Danny Snap and the Memories

November 11, 2005

Danny Snap and the Memories
Originally uploaded by danakin.

Some girl called me Danny Snap a long time ago. I don’t know why I remember it but I do. I thought it would be kind of a cool stage name, so I mocked up a poster from one of my pictures. Came out alright.

I’ve been looking at a lot of the old songs. I was fiddling around with Highway To You, and I wondered why we never recorded it. It is an awesome song, and I can get it down pretty easily. Now, if only I had some vocals from Ryan and some lead guitar and harmonica.


I wont sleep tonight cause Im broken

Im a fool for what Ive done

More a fool for repetition

I should learn to trust in what Youve given me so freely

So here I stand

God judging man

Falling from the grace You gave me

Lifted by the love Youve shown

Falling down on bended knees

Begging for Your mercy

Dear Father, I give my heart

Forever work through me

It is almost 5 am. I should try to nap. I have an 8am class.
On that note, goodnight, goodbye, farewell to arms.

As I Predicted

November 9, 2005

Not one day after a child killed one and seriously injured others is Jack Thompson dancing on the grave preaching that GTA is the cause. I called it yesterday. Here’s what he says:

Miami attorney and anti-violent video game activist, Jack Thompson, has confirmed in a phone conversation this afternoon with a close family member of Ken Bartley, Jr., the boy who shot three Campbell County High School administrators, killing one, that he was a player of the Grand Theft Auto video games which have been linked to countless similar killings around the country. Thompson will swear under oath that this is precisely what Ken Bartley’s family member told him.

This is a significant revelation, as it appears, based upon initial accounts of the shooting, that the 15-year-old boy did not go to school with the intent to kill. As has happened in other instances, as in the triple homicide in Fayette, Alabama, by an 18-year-old obsessive player of the cop-killing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a highly-charged emotional event can serve as a trigger for such a shooting. These killing games allow an individual, unwittingly, to rehearse for homicide. When pushed by fear, the game’s rehearsal function becomes the young brain’s “default setting.”

The Grand Theft Auto murder simulation games are made by Take-Two’s Rockstar Games of New York. Take-Two and Rockstar are represented by the giant Philadelphia Republican law firm of Blank Rome. In Alabama, Blank Rome argued last week that “there have been no murders linked to the Grand Theft Auto games.”

Here then, in Jacksboro, Tennessee, is yet another killing caused by these games that Blank Rome and Take-Two/Rockstar must explain away. Two years ago, two teen boys killed one man and wounded a young woman in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, just miles from the killing and woundings yesterday. Law enforcement officials concluded in that earlier Tennessee killing that “the boys were bored and wanted to see what it was like to shoot at cars like in the Grand Theft Auto III game on which they played.”

Contact Jack Thompson for more information at 305-666-4366. Contact Blank Rome for more fiction.

I hate you Jack Thompson. I hope you die. I hope you are killed by someone who’s never played violent video games. We are decent people. We love and care for those around us. You are looking for a scapegoat to all of societies problems. You found one in GTA.

Burn in hell.

Another one…

November 8, 2005

There was another school shooting today. No doubt the killing will be blamed on music and games. To quote Reese Roper of Five Iron Frenzy:
“When we’re at home, everyone’s talking about it. But the thing is that they try, they try and blame it on video games. They try to blame it on bad parenting. They try to blame it on TV, violence and stuff. I think all those things are bad, but I think the real problem is that mankind is dark and without God, people do things like that.”

A New Hope
Amy’s going back to school today,
elation, jubilation streams from her face.
Did the halls smell of gunpowder still?
What made the human mind dark enough to kill?

A new hope,
where is your freedom?
A new hope,
cast off your burdens.

A darker world lies behind this one.
Cryptic it hides beneath perception.
We all saw it on that day,
stunned we stood stuttering.
What did the news say?

A new hope,
where is your freedom?
A new hope,
cast off your burdens.
A new hope,
where is your freedom?
A new hope,
here is your freedom.

fills us
by hope we steer
our dark hearts salvaged.
We live without fear…

The XCP project: XCP project has begun

The XCP project: XCP protected albums


Glad to see this. I respect him a little now…but still not much.


November 2, 2005

Schedule for later today…
Go to class til 11am.