Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, if that wasn't the nail in the coffin......

.........then I don't know what was. No, I'm not talking about the "Closing Argument Speech" that Barack gave today. That was good. It was really good. I haven't been able to find the full video of the speech online yet, but there's some good sized chunks out there, and the full text of the speech. It brought me back to the early primary. Barack broke out the same rhetoric that made me believe almost a year ago. But that wasn't the nail in the coffin.

At the very end of the speech, after he was done speaking, I heard something. A sweet melody that took me way back. Back to the best reason I ever had to skip school. Back to Waukesha in February. (Does anybody remember those kids from Waukesha sitting in front of us who said "OK, enough with the Bush bashing."? Those kids were nuts!) Back to loading up the Honda Odyssey as full as it gets with friends, spelling out "YES WE CAN" on our shirts. And yes, blasting the song that captured the campaign. Over and over and over and over again.

I can't remember the last time I heard it. I remember my distinct disappointment in February because he didn't play it then. That was the beginning of the issue driven phase of the campaign. But with the high flying rhetoric, it has returned. A fitting signal. That's right. Barack played "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" after his closing argument speech today. Wow. I LOVE that song.

Friday, October 24, 2008

There is something happening in America

Today, something I read reminded me of the momentousness of this year. I hadn't done any big picture reflecting in a while. I was reminded of this fact: there is something happening in America.

I can't guarantee that I properly embedded the video into the post, but let's hope it worked.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So about the whole "V" part of vblog

It turns out that putting movies on the internet isn't that easy. So after a short-lived career as a vblogger, I have relegated myself to being a simple blogger. That's right, I'm going to write my posts out now. This is a sad day for mankind.

So. This is way harder to do than talking at my computer, but I'll see what I can do. What's good in Boston lately? Well, everyone's going nuts cause the Red Sox are once again going deep into the playoffs. Before I came out here, I told everyone that I was totally going to jump on the bandwagon for all the Boston sports teams. Once I got here, I realized that I don't like any of the Boston sports teams. And plus, how could I root against the Rays in the ALCS? I mean, how could anyone root against the Rays with a clean conscience unless they were a legitimate Red Sox fan? They're the Rays! They used to be the Devil Rays. Yes. That team. And now they've built they're franchise the right way, bottom up through the farm system by making smart moves in the draft. I think it's awesome that the Rays are showing the viability of player development in a league where teams increasingly become instant contenders through super free agent signings for ridiculous money. But enough baseball.

Lately, I've been getting sick of the Tufts party scene. I mean, when I got here, I went to a lot of frats and big house parties with 300 people in a basement because it was a huge novelty for me. We don't really roll that way in Shorewood. But after a month of going to the big parties, I began to wonder what the point of it all was. There's nothing particularly fun about being in a room so crowded you can't even move, let alone meet new people. And there's definitely nothing fun about being so packed in that when you get home, you can wring the sweat out of your shirt. I realized that I would much much rather hang out, Shwood style. Just chilling in Back Bay or at Atwater. The most enjoyable party experience I've had yet at Tufts happened on Sunday night. At about 2pm on Sunday afternoon, the entire campus lost power. I have no idea why. Around 7pm, public safety came around handing out flashlights and explained that there would be no power all night. Well, we had to entertain ourselves somehow. We just sat in my friends room in the utter pitch black. Most people's cell phones had run out of battery. Computers were dying. TV didn't even work. Dan picked up his guitar and started playing some sing alongs. His acoustic arrangements of "Sweetest Girl" "Hey Ya" and "Where is the Love" filled the room. It was chill. I got to know people better that night than I had going to frats with them for the last month and a half.

I hope we blackout this weekend.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

so it seems that i was able to trick the computer into recording almost a minute of my highly anticipated song.

Hokay so...

So I guess this is gonna be my blog. Mad props to Rory (is a jerk) Linnane for making this happen. You're probably wondering why I said "Vblog" in the title of the blog. It's because I am too lazy to write out my posts. I'm just going to do videos! Hence the V in front of blog. I hope this is the only written post. I'm planning on doing an introductory video post, but it's 4am and my roommate is sleeping. So anyhoo, I'm going to sleep right now, but somewhere, Rory Linnane is smiling.