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I have heard St. Vincent and Beck, for me it’s a no brainer for St. Vincent.
I’m gonna be out of town for Friday/Saturday so there is a good chance this will be the first pitchfork I don’t go to in six or seven years. So that will be one less douche bag at least…
She wasn’t the headliner, R Kelly was.
Also, for the record, seeing Glass Candy over M.I.A. last year was one of the best decisions of my life.
I want to say Smash was my second
Also FWIW, just remembered last night that I had a Dookie tee shirt that had a picture of a turd on it.
Ha! Yes, but in a good way
*by album I mean cd
If you asked stereogum commenters what the first album they bought was what would the top 5 results be? Dookie would definately be in there, other 4??
For the record I think the first album I ever bought was “Off the Deep End” by Weird Al
I don’t think Scott Gallagher was joking, pretty sure he is just an asshole
How can you lecture people about taking rape lightly and then say this girl should be ashamed of herself for not reporting it right away? Don’t a lot of rapes go unreported? It’s a traumatic experience, a lot of people probably opt to just push it from their memory and try to pretend it never happened. Maybe not the right move but it’s understandable.
Totally. Maybe these days with Facebook it’s more common for teachers to stay in touch with students because it’s so easy, but back in the day it seems a little weird for a male teacher to be in touch with a female student of that age to the point where he is going to her birthday party 2 years after she was out of his class.
Probably best to let this girl press charges before even getting to that point. Til then the brother would probably rather stay out of it and live his life.
Also, if it is true are you sure he would implicate his brother?
The whole thing is a clusterfuck, if these allegations are true probably not the best way to come forward.
Took me about 5 mins to find out that Matt Oberst is a middle school writing teacher, I actually ended up at his Linkdin account, so this person knowing that proves nothing.
Does Conor Oberst really have a brother who was a middle school English teacher?
Very 2007… reminds me of something off “Strawberry Jam” or “Mirrored”
Wasn’t trying to patronize. I was sitting on my ass doing nothing last night too. Just thought chit chatting might be a good distraction for you. Oh well, no promises but I’ll do my best to not get too into it with you in the future. I’ll be falling off again for a while soon anyways.
Peace and Love
So don’t write two paragraphs about why life isn’t fair?
Let me get this straight, you are 30 years old, fit, good looking, rich, AND have a massive shlong? What are you bitching about?????
Seriously tho, reading Miles Davis’ advice made my advice seem kind of awful. I don’t know you well enough to know if you are just having a hard time or if you have serious issues with depression, but if it’s the second one definitely go with Miles.
You and I are actually kind of similar. I’m a 30 year old introvert who has no interest in getting to know 99% of the people out there. I do really value those connections I have been able to make however. I noticed you mentioned that your friends are too busy. I’m married now and one thing that is really different from when I was in my mid 20s is that before plans with my friends would materialize moments before we did whatever we did. These days if you want to see me you need to schedule that shit. I need at least 1-2 weeks notice if you are going to make plans with me. Make plans to see your friends, even if it seems like you are the one making all the effort. Maybe interacting with someone you actually like will help.
My (unsolicited) advice…
1. Keep hitting the dating sites. I can imagine it’s tougher to find someone good in the burbs but don’t give up. Also, you can go out with some chicks who maybe don’t have long term potential but can keep you from being too bored for a few weeks. Do you have a car or can you take public trans to the city? Maybe find a city girl, even if the distance would kill the chance of anything serious you could go downtown and try to have a good night? And I know you said you don’t have a ton of money for going out, but I bet you could make it work every once in a while. When was the last time you got laid? Basically I’m telling you to try to get laid.
2. If that job of yours makes you so miserable maybe keep trying to find something else. I know you said that you have ruled out some things that you need to consider? Would you be willing to take a pay cut to find something you enjoy more or something with more coworkers your age?
IDK, #2 might be easier said than done, maybe stick to #1. Just find SOMETHING that makes you happy and do it as much as you can. Best of luck this year. It’s going to be more of the same shit for sure, but I hope it’s at least a little better and you can find some happiness.
I said based on this list, and you were missing! Don’t think I didn’t notice, also no Donnytilla and he could be my favorite commenter of the year every year.
It sounds like I pretty much had the same job as you until recently. I used to dread when people would ask me what I did just because my office job was so lame and such a waste of time. I had to go to grad school to get out of it, but it sounds like you already tried that…
Have you dated anyone recently? Even if you had to go online, swallowing your pride might be better than being so lonely. And before you say that no body would want a dude in his 30s living at home remember a lot of people have similar issues these days. Are you a decent looking guy? You’re smart and you have a job so you can’t be a total disaster.
Based on this list Crania America was a strong contender for commenter of the year.
I’m planning on getting so fucked up that I’ll be feeling music
It’s all relative, I work with inner city kids who have a lot of issues with things most of us take for granted, so I’m really conscious of that but no matter how successful you are or how great your life is it doesn’t mean that you are never allowed to bitch or have opinions on anything. Everyone’s got problems. Some are financial, some are emotional, some are political, etc… and we can argue over which are more valid but the bottom line is nobody’s life is perfect.
Michael_, getting to you… Do you have anyone that you can talk to about what’s going on? I mean like a parent or a best friend or something. I’m almost tempted to give you my e-mail in case you ever want to vent.
I’m not sure if you are interested in any advice or wisdom from me, but I’ll say this. You are probably never going to do what you absolutely love for a living at this point and very few people do. I would say you need to find a job you can stand so you can get some experience doing something that you don’t hate and go from there. If you can accomplish that then you are better off than most. Then you still have your free time to write, which you are very good at. Maybe if you can take away the pressure to make a career out of it you can enjoy it more. Just know that everything you are describing like having tons of student debt, living at home as an adult, being broke, not being able to afford having kids(I don’t know how anyone does it these days), being unsatisfied with your career, etc… are extremely common issues for people our age. I don’t have the same issues with depression that you might have, but I’ve been there. Trust me, I’ve been through some shit. You’re not alone and I hope you are just having some seasonal depression and despite some of the problems you have your life isn’t as joyless as you are making it out to be.
MacBook Air and a garbage disposal!
You crossed the line between man and troll with this one