Saturday, May 31, 2003

I think the band is going in bad ways. Craig's vocals sounded like crap last night and nate's drum just need to go, I am thinking about buying a drum machine from radio shack to replace him. Also i am sick of playing bass why does matt get all the chicks with his guitar playing, move over i want to play guitar now.
thanks to everyone for coming to the show last night. and marcus, i am still sorry.
here's the controversial statement of the day: "Some laws aren't right"
the show tonight was tasty. Mabel's new song is wonderful. We sold 6 CD's. A new record, I think.

Friday, May 30, 2003

what happened to me last night? i don't know. steven doesn't know. i blame you. all of you. i remember insisting on peeing in my driveway. why pee in the bathroom on such a nice night? i don't know the answer to that one either.
more ovaries.
I just finished playing a lot of table hockey and watching Shakes the Clown at work. It's the Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies. I hope everyone is ready for another sickly DPC show tonight. I'm soooooo sickly. People are giving me the look. Thames River conference room you say? Let's go.
my hair is sticking straight up. people around here are giving me the look. one word. sex. sex appeal. let's do it on the copy room floor. you wanna do it? oh, you too? let's go to the amazon river meeting room.
I was cleaning out the darkroom at Vilas and Erik Gunneson told me to organize a bunch of tapes they had sitting down there. In the process, I found a Mission of Burma tape! So I put it in the tape player. No Revolver but lots of good songs nevertheless. Erik came back and he told me he had seen them live. Loudest show ever, he said.

In other news, I think I saw Anthony Hopkins walking past university square.

Furthermore, I'm wearing a mabel T-shirt in celebration of Mabel CD Release Day. I can't wait for the ticker tape parade.

EDIT: Revolver was on the otherside of the tape. Ural Mountain meeting room here i come!
After having received several requests to reveal the menu for saturday night's party here it is....
Bruschetta
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Several Different types of bread
Gazspacho (cold summer veggie soup)
Cheese Ravoili w/Portabella White Wine Sauce
Pear Compote
Chocolate Croissants

for all of those who have forgotten...
dinner is around 7 pm at the ranch and monetary donations to the "liz is poor and cooking food" fund will be graciously accepted
Lots of Love
APG

Thursday, May 29, 2003

ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!!!!!

i just got a raise. out of the blue.

WOW!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Learn by doing.
what do you mean, an inspection?
wet socks.
the ranch has an inspection scheduled for the 30th!!!!!
are we practicing anytime this week?

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Sunday, May 25, 2003

members of kid dakota were at my house last night

Friday, May 23, 2003

this is a transcript of a conversation in the cubicle next to me:

person 1: "have you done chocolate today yet?"

--person 2 turns in chair--

person 1: "you already did some chocolate today already, right?"

person 2: "you know, i did chocolate this morning, but i can always stand to do some more."

person 1: "choco taco?"

--they walk off together--
"building secure asp.net applications: authentication, authorization, and secure communication" sucks big. i put some money down on ebay for a pearl bass drum pedal like nate's. the auction still has a day or two, and i am the only bidder. so maybe i'll get lucky.
hey compadres, we got an e-mail from steve reidell. Our we busy July 26th?
the show tonight is now in our basement, free, at 10 o'clock. the official mabel cd release party will be next friday at the corral room.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

liz i forgot when your dinner party is. so i can't rsvp. and i am too lazy to look in the archive.
craig, get better. we need you, buddy. we all need you.
Still sick! Going to the doctor tomorrow. I hope I don't have malaria. I must say though, being sick has really helped my health. I haven't drank all week. And I've spent very little money.
jim and dave are having a party? hmmm... janel is having a birthday?? lies. its all a creation of the matrix.

from now on, whenever we send email from the hotmail account, click the box to save a copy in the sent folder. it works better than ccing ourselves.
happy birthday janel.
sorry for the alarm this morning craig.
are we practicing tonight?
what are we doing with janel's birthday and jim and dave's party?
does someone more eloquent than i want to send out an email to our mailing list about the upcoming shows?
can the new spiritualized song "she kissed me (it felt like a hit)" be better then the crystals song "he hit me (it felt like a kiss)"?
i am rocking the new mabel album this morning at work.
that's about it.
i need answers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

are you sick?
nope, probably not.
i just spent the last half hours photocopying articles on the proper care of poultry semen at steenbock. this might be a new low (or high) in my job.
craig, you going to be able to sing tonight?
liz, because i am lazy and don't have a phone...i am rsvping this way. me and dallas are coming to your shindig. :) in other news, EVERYONE better be going to the show saturday, especially since i can't go. :( (damn friends getting married! hehehe, just kidding!) it's going to be a smash hit...i *promise*!!!!!
i made it to work. finally. i have the tickets in my possesion. i am about to hang a stereolab poster in my cubicle. i hope my neighbors can handle it. and, yesterday i bought the yeah yeah yeahs fever to tell. and its good. okay, leave me alone.
matt, sherry from qualitemps called. You should call back. (I don't feel like going downstairs and writing a note)

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

jon is telling me that the Kid Dakota show is $6. We have it posted for $5. Who do I believe? I think Jon. Also, is it really 18+? Does that mean no bar? Looks like we'll have to smuggle in some wop in an upside-down floor tom from the luther's blues set.
Ian- i want a ticket

alrighty people, i have recieved ZERO count 'em zero RSVPs and i need to know how much pasta to make (i'm making it homemade) so i need to know... good food and all you have to do is make the call.... make the call....and leave a message cause i'm never home... but make the call.
And yes of course, in case anyone is confused, the dinner party invitation is extended to anyone that can get ahold of me in one way or another..make it happen.
i (ahem... WE) have a new roomate.

she is from colombia. she does not sell coke. she does not look like liz. but she lives in liz's room, which confuses me. this means i have one less blond friend. she goes to english school.

the english school is across the street from our house. i never knew this. i am enlightened.

is anyone going out tonight? i would enjoy to go out tonight.
man.
there is a little confusion down below about the date of the kid dakota show, so here is the real deal:

kid dakota
w/ vox humana & driftless pony club
at the orpheum stage door
saturday, may 24
door @ 9pm
$6



email us about tickets if you would like to buy some in advance,
or you can always talk to jon as well.
i will start practicing dilegently craig.
for those of you suckers who didn't go to all american rejects tonight you will wish you had! the show kicked ass....and i got free booze all night! how much does that rule?? anyways, i haven't seen anyone in awhile..how is everyone? how is it to some of you to have graduated college? :) xo ~ kat
Kiddies and kiddie-fiddlers: I'm going to Santa Cruz for about a week starting tomorrow, so I apologize in advance for my absence. I know this news weighs heavy on the heart for many of you out there, but despair not for there is a sparkling light at the end of this tunnel: Free pizza and beer! Anyway, if anyone wants to party hardy Saturday the 31st at WHA after the dinner party, let me know since we have to formally sign up. Note for the timid: In case you think this might put a damper on your intake of Carlos Rossi, there is NOTHING in the rules that says you have to be sober to talk to crazy bidders on the phone.

I leave an alabaster crab, and I shall come back a cooked lobster!

Monday, May 19, 2003

The time has come for YOU, to be able to purchase advance tickets to the Kid Dakota/DPC/Vox Humana show taking place this Friday the 23rd at the Orpheum Stagedoor. Tickets are $6 and you can get them from Ian or Jonathan. You get in to the show with them...and by buying them from Ian and Jon, you don't have to pay all those pesky Ticketmaster service charges.
I think I might have mono!!!!!!!! Don't worry, I'll play the shows this weekend if it kills me. If I do die early, I vote nate to take my place as singer.
i was talking to elizabeth from bicycle day this morning about playing a show at electric earth in june. she said that she asked gary about putting on a show, and that he said that she should get our band to play too. cool.

what are we going to project at the orpheum this weekend? i am assuming that jon got the good projector for kid dakota.
on my first day of the summer work schedule, it decides to rain. and guess who forgot his atm card in the excitement to see the matrix yesterday?
life is on the up trend. i am a college graduate!! and for my first day in the real world working week, i show up a little before 1:30pm.
conclusion: Waterworld is an exact renditional idea of Mad Max The Road Warrior.. minus the exception that one is filled with water.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

the tree has been recovered and replanted.
i think someone stole our brand new tree out of our front yard last night.

Friday, May 16, 2003

All:
After the dinner party, I'll be volunteering at the Wisc. Public Television auction by answering phones from 9:30pm to 1:30am and I think we should all make it part of the merriment extension. You may be skeptical, but WAIT! After we're all done causing a raucous there, they are giving everybody FREE pizza and BEER!! FREE BEER AND PIZZA! C'mon :) Few things could be better for this Saturday night of festivities.
It's official:
Food, Libations and Merriment
Sat. 31 May 7 PM
The Doty Ranch
Let me know if you are coming..
i hope the show went well. and everyone better have gone outside to see the lunar eclipse...i had a really awesome view from kimia with the trees framing it. it was rad as shit...

Thursday, May 15, 2003

we should have everybody at the show go outside to see the lunar eclipse tonight.
nate and matt, meet janel and i at the house at 6pm. we are going to clean in preparation for the show tonight. craig is going to arrive with the fold out couch around 6:30pm, so we need to put one of the couches in the basement.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

You see they have great vision during the day, and even better vision at night. But in the failing light, they can't focus. Magic hour.
my brain. MY BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! brain brain
tom verlaine solo cd just fucked up my brain!!!!!!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
poor brain. i'm sorry for what's bee done to you.
the process of dropping out. what a sad sad thing to learn.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Rogue badger attacks five people during a 48-hour rampage in a quiet suburb
i could not drink at the echo. i was previously engaged with a short skirt and the lava lounge, where they serve $1 rail drinks on monday nights. aloha! but, i will probably be attending your "function" this thursday. i am rsvp-ing. i am also sweating. they should turn on the air conditioning.
art history, goodbye!!

Monday, May 12, 2003

ben edison may or may not wish to unleash sonic rapture on everybody thursday night.
melissa, wanna drink at the echo tonight? i can't drink too much, i have an art history final tomorrow. i hope everybody can come to see the rappin cowboy and 'ghosty rhodes' at our house on thursday. it's gonna kick ass.

Sunday, May 11, 2003

hmm hmmm! i haven't been in this club lately. i don't even know what to say. yesterday i ordered two pizzas and a cheesesticks and somebody sneaky ate all of it while i was reading a book in my room. which is why i've given up reading. for good.
and that's why I pass. I may be done with scandinavian studies but scandinavian studies isn't done with me.

Darwin called. he wants us to play at the anchor on Thursday July 1O with The Treats. They're from around here.

Saturday, May 10, 2003

and that's why you fail
I'm allergic to nuts.
just so everyone knows, aside from a vocal minority, we here at 445 enjoy nut sucking very much.
just so everyone knows, aside from a vocal minority, we here in the dpc enjoy dismemberment plan very much.

Friday, May 09, 2003

ian you wish dismemberment plan would suck your nuts...
there is talk about nude pictures of neko case over on the wwb. i'm at work, so can someone take a look at these for me? maybe you can blog about them and and just describe them? man, work can suck my nuts too.
hmmmm.......just another reason why.......... dismemberment plan can suck my nuts!!!!!!!!
turf club: june 18th is the date dismemberment plan plays milwaukee on their last tour ever.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Dear Everyone:
A warm invitation is extended to all you to join in the belated celebrations for my birthday. Tomorrow, 10 o'clock at Jenna's. We will have cell phones if you want to get ahold of us after the bright eyes show too (let me know and i'll give you my number)
APG

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

When the blog was working over a month ago I remember having a special feeling in my soul like none other. When it stopped working that feeling died inside me. Now that it has started working again that feeling still hasn't revived. Have I lost something I will never regain?
Nate, I stole your At the Drive In Vaya cd. Quite excellent. I wish there were more than seven songs though. I'll probably end up listening to it three times over since it's the only cd I have with me.

We need to put a link to the colony of watts website! Despite the fact that they refer to it as "retarded". It's good that some people aren't afraid to be politically incorrect these days. I feel inspired. Adios, fudge-packers.
Jon you're gonna be down in level 8 with me for fraudulence and lying. Prepare to burn.
tonight you are to be banished to the 10th level of hell by the wilhellms.

hell got overcrowded, so they had to build on another level around satan's legs.

we will be delving out punishment starting around 10:30pm at the orpheum.
Tron, you cheated, I know it!!!! No one is that good....NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the stench is overpowering.
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Extreme
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

we're listed on sandman's website now, though the show has now been upgraded to a house party and ghosty rhodes identity is exposed. it also looks like we might have to be producing directions for random people. and check out the venue for the 17th show.
I'm gonna get mine
time for me to get some new friends...sinners
The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Extreme
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very High
Level 2 (Lustful)Very Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Very Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test
suckers.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
well, there is gonna be a party in the city of dis, im guessing...
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
Looks like I won't be seeing any of you in hell. I'll be down in the darkness.
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell - the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
i wish i could have the chance to be more lustful.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Monday, May 05, 2003

I didn't even know that you could score "extreme" in any of those levels. Thank you, Matt, for proving to all of us just how terrible you really are. But "The City of Dis"?? That sounds sorta cool.
man, I just took this test and I feel really bad about myself

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
ivan just called with regards to his email because he thought the show was happening this thursday. since ghosty rhodes are both doing solo type acts, do you think we could get electric earth to put on the show? it just seems wierd to have quieter type music in our dirty basement. maybe we could noah or ron play too.
i don't know if anyone emailed back ivan and the rappin cowboy, but i emailed them back. does anybody have tests on the friday morning after? cause i told them i thought it could be done. i also emailed back john e. from your black star. so check our hotmail. also, the wilhelms may have a new song on wednesday. so get ready. and also, according to the university health services, i have no stds and do not have aids. so let's make it happen!
ps nate, when is liz's birthday? as she won't tell us!! :P
is the rumor true? are the wilhelms indeed playing on wed? (ok so i am just shamelessly self promoting..but shh!! :) ) and yes, i adore the cummies! i am booking them at the stage door...wahoo. in other news...i got a job! (or i should say 2 soon to be 3 jobs) kat is no longer quite so pathetic..wahoo. so if you want a gadzooks discount, i can hook you up...AND i work at the orpheum, and i am getting another job...no more being broke...well actually...i owe my landlord a lot of money..so nix that. ok done rambling.

Sunday, May 04, 2003

i am glad to still be alive today after drinking so much. i think it was the worst bass playing i have ever done. nick zinkgraf will also pay for his conniving schemes. sorry 445, i couldn't stay for the rest of the vox humana show. i had to go home and crawl to my bed. the singer for the cummies has the most amazing iggy pop voice ever. i can't wait to hear them again. straight up rock. also, sorry hilary- i couldn't stay awake long enough to come by your place. hope you guys had a good time!

Saturday, May 03, 2003

I got a new drivers license today, now people dont' have to ask for another form of ID that looks like me when i try to write a check. WAHOO!

on another note, there is talk of another dinner party taking place... i need tentative dates people, dates.
PS. Katy, i think you left your camera on my living room floor....
I put my contacts in shot glasses last night at katy's house. I found out this morning that the cat knocked them over!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 02, 2003

I saw X men 2 (X2) and it is 2-riffic! I also saw a trailer for Matrix: Reloaded and it looks Matrixtraordinary!
maybe they thought they were stealing the priffless pony club cds and are very disappointed right now.
oh, helena said someone stole our cds from WSUM. we gotta give em new ones. But this begs the question "why would anyone steal our cds?"
Yay!!! blogger!!! I can talk to my roommates again
never mind.
we should post our mabel cd release, library mall, and mifflin show info on the show page.
rough list of times for saturday:
the way back - 1;30?
tha 446 - 2:30
mabel or dpc- 3:30
dpc or mabel - 4:30
the way back - 5:30?
the only thing set for sure is tha 446 time.
lets pay rent today.

hi everybody. it's good to have blogger functioning properly again after almost a month of downtime. we have a lot of shows coming up! notice the kid dakota show! i have seen bands every night for the past three nights. grandaddy and trans am and also rm 101, some portland rockers who were friends with emily. i don't know how much more my ears can take this week, but the mifflin street party is sure to puch it past those limits.

it's getting busy around here. some people are getting ready to graduate. but- hopefully we will have a new website in a couple of weeks. i have a new painting on my wall! thanks, janel.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

BLOGGER'S BACK!!!!!!!!