In order to survive, we must all adapt to changing situations. This is how we learn and grow. For every end, there is a new beginning. We must reach these ends and venture on in order to mature and find out who we are and where we stand in life.
I won't confirm nor deny it all I'm sorry, so sorry But after all this time You failed to see me for who I am I'm not in the right, not in the wrong You were far too blind all along And so we say goodbye
I never meant for my final words to sound so harsh. But I have never been one to sugarcoat things. You know this.
I wish you the best of luck on your own journey. And ours continues.
Anyway, it's been a LONG week. We've cut down the practices and stuff for a short while because a couple of us had our own sh*t to take care of. But we're back on it this week.. and more than we have been.
John stopped by today during his lunch break to tell me that we're having a full rehearsal on Wednesday. And possibly Thursday as well.
And we might have ourselves a drummer.. well, a decent stand-in. We've been having so many problems with attaining a good drummer with time and dedication. But (thank you, J) we may have found someone for now, even if he plays with another band.
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Okay, guys. I've got to get cleaned up and ready to leave the house. Again.
Last night was somewhat eventful. We worked with my new song lyrics that I recently put together. Plenty of thoughts and ideas, but we couldn't come up with crap.
Why is it that the greatest stuff always comes at the most inconvenient times?
The best thing Jason and I came up with (later on that evening) is the idea that we're going to "Oregahno" to build a "brestesses" buffet with our bare "hanges". We're pathetic.
And this morning I proved my insanity by chasing the mailman down the road, waving my cell phone bill above my head and screaming, "Mailman dude! Wait! Come baaaack!" I needed to send out my check in time. I procrastinated a little too much this month. Oops.
We've got another band practice tonight, and we plan to get our show crap together. Last night was just writing and wasn't really even planned. I showed up at the apartment, wanting to show J my lyrics and shtuff, and as soon as I walked in, there's John at the top of the steps. So okay.. practice. Or meeting. Whatever.
I finished an ENTIRE set of lyrics today! Sure, I'll have to do some tweaking later on, but I FINISHED! It's been about a year since I have been able to write the words to an entire song in a day. Lately I've been writing a few lines and then saying, "Screw it!" and tossing my notebook aside. But not today.
Now I'll have to show the guys and see what they think. I really hope it goes over as well as I hope it will. (Wish me luck!)
Also, because of the list of opportunities we gained yesterday (I'm dying to spill the secret!), I've become so much more inspired and I'm willing to do just about anything to make this work.
Oh, before I forget.. That picture I included in this post is of me brushing my teeth. Yes, I'm an odd one. If you don't like it, too bad. I don't care.
Let's see... tomorrow's Thursday. I'm thinking about dropping by Jason's apartment tomorrow afternoon. There's just too much excitement built up inside of me to keep my newly finished work to myself. Hope he'll be home... (And I'll see John on Friday, so he can see it then.)
And so here I am at 8:00 in the morning, listening to Karmacode, the new Lacuna Coil cd that was released yesterday. I'm not the slightest bit disappointed. Their style has changed a little since their last release (Comalies came out in 2002, I think), and I really like it.
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As for the music thing, the sources and ideas are growing. There are just a few rough patches that we really need to smooth out (I can't say what they are here). I had a very long conversation with Jason last night about it all. It's like I'm talking to a male version of myself. F***ing awesome. We're totally on the same page and our way of thinking is very, very similar.. only he's the more business knowledgeable one and I'm the uber artistic one. Definitely a great match. We're putting our stuff together, and hopefully something good will become of this. If we can get over this one hill, we'll be in the clear for a good while. I hope we can do it.
I plan to do some writing today. There's so much I want to write about, but the hard part is putting it all into words. I want to have a great single perfected within the next month or so.
We played a lot over the past couple days. It doesn't sound all that exhausting, but believe me, IT IS.
We did a little writing, too. But most of our time was spent on getting some covers going right. We have our "big four" and then a few others.. and now some new ones we're working on, including stuff by Linkin Park, Korn, and a few other bands. It's going well for the most part.
To be honest, I'm not all that big on the whole cover thing, but it has to be done. Clubs around here aren't looking for originals.. maybe one or two thrown into a set of covers, if that.. They want music that people know and like.
On Saturday afternoon, we had a public practice over at the coffee shop. It wasn't going all too well, I thought. We weren't sounding like we usually do. But some guy (the only person who was sitting in there) tipped us a dollar. When we were done, the girl working at the counter told us of our small fortune. We just kind of stood there like, "Dude, what just happened?" and then a few minutes later, "We got paid for practicing. Sweet." So we must be good if our screwups and shoddy playing earned us a dollar.. Maybe?
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Anyway, I've got lots of shtuff to do, so I'm out.