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July 30, 2007

finally

After 20 hours in the car driving (over the course of 3 days, that's almost 1/3rd of the amount of time spent physically in the car), 700 miles, countless phone calls, numerous house viewings...

We found a place. It's not perfect, but it's great. It's in the Pacific Palisades, literally 5 minutes from the beach and only 15 minutes from my classes (when you know how bad traffic is out here, you realize how important this location is). it's got a really private backyard, 3 bedrooms, a nice living room, a large family room.

Man, this had me stressed, and honestly the Palisades were beyond what I thought we could do, but this one house worked out. Again, it's not perfect, but the location at the price make it a good deal for us.

coming home tomorrow.

Posted by elanyarts on 03:01 AM | Comments (13)

July 29, 2007

Update from California

I'm here, looking for a place to live. It's not been easy, actually. In fact, it's quite frustrating. Because we haven't found place we love, and today is our last day to look at things. And we've gone through most of the leads I spent the last couple of months putting together. We found some more for today, but... ah.

The hardest part is we thought we had found the perfect place. Up on top of a mountain, amazing view. It's own pool and hot tub. 5 bedrooms, just amazing.

But it turned out that the current owner would live in a guest house that was basically part of the house, so no privacy. And, the 5 bedrooms was pushing it... more like 3 bedrooms and 2 additionally open rooms that couldn't be closed. Oh well. And we look on.

We're driving a Prius out here. Pretty nice car, but the rear view is terrible. Like, you can barely see anything behind you. Well, have to go. Pray for us.

Posted by jason on 10:48 AM | Comments (3)

July 23, 2007

A moral dilemma

Scenario #1:

There are 5 men working on a railroad track. You see a onrushing train, heading directly for them. Their backs are to the train, and they are wearing ear coverings so they can't hear it either. It's clear that they are going to die.

However, you have a lever which you could pull and divert the train to another track. Only problem is, that other track has one man working on it. He would die.

What do you do?

Scenario #2:

Same exact setup, only now there is no other track and there is no lever. Instead, you are on a bridge about track standing next to a very large man. And you know that if you just gave the man a little shove, he would land in the way of the oncoming train and block it's progress, thus saving the 5 men again. However, this large man would die.

What do you do?

In surveys, 90% of people pull the levers but won't push the man. Even though the end result (1 person dead, 5 saved) is the same. Why do you think this is? I have my reasons, which I'll chime in with in the comments after I get some answers.

Posted by jason on 08:40 PM | Comments (19)

July 16, 2007

My Hands Are Bananas

When we traveled Europe with BSF, our German driver had a band. He played it for us one time.

This reminds me of it.

Posted by jason on 04:50 PM | Comments (4)

Vote for One Win Choice Every Day

Jack from One Win Choice won't be my friend anymore if I don't remind you to vote for them every day at punkradiocast.com.

Tell your friends so I get to keep one.

Posted by jason on 04:48 PM | Comments (1)

July 10, 2007

Thanks for making the goodbye (for now) show so fun

Hey everyone. Thanks so much for making the basement show so fun. Thanks to all of you, we had a great time. Your friendship and support means the world to us. We are looking forward to a time when we are all back in town and we can throw another party / show.

Posted by collin on 09:41 AM | Comments (12)

Vote for One Win Choice

Remember all of the awesome bands that played with us the other night? Well if you could take about 30 seconds and do something nice for our friends in One Win Choice, they would be very happy.

They have been selected as one of the top 40 bands on punkradiocast.com. People can go there and vote for their favorite punk band. The winning band will be featured on the front page of interpunk. Jack has promised anyone who votes for them a personal thank you and a hug.

Posted by collin on 09:39 AM | Comments (4)

July 09, 2007

Photos from the Troc

I realize that these pictures are long overdue, but better late than never. We would like to thank Boris, our friend from Belgium, who is an incredible photographer. Click the link below to check out a few of the pictures from this show.

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Posted by collin on 04:02 PM | Comments (2)

The Mystery of the Sceeching Wedding-Goer

As many of you know, I film weddings with Elany Arts. I'm going through the footage from one of the recent ones we taped, and I found this completely random, strange moment. The sound hasn't been doctored in ANY way, I swear. It looks like the woman accidentally screeches, then grows embarrassed about it as everyone looks in her direction.

What is going on here? Any ideas?

Click Here for the Video

Posted by jason on 11:24 AM | Comments (11)

July 06, 2007

Parking, Veggies, Times, and Parking

Hello. some notes about the show.

Cookout starts at six. Come hungry. For all you vegetarians there are plenty of boca burgers.

Location: 1866 New London Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352. (That's about 10 minutes north of Newark on 896).

Please, do not try to park in our driveway. Even more importantly, do not park at Ricky D's sandwich shop. I know, I know, you like to park in parking lots, but unless you buying subs (please do, and bring me one), don't park there.

Where then can you park?

Coming from the south: Pass the house. It has a big sign for puppies on the mail box. after about 200 feet turn left onto den road. Park on the street and walk over to the show.

From North: Turn right onto Den road across from Ricky D's sandwiches.

If you are unable to walk, it's OK to park in the driveway.

Can't wait to see you!

Posted by ian on 01:08 AM | Comments (5)

July 05, 2007

Come Say Goodbye... FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW!!!!

Hey everyone. Don't forget about tomorrow night. Come out to the goodbye (for a while) show! It is going to be a lot of fun. As we already announced, there are going to be 3 other great bands there. The Casting Out is just back from tour / meeting with record execs. I love this band. This might be one of your last chances to see them before they are huge. One Win Choice will be playing somme of our old favorites as well as songs from their forthcoming album. As well as putting on an awesome live show, their songs are so full of powerful conviction, you truly feel inspired with each beat. We just can't say enough about how awesome these guys are. Romance in Black and White is also playing. They were awesome the first time I saw them and I am so happy to have these guys playing with us.

There will be a small cover charge for the night. Your few dollars will hopefully help cover the gas of the traveling bands and pay us back for all of the Hamburgers, Hot-dogs, and Drinks we bought. That is right.... we are having a big cookout, so bring your appetite.

Posted by collin on 10:02 AM | Comments (7)