May 25 2006

i want to apologize for the vicious rant i posted saturday night. it's gone now, you might notice. i was having a bad week, and was really stressed out about a lot of things, and relationship problems were mounting, and saturday things just kind of exploded. there is no excuse for what i wrote, and i'm not looking for anyone to tell me everything's OK. i know i screwed up, and i'm honestly sorry, and i can promise every one of you it won't happen again. please don't hate me, OK?

in other news, i feel completely miserable right now. i have a bad sinus infection. i'm very congested and every muscle in my body is aching, including my head. i don't think i have a fever, but it's only 3AM. my throat is getting more sore by the minute. i have less than three days before my drummer comes to lay down the percussion tracks for my album. he comes saturday to record the drums for all 13 songs, and for various reasons i haven't been able to keep on schedule with my end; i have barely four of the 13 songs ready for him. so i need to be working through the night, but i can't work when i feel like this. i want to just lie in bed and be perfectly still.

so someone told me the other day not to stress about all this, people's release dates get pushed back all the time; but this is my debut album, and the first album ever released from my label. if i push the release date back, as little as that affects anyone anywhere, it sets a bad precedent. i need to prove that i can deliver what i say i can, on time. so i guess i'll just have to get some sleep and work through tomorrow as best i can. thankfully i'm off work.

and finally, h appy 65th birthday, Bob Dylan. today, to celebrate, i bought "blonde on blonde," "greatest hits - vol. II," "highway 61 revisited," a live collaboration album of dylan and the grateful dead, and a dylan biography.

by7uhj n bnhvgtfynujhm   well that's my head hitting the keyboard because i think it just exploded. i need to go. i'm terribly sorry about saturday's rant, it was inexcusable. i hope i can be forgiven sometime.



yeah, so i can't sleep. figured in my misery i might as well re-do this little survey to see how much has changed since monday, nov. 28, 2005. answers with a ** have been changed since then.

1) Last thing you burned while attempting to cook?
fried eggs; it wasn't my fault i was rusty: i haven't made them in months, and last time i did i had a no-stick skillet. this time it was in iron skillet.

**2) Describe yourself in 3 words?
driven music man.

3) How long does it take you to get ready for your day?
depends on which day.

**4) Favorite place to blow $50?
hastings or guitar heaven.

5) How many people have you thought were "the one"?
two: one incorrectly, one remains to be seen.

6) What is something that turns you off from the opposite sex?

**7) What kind of car do you drive?
nothing now, hopefully a ford taurus soon.

**8) What's in your CD player right now?
plenty of Bob Dylan.

**9) What celebrity would you have coffee with?
probably john cusack or bob dylan.

**10) What celebrity would you NOT have coffee with?
tom cruise, man.

11) What kind of toothpaste do you use?
i honestly don't know. i just pick one out of the cheap section.

**12) What time do you go to bed?
depends on the night, but never early enough, it seems..

**13) Last movie you saw?
derailed (clive owen, jennifer aniston).

**14) Last TV show you watched?
that 70s show.

**15) Who is your best friend?
mary lane.

**16) Who in your family do you best get along with?
dad or matt.

17) Who do you lust after?
no comment.

**18]) What time is it?

**19) Are you planning a vacation/travel?
if i sign this band like i'm planning to, i'll probably go on the tour with them to make sure things run smoothly.

**20) When/Where was the last time you traveled?
um...good question.

21) How many times have you been in love?
twice...last time was a mistake.

22) How old will you be in 10 years?

23) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
i honestly couldn't tell you, and thats how i like it. i would like to be in a house i own with a girl i'm married to, maybe with a kid or two under my belt, and own my own record label. time will tell...i can tell you by that time i will definitely have the label...

24) Sinful snacking weakness?
fritos, man.

**25) Rollercoasters?
what about them?

26) Ever run out of gas?
i have.

27) Ever been on a train?

28) Ever been on a blind date?

29) Ever been to Europe?

30) What would you do if you could be the opposite sex for one day?

31) Would you tell anyone it was you?
if i had to decide, i probably wouldn't have done it in the first place.

32) Ever been arrested?

**33) Have a crush on anyone you work with?

34) What is something you believe in?

35) What is something you fear?
not being able to protect the people i care about.

36) Big or small?
off the top of my head...

--girls: small.
--myself: moderately large.
--pancakes: big.
--waffles: small.
--cars: small.
--tours: big.
--movies: either.
--churches: small.
--bank accounts: big.
--burgers: big, but not TOO big.
--paperwork: massively small.

**37) What is the worst pain you have ever experienced?
physical: this sinus infection is on up there.
emotional: it would be ungentlemanly to disclose that information.

**38) What is your favorite television show?
love monkey on VH1.

**39) Ever photoshopped yourself to look better in a picture?
i don't have very many pictures..

40) Tell us something about your childhood.
you don't want to know.

**41) What would it cost for you to flash the person next to you?
i'm always alone.

**42) Best time to catch you in a good mood?
after my album is released and i sign whiskey richard (i hope).

43) If you could be anything for one day, what would it be?

**44) Most prized possesion(s)?
my balls (in the metaphorical sense; as in, "man, that dude's got BALLS.." - another term for courage).

**45) Would you ever sell it/how much?
can't; but i sold the guitar that i said on here i would never sell. needed rent money.

46) What is one of your pet peeves?
when people ask sexual questions on these surveys. seriously - a person's sex life is not something the whole world should be reading about. if you want to know, ASK.

47) Favorite kind of ice cream?

**48) Coolest thing that happened today?
it was bob dylan's birthday.

56) What do you usually order from starbucks?
i don't. starbucks is for a different caste than me.

57) What is/was your biggest mistake?
aquainting myself with eric samuel ellis.

**58) Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
i wasn't in my right mind at the time.

**59) Say something totally random about you:
my head feels like it might explode. it might actually feel better if it did.

**60) Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
once or twice.

61) Do you still watch kiddy movies or tv shows?
never did.

62) Did you have braces?

63) Are you comfortable with your height?
would it really matter if i wasn't?

**64) What is the most romantic thing done by someone of the opposite sex?
i was told someone loves me as a part of herself.

65) When do you know it's love?
right now.

66. Do you speak other languages?
not really.

67) Have you ever been to a tanning salon?
i applied for a job there once.

**68) What magazines do you read?

69) Have you ever ridden in a limo?

70) Has anyone you were really close with passed away?

71)Have you ever watched MTV?
yeah, i don't really like it.

72) What's something that really annoys you?

73) What's something you really like?

74) Do you like michael jackson?
not really.

**75) Can you dance?
i can now.

76) What's the latest you've ever stayed up?
one time** i stayed up 5 days straight by accident.

77) Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?
once or twice...fuck you, eric.

78) Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?
well, technically, the ambulance can only go right outside the lobby. you have to be carried into the ER by the doctors and all them. and no, i haven't.

79) Do you actually read these when other people fill them out?

80) Who did you take this from?

81) Whats your full name?
michael thomas burton.

**82) If you had to pick another city to live in... but it was in the same state what city would you choose?
probably knoxville.

83) Favortie place in the world?
anywhere with a recording studio or music shop.

84) Best feeling you ever had?
making mary lane smile.

85) Life goal or dream?
i want to own a record label - including at least one studio and several bands, and controlling production, recording/mastering, distrobution and booking - and a small coffee shop. i want to be married and have one or two kids. i want to be a good father. and it wouldn't hurt to be good in bed.