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life as of late [17 Jan 2009|06:28pm]

gigs

party city

feel good

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Ok...I lied [28 Oct 2008|03:15pm]
[ mood | lonely ]

Nothing is ever going to go right in my life. pack of rocks set me free

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life is pain [05 May 2008|04:49pm]
can't wait to go on tour in july. clear my head. moving back to frederick (85% sure) in september/october. US tour again in December,then no more full US tours for a long time. Only europe and regional tours. Bane gig tonight,I predict a lead balloon.

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it's the downfall of christ [11 Apr 2008|03:03pm]
[ mood | drained ]

Things are okay. I've been confused,depressed,and stressed out lately and it seems I'm finally starting to work myself out of this rut I've been stuck in. Down in a hole,losing my soul. We recorded last weekend for the split with Pellinore,and I'm very proud of how it came out. This is the first recording we've done that I can honestly say I'm proud of. It's a nice feeling. We had to cancel our spring tour because we decided it would be a bad idea. We are all very broke and really need to start writing more. We record for the lp at the end of May and we only have half of it written. I'm really looking forward to this summer tour. I have a feeling it'll be a lot better than the last US tour. I met this really awesome girl I connect really well with,but she is moving to the west coast at the end of the june. I am cursed. Richmond next friday,I predict I will be too drunk to even function. Every time I go to richmond this seems to happen. Here's to spring,beer,blunts,and not being depressed.wooo

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[22 Feb 2008|01:17am]
I hate winter. I make this post once a year. Depression needs to leave. I hate not being stoned. fuck.

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get away from me [28 Jan 2008|05:21pm]
It's been a while.

-Christmas was really nice. I feel my relationship with my parents is a million times better than it's been in the past. It's really a nice feeling.
-We left for tour the day after christmas. It took us like 6 hours to get to richmond. The show was really good.
-This is for you fest was great. Our set was crazy. John Caution broke a metalcore kids nose,people moshed on stage,and there were even stage dives! I know it's chessy to get excited about that kind of stuff,but no one ever moves during Surroundings,so it was a nice feeling.
-Swimming in the ocean 4 days after christmas was great.
-We spent 4 days in Austin,Texas. What an awesome town. It stinks the shows kinda blew,but it was still awesome to be able to spend time there and hang out with fazia.
-California as a whole was okay. We played a gazeebo in Redlands in a public park. that show ruled. The LA show was okay,but not great.
-We got to the Long Beach show,and it was totally wack. We were an hour late,come to the show and only the people who lived there were there,and we come to find out it was a free show. No one really wanted to play,so we bailed like assholes.
-We played Gilman,it was a really good show,but the bass player of the opening band was running really late,so we ended up opening. So that kinda stunk
-Denver was really fucking good. We got payed like 80 dollars,sold 60 in merch,and we even got a bag of weed for free! It was really good weed too,a little under an eigth.
-Boston was awesome,both nights(sorry for canceling rochester,we didn't want to risky the bad weather). We got to play with pellinore two nights in a row. I'm so excited to do a split with them. They are such awesome kids
-I'm missing A LOT about tour. But overall it was great. The only problem was we had so many long drives,we ended up losing money. We smoked about 3 ounces all tour. Much partying occured.

Since we got back I haven't felt like being around anyone. Being home kind of makes me depressed. It's awesome to hang out with all my friends that I haven't seen in a while,but that's about it. I hate being stuck in a routine. I dislocated my knee in texas and when it popped out,a bone got chipped off. So I have a bone fragment in my leg that they don't know where it came from. Only way they can tell is to have an MRI,but that's 1000 dollars,and I don't have health insurrance. So I'm kind of fucked for now. My mom is trying to put me on my parents insurrance,but that might not help since it's a pre exisiting injury. Maybe I'll just lie to a doctor and said it just happened. Luckily I got vicodin out of this. Fuck.

I hope everyone comes to this show. It's going to be a lot of fun.

BROASIS BENEFIT SHOW!
February 1st
Charm City Art Space- 1729 Maryland ave. Baltimore MD 21211
Doors at 7
Ruiner
Pulling Teeth
Triac
Surroundings
Deathammer

Why are we having this show? Well people have moved out of the Broasis or are planning on it. So we need some extra income to build one more practice space. I know it sounds lame for us to do this. But you never know if you will be the next band practicing here.

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[11 Dec 2007|01:36pm]
The judge cover set was so much fun,except my guitar kept coming very very out of tune,which was a little annoying,but whatevz. I really really like the corpse fortress in silver spring. Tour is only weeks away,and I can't wait. We're going to have some new shirts,including the 4 horsemen shirt reprinted on a long sleeve.



Surroundings North America Winter tour 07//08

12/26-Richmond,Virginia @ Ramakins
12/27- Lawerenceville, Georgia @ The Treehouse
12/28- Daytona, Florida @ Backstage, This is For You Fest
12/31- Tampa, Florida @ Transitions Art Gallery, Skate park of Tampa
1/01- Birmingham, Alabama @ Cave 9
1/02- Fayetteville, Arkansas @ The Gallow
1/03- Houston, Texas @ The White Swan
1/04- Austin, Texas @ Red 7 and a post party/ show at Lamar pedestrian bridge
1/05- San Antonio, Texas @ TBA
1/06-Albuquraque, New Mexico @ TBA NEED HELP*
1/07-Phoenix, Arizona @ The Chamber
1/08- San Diego, California @ TBA
1/09- Long Beach, California @ 431 bonito ave
1/10- Glendale, California @ The Hell Hole
1/11- Sacramento, California @ TBA-trash talk record release show
1/12-Berkely, California @ 924 Gilman St
1/13-Reno, Nevada @ TBA
1/14-Denver, Colorado @ kingdom of doom
1/15-Normal,Illinois @ Das Fun Haus
1/16- Romeo Michigan @ Static Age Café
1/17-Columbus, Ohio @ The Legion of Doom
1/18-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ TBA
1/19- Rochester, New York @ TBA
1/20- Boston, Massachusetts @ The Movie Loft

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circle pit fest weekend [29 Nov 2007|12:19pm]
Circle pit fest weekened kicked off Wednesday night when a bunch of us went to the bike collective to set up for the fest. It was Ramsey,Mitch,Alan,Lanky,Lanky's friend(i always forget this kids name),Kate,Daniel,Zach,Casey, and two kids who just moved here from Michigan.. We got it cleared out very quick,then we headed over to joe squared. After that we all went over to the kids from Michigan's house on the avenue and hung out on their roof and drank beer.

Thursday-Went to my parents for Thanksgiving. Frightener and Alex Henderson came over and it was quite a treat. I fell in love with those dudes instantly. We had an awesome feast and we all hung out,and drank beer for a while. Then me and the Frightener dudes went up to meet up with dustin to head over the Josh's. Went over there and just chilled out and continued my quest for herb and beer. After that I headed home to await Gomek's arrival.

Friday-Gomek ended up coming over around 4am, of course they wanted to start drinking but I just went to bed. Draize showed up around 8am, I headed up to the coffee show with some folks around 10. Around 3:30 I headed over to the fest. At first it started off very hectic. It was taking for ever for bands to come, etc. But then it ended up going very smoothly. During government warning there was a minor fight, but it's not even worth talking about. LOJ was my favorite of the night. Their set was so much fun. Ian's roomate Fred was even doing a slide show on the ceiling. After the show was over, everyone went back to my house and we were up until about 5am partying. Me,Kenny from GW, sam from frightener,dustin and some other kid were doing gravity bongs in the middle of the road.

Saturday-headed over to the fest around 12:30. Two bands canceled so we ended up starting the fest at 3 instead of 2. Warpriest played one of the best sets I've seen them play so far. Slingshot Dakota ended up hoping on last minute also,which ruled of them. Braindead ruled and did a metallica intro. Gomek ruled as always and I moshed. Our set went really well I thought. People got into it also which made me stoked. It was Mitch's last show with us, so that kinda sucked and I don't think a lot of people knew. But it went as well as I could have wanted it to. After our set I was pretty much dead and felt like I was fucked up,so I just walked around a lot and didn't pay attention to a lot of bands(sorry!). Trapped Under Ice's set was insane,and under most situations I would have been fine,but I was grumpy and some fat fuck throwing a trash can just made it worst. But they ruled. After the fest was cleaned up,and everyone was gone, we all went back to my house for the partying. It was a really chill party, frightener came with Josh Hart, and we all headed up stairs to the weird hippie party where we witnessed my neighbors jump roping with an electrical chord.

Sunday-Sunday everyone left except gomek, so we pretty much cleaned, went to paper moon(which I always forget how bad and expensive it is), and then we went back to my house and layed down and watched Romper Stomper. Afterwards we all headed over to the gig in Silver Spring,which to my surprise was a lot better than I anticipated. Sean Pumphrey filled in on drums because Josh Riley was feeling sick. We played a short,fun set. We completely butchered infest so much that it was really funny. I believe that night there were 3 infest covers and everyone was off of No Man's slave and were all different songs. Gomek ruled more that night then they did at the fest. They even attempted to cover Murdario Stomp with me on bass. Adrien played drums and he never even heard the song. It was really funny. After that I took a break and drank a few beers with friends. Sick Fix was amazing, but someone called me a sexist during their set because a girl kept yelling for a cover and i said "stop being so pushy" and I suppose she thought I called her a pussy which doesn't even make sense. Someone confronted me about it was was like "it's really shitty what you said" and even when I tried to explain what I actually said and it doesn't even make sense of me calling someone a pussy,they still didn't believe me. I hate DC sometimes. After all this we headed back to Baltimore(where things make more sense in my head hahaa). It was tough saying goodbye to Gomek considering those kids feel like my best friends. Here are some cool pictures recaping the weekend.


left to right-Jack,Matt,Gene,Me,Sam

lots of random people in this shot.

The Mike Riley stomp

I wish I watched The Ergs but I was doing something outside.

Sick Fix was jaw dropping. Moshelle thinks she is in Side by Side

our ringworm cover set was so bad,it was embarrassing.

people moshing during surroundings.

my best chain of strength impression.

skrewdriver fucks.

Justin Malone being sexist and moshing into people. (joke,obviously)
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Circle pit fest weekened kicked off Wednesday night when a bunch of us went to the bike collective to set up for the fest. It was Ramsey,Mitch,Alan,Lanky,Lanky's friend(i always forget this kids name),Kate,Daniel,Zach,Casey, and two kids who just moved here from Michigan.. We got it cleared out very quick,then we headed over to joe squared. After that we all went over to the kids from Michigan's house on the avenue and hung out on their roof and drank beer.

Thursday-Went to my parents for Thanksgiving. Frightener and Alex Henderson came over and it was quite a treat. I fell in love with those dudes instantly. We had an awesome feast and we all hung out,and drank beer for a while. Then me and the Frightener dudes went up to meet up with dustin to head over the Josh's. Went over there and just chilled out and continued my quest for herb and beer. After that I headed home to await Gomek's arrival.

Friday-Gomek ended up coming over around 4am, of course they wanted to start drinking but I just went to bed. Draize showed up around 8am, I headed up to the coffee show with some folks around 10. Around 3:30 I headed over to the fest. At first it started off very hectic. It was taking for ever for bands to come, etc. But then it ended up going very smoothly. During government warning there was a minor fight, but it's not even worth talking about. LOJ was my favorite of the night. Their set was so much fun. Ian's roomate Fred was even doing a slide show on the ceiling. After the show was over, everyone went back to my house and we were up until about 5am partying. Me,Kenny from GW, sam from frightener,dustin and some other kid were doing gravity bongs in the middle of the road.

Saturday-headed over to the fest around 12:30. Two bands canceled so we ended up starting the fest at 3 instead of 2. Warpriest played one of the best sets I've seen them play so far. Slingshot Dakota ended up hoping on last minute also,which ruled of them. Braindead ruled and did a metallica intro. Gomek ruled as always and I moshed. Our set went really well I thought. People got into it also which made me stoked. It was Mitch's last show with us, so that kinda sucked and I don't think a lot of people knew. But it went as well as I could have wanted it to. After our set I was pretty much dead and felt like I was fucked up,so I just walked around a lot and didn't pay attention to a lot of bands(sorry!). Trapped Under Ice's set was insane,and under most situations I would have been fine,but I was grumpy and some fat fuck throwing a trash can just made it worst. But they ruled. After the fest was cleaned up,and everyone was gone, we all went back to my house for the partying. It was a really chill party, frightener came with Josh Hart, and we all headed up stairs to the weird hippie party where we witnessed my neighbors jump roping with an electrical chord.

Sunday-Sunday everyone left except gomek, so we pretty much cleaned, went to paper moon(which I always forget how bad and expensive it is), and then we went back to my house and layed down and watched Romper Stomper. Afterwards we all headed over to the gig in Silver Spring,which to my surprise was a lot better than I anticipated. Sean Pumphrey filled in on drums because Josh Riley was feeling sick. We played a short,fun set. We completely butchered infest so much that it was really funny. I believe that night there were 3 infest covers and everyone was off of No Man's slave and were all different songs. Gomek ruled more that night then they did at the fest. They even attempted to cover Murdario Stomp with me on bass. Adrien played drums and he never even heard the song. It was really funny. After that I took a break and drank a few beers with friends. Sick Fix was amazing, but someone called me a sexist during their set because a girl kept yelling for a cover and i said "stop being so pushy" and I suppose she thought I called her a pussy which doesn't even make sense. Someone confronted me about it was was like "it's really shitty what you said" and even when I tried to explain what I actually said and it doesn't even make sense of me calling someone a pussy,they still didn't believe me. I hate DC sometimes. After all this we headed back to Baltimore(where things make more sense in my head hahaa). It was tough saying goodbye to Gomek considering those kids feel like my best friends. Here are some cool pictures recaping the weekend.

<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2255/2072862172_4a002f9b4d.jpg">
left to right-Jack,Matt,Gene,Me,Sam
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2376/2072862040_1870e91245.jpg">
lots of random people in this shot.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/2072822790_232e4f0f76.jpg">
The Mike Riley stomp
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2071897599_decd9e6bbe.jpg">
I wish I watched The Ergs but I was doing something outside.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/2070195852_de681efd09.jpg">
Sick Fix was jaw dropping. Moshelle thinks she is in Side by Side
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2419/2070104364_ba8e75c471.jpg">
our ringworm cover set was so bad,it was embarrassing.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2361/2065657457_82ff463e11.jpg">
people moshing during surroundings.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2054/2065656367_4632b92481.jpg">
my best chain of strength impression.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2381/2065574171_fac2450112.jpg">
skrewdriver fucks.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2065095206_e5a2776590.jpg">
Justin Malone being sexist and moshing into people. (joke,obviously)
<img src="ttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2101/2064322532_210d079fab.jpg"
zach
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/2064108382_37df0126a8.jpg">
my british boyfriend
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2112/2059838028_2d6ab5b2b2.jpg">
deathammer is so good,they need to record a demo

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[23 Nov 2007|01:04am]
[ mood | drunk ]

i just smoked a bong with rob sullivan. the world is over

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[11 Nov 2007|10:53am]

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[31 Oct 2007|04:49pm]
Life lately
-I went on tour with Ruiner. It was a lot of fun
-Gainesville,Florida- I went to the fest with them and it was so much fun. I saw a lot of amazing bands. I love Florida kids so much,but I hate Florida I decided. Every awesome punk kid in Florida should relocate.
-I quit my job today. I feel awesome.
-We're doing a weekend with LOJ this weekend. Stoked.
fuck life

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[12 Oct 2007|08:16am]
life's been stressful. work sucks. tour is almost booked. circle pit fest is complete though. flier soon

Baltimore Circle Pit Fest IV
"Party Fest,Fest"

November 23rd, November 24th
@ Velocipede Bike Collective 4 W Lanvale St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday November 23rd
Government Warning
Ruiner
Set to Explode
Frightner
Forefit
Coke Bust
The Ergs
Harsh Truth
Positive Reinforcement
Let Down
Draize
Deathamer

Saturday November 24th
Ringworm
Pulling Teeth
Sick Fix
Trash Talk
Lion of Judah
Blank Stare
Magrudergrind
Steel Nation
Surroundings
Triac
The Mongoloids
War Hungry
Braindead
Warpriest

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no,i will not add your band [06 Oct 2007|11:08am]
Baltimore Circle Pit Fest IV
"Party Fest,Fest"

November 23rd, November 24th
@ Velocipede Bike Collective 4 W Lanvale St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Ringworm
Government Warning
Pulling Teeth
Let Down
Steel Nation
War Hungry
Frightner
Forefit
Harsh Truth
Blank Stare
Positive Reinforcement
Lion of Judah
Braindead
The Mongoloids
Ruiner
Gomek
Seasick
Surroundings
Deathammer
Wasted Time
Sick Fix
The Mongoloids
Coke Bust
Warpriest
The Ergs
Triac
Set To Explode
Draze

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amazing [30 Aug 2007|12:36pm]

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[20 Aug 2007|02:25pm]
This past weekend ruled for the following.
-Richmond
-Panda Veg
-Bikes
-getting drunk on a man-made lake.
-Getting wicked stoned in philly and going to Kingdom of Vegetarian
-Florida and Boston kids
-Christians yelling at us outside of Alley Katz calling us sinners and saying our father is satan. Then making out with some dude from miami in front of them hahaha
-Seeing california kids sunday at this is hardcore.

more later

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[06 Aug 2007|07:49pm]
Things as of lately

-recorded the seven inch
-went to sound and fury
-was a devil during PT
-taking up josh's monumental messenger shift while he's in a medical study/on tour
-playing a show at the art space,it's going to be way too hot



moshin' in a sea of goons

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[23 Jul 2007|11:21pm]
[ mood | tired ]

tomorrow we record for the 7". I'm really excited. Send me text messages,ill be bored. here is a list of things i've enjoyed in the past week

1.Obituary-I've been mildly obsessed with old death metal,and they've been on the top of the list. Slowly we rot is an amazing record.
2.Mixtapes-I really enjoy making mixtapes,I forgot how fun it is.
3.Kiss's hotter than hell- this record fucking rules. Going Blind is one of the best Kiss songs written. The Melvins version is pretty awesome too. I'd say one of the best covers I've heard.
4.Cthulhu-there's nothing cooler than a squid monster that has been trapped under the earth for thousands and thousand of years waiting for the perfect moment to come to the world and reign hell on earth.
5.Weed-yeah. Nick and I have been living the weed wolf dream and smokin the devils weed. true story

I'm looking at my old livejournal right now,and there are so many embarrassing posts on there. oof

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[19 Jul 2007|01:04pm]
holy shit,i just found this. this is during my edge days. suck it.
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these were during the days of sweet tea,the edge,diana damewood,and a green schwinn road bike from the 70s. What the fuck happened?!

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emotions in a nutshell [18 Jul 2007|11:41pm]

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[18 Jul 2007|02:11am]
I hate when bands spend more time taking 'promo' pictures than writing music. FUCK.

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