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Urinetizzle [26 Mar 2009|09:49am]
[ mood | happy ]

I'm sure you've seen it in my away messages and Facebook statuses. But still, I wanted to take a sec to write about it real quick too.

This weekend I am in Urinetown at Merrimack. Thursday Friday Saturday, 8 PM, and a 2PM Saturday afternoon. I play Caldwell B Cladwell, the 'villain' of sorts of the show.

We have busted our asses for this show. A lot. And last night at our final rehearsal, it showed. A lot.
This thing looks incredible. Everything just works. Watching some of these numbers from backstage, I get chills they look so good.

This is honestly one of the best shows I've ever been involved in (no offense to any of the others, as they all hold a special little place in my heart). I'm beyond proud of this thing.

If you can make it, please come see it. Even if you hate musicals, you'll like this one, seeing as it essentially makes fun of them. And if that doesn't entice you, some people pee on stage (not really), and there's some violence and stuff. I promise you it's good. And I never lie. Okay, that was a lie. But this time I'm not. Promise.

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[27 Feb 2009|08:56pm]
Here's my interview with Jimmy Eat World. I haven't watched it yet because I hate watching myself, hahaha.

If anyone knows how to download this video or copy it or whatever, let me know, because I really want to find a way to keep it!!!
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[25 Feb 2009|07:07pm]
Tomorrow, I get to meet and interview Jimmy Eat World.

I need to let this sink in....

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[14 Sep 2008|02:10pm]
Here is why I went to Disorientation last night:





Anberlinnn!!!! They were awesome! So much fun. They played:

Feel Good Drag
Day Late Friend
Hello Alone
Breaking (neww song!)
Paperthin Hymn

And then after their set we went to go meet them.


They were nice enough to let me jump back and take a pic with them! Woohoo! When I got up to them, before I could say a word, Stephen, the lead singer, was like "Dude, thanks so much for coming today! I saw you in the audience the whole time singing every word with me. You were my inspiration the whole time during the set!" Holy shit! That was awesome, I couldn't believe it. We chatted for a bit, just about the show, how I essentially only bought tickets to see them, etc etc. Took the pic. Then I asked him if he'd call my sister when the line died down, and he thought that was awesome, haha. So I stuck around for a minute, and he did it. They talked for like, 7 minutes, hahaha. I mean come on, what other band would do that?! Not many. These dudes are awesome, I love them so much.

And here is my autograph!


So yes, anberlin was the balls. Totally worth it.

Alkaline Trio was AWESOME too. I've never seen them, despite listening to them since about the 8th grade. Opening with Private Eye, closing with Radio. Aaamazing. And they played all the songs off the new CD I like, so score! But yeah, anberlin and Alkaline Trio were the best of the night.

Kooks were okay. Haha, me and Krista had fun during their set. The whole time really, hahaha. Sooo much fun.

Flogging Molly were a lot more fun than we thought they'd be! We danced a bit, but left early to beat the monsoon of people. If I knew their stuff, was Irish, and drunk, I would've liked them a lot more.

But, the show was AWESOME, and I'm glad we got to go! Only bummer was not bumping into Jaime! =/ ah well, that's what Jack's Mannequins for!!!
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[01 May 2008|12:05am]
I don't understand why, but.
The new Augustana album is my lifes soundtrack right now.

Something about it.

Not only that, but it's really good.
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[25 Feb 2008|03:20pm]
[ mood | happy ]

So, as some of you may know, I went to go see Howie Day at the Paradise last night! I believe this was show #7 I believe, but it's definitely above six. But, here's some photos from the show!

Howie Day, at the Paradise, 2/24/08Collapse )

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[27 Dec 2007|11:18pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

End of '07 Survey. A Little Early. Eff youCollapse )

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[16 Dec 2007|10:34pm]
Let's take a look at Ricky's (that's me) schedule for this week...

Today(Sunday): Woke up at 11, cleaned a bit. Studied for Psych 12-4, gave up. Now studying for Bio test.

Monday: Answer all the politics questions I have. Study for Bio. TAKE Bio test at 5! Perhaps go to dinner? Then write out Politics definitions while watching I Love New York 2(hey, a guy needs to relax, haha)

Tuesday: Start studying for my Health Comm Final, who knows how that's going to go. Continue studying for Psych. Back to Politics. Back to Psych. Back to Health.

Wednesday: Wake up at 830 (okay, 9) Study for Health. Study for Psych. Study for Politics if I can fit it in. Take my Health final at 1130, till like, 1230 hopefully. Run to my Psych final at 1245. Study some more for Politics. Take that exam at 3.


On top of that, I'm recovering from my annual stress stomach pains, which hurt so bad I almost called home at 4 in the AM Thursday to go to the Hospital. It hurts really bad. It's been happening since I was a baby apparantly. I remember when I was a kid going to the hospital for it. It's so weird. I hate it.

So yeah. still recovering. While studying for bio. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Three finals in one day. Stressful. But so worth it to get home as early as possible.

I miss home. I feel like Christmas almost didn't even exist this year, despite our attempts to do our best. I still feel the Yuletide cheer though. I can't wait to get home though.
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[13 Dec 2007|11:19pm]
[ mood | nervous ]

I sent out my To Write Love On Her Arms Summer Internship application today.

And now we play the waiting game!

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[18 Jul 2007|08:47am]
Dear John,
Thanks for playing an encore of a medley Love Soon, Man on the Side!!, which is my second favorite John song, and then followed by the gorgeous Comfortable. All I can say is, hollly shit. And the best part? Knowing alll the songs he played in the 'medley,' even when he said some people wouldn't know them. bahahaha. I'm awesome.
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[19 May 2007|11:25am]
My grades are in! I don't like to toot my own horn, but...

Electricity: B

Interpersonal Comm: B+

Sexuality Comm: B+

Women in Theater: A-

Astronomy: A

Sup Deans List? This is a great boost for my GPA.
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[13 May 2007|11:20pm]
I don't care what anyone says. I love Angels and Airwaves. They make me happy.

Reconnecting with old friends, even if it's just for a second, always feels amazing.

I'm going to see Kelly Clarkson August 4th! Wooo!

And I still really want to go see Motion City Soundtrack on July 24th.
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[20 Apr 2007|12:46am]
So. Chad Perrone was tonight.
Oh my God.
Like, it was so incredibly good.
I can't even explain.
He played anything and everything...

Not in order, and certainly not limited to:
Lie(so excited when he opened with this. First solo song I ever heard by him)
2 new songs
Breathe (absolutely gorgeous)
Let You Sleep
What I've Become
What Comes Up Through The Floor(per my request! more on that later)
When You Gracefully Creep In(ah! I was super excited! It was the first Averi song of the night)
Everything With You
Empty Pages
Flutter(ohhh man. made me so happy)
Home(how could I not request it??? Gorgeous, as usual)
Searching For a Ghost(? It's been SO long since I've listened to the first CD, I forgot the name, but I'm pretty sure that's right)

I THINK that's everything, and like I said, it's absolutely not in order. But it was amazing, seeing all of these songs. At one point he couldn't think of a song to sing, so I yelled for What Comes Up Through The Floor, and he was excited someone chose a song for him, haha. He also said I was the first person to ever request that song, so I feel special. Took a video of it, of course. The new songs sounded real good. Unfortunately we won't be getting a new CD anytime soon, he said it is just too expensive right now for him, which really sucks.

He did something like what he did at the Sad Cafe when we saw him back in...2003?? In the middle of his set he decided to get off the stage and just sit with the crowd and play some songs, without an amp for his guitar or a mic. Absolutely, incredible. Started this part with Reinvent, which sounded amazing. And then someone requested Flutter. Holy memories...He started by telling us the story behind the song, which was funny. It was great to hear some Averi songs again. I'm sorry, but I don't like the new singer, and haven't listened to the old CDs in so long, because I know they aren't good without Chad. So it was just fantastic hearing some of these again. Especially Home, because it's one of my alltime favorite songs(of course I requested it again, haha). Someone else requested Flutter, and asked Chad if it was okay for him to play those songs. "Sure I can, I fucking wrote them...but don't tell them I said that." haha. Sucks that he wrote them under the name Averi, and not Chad Perrone, which means they aren't really his anymore(fun fact for those old Averi fans I know out there).

He closed with Waiting For A Ghost, which just seemed so fitting to me. It's been two years since I've seen Chad, and I've been waiting for this show. And this song was one of the first one's I'd ever heard from Chad. So it was just so great. I loved it. Loved it loved it loved it.

Talked to him for a bit afterwards. He still remembers me, haha. He was wicked nice, as always. Got a picture, chatted about upcoming shows, Chuck Dukas(don't ask), and how he got into bands and stuff. He is such a great guy, I'm so happy.

Photos and video whenever we can upload them.
Just, so content with how tonight went. It was great.
Okay, I'm going to try to write.
And listen to some more Chad. =)

Christopher Ender Carabba tomorrow night!
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[19 Apr 2007|12:36am]
I didn't get the job with Conference and Events. Sucks, but that's okay.
The lady who runs it highly reccomended me to the person who runs Student Activities. Stopping by there tomorrow to talk about the job, and hopefully they pay for summer housing.
If they do, I will be here at Merrimack for pretty much the whole summer. Which is both fun and scary, in a way. I don't know. Seems weird to not be living at home for pretty much a year of my life. But it's an experience, and definitely one I'd love. And it would be interesting to be here all by myself, pretty much. Of course, friends would have to come visit. You'd be silly not to.

And if I get the summer job, I'd take two summer classes, which would help me out a lot.

I got two amazing scores back in my Interpersonal Comm class. 90 on the test, 96 on an assignment! And I got an 85 on my Electricity Test! An A- on my Women in Theater class, and B's on both my Journals. And at this moment, I have an A in Astronomy, but will probably bump down to a B. lame. Sex class makes me nervous, because there's a loooot to do now. But, what can you do?

Tuesday morning I met Candy from Magic 106.7. She does the Weather and the Traffic Reports. She was crazy. She busted out into Somewhere Over the Rainbow every once in a while during her speech. And she had very weird eyes.

Tomorrow night is Chad Perrone here at Merrimack and I couldn't be more excited. Been waited forever to see him, and tomorrow night I finally get to! Ah! If he plays Breathe, What Comes Up Through the Floor, and Somewhere Beside Me, I will be so so happy. And Lie. <3

Friday night is Christopher Ender Carabba! Solo, all by himself. Like, he doesn't do that very much anymore. This is going to be amazing. So pumped. Ah, so excited!!!

Saturday is a field trip to the Museum of Science. Yeah. I thought I was in college too.
But I bet it'll be fun, I like the MoS. I'm actually kind of excited for it, haha.

So yes, aside from a few stupid and ridiculous things, life has been treating me well. I'm glad.
Hope life has been treating you good too.
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[04 Apr 2007|11:45pm]
[ mood | Good. ]

I've done so many random updates but nothing very informative as of late.

Things have been hectic, but well. And the weekend was quite fun. Some real fun times at Bentley on Saturday. Party hopping, feet getting stuck to floors, and Bob stealing a girls panties. Yeah, we really need to go to Bentley more often.
Lots of work lately, barely enough time for anything else, especially the last two days.
Last night was the worst! Studied from like, 430 to midnight. Me and my roommates started going crazy around 11. Let's just say that I was pretending to surf on my computer chair while singing Grease Lightning and we will leave it at that.
Decided to go to bed early, but the girls next door shattered that plan by blasting the worst techno till about 130.
Finally start to fall asleep, aaaand the fire alarm goes off at 230, didn't get back into the room till 3.
And then 330 comes around and I get the worst stomach pains of my life. I almost woke up my roommate to take me to the hospital, I was in so much pain. Didn't fall asleep till 7 in the morning.
Test went pretty well this morning though! So that's good.
Monday night was also spent studying for a test(Electricity). Studied for 6 hours straight. And I think I might have done good on it, let's hope so.
I haven't talked to anyone in about two days, it's crazy. I've really only talked to Julie, and when I did, it was to give her my registration stuff, or stealing her Astronomy homework. Or about Chicken Patty Monday's, but thats a whole nother story.

I feel like there is a biiiiig change coming up in my life soon. I don't know what, but something feels different lately. Perhaps because my life is going absolutely nowhere? haha. Well, if I get this awesome summer job with Julie, I think things will turn around. Might also be able to get an internship at Magic 106.7?! bahaha. Awesome. More on those things when I have better details.

The past few days I've had the biggest urge to start writing again. I can come up with lines, titles, verses, but can never get one complete set together, and it's frustrating. I've really got to get more focused on this stuff.

Note to self: John Mayer tickets go on sale Saturday. <3

People are way too paranoid these days. Seriously. Stop overthinking every little thing someone does. Not everyone is against you, and not every action is meant to hurt you. STOP.

I'm home till Monday for Easter Break, and it feels damn good.

Next semester, I have Wednesday and Friday off. That's like, perfect. Nothing better. And only one class Mondays. Again, perfect.

This jumped around a lot. Ah, well. Deal with it.

New Deep by John Mayer is my theme song of the week. Adore it.
And I bought Further Seems Forevers "Hope This Finds You Well" CD. It sort of spans their career through songs off all their albums, and some B-sides. It's perfect. This band was so underappreciated. Their first CD was the best thing Chris Carabba has ever done. Yes, even better than Places You Have Come To Fear The Most. Listen to the song Snowbirds and Townies and tell me I'm wrong. I'm not, by the way.
Speaking of Chris, going to see him do a solo show at Salem State! Awesommeeee!

Alright. I'm done.

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[02 Apr 2007|12:08am]
Morrissey is playing the Pavillion in June.
Tickets go onsale tomorrow.

I would give up my left nut to be there.

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[27 Mar 2007|12:10am]
A Things Ricky wants but can't quite afford right now list:
- Sara Silverman's Jesus Is Magic DVD, because she is the tits.

- Further Seems Forever's Hope This Letter Finds You Well CD. I might buy a used one on amazon for like, 5 bucks. Not too shabby.

- FSF's Final Curtain. It's a CD/DVD of old concert stuff. I really want it.

- A new To Write Love On Her Arms shirt. Maybe the same one I already have, just in a different color. Oooor the black one that says Love with a hood that has a little TWLOHA logo on it. <3 www.twloha.com

- A ticket to the Jack's Mannequin show at Keene. haha. Not sure how I'd get there, but I still want to go.

I hate being poor.

I feel sick.
Life has been good lately.
That's all, really.
I didn't update on Florida, but it was spectacular.
Want to know more, ask.
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[25 Mar 2007|11:18pm]
My screenname In2 theairwavesx broke. Apparantly the password changed and none of my attempts to fix it worked.

Clearly my only other option was to make a new one!

withquietwords is my new screenname! Add it soon! Just wanted to let you all know! So don't forget about me!

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[02 Mar 2007|10:34pm]
I wish I was a better writer...
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[25 Feb 2007|11:35pm]
anberlin was amaaaaaazing!

the guys were SO nice too. me and my sister took a picture with them. we weren't supposed to. hahaha.

and we met Jamie, the guy who started To Write Love on Her Arms, and he was wicked nice to. We might be on their website!

Ahhhh such an amazing night.

up next...JOHN MAYER!!!!
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