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Saturday, November 26th, 2011
1:53 am - dreams drift right past me
maybe in some other time things were different. i wasn't me and we were together.
someday i'll say something right.

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Monday, October 12th, 2009
2:58 pm - 96 weeks until infinity
today i pulled a sticker off of my wallet that had been there for years. i don't know why i did it. even though i haven't listened to the band in a long time, the sticker stayed. i looked at it closely after it was removed. it was dirty looking. definitely not the way i saw it every day when i opened my wallet. was it really six years ago she gave this to me? am i really that old? i don't feel any different than i did at that time. i know i am though. i'm not sure if i like that thought. how do days disappear so quickly when i can still remember the exact words? i held it in my hands awhile. it looked like it would be rough, but it wasn't. i gazed at it again. every day i saw it, just not as clearly as today. i put it away in a place where i know i will see it again. i picked up my wallet and realized how empty it looked. how empty i feel often times. i replaced it with a new sticker and felt a little better. i never imagined what this day would feel like. i guess i thought i'd leave it there until it fell off. my wallet's memory has been removed. when i come across the sticker again, i'll prepare for the flood.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007
8:10 pm - she says sure and cool and yeah...monosylabic girl
here are a couple links for music that i think you will enjoy:

http://www.bombthemusicindustry.com

you can get all four of their albums here, for free. i haven't heard a ska band that is doing something new worth listening to since these guys. this is constant rotation stuff for me right now.

http://www.foxborohottubs.com/

a 6 song ep by this new band (also free). oh yeah, it is actually a "secret" green day side project. this shit kills. i just got it today and it prolly won't leave my headphones for a week.

if your like me and always searching for something new to listen to, you might like this stuff. at least if you like punk or ska. if you don't, well...that sucks dude. thanks for reading.

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Sunday, April 1st, 2007
2:24 am - met a girl named aja said her dad loved steely dan
when the hooligan house was demolished i felt sad about losing such a cool place to hang out. even though it was understood we'd keep in touch, it mostly didn't happen. fortunately there was always omission shows to bring us together. tonight was the last omission show and i screamed along the words to forever in your debt for a final time. with omission ending i feel a part of me going with it. as i come to the realization that adulthood is upon me i don't want to let go of the young punk i was. and still feel like. except now this punk can barely breathe at shows and is not excited about the thought of a crazy pit. i'll lie in bed tonight not thinking about how i smell like shit but about how my friends matt, mike, taras and jeremy have impacted me. they have put chapters of my life into music and i'm sad that i will now only hear them in my memory. thank you thank you thank you...

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Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
8:42 pm - awesome

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Saturday, December 16th, 2006
11:01 pm - still puffin on the same chronic haters mad cuz i still got it
graduating isn't all that great. i still know about the same amount i did when i started college. yeah i picked up some cool facts along the way. and made some really cool friends/enemies. i remember this kid threw a full 20oz at me at macomb. no reason other than he was tough. or when my group was giving a presentation and this dude was like "answer the fucking question" like mega loud man and i got super pissed and asked him why he was acting like he was in grade skool. that was in a class called marketing policy (mkt6996) and you have to be a senior to take it. that guy is graduated but is still ignorant. i am sure he is making some awesome money pushing people around at the corporate level. because they are ignorant just like he is. it is not just punk rock that makes me despise the thought of being a corporate whore. it is being sucked into the idea that nothing is more important than money. and doing anything to make it. like kissing ass to try and get ahead. and have your boss tell you what a great job you did on that slogan "so good it's almost embarassing". honestly what the fuck does that mean? or the dood that came up with "life, liberty and the pursuit". how dang original. we are in constant communication with anyone and everyone who will listen. but not paying attention to the car that pulled out in front of you. when we think of voting it's for american idol. do we need another rocky movie? in a time where no idea is original and everyone is hipper than you, to be cool you must: eat fast food twice a day (mcdonalds preferred for ignorance value), have an ipod half filled with bullshit, go to the bar and get wasted six nights a week (7 if possible), be in graduate skool and still cheat on tests, listen to james blunt and most importantly never, i mean never admit you don't know something. if you do that means you are stupid. and weak. these are not qualities of the hip. you must know more than everyone and interrupt at will. never listen, only speak. only then will you be the coolest motherfucker ever. life is too short to not be ignorant. graduating just isn't that cool man.

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Saturday, October 28th, 2006
11:45 am - yesterday is nothing but a dream to me
i told myself that i wouldn't post another entry til the tigers won the world series. as you can see from my last two entries i was pretty caught up in watching my homies carlos and big pudge. one of my first memories as a super young human was seeing the tigers logo in 1984 and my parents celebrating for some reason. while watching baseball i feel some attachment to the game that i can't describe. it brings me back to playing baseball as a slightly older young person. i am not upset at the tigers. i am proud that we had a team that made the fucking world series when we had 70 some wins last year.
dealing with disappointment is something i am used to. it just makes the good days even better.
and of course i have a cool link:

http://www.hiphopcrack.com/frankiedrecords
a pretty lame myspace imitation but it lets you upload your own mp3s. 15 tracks for your listening enjoyment.
peace yall

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
12:31 am - down the upward escalator
i had a good day today. i heard from lots of people and it was nice to hear their voices. i want to see the tigers in the playoffs and so does carlos guillen.



you should listen to the modern machines. and it's not just because i have mad relatives in wisconsin but because of their kick ass rocknroll.

do i seriously have only three classes left? am i old? what do i do now? i have lots of questions and few answers. i do know about selling records and promoting dope hip hop, so i'm going to continue to do that. i hope some answers will come to me but i will never stop my search. sometimes i'm not sure what i'm looking for but i'll know when i find it. until then the records spinning keep me company. peace yall.

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Sunday, August 6th, 2006
1:30 am - sun's comin up and you can't even see it
i was sitting there in the locust plague of bugs in the furthest possible row at comerica park. it looked like a loss the whole game. two outs bottom of the ninth, thanx mr. pudge. you sir are the shit.

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
1:36 am - i should know better by now
how good of a record is cuban ballerina by dead to me? well i can't stop listening to it. maybe it's cuz i liked one man army so much. either way you can find out by buying the album (or asking me to burn it for you). punk rock. cool.

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
11:57 pm - best to keep your eyes stare at the sidewalk lines
to celebrate our independence michigan residents got tons of illegal fireworks. i don't think i've ever seen so much shit get blown up at one time. this neighborhood had about 75% of the houses shooting some crazy fireworks. if it wasn't so colorful and cool i would have thought i was in a war zone. the heavy winds kept it pretty interesting guessing if the mortar would tip over. i was ready to jump outta the way. a good weekend and a pretty cool summer too. playin basketball, goin to skool, shippin records, watchin the world cup (italia) and defjuxing. things are looking up.
the lif/cage/yak ballz show in ann arbor was just about the loudest hip hop show i've ever been to. atmosphere at st. andrews was pretty fucking loud too. praise to earplugs, you've saved me many times. promoting at that show was rewarding. and the blind pig has reentry if you are over 21. that is damn cool. until next time...
listen to hank williams iii.

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Monday, June 5th, 2006
7:19 pm - i love you fat wreck chords
http://www.fatwreck.com/ifloyd/

get your free music on. sweet.

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
11:21 pm - can't stop mistakes i'm makin from hangin over me
it's good to have an album to sing along to when i feel like shit. to have like four or five within a month is, well, fucking amazing. on top of the red hot chili peppers releasing a superb double disc (where they brought the funk, once again), i got a new less than jake album, new mr. lif, new louis logic and the coup's fifth album. if 2005 was at all lacking in good releases, 2006 looks to be the bomb. things coming up are keeping me smiling (and singing) as well. like the new danger mouse & jemini record. and that against me live album. the bronx 2nd full length. immortal technique - the middle passage. and of course there is more but my ears are already on overload. my bedroom has become like a warehouse. records and mailing supplies are taking over. it's okay i move them out of the way if i have to sleep. music where would i be without you?
in other news i gave up resistance and made this:

http://www.myspace.com/frankiedrecords

lets be friends. and hopefully we can sing along sometime. peace.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
11:08 pm - don't believe the hype
is this shit actually an airplane?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12818225/

in another actually good note, the new red hot chili peppers album is fucking awesome. so if you like music you should listen to it. it is the funk.
until next time.
peace yall

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
10:12 am - fuck all this ancient history
trying to complete a semester is one of the hardest things to do. everything seems to pile up all at once and before you know it, it is over. it's difficult to keep interest in class and in some strange ways i don't really want school to end. i like the community of it. and i can honestly say that the people i have met along the way, i'm pretty sure we'll be okay when our generation is running the world. at least if i went to school with you. this semester i have accomplished more for my school career than ever before. i got inducted into an honorary fraternity for having a high gpa (yeah i can't believe it either). a few days ago a few of the best classmates i ever had and i made a presentation at the westin hotel in southfield for a bunch of advertising bigwigs. i know now that being a corporate whore for advertising agencies is not something i want to do. in the midst of all these great things i still made the same mistakes i make all the time. i ruined my chances with a few girls in the past couple months due to my total stupidity. what kept me going before was knowing i had another semester to try and correct my mistakes when i saw them again. with only three classes left, when i am done with school i will be completely lost. am i supposed to grow up now? these past few days have been difficult, knowing that school is coming to an end. if i only knew five years ago what i know now. scratch that. i have no time for regrets. my only hope is that i'll get another chance, she was special and of course i fucked it up.
today i have two tickets to the alkaline trio/against me show. i don't know anyone else that wants to go.
damn franco, it will be alright...

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
12:22 am - my eyes are bloodshot from staring at the sun
the lawrence arms and the loved ones were awesome tonight. special thanx to dave from the loved ones for kicking that fuckface out of alvins for flicking lit cigarettes and throwing bottles into the crowd. it will be nice to not smell like shit after i take a shower. goodnight yall.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
3:38 pm - records
i have been collecting music since i was about 12 years old. i have records that mean a lot to me but i only recently made, in my opinion, my best record find ever. i was at wayne state in the business computer lab, headphones plugged into one of the computers that i have downloaded about 50 songs to thanx to:
http://www.noidearecords.com/mp3.php
http://www.fatwreck.com/audio/
and most of all
http://www.sublimearchive.com/audio-sublime.php
it helps me not think about statistical methods. anyways, i was searching through http://www.gemm.com for sublime records, when i so happened to find this record:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sublime-Date-Rape-12-Green-Vinyl-RARE-ONLY-300-MADE_W0QQitemZ4841977016QQcategoryZ306QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

the only difference was this one was twenty bucks. having been searching for this record for years, i almost couldn't believe it. i pulled out my pen and notebook and wrote down the seller's name and email address. when i returned home after another long critical thinking lecture (we did not land on the moon), i ordered the record. i heard back from the seller who told me that he would be shipping it out the next day. so began the wait.
a week passed and i finally received it, and when i did it was kind of a surprised because it included this:
http://usera.imagecave.com/system/showpicture.asp?u=trebjmike&p=sublime.jpg&a=

as it turns out, the seller of the record owned a club in california that sublime played in 1991 and he claims that brad gave him the record personally. i guess i believe him because of the press photo (kelly vargas rocking the drums, pretty crazy). needless to say this record will hold a special place in my collection, check it out:
http://usera.imagecave.com/system/showpicture.asp?u=trebjmike&p=sublimegreen.JPG&a=

ps - if your like me (a sucker for good poppy punk rock) check this out:
http://www.thelovedonesband.com/100kvideo.html

talk to you doods soon

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Sunday, January 1st, 2006
1:07 am - standards
i found myself fascinated with watching the mtv new years special this year. i didn't count, but the number of times they said it was "all about the music" was outrageous. i got to see the person i resemble so much for the first time ever. i couldn't wait for the super insane mega double band action at 12:00. i don't think i've ever heard a better version of let the good times roll. really. even better was the shakira performance. i think she gets nominated for the stupidest lyrics i've ever heard. whoever writes her music is a genius. i mean she speaks perfect french and she has perfect friends. yup. the absence of good music from something that is "all about the music" just sucks. and i watched all of it. commons freestyle over the beatbox was the dopest thing on the show. and of course paul walls grill. if i had to make a new years resolution it would be to not be blinded by commercialism and advertising and to not just take what is shoved down my throat by mtv and the radio. i've been making the same one for awhile. love to anyone who reads this. i'm going to listen to the young pioneers. peace.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
10:30 pm - billups 4 point play
i never thought of livejournal as a blog. i don't even think i understand the word. i guess a lot of reporters and other important people have them. i will maintain that my livejournal is just that. a public journal that produces some good writing. maybe sometimes more than others. another semester is almost over. i have done well in all my classes up until this point, and with only a few presentations and tests to go through things are looking good. i've written more raps this semester than ever before. i'm getting a digital recorder and a dope mic for xmas and over break i will be recording an ep. i hope you will have it sometime in january.
albums to listen to:
jimi hendrix experience - live at winterland
edan - architecture
shotwell - the devil has its day
this bike is a pipe bomb - three way tie for a fifth
sublime - contact buzz
out

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Sunday, October 30th, 2005
1:35 am
tonight this girl asked me if i was dressed up like the lead singer of fall out boy. i was like hell no i'm dressed like me dude.
fall out boy what? listen to shotwell or the blank fight instead.

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