fripodding and dining


I had my first staff meeting at an off-site location on Wednesday. Just to break it down a bit further, “off-site” means not in or around the office. With most of my team being work-at-home, it seems like a really good idea to do. And I will agree that it was a good idea! We had our luncheon at one of my semi-favorite place’s to eat: Chili’s. It’s “semi” now due to the ever changing menu and me not going as often as I once did. It’s still a great place. And there’s a picture of some of my fun times on this blog back a few months ago. Anyway, the meeting wasn’t really business related. With everyone being at their home all the time, we forget what each other look like or what they’re doing. I personally don’t mind turning invisible. The only times that’s impossible for me is at church and when I was at Purchase in certain areas.

Later today, more like an hour from now, I’ll be dining at one of my top favorite pizza joints. The one and only Pizza Hut. Oh Pizza Hut, how I love thee. Shall I count the ways? No, not right now. It is sad these places are disappearing. Sometimes you’ll get the Pizza Hut Express which everyone tells me is crap and not worth it, but c’mon! It’s the closest to Pizza Hut pizza until I make it to an official hut! At least we are getting an IHOP built closer to us. Oh IHOP, how I love thee…

Today’s friPod iPick is an actual band. I’ve been iPodding this band all week since I heard a little diddy called This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race. Actually, what I was listening to was a Kanye West remix, then I finally dove into the band’s catalogue, something I was supposed to do a year or so ago since they were on my list of artists to check out.

I’m talking about Fall Out Boy. A band that has been labelled “emo” to “alternative rock” and a whole bunch of other things I may or may not understand or agree with. Actually, I’ve heard many people complain that these boys aren’t “rock” at all, but how can one define such a genre? At one point, Chuck Berry was considered rock. How would I define it? Well if you can rock out, then it’s a rock band. I can rock out to The Temptations, John Legend, Panic at the Disco, Daft Punk, Justice… The list can go on.

But F.O.B. is our topic today. I’ve been particularly infatuated with their last album, Infinity on High. Their new album Folie a Deux. There’s no doubt I’ll pick up that album either via iTunes or Wal-Mart, whoever has more tracks. Some of you know what I’m talking about. Having heard parts of their first two albums and all of Infinity and having seen most of their music videos, this is a band I really enjoy all day long.

I will say that they have elements of screamo is some of their songs… basically just screaming lyrics and I needed to fins the lyrics to translate. I could do without all that screaming, but hey… I guess it works for them. As for their lyrics, Pete Wentz is responsible for most of them. And if you read them, they are rather cryptic. At least they are to me. Some I can figure out, but that might be due to having already been told what the theme of the song is about. I also wanted to know the lyrics because the music is so good, I wanted to sing along but couldn’t figure out the words. The Carpal Tunnel of Love is a good example. I’d link it to the music video, but I’m not a fan of the video. Just my opinion, find it on your own. Just shield the eyes of your children. Most of their songs have interesting titles too, some with their own back stories. Another well liked song, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. A bit hit of theirs actually. Funny video too. By the way, they are friends with the other bands on their record label including Panic at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes, so don’t be surprised to see them in their videos.

I will link you to a cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It which I really like, and one of their newer singles I Don’t Care with the band being a crazy band. I enjoy driving to this song, but I amazing don’t have road rage. Imagine that. Ooo! Pizza Hut time!

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3 comments on “fripodding and dining
  1. screenwritingforhollywood says:

    Oh crispy crusted pizza…

    I must be an old bitty because when I watch bands these days, they all look so goofy to me, whereas in my teens, I would swoon like crazy. That video was interesting.

  2. t.sterling says:

    You’re only as old as your music. Sorry, I was going for witty one-liner and I lost it just that quickly… but if that were the case, my age ranges from 16 to 60.

  3. Angel says:

    Decent cover, but I prefer the Michael Jackson version. There’s something so entertaining about his falsetto-tough guy act, then everyone starts dancing. Great stuff.

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