Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Comical Comics

So, i found this amazing website where you can create comic-book versions of yourself and friends, then make up comics. It's a great time waster. It's at bitstrips.com

Check out my first pieces of work...

Funny side note: when attempting to send these pics to my housemates, I accidentally attached my 2007 Federal Tax Return instead of the picture. So, if I'm the victim of identity theft in the future, I know who to go after...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Farewell Show

I'm in a band right now, Nine PM Traffic, and quite frankly, we rock. Which brings me to the saddest post to date: we will be having our final show on May 3. It's in Chapel Hill and on a Saturday at 9:00PM (clever, I know), so if you can make it you should! It's at PT's Grill (formerly Lucy's) near Frankin St, and its all ages and FREE!!!

It's going to be great time. I hope to see lots of friendly faces there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The "Notice"

I gave my three week-ish notice to my boss last Friday. Crazy; time flies when your having fun, amen?

For those of you who didn't know, I have been working at Gurlitz Architectural Group since July 2007. It's been great; most people are surprised I went to UNC and ended up at an architectural firm. I have been able to do lots of cool things; draw plans, model buildings in 3-D, learn Photoshopping and web coding skills. The co-workers there were really cool too, except none of them like Bojangles or Maroon 5. Lame. One time this guy there named Adam said I was his hero. He hearts me. I always said, if I wanted to be an architect, then I had hit the jackpot. But I want to be a rockstar. So, off to LA I go. I am hoping to use the skills I learned here to get some part-time drafting work in the big city that will pay a little better than the alternatives. We shall see.

To further illustrate the greatness of Gurlitz, I shall tell this tale of mine. After telling Richard (the boss-man) I was leaving, he began to tell me about a guy in LA that was a client of ours (we built the office for the Sugar Hill record label, home to Nickel Creek.) He was helping me network literally 2 minutes after I gave him my notice! And another guy knows the bass player for Dave Matthews Band. Cha-ching. DollaBills in the bank.

So, in a nutshell, goodbye Gurlitz. Thanks for everything. I'll see you when I sell out RBC Center!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Tattoos and T-Shirts Pt. 2

Here is the tattoo. It is the Greek word for grace, which looks like xapis and is pronounced charis.

Tattoos and T-Shirts

I got the bug. The tattoo bug. I now have gotten 3 tattoos in less than a year (although two of them were part of the same "picture.")

My latest one is on my left forearm. I expect most folks to not like it. I also expect most folks to lie to me and say that they do, or just avoid the subject. Like they don't notice a 5inch block of blue and black ink on my arm. Thats ok though, because I like it. You can feel free to not like it. I might not like something about you, like your face or your car. But we're still friends.

I also am selling T-Shirts to fund my trip to LA. I have no shame about that; gas is expensive, and so is LA, so I will take all the help I can get. Holler at me if you want one. I think I can attach pictures to this thing, so if I can, I will attach a picture of both the tat and the shirt.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Why I'm (the blog) Here

Hi friends, welcome to my blog. Not gonna lie, it's a little weird to write a blog. Kind of presumptuous to write about myself. Plus I don't really know what to write about. Deep, dark secrets? Dumb, shallow humor? Time will tell...

But I digress. Why did I start a blog, you ask? Because that way I can write about all the crazy things in my life and people can read about it and stay updated at their leisure. Because those who would like to stalk can do it without freaking me out, and I can pretend that those who I wish would stalk me are actually reading it too.

Why is it called the local rockstar? Because names are hard to think of, and I like this one, so I went with it. And hopefully it will become ironic as I become a global rockstar.

For those of you who don't know, I am packing my bags and leaving the beautiful state of NC for the...umm...LA. What is LA's nickname? It would be useful to know in situations like this. But anyhoo, I am headed out there in September with my guitar, some clothes, some books, and other necessities, like Halo 3. It is my goal to become a professional musician.

Most people's reaction to this is, "Whoa, that's awesome!" Except TJ Lockwood, who told me I was an idiot for not sticking around with Nick Burns. But TJ thinks that Dave Grohl sucks, so his opinion instantly means less than everyone elses. Anyways, for those of you who want to see how it ends up, this is where you can do that.

Alright, I'm done. Thanks for reading.