This weekend it was the annual St. Patricks day outtings in Hoboken and Belmar back in New Jersey. These two days are like a right of passage for anyone who recently turned 21 just like the night before Thanksgiving. Both of these days are a mixture of running into people you really don’t want to see or one gigantic town reunion that seems a little easier since alcohol is involved.
Since this is my second time missing these two days since I moved to LA so I was recieving massive ammounts of text messages from people telling me what I was missing. It’s always things like that which cause me to miss the East Coast and the events that take place there.
Friday after work I headed into West Hollywood to watch Max Bemis of Say Anything play an acoustic show. This wasn’t my first time seeing him play acoustic, saw him back in 2007 play in Philly, but it was honestly one of the best performances I have ever seen.
Now I knew what to expect since one of my good friends back East saw him on Wednesday back in New York and told me it was basially a 90 minute Say Anything sing along. One of the things I was hoping for was that he would venture futher into the older Say Anything songs even though Max has said that he hates those songs. However, when I saw them back in November they did play “Colorblind” off their Baseball album.
Friday not only did he play “Colorblind,” but also “Slumming It With Johnny” and “Walk Through Hell.” Knowing that he is willing to play those and talk of re-issuing Baseball is something I have been waiting for since I first start listening to Say Anything. Most bands state that they hate their older material and to this day refuse to play it, I’m looking at you Brand New, but they shouldn’t because those are the songs that brought them their most loyal fans.
Below are some videos my fellow Software Team members have created.
This past week I have been battling a sinus infection which seems to be the only way I get sick these days. I remember when I was younger I use to get bronchitis all the time. However, the sinus infection did cause me to stay at home from work for two days because I couldn’t even see straight due to the pressure within my head. While I was home I started watching 3rd Rock From The Sun on Netflix and I I still love this show. I remember watching this back in the day and appreciating John Lithgow for his acting ability. Also, it stars a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt who to this day surprises me with what he can do in front of the camera.
Besides relaxing and taking it easy this weekend I also checked out the NBA Three Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest. Now I really don’t follow the NBA that much so I only knew a few players. I was surprised that Ray Allen didn’t win the Three Point Contest and already figured that Blake Griffen would win the Dunk Contest because he has been going crazy all season. Oh, and I watched the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV with friends and honestly can’t believe that the WWE is still pulling in the numbers it does.
Anywho MvC3 was released this week so here are some videos about it.
This past week as been pretty awesome to nerds all around. First on Sunday we were shown the first trailers for Captain America: The First Avenger and Transfomers: Dark of the Moon. Now I do have to say that both of those trailers have me excited for their respected movies. I am overly excited for Transfomers because nothing will ever chance my love for them (not even Revenge of the Fallen). I mean christ I have Soundwave tattooed on my arm.
Then come Thursday Fox released the trailer for X-Men: First Class and I am a little more excited for this film then I was previously. When it was announced that Matthew Vaughn I had high hopes for this film. Then I wasn’t sure of the character choices, but hey I’ll give them a chance. After that rumors started to spread that the film was still doing re-shoots and that Vaughn was pulling a Kevin Smith and editing while shooting. One of the things I loved the most was that right after the trailer was released it took over all conversations for a good half hour. That right there shows you are working in a place surronded by people who love and hate the things you do and those discussions proved that.