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[04 Apr 2006|04:58am]
Shannon Blaney WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU!?! I miss you.

email me, add me to msn. I miss you.
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[09 Feb 2006|01:36pm]
New Journal, didnt feel like making all my old enteries friends only.

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[31 Oct 2005|03:42am]
I'm dying of a common disease called girls.
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[29 Oct 2005|08:15pm]
December 30th, the Kathedral. Bands to be announced.
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[29 Oct 2005|03:33pm]
Roberto is telling me it looks like the show at the reverb will be on the 29th of december, and they're looking at the 500 person hall. INTENSE. And he wants to get Basia Bulat to play. I think I've died and gone to a much better place.
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[28 Oct 2005|11:23am]
Okay, let's finish this biatch.

I'm on the bus to hamilton, and we're arriving in hamilton. We stop and everyones getting off the bus, and I didnt realise these kids were all students, I got off the bus at the college and not the station. I had no fucking clue what to do because I didnt have Timera's number on me. So I tried looking her up, no luck. I was on the phone calling around when what looked like a cop car pulled up behind the phone booth and honked. I turned around and though " oh shit, what now " but it was only a taxi. I decided to take a taxi to the bus station to see if Timera was still there. Thankfully she was. We went back to her place, ate pizza, took it easy. This is pretty much how it went until tuesday. On tuesday I had to meet Alej at the station to grab my ticket and then hang out with maggie until I had to catch my train. I met up with maggie no problem. She waited with me for Alej. We never saw Alej, we waiting from 12:50 to 3 and he never showed. At this point I was a bit panicky and we headed back to Maggies place. She let me stay the night, and Im forever grateful. If it wasnt for her, I would definitly be DEAD somewhere in Toronto. I got ahold of Alej that night and we realised that we managed to miss each other somehow. I met up with him the next morning and we managed to get the money back for the ticket, but now we had to pay full price and a service charge. I got home, so I'm not complaining. It took 2 hours of waiting at Union, and 3 hours and 45 minutes on the train home. I absolutly HATED everything by the time I got home and felt encredibly anti social. Thankfully a decent sleep cured that. Well that and Hadleigh's amazing conversations. End of that god damned chapter. It was worth it to play though. It will always be worth it.

Last Night
Kevin is in town! So he came by with his Nintendo64 and we started off with a little tony hawk 2. I RAPED him at it, but it was more then made up for when he RAPED me in goldeneye for the next 2 hours or so. MMM so much video game fun. We went out for a drive, a good long one around the city a few times, took a walk down by the water, shot the shit. It's so good to be abled to do this again, I don't see Kevin nearly enough. I used to spend like almost every day with him, and now just a day or two every few months. Well thats life, we grow up and move out, move on. Unfortunatly, it's not what I want to hear. We spent alot of time listening to Iron Maiden and stuff, just appreciating the guitaring and recording aspects. It was fun, and I miss this so much.

So my show went reasonably well in Toronto. It was a quite a bit drunken, but everyone was drinking and it turned out fine. You can read Toronto Indie's review of the show at http://www.torontoindie.com in the shows and reviews section, then click show reviews on the left of the screen. I'm glad Roberto enjoyed it. Still getting details on the December show, might switch venues to Holy Joe's. I was telling Roberto how much I liked Basia Bulat, and he's going to see about getting her to play the show I play. That would be amazing. Speaking of playing with wicked bands, I'm going to be playing with Dark Days or Fair, and Red October for the DDOF cd release party. Pat is hooking me up with a 15 minute set. Really small, but I dont care, it's such a rad oportunity. Afterwords will be drinking MAYHEM. Hadleigh intends on coming down for this, so it should be tons of fun. She wants to come visit for a day or two some time soon, so I have to clean my apartment like mad. I'm really glad with the sitation we are in, just really close friends. It's so much easier this way. Im going to jam with Hadleigh a few times and do a song together ( Sunlit ) at the toronto show. I would like to jam more with her, but she doesnt want it to be serious as she has Never Forever as her main priority. I would really like to do some complex piano/acoustic stuff, so I'm looking for a keyboardist ASAP. I'll be working on an acoustic instrumental today which should rock socks, much more technical, more advanced then anything I have ever recorded for Of Diligence and Serenity. Inspired by Taken's song, Beauty In Dead Flowers, and Kaki King's music in general. That girl is the sickest thing I've ever heard on an acoustic.

Right now I'm kind of struggling with rent, Toronto sent me back a few too many notches. I'll manage somehow. These things are going to happen because Im eager to jump at each chance to play, each chance to be heard. I cant help it, I just want this more then anything else in my life. Fuck relationships, dating or any of that, it can't compare to the feeling of singing " I'm dreaming of something more " at the top of my lungs while hammering away at my guitar. If I believed in purpose, this would be my purpose, music, everything about it, I love it all, and even the buisness aspects of it have become enjoyable. I cant put into words how it makes me feel, I'm not going to try.

Much Love to all the people I have seen or havent seen in this last month. This is the beggining of an amazing adventure. I miss and love all of you.
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[26 Oct 2005|07:21pm]
Im home, and alive. I dont feel like typing much right now. Thanks Alej for helping me out so much. Fuck you rent for being unpayable.
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[24 Oct 2005|01:35am]
The Big Update.

Im in Hamilton right now. It's been a blast so far. So here goes:
Started off to the train station at like 12 on friday. Got on the train, and sat down, enjoyed the scenery alot. The whole ride, I just kept thinking to myself, the world outside the box I live in. A rather cute girl sat beside me on the train. That is until she talked to me. She sounded like a 40 year old man, and scared the FUCK out of me. I did not have this expected from a cute girl who looked 21-22. Aside from that the ride was great. I forgot to bring my numbers for people with me... STUPID STUPID mistake. I didnt see Alej in the Union Station in Toronto. I tried my best to just stay calm and rational. After about 45 minutes, I found him and everything was good. What a guy, he bought me a sub from quiznos, I told him not to, but he did. We walked through Toronto downtown a bit, I realy enjoyed it. So many sights, you just want to soak everything in. We got back to his house after picking up some chairs and such for the party. I met his mom and dad, who were both ENCREDIBLY amazing and nice people. His Dad told me right away " my house is your house " and I felt pretty good to be around people like that, such kindess and hospitality to someone they have never met. We cracked open a few beer, and then Roberto from Toronto Indie messaged me asking me to go meet him at El Macambo for the Debaser CD release party, so we did. I got to meet him and the rest of their writers. All good people. The music was awesome, and by the time we left, Alej and I were both getting pretty intoxicated. We found a sweet authentic italian pizza place, so we stopped and enjoyed some of the best pizza ever. We got home not too long after, and decided we were sobering up too much, so we had some more beer. Eventually I got tired from all the traveling , and went to bed. The next morning I spent just playing my set over and over in anticipation for my first show. I bought new strings, fit up my acoustic, and practiced pretty much until night came. We started drinking too early, Corey and Brown showed up, and it was good to meet those guys. Soon DC showed up and that totally made my night. He was rad supportive of me and we had a good time together. I wish I would have taken the liberty to get to know him better when we both in cornwall. Eventually sound check came, and I grabbed my gear and set up. I relised at this point I had gotten myself preeeety tipsy, and was going to have a hard time playing. After dealing with mic feedback like crazy, everyone crowded around me to listen to me play. I fucked up a whole bunch of times, but its alright because everyone else was HAMMED by this point and it didnt seem like they were paying attention. I really want to play another time though when im not so wrecked. It went over well enough , a few people told me they really enjoyed it, so I smiled and told them it meant alot to me. Alej also supported the hell out of me, and it made me feel really good about myself that someone would go to such length for me. The next band came up, played classic rock covers, but they played TALK SHOW HOST BY RADIOHEAD and I nearly died. They did a fucking AMAZING job of playing Comfortably Numb too. When it was all done, there was a guy named Victor who had wayyyy too much to drink and accused DC of stealing from him, which we know he didnt and know who did steal from him. Victor tried to fight DC and even punched him square in the face. This was retaliated upon when one of the other guys nearly destroyed Victor for picking the fight, this guy must have taken like 4 hits without flinching and then continously punched victor like there was no tomorrow on the ground. I held DC back and Alejs Dad help pull the other two guys apart. It was solved, the guys left, and I walked DC to the bus stop and made sure everything was good. Im really sorry that DC took a hit like that, at that moment if the other guy wouldnt have taken Victor out , I would have. It all ended well though. I drank a ton more when i got home. Good times. I ended up hitting a point where i absolutly needed to sleep, so i did. BAM, its not 2pm. Alej and I both felt a little hung over, with a bad case of the shakes. His mom made us a wicked breakfast of eggs and bacon. The day went by very casually, we left for the bus station so I could go to Hamilton. We grabbed some MacDonalds ( I only eat it when hung over ) and headed down to the right platform. Alej gave me a hug goodbye and i was on my way towards Hamilton. Decent drive, not very long. I ended up getting off at the wrong stop. I saw all the kids getting off and figured i was supposed to too, turns out it was the college, not the station. So i went to a corner store, phoned around, and ended up taking a taxi to the station to meet Timera. We came back here after looking around Hamilton for awhile at different building and such. Tonight was short because Im sooo tired, and she works in the morning. Tomorrow will be eventful. Part 2 coming soon!
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[20 Oct 2005|01:35pm]
I keep getting these stupid crush emails. I think this is a scam, and if everyone on my msn list gets a crush, its probably from me trying to figure mine out. BASTARDS
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[20 Oct 2005|11:43am]
Leaving for Toronto tomorrow. New song is going to be the main priority, and practicing the other tracks. Today I've got to see about some picks, some new strings. 6 songs for my setlist. This is it, my very first show. And in Toronto none the less. Alej rocks my socks for giving me this oportunity. This is going to be video taped! So hopefully I'll be abled to send the turnout over msn. I have a friend doing pictures for me too. After all of this, I get to hang out with Timera until wednesday, and Im stoked. I've also got an interview from Toronto Indie coming up. Once its posted on their website, I will be sure to let all you fine cats know.

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[18 Oct 2005|01:39pm]
I really cant wait for this weekend. This ghost town leaves me so lonely, Toronto should be alot of fun, playing music for everyone should be alot of fun. I really to want to put to much pressure on the fact that someone I like is going to be there, I know how that turns out. More practicing today. Lots more.
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[16 Oct 2005|04:39am]
Playing Toronto next weekend at Alejs party, Im encredibly stoked. I want to do a show during christmas break here in town all acoustic, it would really be something. I've got some good friends intrested who rock the socks on their acoustics. We'll see about that a little further down the line. I guess I'm going to have to start looking into a premoter or take premoting for myself full time soon. I also want to see if I can find a premoter who has a car. I think Im going to look into doing a small recording in a studio in January. The confusion of the holidays should be over by then, and I will probably have a little money in hand.

Listening to Cursives The Ugly Organ cd. Fucking nice. Also got Mathew Good's In A Coma cd off a friend today, and its great. The Deftones B-sides and Rarities had some amazing stuff, and some stuff I didnt care for. I'm super excited for the Alexisonfire/Moneen split, and City and Colour ( Dallas Green ) to hit stores Nov 1.

Had some drinks tonight. Had some fun tonight. I think I'm on the right track.
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[14 Oct 2005|12:54pm]
check it out my songs up! (ODAS aka Of Diligence and Serenity ) go listen the hell out of it to show those guys you love me <3

ALSO! December (no set date yet) at The Reverb, Of Diligence and Serenity is opening for peter katz, gavin slate, gentleman reg. Come check this out! The other bands are all amazing, and have cds and videos, so Im quite nervous. Your support would be much appreciated!
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[10 Oct 2005|10:08pm]
Toronto Indie Magazine is putting my song Last Hours Together up on their myspace. FUCK YES
http://www.myspace.com/torontoindie keep checking over the next week or so until its up there!
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[05 Oct 2005|11:01am]
1. Open a music player.
2. Go to 'all music'/'library'.
3. Hit shuffle/repeat/randomise.
4. Find photos of the first 10 artists/bands that come up [no repeats and no cheating].
5. Have people guess who the artists/bands are.

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[04 Oct 2005|12:59pm]
Today I would enjoy company. Naps, hugs, movie watching, any of those will be fine.
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[26 Sep 2005|03:18am]
Im really getting into Philosophy class. I decided for my I.S I'm going to do Existentialism Vs Post-Modernism
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[25 Sep 2005|06:03pm]
Friday will not get here quick enough, and to top it off, it will probably go by too quick. People, Places, and her.
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[22 Sep 2005|04:13pm]
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I like it alot. Thanks Steph, your the BEST!
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[18 Sep 2005|10:09am]
That was some mighy fine tequilla. Night 1 of 2, pretty damn decent. Too bad there's no sweetheart to curl up and die with.
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