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Optimism

August 27th, 2009

Optimism So I was sitting around depressed this weekend trying to psych myself up. ¬†All I need is to feel a little better, right, and then I just get up off my ass and do… ¬†whatever it is that will better my station in life, right? Go get some cool clothes and some shades, right? […]

One More Person

August 20th, 2009

OneMorePerson So some close friends of mine were married this weekend. The entire time I guess I had my eye on this one girl, and what was I thinking? She was involved with someone, or something. Anyway. This song is about longing and having an active imagination and filling a little invented reality with vague […]

The Ballad of Danger

August 18th, 2009

Last weekend was my designated time for making a Hella Gem, but that was taken up by sickness and worry over my cat who I had to put to sleep on Saturday, so I abandoned my personal responsibility for grief. In lieu of something fresh, here is a demo I literally recorded at work last […]

If I Weren’t Scared

August 12th, 2009

IfIWerentScared I’m heading to a wedding tomorrow, so I’m going to go ahead and post this. This song is about my fear that the emotional detachment necessary to deal with the world will dehumanize me.

A Common Expert

August 11th, 2009

This song’s a collaboration with Matthew K. Manning, who I’ve been playing music with for fifteen years off an on. We had a high school band together called Royce, and then played in a rock group called Made in China for a few years. After not playing together for a while, Matt came over today […]

I just saw Nausicaa: the Valley of the Wind for the first time, a few weeks ago. It’s one of those Miyazaki movies. Big budget animated feature. Awesome movie. The animation is a bit more primitive than some of his later films but still pretty amazing. I don’t usually do this kind of thing lately, […]

When She Moved

August 6th, 2009

WhenSheMoved Here’s a little song about how sometimes I feel like I’m a bit more grown up and have my feelings a bit more under control now. How do I feel about that? I’m torn! Thus: a song. Drumming and bassing antics by King Solomon, who also prevailed upon me to change the first chord […]

Last Time

August 5th, 2009

I wasn’t sure if I’d get a song done this week. Moving/Finals/Excuses. But, Mr. Jings came over this evening and helped me get my studio space set up in my new place, and now with everything setup I threw something together. I don’t really reinvent the wheel with this one (2 verses/chorus + bridge/outro as […]

Surprise Attack

August 4th, 2009

instrument_test_2 Here’s a video I made for the song too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHVfmLG4ejE It’s been a while since I posted, but I had the whole day to myself Saturday and nothing to do, so what better opportunity to make a song This is my second song I made using logic. I had fun making it. No instruments […]

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