Bricks

They are almost done with the freaking construction next door. What a pain in the ass that situation had been over the last year. I can not count how many times I have been prematurely woken up due to the unnecessary loudness of these construction workers… I can understand that they need to get their work done, but all of the yelling and machine beeping… It makes me want to FREAK OUT. If I EVER hear one of those beeping reverse sounds outside my window again, I will find the guy running the machine and go to his house and blow an air horn outside his window at 3 in the morning.

So, the good news is that this fiasco is almost over… You would think that I could just relax and enjoy the silence of my home at this point… But the AMAZING thing is that our landlord is now talking about raising our rent to a RETARDED level… You have GOT to be kidding me. After one year of dealing with HIS construction hell, he wants to raise our rent? One year of having strange construction workers casing my house all day? Of having trash EVERYWHERE? Of getting two bikes stolen out of my backyard? Of getting woken up a 7:00 a.m. on weekends? Of having to clean the one inch of dust covering everything because they had to move some dirt? Of hearing my wife tell me about how loud it is all day? Of having construction equipment parked in my parking spot in front of my house? Of hearing him talk about how is is going to be done in “a few weks”? Of seeing the spoiled little rich kid (daddy is building him a condo) survey his “party pad’s” progress? WTF.

Okay, I went off a bit, but I really love the place I am living. I have had a lot of great memories there (I know it sounds terrible from what I have just said), and I think that it will be AWESOME when everything is done. I guess that it is just the principle of the thing… Why would he have the balls to even think about raising our rent after what we have gone through? We are good tenants who pay rent on time. Landlords are stupid.

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Staff

Watched the Chapelle show season 2 this weekend… Not a bad skit on the entire first disc. My cheek bones were hurting after the first episode from laughing.

What a shame for the rest of the world that he freaked out and is not doing the show anymore. There really was some interesting social commentary in the show… All good satire pushes the marginal subject to show an amusing contrast. Wow, that sounds smart.

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Watched the video from 78’s trip to Sweden this weekend. Freaking hilarious. There is a chance that I have never laughed that hard. Two thumbs up to the Swedish/American crew who created this masterpiece. I really miss all of you and can not wait to party like a Swedish rock star again… It made me feel really special to be mentioned so often in the tapes… Check back in the next few days, I am going to try to clip out about a minute of the footage for you to take a look at… Hank, you have a lot of highlights.

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Got a book (Taschen) about Marc Chagall this weekend. First of all, it is a great book, you will hear more about him on Wednesday. Second of all, I wanted to share this quote from the book.

“We all know that a good person can be a bad artist. But no one will ever be a genuine artist unless he is a great human being and thus also a good one.”

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My first completely drunk post is below. Not bad.