31 December 2006

Headbangers Ball 2006 recap special

Yesterday at a friends house who had Direct TV (I don't even have cable/satellite at home, I watch TV analogue atenna & record TV with my VCR), I was watching part of the "Best of Metal Videos 2006" special on MTV2. I started with Avenged Sevenfold's "Seize the Day", which was #8 out of the top 15. The evening before yesterday, Nikki Blakk, the DJ at local rock station KSAN-FM "107.7 the Bone" claimed that countdowns were for "Casey Kasem and all that pop crap". Yeah right, Jamey Jasta (host of MTV2's Headbanger's Ball) seemed more open-minded. Plus, given that he is a VJ at an MTV network, and MTV has the contriversial maintsream countdown show Total Request Live, then it's justified. Oh well. Anyway, it took me a while to get used to "Seize the Day" by A7X, given that their newest CD, City of Evil, strays them a bit from their metalcore roots in their earlier CD's Sounding the Seventh Trumpet and Waking the Fallen. Currently, the A7X song I bang to is "Unholy Confessions", from the MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2 album. Anyway, here's what I think of the next top videos that were played on the Headbangers Ball yesterday, based on votes at MTV2.com:
7. Unearth "Giles" (4/5) - don't really care for the video, but the song was intense and banging, with crushing gutiars and lightning-fast drumming.
6. All That Remains "This Calling" (5/5) - the video depicts a woman in stress, accompanying this dark dramatic song with a catchy guitar lead.
5. As I Lay Dying "The Darkest Nights" (5/5) - who cares if their a Christian band? At least their not untalented posers like Jars of Clay or Kutless! This video rocks, with AILD's usual crushing guitars and fast-paced drumming, with religious themes proving that not all heavy metal music has to be secular or Satanic.
4. Dragonforce "Operation Ground and Pound" (2/5) - although Dragonforce has talented guitarists and drummer, they fail to put all their talent to work, as they play all their songs with the usually similar fast-paced structure and BPM with little variety, and their vocalist, Herman Li, has a bothersome high-pitched voice that lessens the appeal of the song. I'm not too crazy for power metal, so I recommend this only for die-hard power metalheads.
3. Powerman 5000 "Wild World" (4/5) - Good video, good alt-metal track from the band of Spider, who is Rob Zombie's brother.
2. Atreyu "Ex's and Oh's" (4/5) - Atreyu rocks with this video and screamo track. Forget regular emo like Panic at the Disco, which I consider poser pop punk.
1. Dir en grey "Saku" (3/5/5) - Whoa, I'm pretty surprise that a Japanese rock band would get the best metal video of 2006. I couldn't really understand the lyrics, but I know that this band has good musicianship, but the vocalist's goth look sorta crepps me out.

So overall i thank those who voted on mtv2.com and I hope that HBB will have a good 2007 season as it had in 2006. meanwhile, you can watch this mentioned ep, as well as past eps, on hbb.mtv2.com.

In other news, I just looked up the Best Metal Performance nominees for the 2007 Grammy Awards, and they are:
- Lamb of God "Redneck" (4/5) - Still a good LOG track despite being on hard rock radio playlists in Denver and San Francisco. I first heard this song on listening to Denver-based hard rock radio station KBPI. The video is also pretty humourous. However, I know heavier LOG songs.
- Mastodon "Colony of Birchmen" (4/5) - I was just listening to a 30-sec clip of this on iTunes, it sounds good, and Mastodon's good too with their unique sludge/progressive metal sound.
- Ministry "Lies, Lies, Lies" (3/5) - Decent death metal song, but the chorus is repetitive, and Ministry isn't really that special.
- Slayer "Eyes of the Insane" (5/5) - The best song of the bunch. This song is about the War in Iraq. It basically points the "eyes" to President Bush and Tom Araya shows his angst against the War in Iraq for all the deaths and such. I hope this song wins, given it's political influence.
- Stone Sour "30/30-150" (4/5) - Good track from Corey Taylor's side-project from Slipknot. Unlike most of the other tracks on Stone Sour's new CD, which are practically slower and sound more "hard rock" oriented (think Metallica's Load and Reload), this track is Slipknot-reminiscent.

Happy new year everyone!

30 December 2006

2006 in review

Here's a quick review of what happened in the year 2006 C.E. Sources: Wikipedia, news from the radio, TV, Internet, newspaper, and magazines

Personal Life
I've been improving at school in terms of my grades and social activity. However, my school disgraced itself with its pathetic Homecoming in 20 October, with a theme of games, and that theme just sucks, no questions asked! Thus, I planned on running for ASB President, but dropped out around 8 December because I wanted to wait till the Battle of the Classes in March to strenthen or destroy my run for Class of 2009 President, or other office position, or to join leadership. In the summer, I attended a summer enrichment prgram in Lawson Middle School in Cupertino, taking classes in writing, debate, and basketball. I got to meet some of the Asian kids who lived in the other side of the South Bay, and realised that they were practically smarter then the Asian kids in my side of the South Bay. Also, they did follow the mass media and shop at fashion store like Hollister, Abnercrombie and Fitch, you name it! Later, in August, I vacation to the Northwest USA, peaking up to Seattle and riding up the Space Needle. Other vacations were in late November to Southern California (Los Angeles & San Diego) and northern Baja California, Mexico (Tijuana & Ensenada) and late December, just last week, to the mountainous southwest USA (including the nat'l parks of northern Arizona, southern Utah, and Las Vegas). When sophomore year began, I met cool new students in EVHS, especialy in my Algebra 2 and English classes. I suppose I'm becoming more popular at school, as I was the one who got the most stainding ovation at the Hip-hop club performance at schol on 15 December. Gee whiz, I must've killed everyone's expactation's, even though I think I sdcrewd up a bit. Still, I'm trying to improve my relationship with this one girl at school (NO NAME MENTIONED DUE TO PRIVACY!!!) 2006 was also the year I patrnoised the underground, nonconformist music world, as opposed to the popular MTV music world, as you've read in my previous-previous blog entry like last-last week. Technologically speaking, in the summer I began using Windows XP at home for the first time, as I'd ben using Windows ME from 2001 to June 2006, and in the winter, I started FireFox over Internet Explorer.

News - if you're not interested, skip this section if you like to be the ignorant closed-minded fool you already are, or read it to open your mind.
Violence continues in Iraq, causing thousands and hundreds of deaths of civilians and soldiers of Iraq and America and other countries of the world, so President Bush creates a new plan to pull our troops outta Iraq, maybe it's gonna fail, given how incompetent Bush was since day One of his presidency. Also, on 11 February, VP Dick Cheney becomes a d**k by accidnetally shooting friend Harry Whittington in the face in hunting trip in Texas ranch, thankfully he's alive, so Cheney doesn't get booted from office or whatever. It could've helped if he did kill Whittington and get in trouble. Grr, Mr Cheney and Mr Bush = the douche bag forces of America. Oh yeah, meanwhile violence continues in Israel and Palistine. Come 19 April, Han Myung-sook becomes the first female Prime Minister of South Korea. Gee whiz, Hilary Clinton, you've got an ally by your side now. On 27 May, Russia keeps homophobic, with a protest for the so-called "homosexual" sci-fi underground cult to get civil rights in Moscow broken up. Now, it's summertime! Tuesday, 6 June, was the "day of the devil", as the informal notation for that day this year was 06/06/2006! 666 - get it? On 29 June, women get to vote for the first time in Kuwait. 1 July: The railway line between Qinghai and Xizang provinces in China opens. But four days' later, North Korea fires 7 nuclear missile! By the end of July, we see Cuban dictator Fidel Castro surrendre power the first time in like 50 years to his younger brother Raul, as Sr. Castro needs surgery inmediatamente, por favor. On 10 August, come a fake British terror plot that gets 21 knuckleheads arrested. The next day ends the Israel-Lebanon conflict that's been going on all summer. Fall comes, and on 7 September, the Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan gets renamed to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, to remove the reference to this evil closed-minded dictator. Five day's later, Pope Benedict XVI gives lecture in Germany that link the Islam religion with violence, sparking portests within the Muslim world. Later in the month and enterting October comes some school shootings remininscent of Columbine, in Colorado and two other high school in the USA. In November's election day on the 7th, Phil Angelides loses governor California race to (gag) Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governator who screwed up California big time from 2003-06! Three more years of his torture! Grr!! But the good news nationwide was that the Democrats took back office for the first time since 1992! HAIL DEMOCRATS! By the end of November, America was relieved at a weaker hurricane season, as no hurricanes hit the United States of America, just some Tropical Storms and Depressions. Compare THAT with the 2005 seasson, ESPECIALLY HURRICANE KATRINA!!!! Also at the end of the month we don't need to hear of stupid old O.J. Simpson anymore, as his book and TV series' If I Did It were canceled at request of his victims and there families. Finally we hit December, with deaths of Gerald Ford and Saddam Hussein and James Brown.

- 6 March - Kirby Puckett (baseball player, Minnesota Twins)
- 11 April - DeShaun "Proof" Holton (rapper of D12)
- 2 May - Louis Rukeyser (American TV host of Wall Street Week)
- 7 June - Abu Masid Al-Zarqawi (fmr leader of Al-Qaeda)
- 9 November - Ed Bradley (CBS News)
- 23 November - Alex Litvanenko (Russian KGB spy, radiatino)
- 25 December - James Brown (R&B singer)
- 26 December - Gerald Ford (38th US President)
- 30 December - Saddam Hussein (fmr dictator of Iraq, hanging)

Gee whiz, what a hot year for the world, as it was perhaps the hottest year on record since 1850, with a five-day heat wave from 22 to 26 July in San Jose, tempertures above 100 degrees all five day's.

Here were the champions of 2006 in all my favourite sports leagues.
MLB (Baseball) - St Louis Cardinals
NBA (basketball) - Miami Heat
NFL (football) - Pittsburgh Steelers
NHL (hockey) - Carolina Hurricanes
2006 winter olympics in Turin, Italy - Germany wins 29 medals, leading the medal rank

Gee whiz, as the posers and preps of America listened to emo punk and dance-pop and crunk&B rap, I dove to the underground and banged to alternative/underground hip-hop and heavy metal. Here were the best and worst CD's of 2006:
- AFI - Decemberunderground
- Alice in Chains - The Essential Alice in Chains
- Black Label Society - Shot to Hell
- The Game - The Doctor's Advocate
- Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
- Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
- Godsmack - IV
- Hatebreed - Supremacy
Ice Cube - Laugh Now, Cry Later
- In Flames - Come Clarity
Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life or Death
- Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
- John Legend - Once Again
- Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
- Lacuna Coil - Karmacode
- Lamb of God - Sacrament
- Matisyahu - Youth
- MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge
(various artists)
- My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
- Nas - Hip-Hop is Dead
- Shadows Fall - Fallout From the War
- Slayer - Christ Illusion
- Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
- Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
- Tool - 10,000 Days
- U2 - 18 Singles
- The Who - Endless Wire
- Agoraphobic Nosebleed - PCP Torpedo/ANbRX
- Akon - Konvicted
- Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper
- BarlowGirl - Another Journal Entry
- Beyonce - B'Day
- Birdman & Lil' Wayne - Like Father Like Son
- Bow Wow - The Price of Fame
- Breaking Benjamin - Phobia
- Bubba Sparxxx - The Charm
- Cannibal Corpse - Kill
- Cherish - Unappreciated
- Chingy - Hoodstar
Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics
- Christina Millian - So Amazin
- Ciara - The Evolution
- Danity Kane - Danity Kane
- Deicide - The Stench of Redemption
- Dem Franchize Boyz - On Top Of Our Game
- Diddy - Press Play
- Dragonforce - Unhuman Rampage
- E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
- Evanescence - The Open Door
- Fergie - The Dutchess
- hellogoodbye - Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
- Jessica Simpson - A Public Affair
- Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
Juvenile - Reality Check
- Kevin Federline - Playing With Fire
- Kutless - Hearts of the Innocent
- Lil Scrappy - Born 2 Die Bred 2 Live
- LL Cool J - Todd Smith
- Ludacris - Release Therapy
- Nelly Furtado - Loose
- Ne-Yo - In My Own Words
- Nick Lachey - What's Left of Me
- Paris Hilton - Paris
- Pink - I'm Not Dead
- Pitbull - El Mariel
- +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
- P.O.D. - Testify
- Rick Ross - Port of Miami
- Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
- Trivium - The Crusade
- Yellowcard - Lights & Sounds
- Ying Yang Twins - Chemically Imbalanced
- Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation: The Inspiration
- Yung Joc - New Joc City
Haven't really heard yet in 2006 but want to:
- All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
- Bob Dylan - Modern Times
- Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
- Eminem, et al - The Re-Up
- Fat Joe - Me, Myself, & I
- Incubus - Light Grenades
- lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
- Lyfe Jennings - The Phoenix
- Powerman 5000 - Destroy What You Enjoy
- Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness
- Switchfoot - Oh Gravity
- T.I. - King
- Tom Petty - Highway Companion
- Trick Daddy - Back By Thug Demand
- Tupac - Pac's Life
- Unearth - III: In the Eyes of Fire

2006 was perhaps the best year in my life as I speak. I can't wait till 2007, when I turn 16, take the SAT, take AP Calculus BC, get my girl, I'll name more later!!! In the meantime, everyone have a happy new year, and please don't get in a car where someone's been drinking, as I don't want to find anyone I know missing by January.

21 December 2006

my experiences with mainstream music

(This stemmed from back in December when this girl named Rachel was claiming I was in denial when I said I didn't like Justin Timberlake)

...never really was that great. This is the truth, the real story of my experience with the mainstream, how it nearly screwed my life over, and how I realised how much it sucked. I was first drawn into pop music after hearing "Are You That Somebody" by Aaliyah on Wild 94.9 back in 1999. Rachel, you had better read and believe this, because I am going great lengths to demand that I do not like mainstream music anymore these days.

1999-2001: most of my music came from: Mix 106.5, Radio Disney 1310 AM, KBAY 94.5, KOIT 96.5, and Star 101.3. My favourite music was Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N'Sync, Destiny's Child, and whatever the radio played that I forgot. I didn't know any better music at the time. Because I was only in elementary school at the time, I avoided rap and rock music, because I believed those were the evil genres of music that screwed up a youngster's brains. I followed whatever was on those stations' playlists. However, my first encounters with rock came about with pop-rock like Sugar Ray and "light rock" on 94.5/96.5 like Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, and the like. In 2001, I quit listening to Radio Disney, as none of the AM radio receivers at my house really could get the station, and I was out-growing the station anyways.

2002-2003: I was introduced to rap music from Fat Joe's "What's Luv" featuring Ashanti, that played on Wild 94.9. In addition, 94.9 was heavily playing Eminem's "Superman", from his album The Eminem Show I now regard as stale compared to his other CD's. I remember borrowing the unedited version of that CD from the Evergreen Library and returning it a few days later because of all the cussing and stuff like that. Now, I was discovering "new" music from Now That's What I Call Music CD's I borrowed from the Evergreen library. Again, whatever I heard on the radio that attracted me, I wanted it. Current favourite radio: 94.5, 101.3, 106.5, and now comes Wild 94.9 and KFRC 99.7. 94.9 was my intro to urban music, whose artists at the time I like included: (tap tap tap) Angie Martinez, Amanda Perez, N.O.R.E., Snoop Dogg (his new stuff w/Priority Records), 50 Cent, Fat Joe, R. Kelly, [P.] Diddy, Usher, Jagged Edge, B2K, and whatever 94.9 played ad naseum. "Harder" rock music I began listening to included Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, and blink-182. Apparently, in 2003 I began listening to KFRC 99.7 a lot (back then they played oldeis from the 50s-70s) and my favourite bands from that station included the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross. So you may think it was ironic that I liked both oldies and C-rap, but that's another story. Also in 2003 my new favourite rap included Chingy, Murphy Lee, OutKast, Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon, and any C-rap that got regular airtime on 94.9. Occasionally I'd try listening to 106.1 and got bored by it.

2004-2005: Around this time, I also was watching old videotapes that my parents had recorded TV from the late 1980's, one had the music video for Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire". It was interesting because of all it's reference's to sports, pop culture, and politics. That sparked my interests in Joel, earlier in my life I'd been listening to his
"Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and 2" on and off with little interest. Still radio-friendly I was. My rock got a bit tad harder as coming into my rock tastes were Good Charlotte, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan, Evanescence, Hoobastank, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Ozzy Osbourne, and whatever generic radio rock I forgot. In addition, my urban music tastes expanded with Usher, E-40, Mac Dre, the Federation, Keak da Sneak, Avant, and many others that I easily forgot. In summer 2004, I travelled to Beijing, China to see family, and with my handy-dandy Sony Walkman with me, I most frequently listened to 88.7 FM in Beijing, which played hit music from around the world. That station brought to my attention pop music from the late 90s/early 00s that I forgot about, such as Destiny's Child and Britney Spears. In addition, that station started my interests in Asian pop music, such as the Taiwanese pop-rock group F.I.R. (????) and others I forgot about. Some European pop music they played also, but I chose not to download those songs. That station also introduced me to Ashlee Simpson, and I borrowed her CD Autobiography from the library and copied the lead singles, "Pieces of Me" and "La La" into my Walkman. However, after I watched that episode of ABC's 20/20 where she admitted that she lip synced on Saturday Night Live and that college football halftime show where she poorly performed "La La", I realised how incompetent and untalented Simpson was, so I deleted all her songs off my computer and Walkman. 2005 was the peak of my conformist music listening, with a summer's worth of 94.9 dominating my tastes in music. By 2005, most of the rock I listened to was classic rock like the Beatles and Rolling Stones or pop-punk like Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, or blink-182. I also began listening at that time to Channel 104.9, at that time when they were still playing alternative rock, because I heard Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc" on the station, that station introduced me to good alternative rock and real grunge, not the fake grunge band Nickelback! Viva 105.7 became another favourite station, because Juanes "La Camisa Negra" was a catchy tune, even though back then I didn't know any Spanish. That station, along with Wild 94.9's sortof entry into Latino pop, introduced me to Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and other reggaeton/Latino artists. Because KMEL 106.1 played some good songs as well as 94.9, I listened to that station more too. KMEL got me into Damian Marley, John Legend, Slum Village, Kanye West, and other more obscure artists not on 94.9. Thus, by late 2005, I became a total Nirvana fan, deleting all my Nickelback songs from my Walkman and computer and downloading Nirvana's "All Apologies" (live from MTV Unplugged), "Come as you Are", and "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The summer of 2005 also got me into Mariah Carey, my favourite song being "We Belong Together". So by the end of 2005, I was still into mainstream urban music, but now I knew at least something was wrong with the "rock music" I was listening to.

2006: I was browsing for a random pop-punk rock band on Amazon.com and discovered an "Anti-Now" list that criticised the Now That's What I Call Music CD's. (It's now been deleted) I looked through the author's profile, realising how bad Simple Plan, Linkin Park, etc. were. Why, Why WHY??? I asked myself. WHY DID I WASTE ALL THAT TIME AND EFFORT LISTENING TO THESE BANDS AND DOWNLOADING THEIR SONGS? WHY?? Thus, I took action, immediately deleting all songs from the following bands off my computer and Walkman:

  • Avril Lavigne

  • blink-182 songs from Enema of the State or Take off Your Pants and Jacket

  • Evanescence

  • Finger Eleven

  • Good Charlotte

  • Limp Bizkit

  • Linkin Park

  • Nickelback

  • Simple Plan

  • Staind

  • Sugar Ray

I also came to realise that some bands had a formerly dark side, such as Staind, Finger Eleven, and Sugar Ray, which were less sold out. In addition, I downloaded songs from the three Headbangers Ball CD's via BitTorrent. Those three CD's introduced me to TRUE rock music. Now, my favourite bands I discovered from the Headbangers Ball were Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Dimmu Borgir, The Black Dahila Murder, Damageplan, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, In Flames, and other bands I'm too lazy to list. In 2006, following the demise of Channel 104.9 on New Year's Day, my rock fixture from the radio was from Live 105 (105.3 to be precise) and 107.7 the Bone. In September, I began listening to the Friday Night Metal Zone on 107.7 to expand my tastes in heavy metal beyond the metal I already knew from the radio stations' regular playlists, such as Korn, Metallica, Black Sabbath (the inventors of heavy metal), Megadeth, and Godsmack. The Metal Zone introduced me to new songs from bands I already knew from Headbangers Ball as well as new bands like Seamless (Jesse Leach's new band after Killswitch Engage), the Red Chord, and Death Angel. I also got to hear the earlier music from Slayer and Anthrax, whose (newer) songs were featured on the 2003 Headbangers Ball compilation. I also realised how bad of a radio station Wild 94.9 was. In the summertime, I listened to that station primarily because of the "Strawberry in the Morning" show, but after the show ended in late August, I gave up 94.9. I don't wanna know whatever garbage that station plays. If I do, I'll puke. Now, my urban radio fixture is from 106.1 KMEL, as well as online from Power 105.1 (New York) and WGCI 107.5 (Chicago), if I wanna dodge KMEL's occasional hyphy song and hear some good MC from the East instead. In 2006, I actively listened to Yahoo Launchcast, which introduced me to underground hip-hop. Now is December 2006, a few days before Christmas, when I've come to be a nonconformist music listener who has realised that the mainstream music business is all the repetitive same scam every time. I listen to mainstream music only as a "torture" device. Still, mainstream might have a gem in the mud every once in a while, but whatever. Check my last.fm profile for my current music tastes.

Well, that concludes it for my long story of my now-regretted experience with mainstream pop music. Rachel, you had better read it and believe that I am radically hater of Justin Timberlake, Ashlee Simpson, and whoever's on the number 1 spot on TRL this week. I hope MTV will fall to its demise while underground, talented music will take over. Shame on you, conformist troubled mainstream music fans.


08 December 2006

Falling to an Unspeakable Urge....

As we music fans mourn today, 8 December, as the anniversaries of the deaths of musicians John Lennon (one of the singers/guitarists of the Beatles who died today in 1980) and "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (former guitarist for the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, d. 2004), today in this year 2006 also was the day when students in Evergreen Valley High School were to turn in their applications to run for ASB office. That also marked the end of a certain thing you'll get to know once you're done reading this.

As many of you knew, I originally had an application, and all the week after thanksgiving vacation I was arguing with Kathleen and Alyson regarding survival within the office. They were good Democrats who were willing to follow anything the mass student body would bring up, and then in there arguments, I relised (conciously) that I wouldn't be a reputable leader because they pointed out that I wanted to lead the ASB like a dictator.

I felt the urge to campaign my new dictatorship to the EVHS students because of all the BS that's gone on within EVHS activities in recent times, such as:
- The cruddy homecomings and the 2006 Battle of the Classes (as of today I don't know about the 2007BOTC)
- The horrendous, junk, overplayed corporate radio music that gets played during lunch, with bias toward rap, R&B, and poser emo pop punk rock.
- The lunchtime activities that make me want to puke out my lunch

There are others I'm sure I've forgotten. This urge led my ego to urge me to be a democrat like Kathleen is right now as c/o 2009 president and be more open midned about the mass student bodys opinions. Then my id told me not to listen to my liberal Democratic side and summon to my Mao Zedong side, which convinced me that ruling like he did back in the Communist revolution in China would do better for EVHS's ASB. My superego and ego fight back, convincing me to be more like John Kerry and Phil Angelides. My id throws a bunch of burning Japanese flags and swatsikas in front of me, convincing that Hitler = supreme. My head spins as I try to fill in my application, with my running getting hyped across all my classes, and even ppl in my classes who i rarely talked to were excited. I couldn't fill in my application, because I had no idea how to given the fight earlier between my id (Communist Party of China) and ego (Democratic Party of USA). Finally, I could take no more. After the weekend of 1 December confusing myself with my id and ego and the next couple days of confusion as well, on Tuesday 5 December I returned my application up to the door at the activites office, giving up. And then today, 8 December came, with a black cat looming at my backyard, reminding me of the spirits of John Lennon and Dimebag Darrell. It also reminded me that some people who suported these pathetic activities are turning in their apps, and I'm gonna suffer a week in hell with their nonsensical campaigns.

So, peoples, with my story of things learned from my English class who was reading William Golding's Lord of the Flies, you have understood that my id caused me not to run. Then it convinced me that I can have more to camapign for in the class elections in May, after 5 months of additional bull I mentioned above. So after 5 months of homework, piano, basketball, logging EVHSBS, studying in AP World History, preparing to skip 11th grade, etc., YOU WILL FIND my name in your ballott on 25 May 2007, I swear! By May 2007, I will have a far fiercer and stronger campaign than what I could've made right now if I did it.

Now, I need some sleep.

Oh, if your curious about all this psychological language I was just using, check out this handout from my English teacher. It's a PDF file, so you need the latest version of Acrobat Reader to view it, and you need to rotate it clockwise within the application, as for some reason the document was flipped sidways.

R.I.P. John Lennon, 9 October 1940-8 December 1980
R.I.P. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, 20 August 1966-8 December 2004