Semi-Charmed Life

2Mar/121

Must Be The Feeling

I had such a great training session last night. I definitely feel like the last competition helped improve my game. I am making much quicker decisions at the onset of the matches in training of whether I want to play a guard game or if I want to play a passing top game, depending on what looks my partner gives me. I've noticed that in training, many people like to hand or grip fight lackadaisically without any clear indication of whether they want to start with a guard game or if they want to initiate a guard pass. Last night, my goal was to be the one to make the first decision of where I want the match to take place. Competing has helped me realize that I much prefer to be the one passing than the one playing guard, and if I am playing a guard game then I prefer a cross collar foot on hip type of open guard.

Even though I haven't been having much tournament success, it's nice to see that I am actually learning from my experiences. I felt pretty good about last night's training session, despite taking an errant knee to the mouth and getting a fat lip.

Anyway, I've been playing this dubstep jam all morning:

This one too!

Mishal Moore - It Ain't Over (Document One Remix)

2Mar/120

Revolution Music

The intro might be a little intimidating for some people, especially those poor people who have never developed a healthy taste for rock, but it's worth listening. Maybeshewill is considered post-rock. Whatever that means.

But seriously, give them a listen. I think their songs are always so well composed. Tells an entire story, without the use of vocals from a lead singer.

Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job.The dollar buys a nickel's worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere that seems to know what to do and there's no end to it! We know the air is unfit to breathe, our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad. Worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy so we don't go out anymore. We sit in a house as slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster, and my TV, and my steel belted radials and I won't say anything." Well I'm not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad!

I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crimes in the streets. All I know is first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I'm a human being, God Dammit! My life has value!" So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

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22Dec/110

My Playlist

Tracks that are getting heavy rotation on my iPod right now:

Selena Gomez - Love You Like A Love Song (Ken C Remix)

Calvin Harris - Feel So Close

Disfunktion feat. Stephen Pickup - Chasing Clouds Away

Flight Facilities - Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)

Dillon Francis - I.D.G.A.F.O.S.

Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth - Alive (Alesso Remix) (I know there are a ton of remixes for this song, but this is my favorite of them all)

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4Jun/110

Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water

This song is great!

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1Jun/112

Cee-Lo – Forget You (Cover)

What an awesome cover. Thanks Shift!

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