RIP Steve Jobs, 400th Video, & 500 Subscribers

If you can’t see the above video, click here.

 

In this mobile video, I talk about the death of Steve Jobs, an update for the auditions for Love Hina Abridged, celebrating my 400th video as well as my 500th subscriber, difficulty in applying for YouTube Partnership, transferring my copyrighted stuff onto my secondary channel, my AdSense account being banned, the benefits of being a YouTube Partner, and buying a Gorillapod tripod for my camera.

 

Thanks again for all your support! I look forward to making Partner and making more videos in the future!

 

TheAndySan

You Wanted MoAr!! You Got MoAr!!! Here's MoAr Eights And Aces Vids!!!!1

Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan hurr with a brief update.

Jon and I went to Eights and Aces‘ recent practice session and made some new vids. Here are the vids from Eights and Aces‘ July 5th 2008 practice session. Enjoy!

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Low

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Perfect Situation

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Pork and Beans

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Closing Time

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Cumbersome

Eights and Aces – Practice Session 7-05-2008 – Wankfest 2008

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 46 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 18 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!

Praise The Autonomous Action Unit!! Praise It!!!1

Happy Independence Day to my American audience, it’s TheAndySan here after a bike ride into town.

I did my usual biking around town and walked around the Freedom Days festival/picnic. The only kinda-interesting thing there besides the food that I had no money for was the band that was playing. They’re called Sierra Shame and they’re some country rock band. They’re a lot better than the bands that I’ve seen before at Freedom Days, but I don’t find them to be interesting.

In other news, here’s a review I submitted to Musician’s Friend for my D’Addario Chromes Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings:

Hey guys, my name is TheAndySan and I’ve gotta tell you about the D’Addario Chrome strings.

I’m the kind of guy who’s always experimenting with his gear to find different tonal possibilities.

I was recommended these strings by my local music store and decided to give them a shot. Boy, they are a-freaking-mazing!

No more string sliding noise so your slides are super-quiet. Their darker tone is perfect for pretty much any style of music ranging from heavy metal to jazz. I find that they’re best for beefing up treble-happy pickups.

These are my strings of choice!! I dare you to find better & cheaper flatwound strings than these!!

Also in other news, Jon and I will be kicking out the jams with Eights and Aces early in the morn’ tomorrow at 9. I can’t wait!!

Well, I’m gonna go celebrate the 4th of July by playing my guitar. Enjoy yourselves!

TheAndySan

P.S: Here’s the Autonomous Action Unit, now PRAISE IT FOR IT GAVE YOU YOUR FREEDOM!!!1:

PRAISE IT!!!1

Has It Really Been Four Years?

July 3rd, 2004: It was a day that forever changed my life. It was the day that my dad passed away. As corny as it sounds, I remember it like it was yesterday.

It was a Saturday morning and I was on my way to the local trading card shop to play in a Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament entitled The King of Games Tournament. As I was walking out the door, the phone rang. I thought that it was Eriopolis, who organized the tournament, calling about something so I went back inside. My mom picked up the phone before I could and was told the devastating news by one of my cousins: my dad had passed away in transit to a rehabilitation center. I quickly called Eriopolis and told him that I wouldn’t be in the tournament today.

We drove to Dad’s house, which was also Grandma’s house at the time, and met up with everyone to figure out what had happened. We knew beforehand that Dad was in the hospital and that he was dying. We were told that he would go to a rehabilitation center so that he could die without all the hussle and bussle of a hospital. We were waiting for him to go there so we could visit him and begin to heal our relationship with him.

You see, two years prior to his death, my bro Jon wrote him a letter saying that we didn’t want to see him until he stopped drinking when we were visiting him. We were sick and tired of him always passed out on his chair and we couldn’t spend any quality time with him. We used to do things with him all the time when we were over there. It may not have been extravegant, but it meant the world to us. Dad would record  DragonBall-Z throughout the week (keep in mind that this was back when Toonami was in its prime) and we’d watch it together. We developed a theory about time travel from watching the Cell Sagas that I callled the Tree Theory. The Tree Theory states that reality is split whenever someone makes a decision. That split is called a branch. As a result of the branch existing, it can grow new branches from itself. If someone were to go back in time and change events, they would be adding and subtracting branches from The Tree.

All we wanted was for our dad to spend time with us. We didn’t need for him to spend loads of money on us or anything like that. My fondest memories are of us doing things together that cost us pretty much nothing. Sure, we’ve spent many a dollar and good time eating Little Caeser’s pizza, Dad’s home-grilled steak, or just pizza rolls.

I miss him. I wish that I could drive in my truck to his house or just call him and talk to him about whatever I wanted, just like I used to do. But I can’t. He’s gone, and no amount of wanting him is gonna bring him back.

In some aspects, I am glad that he died. If he were still alive, I don’t know for certain if I or Jon would be as dedicated to playing guitar as we are. I’m positive that I would try to learn to play guitar once I saw Travis’ Zakk Wylde Les Paul at McDonald’s. Who knows? Learning to play guitar from Dad could have been the thing that would have brought us back together after spending two years apart.

To be honest though, I do believe that it has reconnected us. It has opened up our creativity and allowed us to bond even from beyond the grave. While the artist may only live for a short time, the music lives forever. This I believe.

Happy 4th Deathday, Dad!

From your loving son with all of his heart,

Andy

Top Ten Things You Can't Do With Your Dead Dad On Father's Day.

Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan hurr with another quickie post.

If you couldn’t tell by the redunk-yo-mamma-liss title, this post is about the Top Ten Things You Can’t Do With Your Dead Dad On Father’s Day (copy-pasted for teh win). Before we begin, for some of my new viewers, this is obviously not meant to be taken seriously. Coming from someone who lost their father, I know it can be a rough experience. That aside, here we go:

10 – Walks on the beach.

Sun + salt water + seagulls = x eternally haunted children, where x = the number of children your dad had. Gotta love math humor!

9 – Picnics on a grassy knoll.

Okay, so maybe you can pull this one off if Pops was buried in a hill. Just don’t pass him the Worcestershire sauce!

8 – Shopping.

Whether it’s trying on a fancy new set of threads or picking out the right steak to throw on the grill, your Dearly Departed Daddy’s gonna attract a lot of unwanted attention. Best to do the shopping beforehand.

7 – Backyard BBQs.

Speaking of throwing meat on the grill, Perished Papa’s not gonna have much of an appetite this Father’s Day. Unless you’re grilling brains.

6 – Car rides around scenic places.

With gas prices rising stupidly high, it’s best to keep your deceased dad local. Even though he could use some fresh air.

5 – Camping.

Bears. ‘Nuff said.

4 – Go to the local bar.

Getting your dead dad a nice, cold brewski after he’s bitten the big one sounds like a good idea, right? Well, his rotten liver disagrees.

3 – Watch a movie at the theater.

Watching Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull seems like quality father-child bonding time. However, your festering father is more worried about his sinking-in skull.

2 – Surprise Mom with a present.

It’s a twist that’ll make even M. Night Shyamalan proud. It’s Father’s Day and Mom’s getting something?! Wow-wii!!!1 Honestly, I think she’ll be more surprised that your Decaying Dad’s around than any set of diamond earrings you’ll ever get her.

And the Number-One Thing You Can’t Do With Your Dead Dad On Father’s Day is…

1 – Say you’re sorry for all the crap you’ve given to him during his lifetime. What a twist!! Yeah, Putrid Pops won’t have much of an ear for those kinds of things so don’t even bother. As a matter of fact, he won’t have much of an ear at all.

Well, there you have it. The Top Ten Things You Can’t Do With Your Dead Dad On Father’s Day. This is TheAndySan signing off. Stay classy, always

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 22 days since www.theandysan.com has been up. I’ve also added some social bookmarking site buttons so if any of you guys use Digg, Reddit, etc., you can submit my stuff to them.

Sittin' Pretty at 2,132 Daily Views!!

Good evening, it’s the Andy-San here waiting in my Al Bundies (that’s my underwear. Hello ladies!!) for my laundry to get clean & dry. Even my backup pants are in there, so lameness.

I’ve received not only my highest amount of daily views at 2,132, but a lot of comments as well. If you guys have a question or a comment, please feel free to do so. Just try not to make comments like, “ur blog sux a$$!! I h0pe u diee!!”, that’s all I ask. It’s not that I can’t take criticism, far from it. It’s just annoying is all. If you think my blog sux a$$, then tell me in a constructive manner. Just remember, use your words; they’re there for a reason.

Some of you have suggested that I put up more pictures of myself among other things to, literally, illustrate what I’m talking about. I’m definitely down with putting up moAr pics of me cuz I do love me lol! However, my camera’s being a tool and not the kind that’s usable. I’ll get back to this subject here in a bit.

In one of my comments, Groverfan suggested that I do blogs or have a section of my daily blog for my personal history. I think that this is a grate idea! I need to get it organized and it’ll be up and running. Look forward to it!

Work today was boring again. They stuck me on paystation, which is the area that runs the self-checkouts. During the weekend, the whole place is packed and I’m kept busy. During the week, however, it’s dead as hell with occasional spirts of customers. You also get a lot of people who don’t know how to work the self-checkout and do stupid things. Things like trying to scan big-ass boxes, 24-packs of water, and flowers (my arch-nemesis at Wally World. Grr…).

There’s also a very large amount of people who buy certain items that require me to ID them that are not booze and/or smokes. Items like super glue, spray paint, paint balls, Headshot energy shots, diet pills, male enhancement pills (I had two incidents, both were women buying the shit and boy were they embarrassed when I carded them!!), paint thinners, Tylenol, the list just goes on! I do agree with Wal-Mart in that the abuse of these products should be handled within the best of our ability. However, I think that it’s also our responsibility to properly inform the customers that they will need to present their ID if they want to buy these products. We do it for booze and smokes so why not everything else we card for? I put that in the suggestion box and if my suggestion gets picked as the best, I get an extra $25 on my paycheck! Go me!!

I also got my mom an early Mother’s Day present: 2 boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for the fridge and freezer. Sure it’s not jewelry or flowers or a card, but I totally thought of her when I saw them. Happy Early Mother’s Day, Mom! Due to the accident, she gets that day off so I guess the accident’s not all bad.

Well, I’m gonna put my wash in the dryer (good-night, ladies!!) so I’ll see ya when I look at ya! ‘Night!

Andy-San

P.S: Remember when I said I’ll get back to the subject of pics and vlogs? Well, I’ll be getting my Paypal account squared away later on today and I’ll put up a donation button. So if anyone would like to donate, you’re more than welcome to (liek zOMG, theandysan has become an Internets panhandler!!!1). The donation button won’t go away when I get a camera, but getting the camera via my blog would be most interesting. Most interesting indeed.