Monday, December 29, 2008

I was thinking of something. When I was in junior high/high school, we had all these amazing teen movies that were a huge part of the pop culture of the time and had definite impact on us growing up. I'm talking about movies like Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, etc.
For any of you who had those formative teen years in the 90's, or are having them now, what are those movies for you?
I feel like somehow you've been ripped off, that your teen movies couldn't have been as good as ours. How can you compare a Can't Hardly Wait or a She's All That or an American Pie, to any of the classic John Hughes movies?
And for anyone in junior high or high school now, what are your movies? High School Musical?
What is the movie that defines your generation?
---In keeping with the theme of this post I thought I'd put up a quick mix of songs from scenes of some of these movies.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas is officially over.
Everyone got what they wanted?
Mine was pretty swell, check the tree:

As you may or may not know, we have an event called Begin Transmission happening on the AFI site. I hope all of you make videos, even if you don't want to come sing on the album, because I'm enjoying seeing everyone's submissions.

Also, I finished reading all my birthday cards, thank you to everyone who sent me one, they were extremely sweet and touching. Lena from Poland made this shirt:

aaaand, you guys made this donation to the animal rescue in my name, which was a stellar thing to do:

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I have a week off from the studio, what to do with myself?
Has everyone finished their shopping? WHAT'D YOU GET ME!?
I'm expecting another stocking full of coal this year.
Looks like Festivus beat Hanukkah in the poll, not sure what that means for the world.
By the way, Davey bought me this shirt for my birthday, I think it's spot-on.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coconut Records- West Coast

I haven't posted any jams for a while, so here's one that's been on my playlist lately. It's Jason Schwartzman's solo project. Nice guy, good song.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So we played the KROQ show last night, nothing caught on fire and no one was gravely injured, except for Hunter's knee, it caught on fire.  
We had fun, even though the sets were all short, Warped Tour-style.  We played "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", which is an extremely old AFI song we haven't played for years and years.
Then it was off to see the Cure's secret show at the Troubadour.  Then I finished it all off with a bowl of Lucky Charms.
All in all, a top-notch night.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Yes, I decorated that cookie.  That's about the best I could do.  I'm getting the Christmas spirit though.  
Everyone is gonna get a sad christmas tree from me as a gift this year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

p.s.  before anyone gets all up in arms, I was at the track for someone's birthday party and didn't actually do any gambling <3

At the track, betting on the ponies...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

p.s. I have the comments on the moderation setting for the time being, just in case you thought Blogger was being a punkass and not adding your comments. It'll just take a bit for them to show up. <3
Munch has crazy eyes, she's ready to tear my throat out right there.

My management sent this picture over to the studio but none of the other things for some reason, so I'll get them tomorrow.
It's very sweet of all of you to send me gifts and cards on my birthday, and Munch obviously appreciates her drawing seeing as how she's guarding it with her homicidal eyes.