My Very Strange Monday

I was in the shower thinking about Orange County. How it was a cold and rainy day here. Christmas break has not yet come and everyone was at work on a grey and chilly Monday while I had scolding hot water turning my neck into suede. Then it hit me. Nobody will be at Disneyland today. Once Deanna heard the idea it was over. We were going. Bundle up and be ready to get wet.
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The happiest place on earth, because they are raking in cash from saps like us.
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But my theory worked out brilliantly. Nobody was there. 17 minutes to get on Space Mountain may be record time for us.
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I forgot to make a stupid face. Deanna has just spent the entire 40 seconds you are on the ride screaming and then laughing.
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We literally walked on to all the other rides. (By the way, the new Star Tours rips pretty hard.) We walked right into the Haunted Mansion, Indiana, and Pirates. (All themed or re-themed to sell movie$) This is us on Splash Mountain, our own log. The rain was coming down outside and we got even more wet inside.
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My go-to move, the thinker as Deanna is in total terror even though this is her 1,000th time on this ride. When we got to the end the kid said, "Wanna go again?"
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On the way to Disneyland it hit me, what was I forgetting? Oh shit! We have Dinosaur Jr. tickets tonight with Grant and Ashley! We broke out of Disneyland in time to meet them for dinner and make it to the show in Costa Mesa. This is Pierced Arrows (formerly Dead Moon) opening for them.
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It started with a Q&A of the band members by Henry Rollins who is 50 years old and looking good. And he's a big Dinosaur Jr. fan it seems.
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They were supposed to play the entire "Bug" album, but tacked a few hits on before and after.
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I started out with ear plugs, Dinosaur Jr. is notoriously loud. But after the first song when they shredded into "In a Jar" I yanked them out to go full ear bleed. I regret that now.
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Poor Grashly™ didn't have earplugs. I got a message Tuesday morning from Grant. "My ears are still fucked." Welcome Tinnitus.
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J. Mascis scorching everyone's faces off with blistering and ear stabbing guitar solos that make your dick vibrate and your eyes wanna pop out of your head.
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Murph and Lou also shredding at a very high velocity.
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He's like a slow moving expressionless Koala Bear that secretly rips at guitar.
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Backstage hook-ups!
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The secretive O, who has been getting me backstage since I was a wee lad. Thanks O!
Posted December 13th, 2011
Disneyland in the rain? I guess I never think about theme parks in the rain.

I saw My Bloody Valentine in 2008....my ears were fucked for two weeks.
Posted By: Robert on December 13th, 2011 at 09:11PM PST
ps Lou Barlow fucking rules.
Posted By: Robert on December 13th, 2011 at 09:15PM PST
thanks Ed this is so rad I'm missing Dinosaur Jr. tonight but getting to live vicareously through your blog post was really great
Posted By: jeff halleran on December 13th, 2011 at 10:34PM PST
dang I wanna go to Disney land!
It's so cool how Spanky posed for that Dinosaur Jr. album cover! lol jk

Speaking of massages, my girlfriend is going to school for massage therapy, it's pretty rad.

@Robert I love My Bloody Valentine, their like one of my all time favs!
Posted By: Josiah on December 13th, 2011 at 11:05PM PST
Holy shit.
You know, people plan on coming to Disneyland that are coming from over seas and have to plan for days, and ask their boss for time off. and make sure they have the money, place to sleep,etc etc. but damn, in your effing shower during that moment of the day where you don't want to leave the spray of warm water but have to anyway since I guess you're "supposed to do stuff" with your day. you just decided to go to Disneyland

Monday was the day Christmas break started for me!
YOU'RE WRONG!!!!!
just kidding. it's more like Winter Break. I don't want my boss to find out. more hours.
Hopefully she's not a loyal pawn.

Holy shit. Rollins. man. This year you've seen OFF! perform, John Lydon, Some dude from Fugazi(excuse my minimal fandom) at your NYC show. all these Punk legends and shit. god. damn.

Koala bear?
he's gonna read that, and not want you to take photos of him. jk. His interview with Jake Phelps wasn't that good.

Still keep scrolling up at that Rollins photo
"SCREEEEEEEAM....in you're EEEEAR"
The other day I thought of Rollins trying to make a decision, like what to wear or maybe for humor choosing Ice Cream at an Ice cream truck with the song "Can't Decide"

Totally captured a photo of Mascis getting into his music, then putting a caption with a link to a thread about vibrating dicks.
lawl
Why I visit here everyday

Then you proceed to sockbomb him.
You didn't hook him up with any socks?
Or convince him that Alien Workshop's socks look like shit?
yeah,Andy Warhol...yadda yadda..big shit.

Oh yeah, you saw some Pettibon art the other day too.
hahah.
what kind of phone does J Mascis have?

Where's Chavo Pederast?
Jello?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 13th, 2011 at 11:27PM PST
This is cool.
full show.

LISTEN TO
THE GERMS
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 13th, 2011 at 11:31PM PST
http://youtu.be/mF1cOAo7NLU
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 13th, 2011 at 11:31PM PST
@Josiah They're one of my favorites too. When they got back together they toured and they were supposed to be finishing their album that they started in the 90's, but then they just disappeared. I hope they come around again.
Posted By: Robert on December 14th, 2011 at 09:53AM PST
i have tinnitus. i was looking at the description/symptoms on webmd the other day. I also have acute "trench mounth." actually i just have mild gingivitis.
Posted By: vinny on December 14th, 2011 at 03:59PM PST
disneyland vs. dinosaur jr.

old guy rock and roll vs an old (dead) guy's crazy ideas

reCAPTCHA: generation venvin
Posted By: vinny on December 14th, 2011 at 04:00PM PST
Ya I love that band, their album Loveless is so good, like seriously every song. :D

Everytime I'm in public taking pics of my sect socks, people always chuckle and get weirded out, luckily my feet don't smell that bad.

Workshop is all about Warhol.


@Vinny so you have athletes foot? I've had that before.

@ jgonz dont forget to Myspace me! Lol
Posted By: Josiah on December 14th, 2011 at 04:09PM PST
People say Disney works for the devil, as if the devil were real.
Everyone knows the devil doesn't have a real job.
Posted By: Josiah on December 14th, 2011 at 04:13PM PST
Sucks Vinny. Tinnitus is no joke,
I had it too. For 2 or 3 years. Happend after a concert.
Woke up the other day with this penetrating high frequent sound
in my left ear.Stayed for years. First months were pretty heavy and
nerve wrecking, then it got easier.
I still have it but don´t pay attention to it anymore.
Only way to help yourself out of it is trying to focus on other things/sounds.

It´s funny or paradox how people are afraid of smoking and other health wrecking issues and then go to a slayer show without ear protection.
Tinnitus is nothing to fuck with, it kinda changed my life.I´m much more aware of the risks of heavy noise now, then back in my teenage years.

So please protect your ears.Sucks if you´re not able to enjoy your music
at full volume anymore, also there are some frequences I´m not really
able to hear anymore.
Posted By: S on December 14th, 2011 at 04:21PM PST
fuckin awesome!!...were you not serious about Henry looking good? dude looks like he's 79 years old.

the devil went down to Georgia
Posted By: lunch on December 14th, 2011 at 04:29PM PST
lol@ Josiah's Spanky comment

I love taking the sock pics out in public, 'cause I totally look like a psycho. I had to climb into the weirdest position to get that Stromtrooper with flowers pic. It was on some sign about shoulder high and I managed to get a foot into some metal part, hang on with one hand, lift my shoeless foot up to the sticker and get the camera pointed in the right direction all before I went in to work.
Posted By: lunch on December 14th, 2011 at 08:04PM PST
Guys. I'm sad
Wal Mart is opening in my town.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on December 15th, 2011 at 09:47AM PST
It's gonna fuck up the local businesses! Boycott it!
Posted By: ed on December 15th, 2011 at 09:58AM PST
Saw Dino Jr. in L.A. Best time I've ever seen them. No O, though. He was playing in San Jose.
Posted By: Dave Naz on December 24th, 2011 at 01:18PM PST
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