Saturday, March 31, 2001

Its official, the chick singing in Josie and the Pussycats IS infact Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo. I knew it all along. This makes me happy. Im so glad they didnt try to make that actress sing. The best part is the whole soundtrack is actually "Josie and the Pussycats",or rather "Kay and some studio musicians" songs. Since there is no more Cleo this is the closest thing to another album. I actually did a whole internet search at work trying to find any recent information about them and at the movie sites message board there was a bunch of people talking about LTC and I found a link to an article and interview with Kay that said she did infact to all the singing in the movie and even taught the actresses how to do cool rockstar moves onstage. Also shes gone solo these days and plans to release a solo album soon. That should rock. I didnt know shes married to the guy who used to be in LTC and now plays guitar with Nina Gordon. I could totally play 6 degrees of Letters to Cleo here but I wont.

So not much happened this week. I got hit by an Indian cab driver on my way to school tuesday. I wasnt really hit but our cars touched slightly and theres a tiny swipe of yellow above my front left tire now. Its pretty punk rock actually, but I think it will rub off. The strange part was his name is Mohammed Abdulah Amhed, and the guy I got into an accident with 2 years ago was named Amhed Abdul Mohammed. Swear to God! And I do mean Allah. Later that day, Shanna and I wento the this huge Japanese market. It was like Japanese Costco. They had so much crazy stuff. I have to hand it to the Japs, they totally have nifty product design down, but some of the stuff they make I just dont get. The item of the week were these tiny llittle 1 foot long ironing boards that went for 98 centseach. They were legit ironing boards, but I dont believe they make irons that small, nor clothes that would require ironing on such a small surface. Another cool thing we saw were Merkins. Im not gonna get into what a Merkin is, but for those of you who know what they are, there was a variable assortment of shapes, colors and sizes. If you really wanna know what it is, email me at PunkMonkeyDeluxe@aol.com. Anyways I got a buttload of Jap candy. One kind is called SUPER UME and they are really really sour lil hard candies that are good and plum flavored on the inside. I also got some Kasugai Konpeito which are little colored rock candy balls. I got an 8 pack of Marukawa Fruit Flavored Gum, some weird caramel things I cant read the label of, more Botan Rice Candy of course, and some Kasugai Fruit Gummys in assorted flavors like Pineapple, Grape, and Muscat (?). They all come in an attractive small bag, so attractive it says that on the front of the bag. I also got this really good soda, I forget what it was called but it was Melon Creme flavored and an opaque mint green color and it ruled. The highlight of the day however was the stationary section. I have come to realize that nothing is funnier than poorly translated sayings on Japanese stationary. My favorite displayed a picture of a wheat field with the accomplanied saying: "Come with me you are my friend, We will go to the sweet flake land." Now I dont know what or where the sweet flake land is, but I am so there. I got a cool day planner featuring the Monkey Brothers, 3 small monkies who "like to hang out with friends and have high fashion sense." The odd part is on the inside theres a list of names to choose from, for what it doesnt say, but they are all distinctly Jewish names. Ben, Noah, Finkle, Harold, Moshe, just to name a few. Oh I also got an awesome golden bull necklace for 98 cents. The Japanese rule.

In reality television news, there is a God, Jerri got kicked off Survivor. I hated that bitch and Im glad she went down. Spring break is in like 2 weeks and I have no tickets of any kind yet. Theres a possibility of a cruise. Or mabye camping at Refugio if it comes down to it. I wanna go to Hawaii. Shanna and I might live there soon. And pink rabbits might fly out my bum. Gripes its 3 am. Im goin to bed. Nighty night.



Monday, March 26, 2001

Oh how I love Napster. Let me count the ways. Ive been mad downloading this past week. Marleigh at my work brought in Letters to Cleo a few weeks ago and it has fully sparked my re-obsession with them. I forgot how much they rock. Wholesale Meats and Fish is one of my favorite records of all time. And so is GO for that matter. So I got a bunch of live stuff from them which is cool and even a whole show of live accoustic stuff from their first album, Aurora Glory Alice. So after all of this I see that Josie and the Pussycats commercial with a song that sounds like its being sung by the Letters to Cleo chick. So I download it on napster and its a really catchy 2 minute song that sounds just like Kay. Now I know its not the actress singing, but would they lip synch to Letters to Cleo and not mention its them? Mabye its just someone who sounds like her. She has a pretty unique voice though. Who can say really. I so wanna see the movie. Ive also been downloading a rad Get Up Kids show from '99. I havent gotten all of it yet but I will soon. They do this awesome cover of White Zombie using synthed out keyboards inbetween songs that kicks ass. Ill Catch You and Red Letter Day are also pretty dope live. Have I mentioned how I love Red Letter Day in my blogs before? Just checking.

This weekend was pretty usual. Friday I worked and after I met J, K, Paul , Ben and Shanna at Swingers for a lil late night snack. It was unusually empty for some reason. Saturday I worked. As I did on Sunday. After work Sunday Shanna and I got Shanna new shoes. Not really new cus theyre the same ones shes had for the last 2 years, but they are a new pair. Then later Bri, Shanna and I went to the new Islands at the "Howard Hughes Prominade". That place is pretty cool but what a dorky name. I am all about Islands' Hawaiian Burgers these days. After we walked around the "Prominade" for a while. Pretty exciting stuff. Not really. Oh I almost forgot on Saturday Shanna and I went to Yaohan Market, which is now Mitsua or something and I got a cool new GOLD cell phone face. My old see thru one was to' back. That means it was crusty and all the numbers had rubbed off from being in my pocket. So I got this nifty new one that had a lil spring loaded flip cover to protect it. And its GOLDEN. ALL SHALL HAIL THE GOLDEN CELL PHONE. When I hold it up in the air it you can hear angels singing and theres a little sparkle on the corner that goes "ting!" It rules. We also got sushi and udon soup. I love me some udon soup. Its like ramen x 10.

Before I forget Kristy would like me to mention the following: I am currently having a wonderful conversation with her and my life has improved greatly since they have signed on. Also she wants me to mention this perverted dream she had where Shanna and I were making out on the beach. Shes one sick puppy. Also she and Jackie went to see SMNMNMN at the Viper Room. Snooooze city over here.

My hair is seriously out of control these days. Its getting larger and larger by the hour. I think Im gonna grow a mullet. Then Ill take a picture and send it to mulletsgalore.com and my life will be complete. Oh that reminds me! You have to check out www.fadetoblack.com. They are my new favorite website. Check out the section on Unintentionally funny websites. It is seriously hilarious. The first is this really funny site where they take modern pop songs and change the lyrics to Christian worship songs. Finally Smashmouth songs have some value, even if only to make you laugh. Heres a sample....

Somebody once told me that Jesus Christ can save me
I'm not exactly the perfect kid.
I've done things i'm not proud of and i don't think that i can be,
I can't be saved because i'm not worthy.

Well the tears start coming and they don't stop coming
My knees hit the ground and my prayers start running
Doesn't make sense not to live for God.
Jesus can save not a cultist named Todd.
So many cults, so much sin
So what's wrong with being saved by him.
You'll never die if you believe.
You'll be like Adam and Eve.

Hey now, he saves us
the one named Jesus
Hey know, i love you
And god loves you too.
The streets of heaven are gold
Jesus' story never gets old.

Hell's a hot place and you know it don't get colder
get saved now before you get older.
But the atheist big to differ,
say show hm one of god's pictures.
Your life line is getting pretty thin,
the time is at hand, will you sink or swim.
My life is his how about yours
that's the way i like it and i never get bored.

Hey now, he saves us
the one named Jesus
Hey know, i love you
And god loves you too.
The streets of heaven are gold
Jesus' story never gets old.

Hey now, he saves us
the one named Jesus
Hey know, i love you
And god loves you too.
The streets of heaven are gold
Jesus' story. . .

Somebody once asked could i spare some time to pray
i need to meet the savior this day.
I said yep, on our knees,
Pray to the lord and say please,
Take this sin and help me change.

Well her smile started coming and it didn't stop coming
She spread the word when she took of running.
Didn't make sense not to live for him
Now he's taken all of my sin
So let's pray, so let's sing
God is the only perfect being.
The streets of heaven are gold,
Jesus' story never gets old.

Hey now, he saves us
the one named Jesus
Hey know, i love you
And god loves you too.
The streets of heaven are gold
Jesus' story never gets old.

The streets of heaven are gold
Jesus' story never gets old.


Hahahaahaha!! Two words : Crazy-ass Christians!! Man that cracks me up. Some of the other unintentionally funny sites include one on "How to Have Sex with a Dolphin" which Im not even gonna get into, and Melanie Griffith's own site, www.melanie.com. Speaking of crazy what is wrong with her? Its seriously the most egotistical shameless self promotional thing Ive ever seen in my life. She has this "Recovery Journal" where she writes about her life long traumatic addiction to pain killers on one page, and posts a recipe for Red Rasberry pie on the next. She might be off painkillers but shes obviously still hitting the crack pipe.

Anyways check out that site it rules. Im going to bed now. Actually Im gonna burn this Live GUK cd then go to bed. Later!!