Tuesday, January 14, 2014

todd barry guys

I've been neglecting heckasasc because of stupid facebook. I hate my phone. It's a weird modern phenomenon that scott pointed out. hating and loving a stupid thin rectangular thing that sits in your purse/pocket.  Being beholden to this constant stimulus. I am not exactly treading new ground here. Smiller pointed out that since I understand better than some exactly why this appeals to the human brain and becomes addictive I should maybe be better at dealing with it. I can't believe that I actually got busted texting in the front at a four eyes show. that is really really insane. yeah, it was people who needed to know how to get there but they either would have found it by texting someone else or I could have checked it during like a bathroom break or something.

so I'm going to check facebook less, I just deleted fb and twitter from my phone (not that I check twitter any more anyway) and luckily I have never figured out what the hell instagram is for even though I recently found out that friends have tagged me "hundreds of times".

Excited about the Halloween show! I didn't think I could think of a band and then within minutes I did and it was happening. The idea of being up there with a band rather than solo is a huge relief.

I'm djing the no bunny show on sunday. Matinee show starting at 5. I'm stoked I have the next day off so I can go to soul night after. I really want to spend 9 hours at the press apparently. rap seems weird at this show for sure but I asked NB and he said he's "down with the hippity hop". I offered a bubblegum/power pop set but he said rap. I will keep it light and silly with songs such as Laffy Taffy.

Friday/Saturday is Todd Barry. I might go to both since I paid for Friday and got passes for Saturday. It depends on the set.

18 comments:

beckler said...

it's also cutting into my time when I should be freelancing and sucking my motivation to do stuff like walk to lunch and get out in the nice weather and get some exercise. I eat at my desk supposedly to do work but mostly end up on social media. jeez I don't even read stuff like new York magazine any more. things that stimulate my brain at times. wtf is wrong with me?@?@?@

Cody S. said...

Are you going to the 8pm or 10pm shows? I think Brandi and I are going but not sure when.

Anonymous said...

My worst habit with the iPhone is reading in bed when I should be trying to fall asleep or getting up in the morning. Away from the phone, it really helped installing browser extensions for FireFox and Chrome where you can restrict yourself to a certain amount of time (say 15 minutes) a day for specific sites.

beckler said...

We'll see if I have to go to those lengths. That's good to know. Most of the time I'm on fb so deleting that app is already working wonders. I actually walked around town for an hour today and met a friend for lunch. I have been taking my phone and laptop up into my bedroom 95% more lately than I ever have in my life and it is a terrible idea. I used to never check my phone after like 8.

I totally like texting though and don't think it's a problem. It much more resembles real human interaction.

I'm going to 10 on Friday and 8 on Saturday (if I actually decide to go twice, if not just the one on Friday)

Stephen Glass said...

You can check with Miss Connie Conway, but I'm pretty sure after my dreaded jaw-break mishap down there last year I was saying "where's my phone?" in a daze all
to her all the way to the ER.

beckler said...

AS LONG AS THE PHONE IS SAFE!

beckler said...

don't forget to check out sacramento foodways guys (linked on right) it's good!

Anonymous said...

I've deleted and reinstalled facebook on my phone so many times!! And I'm living all the stuff you're talking about phone-wise. hate/love fi real

JD
ps these captchas are insane; I had to reload it 5 times before I got one I could read

DaveNinja said...

For the record, I'm "pro-texting/smartphone-usage at 4 eyes shows". In the immortal words of the Soup Dragons, You are free, to do what you want, any old time.

Can you put a link to the 2014 Halloween blog on the front page of heckasac?

Cody S. said...

What band are you doing?

Anonymous said...

My assumption is that you're scoring Heady Topper through trades. Correct?

Mario S.

Scott Miller said...

No, Mak's Quick Corner has it. In the back.

beckler said...

The heady topper thing was a joke. I haven't tried it. I am turning in my journalistic credentials right now.

The new banner photo is the clue to the band I'm in.

I swear one day primarily off social media and I feel so much better! I didn't even want to check it yesterday at 5 but I had to look for messages. I think I'm just going to check it again at the end of the day. I don't feel like looking at it this morning.

Speaking of soupdragons, when is some band going to do soupdragons? I saw them live at my first concert: INXS

beckler said...

link added

Anonymous said...

Shit. Sorry to out you. I know some folks who have traded for it, which is why I asked. I haven't tried it either.

MS

Scott Miller said...

You tried it!

beckler said...

ha, I thought that might be true. who can remember all this stuff, nerds, that's who

Cody S. said...

It took me forever to figure out who that was. That's the coolest picture.