One twelfth down, eleven twelfths to go!
When I am ninety years old, I will use my iPad to log into my Blogger account and reflect on January, 2010. Education, earthquakes. mushrooms, and more. Here was my month!
I am finishing my senior year at Pitt. After three tours in the back half of 2009, I figured I'd have some time to finish my education whilst writing/recording our new album. I am a college student for the first time in a long while. My classmates are nice, but timid. Some of them are like Super Mario Bros, minus the "Mario". I was invited to a frat party last week. I haven't decided yet if I'll be attending. I would guess probably not.
There was a devastating earthquake in Haiti, leaving my brother's girlfriend's brother in law's two sisters stranded without food/shelter/water/orphans. Ashley and I followed the CNN and the grapevine closely. The grapevine consisted of the blog ThatsChurch.com and my brother's text updates. It was mostly Anderson Cooper and Mike Soboslai. Luckily, Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell stepped in to help with the rescue of the girls/orphans. They rescued around 50 of the little and not so little tykes and brought them back to Pittsburgh. I donated some clothes to a Haitian friend of theirs, who returned home also on that mission. He now has a plethora of Bayside and Less Than Jake shirts to wear. I hope he likes ska-punk.
I stayed at Ed Rendell's house once, because his son was in a band we used to tour with (Don't Look Down was the band). I just remember the picture in the living room of Ed Rendell and Bill Cosby. I like to think that his lifelong dream was to have his picture taken with Bill Cosby; becoming mayor was only a piece of the puzzle... a puzzle of Bill Cosby riding a unicorn with Rudy dancing soulfully next to it.
I'm glad that Jamie and Ali are safe. I am also glad that they appeared on Ellen. I really like Ellen. I want to go. Let's go. Let us go.
The Great Divide
Late night television fans were split between Cone and Jay, with most of my generation favoring Cone. After a long debacle, Conan O'Brien stepped down as the short lived host of The Tonight Show. Mr. O'Brien delivered a very moving farewell speech.
I picked up Infected Mushroom from the airport and took them to their show in Pittsburgh. My good buddy Nick said he was in a jam, so I grabbed our van from home and went to the airport! They are an Israeli psycho-trans sensation! They were very nice and happy that Heinz ketchup comes from Pittsburgh. I took them to Primanti Brothers where we applied this principle.
We also played some sick shows in Cleveland, Edinboro, Buffalo, and Morgantown! Maybe I'll update this with pictures and video once I find some.
Thanks for reading.
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PS It's official. Punchline are recording a new record in the merry month of May.
PSS I once wrote a song about January, (not this January, but last January). We almost went into the studio to record it, but the project fell through. Hopefully you will hear this song next January. It has a sweet time signature change and parodies Auld Lang Syne. I wonder if that song is public domain?