Posts Tagged ‘aerosmith’

A.C. (Not Slater, the Other One)

September 1, 2010

This past weekend brought Roomie, Mrs. Roomie and myself to Atlantic City.  I went for three specific reasons and a few vague ones just to keep it interesting.  1) We had floor seats to an Aerosmith concert 2) To have my first real poker experience at a casino and 3) To get the hell out of the city for while.  The vague reasons included things like riding in a car, laughing at drunk people, and jumping on hotel beds.

All went much better than I anticipated.  I’ve talked on here about Aerosmith plenty, so I’ll not get into that again.  Sammy Hagar opened with an awesome set.  I’ve never seen him live and he was just as hyper as you’d expect.  Aerosmith did great as always and our seats were really good.  Highlight of the show: Joe Perry using his guitar strap as a whip and beating the strings on a guitar he had propped on an amp. 

I played Hold’em at Caesar’s Palace Saturday afternoon.  I bought in for $180 and it was very educational.  I’m a mediocre player at best, so I considered myself paying for the experience and assumed it was gone as soon as I sat down.  I cashed out with $215 after about 2 hours.  Nothing worth getting excited about, but hey, it’s 35 more dollars than I had when I walked in.  I was up $150 at one point, but I made a stupid call which knocked me down pretty good.  I started to fizzle after that so I got out while I was still ahead.  Props to Roomie who walked away with over $200!

I haven’t been to Vegas yet, but I think I understand why A.C. got the nickname “Dirty Vegas”.  I’m sure A.C. is a lot smaller and it’s also attached to a pretty rough ghetto a few blocks away from the Boardwalk.  Couldn’t even tell from our hotel though. Compared to the city this was a paradise.  Also, I think of any place where I can see the ocean as “fancy”.

A great time was had by all.  I’m looking forward to another trip back soon for some more poker.  I was too distracted this time with the concert and feeling a little touristy.  I think I’ll play better when poker is my main reason for going.

Y’all stay tuned!  I’m up to something ridiculous…

– J

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They’re F.I.N.E.

November 12, 2009

Because you can’t possibly be tired of me talking about music and concerts yet…

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Joe Perry Project

November 1, 2009

And now I have added General Admission tickets to The Joe Perry Project to the remainder of my 2009 live musical list.

For those that don’t rock know, Joe Perry is the lead guitarist for Aerosmith.  In his down time he plays gigs with his band, The Joe Perry Project.  Getting within 10 feet of any member of Aerosmith is kind of an ongoing dream of mine, so this is what some might refer to as A Big Deal.

If you reside in the New York, Tri-State area and wish to see your local J squealing like a little girl during every solo, tickets are 40 bucks if you buy now.  I’ll be the guy down front having a conniption fit during Mercy.

– J

Back in the Saddle

July 8, 2008

Please forgive the hiatus in posting, dear readers.  I’ve been on vacation and decided that should include a vacation from the internet as well.  You should try it some time.  When it’s of your own volition and not forced, it’s quite rewarding.

I spent a week or so back in Texas filled with family, friends, fishing, food and fireworks.  An effing good time, you might say*.  It was a much needed break from the havoc of the city, but I was glad to return to “normal” life.  Whatever that is.  Perhaps I’ll expound more on my trip later.

At the moment, I need to share some excitement.  Last night after work I trotted on down to my local GameStop and picked up Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.  Yes, this is a complete copy of Guitar Hero 3 only with Aerosmith characters and songs.  Why people see a problem with this is beyond me.  I am, I admit, totally biased in my opinion.  In case you weren’t aware, Aerosmith is pretty much my favorite band.  Ever.  If you are not an Aerosmith fan, you should seek professional help then this game is not for you and you should just stick to GH3.

That will do for now, I suppose.  Love you guys.

– J(oe Perry rocks)

 

* See what I did there?

Dream On

February 22, 2008

UNRELENTING JOY

Blog This Way

January 11, 2007
I don’t usually do surveys, but this one was kind of fun.  Feel free to edit it for yourselves and repost.  Thanks Karen!

Choose a band/artist and answer the questions only in song TITLES by THAT band:

 
Aerosmith
 
Are you male or female: Adam’s Apple
 
Describe yourself: Dream On
 
How do some people feel about you: Crazy
 
How do you feel about yourself: I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
 
Describe your current significant other or crush: What Kind of Love Are You On?
 
Describe where you want to be: Back in the Saddle
 
Describe what you want to be: Livin’ on the Edge
 
Describe how you live: Jesus is On the Main Line
 
Describe how you love: Sweet Emotion
 
Share a few words of wisdom: Get a Grip