Sunday, September 30, 2007

sun, sun, sun here it comes!

I wanted chocolate cupcakes so I made them. For the first time ever, I made cupcakes for me to enjoy rather than someone else. They're pretty splendid and adorable for cupcakes. They have pink frosting and sprinkles. I don't know if that's girlishly lame, or just totally sweet. I'm going to go with totally sweet. And that is how they taste too. But not TOO sweet like store bought ones. These are QUALITY. And they're mine, bitches, all mine! I might share. If I like you. But I wouldn't count on it!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I nearly died, I nearly died!


Listening to too many terrible Beatles covers can make you sick. Literally sick. Not "sick" in the sense of throwing up or being seriously awesome, but give you a sore throat, head, and stomach. No bullshit. I blame Regina and "various artists" on the Across the Universe Movie soundtrack. In the exception of Eddie Izzard. His wasn't so bad. The rest of ya'll should keep your day jobs! Especially you, Evan Rachel Wood! UGH! So, be warned and be weary. It could happen to you!

Friday, September 28, 2007

you are not the new nazi

First and foremost, I love Regina Spektor. When I list my influences and inspirations, she is always the 3rd one I mention. The Beatles, John Lennon, then Regina. And though I did love the show very much, I wish I could have been spared of hearing her cover of "Real Love". It kind of ruined the end of the show for me. It really upset me. It made me really sad and then just annoyed. I hate covers of John Lennon songs. I hate the removal of his voice from his songs. It always depresses me. That's as far into the explanation that I feel like going into. I already gave myself a headache from crying at the end of The U.S. vs John Lennon. So that's plenty of patheticness for one night.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm at a very impressionable age

Gizmo and I went for a walk today and Gizmo got honked at twice in the short stroll we had. Yeah, he's that hot.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

Random Uninteresting Fact about Me: I'm afraid of the dark. And probably because of this light. This light automatically comes on when a sensor on it senses that it is getting dark. This light shines into the back bedroom and the bathroom in our house and the back bedroom was the nursery for us little ones. Being the last born, the nursery was later just transformed into my bedroom. So from a very, very young age on, I never slept in the complete dark. Always could basically see where you were going, what you were doing, but without hindering slumbering. Like an automatic night light. That's a comfortable setting for me. Any darker and I get a bit nervous and claustrophobic. Thank God for the comforting glow of screen savers and TV sets!

In other completely unrelated news, 77 Cleaners & Shoe Repair better not harm my beloved boots! I'll cry! A lot!

Monday, September 24, 2007

shut your mouth, I just can't take it


Nobody reads my blog but I'm just trying to post it "EVERYWHERE"!

are you a friend?

I am so frustrated and so tired and I just want to go to bed, but I want to make it clear to the very few people that read this blog and are aware of my band that the album is not finished. You can't believe everything you read in blogs these days. Even when you think the source is reliable, they can sometimes use misleading words and get the hopes up of many little boys and girls around the world. A misinformed blog can be a dangerous thing. But if I say anything else on this topic, my bassist will never speak to me again. ever. or something.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

no, not for them, for you

We spent about 8 hrs at the studio wrapping up the long awaited album of the most talked about band at Ye Old Oar House; JeNell & the Yets. Eight hours is a long time to be anywhere except bed, but as you can see, we're pretty FIERCE! It'll be good to be finished, but I'm not looking forward to the arduous task of getting the album pressed. Wish me luck, friends... and send me all your money! ;)

[man, my camera does the coolest tricks....]

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I'm the wrong guy to play hide-n-seek with

Despite all the fuss and me nearly crying at the vets (again), Gizmo's itchy skin woes seem to be all better now. Or at least on the mend. Not a cheap solution, but an effective one, so in the end, it's worth it. Oh, if only my own itchy skin woes were so easy to solve. Though, I guess I can't complain too much. It's not become such a hindrance to my life that I can't go buy toilet paper, though. THANK FUCK!

Friday, September 21, 2007

can't you see that you're just scaring me?

Just when I was ready to email these dudes, they finally came through! Plus, the pins turned out ok so that's another relief! Good timing too because after the band played the Oar House tonight we've become Millville's most sought after act ever. Exaggeration? I don't even know what that word means... Get ready South Jersey, Jenell & the Yets are going to rock you all.... October long.. Maybe longer. Maybe not. Oh sigh. I can say no more. Come check us out in October. Do it. Take my word for it. I mean, why not? I can say no more.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

it's just that no one makes me feel this way




If I don't call the vet and make an appointment for Gizmo tomorrow, I think he'll probably really bite my face off. If not my face, he will be eating someone alive. More than likely himself.

It's some sort of poetic justice that I would get a dog with allergies.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

you better heat up that miracle

This photo is a diagram model of the movie Die Hard. Also known as the movie I'm watching right now instead of working. Ze Germans shouldn't mess with John McClaine. Especially when he's being represented by a bunny. Yippy-ki-yay, melon farmers!

Monday, September 17, 2007

this song has a really long instrumental bit

Once upon a time when I lived in West Chester, there was a bag similar to the one pictured in a Forever 21 sort of establishment. I liked it, but it was like $30 or something so I forewent it. Later, I was kind of kicking myself because I wished I'd gotten it. Days later, I went back and it was gone! A bag travesty! Well, today I found this bag and I am super glad I didn't pay $30 for the other one because this one is even more badass and the price actually reasonable! How much? Well, whatever 15% off of $9.99 is! Oh snap my mom and I are good at finding the deals!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

the rain will bring you down

I'm still not quite sure why Andrew & Amy originally decided to hit up Historic Philly one-on-one considering they both said things to lead me to believe the drive up and the 10 minutes of the time they spent in Philly without JeNell & the Yets were teetering on awful. Be that as it may, it was an interesting outing. I thought it was better than sitting at home, but I don't know if everyone agreed or not. Matt and Anthony showed up as well. Matt got pretty drunk, to my surprise. Got some potentially grave news, but I'm trying to push that out of my head until it's an actual problem rather than a possible possibility. And I found $5.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

forgiveness is a lot like saying sorry

Matt and Nathan must be incredibly bored people because for some weird reason when they heard that Jamie and I were going to the Oar House tonight, they both wanted to come. But it was totally awesome because the best cover band in Millville was playing. Yeah, that's right, Subculture! They're going to be even more amazing at the Pumpkin Show on October 13th. Why? Cuz I got majority vote; I'm going to be making a cameo and singing on a few songs! Considering how long it's taking me to get Jimmy in gear with the Yets, this cameo in Subculture may be my first ever performance with a live band where I get to just sing! So excited! And completely off topic, look at Jamie's adorable Coronita. It's a beer cute enough for kids! Kid sized; Jamie approved!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

you I can't replace cuz you got my favorite face

Sayreville, NJ is so fucking stupid. I know that NJ is basically considered the armpit of the country and I don't tend to jump up to defend my home state often, but I will say that South Jersey is so much better than North Jersey. I know there's plenty of people that would probably disagree with me, but every time I have to go up that way, I get lost. Directions or not, I get lost. I might as well not have directions because I'm going to get lost anyway. But tonight we got so lost we actually missed AOM's set. Luckily, we didn't have to pay for the tickets or else that'd really be a bust. But we did have to endure the frustration of being quite lost shortly followed by the frustration of terrible music. But overall, tonight was a good night anyway. I learned a lot about merch selling and nipples. Plus, rumor has it that Citizen will be AOM's first and last album ever. Don't take my word for it. There's a slim chance they could go on. On that note, I must add that I've never been quite so amazed with "Hemmingway". He's a one of a kind talent. BTW, Lisa, Vintz gives up on you, you Starting Line fan who won't buy their album which he sang his heart out on! And with that ends another successful run of insane days.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

is that what you'd want to view?

Jamie found out the hard way that the House of Blues in Atlantic City has a seriously strict camera restriction, but with my meager camera on my phone I took this. It's crazy weird to attend an AOM show where I can hardly see, they only play 5 songs, and I'm surrounded by a bunch of Used fans. It's crazy weirder yet to be asked when my birthday is by some stranger in the casino. And even crazy weirderer to walk away from the person and then be stopped by him again and then slip away again only to be followed to the bathroom and then SCARY weird crazy to see the same dude WAITING FOR US TO COME OUT! But, luckily, we lost crazy stalker guy by pretending we were way busy and important on our cell phones and escaping back to the HOB area where he could not follow! But even more crazy weirdererer? The stalker was Vintz in disguise!!!!!!! WHA CHA!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

you could ruin my day before it's begun

Went to NYC and as you can probably surmise from the photo, we were guests on the Conan O'Brien show. Yeah, I thought it was kind of odd that they gave us tickets and wrist bands which would give you the impression that we were part of the audience despite the fact that we were guests on the show. I guess that's so we wouldn't be mobbed on the street by people jealous of the close proximity we'd soon be to the one and only Conan the O'Brien. I hope ya'll caught it, though. We were awesome. Like not as good as Paul Giamatti, but way better than Alyson Hannigan and Bad Religion. Squashed all the rumors about me being Jewish, playing the trumpet, and all those rumors that Jenell and the Yets were breaking up. There will be no The Original Jenell and the Yets just the original Jenell and the Yets. Ya saavy?

Monday, September 10, 2007

those flashing lights come from everywhere


Despite the fact that this video was taken on my mother's camera, she was for some reason unable to know how to delete things off of it? I forgot to do it but when you start filming something and it says the memory is empty then you should just delete a few things. I could see if there was a lot of things on it that you haven't saved on the computer yet, but there was a whopping 4 other things on the camera. Why was there no memory? Because there was two other videos on there. The ones from the Bus Stop Cafe that came out too dark. Which just goes to show you how often they use that camera. Had they picked it up one time to use it, they would have had to delete something off to use it. Annoying? Yes. Should I fire her again? I want to, but normally she's the only one there to do the job! Lisa, be our filmographer already! It's getting sad! Who am I kidding? It's long past sad!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

you don't have to say what you did

Why is it that whenever Jamie wants to go to the mall to buy something, I'm the one that winds up spending money?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

she wouldn't get out of the car

If it's possible, Millville was somehow even more dead tonight than usual. I don't know where the hell everyone was, but I surely hope it was worth it for them! But, all of the current and potential Yets came out to support the JeNell and those are some of my favorite people. So, whatever Millville and Volkswagen and computers and canker sores and daily cephalalgia! I don't need ya! I got Revelation Records support and the love of the Yets. So, cast out all your bets, we only play 3 sets, and that's all you gets - so - fuck you!

Friday, September 7, 2007

everything is so annoying

Today was stupid. Tomorrow better be smarter. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that today was superbad. And, that's all I have to say about that. And, dammit Volkswagen, I need my car back. And, fuck this shit right now I'm checking out.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

what the fuck was that?

This cake was bananas; b-a-n-a-n-a-s. And yes, I baked it. And yes, I'm going to give up my singing career and become a baker now. And yes, it was the easiest cake I ever baked; felt like I didn't bake it at all. And finally, yes, it was for my grandmother :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

man, i wish bryan adams was still awesome

Went shopping with my mom and Jamie today. There was some crazy traffic, but without a doubt that "labor day crackdown" really helped keep the peace on the highways.

We all got a few things, which is making me think I definitely need to go through my dresser and throw away some shit I never wear. Yeah, it could happen.

I had a somewhat terrible headache from the horrible stench of some perfume in Urban Outfitters that didn't quit until about 11pm, but that didn't stop my mother from running through a trillion possible things she may or may not wear her new shoes with tomorrow.

I might as well be her personal stylist. But that's fine with me as long as she keeps up her end of our deal and wears in all my shoes when I'm a huge star. Or at least lets me wear her flip flops when my shoes destroy my feet. :)

Monday, September 3, 2007

that is so not a child

So, we went up to West Chester and visited a Matt, but not this Matt. We visited a Matt with a great deal of interesting stories and boils. Unfortunately, I didn't bother to take my camera to Dub-C so I could get a photo of that Matt so in honor of Matt's everywhere, here is a photo of a Matt wearing what this Matt might refer to as his "favorite" jacket. Whereas I would refer to it as his "dad" jacket. But what do I know about Matt's?

Sunday, September 2, 2007

to the trees!


A local artist painted me. A pastel to be most accurate. Modeling is not a really a career I would ever be interested in nor would I ever imagine myself right for, but I guess I have good lines on my face; from an artist's perspective. Not wrinkles mind you, but facial structure. Kind of odd to be looked upon in the same way one might look at a fruit basket they're about to draw, but maybe at the same time refreshing. But fuck is it boring.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

more catch up


Finally, places are getting the bright idea to not just make mini beef burgers. Now they're spreading their wings and making mini veggie burgers and turkey burgers in certain places. And I say, it's about time!

And damn, that angel food cake was the BOMB.
It's obviously not pictured.
It was eaten too quickly to be photographed.