Friday, December 24, 2010

Open Your Eyes

My GF put together a photo slideshow video for one of my songs and put it up on YouTube. It's not the same as the classical stuff I have been putting up on this site so far, but I still think you all will like it. It's me singing and playing my guitar. The song is titled Open Your Eyes, and it was a live recording I did on my iPhone, but it still turned out rather well!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm still alive!

Oh boy, it's been way too long since my last post! I haven't had much of a chance to work on music since my last post, an out of state friend of mine came up for a week, plus thanksgiving, and christmas shopping, time with the girlfriend and family, I've been taking a mini-vacation. I did get some work done on my novel, so I haven't been completely unproductive, but I hope to get back to my music in the not too distant future. Just thought I should give a quick update so you all know I'm not dead... now back to procrastinating!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What I've been up to

Sorry for the lack of updates, my life has been really busy with Halloween and everything. I went to a friend's party on saturday, had a great time, peach flavored jello shots (tasted just like those peach ring gummy candies), introduced my GF to all my friends, everyone had a lot of fun plus my costume turned out really nice, decked out in Roman attire; it was sleeveless so I got to show off my new arms (I'm in the final week of p90x). A guy at the party was even dressed up as Tony from p90x, which was pretty amusing.

At about 1am that night me and my GF went to help out another friend who had gotten his car stuck 30min away, then we went to Shari's for some late night food and watched Always Sunny until 6am. After a 3 hour nap we got up at 9:30am and went on a Jazz lunch cruise thing, awesome food, view, and entertainment. Then we came home and passed out for a few more hours. After that it was time to watch Dawn of the Dead, The Walking Dead, and Dexter, plus hand out candy to trick-or-treaters (though we only got 3 kids at our house).

So basically I had non-stop fun for 2 days straight. What did you all end up doing/dressing up as for Halloween?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's almost time for HALLOWEEN!

So I've got Halloween on my mind! What are you guys dressing up as this year? What are your plans? I'm going to be Mark Anthony (the Roman military leader, not the guy married to J-lo), it's a pretty nice costume, and also the first costume I have purchased in many many years. I usually just make my costumes or borrow other peoples' from previous years. Anyway, one thing I'm excited about for Halloween this year is the new show coming out on AMC called The Walking Dead. Anyone seen the pilot episode yet, and if so, did you like it? I know it's leaked online already, but I'm waiting to watch it on my big screen TV. Anyway, here's the trailer:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Here's what's up!

So the girlfriend met my mom today, so now we have met each others parents. It went really well, we went to a nice Italian restaurant and had a really good time. I knew everyone was going to get along, but it was good to see I was right. That was pretty much the last big step for us to take in our relationship for awhile so it should be smooth sailing from here on out. That's the reason for my lack of posts as of late, just been super busy in my personal life. I still need to do a lot of work on my 3rd album before I can publish the tracks, so please stick with me if you like the music I have already uploaded.

Anyway, off topic, I finally got around to seeing Social Network the other day, and found it to be quite fascinating. Anyone else see it?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Spring Side

Had a busy weekend, watched the UFC fights plus college football on Saturday, and met the girlfriend's parents on Sunday. Everything went great if you were wondering. Today's song is the last track of my 2nd Album, Reflections, and it's meant to be the wind down of the album, which I'm sure you will notice if you listen to the end as it slows down and drifts out almost like a lullaby. Spring Side is the title, and now with this track posted I have a bunch of work to do to get my 3rd (currently untitled) album named, the songs ordered and named, and posted in the upcoming weeks. It might take me a little time, but stick with me folks and I know your ears will thank you!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Today's song is one of my favorites. My nephew wrote the beginning and then asked me to finish it for him, and this is the final product. The song builds up slowly at first but soon gets quite exciting, before ending in a dynamic crescendo. Rapture is available in the player, and as usual all songs can be downloaded by clicking the 'S' in the top part of the player. Enjoy this one folks, I'm really proud of it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dark Maria

Next up is Dark Maria, titled after the term for the dark flat region on the surface of the moon. I think this song goes well with the rest of my Reflections album. I wrote it really fast, but it's a surprisingly solid song if I do say so myself. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Night's Embrace

This next track, Night's Embrace, is much slower and more relaxed than some of the other songs on my second album. I came up with the chord progression, then when I went to record the chords so that I wouldn't forget them I improvised the entire song. The slight hesitation before some of the notes really added to the emotion of the song, so my 'just to remember the chords' recording ended up making its way onto the CD! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Breaking the Veil

Track 5 of my second album Reflections is now available in the player. It's got more of a somber and mysterious mood to it. Sorry for the short post, but I'm short on time today; just wanted to let you all know that Breaking the Veil is available for your listening pleasure!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lighthouse Serenade

Track 4 of my album Reflections is now available in the player. Its called Lighthouse Serenade, and I feel it meshes well with the other pieces in this album by giving the same sense of contemplation that's felt throughout the album, albeit a slightly turbulent contemplation in this case! I've also added a widget to the right where you can sign up for my mailing list. Don't worry, I won't actually send out any emails unless something awesome happens, signing up just adds you my fan count on reverbnation, then down the road if I ever get into anything big or release a new album I can send out an announcement! More songs to come as the week progresses, have a great rest of the day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Philosopher's Repose Part 2

Here is the part 2 track I promised everyone yesterday. It IS a stand alone song, but I wrote it right after part 1 and it felt like a companion piece to part 1, hence the naming. Also I just wanted to let everyone know that there wont be a new post tomorrow because Sunday is my 2 month anniversary with my amazing girlfriend! I'll be back at it Monday though with another track from my second album. All of my songs can be downloaded at my ReverbNation profile which you can reach through the player to the right. PS: people should stop complaining about auto-play, because I'm not going to change it; I get a higher ranking on ReverbNation and a little money the more plays I get.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Philosopher's Repose Part 1

Track 2 of my album Reflections is now available in the player. It's called Philosopher's Repose Part 1; part 2 will be posted tomorrow. Once again, thank you all for the nice comments, it really means a lot to know people are enjoying my music! Have a great Friday!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Reflections Prelude

The new song for today is the first track of my second album (Reflections) the track title is Reflections Prelude and you can listen to it in the player to the right! I'm excited to post the rest of this album over the next week or so, and as usual I hope you all enjoy it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Midnight Sun

Here is the final song off of my first album (Origins), it's called Midnight Sun (Available in the player to the right), so it's only appropriate that I am posting it so close to midnight... Actually I've just been really busy today and this was the first chance I had to get online. Anyway, this song starts off kinda slow, but it picks up after a bit, it's a whopping 5 and a half minutes long. Hopefully a few of you will have the patience to listen to the whole thing. Anyway, that's my Wednesday update, hope you enjoyed my first album! I will start uploading my second album (Reflections) tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Today's song is a bit more upbeat and bouncy than the other songs of my first album. It's called Revolution and its sort of a companion piece to yesterday's song, Soldier's March. For those of you who asked about adding strings, yes I have considered it, but it's a lot of work and keep in mind that these are all old live recordings. If I ever got them remastered I would definitely add other instruments. Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Soldier's March

Sorry I was busy yesterday so no new song for Sunday, but I've got Monday's update nice and early for everyone. The song is called Soldier's March, it's available over in the player on the right, and as usual it can be downloaded (just click around in the player, it will eventually take you to my reverbnation profile). The ending is my favorite part, so make sure to listen all the way through to the end! Happy listening!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Into Oblivion

I've posted a new song to the player, it's called Into Oblivion, hope you all enjoy it. (PS, it has nothing to do with the video game, which didn't even exist yet when I first wrote this song.) ((PPS, reverbnation pays me for song plays, so that's why the player starts automatically, sorry for the inconvenience, but at least its not some loud heavy metal stuff, I want random visitors to hear at least a few seconds and then maybe actually give it a chance because they liked it!))

Friday, October 1, 2010


New song available in the player, titled Remembrance. I remember writing this song on Christmas Eve 5 years ago, it doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas per se, other than the feelings of warmth and security that come along with being with family through the holidays. Hope you all enjoy it!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Music Player going up, 2 new songs available + download capabilities!

Huge new update: I'm uploading a music player to this site, I'll be adding new songs to it each day. Today we get 2 of my favorites, Everything and Spanish Dancer. You can also download the songs now, you can get to my reverbnation profile with the player on the top right. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eternal Current

Here is another track from my first album (I'm pretty much just uploading them in order). It's called Eternal Current. Thanks again for all the great comments! To answer some more questions, all of my newer songs have lyrics, I just haven't gotten around to recording them yet... I spend most of my time writing my novel, so music has taken a bit of a back seat for the moment, but I'm still coming up with new piece all the time, I'm just not necessarily perfecting them to recording level. Anyway, hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Thank you all for the kind comments! I really wasn't expecting so much support. To answer a few questions, these days I write mostly acoustic alternative music, but also some showtunes because I'm writing a musical. I'm 23 now, and I started playing when I was 5, but didn't start writing my own music until I was about 16. Writing just comes naturally to me, I can't really explain how I do it, I play by ear and so I can hear a song in my head and just whip it out.

This new track is called Searching and it features my nephew on the guitar, it's also from my first CD. Hope you all enjoy it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Forever Mine

Here is track 1, entitled Forever Mine, from my first album, Origins, which I recorded when I was about 18 years old!

New Original Music!

Over the next few weeks I will be uploading songs from my first three CD's.  Some of them are rough (all home produced, live recordings) but a lot of people have been asking me to where they can go to hear my songs, so I am making that place right here!

213 Things Skippy is not allowed to do in the army

This list is as old as the internet, but I recently found it in my saved folder and read through it again. It always makes me laugh sooo hard!

1. Not allowed to watch Southpark when I’m supposed to be working.
2. My proper military title is “Specialist Schwarz” not “Princess Anastasia”.
3. Not allowed to threaten anyone with black magic.
4. Not allowed to challenge anyone’s disbelief of black magic by asking for hair.
5. Not allowed to get silicone breast implants.
6. Not allowed to play “Pulp Fiction” with a suction-cup dart pistol and any officer.
7. Not allowed to add “In accordance with the prophesy” to the end of answers I give to a question an officer asks me.
8. Not allowed to add pictures of officers I don’t like to War Criminal posters.
9. Not allowed to title any product “Get Over it”.
10. Not allowed to purchase anyone’s soul on government time.
11. Not allowed to join the Communist Party.
12. Not allowed to join any militia.
13. Not allowed to form any militia.
14. Not allowed out of my office when the president visited Sarajevo.
15. Not allowed to train adopted stray dogs to “Sic Brass!”
16. Must get a haircut even if it tampers with my “Samson like powers”.
17. God may not contradict any of my orders.
18. May no longer perform my now (in)famous “Barbie Girl Dance” while on duty.
19. May not call any officers immoral, untrustworthy, lying, slime, even if I’m right.
20. Must not taunt the French any more.
21. Must attempt to not antagonize SAS.
22. Must never call an SAS a “Wanker”.
23. Must never ask anyone who outranks me if they’ve been smoking crack.
24. Must not tell any officer that I am smarter than they are, especially if it’s true.
25. Never confuse a Dutch soldier for a French one.
26. Never tell a German soldier that “We kicked your ass in World War 2!”
27. Don’t tell Princess Di jokes in front of the paras (British Airborne).
28. Don’t take the batteries out of the other soldiers alarm clocks (Even if they do hit snooze about forty times).
29. The Irish MPs are not after “Me frosted lucky charms”.
30. Not allowed to wake an Non-Commissioned Officer by repeatedly banging on the head with a bag of trash.
31. Not allowed to let sock puppets take responsibility for any of my actions.
32. Not allowed to let sock puppets take command of my post.
33. Not allowed to chew gum at formation, unless I brought enough for everybody.
34. (Next day) Not allowed to chew gum at formation even if I *did* bring enough for everybody.
35. Not allowed to sing “High Speed Dirt” by Megadeth during airborne operations. (“See the earth below/Soon to make a crater/Blue sky, black death, I’m off to meet my maker”)
36. Can’t have flashbacks to wars I was not in. (The Spanish-American War isn’t over).
37. Our medic is called “Sgt Larwasa”, not “Dr. Feelgood”.
38. Our supply Sgt is “Sgt Watkins” not “Sugar Daddy”.
39. Not allowed to ask for the day off due to religious purposes, on the basis that the world is going to end, more than once.
40. I do not have super-powers.
41. “Keep on Trucking” is *not* a psychological warfare message.
42. Not allowed to attempt to appeal to mankind’s baser instincts in recruitment posters.
43. Camouflage body paint is not a uniform.
44. I am not the atheist chaplain.
45. I am not allowed to “Go to Bragg boulevard and shake daddy’s little money maker for twenties stuffed into my undies”.
46. I am not authorized to fire officers.
47. I am not a citizen of Texas, and those other, forty-nine, lesser states.
48. I may not use public masturbation as a tool to demonstrate a flaw in a command decision.
49. Not allowed to trade military equipment for “magic beans”.
50. Not allowed to sell magic beans during duty hours.
51. Not allowed to quote “Dr Seuss” on military operations.
52. Not allowed to yell “Take that Cobra” at the rifle range.
53. Not allowed to quote “Full Metal Jacket “ at the rifle range.
54. “Napalm sticks to kids” is *not* a motivational phrase.
55. An order to “Put Kiwi on my boots” does *not* involve fruit.
56. An order to “Make my Boots black and shiny” does not involve electrical tape.
57. The proper response to a lawful order is not “Why?”
58. The following words and phrases may not be used in a cadence- Budding sexuality, necrophilia, I hate everyone in this formation and wish they were dead, sexual lubrication, black earth mother, all Marines are latent homosexuals, Tantric yoga, Gotterdammerung, Korean hooker, Eskimo Nell, we’ve all got jackboots now, slut puppy, or any references to squid.
59. May not make posters depicting the leadership failings of my chain of command.
60. “The Giant Space Ants” are not at the top of my chain of command.
61. If one soldier has a 2nd Lt bar on his uniform, and I have an E-4 on mine It means he outranks me. It does not mean “I have been promoted three more times than you”.
62. It is better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission, no longer applies to Specialist Schwarz.
63. Command decisions do *not* need to be ratified by a 2/3 majority.
64. Inflatable novelties do *not* entitle me to BAQ or Separation pay.
65. There are no evil clowns living under my bed.
66. There is no “Anti-Mime” campaign in Bosnia.
67. I am not the Psychological Warfare Mascot.
68. I may not line my helmet with tin foil to “Block out the space mind control lasers”.
69. May not pretend to be a fascist stormtrooper, while on duty.
70. I am not authorized to prescribe any form of medication.
71. I must not flaunt my deviances in front of my chain of command.
72. May not wear gimp mask while on duty.
73. No military functions are to be performed “Skyclad”.
74. Woad is not camouflage makeup.
75. May not conduct psychological experiments on my chain of command.
76. “Teddy Bear, Teddy bear, turn around” is *not* a cadence.
77. The MP checkpoint is not an Imperial Stormtrooper roadblock, so I should not tell them “You don’t need to see my identification, these are not the droids you are looking for.”
78. I may not call block my chain of command.
79. I am neither the king nor queen of cheese.
80. Not allowed to wear a dress to any army functions.
81. May not bring a drag queen to the battalion formal dance.
82. May not form any press gangs.
83. Must not start any SITREP (Situation Report) with “I recently had an experience I just had to write you about….”
84. Must not use military vehicles to “Squish” things.
85. Not allowed to make any Psychological Warfare products depicting the infamous Ft. Bragg sniper incident.
86. May not challenge anyone in my chain of command to the “field of honor”.
87. If the thought of something makes me giggle for longer than 15 seconds, I am to assume that I am not allowed to do it.
88. Must not refer to 1st Sgt as “Mom”.
89. Must not refer to the Commander as “Dad”.
90. Inflatable sheep do *not* need to be displayed during a room inspection.
91. I am not authorized to initiate Jihad.
92. When asked to give a few words at a military ceremony “Romper Bomper Stomper Boo” is probably not appropriate.
93. Nerve gas is not funny.
94. Crucifixes do not ward off officers, and I should not test that.
95. I am not in need of a more suitable host body.
96. “Redneck Zombies” is not a military training aid.
97. Gozer does not dwell in my refrigerator.
98. The proper response to a chemical weapon attack is not “Tell my chain of command what I really think about them, and then poke holes in their masks.”
99. A smiley face is not used to mark a minefield.
100. Claymore mines are not filled with yummy candy, and it is wrong to tell new soldiers that they are.
101. I am not allowed to mount a bayonet on a crew-served weapon.
102. Rodents are not entitled to burial with full military honors, even if they are “casualties of war”.
103. My commander is not old enough to have fought in the civil war, and I should stop implying that he did.
104. Vodka, green food coloring, and a “Cool Mint” Listerine® bottle is not a good combination.
105. I am not allowed to bum cigarettes off of anyone under twelve.
106. I may not trade my rifle for any of the following: Cigarettes, booze, sexual favors, Kalishnikovs, Soviet Armored vehicles, small children, or bootleg CD’s.
107. Must not mock command decisions in front of the press.
108. Should not taunt members of the press, even if they are really fat, exceptionally stupid, and working for UPI.
109. I am not authorized to change national policy in Eastern Europe.
110. Never, ever, attempt to correct a Green Beret officer about anything.
111. I am not qualified to operate any US, German, Polish, or Russian Armored vehicles.
112. When saluting a “leg” officer, an appropriate greeting is not “Airborne leads the wa- oh…sorry sir”.
113. There is absolutely no need to emulate the people from “Full Monty” every time I hear the song “Hot Stuff”.
114. I cannot trade my CO to the Russians.
115. I should not speculate on the penis size of anyone who outranks me.
116. Crucifying mice – bad idea.
117. Must not use government equipment to bootleg pornography.
118. Burn pits for classified material are not revel fires – therefore it is wrong to dance naked around them.
119. I cannot arrest children for being rude.
120. An EO briefing is probably not the best place to unveil my newest off color joke.
121. I should not use government resources to “waterproof” dirty magazines.
122. Radioactive material should not be stored in the barracks.
123. I should not teach other soldiers to say offensive and crude things in Albanian, under the guise of teaching them how to say potentially useful phrases.
124. Two drink limit does not mean first and last.
125. Two drink limit does not mean two kinds of drinks.
126. Two drink limit does not mean the drinks can be as large as I like.
127. “No Drinking Of Alcoholic Beverages” does not imply that a Jack Daniel’s ® IV is acceptable.
128. “Shpadoinkle” is not a real word.
129. The Microsoft ® “Dancing Paperclip” is not authorized to countermand any orders.
130. “I’m drunk” is a bad answer to any question posed by my commander.
131. No dancing in the turret. This especially applies in conjunction with rule #113.
132. The loudspeaker system is not a forum to voice my ideas.
133. The loudspeaker system is not to be used to replace the radio.
134. The loudspeaker system is not to be used to broadcast the soundtrack to a porno movie.
135. An order to put polish on my boots means the whole boot.
136. Shouting “Let’s do the village! Let’s do the whole fucking village!” while out on a mission is bad.
137. Should not show up at the front gate wearing part of a Russian uniform, messily drunk.
138. Even if my commander did it.
139. Must not teach interpreters how to make “MRE” bombs.
140. I am not authorized to sell mineral rights.
141. Not allowed to use a broadsword to disprove “The Pen is Mightier than the sword”.
142. “Calvin-Ball” is not authorized PT.
143. I do not need to keep a “range card” by my window.
144. “K-Pot, LBE, and a thin coat of Break-free” is not an authorized uniform.
145. I should not drink three quarts of blue food coloring before a urine test.
146. Nor should I drink three quarts of red food coloring, and scream during the same.
147. I should not threaten suicide with pop rocks and Coke ®.
148. Putting red “Mike and Ike’s” ® into a prescription medicine bottle, and then eating them all in a formation is not funny.
149. Must not create new DOD forms, then insist they be filled out.
150. On Sports Day PT, a wedgie is not considered a legal tackle.
151. The proper way to report to my Commander is “Specialist Schwarz, reporting as ordered, Sir” not “You can’t prove a thing!”
152. The following items do not exist: Keys to the Drop Zone, A box of grid squares, blinker fluid, winter air for tires, canopy lights, or Chem-Light ® batteries.
153. I should not assign new privates to “guard the flight line”.
154. Shouldn’t treat “piss-bottles” with extra-strength icy hot.
155. Teaching Albanian children to taunt other soldiers is not nice.
156. I will no longer perform “lap-dances” while in uniform.
157. If I take the uniform off, in the course of the lap-dance, it still counts.
158. The revolution is not now.
159. When detained by MP’s, I do not have a right to a strip search.
160. No part of the military uniform is edible.
161. Bodychecking General officers is not a good idea.
162. Past lives have absolutely no effect on the chain of command.
163. Take that hat off.
164. There is no such thing as a were-virgin.
165. I do not get “that time of month”.
166. No, the pants are not optional.
167. Not allowed to operate a business out of the barracks.
168. Especially not a pornographic movie studio.
169. Not even if they *are* “especially patriotic films”
170. Not allowed to “defect” to OPFOR during training missions.
171. On training missions, try not to shoot down the General’s helicopter.
172. “A full magazine and some privacy” is not the way to help a potential suicide.
173. I am not allowed to create new levels of security clearance.
174. Furby ® is not allowed into classified areas. (I swear to the gods, I did not make that up, it’s actually DOD policy).
175. We do not “charge into battle, naked, like the Celts”.
176. Any device that can crawl across the table on medium, does not need to be brought into the office.
177. I am not to refer to a formation as “the boxy rectangle thingie”.
178. I am not “A lesbian trapped in a man’s body”.
179. On Army documents, my race is not “Other”.
180. Nor is it “Secretariat, in the third”.
181. Pok√©mon® trainer is not an MOS.
182. There is no FM for “wall-to-wall counseling”.
183. My chain of command has neither the time, nor the inclination to hear about what I did with six boxes of Fruit Roll-Ups. ®
184. When operating a military vehicle I may *not* attempt something “I saw in a cartoon”.
185. My name is not a killing word.
186. I am not the Emperor of anything.
187. Must not taunt officers in the throes of nicotine withdrawal, with cigarettes.
188. May not challenge officers to “Meet me on the field of honor, at dawn”.
189. Do not dare SERE graduates to eat bugs. They will always do it.
190. Must not make s’mores while on guard duty.
191. Our Humvees cannot be assembled into a giant battle-robot.
192. The proper response to a briefing is not “That’s what you think”.
193. The Masons, and Gray Aliens are not in our chain of command.
194. Shouldn’t take incriminating photos of my chain of command.
195. Shouldn’t use Photoshop ® to create incriminating photos of my chain of command.
196. I am not allowed to give tattoos.
197. I am not allowed to sing “Henry the VIII I am” until verse 68 ever again.
198. Not allowed to lead a “Coup” during training missions.
199. I should not confess to crimes that took place before I was born.
200. My chain of command is not interested in why I “just happen” to have a kilt, an inflatable sheep, and a box of rubber bands in the back of my car.
201. Must not valiantly push officers onto hand grenades to save the squad.
202. Despite the confusing similarity in the names, the “Safety Dance” and the “Safety Briefing” are never to be combined.
203. “To conquer the earth with an army of flying monkeys” is a bad long term goal to give the re-enlistment NCO.
204. NEVER nail a stuffed bunny to a cross and put it up in front of the Battalion Headquarters sign as an “Easter Desecration.”
205. Don’t write up false gigs on a HMMWV PMCS. (“Broken clutch pedal”, “Number three turbine has frequent flame-outs”, “flux capacitor emits loud whine when engaged”)
206. Not allowed to get shot.
207. The Chicken and Rice MRE is *not* a personal lubricant. (Skippy wanted this noted for the record that this is not something he has ever attempted or considered! It was something we heard at dinner on 22 September 2001 and it was just so obscene it had to go here.)
208. Not allowed to play into the deluded fantasies of the civilians who are “hearing conversations” from the NSA, FBI, CIA and KGB due to the microchip the aliens implanted in their brain.
209. An airsickness bag is to be used for airsickness *only*. (Also not a Skippy-ism…this was the same dinner.)
210. Must not make T-shirts up depicting a pig with the writing “Eat Pork or Die” in Arabic to bring as civilian attire when preparing to deploy to a primarily Muslim country.
211. Don’t ask LTC Steele to sign my copy of Blackhawk Down.
212. Must not go on nine deployments in six years that require a security clearance that I don’t have, even if the Army tells me repeatedly that I have one and I have no reason to question them.
213. Do not convince NCO’s that their razorbumps are the result of microscopic parasites.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to Upload audio??

I'd like to upload songs that I have recorded to my blog posts, but I have no idea how, can anybody help me out with that?  I only see built in ways to upload link and video clips, but no audio.

An old poem I wrote.

Three-mile limit

Quickly dipping, turning, flipping,
scarcely skirting land and sky,
the kite gnaws at its string relentlessly
chaffing fears both low and high.

Down the line and to the left,
just past the pier’s ungainly mass,
the crashing waves of liquid jade
churn forth a chill of winter glass.

A little boy of nine or ten is
combing sand for rocks and shells,
he saves a few and casts the rest
into the ocean’s midnight swells.

They scream his name and search ‘till dawn
through wave cut coves and idle cracks,
until the tide comes rolling in,
forever blotting out his tracks.


My girlfriend is a terrible trash talker on xbox live.  She dishes it out like no other... "Little baby can't kill me!  Girls can teabag too f**got!  You just got raped so hard I can't even recognize your face!"  Those are a few of the things she said in the last minute, and it just keeps going... I'd say more but it gets rather graphic.  It's pretty much awesome.  I guess that's what happens when you're a professional gamer!