While I visited my friends, I found a clip from Eights and Aces’ 7-12-2008 practice session that didn’t get put on the main video. I don’t know exactly why, but it’s probably because I didn’t have proper video editing software.
Here is Eights and Aces doing their Intro Jam:
You might have recognized that this is similar to what they did way back in their first video:
It’s a little different, but I liked their “new” intro jam a bit better just because they’re so much better as players in that video. Watching all these videos makes me wish that Eights and Aces would kick out the jams again! I can’t wait for summer when everyone comes back from college!!
…and it’s f’n huge!!! Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan here with another quick update.
I’ve added a little bit to The History of TheAndySan so be sure to check it out.
As the title says, I visited the new Menards that opened up in my area and it’s wayyyyy bigger than Wal-Mart. It’s like comparing the old Wal-Mart to the Super Wal-Mart. Unfortunatly, Billy, my former manager at Toxic Hell, works there…Awkward Turtle…
Kinda in other news, I bought the new issue of Rolling Stone and it has the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time in it. No, Stairway To Heaven isn’t number 1. Neither is anything by Hendrix. *l33t soiler* It’s Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode *end of l33t soiler*
I’m really f’n poor right now. All I have is $10 in my wallet. I seriously can’t wait to get paid on Thursday!!
Well, I’m gonna go now so I’ll see you guys around. I’ll end this with a video almost completely devoid of guitar. It’s Miami Sound Machine’s Dr. Beat! Enjoy!!:
What’s the haps, it’s TheAndySan hurr with a quick post.
I just posted a question for my numba-juan guitar idol, Marty Friedman aka Heavy Metal-san. Here is what I posted on his site’s Contact Form:
Subject: It’s About Anime.
Hey Marty! I’ve been playing guitar for about 3 years now and you’ve always been a consistant source of inspiration for me as a musician and as a guitar player. Everyone else can have their Jimmys and their Jimis, but if I were stuck on a Desert Island (Cacophony reference), all I need is your work on Rock Fujiyama, your solo albums, the Cacophony albums, and of course the Megadeth albums (Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction especially) and I’d die a happy man.
My question to you is this: have you ever performed or are considering performing an anime opening or ending theme? One of the first artists that got me into Japanese music was The Pillows and they pretty much did the entire soundtrack for FLCL!
Everyone except for my dorkiest of friends thinks I’m crazy for liking this kind of music, but I insist on listening to it because of the uncanny amount of beautiful melodies in the songs. You were the one who showed me that you could like even the hokiest music in the world and turn it into something really rockin’! I sincerely thank you for this!! It has opened me up as a musician, a player, and as a listener of music! Thank-you so much for what you have done!!
Well, I’m gonna eat ‘cuz I’m hungry. I’m ending this post with a vid from Mr. Heavy Metal himself doing Last September from his album True Obsessions. Later daze!
Whuzzz goin’ on, nuggaz?!! It’s TheAndySan in da house!!!
I just got back from my “meeting” at Wal-Mart. I was horribly late and was ready to apologize when I walked in the door. I clocked in and went into the break room where the meeting was suppose to be held. There was only a couple people in there and I asked a manager, who was there, what happened to the meeting. She said that the meeting was cancelled due to loss of power prior to my arrival. So I was kinda bummed since I drove all the way out there to be on the clock for only 3 minutes. I went to clock out, but the time-clock said that I had to be on the clock for at least 30 minutes before I could clock out. Reading these words, I felt like I was essentially handed the keys to the kingdom. I could do whatever I felt like for at least a half-hour. I waltzed around Wal-Mart, read a book, listened to music, played Guitar Hero and sucked big time (but that’s irrelevant since I got paid for sucking, lol), and enjoyed getting paid screwing around Wal-Mart for an hour and 10 or so minutes. I might get in trouble for doing that, but hey, I was scheduled to be there for an hour, they cancelled the meeting without notifying me, and I couldn’t clock out for at least a half-hour even if I wanted to. At least this way, they paid for the gas I used to get there. I could have totally milked it and stayed there for hours, but I was scheduled for an hour so I figure staying for an hour was fair enough. Was my actions justified or should I have gotten a manager to clock me out? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!
In other news, I attended the first practice session of the summer of Eights and Aces. They were pretty rusty, but I have definitely noticed some improvements. Ben is much more confident in his lead playing as far as he’s not as locked in his scale boxes as much as he was before. Goofy has improved the most. He’s loads moAr confident when he sings, is tons moAr energetic, and adds moAr of his own little mannerisms into the songs. As for the other guys, they were pretty good too. Tylor’s not as crappy as he was before lol, Cody’s insanely short learning curve is still alive and well, and Dan’s still a good drummer. Dan’s drumming doesn’t blow my mind, but he can at least hold a steady beat so it’s all good. I recorded a couple of their songs, which contributed to my tardiness at Wal-Mart, and although they need to work off some very large chunks of rust, like I said, I think they’ll be all right.
I think I already told you guys that my Adsense account has exceeded $100, right? I did? Okay then. Oh yeah, and the other ad service I use, Kontera, has given me $12 on the nose. *honk-honk* Hollaaaaa!!!1 I think I’m gonna use my first checks from Adsense and Kontera to by me a bass and bass amp. Ideally, if I get enough, I’m gonna buy that sw33t Yamaha bass with the Kahler bass tremolo up at the music store in Lima and one of my dad’s Fender Silverface Bassmans. The kind that he has run for around $800 for both the head and cabinet. Since the speakers are shot, I’m gonna offer my aunt $600 for it since it’ll cost a little over $100 for each speaker. It’s a 2×15 cabinet and a 50-watt head by the way.
Well, I’m gonna see if the fellas wanna do something so I’m outta this bizsnatch! Buh-bye! I’m ending this post with a clip of my all-time favorite solo. Here’s Robbie McIntosh fucking yo’ mamma’s couch with an outro solo to Things We Said Today circa 1990. It starts at 3:33 and ends at 5:08:
P.S: It’s been 1,517 days since I had a web site. Yeah, you’re probably tired of me saying that so I’ll probably stop soon.
Hey guys, it’s theAndySan hurr after a longish day of work that went by in the blink of an eye.
I just checked my AdSense account and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Since I started this site on May 21st of 2008, I’ve earned a little over $100. That’s amazing!!!1 This also means that I can receive a payment from Google for putting up their ads on my site. Pretty friggin’ sweet if I do say so myself!! And the really awesome thing is that the month’s essentially just beginning!! It’s only up from here, guys!! I’m not gonna quit my job at Wal-Mart just yet, but if this keeps up, I think I might.
In other news, our band finally has a name: Rust. I really wanted it to be EchoRust, but I couldn’t find any bands just called Rust on MySpace so Rust we are!! I’ve also put up our MySpace page as well. Once we get our shit together, I’ll post videos and songs. Check it out at www.myspace.com/rustisaband!!! Also be sure to check out Eights and Aces’ MySpace page at www.myspace.com/eightsandaces. Speaking of Eights and Aces, tomorrow I’m gonna be at their first band practice since last year. I can’t wait!!
Well, I’m gonna watch some Kanokon. I leave you with perhaps the best Gary Moore solo I’ve ever heard. It’s also up there with one of my favorite solos of all time, and that’s saying something! Here it is, the ending solo to Empty Rooms:
OMG, it’s TheAndySan back from the Great White cancer benefit concert.
The first band up was teays vein. I’ve never heard of them, but they were pretty darn good. The drummer was better than all of them combined and totally outshined them. The vocalist was excellent. The bass player was-a rockin’. The guitarist was…meh. He had 2 bitchin’ Paul Reed Smiths, but he was really low-key. After they were done, we all met them, Jon bought their CD, we all got temporary tattoos of their logo, and chatted for a bit.
After what seemed like forever, Great White got on the stage and they were FUCKIN’ ON!!!1 I mean from start to finish, FLAWLESS!! Backing up a bit, before the doors even opened, we hung out with this very nice couple from Cincinnati. They hooked us up the fat. At the end of the show, we got autographed guitar picks, autographed drumsticks, used guitar picks, and the setlist. Fuckin’ A!!! Oh yeah, and I got the last pick of the night. That’s right, be jealous.
OMG, I’m so fuckin’ psyched man!!!1 Well, I’m gonna get off and eat something before I go to bed. Thank-you and good-night!
P.S: It’s been 1,516 days since I had a website. Also, I’ve finally finalized my AdSense so I can receive payments now. Sv33t! As of tonight, I’m up to almost $90. That’s in-freaking-sane!!!1 Thanks to everyone who made that possible!!!
Mornin’, it’s TheAndySan hurr with some awesome news.
Eriopolis has qualified for regionals in Magic: The Gathering. Right now, my boy E-Dub is in Columbus taking on the best in Ohio. I’m so fucking proud of him, even if he comes home with a big goose egg for victories!! We’re all rooting for you E!!!1
Lately, I’ve been hooked on When The Sun Sleeps by Underoath. I don’t like the screaming at all, but the actual singing parts are totally worth enduring the screams. Give it a whirl on the ol’ dusty CD player!
In other news, I’m gonna be seeing Great White tonight at their cancer benefit concert. I’m totally stoked for this, guys!!
Also in other news, I’ve created Eights and Aces MySpace page. I’ll be in charge of it so when they start doing live shows, I’ll put up videos as well as songs. Check it out at http://www.myspace.com/eightsandaces!!
I seriously can’t wait until I get my external hard drive up and running again. Those data recovery services are f’n expensive though. However, considering how much money I’m pulling in with this site, it might not be too much longer til it’s fixed. Data Recovery: I Needs It.
Well, I’m gonna watch some To Love-Ru so I’ll post after the Great White concert. Later days!