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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2005|12:50 am]
yeah so I think i'm going to try using blogger for a while. we'll see how it goes. I'm gonna eventually move all these entries over there.

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Ode to Manowar [Apr. 12th, 2005|01:10 am]
Prompted by some great suggestions by my bro, I've been listening a lot lately to one of the most awesome genres of music ever. The genre known as power metal. You know, groups like Iron Maiden, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Rhapsody, etc. For those of you unfamiliar with this style, it roughly consists of fast guitars, sometimes copious amounts of double-bass drum, soaring (almost operatic) vocals, a desire to live permanently in the '80s, and nerdy lyrics that address historical topics (like Maiden) or ridiculous swords-and-sorcery fantasy (like everyone else).

There are plenty of great bands in this style, but for this entry I would like to focus on just one: The black sheep of the power metal world. The one that some people would like to forget. The one that some people just cant ignore.

I'm talking about Manowar.

Manowar is possibly the cheesiest band ever created. They ride Harleys on stage, the dress in loincloths, they write songs about killing people with swords and serving medieval kings. They release album covers that look like this:

They are the sonic equivalent of the movie Army of Darkness.

...and I fucking love them.

I have been a fan of Manowar ever since I first heard their "Kings of Metal" album in high school. I was blown away by their power, fury and cheese. I had no idea that such levels of hilarity were possible. The guy on the cover of the Kings of Metal album was my inspiration to start working out (I'm not even fucking joking about this).

Sample Manowar lyrics:

from "Hail and Kill:"

Brothers I am calling from the valley of the kings
With nothing to alone
A dark march lies ahead, together we will ride
Like thunder from the sky
May your sword stay wet like a young girl in her prime
Hold your hammers high

from "Call to Arms:"

Now we will fight for the kingdom, fighting with steel
Kill all of them, their blood is our seal
Fight till the last of the enemy is dead
Ride through their blood that we gladly have shed

from "Kings of Metal:"

Manowar Manowar living on the road
When we're in town speakers explode
We don't attract wimps 'cause we're too loud
Just true metal people that's Manowar's crowd

from "Return of the Warlord:"

We are the undefeated we're not living in the past
We're here tonight to kick some goddamn ass

And for reasons like this, whenever I'm walking down the street with some Manowar on my Ipod I have this big fucking grin on my face. And people look at me like I'm insane.

And then in a state of metal-induced passion...I kill them.

So remember...

Other bands play...Manowar kills.
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Dear Diary [Mar. 28th, 2005|07:35 pm]
So Im sitting here in the office. I've needed to do homework all day, but each time I start I've ended up just dicking around on the computer. I've been feeling very apathetic as of late. The research I've been doing is great (perfect, actually), but gosh darnit, sometimes I really have to drag my feet to get stuff done in my classes.

The cool thing is that I'll have some papers coming up before too long, which will give me a general sense of accomplishment. The bad thing is all the monotonous, boring ass stuff in the meantime. Add to this the fact that the social life here is dead, the deadest it's been since I got here.

Yeah, so this is one of those complaining posts that livejournal was invented for.

but it's over now.

So all of you out there, play some Linkin Park for me tonight. Because nobody understands me. And it's all my Dad's fault. And I never did get that pony for Christmas.

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The most intense band on the planet.

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The pony.
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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2005|11:41 pm]
I dont have a coherent post ready here...so it's time for:

Random Bunch O' Shit!


2) All hail Russian online music sites! I've downloaded so much stuff this weekend for dirt cheap.

3) RIP, Mr Delorean.

4) I ordered an IPod (mini). I'm happy

5) POOP!!!
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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2005|07:41 pm]
So I dont really have much to say...I just wanna start movin that picture down the page.

It's starting to get to me.

Getting busy at school now, with research picking up and midterms goin on and such.

Oh, and Steph is comin by on Friday and we're gonna have a fabulous time. We're gonna do all these cool things and go all these cool places. Does that make you jealous?? Does that make you wish it were YOU that were coming to visit me??


I bet that it does make you wish those things.

If you are at all ambivalent about this coming to Madison thing, here is a handy FAQ section:


Q) Should I come visit Kevin?

A) Yes.

Q) When should I plan this trip?

A) Now.

Q) But I have a wedding/funeral/work/school/interview coming up! I cant come!

A) Wrong. Come immediately.

Q) Are there lots of bars in Madison?

A) Yes, plenty.

Q) Are there lots of good places to eat?

A) Yes, plenty.

Q) Are there lots of *insert thing you like* in Madison?

A) Yes....tons of those....all over the place.....

Q) Are there monkeys in Madison?

A) Everywhere.

Q) What if I barely know you?

A) There is only one way to fix that.

Q) What if I live in another country? Aren't you worried that me, being a foreigner, will bring my disease-infested body and possibly TERROR into God's United States of America?

A) Yes, you should definitely come. However be prepared for full cavity searches. Not from me of course. From Larry.


Q) What if I live in South Carolina and am hopelessly obese? How am I supposed to make the trip?

A) There are many forms of transportation that accomodate those of immense girth. I suggest you look into this:

Q) What if I just call you from the car as my family drives by Madison? Is that a valid alternative??


Q) But I just dont have the time!

A) You sad little person.....You dont have the time for extreme fun??!! You dont have the time for comraderie??

Q) I dunno...I'm just not convinced.

A) Not convinced?! Frankly, I dont understand you.

And what I dont understand....



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(no subject) [Feb. 23rd, 2005|10:42 pm]
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(no subject) [Jan. 27th, 2005|10:44 pm]
As the Super Bowl approaches, I realize that I havent said much about the Bears.

Well, there isnt much to say. Another crappy, crappy season.

But us Bears fans must not get impatient. Ditka will return to coach again. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe 20 years from now. He will come when we least expect him. Nobody knows the day or the hour, not even Jim McMahon.

Prepare yourselves, Bears fans. Never stop watching them lose. Never stop eating that Polish sausage. Protect yourselves against the Packers and the Vi-queens. Only the faithful will see Ditka.

When Ditka comes we will all be changed. This world will become one big mid-80's Superbowl parade. We wont feel the sting of relentless defeat any longer. We'll dance the Super Bowl Shuffle and it wont be cheesy.

One day we will have victory.
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2005|08:11 pm]
After reading livejournals for months now, I have come to the conclusion that every livejournal user must post song lyrics. These lyrics are always of the melancholy, introspective variety that I hear is called "emo."

Fred Durst is a good example of emo, for you people who dont know.

I've read a number of these entries and they truly touch me. Now in order to make me feel like a true member of this livejournal community I feel I must bear my soul and post some lyrics.

This one hits me close to my heart:

Read more...Collapse )

Warning: Jesus has determined that the above link is INAPROPRIATE

"This entry is totally inappropriate. Now watch me hit some dingers"

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This is the dumbest thing I've seen.....today [Jan. 14th, 2005|03:10 am]

Someone needs to introduce these youths to MC Hawking. That'll get em going.
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(no subject) [Jan. 13th, 2005|08:14 pm]
So I'm back in Madison. I havent done a god damn thing this whole week except play Madden and listen to music, which is awesome.

Classes commence next week, until then I'm just hanging out and finishing up some research.

Break was cool. Jesus-Day was alright, I went with my family to my Aunt's house. Good times.

I also went to New Orleans for new years weekend. Pretty exciting. I saw those "Girls gone wild" that I keep hearing about on TV. There were crappy $2 beer vendors. You could drink in the streets. There were transvestites. There were some kick-ace bar bands there as well, and I lost my hearing.

I also saw horses. They were ginormous.

And you people are going to visit me this term, you hear?? Madison is a magical wonderland.
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