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(no subject) [Feb. 7th, 2009|06:39 pm]
Ian
[mood |Ambitious]

99 problems and a bitch isn't one of them, not anymore

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(no subject) [Sep. 13th, 2008|01:04 pm]
Ian
I'm still around and about, things are still pretty shitty but not nearly as bad as they were in July.  I played a rave on the 5th, 150 people loaded on god knows how many uppers dancing their asses off to stuff I created was very inspiring.  I was paid pretty well until someone I live with stole $100 out of my wallet, and how convenient, a few days later Kelly's mom's car gets repo'd.  Take a wild guess..

So a mix of ups and downs I guess.  Though I can't prove that it was her that stole my money, I'll crush her fucking skull if I catch her in the act next time..


egh.... okay, more good news I guess


The Warehouse 7 rave opened up a lot of doors for Harvyst, enough doors to get us in on the Barking Tuna Festival at Papa Petes.  Apparently it's a big gig seeing that it's been going on for 20 years and usually has national acts only, but by some miracle the people at WIDR seem to like us and the change we've made ( the change being booting out our crappy guitarist, and throwing the metal genre into the trash ).  The outlook of the band has been a lot more optimistic lately and people are finally starting to notice us.  I should probably stick around for a while and see where this goes..  if I am to get any experience producing and engineering, putting out a new demo would be a good start
 
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(no subject) [Jul. 4th, 2008|01:41 am]
Ian
Well, this is probably the biggest predicament I've ever landed in my life so far.  I am going to try to elaborate as much as possible but probably won't be able to cover it all seeing that I am pulling hair out of my head.

1.  A few weeks ago I was pulled over for expired tabs on my license plate.  When they ran my license it was apparently still suspended, I was immediately cuffed and detained, my car then inpounded.  I had paid my drivers responsibility fee nearly a year ago which was $400 but the secretary of state purposely failed to mention that I had to pay a license reinstatement fee of $125.  If they would have told me this all that time ago I wouldn't be in this situation.  I had been pulled over months earlier over a busted light and my license checked out fine.. there is foul play afoot.  After paying to get my car out of the inpound, my tabs/registration updated I had spent about $200.  I then had to go to my arraignment at the Portage courthouse.  I plead not guilty and will go to trial on next Wednesday to fight this bullshit.  Since my charge for driving on a suspended license will be counted for 2 years, my overall cost will be $1,000.  THEN another drivers responsibility fee will be tacked on to it because I was driving without my tabs which will more than likely be another $200, THEN they'll suspend my license again, and I will have to pay another $125 reinstatment fee.  Since I will be going to trial to fight a losing battle, I will then have court costs to pay, and god knows how much that will be.  My parents have done everything they can to help me out, but this hole I've fallen down is beyond their arm's reach to help me.

So lets do the math..

$1,000 for 2 counts driving on suspended license
+
$200 Drivers Responsibility Fee
+
$125 License Reinstatement Fee
+
$250 ( Estimated ) Court Fee
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= $1,575



I work 6 days a week and still make less than $200.  I can hardly sustain a living with this bullshit.  If you're a Michigander, I ask anyone who reads this to sign this petition against this.  I am just one of thousands and thousands or people being fucked by the Michigan drivers responsibility law. It would be a very patriotic act towards this injustice.

http://www.petitiononline.com/mdrl06/petition.html




Now moving on..


2.  My lease is up at the end of July instead of August which I originally thought.  I am deep in debt and once again for the 2nd year in a row I have broken promises to myself and others to move back to Detroit to go to school.  Where I will be living at the end of the month is unknown to me.  I cannot move back to my parents place because it will cost too much to a Uhaul or any other methods of moving all of the shit I've accumulated with my time here.  I cannot move to Kelly's moms house because of the conflict of my cat with her animals ( I will NEVER give my Miisha up for anything, she is my child ).  Even working two jobs and having Kelly living with me, I will not be able to afford a single bedroom apartment and save money, besides I have too much stuff to even fit in a single bedroom apartment. 

   After living in Kalamazoo for 3 years, this place has provided no opportunities for me financially or educationally in my field of interest.  Although I've had some great experiences here, this road in life has lead me to a halting stop with a baracade laced with electrified barbed wire.  I can't even afford to move back "home" is the point I'm trying to bring across.  I'm going to have to quit my band and music all together in order to get a 2nd job to dig myself out of this hole.  With both of my bandmates out of town at Rothbury, I have no idea how I am going to break this to them. 


I am at the point now where I should just shut the fuck up about my plans in life before I jynx them and get pulled behind even more than I already am.  I am going down in flames in a trajectory towards Hell itself
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2008|01:31 am]
Ian


If you ever turn a corner for a sub-plot in life, be prepared to face it's repercussions
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(no subject) [Jun. 4th, 2008|06:19 am]
Ian
[Current Location |Home]
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |Deftones - Feitcera]




My new Harbinger HX-152 PA Cabinets

Complete with a 2 year warranty

The best $800 I've ever spent



They handle 600 watts each at a 4 OHM load.  Currently they're being powered by a Crown XLS 402 which powers them 150 watts less than their standard.  My next purchase on the agenda is..





The QSC GX5, which will provide 700 Watts @ 4 OHMS


With these cabinets I can now get my solo project back on the map and start doing shows!  So stay tuned for show dates soon :D


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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2008|11:42 pm]
Ian
So after a year of hard work our CD is finally out


You can buy it here





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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2008|04:04 pm]
Ian
The show went well despite a lot of people I invited not showing up.  There were a few good people that kept their word, I thank them heavily

It still had a fairly large turnout with all the flyers, radio promotion, and Kalamazoo Gazette


The sound of the venue could have been better, but oh well
The party afterward was wonderful.



It's slow here at work and I know I won't be closing early



I'm still working out some emotional issues.. there are things I just can't let go of and probably never will
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(no subject) [Mar. 4th, 2008|06:31 pm]
Ian

 I'm waiting for this rekindeling to burn out
and when I can finally say I was right all along

but there will be no cheering arms, glass clinks and wholesome people to accompany me when it comes down to it
Only senseless pity.. which I've learned to loathe, none of it seems really sincere
Hm... why call it pity again?

I'd rather be wrong, at least I wouldn't be alone
It seems that I could never necessarily wrong at heart, just ignorant... maybe even apathetic
I just think apathy isn't a great binding chemistry

I'm always worried

Is it better than being bored?

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(no subject) [Feb. 24th, 2008|04:31 pm]
Ian
Condensing 6 days of drinking into one night along with going to and from Ann Arbor for an awesome underground show


Today is the day after...



my body trembling
the space behind my eyes throbbing
the perception of every room false
sick as a dog
ready to sleep again


Strangely enough it was all worth it ^_^



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The Price I Pay [Feb. 18th, 2008|04:19 am]
Ian
Know this


There exists a sense of duality in nature






For all your delusion of mirth
Something will strike down a horrible cruel vengence.


...and what does one do?



Follow this path in almost a sense of familiarity, and do as it does. 



It will not prevent anything, or start something new.  I see it now as an almost guided path that everyone follows willingly or not





Man is this vicious animal that will do what it absolutely must to survive.  Whether physically or emotionally, we'll do what we must to carry on



We are an utterly flawed architecure of cells perpetuating towards more flaws that are fatal to progression





Any transhumanist that can keep an optimistic point of view at this point is under serious delusions of faith towards humanity



Sorry Ray... but this is the one point where I strongly disagree my friend..
and if there is one thing I believe that will never change in my short lifetime
is that everything only gets worse from here
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