01 - gargling mouthwash
02 - mystery jesus and the wonder wheel
03 - three neighbors
04 - map with odd directions
05 - adding to an echo chamber
06 - the lhc
07 - obscura
08 - a farewell in slow motion
09 - apartment
hm. looks good.
01 - gargling mouthwash
Map With Odd Directions
Will be working on this more. (Zane, expect some songs to come your way soon)
Mine didn't go as well as I had hoped, but the band's went well.
I forgot a line, I didn't have sustain. (I fail at playing songs without sustain) and my voice was a little shaky. I was nervous at first, because I had never played one of my songs in front of the band... or anyone in my school for that matter. i'll do better in the talent show. *knocks on wood repeatedly*
Note to self: running for 20 minutes in 37 degree weather in shorts does not feel good.
it's late and i'm typing but my autopilot's on.
talent show auditions tomorrow. i still don't know if I can do more than one act.
Song I'm playing there has changed from Last Flowers to a song I wrote called Cranes. (lyrics will be up on my songmeanings page within the next 24 hours)
(autopilot remains on)
i still have songs that need configuring. then they'll go to Zane (at long last) and then he'll produce them and then send them back to me. (except the ones that i want left raw. e.g. three neighbors)
five albums bought:
Lifted - Bright Eyes. First listen = 6/10
I'm Wide Awake - Bright Eyes. First listen = TBD
Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective. First Listen = 9.9/10
Feels - Animal Collective. First listen = 8/10
Sung Tongs- Animal Collective. First listen = 7/10
the album's gone nowhere. i'll try working on it this week or next week. life's been busy. even the goddamn weekends.
...can i get a goddamn timpani roll?
Talent Show 2008
Friday, November 7
Wednesday, October 22
Song I'm playing:
Last Flowers by Radiohead/ a song with the band. (still have yet to talk to them about it, I'm guessing it'll be Astro Java)
I managed to snag the last two available audition spots. It was way too close of a call.
my single worry is that i might only be allowed to do one performance. Since the band has 2 other people besides me, the band would have to take priority over a solo performance if this were the case. I hate stupid exceptions. Blah.
(I is working on mixing songs)
i brought my recording equipment over to my piano teacher's studio. her piano has this weird feeling to it and it's a lot more powerful. I got three songs down, piano and vocals. Most of the vocals were done in one take and i'm thinking about redoing them once i'm in better health. (i've been sick and nasally for over a week.) Keeping the piano takes though. Dey sound good.
Talent show's fast approaching. sign-ups are coming up. and then auditions. and then the show. I'm thinking about doing a song with the band and also a song by meself. More details on that later.
I'm currently learning Death Will Never Conquer by ear, and it's relatively challenging.
I'm thinking about Electron Infinity for an album title.
LIV'N THISHELHOAL112'TILEYE DYE
LIV4 NOTHIN''TIL EYEDIE
coherent lyrics for this song and others can be found here:
my piano teacher for 8 years.
the person who inspired me to write music.
the person who taught me that it's ok to make mistakes.
the person who was there when I first recorded in a studio.
the person who's listened to and read every song I've written.
Is moving to Mobile, Alabama on November 1.