Saturday, June 30, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Home? Again?

I'm tired. Really tired. My face is about to fall onto this keyboard tired.

Don't get me wrong, I got a full nights sleep last night. Something on the range of 8 hours. So I'm not that kind of tired. I'm just tired of bullshit, stress, love and life in general.

As some of you may know already, my father is retiring from the military, and is currently seeking employment. There have been some interviews and query's from mulitiple companies from around the country and around the globe. Right now, I have no idea where the heck I'm going to be in 4 months. All I know is I get to leave California, and hopefully never return. So much about this place has pissed me off every damn day. Peoples driving habits, people's life habits, the Linda Wal-Mart (where every ignorant, drug using, ugly bitch goes to bitch at the understaffed cashiers), and how far everything related to my usual city life is so fucking far away. And yet...

...it's home. I've found a small group of friends that I can hang out with on a Thursday night. There's multiple drivers roads all with in a couple hours of here. The vineyard and Pert's in Shingle Springs. Yuba College (where I acctually did pretty damn good, all concidering), and the wide open fields of rice and bovine. I hate to say it, but this place is home.

I'm leaving here for a month. Kind of excited, and little apprehencive. Two weeks in Virginia Beach, moving in Miss Ataxia. She got a new phone yesterday when she got there. New area code and a different provider. When I found out, I sunk into a depression. Yeah, I agree it's pretty stupid thing to get worked up about, but her old phone number was the last thing that anchored her here, the last reminder that she was, for a fact, a resident of the same area that I reside is now. She seemed just a that little step closer than she really was. But no more. She's gone, and I'm left wondering what could have been.

Another two weeks plus in Michigan visiting relatives and going to anniversaries, and sitting on my ass, and moving shit around, and organizing our storage spaces. One chaoitc mess of boxes and people.

And then I come home and prepare to move to a new location with new people and new streets to conquer. Maryland, Florida, Southern California, of maybe even out of the States completely with the Republic of Korea.

My lifes a mess, I'm running around in circles and I want to get off the Marry-Go-Round.

Johnny Rumble

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Intended Audience or Wrong Fairytale?

I pulled out a cigarette and brought it to my lips.

"You smoke?" she asked.

"Only lightly, Both the sticks and the time between."

The luggage conveyer started creaking. Bags spilled out behind rubber doors. The old man spoke next.

"So much has changed about you in the few weeks since we left, Johnny. Tattoos, smoking, your hair, your whole attitude has changed..."

I grabbed my bag off the turnstile, and walked toward the parking lots. Her parents followed.

"When I first met your daughter, sir, I had a give-a-shit attitude and cared for nothing. Not even myself."

I fished through my breast pocket for my lighter.

"Slowly I started to care for her. To make sure she was all right with herself. Happy, if you will. I cared about making the most of the time we had together. Movies, dinner, shopping, driving around for the fucks of it, whatever. I need money. I began to care about my job."

The automatic doors parted ways and I flicked open my lighter.

"I worked harder, faster, longer, all to the get the bees. SLowly I grew to like her as more than a friend. I fell in love with her. My whole world changed. It seemed more tolerable. Rosy, and pleasent. She became the most important thing....person....in my world. I was happy with myself, and with her."

I paused. Inhale, hold, exhale. Smoke flowed from my nostrils. Weither they listened or not, it didn't matter. I was saying it for myself.

"When she left, my world became darker, less secure. I started a backwards slide. Back into who I was before your daughter. I got implusive tattoo's, mohawked my hair, quit my job, started smoking again. Securing the tickets out here didn't help. Talking with her only made me realize how little time we really spent together. I had returned."

Inhale, hold, exhale. I turned right into his face.

"My flight out is in two weeks. I have two weeks to become who I was with your daughter. I intend to put every goddamn second to good use."

Flicking my now stubbed stick on the dark asphalt, grinding my boot on top of it, I threw my bag in the trunk and slammed the lid down.


Johnny Rumble

If I should fall from grace with god
Where no doctor can relieve me
If I'm buried 'neath the sod
And still the angels won't receive me

Let me go boys
Let me go boys
Let me go down in the mud
Where the rivers all run dry

-Shane MacGowan

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Tons of new Sh*t

Oh where to start, where to start...

Loud Fusion finally got thier shit together I guess, because after fucking around with the music player for two weeks, all 58 songs I uploaded finally appeared. So theres new music over ----->. Take a listen, or fifty-eight.

I'll be leaving here on the 4th of July (firework displays form 30,000 feet should be interesting) to go unpack my girlfriend and her family into thier new home and slap some paint on the walls. I'm really really looking foward to that. And I'll finally get my damn Arby's fix. Fucking bastards put on all the way down in Sacramento, but still have the gall to air the commercials all the way up in Marysville. Damn you Arby's roast beef sandwich with all your beefy goodness.

Immediatly following that, I'll be flying back, and then turning around and driving to Michigan not two or three days later. Grandparents 50 wedding anniversary. Everyone has to be there. Including the Rumble boy. Damn. I'll be spending 10 days sitting on my ass in the middle of a farmer territory. This should be interesting. I'll definatly be wearing my bondage belt the whole time.

I'll be looking foward to moving away from here, even though I've kinda set up some sort of life. Possible outlooks? Maryland, Florida, Michigan, Southern California, and the Republic of Korea. Either way I've got to get my shit straight and get back to college studies. I'm thinking about going back to Michigan for my edumacation, but I'm definalty avoiding U of M. Damn them and thier screwing over of Military kids. I hope thier admin building goes up in a nuclear fireball.

Theres lots of little things, such as dead computer mice, annoying parents, annoying boss and job, but I'll absorb those things and turn into my usual anger and angst against the world and against California and its residents (Although some are cool. One-half of one-half of one-half of one percent.).

Johnny Rumble

Monday, June 18, 2007

Trav the Spazz:
Set List!

Mike and I get up to the left hand corner of the stage(from the crowds perspective) and we just watched the crew set up the ,casualties stuff which was cool enough and when they came out they had to go right past us, which I didn't foresee and thought way cool. The bouncers weren't all bad by this point and in fact there were plenty of punx on stage, it might have made security nervous and Rick and Jake Casualty appealed to the crowd- if the audiance kept off the stage the bouncers would stop obstructing the view; reasonable enough you say, but then Jorge goes and yells for a circle pit as they start the song riot.

Since Mike and I didn't want to annoy anyone we edged over to the left hand side of the stage where there was a railing, so we could still see the band. At the end of it Mike managed to get the set list from Jake Casualty, probably has it taped in the room...that reminds me I've got to put my Casualties' poster up(they gave them out when you bought stuff)

All in all the show was enjoyable, and the atmosphere(aside from security) was way way better then 9:30 club or any where else(ok maybe Jaxx is as cool, but we'll have to wait and see till another punk band comes around Jaxx again). I'd give the show a 10/10 with the ambiance and the unity really was great to see, that hey the whole unity thing isn't as much bullshit as you think.

Now if only I could learn how to play the fucking guitar already!!! non-obtainable summer project? YAY

Mike and I with Daniel Dart, of Time Again



Oi
Trav

Trav the Spazz:
Casualties Army!, Time Again! A Global Threat!

First off the drive down was hell, all day in the car, with only two stops on the way; so we decided to start off at night next time. Mike and I got down to Va Beach, found the Peppermint Beach Club, and it seemed like a nice place, no scratch that, because it was nice, and they had a dude patting people down, which I hardily approve of. We saw the last local band, which was quite good and they played streams of whiskey(always a plus).

Mike and I got some merch,(tee shirts, belt buckle, and patches) and dropped it off at the car between sets. Time Again were cool, they were all hanging by their merch table, talked with them the we went off into the crowd. and during Time Again's set the bouncers were up close to the stage, keeping people from moshing and anyone crowd surfing was thrown out. some one was sent over, and like the good little helper I am I grabbed him, when the people next to me started dropping him, I grabbed more...ended up where I was about on the ground, and then I was out the door. Apparently the bouncers tossed me out for crowd surfing though I didn't do anything. I was allowed back in, to get mike(he left his phone in the car).

We went outside, and tried to get them to let me back in, when the bouncer who threw me out, was persuaded that maybe(since I was on the ground) didn't actually do anything after all, and we promised to stay away from the stage, we were let back in.

We get back in, and Time Again played Cold Concrete, which Mike and I laughed at considering the opening line. Daniel Dart, and the others were happy I was back inside, asked if I was alright, which was nice of them. Mike said they stopped playing as we were dragged out side.
One of the casualties said something, I think it was Rick- about how it was nice that they let me in. The bouncers were ass holes, and though there was not any more incidents, the place had a good feel to it, sans bouncers, or at least they could have learned what punks do at punk shows.
So much for common courtesy.

More bout the Casualties to follow later.

Oi
Trav

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Trav the Spazz:
Alright, Graduation, check, hat check, tassle check. Conclusion? I'm done.

Yep, I graduated High School! Miracle of Miracles my GPA is a 3.065 not to bad. Since I took that extra year of math I got an advanced diploma(whatever that means). Now I'm off to school to collect my yearbook since I left it there. Im a spaz.

Now On to Radford in the fall!

I'll post more as I can, pictures to follow

Oi
Trav

Monday, June 11, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
"Jodies Got Your Girl Now"

...at least that what my boss said (jokingly) today after I nearly lost my composure. She left today. At 10:16 in the morning. According to the text message I got from her at least. Time from text recieved to tear falling down my cheek? All of 10 seconds. Reality sucks. It's 7:42 now, and I think I'm over the preleminary shock of my heart being ripped out my chest and leaving for Virgina. And that's not all she left with either. She took one of my car top carriers with her too. Hopefully, the extra space afforded will make the journey a little more comfortable for her.

She wants me to go out and visit her for her 21st birthday, but right now I'm a little apprehensive about the whole idea considering she just left in tears, and left me in tears. I don't want to go through these feelings again in 30 something days. I'm not sure it would be best for either of us, but at the same time, I love her and want to be with her, make her laugh, hold her when she cries, et. al. I'm in that bit of emotional crisis, and I'm not sure what to do. It had been nearly two years since the last one (over another girl, and a truck.), so right now I'm kinda treading water hoping for somebody to throw me a lifesaver. Wintermint, if you have it.

I'm ready to snap Cupid's neck.

Johnny Rumble

P.S. Sushi

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
New project

Just got done coding my girlfriend's own blog at her own behest. Go check it out and give me your feedback as to what you think. Laugh At The Klutz

Johnny Rumble

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Daily Moment of Zen





Johnny Rumble

Monday, June 04, 2007

Trav the Spazz:
One more week of school!

So I graduate next week. This week is all finals, and I just got my geosystems final back today, with a 106%. Hopefully the other scores will be just as good.

Oi
Trav

More to come after school

*studying i*s important

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Conversations Pt. 2

John/KWP says:
did you eer get the gum off the front headlight?
Brittany Nicole says:
totally. Yes I saw it this morning.
John/KWP says:
hehe
was a gooey mess?

Brittany Nicole says:
no not really. Peeled right off. But what was a gooey mess was the melted gummy worms that were in the back of the van that I had to peel out of the cup holder.
John/KWP says:
lmao
found those so soon?

Brittany Nicole says:
It was sooo gross. They were sticky and all gritty from the sugar.
John/KWP says:
lmao
Brittany Nicole says:
stop laughing or I'm going to do it to you.
John/KWP says:
do it to me?
sounds kinky.
lmao
at both what you said and the worms

Brittany Nicole says:
.... thanks and here I was thinking that I was going to be all stern and serious and than you laugh at me.....
John/KWP says:
it's how I face adversity...I laugh at it.
besides...*look*...you can't be serious to save your life...at least...not at me.

Brittany Nicole says:
lol shove it
John/KWP says:
where?
Brittany Nicole says:
lol
John/KWP says:
see?
Brittany Nicole says:
well I could have said where but that would have made me sad.
John/KWP says:
why would it have made you sad?
Brittany Nicole says:
cause YOU AREN'T HERE!
John/KWP says:
where wuld you have told me to shove it then?
Brittany Nicole says:
you know damn where I would have told you to shove and I'm not going to say cause my mother is in the room.
John/KWP says:
up my ass?
sorry...but it won't reach

Brittany Nicole says:
lol
John/KWP says:
so text me where you would have told me to shove it, cause I have really no idea, and I'm curious as to where.
Brittany Nicole says:
lol alright

(text message sent and recived)

John/KWP says:
*shock*
a bit...um....up there today are we?

Brittany Nicole says:
just needy and why are you shocked?
John/KWP says:
I dunno....but my jaw did drop.
*shudder*

Brittany Nicole says:
are you serious? lol and why the shudder
John/KWP says:
Yes I am, and both the thought of the message and the cold air from the Swamp Cooler
Brittany Nicole says:
lol the thought of the message made you shudder? In a good way I'm hoping?
John/KWP says:
yeah....it kind of like a...uh..."crest" but with out the cresting if you know what I mean.
your dirty.

Brittany Nicole says:
lol I am not
John/KWP says:
correction...I'm dirty.
but i can take a shower.
you....your just....dirty.




John/KWP says:
yum...ginger ale
Brittany Nicole says:
ewwww
John/KWP says:
ginger beer to be more persise.
Brittany Nicole says:
ginger beer??
John/KWP says:
yep
if you know beers you know about the differnt...shall we say, "weights" of brew.

Brittany Nicole says:
ummm....and it's already known that I don't.
John/KWP says:
well...Ales are very light, while stouts are very heavy.
Brittany Nicole says:
ok
John/KWP says:
a good ale would be a Sam Adams Summer Ale, while an excellent Stout would be a Guinness
there are weights in between, but I'm still learning.

Brittany Nicole says:
ahh I know guinness
John/KWP says:
Guinness is very heavy, very dark.
a classic Stout.

Brittany Nicole says:
thats the ONLY one that I really know.
John/KWP says:
Serria Nevada is another Ale.
very light in color and not a whole lot of robost flavors.

Brittany Nicole says:
you know without me actually seeing them and tasting them everything you are saying isn't going to stick lol
John/KWP says:
It's like comparing a very rich meaty cup of Coffee in the winter to a light and fruity Kool-aid in the summer
Brittany Nicole says:
yeah....that doesn't work all that well.
John/KWP says:
You know how in the winter you tend to want things that are warmer and heavier on flavors?
Brittany Nicole says:
yeah
John/KWP says:
while in the summer you want drinks that are light with lighter flavorings?
such as kool aid?
or Mountain Dew?

Brittany Nicole says:
yeah I suppose you're right.
John/KWP says:
it's the same thing with brews.
Ales are light, meant for summer drinking, while Stouts are heavy, meant for the long winter months.
in fact, that's the sales trends as well.

Brittany Nicole says:
than that would only help support what you just said.
John/KWP says:
exactly.
I guess if I had to compare it to soda, Your Dark root beers would be the heavy end of the spectrum while Sprite would be the Ale.

Brittany Nicole says:
ok again I'll say that makes sense.
John/KWP says:
okay.
but damn it, now I want a Guinness.
Hell...I'd almost, ALMOST take a budwieser at this point.

Brittany Nicole says:
just almost? lol
John/KWP says:
Almost.



John/KWP says:
It's satiated for now. The beast might wake up again in a week or two.
Brittany Nicole says:
a week or so =(
John/KWP says:
That would the 8th or 9th.
Brittany Nicole says:
still soooo far away
John/KWP says:
a whole week of not seeing it.
Jeez, you miss it more than you miss me.

and I'll be back on the 5th or 7th.
Brittany Nicole says:
I do miss you!!! I was playing morrowwind and was like ".....I want cuddles" and than I got sad.
John/KWP says:
What?
Brittany Nicole says:
I was playing morrowwind today....and while I was playing I got the desire to cuddle.
And than I got sad cause you weren't here to cuddle with me.

John/KWP says:
Oh.
well...I'll be back soon;
ish

Brittany Nicole says:
ish?!?
John/KWP says:
well...it's like 3 or 5 days.
and it's not like your wern't here yesterday.

Brittany Nicole says:
3 or 5 is alot of days.
I know.....but I like cuddles

John/KWP says:
*laughs*
oh god.
will you use your little girl voice and then goo goo for me?

Brittany Nicole says:
lol only if it's a turn on
John/KWP says:
nope.
but I can just see you with big watery eyes and a tiny little voice saying "but I Like cuddles."

Brittany Nicole says:
lol now that you've said it I can too
John/KWP says:
stick you in a pink dress with pony tails and I think my heart of ice would melt.
then I would have too cuddle with you.
else I feel ultra guilty.

Brittany Nicole says:
in a pink dress with pigtails and you would feel guilty??? and you call ME odd
John/KWP says:
well...you have to understand...it would be like one of those manga things with the percousious small child.
looking up at me with big sad eyes...as big as dinner plates.

Brittany Nicole says:
and than what?
John/KWP says:
arms clasped in front but held up as if holding a locket...
and a pink dress.
kinda frilly, but simple at the same time.
black single clasp shoes.

Brittany Nicole says:
babydoll style? and maryjanes??
John/KWP says:
yes.
shut up.
I know what your thinking.

Brittany Nicole says:
lol
you have noooo idea what I'm thinking

John/KWP says:
your right, but it definatly isn't along the lines of trying to do this too me.
Brittany Nicole says:
I wouldn't think of it actually. Do you have any idea how hard it would be to find a dress like that in a week? or mary janes?
John/KWP says:
search the childerns shops...i'm sure they'd fit you.
Brittany Nicole says:
>.<
John/KWP says:
but then at the same time theres the whole "fight club" thing going on in my head.
Brittany Nicole says:
fight club thing??
John/KWP says:
you ever seen fight club?
Brittany Nicole says:
....no
John/KWP says:
then never mind.
if you had seen it I'd tell you about it, but never mind.

Brittany Nicole says:
no now you have to tell me.
John/KWP says:
well....alright...
Brittany Nicole says:
yay!
John/KWP says:
in one scene the hero is at an AA meeting...
Brittany Nicole says:
ok
John/KWP says:
and the dude at the front is saying, " you are now entering your cave...your place of solitude...
and in that cave you will your power animal...
and you see the hero enter the cave and look for his animal.
and in walks this penguin.
and it, (in the cutest voice ever for an animal) says "slide"

Brittany Nicole says:
penguin??
John/KWP says:
yes.
you'd have to see it to fully understand.

Brittany Nicole says:
alright
I suppose I would

John/KWP says:
but then a hour later in the movie the scene repeats itself.
but instead of a penguin, this girl that the hero has been lusting after appears and says in the same thing.
differnet voice, differnt tone, and sexy as hell.
so on the right side of my brain I have this 10 year old girl in a baby doll outfit going "I like cuddles"
and on the left is a woman in a skimpy but not slutty red dress with a cigeratte and stilleto heels saying "I like cuddles."
I got this fight club thing going on.

Brittany Nicole says:
omfglmao
John/KWP says:
yeah.
Brittany Nicole says:
it better not be me in that red dress
John/KWP says:
don't worry...it's not.
Brittany Nicole says:
good
John/KWP says:
it more like the dame off of Who framed Rodger Rabbit.
only more realistic.

Brittany Nicole says:
ok she's hot.....even for a cartoon
John/KWP says:
yeah.
now you understand my delima.

Brittany Nicole says:
yes yes I do....sorta
John/KWP says:
same message, two totally differnt meanings.
Brittany Nicole says:
lol
yeah i get it

John/KWP says:
so when you say, "I like cuddles." this is what went through my head.
Brittany Nicole says:
wow
John/KWP says:
yeah.



John/KWP says:
Oh ho oh...parts of this coverse are going on the blog.
Brittany Nicole says:
....noooooo
John/KWP says:
lump it.
Brittany Nicole says:
lump it? lol
John/KWP says:
or shove it if you prefer.
Brittany Nicole says:
lol
are you seriously going to put this in there??

John/KWP says:
yep.
parts of it anyway.

Brittany Nicole says:
lol and when do you expect to write this blog?
John/KWP says:
tonight.
copy edit and paste.

Brittany Nicole says:
I suppose that means I'm going to have to look out for it than huh
John/KWP says:
prolay
Brittany Nicole says:
lol people are going to wonder what the hell brought this convo up
John/KWP says:
eh...
that's not really my concern.
I just find it entertaining.

Brittany Nicole says:
Yeah I know you do
John/KWP says:
gummy worms and beer and "I want cuddles"
Brittany Nicole says:
only like the best convo ever!
John/KWP says:
don't ever say that again.
Brittany Nicole says:
what?
John/KWP says:
Valley Girl does not suit you.
Brittany Nicole says:
it wasn't in my valley girl voice. It was in my " i like morrowwind. that doesn't make me a dork" voice.
John/KWP says:
that goes on the blog.



John/KWP says:
I could go for some hooters Wings right now.
Brittany Nicole says:
I'm sure that you can.
John/KWP says:
and some hooters breasts...and thighs....and buns...
yeah....

Brittany Nicole says:
and stop
John/KWP says:
but but....
chicken with bread rolls is good!

Brittany Nicole says:
yeah yeah yeah and I'm sure you're going to be looking at buns, and thighs, breasts too....and I'm NOT referring to chicken.
and if I'M not there to look at them than you can't look at them either.




Brittany Nicole says:
ugh I miss you
John/KWP says:
I know.
I miss you too.
my bed felt cold with out you there.

Brittany Nicole says:
it felt cold?
John/KWP says:
yeah
Brittany Nicole says:
awwwww
I felt lonely when there was no one to snuggle up to

John/KWP says:
yeah...I know the feeling.
even though we didn't really snuggle.

Brittany Nicole says:
yeah I know....it was just that you were there....that sense of knowing that if I were to roll over you would be right there if I needed you or something.
John/KWP says:
"john...john....are you awake?"
"I am now."
"could you go get me a glass of water?"
"ugh"

Brittany Nicole says:
lol
John/KWP says:
I'M A SECURITY BLANKET!!!!
FREEZE MOTHAFUCKA!!!

Brittany Nicole says:
......
John/KWP says:
sorry...it got too....weird...had to break it up somewhere.
Brittany Nicole says:
lol yeah I figured as much



Johnny Rumble