or maybe they're just old pieces of paper that's being shreded for packing material. Who knows?

there are lots of trucks that go past here. They're lound and annoying.

Man. I just got hit with a major wave of tirdness. Which reminds me, last night i stayed up late watching 'Amedaus'. Now why did no one tell me Motzart was a nutbag womanising drunk? I think i would have been much more interested in classical music if that was the case. And yes i do know that film is ment to be historically inacurrate.

Meh, enough of this junk.
So long fools.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-02-23 13:33
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Hello folks.
Things seem to be fine in the world of simmo at the moment. No reason. Just things seem fine. Except the chicken roll i had for lunch which is not fine.
Today is friday and i am glad it is friday because that means i have no work for two freakin days. That's right, two whole freakin days. Lucky me. I don't know what i'm gonna do for those whole 2 days but you can bet your bottom dollar it'll be awesome. Something like sitting on the roof shooting at birds or something.
Rory and me watched 'The Devil Wears Prada' last ngiht. Why? Because i heard myrl streep is really good in it and since she's probably my favourite actress i decided to watch it. And it was lame. But myrl streep was good as she is in pretty much anything.

I'm currently annoyed that i have this $1900 drum kit sitting in the corner of my lounge room, and have no oppourtunity to set it up. I bought this drumkit so i could play it, but i can't play it. I don't like that. Hopefully my plan of moving out in a few months will work and i will have a place when i can have it set up permanatley. That shall be good.
Anyways bye bye

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-02-22 12:38
Subject:Lunchtime at the cracker factory
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I'm sorry. I lied. I don't really work at a cracker factory. But it is lunchtime here. So kind of a half truth there.
Currently my co-worker Greg is playing Genesis - Selling England by the Pound. I hate this song and i hate phil collins. Peter Gabrile is alright sometimes but not on this song. So now i'm in a pissy mood. Ahh jesus, it's the synthersier solo. God damn it. This song just keeps fucking going.
And now the next song is Supertramp. I think i may snap soon.
Anyway, enough of my unessercay explosive violent rantings, time for some good news. And boy, news don't get much better than this.
I have my ticket to the pixies! This is amazing for me considering they're pretty much my favourite band that's still together today. Hopefully i can also get a lock of Kim Deals hair or at least something that belongs to her and still has her scent on it. Creepy? I suppose so, but show me an indie rock male who says he isn't in love with Kim Deal and i'll show you an indie rock male poser.

Jesus Christ. U2 is on now. This is the worst fucking radio station ever. Actually no, it's quite good, it's just the last three songs have been terrible.

So Starbuck has now officially joined Christina Rifle as our full time drummer. Sure it'll drag down the sex appeal majorly, but he's a pretty good drummer. So i am now on bass, and Joel just sings whereas he used to sing and play bass. The two guitarists remain Dave and Al. Overall it's pretty freakin snazzy. If anyone wants our demo we just finished then somehow contact me asking for one. I assume there won't be too many people who'll take up this offer so i'll just say that they're brand spanking FREE which should sweeten the deal somewhat. It's just 5 songs we recorded for various assignments at SAE, and there are some dodgey parts, but we figure it's good enough to hand out around pubs and shit to get some gigs. Which shall be happening soon after Al gets back this Sunday. Until then you should add us on my space (yep, all the cool bands have a myspace now)http://www.myspace.com/kristinarifle. There's nothing really on there, but if we get enough friends i might actually start adding stuff.

Wow, this awesome Rasta man just walked in and offered to sell me his music. I would have bought it but i have no money on me.

Anyways. Back to work.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-02-15 13:49
Subject:4 + 5 = W
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Hey hey.
So i'm trying to keep up my promise to keep updating this thing. I find i have plenty of time to do it at work because i don't like working and i like slacking off.
Anyways i got tagged by someone or something to write down five songs or something and then i was supposed to tag more people or something but it all sounds like too much work so i'll just write five songs i like at the moment cause i usually do something like that anyway.

1. Telephone and Rubber Band - The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
2. Dolphins - Fred Neil
3. Ambulance Blues - Neil Young
4. If You Got the Money - Jamie t
5. 80's Life - The Good, The Bad and The Queen


So that's my list
i like those songs.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2007-02-14 15:40
Subject:The Second Comming of Simmo
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Well folks i have returned. I plan to start updating this thing again and hopefully i'll stick to it. But probably not cause you're all jerks and not worthy of my time.
So what's been happening i hear you asking, which is unusual because none of you are in the same room as me and the only conclusion i can come to is that it is not actually you asking me what's happening, but rather the voices in my head. Odd.

So anyways, i'm currently working for my father full time now. It's kinda difficult because i still don't know what it is we do here. But i just chuck stuff in bags and write address on them and i seem to get away with doing that all day.
So right now i'm at work. And right now i am not working but blogging, but it's hot today so get out of my face jerkoff. ect.

What else...Al is in New York. He's been there about 2 weeks andi haven't heard from him so he's probably dead or something.

The band goes well. But you probably don't wanna hear about that considering it's all i usually talk about.

My record collection has grown considerably in size.

That's about it.
So anyways i suppose i should get back to work considering i'm getting paid for this shit.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2006-07-18 02:37
Subject:Then Dr. Phil says "And how are you doing now?" and the fat woman cries. Wha
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Currently i am drunk and have nothing to write about.
I'm probably going to two gigs tomorrow night and wednesday night which should be pretty good. I haven't been too a gig in awhile.
My cd collection just got insured the other day. That was pretty sweet cause the guy said it would be worth about $7,500. So i was pretty pleased with myself there.
I also bought a new light for my room. This is good because currently my desk lamp has this irritating habit of sparking up and going out and then smoking a bit, so i'm kinda afraid to turn it on. Also the celling light just plain doesn't work because...well it's just really freakin stupid.
I haven't had a cigarette in more than 2 days and i don't like it.

I'm kinda jealous of alot of people right now. Mainly rich and successful ones who have mounds of cocaine on their bedside table.

I like the Arctic Monkeys. Although their name is stupid, i feel they recorded what should have been The Libertines third album. I think i should go see them when they come out here. I think i'm gonna check how much that is.
Wow, whilst doing that i found out that Jamie Oliver is performing live. Wow. So dreamy.

I'm amost finished with my uni course and i need to find a job. Someone give me a job. I don't think i'm gonna get a serious job straight away, i think i'm just gotta work in safeway for a bit and waste money on nice guitars and shit. I figure since i'm young i may aswell use this time to just fuck around and do what i want. Otherwise i'll probably regret it and become some bitter 35 year old who dies a little everytime he looks at his wife across the dinner table.
Meh, who am i kidding, i'll be bitter and twisted anyway.

Bah, enough chit chat.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2006-07-05 01:43
Subject:You think my name is Turk Turkelton?
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Merkkk

In one of those Hi Fidelity moods.
Let's start out with something basic.
Top 5 track 1's:
1. Five Years - David Bowie off 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'
2. Victoria - The Kinks off 'Athur ( Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)'
3. Magnificent Seven - The Clash off 'Sandanista!'
4. Brighton Rock - Queen off 'Sheer Heart Attack'
5. Needles In The Camels Eye - Brian Eno off 'Here Come The Warm Jets'

Top 5 Phsychedelic Album Titles
1. The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
2. Ogden's Nut Gone Flakes - The Small Faces
3. Lola Versus The Powerman & the Money-Go-Round - The Kinks
4. Electric Music for the Mind and Body - Country Joe & The Fish
5. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hounerable Mention: Revolver - The Beatles (purley for that whole 'we were gonna name this album 'Beatles on Safari' but then we were stoned and watching a record player and realises it revolves' thing.)

Top 5 Queen songs that makes you realise they were a hard rock band not a stadium rock ballad band as the 'best of's' would have you believe
1. Brighton Rock
2. Sweet Lady
3. I'm In Love With My Car
4. Stone Cold Crazy
5. The Propeht Song

Top 5 Solo Beatles Songs
1. God - John Lennon
2. Art Of Dying - George Harrison
3. Too Many People - Paul McCartney
4. Mother - John Lennon
5. Oh Yoko! - John Lennon

Top 5 Bands that were brilliant but left certain music scenes in a rut
1. The Beatles
2. Nirvana
3. AC/DC
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Thursday (I hate these guys, but i have to admit they were good.)

My Top 5 Recording Artists (in no order (and it changes weekley))
1. The Clash
2. The Beatles
3. The Kinks
4. Pink Floyd
5. Kings Of Leon
*I Will except all insults from 'high fedelity' fans trying to be like Jack Black explaining how i have chosen 4 standard choices and snuck an unusual one in there to seem deep and whatnot.

IHATEBIGBROTHERIHATEBIGBROTHERIHATEBIGBROTHERIHATEBIGBROTHERIHATEBIGBROTHERIHATEBIGBROTHER

Top 5 Wankiest (Slash Awesome) Prog Rock Albums
1. War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne
2. Larks' Tongues In Aspic - King Crimson
3. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Rick Wakeman
4. Moving Pictures - Rush
5. The Wall - Pink Floyd

Cheers
Simmo



*I know i'm very very wrong in most of these so i welcom critisicm

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Date:2006-07-04 22:39
Subject:You're a sewer rat decaying in a cess pool of pride! (Not directed at anyone. I'm Just Angry!)
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Now it's time for a real entry.

I am freakin pissed off with my band. The one with Al. Yes it's all 'blah blah blah it's so hard being in a band and working with other people ect.'
Dave's gone overseas for six months which has put us back too square one (not blaming dave at all. Everyone knows that given the choice between sitting around in a garage band and travelling the world is a no brainer.) So we got Starbuck to fill in for him while he's away. No hassles, Starbuck is a great guitarist and will have no problems picking up the guitar parts. And ofcourse i did make it clear that it would be no problem for him to have creative impact, but just if he could learn our songs first, cause we were really close to playing a gig.
So now here's how a basic band prac goes.
I ring people up and say "hey bro, band prac is at six at my joint."
everyone says cool.
About 7-7.30 people start rocking up.
No one has brought a tuner/leads/whatever other basic things they need.
We jam for a bit to warm up.
I ask al if he'll teach Starbuck a guitar part to one of our songs.
Al says sure then plays some little blues riff.
Starbuck stars playing his own little riff.
This goes on for about 20min
After i yell at them for awhile al starts teaching starbuck guitar riff.
We play song, and al and starbuck start 'improvising' playing whatever the hell they want after about 4 bars.
Joel stops the song to ask al or starbuck some completley irrelivent question like "Hey, have you done that uni assignment?" or, "Hey Starbuck, have you heard the new muse album?" or, "do you guys wanna get some food?"
I then yell at everyone till they decide to play another song.
Starbuck says al didn't teach him the next part.
Al plays own acid jam solo that has nothing to do with anything.
I ask al to teach Starbuck next part.
I go out and chain smoke and curse and shit while al is teaching starbuck next part.
All i hear outside is the two jamming on two different songs
I come inside.
It's decided another song should be attempted.
This continues till 10pm when we stop.
We all sit around and get drunk.
After most people leave i ask al if he really wants to be in a band, because i'm happy to jam once a week just for fun if that's what he wants.
Al promises to be more serious because this is what he really wants too do (i should point out this is mainly al's band and part mine)
Next prac rocks up and Starbuck has forgotten all parts and the exact same thing happens.

*This is more of a swipe at Al and Joel who say all they want to do is be in a serious band. Starbuck hasn't been involved that long and can't really do much except play his own riffs because al hasn't taught him anything.
*I am positive that i am on their nerves as much because i am a controll freak who wants to just play the songs we have and never jam.

So who's fault is all this?
Mainly mine. I'm obviously taking this whole thing too seriously and should relax. They all seem too be having a good time.

Argh, i want to play with al and joel, these guys are great friends and in the short times something happens it seems too work. I'm just getting fed up. My expectations are too high.
I'm seriosuly considering ditching it and joining 'Monsters of Poetry' as my no.1 priority (despite the shitty name). Brendan and i just seem too click more in the songwriting process.

Ergh. I am so all high and freakin mighty.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2006-07-04 22:12
Subject:Here's a riddle. Two guys trashed your bike with a crowbar and a bat. One of them wasn't me.
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1. Start Time: 9.03pm
2. Name: Christopher Peter Simmonds
3. Nickname: Simmo, and others. Some hot chick has started calling me turk cause of the whole chris turk thing from scrubs. I wouldn't usually take that crap but she has nice boobies.
6. Zodiac: Scorpio
7. Hair color: Sandy blonde. maybe
8. Eye color: aqua and sparkly
9. Height: tall enough
10. Favorite Color: green tastes the nicest on lsd
11. Glasses: nope. i did go through a thing of wearing so old buddy holly glasses but they were perscription and made me sick
13. Piercing/tattoos: nope. too scary for me
14. Birthplace: morabbin i think
15. Area code: i don't know
which is a hassle for filling in forms
16. Siblings names: stef, i'm pretty sure that's spelt right

******HAVE YOU EVER******
17. Cut your own hair?: yeah. Didn't turn out as crash hot as i expected
18. Did something in the past month that you will regret?: not really
19. Have you ever met someone you were not supposed to?: no
20. Kissed someone who wasn't your g/f or b/f: no
21. Skipped school?: yes
22. Bungee jumped?: yes
23. Had sex outside?: no
24. Dumped someone?:kinda, we weren't really going out or something. Who understands those wacky muddle headed women
25. Killed someone?: nope
26. Been arrested?: no surprisingly
27. Broken into someone's house: Yes. I've broken into my house several times this week as well because i can't find my keys.
28. Won something?: yeah, some michael jordan poster from primary school
30. Been rejected?: many many times
31. Been to a funeral?: yeah, a whole bunch. Can beat the free food and booze
32. Used a lighter?: Yes. It comes with being a chain smoker
33. Been on stage?: yes, but not as often as i would have liked

*****FAVORITE*****
34. Season?: Summer, the less clothes i wear the better
35. Food: meh, it's over rated
36. Ice cream flavor: mint choc chip
37. School subject(s): Watching the girls changing room in high school. That was about all i paid attention to in high school
38. Person(s):
39. Breakfast cereal: i don't get up early enough for breakfast. or lunch for that matter
40. Number(s): 69. Duh
41. Book(s): a farewell to arms, post office, ham on rye
42. Movie(s): taxi driver, the big lebowski, some others
43. Song(s): *at the moment* Needle in the Camles eye - eno, Brighton rock - Queen, five years - David Bowie, Seven and Seven is - Love
44. Park: ahh, one with grass. and not many dogs
45. State: Victoria i guess
46. Place: The Bungalow. The Monster's of poetry rehersal spot. I'm playing music there and usually drunk/stoned/pilled up, so it's usually good times
47. Sport to watch: Footy i guess
48. Sport to play: meh
49. Bands/musicians: most
52. Cartoon: most
53. TV station?: sbs
54. Name for a son: Pepito
55. Name for a daughter: Sha-Sha
***DO YOU PREFER******
56. Chocolate or Vanilla?: Vanilla. I hate black people
57. Red or Blue: eh
58. Long relationships or one night stands?: these terms both confuse and anger me
59. Dogs or cats? Cats. Dogs just shit me
60. Scary movies or comedies?: Comedies. Scary movies just irritate me.
61. Short or long hair?: Short. Sorta like 1920's style on chicks.
62. Croutons or bacon bits?: bacon i guess
63. Kissing or hugging?: neither

******FIRST THINGS THAT COME TO MIND******
64. Mexicans: Tortias and guns
65. School: tired
66. Grass: green
67. Cow: milk
68. Canada: eh?
69. Mouse: Minnie, she was freakin hot as
70. Hands: touching myself

******THE PAST 48 HOURS, HAVE YOU******
71. Watched a movie?: No. I'd like to say i have better things to do but that's not true
72. Drank Alcohol?: currently drinking. and very drunk
73. Cried?: nope. Although i hit myself in the eye with my drum stick in band prac tonight and it made my eye water alot.
74. Threw up?: nope.
75. Drank a glass of water?: nope
76. Done Drugs?: no actually. Which is a shame
77. Read a book or magazine?: No. I feel like an uncultured swine
78. Watched TV?: Yeah, i bought scrubs season 3 on dvd today. Elliott is so hot
79. Looked in the mirror?: no actually.
80. Taken a shower?: Yeah
81. Taken a picture?: no
82. Listened to music?: Listening to music now
83. Kissed someone?: no. standard response
84. Had sex?: *heavy sigh*
85. Told someone you liked them?: Yes actually. Didn't go as well as i expected. Well actually it did. But not aswell as other people told me it would go
86. end time?: 10.36pm

I hate it when i do these.

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2006-06-27 18:09
Subject:Is the whole Disney on ice thing ironic considering the guys head is frozen?
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"You like tits?"
"Who doesn't?"
"Well i got the biggest juiciest tits and you can squeeze em if you want."

That's from OZ, freakin awesome show. Then that guy who says that gets killed because they grind up all this glass and put it in his food. Hmm, delicious.

So anyways i am currently spending too much time at Brendan's joint. Mainly because he's living with two hot young ladies, the bed i sleep in there is much warmer and comfortable than mine, and the mary jane is always in plentiful supply. That and i suppose Brendans a pretty good guy (pfft).
We had band pics taken the other night with jim's polaroid and my digital camera. I as always look like a wild drunken sexual predator which proves the camera doesn't lie. I'd put them on here but i am not a friend of technology. but if you ask nicely i may send them to you at some point.


Strikes and gutters.
The Dude abides.

I'm in an unusual mood at the moment.
I think that's about all i'm gonna write at the moment.

As Vera Lynn would say
we'll meet again some day

Cheers
Simmo

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Date:2006-05-24 01:06
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My last dream was about Quintene Tarintino's newest film which was a two part animie where a crack team of assasains (one was Riley Mason) botched a job and were trapped in a sewer. One was rapped and then a giant chopper read picked up Riely (who for some reason was wearing a viking helmet) and wrapped her up in a paper and smoked her like a cigar.

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