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[10 Nov 2004|10:45am]
new journal.




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[20 Apr 2004|07:34pm]
I want everyone who reads this to ask me 5 questions, no more no less. (It was 3, but what fun is that?)


Ask me anything you want. I will answer anything to the best of my ability and honesty. Be prepared!

Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything. Once you do so, I will ask you questions!

copied from infalableyou
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[19 Apr 2004|01:23am]
ha, i know i said i wouldn't post in this thing anymore but since it's not personal, this is just to fucking hliarious not to.

click
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[06 Dec 2003|11:37pm]
They were referring to Neruda's Poem 20. Read it here, great poem:

POEM TWENTY
from Twenty Poems of Love and One of Desperation


I could write the very saddest verses tonight
Writing, for example "The night is sprinkled
With stars sparkling blue, far away."
The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.

I could write the very saddest verses tonight
I loved her and at times she also loved me.

On nights like this I had her in my arms.
I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky.

She loved me, at times I also loved her.
How could I not love her big staring eyes?

I could write the very saddest verses tonight.
To think I don't have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, even more immense without her.
And the verses fall on the soul like dew on the pasture.

What does it matter that my love couldn't keep her?
The night is full of stars and she's not with me.

That's all. Far off someone is singing. Far off
My love is not used to having lost her.

How my glance looks for her to get close to her.
My heart looks for her and she's not with me.

The same night that turns the same trees white.
We aren't now the same way we were then.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but how much I loved her.
My voice searched on the wind to touch her ear.

Someone else's, she's someone else's. Like before I kissed her.
Her voice, her bright body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that's certain, but perhaps I love her.
Love lasts so short and forgetting takes so long.

But on nights like this I had her in my arms.
My heart is not used to having lost her.

Although this may be the last pain that she causes me
And these may be the last verses that I write her.
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[26 Nov 2003|07:53pm]
taken from the antiwar community.
felt i should share.

"Stop the presses!

On a day when: massive angry anti-Bush protests rocked England and untold scores of people, including England's consul-general, died in a second wave of terrorist explosions in Istanbul; as China and Taiwan threatened war and 20,000 U.S. troops moved to the Syrian border; as Bush quietly readied the Selective Service for a 2005 draft and Richard Perle publicly admitted the Iraq war is illegal; as Republicans got ready to turn Medicare over to for-profit HMOs, made another stealth attempt at drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife refuge, rolled back the Clean Air Act and made taxpayers responsible for cleaining up untold billions in groundwater pollutants, the fabled American free press decided what we really needed was wall-to-wall coverage of the Michael Jackson arrest.

Yeah, the presses are stopped all right.

Dan Bishton"
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[08 Oct 2003|04:37pm]
so i'm through with livejournal updates.

it comes down to me either not having time to update or things i don't feel comfortable sharing anymore.

i'll probably update this thing with pictures from time to time and "plug" any type of musical projects i'm doing with links or mp3's.

it's been fun, livejournal.

not really.


anyway, if anyone wants to talk, message me on aim (xsomedayneverx) or email forgettobreathe@hotmail.com

take care.

Greg
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[01 Oct 2003|12:16am]
do you ever have those dreams where someone very close to you dies and you wake up and have this biggest sense of relief because what seemed so real was just a dream?

i wish that were the case. i had a dream last night about my mom being sick again and dying. it was the worst thing. i hoped and prayed that she wouldn't, but she passed on. i woke up and realized that she wasn't with me anymore even when the dream had ended. i felt this overwhelming sadness as i got out of bed to get ready for school.
those dreams that i have had before about losing a loved one and then knowing that they were still here were no more. like a bad dream that has come to life.

i don't think today will be a good day.

_greg
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[19 Sep 2003|06:48pm]
um...so me and jane are back to together. it may sound like a short breakup, but she wouldn't stop calling and crying about how she made a huge mistake and realized the time away from me made her realize what made her happy was me. things will never be the same i'm sure. i mean my heart was already broken. i still have huge feelings for her and i can't deny that i want to stay with her.

i have so much thanks for all my friends who were concerned and tried to help me through this. carlos, i'm sorry i never returned your call. my cell has been off or a week. i really appreciate your concern and value your friendship. i'm definately planning my trip to milkwaukee soon.

this was a tough week but i handled things better than i could've ever imagined. my dad was extremely supportive and offered his advice that has always helped. i just tried to be understanding of the whole thing. it's jane's first year of college and she felt that she was limited to meeting new people and hanging out. i felt the same way when i graduated from high school but then again, i was in an unhappy relationship at the time.

anyway, i don't want to blabber on.

natalie, audrey, thanks for the comments. you guys rock.

take care.

greg
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[14 Sep 2003|02:43am]
jane broke up with me about thirty minutes ago. this is the most unexpected chest wound i was not prepared to deal with, especially now.

i really don't know what to do. she was definately the best girlfriend i could ever ask for. and supposedly it wasn't me. should i just fucking lay around and cry about it? i can't take this. she was the only person keeping me here, away from music, but that was okay because with her it felt like home. fuck!!!!!! why bother even dwelling on it?!
because she is fucking important to me! how do you just let that go?

fjpsoa m ,zxio[mr elkm

i'm done with this.
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[07 Sep 2003|09:15am]
it's been a while since i've updated this thing.

school started. my classes are somewhat enjoyable. work is getting old way too fast. i'm thinking about looking for a new job.

me and jane are still doing great. there's no need to worry about the future so much when what matters most to me is the present and whats going on right now and how much i enjoy the people i've met and gotten close to. of course it nice to think about what i'd might love to happen in the future. but, that's just a whole other story.

going to see mogwai and ...trail of the dead on monday night in austin.
anyone else going?

well, i have way too much homework to do so i'm out.

take care.

greg
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[07 Aug 2003|09:48am]
ohhh yeah. i'm sure everyone knows what friendster is, right?

well....if you do know.

add me ( xsomedayneverx@hotmail.com ) or give me your info and i'll add you.

peace.
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[07 Aug 2003|09:40am]
[ mood | moody ]

just saw boys night out and saosin.

i got there kinda of late and missed the bled.

boys night out's new material is fucking great.

saosin were very tight musically. good perfomance overall.

i'm glad sin 13 were able to reopen their doors. they are seriously one of the only good venues we have left.

so yeah.

i really love music.
i've been writing alot of songs on my own.
after every failed band, and playing with individuals who don't really know what they want, i decided just to take things into my own hands.
that's the beauty of an 8-track digital recorder.
i'm getting older and i don't want things to start looking up when i'm a "rolling stone", like over 40 musician.
san antonio definately has its limits.
i think the hardest thing is finding time to write music around school, work, a girlfriend, friends, family.
it's like i have to set aside time just to try to write songs.
and, it doesn't work that way.
it's like i get home and i have to force myself to pick up a guitar and try to squeeze in some inspiration.
it's definately not easy.
i wish i didn't have to work right now.
and how many people say that?

i'm seriously tired of trying out for bands.
they brag about how they have their shit together and how they have some awesome songs, a little fanbase, and "connections" in the industry.

and i don't care!
if you love music and enjoy playing it and put your heart into it, then that's all the matters to me. and all you can do is hope that people will some way connect with that and share the same feelings you did when you wrote the music.
i mean who doesn't get satisfaction when people get excited to hear one of their songs?

anyway, if anyone does happen to read this and knows of anyone who plays an instrument and wants to take it further or who have tried but can't seem to find the write people to play with, then get ahold of me.

my influences are wide. check my interest list.

anyway,

i'm going to europe in november. i finally got a passport this past week. i'm so excited.
i hope all goes well and it lead to more travels. i could name so many places i want to visit but the list would just be ridiculously long.

i got bowling for columbine on dvd. i've seen it like four times, but my only intent is to pretty much let everyone i know, who hasn't seen it, borrow it.

if YOU haven't seen it, you should.

goodnight.

_G*R*E*G

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[27 Jul 2003|02:06am]
oooh. i'm all giddy. i just preorded the new strike anywhere from jade tree.

the new songs are fucking great, lyrically and musically.

upcoming shows that i want to see....

Tue 08/05/03 The Jealous Sound Emo's

Sat 08/09/03 Rilo Kiley Emo's
Sat 08/09/03 Statistics Emo's

Wed 08/20/03 Vaux Mercury

Thu 08/21/03 Norma Jean Sin 13
Thu 08/21/03 Stretch Arm Strong Sin 13
Thu 08/21/03 The Bled Sin 13

Wed 08/27/03 Acceptance Stubb's Barbeque

Mon 09/01/03 Appleseed Cast Emo's

Fri 09/12/03 Thursday White Rabbit

Wed 09/17/03 Brand New Stubb's Barbeque

Thu 09/18/03 Motion City Soundtrack Sin 13

Tue 09/23/03 Hopesfall Emo's

Fri 10/17/03 Strike Anywhere Emo's

Fri 10/17/03 Built To Spill Stubb's Barbeque

damn, that's quite a few.

i turn 21 on saturday. now, only if i didn't look 17.

let's hope i make it through the weekend.
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[26 Jul 2003|10:07am]
taken from end_serenading 's journal

greg

is a Giant Ape that shoots Laser Beams, projects a Purple Forcefield, and has Tough Leathery Skin, a mean Left Hook and a Toughened Steel Skeleton.

Strength: 7 Agility: 5 Intelligence: 3



To see if your Giant Battle Monster can
defeat greg, enter your name and choose an attack:

fights greg using
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[19 Jul 2003|10:48pm]
[ mood | boo ]

yeah, so warped tour really really sucked, as well as most of the bands. vaux and thrice were the only two bands i wanted to see. both, i felt, put on good performances. i missed poison the well. oh well, i don't really care for their new lineup....atlantic welcomes you. i actually found warped tour to be pretty boring. we all just walked around in circles until the bands we wanted to see started playing, which wasn't many. the heat was also pain in the ass. i saw quite a few people i knew but just wasn't in the mood to talk. there were many contributing factors. oh, and fuck clear channel. fuck verizon wireless. and ticket master, fuck you. hmm, i really like how out of the 32.75 ticket price, they only manage to donate a quarter per ticket to charities. great public service.

anyway, the weekend consisted of alot of booze and other shit. not very productive. but, nonetheless, highly entertaining.

i'm done.

_G*R*E*G

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look audrey, i posted. [06 Jul 2003|07:53pm]
shite. i am fucking borrreeeddddd.
jane is at work
everyone else is working
tv blows
i've busted way too many guitar strings
i finished a book.
my room is getting a bit messy. but hell, do i really want to straighten up now? no

carlos comes in from milwaukee tomorrow. it's about damn time. we prolly gon' hit up da clubz and get into fights with middle school kids.

i want to start saying no to alchohol but i can't. i know i get really abusive though. like last weekend i woke up with the worst hangover and my teddy's head was ripped off. it was horrible. i'm afraid of what poor defenseless sutffed animal i might beat up next.

and i've been seeing alot of of horrible rants on livejournal. (not to say mine or any better). people getting all worked up over how they think bands suck and if you like them you suck too, how it's horrible to be overweight, why you suck if you don't eat meat. blah blah biased biased blah blah. get a life and quit worrying about how others choose to live their lives. why cry about it? obviously, it's not a joke when you really mean what you say to begin with.

(the preceding paragraph was written on a elementary level so even the ignorant ranter could understand)

i may not always be politically correct about everything i say, but in no way do i feel that anyone's way of life is a wrong one. unless, it has a negative affect on the people around them . it's obvious who fits into those category.

anyway, i need some book recommendations. some of you guys must read.anyone?

and i leave off with my first livejournal "mini survey" feel free to use the questions for your journal if ya want. :

name: greg



night.
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oooh! [28 Jun 2003|02:56am]
stephen malkmus
stephen malkmus (pavement): he is clever, and you
are hot shit. go find a shady lane and fuck
off!


who's your indie rock boyfriend?
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[26 Jun 2003|04:30am]
[ mood | hurting ]

i miss you mom.

how do i manage to get through these days without you?

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[22 Jun 2003|09:10pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

i'm passing this along from the december drive community:

show has been changed and moved..

June 24th, tuesday

The December Drive ( American Jealousy Records )
Trent Steel ( from south texas, melodic upbeat indie rock )
Colleagues
Antares Sky
Kubrick ( formerly Burnt Norton )

Where:
Club Amnesia
520 Roosevelt
San Antonio, Tx
210.533.3940
use mapquest.com for directions.

Cost: 4 for adults
6 for minors. all ages welcomed.
Time : 730pm

please please go if you want to see an amazing show. if you haven't seen the december drive before , they will blow you away. i'm not fucking kidding.

night kids


G*R*E*G

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[17 Jun 2003|06:31pm]
i just got off the phone with a really good friend of mine. his girlfriend has a two year old girl who's dad died today at 19. he was in the military and was killed my shrapnel from a grenade. i don't know exactly where this occured but the point is is that a very young little girl is without a father. the parents of the young boy that died are now mourning the loss of a boy whose life was just beginning. anyone who knows me knows how much i oppose this war, war in general.
i don't even know this boy but when i heard, my eyes began to water over the thought of how it must feel to lose a son over something not worth dying for. these kids have no idea what's going on. they tuly believe they are fighting for their country, to protect their families, when in fac,t this is far from the truth. what does it take for people to realize that what we are doing benefits no one but aids in the continuing loss of innocent lives? if more people would just open their mind and heart and stop and think about what they are supporting they would realize how blind they have been....i know many have heard rants like this countless times but it doesn't seem to be sinking in.

if you disagree i am sorry. but please, don't dismiss every belief or idea that goes against your own without first considering what they really mean.. if you agree share your thoughts with others who may not be as informed.

counterpunch

news with a more liberal standpoint
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