Archive for December, 2010

So this is the new year?

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/31/2010 by biggryan04

I don’t feel any different.


30 things you probably didn’t know about RyRy

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/28/2010 by biggryan04

I’m sick. Instead of partying (which I would rather be doing) I am here writing a stupid blog post. I saw this thing on someone’s Facebook 30 things you don’t know about me. So instead of drinking (which is what I would really rather be doing) I am going to do this.

1. I like some cats but I love all dogs. I’m a huge fan of dogs.

2. Most people would consider me a hipster. I pretty much am a hipster. I’m a music snob. I like indie movies. I read music blogs. I have a beard. I wear girl jeans. If I shopped at AmAppy or ever wore flannel I would totally be a full blown hipster.

3. One of my deepest dreams in life is to be a stand-up comic. I don’t think I have ever told anyone this. I really like making people laugh and I like to perform. I think I would be good at it, but I’m to nervous to ever try.

4. I like hugging more than most straight men.

5. My goal (as cheesy as it sounds) is to bring happiness to people. If I can leave you with a smile on your face I’ve done my job.

6. I got into psychology/counseling because people who I had just met would end up gushing their problems at me. I figured I have a face people like to talk at, I’m pretty good at helping people, I should get paid for this.

7. I believe if women were less shallow and put aside the whole “looks” thing, I would be drowning in ladies. Although I don’t consider myself bad looking, just husky, like a bear or a lumberjack but cuddly like a puppy or a bunny.

8. I am a true romantic at heart.

9. I wear boxers, but today I am trying out boxer-briefs and I have to say, I like them.

10. I feel like because I trust very easily I get walked over by people.

11. I really have had the best friends I could ask for. I would do anything for any of them and I’m betting they would do the same for me.

12. I used to be afraid of growing up. Now I just don’t care.

13. I am NPR’s bitch. I have listened to NPR every day for over four years now and I have never once given them any pledge money. I feel like I owe them a lot of cash.

14. I can’t decide if my favorite movie is Cool Hand Luke, SLC Punk, Happiness, or Blue Velvet. I would have to say they are all loved equally

15. Right now I smell like a mixture of Lindsey and Tarah’s perfume. It sounds sexier than it actually was.

16. I used to care about politics but now I have become apathetic.

17. Even though I don’t really care much about politics I consider myself a hardcore liberal. Anti-death penalty, pro-choice, pro- gun control etc. I’m a bleeding heart, yellow dog, hippie goddamn liberal. I am a liberal because I care about others almost more than I care about myself. My liberalism is in stark contrast to my families raging conservatism. Always makes for fun come election time.

18. I still believe in love. People say love is dead, I feel like love has changed. I feel like that euphoric thing that every poem/song/movie/book describes as love is something but not the thing that makes for long lasting love. Love means you can talk to the other person for hours, days, months, years and still make them laugh, think and enjoy life. Love means putting forth the effort to keep things going. Love means compromise. Love means being comfortable enough to fart in front of the other person and you both kind of snicker and move on. Love is a lot of things but above all love is not dead. I believe this even though I really shouldn’t.

19. I don’t like over-produced porn. Give me one camera angle shot in a hotel room while you’re fucking the neighbor girl. If it has music I don’t like it. Fake tits, don’t like it. Anything with a camera crew, don’t like it. I’m a simple man.

20. I started smoking at 16 and I’m planning on quitting at 26. I figure ten years of smoking is enough.

21. I stopped smoking pot regularly this year. I have had a minuscule amount of hits since last New Years.

22. My favorite video game is probably Chrono Trigger for SNES. Yup I’m also a geek

23. I’m terrified of graduating college.

24. I have never lived more than an hour away from my parents.

25. A lot of people think I have just always lived off my parents like I’m some sort of fucking “trust fund kid”. I supported myself (and for a while a girlfriend) from the time I dropped out of college at 19 to the age of 22 when my parents told me if I went back to school they would help me out. I am very grateful for their help and I am humbled every time I have to ask for money. They are really some of the nicest people I have ever met.

26. I like to cuddle. Weird right?

27. Music is my life blood. I collect music like people collect baseball cards. I like hearing new sounds and showing other people new music.

28. I’m not sure where I stand on the whole God thing. I would like to believe in a god, but it is difficult.

29. I know a lot about quantum and astro physics but I suck at math.

30. One time I pulled five of my friends out of a car that crashed into a tree going 115 MPH into a tree. Ripped one of the doors open with my bare hands. Yeah I’m also kind of a badass.

Burning witches

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/27/2010 by biggryan04

Christmas sucked. ‘Nuff said. Still sick. Thinking about posting a top 10 horror movies list soon. Then maybe a top 10 movies list. We shall see. Thanks to whoever looked at my supposedly secret blog today I just hit 100 views. If I wasn’t so damn sick I would get drunk in celebration

Lets do a little math with music
This band

+ this band

= One of my favorite bands that I am so disappointed broke up before I could see them live.

Let’s get married in a big cathedral by a priest cause if I’m the man that you love the most you could say I do at least

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/24/2010 by biggryan04

Seriously, really.

It’s sad that I’m a better drummer than Meg White.

Christmas eve it is then. I really loath the holidays and I’m slightly sick this year so it adds to my dismay. It’s rainy and cold and I really don’t want to do all this family loving bullshit tonight and tomorrow. Me being the nervous hypochondriac that I am, I feel like this rain will be the death of me. I’ll just be another one of those Christmas car wreck tragedies you hear about on the news. I feel like that is what I’m destined to become, a twenty to thirty second clip or blurb on the local nightly news.

I’m not feeling life enough to leave my favorite bar at 10:30 last night while giving away half a pitcher. I never give away beer to strangers. I guess I did one of those “good deeds” people are talking about.

There’s something I’ve been wanting to say to you for a long time but I don’t think it’s proper in this venue.

I don’t think I will ever be half as charming as Morrissey.

Catch up time

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/20/2010 by biggryan04

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my time away from school because, besides the Austin trip I have finally caught up on my media whore needs. Finally finished reading Portnoy’s Complaint and I’m maybe starting One Hundred Years Of Solitude today. I’ve finally caught up on albums that I have been meaning to give good listens to.

The new Gary Wilson is alright, but I’m kind of over the whole lo-fi pop weirdness of him and Ariel Pink. In fact I have never really been a fan of Ariel Pink. I think he’s kind of a hack who acts like a douche, dresses like a douche, and makes music for hipster douches to fawn over in their AmAppy sweat pants and mustachioed faces. Like the pot calling the kettle black right?

So besides my hatred for lo-fi pop bullshit, I have been really into Cassette Kids, the Australian pop group. It’s some fun stuffs right there. Envy is in my listening loop a lot, as is Fol Chen, Janelle Monae, Future Islands, Think About Life, La Roux, and Gil Scott-Heron. Also Destroyer’s new album is finger lickin good. Pot calls kettle something?

Finally got to watch two amazing documentaries that I have wanted to see since they were at the Angelika, Exit Through the Gift Shop and Restrepo (thank God for Netflix instant watch). Exit Through the Gift Shop is about street art, well, more like a weird French man who is in to street art. It is definitely worth the watch.

I highly recommend Restrepo. Winner of my favorite documentary of the year and maybe my favorite general film of the year. It is about a group of soldiers on the frontlines in Afghanistan. Filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington stay with these guys for the entirety of their stay at outpost Restrepo in the most contested area of Afghanistan. From the opening shot when the Humvee the guys are riding in is hit with a bomb onward you are right in the middle of a war. You really figure out that “war is hell and war is fucking boring” (to quote a comment on IMDB). It really gives you an insight into the life of a soldier that you haven’t thought of before. I highly recommend this film.

Seriously why do I write these like people read them?

I can’t say I do it that often anymore

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/19/2010 by biggryan04

I had a lot of fun this weekend in Austin but now I want to be alone and I can’t get people out of my house.

Because of the extreme lack of sexy time in my life I will now post songs sung by pretty ladies.

Grow a pair goddamnit

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/15/2010 by biggryan04

Seriously, how is this not a real show? I would watch it everyday.

End of the semester drinking time turned into a weird night with people jumping off things and getting arrested and such. On a brighter note I’ve gotten grades back for 3 of my classes and an A, B, C, rainbow of grades for me so far.

It truly sucks being a nice guy. I may be a sarcastic asshole but for the most part I really try and be a good person. People will take advantage. Fuck it and fuck you.

In other news, I saw this band play with Dan Deacon at the Ft. Worth modern last year and was kind of speachless. This is such a weird sound. The singer’s voice is so weird and when it came out it blew me away and mixed with such strange sounds. I didn’t realize they had a full length out until a few days ago and I really enjoy.