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February 24, 2006

Pet Peeve of the Day: Electric Scooters

I need to vent about something. After being nearly run off the sidewalk here in sunny Disney World multiple times . . .

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There are way too many people riding electric scooters now.

Way. Too. Many.

I understand that these large annoying beasts have their place. For very old people. And very handicapped people. But really, those are the only 2 people that should be riding these things around when you could -- neigh, should -- be walking.

It seems now though that people only slightly older and / or slightly overweight are giving up one of the few advantages we have over the rest of the animal kingdom -- WALKING -- and eagerly giving into this Jabba-the-Huttish tendency of just sitting and be moved around without any exersion at all.

They are so rude too, laying on their tinny horns, acting as if they are cars driving on highways and we are mere pedestrians who stumbled into their domain.

Hey scooter-people! This is a sidewalk! I don't need to wait for you to pass at a top speed of 2.4 MPH before I cross your path. You may think I won't be able to make it, but I promise you, I am not a 3 toed sloth. I will be able to pass without a collosion. I promise you. So stop beeping at me and giving me that sour face.

They congregate in gangs. I'm not lying, like motorcyle gangs, only on these beeping electric scooters, driving 6 wide to terrorize the walking among us. And then -- if that's not bad enough -- they roll on up to the front of the line, past all the walking people (usually surrounded by an entourage numbering into the teens), because goodness knows they can't stand in line with the rest of us. No, their feet couldn't handle it.

(While I'm on a rant, I might as well also mention the group of "handicapped hanger-oners" who seem to only go to amusement parks with handicapped people so that they can go to the front of the line. One time I saw these 3 (normal, healthy) irate women yelling at a Disney employee because a particular ride was not "wheel-chair special entry." In other words, the regular line could accomodate wheelchairs, so those in wheelchairs had to wait (in their wheelchairs), in line, like everyone else. They had a severely mentally challenged person with them, in a wheelchair, and they just refused to get into the normal line. "What in the world are we going to tell him!" They asked, and pointed to their companion. Who was picking his nose, eating it, and then said "I don't want to go on this ride! I told you!" People! Handicapped people are not "Go to the front of the line passes"! Don't treat them as such.)

Again, I'm not talking about the very old or the very immobile. Of course a scooter is a God send for them. I'm talking about little-Ms-I-weigh-40-pounds-too-much-so-the-solution-to-that-problem-is-to-give-up
-all-physical-activity-while-stuffing-my-face-with-mickey-popsicles-and-foot-long-hotdogs.

Maybe.. . maybe. .. part of the problem is that you no longer walk. Think about that! You no longer walk from here to there.

Look. I know that a day at Disney is exhausting. My feet are sore too. Maybe. . .sometimes, I might like to glide around the park on my own electrically powered chariot, beeping at all the walking people who deign to get within 10 feet of my majestic transport. But hey, it was a big day when I learned how to walk. I'm not ready to forfeit that skill just yet.

To sum up this rant, I shall share with you a battle, an epic war that Darby witnessed while attempting to rent a stroller at Epcot. A mildly overweight woman and a very old handicapped man had unfortunately both been promised the LAST SCOOTER in the park (yes, they were OUT OF THEM, that's how many people are now buzzing around on these things). In between haranguing the manager for not having enough scooters for the parkgoers and insisting that she would get the scooter no matter what, she kept telling the poor old man that she was promised the scooter first, and he would just have to deal with it.

Managers after managers were called, the problem was discussed, until finally a resolution was reached.

And away she rolled on the last scooter. . . gleefully beeping at the walkers, on her way to the nearest ice cream stand.

I swear, it's gotten so bad that now when I see a somewhat overweight or older person actually walking in the park, I want to kiss them full in the mouth and just congratulate them for not succumbing to the scooter pressure just yet. Really, bravo!

PS. I've been complaining about this all week. And yesterday I call home to find out that my younger brother – who had a serious knee injury last month – scooted around Costo the other day in on of these electric scooters. Pretty funny.

Posted by jason on 09:09 PM | Comments (21)

The New Album (Title To Be Decided)

Here's an update for all of you. Mixing has been going on fast and furiuosly for the last 2 weeks. Titles have been suggested, voted upon, decided upon, complained about, revoked, argued over, and ultimately we are still undecided. Artwork as been worked on, liked, not liked, revised, liked, not liked, and we're getting pretty close on that one.

It will be mastered by West West Side Music in early April (earliest date we could get, and duplicated by someone else (not remembereing right not exactly who), I think in an initial run of 500. Josh suggested that we do something really special and handcrafted for the first 100, and we're trying to figure out how to do that.

Overall, we're really really happy with it. And we hope you will be too.

Posted by jason on 09:05 PM | Comments (4)

February 21, 2006

Kind of funny.

For a fun Look Machine Surprise visit this site.

Note. it's funny.

Other Note. Viewer discression is advised. There are some disturbing inages here.

Posted by ian on 01:03 AM | Comments (7)

February 18, 2006

Discuss, please!

OK, so what is up with everybody hating on emo these days? I'm constantly hearing people griping about how horrible it is, how much it drives them crazy... People are finding our website by searching for things like "emo kid jokes" and "emo disses."

I love emo! This makes me sad. Do you think it's headed the way of 80's metal? Why all the hate?

Posted by ian on 12:38 AM | Comments (14)

February 17, 2006

Drew's Band Member Profile

What can I say? At least I did it.

Full Name
Drew Michael Copeland. My parents liked Andrew, but not Andy. So they went with Drew.

Date of Birth
Saint Patrick's Day (which was actually the day he died), 1982. It was about 12:08 am, for those who care.

Birth Place
Rockport, Maine. We actually lived in Rockland, but the hospital was in Rockport. They don't have very creative names for settlements in Maine . . .

Current Location
Newark, DE.

Occupation
See this post. I also do some local dinner theater work, some independent video producing, and play in a band.

Hobbies
Hanging out with my wife, going on the computer, playing Halo 2 on Xbox, smelling stuff, writing music, kicking things, listening to music, roleplaying, eating lunch with friends, looking at stuff, sleeping, fixing broken stuff, cleaning, practicing an instrument, listening to stuff, walking, reading, floating . . .

Languages
English. I'm decent at Spanish. I suck at Pig Latin.

Favourites

- Bands
U2, Muse, Boysetsfire, Yellowcard, Death Cab, Phish, Barenaked Ladies, The Beatles, Damien Rice, Tenacious D, King Missle, AFI, The Killers, Copeland, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Eat World, India Arie, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Green Day, Jack Johnson, Green Day, Snow Patrol, Ben Folds, Coldplay


- Song(s)
Requiem - BSF
Late - Ben Folds
Wonderboy - Tenacious D
Demons in My Head - Darby Latshaw
Defying Gravity - The Wicked Soundtrack
Blame it on Me - Barenaked Ladies
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Found - Jessica Copeland

- Form of Relaxation
Watching a movie. Sitting on the beach. Reading a book. Going to the Chiropracter

- Food
Mostly anything. Don't really like poop, though.

- Drink
Most drinks. Kinda dislike urine.

- Film
Garden State, About a Boy, Love, Actually, The Story of Us, The Incredibles. Oh, and all the obvious ones: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.

- Look Machine Band Member
Me

- Likes
Jessica. Anything awesome.

- Dislikes
See "Likes". Take the opposite of that.

- Religion
I'm a guy who has a relationship with Jesus. I want other people to, because it's a really fulfilling and totally necessary thing. I'm excited about growing in it and am also looking forward to heaven when it's all over.

Posted by xerxes on 08:52 AM | Comments (6)

Call the Cops!

So... I was driving the other day, minding my own business (for once).
Believe it or not, I was not honking at anybody, not braking to frighten
tailgaters (the scum of the earth)... I was just driving.

I was cruising down the road lost in my own little world (like always)
when somthing in a car ahead of me caught my eye. There were two people
in the car, a man and a woman, and the woman was positively flipping out.
I could see that she was angry and screaming. She was shaking her fists,
and I couldn't see if she was hitting the dude or just going all out with
her yelling.

Well, I was feeling a little bad for the guy. He just sat there taking it
and never even turned towards the woman. My feelings started changing
pretty quickly though when I saw the woman getting more and more frantic.
I had no idea what was going on.

We pulled up to a redlight, and the woman went to make a break for it.
She grabbed the handle of the door and started tugging at it, but the dude
locked it. She rolled down the window and reached out flailing for the
handle, as if it would be unlocked from the outside.

My heart started pounding, and I felt like I had to do something, so I
started following them. I grabbed my cell phone and called 911.

"Hey I'd like to report something that looks a lot like an abduction."

"OK, let me patch you through to the State Police."

"Hey I'd like to report something that looks a lot like an abduction, it
might just be a fight, but it looks pretty bad."

"OK sir, what makes you think it might be an abduction?"

I told him what I'd seen, I gave him the make, model, and tag numbers of
the car, and I felt a little sick.

"Thank you sir, we'll get an officer on that right away." There was an
urgency in his voice that made me believe him.

I did A u-turn. What was going on? Was it ann abduction? Was it a fight?

I don't know, but I saw the woman crying, and suddenly I felt very bad for
calling the police. For crying out loud, it was valentines and they were
already having a horrible day. To top it off, they were African American
and it happened on the way into Elkton, a town known for its racism.

The way I figured it was this, if the dude was innocent, the cops might
give him a hard time, but then hopefully things would work out fine for
the two of them. However, if he was actually abducting her and I didn't
call the police, that's no joke.

Posted by ian on 01:33 AM | Comments (7)

February 15, 2006

March 3rd Basement Show

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Awesome show. Show up. Let us know if you want to caravan.

Posted by jason on 11:39 PM | Comments (2)

March 5th at the North Star Bar in Philly

Hey all -- you know that we're playing an awesome basement show on March 3rd in New Brunswick, NJ. And the Garage in Kennett on March 4th.

But I wanted to point out our March 5th show since they have very limited tickets there and they are going fast. This is boysetsfire's CD release show, and it'll be your only chance to get their new incredible CD prior to March 21st (due to a printing mistake). Anyway, only 280 people will be allowed in, and we'd love some of those people to be our fans.

All of these shows are ALL AGES.

So please, buy some tickets now. We're not allowed to let anyone in for free.

Posted by jason on 11:33 AM | Comments (3)

February 13, 2006

Bank Error in My Favor

Lately I've been on the receiving end of a number of nice financial suprises.

For instance, I had this broken soundboard taking up space in my office. I wanted to rearrange the office, so I decided to put the thing up on eBay. I thought I'd pocket about $200, tops for it. In the first 30 minutes of bidding it was up to $300, and the bidding ended at $960. WOW.

And right now I'm in Florida. We're checking out Jessica's (my sister and Drew's wife) touring show, Will Rogers Follies in Naples (and also visiting Darby's grandparents). Anyway, we get to our hotel last night and the lady at the front counter is visibly upset while she works through my reservation.

Finally she gives me the reason. "We don't have a room for you." Her co-worker had accidentally given it to another person.

"Do you have any rooms at all?" It's 10 PM, our flight had been delayed, we were very tired.

"Well, we have a handicapped room, but that doesn't have a bathtub. Just a shower. You have 2 kids right? That won't work."

"That might be ok." It's not like our kids needs baths every day.

"No, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll call our sister hotel, 1 mile up the road. You can stay there."

"How much is it?"

"well, since this our mistake, you can stay there for free."

"Oh, and should I come back here tomorrow then?"

"Well, you can stay there for free for the length of your stay, so I'd stay there."

Wow, 3 free nights, That would have cost $550! Awesome.

Posted by jason on 11:12 PM | Comments (5)

An Important Day

Well, I am personally very excited because as of tonight at 12.30, primary tracking for our full length debut is completed. We spent 10 hours finishing up lead vocals and doing backing vocals today, and they really sounded outstanding. Hats off to Drew, Collin and Ian because the stuff they did tonight was excellent.

A big huge thanks to Chad Istvan, Josh Latshaw, and Nathan Gray for all the help, guidance, and encouragement they've given us through this whole project. It quite literally would not exist without their contribution, and if it did. . . well it wouldn't be nearly as good as it is.

Bands of the world -- hire these dudes to produce and engineer your album. It is worth the money, they are true pros and experts at music making. If you've listened to boysetsfire's music, of course you know this already.

The album will have 11 main songs, some Ian-tastic instrumental interludes, plus another acoustically delicious special suprise thrown in (one take, one mike, 4 dudes and a guitar).

We're still playing around with track listing. . . but here are the main songs in no particular order:

As Much
All Our Hands
My Name
Whipping Boy
Falling Behind
Fanatic
Live Our Lives
Simpler than it Seems
Becoming
Ambrose
Stop the Bleeding

We're hoping to have it mixed and ready for a mastering appointment by 2/25, and at the printers and duplication house by early March. An April release is looking much more possible. Maybe even mid to late March. We've just started coming close to maybe perhaps having the thing named too. Let's see.

Posted by jason on 01:31 AM | Comments (19)

February 12, 2006

Another Studio Update

Well, here we are in the studio... still. Things are going well. Drew is doing some background vocals.

Anyway, we've recorded nine songs here in BSF's studio, and they are sounding really nice. The plan is to use those nine, then add two songs from our Target sessions.

Good plan right? Well, it would have been if we had the files from Target. Let me just say this, we haven't always had the easiest time working with them. Long hours in the studio working with broken equipment... well, it wasn't always pleasant. We left there, not totally satisfied, and asked for the files we recorded so that we could mix them somewhere else.

Two months and fifty-five bucks later we finally got them. Does it seem strange to anybody else that we payed to record there, then they charged us extra to give us what we had done? Yeah, weird, but the important thing was that we had them... for a while.

We're here in the studio, getting ready to mix those files, and they're gone... M.I.A. Jason spent five hours searching through his office last night as he re-arranged it. We were pretty frustrated.

The prospect of months of waiting was not good. Collin started begging Josh to call the dude from Target for us, like a thug. You see, Josh is a little more respected in the "industry" as well as a little more forceful.

Well, it was going to be awkward, and take way too much time. Thankfully, Collin went out and dug around his truck. There they were. All five CDs full of our raw files.

Disaster averted.

Posted by ian on 08:09 PM | Comments (2)

February 09, 2006

IT Spammer: The Final Chapter

The fun is, alas, over. And it all ended on a odd note. But it seems that Mr. Chris has a good sense of humor.

12 minutes after I sent my last email to him, I received this.

Jason, I think it's been 15 minutes. I don't see anything in my CDROM drive. Can you please resend? -cm


Now, it had only been 12 minutes according to the email timestamps so I wrote back:

Wait Wait WAIIT. Look at the time you sent the email and the time I sent mine. That was 12 minutes. YOU CANNOT OPEN THE CD-ROM SLOT EARLY TO CHECK FOR THE PROTOTYPE or you overlaod it and break it. YOU BROKE MY PROTOTYPE you with your impatience! You shall be hearing from my lawyer/.


And apparently this caused "cm" to just melt down into incomprehensible strangeness because he sent this message back:

"Shiiiiit yo!! Maybe I be trippin on these magically delicious shrooms over here and all this is a dreeeam?? I better stop cashing bowls on my 10-foot binger cuz I tink my brayn ez frieyeddddd."


So this fun diversion from everyday work is now over. Thanks for the fun, Chris.

Posted by jason on 09:05 AM | Comments (13)

February 08, 2006

Studio update

We are a few weeeks into recording the last remaining songs of our full length album. We have been spending VERY long hours working in the boysetsfire basement studio. We are all trying to maintain our normal full-time jobs / school careers and record at the same time. Coffee has been substituted for sleep, pizza for real food, and an exhausted haze for lucidity. We are working hard and discovering new creativity beyond what we knew we had. Sometimes sleep deprivation and long hours can spawn interesting stuff. The result will be an amazing album that we are all intensely proud of.

Ian is perfecting the art of bow playing his guitar. This technique is being employed on our very emotional and atmospheric song, "Stop the Bleeding."
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Giving the room a nice vibe really helps the feel.
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Here's another picture of Ian rocking out.
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The vast majority of the hours spent here involve one person working hard, and the rest of us sitting around giving input (or totally ignoring them while we joke around with each other). Lucky for us, there is a comfy couch and wireless internet. Chad, Josh, Nathan, and Jason all have mac laptops.

Shane and I are doing a lot of really important work here.
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Josh is slaving away here too. Mythbusters... bizarre picture searching, and other random stuff.
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Here's a view we are getting very used to. The back of Chad's beautiful head.
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A better picture of Chad. He really does work so hard. He's incredible at this stuff.
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We should be done the recording pretty soon. We are all getting really excited. Mastering, artwork, and duplication should not take too long, so we are hopeful that this album will be out soon. We'll keep you posted.

Posted by collin on 09:22 PM | Comments (8)

My Response to the IT Spammer

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Good stuff. I did a greatest hits combination of the ideas. Let's see what Chris sends in response. (For the record, I think that he probably read the entry and knows that I'm just toying with him.)

But still it's fun.

Chris,

I'm so glad you asked! I actually *DO* have a prototype, a Working ONE. I might even be willing to sell it or license it for a handy fee (interested?).

Here's the thing, I would send the prototype to you but I doubt you're set up to receive it. I'll test it though. Check your CD ROM SLOT about 15 minutes after you receive this and see if there is a thing that looks like a protoype in there. It does work, but it's never actually sent anything because no one else is set up with a proper RECEPTICLE, you know?

Anyway, I wanted you to know that your support means the world to me. Everyone else I talk to about this says I'm CRAZEE. But I can tell that you're my kindred spirit. You are honestly (sorry to get all religiousity on ya here) but you are honestly a mega answer to prayers. I've been working hard on getting this idea together and I think you're the missing ingredient to my plan. I know that if we put our heads together, there is no end to what I can accomplish.

"I can fly higher than an eagle, cuz you are the wind beneath my wings" -- Bette Midler

That's how I feel about you.

Cost analysis = $0. I have the idea. You have the know-how. I have a prototype, you have to make it work. I don't see any money needing to change hands here.

Posted by jason on 04:03 PM | Comments (6)

February 07, 2006

Fun with Spammers, Part 2

Well, I got a response to my earlier response to a spammer.


Jason,

The development costs of such an endeavor will likely be high, but I am willing to looking into this. Have you done a cost analysis or developed a prototype?

Thank you.


Chris Majdi
CGT Consulting Inc.
18032-C Lemon Drive, Suite 350
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Tel: 714-572-1055
Fax: 714-364-9705
chris@cgt-consulting.com
www.cgt-consult.com


So how should I answer? I want something really really witty. Um. . .. what I am asking is. . . impossible. How much would he take from me, I wonder?

Posted by jason on 08:30 PM | Comments (5)

Application for the Warped Tour

So, the Look Machine is applying for a spot on a side stage when the Warped Tour comes to Philly. It's pretty cool, they are having a slot for unsigned bands. Hey, we're not signed, so maybe that will be us.

So, we're sitting here in the studio, Collin is recording his guitar track for stop the bleeding, Jason is... well to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure what he's doing. He's got this really intense frown and he's staring at his lap top. Drew and Shane... well I don't know what they are doing either. I'm filling out this application (with lots of help and input), mostly so that Josh doesn't do it for us.

Anyway, since all we post on here these days is surveys, I thought you might like to read this one.

Which Band’s Career Would You Most Like Your Band’s Career To Emulate?

Hey, it's a big dream, but we'd have to say U2.

What Kinds Of Bands Deserve To Be Picked For The Hot Topic / Kevin Says Stage On The Vans Warped Tour?

hard working bands that have something to say, and an original way to say it.

What Is Your Band’s Two-year Plan?

We'll be releasing our debut full length in mid to late March. We plan on promoting that album, touring in a developing nation (either Thailand or India), touring some in the United States, and getting a record deal. In two years we plan to be releasing another full length with our record company.

What Are Your Ultimate Goals As A Band?

We'd like to write powerful music with a depth of meaning and quality that people can relate to and really appreciate. We'd like to have an album go platinum.

If You Could Change One Thing About The Music Industry, What Would It Be And Why?

I wish that labels took a long term view of their bands and built a career with them. It seems like developing a solid band is no longer something that's done, and a lack of patience leaves us with old heavyhitters and young flash in the pans that quickly burn out.

Posted by ian on 04:54 PM | Comments (5)

February 05, 2006

Ian's Four thousands things

So you get the idea, it's the survey Jason tagged me for. I did it, but only grudgingly. Read it if you want to, but please, whatever you do, don't comment.

Four jobs I've had:

Horse back riding teacher
lima bean picker
Camp counselor
Construction worker

Four movies I can watch over and over:

Look, you're lucky if you can get me to watch any movie twice... Over and over, forget about it. None. Things have to be fresh and new.

Four places I've lived:

Kemblesville, PA
Newark, DE
Summers in Port Jervis, NY
Tibet (but only in my dreams)

Four TV shows I love:

Whose Line is it Anyway?
LOST
The Local Forcast
Modern Marvels
(yes, I'm culturally retarded.)

Four places I've vacationed:

Venezuela
Maine
The Cascades
Green Mts. Vermont

Four of my favorite dishes:

I'm pretty easey to please...
Cheesesteaks
General Tsos chicken
Portabella mushrooms
Boogers (and you think I'm joking. Or do you?)

Four sites I visit daily:

BBC's Photo Journalism Site
Boy Sets Fire
Local Forcast I really do love the weather
And starting the other Day, Darby's site

Four places I would rather be right now:

In bed
At a chinese buffet
Underwater
In tibet
(all those four things at once preferably)

Four bloggers I am tagging (so they will all have a good reason to post):

The buck stops here.

Posted by ian on 12:48 AM | Comments (10)

February 03, 2006

Fun with Spammers

I got this email. From a spammer. Bless his soul, he was offering us help.

Hi,

Are there any IT requirements I can help you with currently? CGT provides specialized contract consultants and permanent employees for immediate results. We can assist with a multitude of IT and Engineering requirements.

How can I be of service?

Thank you.

Chris Majdi
CGT Consulting Inc.
18032-C Lemon Drive, Suite 350
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Tel: (714) 572-1055 or (714) 579-1248
Fax: (714) 364-9705
chris@cgt-consult.com
www.cgt-consult.com

Read more to see how I answered him.

So I decided to have a little bit of fun with the dude.


Dear Chris

I would like to be able to email and let people download actual CDs and T-Shirts. No mp3s or images, but an ACTUAL CD, just like they would buy in a store. But with the convenience of the internt. I want them to be able to open the attachment and then it just pops out of their CD slot in their computer -- in the package and everything! And maybe the T-Shirt could come out of their printer (because, duh, the CD slot isn't big enough for a T-Shirt)!

I saw a Lycos commercial one day when these flippers came out of a printer and I was like, "Wow, that would really be great for a band!"

How much would this cost and why hasn't anyone thought of this great idea yet?

Jason

I'll let you if or when or how he answers.

Posted by jason on 01:42 PM | Comments (2)

February 02, 2006

4 Things by Jason

A very special person tagged me to answer these questions.

Four jobs I've had:

Busboy at Ruby Tuesdays. (Let's just say. . . don't eat at the salad bar).

Inbound Telemarketing for TCI Communications in Newark, DE. I took calls from old ladies who were mad that their Estee Lauder makeup was discontinued. And Franklin Mint orders. The worst thing was that I wasn't allowed to read or anything while I was waiting for a call and I bored myself to death.

VP of Online Marketing at First USA/Bank One/Chase. Lots of good memories. Lots of great people.

Screenwriter/Writer/Rock Star/Online Agency Dude. I can't complain about anything.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
The Chronicles of Narnia (NOT the horrid BBC version)
Office Space
Drop Dead Gorgeous
The Big Lebowski

Four places I've lived:

Kemblesville, PA
Newark, DE
Elkton, MD
(extended visits in Philadelphia and LA)

Four TV shows I love:

The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Sopranos
LOST

Four places I've vacationed:

Polperro, Cornwall, England
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
La Jolla, CA
Egypt


Four of my favorite dishes:
Crab Bisque from Nutters
# 15 from Seaside Thai at Rehoboth Beach (It's like calamari, shrimp, and scallops in a garlic sauce on rice)
Shrimp and Scallop Rossini at Bertucci's
Open Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly with Chocolate Milk

Four sites I visit daily:

Boysetsfire
MyNym's Weblog
Ask Metafilter
Lifehacker

Four places I would rather be right now:
Watching the Eagles win a Super Bowl
Swimming below a waterfall somewhere
On the cliffs of Cornwall
Upstairs eating.


Four bloggers I am tagging (so they will all have a good reason to post):

Jason Jaz
Ian
Xerxes
MyNym

Posted by jason on 11:51 AM | Comments (9)

I will personally award. . .

A free debut full length Look Machine CD to the person who can make a shiny mud ball. (I've even been nice enough to include directions for you).

PS. I get to keep the shiny mud ball. Because they are cool. Really cool.

PPS. Almost as cool as my Narnia figurines.

PPPS. The only thing cooler than my Narnia figurines are these Narnia figurines. When our debut goes multi-platinum, I shall purchase the Peter on a Unicorn, the White Witch, and the Girls and Aslan. On the fench about Tumnas. Oh I like that Centaur too. Thoughts?

Posted by jason on 12:53 AM | Comments (2)

Shout-out Time

Thank you callmemikey.blogspot.com , for writing such an awesome blurb about us.

The Look Machine is a rocking rock band that has been recording with post-hardcore kings Boysetsfire.. the very fact that bsf is taking The Look Machine under their wings should be a good indicator or some talent here.. and it is definitely true.. as far as i can gather they are a bunch of brothers and brothers-in-law that play some good rock music with a solid folk undercurrent that resonates in the voice of the lead singer Jason. They cite everything from Counting Crows and the Smiths to U2 and Boy Sets Fire as influences and some of that shines through. At times soft, at times intense, always well composed. The Look Machine has a good thing going here, maybe a few more family members will get married and bring in new band mates.

And he links to our music, 122 mp3s downloaded yesterday alone.

Posted by jason on 12:24 AM | Comments (2)

February 01, 2006

All is Well

Hello, adoring fans worldwide.

We have been spending a lot of time in the studio. With a nice MAC G5, everything is up and running.

Today, we recorded all the drum tracks. It went remarkably well.

So, here is Eli, Josh's son, and a wonderful drummer.
Eli The Look Machine.jpg


Google Video is absolitely wonderful. This here is a lovely video off of there. It is of these Russian guys that are way more super than your averge super hero. the beginning of this film may be a little ghetto, but later on, it is very worth it.


Okay, that's all for now. It occurs to me that I have used a lot of happy adjectives in this post.

Have a lovely day.

Posted by shane on 09:32 PM | Comments (2)