okay, alright, okay okay okay, here goes! welcome to the tenth and final post of 2012. i promise it will be way less emo than the last two posts i did! but anyway, yeah, i pretty much sucked on keeping up with this blog this year, which i fully plan to rectify in 2013. i previously stated [two posts ago] that i wanted to maybe address a more formal prose direction for this blog for a while, and yes, i still want to do that, but i think i need to give that a little time to develop first. in that i want to write some pieces and just sit on them for a bit and hone them and my skill for a bit before i go towards that. in fact that is something i want to really work on developing in 2013, and i'd like to look into writing professionally. i've always had a talent for it and enjoy doing it so why not take a crack at it? [as a aside, my mom really, REALLY, wanted me to be an english teacher but i just never wanted to go down that route] i do plan on posting more in 2013 and i'm going to mix it up a bit too. i've decided for the month of january, i'm going to do a series called "31 days, 31 bands" and i'm really going to try super, SUPER hard to keep up and actually post everyday. i'm just going to post about bands i love and offer personal notes and anecdotes on them along with pics and youtube tracks. while i am going to keep it mostly to bands i have seen perform live [and therefore have pics of] there will be some bands that i cover that i haven't seen. tune in tomorrow, january 1st, to see who the first band is!!!! i will leave off with some listy-ness of random 2012-ish type things, cuz all ya'll hookerz know how much ol hoosy loves a list. check it son!
-my lil boy, mr. thomas, is sitting on my lap, purring away and helping me write this post
-the fact that i was blessed to have a precious new life join me this year, aka the above mentioned tommy the terror!!!
- i've been painting a little bit here and there lately....this could lead to some very good things. very good things indeed
-i am formulating many, many artistic plans for 2013, including a street art blitz and new stickers. we shall see how things develop and transpire
-violet hour had a great 2012, and we are poised and ready to DOMINATE in '13. we've got plans in the works for lots of shows, an EP, an album, and just all around awesomeness! stay tuned for all the greatness to come
-i'm planning on expanding myself musically in the new year as well. i know i previously said i wasn't gonna do a solo thing, but i just bought a mandolin [imagine my surprise at finding a lefty mandolin at the mom and pop music shop i sometimes go to, robbie's music, in totowa, nj]
and now i'm really seriously considering doing a project with that. in addition, there are also three [!!!] other potential projects floating around so we'll see how that all pans out
-my mr t. lunchbox! i love this thing! i keep all of my computer shit and chargers and crap in here so i can keep it away from little kitten teeth.
-i hearby declare that i am going to adopt 100% sobriety in my life. i mean, its not a stretch, i'm already at 99% but will occasionally have a drink or two every few months. i've thought about it and i think its hypocritical of me to say "i don't drink" and then to have a drink once in a while so i'm not going to do it anymore. and besides, alcohol has done some major collateral damage in my life and my family so i just don't want to be a part of it.
-the fact that i have to share the same oxygen with people like wayne lapierre, todd akin, rush limbaugh, mitt romney, and all the rest of the republi-freaks out there.
-wacko fukked up stalkers that just seem to flock to me. this year was a record setter in that respect! hahaha
-the crazy shit that happened for me personally this year [i won't go into it, but lets just say there were some doozies in my life]
-obnoxiousness [and not the funny-silly kind, the nasty-mean-rude kind]
-my dear boy, jasper sassafras xander hoos aka noney, left me this year and went to heaven after a very sudden illness. he was the first pet i ever got on my own [along with his brother jeffrey allen xavier hoos aka jeffy who is thankfully still with me] and he was the sweetest cat i have ever known. not one mean bone in his body. never aggressive, never nasty, never even hissed in his whole life. i miss him so much, but i am convinced that he made sure i wouldn't be sad anymore by sending me tommy.
-users and abusers. i need to really limit my contact with these kind of people going forward. i just don't have the energy for them anymore.
-i'm so sick of the rampant violence i read about every single day. can we learn to treat each other better in 2013. please?
-i hate the fact that i try so hard to please others. i recognize that it is a pattern of behavior i have had for many years and i just need to can that shit and work on pleasing numero uno, ME!
word of the day
debridement- [n]- to remove adhesions: the surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue
hmmm...the dictionary says this word is a noun, but it feels more like a verb to me. hmmmmmmm.
i had a english comp professor in college, north peterson, who would always say "you need to debride your sentences! get the maggots out!" i never forgot that saying and i love the word to this day. its fitting now as i'm reassessing certain people and relationships that may or may not be beneficial for me at this juncture. sometimes you just need to debride your life.
black moth super rainbow & the octopus project- "elq milq" [both of these bands are outstanding in their own right, but together they are more than mighty. this is one of my top fav songs out of any group. i've never had the chance to see TOP but i've seen BMSR twice. the first time i saw them i was disappointed but the next time, just a few weeks ago, they were amazing! really solid and just on top of their game. plus i watched them from the balcony at the venue so it was a new perspective to see them like that. i could actually sort of see what tobacco was doing behind his vocoder [ps, i want a vocoder, who wants to buy one for me????] if you get a chance, def get your ass out to a BMSR show