Posts Tagged ‘the fray’

Things of note

Things that are on my mind right now:

  • From what I’m seeing on the twitter feed, the city feels royally bummed out about tonight’s latest debacle. In the past I would be too, but this year I’m feeling pretty numb. I think the loss to Calgary during the 2004 playoffs was the last time I was emotionally connected with the team. After that, I just started to gradually not care. But, on the plus side, my main man Shane O’Brien scored a goal tonight. Mike Gillis, re-sign this man please.
  • I don’t like making public very private things, but I will say this: it’s hard not caring, or even pretending not to. In the end I guess I still do care.
  • School starts tomorrow and I’m not ready. Even though I’m officially only taking one course and on the wait list for another, it seems like I really need to cut down on the things I have planned for the summer.
  • Graduation… how’s that going to work out?
  • I can’t wait for Portland. As much as I love Vancouver, I need to get out of this city.
  • This summer I will learn ‘Doesn’t Remind Me’ by Audioslave. That song has been bothering me for a long time now. It needs to be learned, but darn it tremelo picking is hard.
  • The Fray never get old. Listen to ‘Uncertainty.’ Lovely song.

I’m out.


Quick random thoughts, free of the excess that would otherwise take up an entire blog post for each one:

1) Olympics are over, and I am sad. But I do not regret, I had fun and for the most part did what I wanted to do during the festivities.
2) Team Canada may have won gold, but I still prefer a Stanley Cup parade in Vancouver.
3) Now that I know how you feel, would you wait for me?
4) Writing songs is hard. Deadline in April coming up fast.
5) Twitter is addictive. Please join so more people may experience more of Matt.
6) Work sucks, I know. But at least I get paid.
7) Fiji in July? Would it benefit me spiritually? Would I be allowed to come?
eight) And furthermore, if I were to be offered it, would a second term of co-op be worth it?
9) These pictures won’t upload themselves.
10) More ‘beholding,’ less day dreaming.
11) Vox AC30 or a Bogner Ecstasy? Combo amp or cool half stack?
12) I have yet to venture into the art of cooking. Who’s up for helping me out?
13) Sleep is the enemy.
14) March already. Darn.
15) The Fray – Happiness.

A shower of sparks

An amazing performance of one of my favourite songs of all time.

That’s a lot of “of’s.”

Posted: January 11th, 2010
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So this is the New Year

It’s currently 5:47 in the morning, it’s still dark outside and I’m running on 4 hours of sleep despite turning in early last night. I guess that’s one good thing about not being able to sleep well, I need to wake up early anyways. I have no idea how long I can keep up this 8 AM start time for this new job. It just seems way too gnarly to maintain over 4 months.

I didn’t think I’d ever say this, but I’m going to miss school this semester, especially with all the fun I had on campus this past fall. I’m finally enjoying life on campus, despite only being up there for 2 days a week. Now that I’m going to be heading to Surrey for work instead, it’s going to make me miss it even more. And when graduation hits, I’m going to be at a loss in how to fill that void. I wish I could be a student forever.

But anyways.

There are so many questions, so many conflicting feelings coming into this new year. Do I keep trucking on at Scotia or is my time really up? A part of me doesn’t want to leave. There’s some… unfinished business that needs to checked off before I go. Another part of me thinks the time is now. I’ve been there for over 2 years, and I don’t want to be seen as a lifer. I’m probably one of if not the oldest guy working in my area and one would see that as a sign to move on.

There’s also other matters that need to be dealt with soon. Like sucking it up and saying how I feel. I’m not very good at expressing how I feel at times. Heck, these posts don’t even tell the whole story. I guess there’s that fear of not getting the results I want. But if past experiences have taught me anything, it’s that it’s better to find closure in something rather than let it tear you up and leave it be.

So here’s to the new year.

Posted: January 4th, 2010
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Happiness is just outside my window
Would it crash blowing 80-miles an hour?
Or is happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in?

Happiness feels a lot like sorrow
Let it be, you can’t make it come or go
But you are gone – not for good but for now
Gone for now feels a lot like gone for good

Happiness is a firecracker sitting on my headboard
Happiness was never mine to hold
Careful child, light the fuse and get away
‘Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks

Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that’s probably enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar

Happiness is like the old man told me
Look for it, but you’ll never find it all
But let it go, live your life and leave it

–The Fray ‘Happiness’

Posted: January 2nd, 2010
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It’s Cold

Winter blues? Does it exist? If how I’m feeling right now is of any indication, it might. Maybe I should just relax. And sorry for the emo posts of late, but it’s an emo time of year.

Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that’s probably enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar
— The Fray ‘Happiness’

Posted: December 5th, 2009
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The Sound

Jamming at 4 in the morning, not caring what comes out or how out of it I am. That paper I was supposed to do, it can wait.

When the six string has been laid down for the night, these two broken speakers in front of me increase in mileage after every song. My sub-woofer is broken and I am poor. But that’s OK, at least I have my tunes.

Is there anything more beautiful? Now for bed.

I like

Do you?


Because I want to be just as cool as the dude from The Fray. Observe:

Posted: October 19th, 2009
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It’s positive

Class today, results are in. Looking at the results, I realized that I bombed my midterm.

But I didn’t care.

Things are looking up. My birthday just went by, but I think things are starting to go in the direction that I want, even though flunking a test worth a sizable chunk of my class grade would suggest otherwise.

I was reading this article earlier this week regarding the recently announcement that Blink 182 was reuniting. Unlike James, I never really moved on. I grew up listening to these guys. After they went on ‘haitus’ things weren’t ever the same. I tried indie. I tried electronica. Soft rock. It never really replaced the magic that I felt in high school. That’s not to suggest I ran into absolute crap since then – Coldplay and The Subways, great bands – but when something is gone that had a big influence on how you lived, how you reacted to the world, it’s a void that never really closes itself.

Maybe I’m just a jaded punk rock guy, missing the days where punk and punk-pop bands took the scene by storm. Say what you will about the quality of music back then, but it had to be better than the Jonas Brothers. I don’t think I need to elaborate on why this news has me excited.

OK, no more Blink posts for now.

Musically it’s been orgasmic over here. The new The Fray album that dropped is amazing. Listen to ‘Happiness,’ it’s got some chill vibe going off in there. Asher Roth’s ‘I Love College’ single is the craziest thing I’ve heard in a while, even though I’m no frat boy. Sifting through old albums, I’ve rediscovered why the Beastie Boys are as dope as they are.

I can sleep easily again.

Posted: February 12th, 2009
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