Lisa's Blog – November 2013 Archive (21)

Novemberender: Blog day 30

Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog experiment with me! I learned a lot through my good posts, not so good posts, motivation or lack of it, and participation of others.



Adrianna, NatKat and Danielle, thanks for helping me stay motivated. I enjoyed reading your posts and felt more like posting when you posted. I also enjoyed visiting the site more frequently and having new things to read here.



I am going to keep posting here. Not every day, but I do think the… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Blogomatic Day 27: Piece of the [Pumpkin] Pie

Greetings and salutations from the most boring day of the US calendar. The day before Thanksgiving, when everyone (else) is either traveling, grocery shopping, cooking, and who-know-what-else, maybe blowing up Macy's Parade balloons or something.

The slowest day at the office is now over and I'm thinking about pie. And since all roads lead to weezer, pie = piece of the pie = Rivers = weezer = a bunch of things I am thankful for!

When you push aside all the pilgrim hats and…

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Added by Lisa on November 27, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Whambamblogyoumaam Days 18-25: If you wanna blog, blog!



Well I feel quite guilty for not posting each day but I'm going to try and catch up with a nice big fat blog post now.  When last we spoke, some twisters were roaring through the midwest, and no one ended up in Oz.

Then, time to prepare for the trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where unto us a rock show was born on a cold snowy night in an inn with no room, because people that place was packed!

It was especially awesome to see so many wonderful fans that I've met - so many…

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Added by Lisa on November 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Day 17: The night the lights went out in Georgia

Okay, not Georgia. But the lights DID go out and prevented me from posting.  My thoughts are with those who suffered more loss from the recent tornadoes than just a few hours without power. Scary stuff.

Through the miracle of backdating I am going to cheat and get caught up with my NaBloPoMo posts!  I think this may work.  I was enjoying having the daily assignment!

On Saturday, I'll be rocking out with weezer in Pennsylvania! YEAH!  Feels like a long time since my last show,…

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Added by Lisa on November 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Day 16: Seasons

Do you associate weezer albums with certain seasons? I do a bit. Blue is definitely Summer, Maladroit is Fall and Pinkerton is Winter. Green has a late Spring thing going on. The others are more season-neutral for me. How about you?

Added by Lisa on November 16, 2013 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

Halfway

You didn't think I'd miss tonight, did you? NEVER.

Added by Lisa on November 15, 2013 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Day 14: under the wire

Today's been good! The local independent radio station has been rocking my mornings lately, but I thought I'd disclose what's in my car's cd changer as my go-to music. Old car, no iPhone hookup, no satellite radio. I'm rollin' old school, baby.

Blue
Pinkerton
Maladroit
Live in Hammond, Indiana
Red
Alone III

Six disc changer, aw yeah!

Added by Lisa on November 14, 2013 at 9:53pm — 2 Comments

Lucky 13: Nothing is more entertaining right now than

weezer's retweets.  Hysterical. 

Added by Lisa on November 13, 2013 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

Day zwölf: whatchu talkin about

Yeah, the old blogathon is taking its toll on the participants here as we approach mid month. Thanks and good job to everyone participating! I almost think working on a novel would be a bit easier in terms of thinking of something to say.



I have used weezerpedia for writing prompts. You can just go there and dial up a random page and see where that takes you. Or maybe you run across a topic of interest during the course of your day. Maybe it's more like a diary entry. It can be… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

weezablogapostathonathon Day 11: Die!

The only musicians that I've intentionally seen in concert more than once are Metallica, Iggy Pop, Paul Simonon (as part of Havana 3 a.m.), and our friends weezer. 

My first Metallica show was also my first huge, enormous, monster arena show. I felt a bit overwhelmed as I took in the great rock spectacle and the enthusiastic crowd.  I was getting comfortable and enjoying the show a lot, when during Creeping Death, the "DIE!" chant started. Now, I grew up during the big "oooh, metal is…

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Added by Lisa on November 11, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Day 10: I am so punk rock

I am not posting today. See you tomorrow!

Added by Lisa on November 10, 2013 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

Day Nine: Show strategery

Hey there! I'm still a sniffly mopey mess, but I wanted to try to share some concert tips. Thanks for the suggestions on the last post; I'll include them here.



Pre-show: Stay aware of upcoming show dates. Follow weezer on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram, and it doesn't hurt to do searches, especially on twitter. Sometimes the venue will say weezer is coming before you hear it elsewhere.



Once you know a show date, assess the feasibility. Is it near you, or somewhere you're… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 9, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

And on the eighth day, I rest.

I'm still down with the blogarama but tonight I'm taking a break. A cold has gotten the better of me. Someone pass the tissue and some tea, please? :)

Back tomorrow with concertgoing tips! Do you have any you want to share? 

Added by Lisa on November 8, 2013 at 7:56pm — 4 Comments

Day 7: Unintentional Instagramaganza

Heads up creative folks! Another cool cruise contest - design a poster for the weezer cruise, and win oohs and aahs from weezer fans AND a copy of your own awesome poster signed by the band! 

The show last night looked short but sweet - I saw several photos on Instagram of…

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Added by Lisa on November 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Six Hits

Weezer is reportedly playing a private gig tonight. I bet if you sit quietly and focus, you can feel the Force, I mean Rock, as they melt faces privately. If anyone attended, please post details!



There are at least two contests that could win you a spot on the cruise (which sets sail in fewer than 100 days!). The Ticketmaster one ends soon, so enter fast! Details in my forum post here:… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 6, 2013 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Day V

I grow weary as I have exhausted my supply of Halloween candy that's been fueling my NaBloPoMo enthusiasm. How am I to go on without the oversugared buzz of inspiration?



Coffee? Yes! That will sustain me through November. And through life, probably. :) mmmmm.



So, weezer. Where were we? My inspiration page today was one of many aol-chat interviews with Rivers from the maladroit era, and it made me miss the correspondence of yore. It sure is awesome to be a fan of a band… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 5, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Beeblopaloola Day 4: On the radio

Can you believe it's getting easier to think of things to write about? I think just the awareness of this little experiment is making me more observant of the many weezer related thoughts that might cross my mind. Kind of like Instagram making me more aware of the beauty around me because I look for it more now.



So much has been written about music streaming services. Are they bad, good, indifferent to bands and fans and others in the business? I grew up on FM radio. I remember… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 4, 2013 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Bloggity blog blog Day 3: everything in its place

Today I was putting away some tickets and other souvenirs from recent shows, and as always, opening my box of weezer mementos made me smile. I keep most everything in there so I don't misplace things. I'd like to get a shadow box someday and display some of my collection, but for now the box is great.



Where do you keep your memorabilia? Ticket stub diary? Shoebox? Dresser drawer? I am not a scrapbooky gal, but that would be a fun way to keep pics, tickets, and other things together.… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 3, 2013 at 7:32pm — 4 Comments

blogorama day 2 - Chicago, the weezery city; Meetups

Today's link from weezerpedia was this setlist from a show in Chicago in 2009, which made me consider the role of Chicago in my fandom and how awesome weezer fan meetups are.

Chicago is nice for me because as a cornfield-surrounded midwesterner, it's within driving distance. Most weezer shows for me require air travel, so it's great to have a major city…

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Added by Lisa on November 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

NaBloPoMo: Day 1 - New Album Buzz and Weezer Cruisegoer Contest

Thanks to everyone who's going to try to post blog entries this month! This should be fun!

For my writing prompt tonight, I landed on a Karl's Corner entry from 2003 that was about phase 1 of the album 5 recording sessions. The topic of recording sessions is particularly intriguing now that we've heard plans are in the works for the next weezer album.

If you've been around…

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Added by Lisa on November 1, 2013 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

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