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Monday, September 30, 2002

No need to aplogize to me, Mike. I may enjoy the Mest music but don't get confused and think that I think they're anything more than decent. I listen to more, lesser punk bands than most of you, don't forget. The more the merrier, right? However, it was Zach who once told me that Buck-O-Nine was his favorite ska band ever, so you might need to apologize to him. I do think Mest is good... but they're no Bumpin' Uglies, Ruth's Hat, or Five Star General ;)
K.Steeze - 1:06:00 PM

Yeah, but that's not surprising. I mean, it isn't as if either Bick-O-Nine or Mest is anything special. (Sorry, Kevin.) But, add They Might Be Giants (which I always initially type as They Might Be Ginats, without fail) to Friday's list of shows and it looks like a great rock 'n' roll Fall.
Mike Wilson - 11:08:00 AM

No, but I did catch Mest on the MSU radio station. Either them, or some other punk band that has a lead singer with an identical voice to Buck O Nine. It didn't please me.
Skip - 8:02:00 AM

Friday, September 27, 2002

did anybody else catch the Mest, Catch22, Bigwig show besides Jason? he said it rocked and it sounds like it'd be a good lineup
K.Steeze - 6:10:00 PM

Tonight, Mustard Plug at St. Andy's! Woohoo! Okay, yeah, MP isn't anything great, but I always have a good time at their show and they always make me think about Lindsay (because her first ska show was the Plug at the Blind Pig; I have to say, inviting her to that show, which lead to all the other shows, was one of the best ideas I've ever had).

Anybody else out there in BTW Land rocking this weekend? Upcoming shows? Here in the Great Lakes State we've got RBF, TMMB, and - so I've been told - The Ataris all coming up before Christmas. Kick ass.
Mike Wilson - 10:56:00 AM

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Ummmmmm, next Friday. Not tomorrow, but October 4. By the way, I thought they were funny when I first read them, but they look absolutely hilarious in The Newsletter.
Mike Wilson - 10:52:00 AM

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

when do you need it?
K.Steeze - 10:47:00 PM

Kevin! I just used up the second "Best Damn DP in Hollywood"! I need you to "draw" more. Thanks, yo.
Mike Wilson - 11:38:00 AM

Monday, September 23, 2002

Sweet. :)
Jay - 10:47:00 PM

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Umm. Counter-strike is a free program. You can download it from for free. So there'd be no need to bootleg it*. However, I do like your idea. Granted, I totally suck at counter-strike and david and mike aren't too fluent in video games, so I don't know how good we'd be at taking out the enemy. On a side note, I've started to become pretty good friends with Tom from Catch 22. He used to be a film major here (now he does graphic design) so we talk a lot about movies and music. He's a really cool guy and he wrote all the songs on Keasbey Nights when he was 16 and 17. At that age we were trying to figure out how to play tabs for Closing Time by Semisonic :) He said he's gonna let me do some gang vocals on his new demo that he's recording the next couple weeks, so i'll get my name on the cd. pretty fucking cool. Oh, and Jay, I let him know how you think 1234, 1234 is the best ska song ever made and he totally loved it.

* it is true that counter-strike wouldn't need to be bootlegged, however, in order to use counter-strike a full copy of Half-Life is required, so that would have to be bootlegged. luckily my copy already is :)
K.Steeze - 2:37:00 PM

Saturday, September 21, 2002

We could all get bootleg copies of Counterstrike and become an online anti-terrorist assault team. Byeh?
Skip - 7:22:00 PM

Friday, September 20, 2002

Go Team! It'd be kinda cool to enter Team Blue Tree Whacking into a bowling league or softball tournament or something. But then, of course, we'd all have to be in the same town at the same time for quite a length of time. Myah.
K.Steeze - 1:37:00 PM

When they come for me I'll be sitting at my desk,
With a gun in my hand wearing a bullet-proof vest,
My my my how the time must fly,
When you know you're gonna die by the end of the night.
Mike Wilson - 11:07:00 AM

Okay, I know how to fix your nickname (for instance, right now Zach's posts are attributted to "Skip" not "Skip Carmichael"). Once you've logged in and you're at the edit-view page, click on the TEAM button to the upper right. Then click on your name to see your profile. Modify the catagory NICKNAME until it is as you wish your name to appear, the save that change to your profile and return to the edit-view page. Submit a post (do you guys have the ability to edit?) and publish. Once you've published your new nickname should appear.

In my case, my new nickname is merely a restoration of the old one: Mike Wilson. (I'd be happy to go with "The Last Angry Man" - if fact, it would be kind of cool if we all went by our nicknames: K. Steeze, Bald Mountain, The Professor, The All-American Boy - but if I do that for the BTW Blog, then in my personal blog, my posts will also show up as being written by "The Last Angry Man" and I don't want that for The Secret Base.)
Mike Wilson - 11:02:00 AM

We didn't go to trivia night. It turned out neither Zach nor I could make it. No Art Truck for us. Even before we discovered it, Art Truck was destined to be a BTW favorite. Why? Because you can't spell Art Truck without ruck.
Mike Wilson - 10:55:00 AM

Fucking Blogger has been down all week. No, I don't know why our names are now different. I wish the fuckers who run this shit would up and die, though. Yes, Blogger is free, but bad customer service should be a capital offense. I emailed their support people. I got an auto reply directing me to the support part of the webpage. When I got to the support part of the webpage, it told me to email the support people. Fuckers!
Mike Wilson - 10:52:00 AM

Thursday, September 19, 2002

hey, how did trivia night go on monday? any ddr or art truck take place?
K.Steeze - 8:55:00 PM

yes. yes he did
K.Steeze - 3:19:00 PM

so, did he have a 9mm and a three piece suit?
Skip - 1:25:00 PM

I don't know about you cats, but I'm just a tad bit sick of this Error 503 runaround.
Mike Wilson - 10:37:00 AM

So I had an interesting thing happen this evening. After watching the Daily Show at my friend's house I came home to find that Tomas Kalnoky, original singer/songwriter from Catch 22, was sitting on my front porch with my roommates while drinking a beer. He goes to my school now. We had a nice chat about ska music, which was appropriate since I happened to be wearing my Spring Heeled Jack t-shirt and because he happened to be the creator of one of the coolest ska bands around. He gave me a free copy of his new EP entitled Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution: A Call To Arms, which is a very cool acoustic ska cd. He said something about sending a demo to Victory and in the next couple days they'll let him know if they'll re-sign him to a record deal and he'd quit school. I think he's only like 22 years old or something. It was cool.
K.Steeze - 1:21:00 AM

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

is it just me, or is that time stamp 11.11.12

that's not cool. It's almost neat, but not quite there
Skip - 3:59:00 PM

Monday, September 16, 2002

so i made it safely back to savannah if anybody cares
K.Steeze - 3:26:00 PM

Oh, come on, 11.11.11. The eleventh second of the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour! It's rad. Well, fine, don't like it. See if I care. Rassom frassom Philistines.
Mike Wilson - 11:07:00 AM

Friday, September 13, 2002

not cool dude. not cool
K.Steeze - 6:43:00 PM

Thursday, September 12, 2002

How cool is the post below? "11.11.11" I (unintentionally) kick ass.
Mike Wilson - 11:12:00 AM

Those scholarship judges are fucking hacks!
Mike Wilson - 11:11:00 AM

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

So I got all A's this past semester. Yahoo! But I also didn't win any money from the movie scholarship that I entered Dream Come True into. :( The only thing left to do is watch the Chistophers tv special when they air the winning videos and comment on how badly they suck Zach Nie's ass balls. that is all.
K.Steeze - 10:41:00 PM

Zach and David: I hold in my greasy hands three tickets to RBF at Clutch Cargo's on October 10. Woo hoo!
Mike Wilson - 10:49:00 AM

Would someone else blog, please? You people aren't even trying!
Mike Wilson - 10:44:00 AM

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

From now on each group of people that participates in trivia night at Conor O'Neill's will have a different name. Olive! is the designation for the group of Katie Groat, Zach Nie, Kevin Stermer, and Mike Wilson. Even if three out of four member of Olive! are present, they cannot use the name. I'm looking forward to some neat-o names. And thanks to Katie for designating out team as Olive!

I can't believe Kevin's already going back. Man, this sucks.
Mike Wilson - 12:57:00 PM

Monday, September 09, 2002

My sincerest thanks to the Bald Mountararat, 100%, B. Howard, and Sam I Am for the truly wonderful time I had at their party. Happy birthday, Ben. It was a gathering of perfect proportions; anytime you feel like hosting another, I will be very excited. I'll see some of you guys tonight at Conor's.
Mike Wilson - 10:12:00 AM

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Okay, I think the only way to change my handle from "Mike Wilson" to "Samurai Driver" would be to stop using the Mike Wilson profile, and create a new, Samurai Driver profile. This I am not exactly willing to do. So *sigh* I shall have to remain Mike Wilson. I'll be fine, though, since Mike Wilson is indeed the Samurai Driver. Art Truck rules!
Mike Wilson - 8:45:00 PM

Friday, September 06, 2002

What's the fun of owning chickens if you can't count them? Besides, what's wrong with counting your chickens before they hatch? If some of them don't hatch, either do the math to determine the new number, or just count them again after they've hatched. We're not talking rocket science here, folks.
Mike Wilson - 3:38:00 PM

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Yes, yes, there are definately chickens everywhere.
Jay - 9:13:00 AM

Yes, the rumors are true: I am the Taco Master, albeit a result of everyone forgetting about the contest rather than any actual work on my part. The famed "Mr. Taco" trophy is perched upon my computer monitor as I type this. He says he wants a new home.

I, for one, think we should listen to him.

Update on the stickers: My source called me yeterday, they are finished: I'll be driving to Livonia to pick them up sometime this weekend. We have 40 1.5" x 1' stickers, and 5 of the massive "back windshield" variety. These are like 3 feet long. I have yet to see the finished product, but I like the think that they are the greatest stickers that have ever been produced. Perhaps I should curb my enthusiasm until I hold them in my little hands. I am totally counting chickens before they hatch, but I am seeing an awful lot of chickens, and it is a beautiful thing.
Jay - 9:11:00 AM




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