hey, my computer is working. now im running 98 and the date means it should have crashed. anyway, long time since last entry and i just want to say a couple of things. the house is really coming along as a number of rooms are painted and im gonna look into carpeting soon. place is gonna rock. thinking about the music industry, and how artists make little off of their own CD’s. MP3’s should be freely distributed so more artists get heard. artists would tour more to get money, and tour in festivals if they couldnt do it on their own. to get the booklet and full CD or DVDA, as may come about, you could go to their web site or amazon.com or something like that. artists would need companies able to produce the media, but otherwise less conglomerates would control the industry. the radio would be less repeats as no big company would push images or certain sounds. maybe it would all stop sounding alike. more new stuff and more efforts by artists to put out quality product. kinda a return to innocence. ill talk more about this utopia later.

yesterday was ozzfest and most of the bands were ok, better than i thought they would be. exceptions included primus, rob zombie, and the amazing black sabbath. loved the sabbath. just bloody awesome. zombie was really cool and primus rocked like always except that les shared some very sad news. Marc Sandman of Morphine died in Italy onstage. they were a great and original band that i saw a number of times. he had a voice that melts. truly missed.

i feel obliged to write something today. my lazy ass bought a ticket for Tibetan ’99 cause RATM joined the Chicago show at Alpine Valley but then this morning i went back to sleep cause it looked like the show would be flooded out. should of went, cause even the mud would have been better than me sitting here doing shit. guess ill get laundry done. i was thinking last night, that there has gotta be a better way than ticketmaster. i bought the ticket that was supposed to cost 38.50 and it ended up at 47.00. if you want to buy the tickets in person, you gotta go to a dominicks food store and hope the system is working. does ticketmaster pay the people at dominicks? maybe sidewalk.com people could devise a way to beat them with some new tech stuff. i hope so, cause no service fee should be over 5 bucks ever! my grandmother died friday night/saturday morning. such a good lady, took care of me alot when i was little. i just want to say thank you.

no more bad frames, and i finally got damnkids.com running as you can tell if you are reading this. world domination will surely follow although the process is going slow.

yesterday was a sad day. imagine if they had never been disrespected by anyone. at least 15 people would still be alive today. were they just bad seeds, destined to kill? or created by the way they were treated by others? guess your answer kinda defines you. id like to know about their homelife. people are people. why must we make any other designation besides that? kosovo and littleton have that problem in common, people are not considered equal for some god damn reason. we will learn somehow or another, why must more die before we do…

the internet is simply amazing, really. so much is possible, we’ve only tapped it slightly. anyway. this Kosovo thing is horrible. should the US be in it? a mean man is leading others to kill other people, but we think by killing some of them we can help stop it. i hope so. someone made an interesting comparison. imagine if some empire had decided to kill “American settlers” to prevent us from displacing and killing the native americans. war is wrong, but i dont know what we could have done to stop Hitler.

Tibetan Freedom concert is in Chicago this year, June 12 and 13. i cannot wait. but first is Poi Dog and Ani DiFranco, and i dont have to take any days off work for any of the shows. very good. so if we were all vegetarians, we could feed alot more people on this planet. this is due to the loss of energy as heat for every stage that it takes to get to us. less stages, less waste. so i need to try at least the vegetarian thing. one way to fix all the problems in the world is to raise everyone’s self-esteem. there is so much crap due to people needing to constantly compete about dumb stuff, and degrading others to make themselves feel better.

why are there still so many sexist and racist, and especially heterosexists in the world today? it seems society still thinks gays are okay to discriminate openly against, but we shouldnt kill or torture them anymore. glad weve progressed so far. this is really sickening to me. i need new friends, or at least to find a way to spend more time with the more accepting ones. my girlfriend is heterosexist, but somehow that is okay cause its part of her religion. fuck religion. it justified whatever society needed it to at anytime in history. people think racism and sexism is less rampant, but i think it is just more hidden. i never met jesus, and so ive been told different things about him and god and such. but i prefer to think that people can accept each other, and realize all the other shit is crap. so i like to think jesus was just a man who did this. i guess ill go to hell for this