Saturday, November 7, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 11/07/09


HEY!

i haven't been playing that many shows since august. it is frustrating and i don't like it. but that is all changing soon.
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there is a movie called "twilight" it is based off of a book called "twilight" and i have not read this book but have seen this movie based off of that book at least 10 times already... and it has inspired me and my friends to write music that is based on the movie "twilight". you should really watch this movie, if you have not i am sure it is because you haven't heard of it or you have already made up your mind that it is terrible and not worth your time.

watch the trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2T7d8j6I5I - feel inspired.

anyway, our band is called the cullens! and we are really great. i think just about anyone who hears us will agree it is good music. we have only performed one live show, (at the phoenix public library) and it was very epic and strange.

but i think the kids liked it.

we booked a tour for this new band that is almost finished. here is what we have so far.

Nov 11 2009 @The Trunk Space PHOENIX, Arizona w/SKINWALKERS AND SHORTSTACK LIGHTNING

Nov 13 2009 @Casa De Calavera PRESCOTT, Arizona w/CARNUBA, FINAL GIRL AND GET IT WET

**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 14 2009 @TBA LOS ANGELES, California

Nov 15 2009 @Biko SANTA BARBERA, California w/PANGEA and KETCHUP

**TWO LIBRARY SHOWS IN ONE DAY!**
Nov 16 2009 @Belmont Library Brisbane, California
Nov 16 2009 @Brisbane Library Brisbane, California

Nov 17 2009 @The Green House ARCATA, California w/POLKA DOT DOT DOT

**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 18 2009 @TBA PORTLAND, Oregon

Nov 19 2009 @Chez Puget OLYMPIA, Washington w/KEVLAR KLEIN, LITTLE ANGRY AND THE SWEETS

Nov 20 2009 PREMIERE OF NEW MOON!!!! FORKS, Washington

**EARLY SHOW w/SPECIAL SHOWING OF TWILIGHT** Nov 21 2009 @Kitty X House OLYMPIA, Washington w/a bunch of great bands.
***AND THEN****
Nov 21 2009 @Healthy Times Fun Club SEATTLE, Washington

**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 23 2009 @TBA BOISE, Idaho

Nov 24 2009 @Kilby Court SALT LAKE CITY, Utah w/YOUR LITTLE PONY

**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 25 2009 @TBA SALT LAKE CITY? PROVO?, Utah

Nov 27 2009 @Dry River TUCSON, Arizona w/RED BEARD

it is very exciting. we just finished recording the full length album tonight and will hopefully have everything ready by Wednesday night!
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On the night before Halloween some friends and i played this wonderful house show/party at the tribe house in phoenix, AZ. We were billed as "the dead milkmen" but we decided to do a little Halloween prank on everyone and do James Kochalka Superstar songs instead. We thought it was funny and so did a handful of other people. but the overall feeling and message from the folks in attendance at this show was we over stayed our welcome. But it was all worth it to read this James Kochalka himself say "That looks so awesome. You guys are super cute."
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now here is a flyer and a small list of shows i am doing in the next month or so. (that are not the cullens.)

12/02/2009 8:00PM FATHERS DAY: w/evolve and zombie bite @THE TRUNK SPACE - 1506 nw grand ave. Phoenix, AZ

12/12/2009 8:00PM FATHERS DAY: w/shark pants, jjcnv, skinwalkers, ultramaroon, the video nasites, nunzilla and other great bands. @THE FIREHOUSE - 1st st. and roosevelt Phoenix, AZ

...ok well i guess they are all fathers day shows...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY AND LOS ANGELES I NEED YOUR HELP!


i am going to spending a weekend in utah this month and in los angeles next month and would like to play a show while i am in both citys. if you can help me out that would be terrific. because i dont really have time to spend hours online looking for places to play/bands to play with on my own before the dates i am looking for. so here are the details.

i will be in salt lake city, ut from AUGUST 14-16 for the salt lake city film festival - http://www.saltlakecityfilmfestival.com which is where the film "hi my name is ryan" will be showing on AUGUST 15th @THE TOWER THEATER but i would like to play a show in salt lake by myself either doing performance art or just singing some songs or both on AUGUST 14TH. i know that is really soon. but i think it would be a lot of fun! so you should book me a show!

THEN!

i will be in los angeles, ca from SEPTEMBER 11-13 for my friend brodie hubbards wedding - http://meganandbrodie.com which is on SEPTEMBER 12th. i am going to be taking the greyhound and really want to play a show while i am up there not just because it would be a blast but because i need to make some money so i can take the bus back home to phoenix, AZ so i would really like to play a show on SEPTEMBER 11th or 13th (but the 11th preferably) in los angeles somewhere.

please! please! please! let me know if you can help me so i can make my traveling dreams come true!

love, ryan

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 06/03/09

i went quite a while without internet super powers. but i have them again and its time for more good stuff!

1. I AM PLAYING A LOT OF SHOWS IN THE NEXT MONTH.

FATHERS DAY SHOWS:

-Jun 11 2009 W/THE DOZAL BROTHERS, TREASURE MAMMAL, MICHEAL WASMUND AND KIDNEY FAILURE @THE HANGART Tucson, Arizona
-Jun 13 2009 W/TREEPHORT, BANGARANG AND THE PODS @THE TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona
-Jun 15 2009 W/MATH THE BAND, DELETED SCENES, BABY AVIATORS AND BANGARANG @THE TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona
-Jun 21 2009 FATHERS DAY ON FATHERS DAY SHOW! W/HUG OF WAR, TREASURE MAMMAL, MELTED CASSETTES, FORMER FRIENDS OF YOUNG AMERICANS AND ADAM MOKAN @THE SUN HOUSE Phoenix, Arizona
-Jul 15 2009 W/UNICORN BASEMENT, MELTED CASSETTES, MUCILAGE AND KITTEN FOREVER @THE TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona
-Jul 25 2009 WASTELAND FEST W/FATHERS DAY, BOLT!, JJCNV AND A BUNCH MORE @THE DRY RIVER Tucson, Arizona
-Jul 31 2009 HALLOWEEN IN JULY! W/FATHERS DAY, THE MCDANIELS, MUCILAGE AND MORE! @THE TRUNKSPACE (MORE INFO TBA) Phoenix, Arizona
-Aug 8 2009 W/QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT @THE GREAT ARIZONA PUPPET THEATER Phoenix, AZ

THE BOYS / HI MY NAME IS RYAN SHOWS:
-Jun 6 2009 THE BOYS W/ANDREW JEMSEK JIHAD, TRISTAN JEMSEK, RAY REEVES, THE MCDANIELS, MOOEY MOOBAU AND DULCHE DE LECHE @WOMEN Los Angeles, California
-Jun 8 2009 THE BOYS W/ANDREW JEMSEK JIHAD, RAY REEVES AND ULTRA MAROON @THE HANGART Tucson, Arizona
-Jul 20 2009 ***HI MY NAME IS RYAN W/JRC ON TOUR! @KILBY COURT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
-Jul 22 2009 ***HI MY NAME IS RYAN W/JRC ON TOUR! FLAGSTAFF, Arizona
-Jul 23 2009 ***HI MY NAME IS RYAN W/JRC ON TOUR! PRESCOTT, Arizona
-Jul 24 2009 ***
HI MY NAME IS RYAN W/JRC ON TOUR! PHOENIX OR TUCSON, Arizona
-Jul 30 2009 HI MY NAME IS RYAN W/HARRY MERRY AND HUG-OF-WAR @THE TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona

OTHER STUFF!
-Jun 9 2009 NIGHT WOLF W/TOMMY CANNON, THE COITUS AND ERNESTY @THE TRUNKSPACE Phoenix, Arizona
-Jun 20 2009 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN @SPACE 55 THEATER Phoenix, Arizona
-Jun 27 2009 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN @SPACE 55 THEATER Phoenix, Arizona

2. NEW FATHERS DAY STUFF!!
like photos from our amazing show in New Orleans @The Spellcaster Lodge

see amazing photos like this and more! at http://www.myspace.com/fathersday

NEW FATHERS DAY SONGS!
i just added 3 brand spankin' new fathers day songs to our myspace! - http://www.myspace.com/fathersday

and i know you've all wondered "do fathers day songs have lyrics? or is that chubby pervert just screaming nonsense?" the answer is a little from column A and a little from column B. BUT YOU CAN NOW READ THE LYRICS TO THE AMAZING SONGS WE HAVE AVAILABLE ON OUR MYSPACE - http://www.myspace.com/fathersday


THIS SHOW!


AND if you go to this website - http://www.thegoodshows.com/fathersday.html

you can download all of fathers days out of print material including the:
-I GOTTA LOOK MY BEST EP
-SELF TITLED / LIVE @THE REAL COACHELLA
-SPANK THE WORLD
and last and definitely least!

THE 7 EXTREMELY RARE AND LIMITED F.D. SPLITS!

personally i think folks should only really listen to the EP and the self titled album. but folks have been asking about the splits for years now and rather than re-release horrible recordings i figured why not just give the recordings away for free?

so enjoy. and don't say i didn't warn you.

3. THE BEST FRIENDS UPDATED MYSPACE!

The Best Friends Myspace was finally updated for the first time since we got a new one. go check it out now! - http://www.myspace.com/thebestfriends09

we now have 5 songs you can listen to! including.
-Eating Disorders: which is pretty much the best friends theme song
-Do you think you're beautiful?: which is a dance hall crashers cover performed live.
-Anchorman: which is a beautiful song written and dedicated to the greatest movie of all time!
-The Birthday Song: about the birthday show we gave ourselves years ago.
-Your Average Run Of The Mill Straight Edge Song: is a charles bronson cover.

ALSO! we now have a bunch of photos! you can look at of US!


4. JUNE AND JULY HAVE SOME REALLY SWEET SHOWS!
outside of the shows i already listed that i am playing check these out!
-June 4th - Bolt! w/skinwalkers and more @the trunkspace (phoenix, az)
-June 5th - Jonathan Richman @club congress (tucson, az)
-June 16th - Alex Benson w/yer yellow dress and more? @the trunkspace (phoenix, az)
-June 24th - The Dendrites w/the boogies nazis and liam and the ladies @the trunkspace (phoenix, az)
-July 10th - Foot Ox w/stephen steinbrink @the hangart (tucson, az)
-July 16th - Bomb The Music Industry! w/andrew jackson jihad @the trunkspace (phoenix, az)

5. I'M OBSESSIVE!
http://ryan.thegoodshows.com - new pictures and sorta new layout... i suck at web design.

http://www.thegoodshows.com/info-fathersday.html - new videos, new album, pictures to albums that weren't there before and updated past shows list

http://www.thegoodshows.com/info-hmnir.html - new video, pictures to albums that weren't there before and updated past shows list

http://www.thegoodshows.com/info-bestfriends.html - updated past shows list and updated songs list

http://www.thegoodshows.com/info-nightwolf.html - new album and updated past shows list

http://www.thegoodshows.com/O.P.M/opm.html - there are now pictures to go with the albums that you can download for free!

....and yeah, i understand no one really cares about these silly O.C.D. web pages i make


HOORAY!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

GOOD SHOW!


this will be one of the best shows of the year and maybe your life. so i highly suggest going.

-FATHERS DAY - www.myspace.com/fathersday
-ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD -
www.myspace.com/andrewjacksonjihad
-SKINWALKERS - www.myspace.com/skinwalkersmusic
-LOGAN GREENE AND THE BRICKS - www.myspace.com/logangreeneandthebricks
-PAUL MCCARTNEY - www.myspace.com/paulmccartney
-MISS MANEY RESULT (REUNION!) - www.myspace.com/missmaneyresult
-NIGHT WOLF TRIBUTE TO DANZIG - www.myspace.com/nightwolf2
-THE SLACKERS AGENDA ORCHESTRA - www.myspace.com/theslacker39sagenda
-THE JOHNSONS (they don't have a myspace but the johnsons is made up of an 8 year old girl and her 16 year old brother, this should be reason enough to come)
-PINIATA PARTY (doesnt have a myspace either but this is the celebration band that performs the opening ceremonys for the real coachella)
-RAY REEVES - www.myspace.com/rayagainstthemachine
-JJCNV - www.myspace.com/jjcnv
-SEROWS - www.myspace.com/serows
-MOOEY MOOBAU (FROM CA) - www.myspace.com/mooeymoobau
-THE BIG FUNNY - www.myspace.com/funny4food
-NERD LOVE (REUNION!) (nerd love does not have a myspace either but here is a video from there second performance)
-STEVEN STEINBRINK - www.myspace.com/frenchquartermusic (this will be a steven steinbrink performance like never before. trust me)

there will also be
-WAL-MART GREETERS!
-AN AUTOGRAPH SIGNING TABLE FOR THE TWO BEST PEOPLE EVER TO BE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF THE PHOENIX NEW TIMES (PETE HEINZ AND RYAN AVERY)
-KATAMARI HUGS!

++++PLUS MORE MORE MORE!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 03/14/2009

I have made an observation on live performance that i would like to share... in order to have a good performance or one that stands out you must include one or more of the following.

1. You must get involved with the audience. This includes crowd participation, going into the crowd and touching people or getting them involved somehow in your performance.
EXAMPLE: QUINTRON "swamp buggy badass"


2. You must be sincere in what you are doing. and it must be genuine. nothing is more irritating than seeing someone pretend to be sincere.
EXAMPLE: UGGAMUGGA "hard rock star"

(note-this may not be as obvious. but knowing tristan like i do, the first time i saw him perform this song it made me cry because i know [at the time at least] that is exactly how he feels[felt] about grunge and early 90's rock n roll. and it was amazing to see him articulate it so well.)

3. you must put all of your heart and soul and energy into what you are doing in front of your audience. it is the best to see people when they are already tired and worn out to still give %110 and pretty much give there life to entertain you.
EXAMPLE: GG ALLIN "cunt sucking cannibal"

(note-this may not be the best live example of gg allin giving his life to "entertain". but i think if you are familiar with gg allins work you know he gave every show all he had, [even if it was stupid])

4. you must be so good at what you are doing that you can simply stand there and and steal the attention of everyone in the room.
EXAMPLE: HERMAN DUNE "my best kiss"


Last night i saw jason webley perform, and you can have whatever opinion you want about him as a human being or his music but to deny the fact that he is an amazing performer and able to do all 4 of these things in every performance he does and win the hearts of any crowd, is equivalent of saying the color blue is red.

here is a perfect example.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 02/24/2009


FATHERS DAY SHOW THIS SATURDAY!
is going to be amazing! sadly the children of hell aren't playing... (they are on hiatus again i hear) but the amazing BANGARANG is playing instead! also this is all in celebration of LIAM MURTAGH'S birthday! in which he will also be "spinning" records on his new turntables! awesome! (expect a lot of 80's, good punk music and really good/dancey ska)


THE LETS FIND GIRLFRIENDS TOUR!
has become a reality! and it is happening the weekend/next week! for 3 wonderful once in a lifetime shows! please go if you can!


THE QUEST! + MY NEW JOB + RECORDINGS
The Quest played 3 fantastic shows this past week. 2 of which were pretty last minute. they were at Carlys, The Firehouse and Copperstar Coffee. If you attended any of these magical moments in time then you know for yourself. And if you weren't there then you have to just watch these videos.

this is a new song called "for andrew..." i merged it together with an old song called "liars"


cover of fathers day's "did i use the word divorce?"


cover of the slackers agenda's "fight the devil!"


cover of wesley willis's "i whooped batman's ass"


cover of the radioactive chickenheads "bag of bones"

and the reason i am dressed so well in these videos is because i just got off work at my new job at MACALPINES, where i am a soda jerk! and it is by far the best source of employment i have ever had. every day i get to make people happy by dressing cute and serving them delicious treats!

AND The Quest just finished recording an "album" with Ray Reeves this last week! and it should be available for free download soon. AND fathers day will finally be recording a new full length album of all new material either the first or second week of march (hopefully. cross fingers!) HOORAY!

Monday, February 16, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 02/17/2009

THIS IS ALL YOU NEED THIS WEEK!


we (fathers day) filmed this back in September, 2008 and it is finally available online! i hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 02/09/2009


ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS UNTIL MY ART SHOW IS TAKEN DOWN!
which means its your last chance (for a while) to pick up your little piece(s) from the wall of wayne. here is some press for the show in case you are interested (both of which come from the almighty Phoenix New Times!)
Up on the Sun Blog: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2009/01/phoenix_circuit_bender_corey_b.php
Night and Day "Feud for Thought" article: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2009-01-15/calendar/ryan-avery-and-corey-busboom/



NIGHT WOLF TRIBUTE TO DANZIG WAS A SUCCESS!
on January 17th, 2009 Night Wolf performed a tribute to the legendary Glenn Danzig at the Edger Allen Poe Show and it has received mostly good feedback which is great! In fact the the feedback was so nice that we have decided to perform it again at THE REAL COACHELLA 2009! and this time we will have cd's for sale/giveaway



I GOT TWO BAGS OF OLD CLOTHES FROM MY MOM TODAY INCLUDING THIS ORANGE CREAM COLORED CARDIGAN!



THE BEST FRIENDS PERFORMED AT THE WASH HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 1ST AND IT WAS AWESOME!
The performance included emily and i eating messy chocolate cake with our hands and feeding each other and asking people about food and singing our song about eating disorders. Then we took our jackets off and put them in the washer we were singing by and we wrapped up in a big green blanket and did a cover of weezer's "el scorcho" which now hopefully has a whole new meaning to the crowd that witnessed it. Sadly there is no documentation of this, no photographs or videos, just memories. Hopefully we will perform again sometime soon.

but we did recently record a video of us singing with our friend (and emily's husband) Liam for his 52 awesome songs project, where he writes and records a new song every week. you can watch the video here:

to see more sweet songs and to follow the 52 awesome songs project or learn more about it go to http://www.youtube.com/user/oneboycircus


TRISTAN AND I ARE GOING ON A 2 MAYBE 3 DAY MINI TOUR!
here is the info we have so far
MARCH 1ST:
-HI MY NAME IS RYAN - http://www.myspace.com/himynameisryan3
-UGGAMUGGA - http://www.myspace.com/uggamuggamusic
-GUITARDED - http://www.myspace.com/guitardedguitarded
-MOMENT TRIGGER - http://www.myspace.com/momenttrigger
-CREEKBIRD! - http://www.myspace.com/kingcreekbird
@THE SMELL - 247 S. MAIN ST., LOS ANGELES, California
Cost: $5? Start: 8:00pm?

MARCH 2ND:
-HI MY NAME IS RYAN - http://www.myspace.com/himynameisryan3
-UGGAMUGGA - http://www.myspace.com/uggamuggamusic
-GREAT JOB - http://www.myspace.com/greatjobaz
-MORE?
@BREYELLS HOUSE - ????? TUCSON, Arizona
Cost: FREE! Start: 8:00pm?

MARCH 3RD: (maybe)
-HI MY NAME IS RYAN
-UGGAMUGGA
@show somewhere in phoenix, AZ
cost: free?
we still haven't decided if we want to do a phoenix show or not. If you think we should or you would go to it then let us know, because i think we might need a little push. This is going to be very exciting for the both us because we are doing brand new material and one time only songs and stunts! If you can make it to any of the shows i would love to see you and talk to you, and i guarantee that my performance at least will make you feel good.
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I should have a super fun update in the next week or so with super fun/great pictures included so hopefully i do. And if i don't, then you should bug me about it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 01/17/2009

LIME OR LEMON HOUSE GETS TO STAY OPEN TILL MAY!

so earlier this week we were told that the lime or lemon house (which emily, liam, migel, iggy and i all live in) would be foreclosed and that we would all have to move out within a couple weeks. but we just found out today that everything is taken care of until may! HOORAY! so now we arent forced into the streets (or new homes away from each other) until right before fathers day goes on tour! ISNT THAT AWESOME! we will probably have a big farewell show to the house before we move at the end of april but i am just so thankful we have more time before being kicked out of our house! HOORAY!

THE BEST FRIENDS!

THE BEST FRIENDS ARE PLAYING THERE FIRST OFFICIAL SHOW BACK FROM A 32 MONTH LONG HIATUS ON FEBRUARY 1ST @THE LAUNDRY MAT ON 7TH AVE. AND PORTLAND AREA... (don't know the exact address sorry.) LOTS OF OTHER GREAT ACTS WILL BE PERFORMING THOUGH. AND ITS FREE!

FATHERS DAY!

WE WROTE 6 NEW SONGS TODAY! AND WE HAVE A TON OF SWEET SHOWS COMING UP! HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR!
-JAN 17 @THE TRUNK SPACE (PHOENIX, AZ) W/TREASURE MAMMAL, SKINWALKERS, WHITMAN AND A TON OF OTHER BANDS
-FEB 03 @THE PHIX (PHOENIX, AZ) W/FUCKED UP, HOUR OF THE WOLF, GEORGE MOSHINGTON, ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD AND PIGEON RELIGION
-FEB 06 @RAY'S HOUSE (PHOENIX, AZ) W/JJCNV, RAY REEVES, SKINWALKERS, HAUNTED COLOGNE AND MORE!
-FEB 28 @THE TRUNK SPACE (PHOENIX, AZ) W/THE CHILDREN OF HELL, JJCNV AND MORE
-MAR 28 @??? (JEROME, AZ) W/ULTRAMAROON, SKINWALKERS, JJCNV AND A TON OF OTHER BANDS
-MAR 29 @THE TRUNK SPACE (PHOENIX, AZ) W/PEELANDER-Z, JJCNV, RIPPTYDE AND SKINWALKERS
-APR 01 @??? (PHOENIX, AZ) W/REALICIDE AND HIGHER LOVE
-APR 25 @THE TRUNK SPACE W/A TON OF BANDS (REAL COACHELLA)
-APR 28 @THE TRUNK SPACE W/NEW THRILL PARADE AND SKINWALKERS
-MAY 14 @THE SPELL CASTER LODGE (NEW ORLEANS, LA) W/QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT AND CHAIN$ THE GANG (FEATURING CALVIN JOHNSON AND IAN SVENEOUS)

I HAVE A PEP-RALLY MEGAPHONE NOW! YAY!


MY ART SHOW!

(GO SEE IT @THE TRUNK SPACE ANYTIME THEY ARE OPEN, FROM NOW TILL FEBRUARY 15TH)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

GOOD STUFF! 01/01/2009

it is always so hard for me to narrow things down to "top ___" lists. Everyone i know is doing some sort of "2008 year in review sort of thing" so i feel like doing the same. This year is way different from any other year because it was a good mix of "missionary life" and "normal human being life" so here it is...

-Making new friends! (hamani hill, migel, jenna...)
-Voodoo Donuts / Ending my Two Year Donut Fast (By the way Voodoo Donuts is something i am looking forward too when i go back up to Portland next week)
-Fathers Day is alive and kicking and making amazing music and recording new material and practicing and playing amazing shows!!!
-I have lived with all my best friends (for the most part)!
-Discovering new local bands and discovering old local bands for the first time and re-discovering local bands again! (mainly Ray Reeves, Skinwalkers, Bolt, JJCNV, James Fella, Haunted Cologne...)
-Playing in LA!
-Lots of house shows!
-Becoming good friends with long time friend/acquaintance JASON SYKES!
-3 ART SHOWS!!!???!!!???
-Hi My Name Is Ryan writes and plays and sings real songs now!
-The Children of Hell played again!
-IGGY IS THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING EVER!
-Salena Got Baptized right before i went home!
-I VOTED FOR JESUS CHRIST!
-My friends and family all became better people and i learned to appreciate them all for reals!
-MEMPHIS!
and this