Friday, May 29, 2009

The Harsh Reality.....

I am posting this song specifically for two friends of mine from Virginia. (as a matter of fact they maybe a few more than two but these two I have known for longer than I can remember and I have run out of ways to get through to them.) I will not say who but if they happen to come here and listen and read the lyrics to it, they will know it is for them. The heart of it is this, they are both in relationships that they should not be in and they both know it. It is not me who is singing this to them but I know out there is a guy who really wants to say this to each of you, a guy who is so much better than who you are with now, and you both know I am right. Get your shit together and get out of the situation you are in. Do what ever it takes. If not, don't complain to me later about you wasted your life. Sorry to be so harsh but I don't know what else I can do.

Blue morning, blue morning,
Wrapped in strands of fist and bone
Curosity, Kitten,
Doesn't have to mean you're on your own
You can look outside your window,
He doesn't have to know
We can talk a while, baby,
We can take it nice and slow

All your life,
Is such a shame, shame, shame
All your love,
Is just a dream, dream, dream

Are you happy where you're sleeping?
Does he keep you safe and warm?
Does he tell you when youre sorry?
Does he tell when youre wrong?
Well I've been watching you for hours
It's been years since we were born
We were perfect when we started,
I've been wondering where we've gone

All your life,
Is such a shame, shame, shame
All your love,
Is just dream, dream, dream

Well I dreamt I saw you walking,
Up a hillside in the snow
Casting shadows on the winter sky,
As you stood there, counting crows

One for sorrow, two for joy,
Three for girls, and four for boys,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret, never to be told

There's a bird that nests inside you,
Sleeping underneath your skin
Yeah, when you open up your wings to speak,
I wish you'd let me in

All your life,
Is such a shame, shame, shame
All your love,
Is just a dream, dream, dream
Open up your eyes,
You can see the flames, flames, flames
Of your wasted life
You should be ashamed

You don't wanna waste your life, baby
You don't wanna waste your life, now, darling
You don't wanna waste your life, baby
You don't wanna waste your life, now, darling
You don't wanna waste your life, baby
I said you don't wanna waste your life, now, darling
You don't wanna waste your life, now, baby
You don't wanna, you dont wanna waste your life, now, darling

Change, change, change
Change, change, change
Change, change, change

I walk along these hillsides in the summer, 'neath the sunshine
I am feathered by the moonlight, falling down on me
I said I walk along these hillsides in the summer, 'neath the sunshine
I am feathered by the moonlight, falling down on me
I said I will walk along these hillsides in the summer, 'neath the sunshine
I am feathered by the moonlight, falling down on me
I said I will walk along these hillsides in the summer, 'neath the sunshine
I am feathered by the moonlight

Change, change, change
Change, change, change, yeah
Change, change, change
Oh, change, change
Oh, change, change, change
Whoa, change, change, change
Change, change,
change, change,
change, change,
change, change, change

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Complete Raleigh Set List

I can't stop watching the "Driving Song" video so I just downloaded the whole show just so I could hear the rest of the song because the video stops after ten minutes and there is another 10 minutes that they continue to jam.

One of the great things anout Panic is they offer their shows for they fans to purchase. You can also get one of the many bootleg versions for free of the net, which the band have no problem with but for 10 bucks a show I get a sound board recording.

And this a "sick" set list. I am so jealous of Jake and Char who where at the shows that weekend.

If you are new to Widespread Panic and would like a recommendation for 3 shows to download, this is the first I would recommend. The next is Washington DC Show from April 6th 2007 and the 2005/6 New Years Eve show from Atlanta. That was my first show and blew me away. The DC show is still my favorite set list ever.


Widespread Panic
4/26/08 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC

Click below to preview tracks from this show


I Have Insomnia and I Don't Care

I am in such a great mood, I don't care if I don't get to sleep tonight. My muse (Ann Marie Callhoun - from the video below, that violin gets my brain all kinds of worked up to write. I am watching it over and over again) has returned with a vengeance and I feel the need to write something. I have no idea what is about to be written but I am as excited as you are, with the anticipation of such words that they flow like the sap of the maple trees in spring. (verbal bullshit, just for fun :) hey, the spirt moves in all things.)

So why don't I care that I can't sleep? Simple I am way to happy to want to sleep. I had a great day today. I got a lot of things done I have been wanting to do but kept putting off for other more pressing matters. (I know, what pressing matters do I deal with? Well, plenty Mister! at least they are to me) Then to top things off I had two great classes tonight the second being better than the first. I am not sure if it was the caffeine from the Dr. Pepper at 5pm to start the class or what but I "En Fuego" tonight. (At least until right after class, and for some reason I dropped the ball, but rest assured I picked it back up and got my head back in the game soon afterwards and finished the night strong.) I took the easier route this evening after dropping the ball but that is nether here nor there. The night is over and nothing can take away from it now. Plain and simple, super day, I hope for the same tomorrow and everyday forward.

So it is not the verbal Picasso I was attempting to paint but it conveys the feeling I wanted to share and that, for me, is enough. And for you, I leave you with this. If you are the one person who also feels great, I am happy. If not, I still thank you, because enough of you come visit me everyday I feel I do owe you at least something new to read every now and again.

I also wrote something earlier tonight that I had never written and never expressed but had always felt and I think it is important enough to continue writing a bit longer. this: Truth Feeds Love
Think about for a bit. Now try and live it. I could continue writing but I won't because I want you to deal with those three words on your own without my own judgements to cloud yours. I hope they will make a difference for someone.

(Total time to write 37 min or 4 viewings of "Driving Song" from below)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thanks Doc

A quick shout out to my friend Don Cash for his layout advice. Doc, as you can see you were correct, I think it looks much better. It is amazing what one little line of code will do to the look. Keep the ideas coming, I need all the help I can get. Most of you might never notice but if you think you know what Don told me to change, put it in the comments, you could win a prize. (Doc, no hints please)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back To Kremnica :)

I will be going back to Kremnica this weekend. I can't wait, even with a weather forecast calling for cooler temperatures and rain all weekend, I don't care. This means most likely I will not take many photos this weekend but you never know, it is still early and the forecast can and does change. A positive outlook is always better than a negative one. (That's Today's Lesson - so learn it, live it, love it.)

Currently watching this as I am writing. (She is my Muse today)
Hit the HQ button then Full Screen for the full effect.
I think my Friends Jacob and Char where at this show but I am not positive. (Jake - Comment Please)

So back to writing. My plan is to speak with a few locals my friend Joey knows in Kremnica about finding a cottage for me to buy in the area. I figured out the feeling of the place and I now know why I love the area so much. It has the same positive energy I feel when I am at camp and a few other select places around the globe. It is a quick two and a half hour drive, 15 minutes less if you time it right to avoid the "Rush Hour" (/sarcasm) of Bratislava, Nitra and other bottle necks on the road. The terrain and climate is very similar to Vermont or New Hampshire which I think it appeals to me so much. The town itself is very pretty, especially at night, at least for me. There is a ski mountain less than 15 minutes away for winter fun, the large natural mineral springs feed pools around the area open up to beat the heat in the summer. A few in the area are thermal spa's so year around relaxing in the pools if you want.

According to Martina the cottage is a mess because everything had to be moved in order for Joey to lay the tile floor last weekend. So first order of business will be cleaning but after that it's time to relax. I will keep you updated, well as updated as is normal for me. There is order in chaos.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Facebook - A Necessary Evil

It kills me because I hate the new layout so much. But the truth is, everyone I know has moved to using Facebook for instant messages, so if I want to be able to stay in contact with certain friends I have to use Facebook chat. The one thing I have been able to do is use Digsby as a IM client on my PC that lets me login to Facebook chat without having to go onto Facebook's page. (Now I have setup lists and things but it is the layout more than anything that has driven me away with such fear and loathing.) But because of this people still think I am on Facebook all the time I still get requests and other crap I don't care about. But for some it is the only way they know how to contact me. The best way is always come here and look on the right side of the page for the Digsby Client and see if I am available to chat. I try and keep my status current so you know when I really am in front of the computer.

On the positive side, Facebook is a great contact book. And that's all I am going to say about that.

Of course most of you came here because of my status update on Facebook, yeah sorry about the obvious hypocrisy involved, but a necessary evil I guess.

Enjoy and Bookmark the page for an easy return. New changes coming soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So Let Me Catch You Up, Sort of.....

Sorry for the lack of posts lately but I have been busy the last few weeks with teaching and spending the last 2 weekends in Kremnica. I have a slideshow done but I am having some upload issues with it that I am working on now. YouTube is being a pain about the music in it (sure it is copy-written music but what about fair use?) so I am trying a few other sites to see which will give me the best quality.

Kremnica - What can I say except I love hanging out in the cottage with everyone. Over the 13 days I have spent 7 in Kremnica just chillin', eating, smoking, chatting, drinking, shooting photos and spending time with some super friends. My friends Martina and Joey's cottage is (my Muse has left me and I am lacking the words to even begin to describe the energy about the place and the people I get to spend time with. I am about to try an old trick to see if I can summon her back. Until then I got the video to upload so enjoy.)

Amsterdam Slideshow

Friday, May 15, 2009

Back to Kremnica for the Weekend

So I will be offline for a few days.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Am Back From A Great Weekend!

I had such a great time hanging out with old friends and making new ones this weekend. I would like to thank Joey and Martina for having me this weekend. I took about 400 photos and will post some of the good ones when I get a chance. I also have an idea for a post about: Perception is it in fact, reality? But more on that later. Time to eat while the photos load in to my laptop.

More stuff soon, I promise.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I Am Dropping Off the Grid For 3 Days

I am spending the weekend in Kremnica with friends and will have no power or internet until I return home Sunday. I should have some nice photos to share when I return.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sean is tired and going to take a nap.

Some New Features

I have added a live chat feature to the blog, now you can chastise me in real time for not updating often enough. I am also going to add a online poll feature again. But I am checking into which service I want to use. Also it is time for me to update the look of the blog. So I am asking for your input, let me know changes you would like to see. Or if you have a site you like already send me the link, if I like it I will steal it for my page, that's the great thing about the net.

If you are going to use the chat please change your nickname so I know who I am chatting with.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Don't Just Color Outside the Lines...

In fact don't accept the coloring book that was given to you. With it you will always feel like you have to color inside the lines. Do the smart thing find a blank coloring book and define your own lines, that is how dreams come true. Plus it is more fun to look at. (for those with a lower than average IQ, Coloring book = your life.)

P.S. For those in the know, I have pulled that batteries on the clock again and don't plan on returning them for a few days. ;) It's springtime and maybe "the bean" will grow again.

If that P.S. made no sense to you, don't worry it is a very targeted message.