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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Subject:Getting stoned....
Time:9:29 pm.
Mood:mischievous.
Hey,sup? Nmh, just sitting at Cold Stone with Megan (I know, right?)

well, update later.

M'out
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Subject:It's 2010...
Time:11:12 am.
Mood:nostalgic.
http://www.facebook.com/againmikewins
http://www.twitter.com/againmikewins
http://againmikewins.tumblr.com
http://www.myspace.com/againmikewins (I recently deleted it, but brought it back. Let's play 2004!)
http://www.stickam.com/againmikewins

Bands
http://www.myspace.com/dilaura (New band, nothing recorded yet)
http://www.myspace.com/builtforburning (...)
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Subject:Oh yeah...
Time:1:14 am.
Referring back to my October 25th post... that Michael Jackson cd shit the bed. Probably because of actions that night.
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Subject:Random thought.
Time:1:12 am.
Mood:Tired .
I hit a racoon tonight while driving. I almost went over the curb to avoid it. I feel bad about it. Then I realized how bad I feel everytime I see a dead animal in the street. Then started thinking about the burger I had for dinner.

I think I'm going to attempt to give up meat for a while. Remember, I did only say attempt.

Go Obama. Now shut-up idiots who didn't know why they voted in the first place. It makes me wish I voted McCain now. Also, people who want to argue about the election but are so fucking close-minded makes me wish I didn't vote at all. McCain or Obama, the States are fucked for the next 10-15 years anyways.

Bed time. I move into my apartment officially by Monday.
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Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Time:2:55 am.
Mood:Fantastic .
I bought the Michael Jackson Number Ones cd. The best thing I bought all month.

Gordy turned 21. Drinking to celebrate.

Sleep well, Lynn. You were so young.

Drunk at the apartment. I have one now.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Subject:And.....
Time:10:28 am.
Jury Duty continues.
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Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Subject:Starting today..
Time:11:25 am.
Mood:energetic.
I am getting healthier.

I am tired of feeling burnt out and overweight. I am not "fat", but I am not happy with what I am right now. I am cutting junk food to a minimum. I am eating yogurt, fruit and salad and drinking nothing but water, milk and Gatorade. Fuck you, fast food and pizza all the time. I am buying a bike and using that as my primary transportation when able. Riding the bike will definitely save me money, but maybe even eating healthier will save me money too.

I am also changing my view on people.

I've got something weighing on my chest right now that's really fucking with me. I feel that I was a contributor to a recent tragedy at my workplace. I am trying now more than ever to open my mind up. I think that it is a little bit, but I could be WAY more open and WAY less judgmental.

I am sick of these anchors holding me down. Those are the first two things I am going to do for myself. I am cleaning up. People, my lifestyle, my mind and my conscience.

This makes me even more motivated to play music. I know this is what I gave up a career for. I will make something happen for myself. LIGHTS ARE ON!

Nothing and nobody is safe to stay in my life anymore.
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Friday, July 4th, 2008

Subject:Happy Fourth of July!
Time:4:35 pm.
Mood:cheerful.
I have been at work all day. Not doing much, but I busted my ass earlier in the week. Both paychecks were mega week because of jury duty.

I will be at work another hour! Then I don't know what's up. Then Darty Party.

The show on Wednesday was pretty fun. I talked to a couple dudes who may help bring us to the next level.

I am super excited.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008

Subject:Finally...
Time:6:42 pm.
It's been two months since my last update on here. I guess that is what comes with growing up. Not worrying about Livejournal. Haha.

In the last two months..

- I got promoted to Property Manager at Public Storage in Allen Park. I should be getting the apartment in a couple weeks. Jeremy is moving in and my little buddy, Montauk will live there too. Except I call him Dave Grohl too. Jess calls him Little Bear.. How weak, he's about to be a king!

- I got my Les Paul! 2007 Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop. Jenny Hornok made that happen! Now I just need to pay it off in complete.

- Alkaline Trio and Bayside were better than I could have imagined. Grand Rapids is always amazing, at least whenever I've been there. Too bad strippers there don't get topless, fucking ordnances.

- I have had jury duty for two weeks. I've barely been able to work. Now the City-County building is shut down when we're supposed to be deliberating today. So, I guess I'll go down there next Monday like the clerk said and see what's up. Both job's paychecks are going to suck.

- The band barely has a pulse right now. We're about to announce some heavy stuff soon. The recording has been going great, but who knows what will become of it.

Most of it is hapening because everyone is taking further steps from this band. Three months ago we all talked about what we wanted to do, but apparently what we talked about was false. So we're going to be going through a transition that a lot of people have been expecting and it will put us into a better position.

Another reason, we play the same place with the same bands every month it feels like. That is what happens when nobody ever seems like they want to tour, want to play shows or want to book other stuff. When I'm the only person taking the initiative to get things done. Right now I'm saying fuck it until what happens happens. Then when we come back, I'll get that spark back.

Other than all of that, I've been happy. I've been figuring out who and what's worth keeping around. It feels good. For real.

I'm doing some growing up and cleaning up.
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Subject:The past few weeks.....
Time:9:32 pm.
Mood:excited.
Have been really amazing.

Me and Jessica are dating. I stopped being a baby and gave her the shot she deserves. It's been really great so far. We've been talking since January and she gave me a lot of space and a lot of time to get my shit together. She makes me feel good.

I started a Public Storage and I really like it. It's pretty easy. I am still working at Sears too. Between that and booking some shows through Crash Scene Booking, I will be making some decent money. Enough to start making some dreams come true.

I am working a lot, so I know I will be earning a lot of money. I am purchasing a Gibson Les Paul Classic within the next 2 months. I am shopping out colors and prices. I am also buying a Wine Red Fender Jazz Bass. I will fix the Epiphone Les Paul Custom my mom bought me and I will fix my faithful Gibson SG too.

Once all the guitars are bought and/or fixed, I think I will pay off and close all credit cards. After that, it's new laptop time. If I am working my ass off, I deserve nice things.

I got my stimulus check. $600.00!!! FUCK YOU HATERS WHO SAID WE WOULDN'T GET IT! I HOPE YOURS GETS LOST! I only need another $1285.00 to buy the guitar now!

The band is recording 5 new songs starting next week. I am excited. Jeremy Johnson is excited. A handful of fans who know are excited. But my band is on the fence about it. I guess we're all just too skeptical. We've got a few shows coming up. www.myspace.com/builtforburning for the details. I will be posting some lyrics soon.

Jeremy, Kyle, Donny Revelle and myself are going to Grand Rapids and Chicago on June 27th and 28th to see Alkaline Trio and Bayside. It's fucking amazing. I paid so much for the ticket, but it's worth it.

I've got the next couple mornings off, so I will be hanging with Jeremy, Donny and Justin and drink some PBR. Tomorrow me and Jimmy are working with the click track, then I work at Sears.Friday I am getting new glasses(hopefully) and then working at Sears.

Holler at your god damn boy! I am on top of the world!
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Subject:No shit..
Time:1:01 am.
So, the QYL reunion show. 2.5 songs in, Eddie drops a mace bomb. 200 kids flipping out. I couldn't believe it.

QYL played the remainder of their set on the floor.

Too many tools, name droppers and ladies of the night.

We've got some good shows coming up. http://www.myspace.com/builtforburning
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Friday, March 7th, 2008

Subject:Use the 105 shells... BRING THA RAIN!
Time:1:26 pm.
Mood:Excited .
Pretty stoked. We've got an awesome show tonight with I Am Abomination and Bombers. Afterwards, we're getting bombed with Bombers.

http://www.myspace.com/builtforburning for show details and time.

Does this matter to any of you at all?
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Subject:Press Conference....
Time:12:37 pm.
Mood:Anxious .
This just in at 11:40am.. Fuck you absolutepunk.net for making us wait to hear what's happening with The Startin Line.

I'll be holding a press conference immediatly.
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Subject:Feeling like I emerged from the ashes only to wash away with the flood.
Time:2:16 am.
Mood:Nervous .
I had a pretty good day up until about midnight. I'm such a fucking dick.

Kyle and I made a trip up to The Crofoot Ballroom and caught the Sherwood show. That venue is probably the best in Metro-Detroit hands down. The lights and sound there kill.

The drive to Pontiac from my house usually is 35 minutes. Tonight it was an hour. The ride home was 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Mad texting going on. Then mad sad faces. Then mad real mad faces because I'm a prick.


I won't be happy unless you're going to the show this Friday. Come hang.
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Subject:4 hours, 45 minutes remaining..
Time:11:20 am.
Mood:Good .
Well, I had a good Monday. Slept in.. Kind of. Came home to find that we cancelled practice due to Jimmy not feeling well. So I used that time to connect with some fans.

It went very well for the most part, except for what makes a 15 year old girl try to give a 22 year old man her number? That's how little girls like that get hurt and disappear. You'd think their parents would've taught them better. None the less, I met some interesting fans. I should do that again sometime.

After that, we decided it was time to go to Gordy's and drink some beers. That was a good time. Laughing most of the time and that's good stuff.

Now I'm at work until 4. I have no idea what's up after.

So, holler?

PS- Kelly Fischer is one of the most amazing people on Earth. I figured I should've written that in here because she is really trying to help us fix our van!!
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Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Subject:I spent today..
Time:12:58 am.
Mood:Lethargic .
Pissing off my manager at work. Going to the mall with Jane and buying my Bayside/The Starting Line ticket. Drooling over more Nikes for me to blow money on because I try to be a trendy fuck. Going to Jessica's for her bomb-ass-made-from-scratch Chicken Alfredo. It killed any dish I have ever had of that meal. Past and present. Looking at more Nikes on Ebay. Because I try to be a trendy fuck. Then napping for two hours.

Now I sit here on Palmer number 2. Waiting for Monday to really start. Or really end. I don't know. I spend my days dodging people. But only certain people who don't have a clue. And won't get one. And that's my fault. But I'm not sorry.

The band is playing some shows this month. March 7th back at The Modern Exchange. I guess I'll be hiding somewhere at this show where I won't hurt or lead someone on. We're planning some tours. The van is still broken. Our bank account is still broken.. but we feel like we're writing gold.

That's where I am tonight.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Subject:Touring.. sort of
Time:10:37 am.
Mood:Awake .
Nothing much is new from these past few days. Just booking a couple weekend tours. We're preparing to book a week to a week and a half long tour in July.

The van still hasn't gotten fixed yet. We're still working on it.

Heading to practice. Holler.
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Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Subject:Fuck.
Time:4:08 pm.
Mood:Unsure...
Today was off to an amazing start, for reals.. Then I tried to take the van up to the shop for the transmission diagnostic. The throttle linkage is frozen. Sweet. I need it towed up to the shop now. No big deal.

Band promotion is going well.. But it sucks it's only at 25% percent.

I did something that was an accident and that I wish I never did. Now I feel like shit.
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Subject:Internet cut off....
Time:2:34 am.
Mood:Excited/Anxious/Exhausted .
So, I'm had a good day. We ate lunch. Band practice. Promotion time. Shower time. Meeting with kids from every good Downriver band to discuss a compilation show/cd. Promotion time. Sleeping time. Surprise bonus time?

I have the most random thought process.
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Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Subject:Everyone everywhere has their shit and I don't care..
Time:1:53 am.
Mood:Insomnia.
So yesterday went down hill. I wasn't very excited about it. After work, I took a nap because I didn't sleep the night before at all. I woke up feeling worse.. Like usual.

After that nap, I rolled up to Heritage Perk to find out the internet was down. WOOO! 2 for 2!

Went home and sat around for 2 hours on my bed staring at the TV. I then ate White Castle and went to say goodbye to Fitz. He's leaving for Fort Lewis, Washington now. That dude is a globe trotter.

Now I am winding down and enjoying a couple beers listening to I Am The Avalanche.. Wishing I was on tour. Or wishing I was leaving the state for a while.

I don't like sitting in Michigan. I don't like sleeping alone. I don't like not being on tour. I don't like not sleeping at all.

I update too much. Nobody could care less about this.
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