Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Here I am in Atlanta. The cities change but the hotels remain the same. Sounds like the basis of a good Bon Jovi ballad. We're playing with the Killers and Jet tonight, strange bill, I hope some of you are there to make it feel like home.

In other news, I've spent the last couple of months on the road working on Blaqk Audio in all my spare moments and we're finally going to record next month.(!) Davey and I are tres excited to finally get in the studio and finish this album. I know we've been talking about it for 3 years but now we finally have time to make it happen. We've even decided on an album title, but, just in case we randomly change our minds and call it something else, I won't say what it is.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

How much do I suck at updating? Don't answer that. I went shopping with Nils yesterday and bought a pair of pants. When I got them home I discovered that there was a happy bunny stitched on one back pocket and a less-happy-but-not-entirely-disgruntled skull on the other back pocket. I just spent an hour pulling out each stitch so now I have a virgin expanse of black on the back of my pants. See, this is why I'm so slow at updating, I have to remove bunnies from my butt.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out and made our first New Zealand show ever a fabulous nighttt!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What's everyone dressing as tonight? I'm going as slutty Abraham Lincoln.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Top 5 Airport Security Line Experiences:

5. London- Guy pulled out my iPod and said "Wot thees? Alarm clock?"

4. Phoenix- Old man swabs Davey's makeup case and the machine detects TNT on it.

3. Mexico- Guards confiscate Smith's flatiron as a dangerous weapon.

2. Oakland- I unwittingly leave a pair of brass knuckles in my jacket pocket and almost get arrested on a felony.

1. Toronto- Even older man with sweet purple turban pats down my hair for at least 15 seconds to determine if there are any illegal items hidden within.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

In your face Justin Timberlake and Beyonce!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I very rarely fall on stage or hurt myself while playing (knock on wood!), but here's my....

Top 5 Stage Accidents:

1. When I tried to run up the wall in Boise and kicked my foot into the dry wall all the way to the hip and then did a backwards somersault (yes, that's how you spell somersault) out of it.

2. Falling off a 15-foot stage in Belgium onto the concrete floor, being upside down in the air still playing but somehow landing on my feet in between two bouncers.

3. Crowd surfer in Florida kicking the mic stand while I was singing, giving me a mouthful of tooth chips and a perfect bloody mic imprint on my nose.

4. Kung fu-ing myself in the head with my guitar during Bleed Black in Phoenix, my only accident requiring a hospital visit and stitches.

5. Warped Tour '99- Our trailer was parked on an incline and my roadcase rolled out of it while I had my back to it. It fell out and the metal edge cut a 6-inch long swatch of skin off the back of my ankle (which I later found perfectly preserved in my sock).

Monday, September 25, 2006

My favorites usually change with the wind, but here's what I'm thinking right now....

Top 5 Guitar Solos:

1. Slayer- Angel of Death
2. Solo at the end of the movie Crossroads
3. Jimi Hendrix- Little Wing
4. Poison- Life Goes On
5. Dragonforce- My Spirit Will Go On

Top 5 Videos:

1. Aphex Twin- Windowlicker
2. Radiohead- Just
3. Sinead O' Connor- Nothing Compares To U (or Marilyn Manson- Beautiful People)
4. Sigur Ros- Untitled #1
5. Dr. Dre- Nuthin But A G Thang

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Arrrghh, I'm so terrible at updating, although I've been tres busy lately so mea culpa. Hi!
Just finished up the last edits of our new video, which we'll be premiering in New York in a few days, so if you live there, come visit. It was fairly grueling shooting that thing, all the anguish you see on my face in it was real.
I should do some more Top 5's. Which should I do?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sorry to those of you hanging about after the show in Phoenix to talk to us, I had an unfortunate run-in with one of my tuning pegs and had to go to the hospital for some quick late-night stitches. I was going to include a picture I took backstage after the show that shows my bloody face and head but I will spare you.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

By the way, if someone has been talking to you online claiming to be my girlfriend, it's not. She hasn't called/IMed/messaged anyone so don't be fooled by whoever is doing that. She only has one myspace profile,, so if someone is messaging you from some other one claiming to be her, don't buy it.

p.s. if someone is IMing you, etc., claiming to be me, it's not either.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

My weird, stayed-in-my-hotel-room-in-boxers-all-day St. Louis St. Lunatics mix. Although I don't know if 3 songs can be considered a mix. Anyone going to Street Scene? You don't even have to be scene to go....

Monday, July 10, 2006

Here's my Denver Hotel Room mix. I'm feeling like a ball of indie rock/electro/90's hardcore today. To the color of b-l-o-o-d.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bleeearghhh, we're on Warped Tour!! See how I capitalized it like a gud sintince riter. San Antonio at the moment. I walked by the Alamo. It wasn't that exciting, just looked like an Alamo. We're on tour forever, come out and see us why don't you.

Monday, June 19, 2006

I've been so lax in my corndog blogging. Tour will do that to you. Anyone seen any of the shows yet? Did you have a smashing time?

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Our new AP covers are out this weekend, and, in the spirit of shameless self-promotion.........


Saturday, June 03, 2006

We're taping the movie awards tonight and we're sitting behind Will Farrell so I'll try to get some pictures of the back of his fro. When we play I'm gonna do a stagedive and land in his lap. We got these amazing huge giftbags with weird items such as a $1,000 gift certificate for tattoo removal. I think they're trying to tell me something. I'm currently editing together another short clip of Smith. Go teeth!

Monday, May 22, 2006

It was nice to meet some of the Londoners who come here to my leetle website today. I ate vegan bangers and mash as well. Whoever invented bangers, I believe it was Nigel Banger, must be turning over in his grave. I also poured coffee on my teabag. I'm very amateur when it comes to being a British person.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Were any of you in New York yesterday?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

End of the world! They stopped making my Adidas!! How crushing. I'm just going to wear Wonder Bread bags on my feet now. Oh yeah, and I'm in New Jersey.

Friday, April 21, 2006

What song would you most like to see covered? (by us)

You got my back?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Thank you Dan Under.

Thank you Aztec god who created chihuahuas.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Monday, April 03, 2006

Blaqk Audio cometh.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

I tried to put a Firefox mp3 player up and my computer burst into flames.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oh yes, click the "Download session invalid" link and it'll take you to an active link. Brilliant system they have over there at Rapidshare. I know YSI is better but I'm stubborn.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

We're playing shows, go us! It's been awhile.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Let's take a moment to enjoy a classic....

Ninja, Please

Ninjas walk down street to go eat some food. Ninjas are all wearing black and looking totally sweet. There is some awesome music playing in the background to get the audience really pumped. Then some dude jumps out of nowhere. The ninjas start beating this guy's ass bad. Then the dude starts trying to run away, but one ninja pulls out a ninja star (ninja weapon) and throws it at the dude. The ninja star cuts the guy's head totally off. The head rolls over near this old dog that looks at the head and barfs all over the place, including the camera, which is awesome. The ninjas start flying and everybody starts screaming. Then the scene ends.
Scene 2:
A ninja is sleeping at his house. Some idiot walks by singing a super annoying song. Then the ninja wakes up super pissed and ready to rock. The guy just keeps walking and singing, while the ninja starts cutting down a building. When the guy walks by the building, it falls on him. (When the building is falling, a guitar will be wailing hard in the background.) There will be a close up of the dude's feet sticking out from under the building. The feet explode all over the place, because of blood pressure. Then we see that the ninja was playing the guitar. Then all these babes start coming out of nowhere and the ninja starts wailing ever harder (if that's even possible). Then the camera starts fading out and then explodes.


-While writing this script, I head-butt my dog so hard that we both screamed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sorry for the lapse in updates the last few days. I've been in San Francisco. Went to see Death By Stereo last night with Smith, Dave(y), Adam, and Fritch. Haven't seen Fritch in like 6 months, he's been out with Death Cab For Cutie and he now has a beard.

Monday, March 06, 2006

What do you guys think the best album of the last two years was. And be honest, even if it's something that you're guilty about.

Interesting, interesting. Some good thangs on that list. Although there's one recurring band that I can't stand, but I won't mention who. Alot of love for Green Day, that's good. They're great guys and all that success couldn't have happened to nicer people. Billy even let Dave and I use his house to write some new songs in for this upcoming record.

Any upcoming albums people are excited for? Saves the Day? Muse? Morrissey? Slayer? Radiohead?

Can't wait for these.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I got up at 6:30 a.m. I heard this hour existed but didn't really believe it til now.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

This guts me every time I listen to it.

p.s. it's Godspeed You! Black Emperor, one of my favorite bands. The song is called Moya.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Here's a special treat for you, the extremely confusing and fantastic thing that is MC Stay N Skool. For those of you who know, you will be happy, for those of you who don't, I probably wouldn't even bother listening. Remember that he had drank 10 beers by noon when this was recorded, and had already jumped out of a second story window while throwing a machete through his rolled-up car window.

Chalker, Your Hair Looks Like Motherfuckin' Hell

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

I just found this, it's a drawing of the rose from Sing the Sorrow (obviously), Alan Forbes' first idea for it. Originally we wanted this rose to be the cover of the album but we ended up liking the leaves better.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy V-D!! I choo-choo-choose you. Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days, we've had back to back all-day photo shoots in the wilds of downtown LA.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What is everyone doing for V-day?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

What's your favorite love song?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I noticed that sometimes when you click on the rapidshare link it goes to a "download session invalid" page but you can still click on the link right next to it and then "free", etc. and it takes you to the song. Oi.
Local boy
makes good.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Oops, somehow that last post revealed one of my email addresses. Please don't spread it around because then I'll have to change it. By the way, how did it reveal it? I don't see where it shows up.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

So I'm guessing the player doesn't work for Firefox. IE, son.
If someone could post something in the comments on how to make it work for the various browsers it's not working on, that would be fabulous.
Also, I posted this before, but I have no idea why Linkin Park shows up on there, I think whoever wrote the code for the player probably hid it in there somehow.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Top 5 actresses:

1. Audrey Hepburn

2. Vivien Leigh

3. Natalie Portman

4. Ingrid Bergman

5. Marlene Dietrich

Top 5 actresses for boys to mingle with:

1. Audrey Hepburn

2. Audrey Tatou

3. Jennifer Connelly

4. Winona Ryder

5. Natalie Portman

Top 5 actors for girls to mingle with:

1. Marlon Brando

2. Cillian Murphy

3. Jude Law

4. Johnny Depp (my bad)

5. Jared Leto

Top 5 tourmates:

1. Bleeding Through
2. Death By Stereo
3. The Explosion
4. Rancid
5. Thursday

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Top 5 80's cartoons: :

1. GI Joe
2. Transformers
3. Thundercats
4. He-Man
5. Smurfs

honorable mention goes out to Inspector Gadget, Ren and Stimpy, and Gem

Top 5 candy/candybars:

1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
2. Sour Skittles
3. Toffifay
4. RSVP (I don't think they exist anymore)
5. Skor

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ok, so I know there's been a lot of talk about Chuck Norris recently, what with the Chuck Norris Random Fact Generator and all, but I take pride in the fact that I'm an original, long-standing fan, with non-ironic praise of his movies and beard. Therefore, here are my top 5 Chuck Norris movie moments:

5. The Octagon: Chuck plays an enforcer for an asian casino, in Hong Kong I believe, but luckily, he's also a honky ninja (duh). It is notable that this is the only movie where Chuck plays a ninja. My favorite movie moment comes when he goes to collect some money owed to his boss and he runs afoul of a burly bodyguard type who takes Chuck's sweet cowboy hat off his head and stomps on it. There's an awesome voice-over of his thoughts where he thinks, "Not my good hat! Why do they always mess with my hat?" And then, in an amazing bit of camera work, there's a close-up shot of his hand clenching into a fist, which proceeds to deal out several awesome blows to various stomachs and noses.

4. Forced Vengeance: This is my favorite Charles Norris movie. At the end, he has to battle the bodyguard of the head bad guy/asian gang leader, who just happens to be one of the top 5 most ruling bodyguards of all time. He's fugly and has a Sonny Bono wig on, as well as being basically as tall as Yao Ming. I could be making that part up, but that's how he looks in my memory. Anyway, earlier in the movie, this guy rapes Chuck's girlfriend, which is what forces his vengeance, I guess. So they square off, and they're about to get into it when Sonny Bono says, "Your girl was very good", as a taunt. Except with his accent it comes out as "Yo guuh boss berry guuh." And then he gets punched in the stomach (duh).

3. Delta Force: This scene may have actually happened in Delta Force II, or maybe it happened in Invasion USA, or maybe it happened to me, but anyway. The end scene is basically total bearded domination of all aspects of ass-kicking. First off, let me just mention that Chuck is riding a dirt bike with twin missile launchers on it. He does various fabulous things like chasing a plane down a runway while standing up on the seat of the motorcycle and crashes through the wall of a house unharmed. I've never thought that driving a motorcycle into the side of a house expecting to crash through it was a smart move but now I know that it's totally possible. And then, of course, he's chilling on the motorcycle on this cliff top looking super sweet when he spots the bad guys (probably various bodyguards) driving below in some kind of weak jeep so he fires a heat-seeking missile off and blows them up.

1. Lone Wolf Mcquaid: That's possibly misspelled, but who cares, who died and made you god? In this scene, Chuck gets knocked out, only because he was sucker-punched, and buried alive by a backhoe. Luckily though, he gets buried alive in his totally bitchin and tricked out 1983 Ford Bronco. He comes to and is pretty much unfazed by the fact that he's now underground. Maybe it's because he's wearing a light-blue denim shirt with the sleeves cut off. Fortunately, there happens to be a six-pack of beer on the seat next him and he opens one and chugs it (in a move only Chuck could pull off, he doesn't remove the individual beer from the plastic thing holding the beers together). Then, he starts the engine and basically jumps out of the ground in slow motion. Don't even worry about the physics of it, I did the math and it all checks out. What follows is lots of bodyguards and druglords getting machine-gunned and punched in the stomach.

You may have noticed that I skipped number 2 but I have a party to go to.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

By the way, I like the idea someone had of top 5s. Give me some top 5s you'd like to hear.
Phoenix, Arizona. 120 degrees by 1 p.m. About to go onstage, absolutely unperturbed that my hair looks like a black biscuit. Smith is clearly the star here, black do-rag and Wyoming hat with a deerhead.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Let me know if there are any problems with the player.


Monday, January 09, 2006

Shy boys win.
So, we went on tour with the Offspring in Europe, in 2000. We'd play for about 20 minutes and then spend the next 23 hours and 40 minutes sitting around on the bus. This led to our ill-advised hairgrowing contest, the results of which you can see here. This is me in Barcelona, about to hit the town. Davey and I rolled to a club at midnight that night, thinking we'd be fashionably late. They told us the place didn't even open til 2 a.m. and we should come back at 4, when the place was really getting going. So anyway, that was when Davey started growing his hair, because of the contest. Obviously, he won.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

In case you were wondering, yes, of course, I read the comments, and I appreciate that you appreciate the songs. Oh yeah, is there anything else you would like to see posted here besides songs? Let's hear some suggestions...

Monday, January 02, 2006

By the way, when you click a link for Rapidshare, scroll down and click on "free", and then scroll down on the next page to find the download link.

Sunday, January 01, 2006