July 18th, 2001

full life

"...shitloads of money"

Last night was sort of productive. I figured out why my equipment is sounding shitty, and I created a new loop. I didn't complete any songs, however, nor did I write any lyrics. I'm starting to get a little nervous about the loop-approach, especially if my equipment doesn't get better.

I've been listening to Pete Yorn a lot, and this morning I figured out why - a lot of my stuff sounds similar to his. Imagine John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea and Cake) playing drums on a Pete Yorn song, and you're very much in the ballpark of what I'm trying to do. And it's in that light that this looping idea seems less and less attractive, and the idea of starting a band really soon sounds more and more necessary.

Oh man, starting a band... Jesus, I don't know if I'm ready to lead. It would certainly be easier to do a 3-piece, but I'm starting to think that I'll need another guitarist, or maybe even a really kick-ass keyboard/Rhodes player. And these'll need to be near-pro-style players, considering some of the things I want to be able to do. If I can even do them myself.

If I had money, I'd feel a lot better about the whole thing. I could get a kick-ass acoustic guitar... I could get a digital studio... I could make the record that's bubbling around in my head and make it sound awesome... I was even thinking this morning about just calling up a studio and pricing what it would take to do 3 songs, all by myself...

Sometimes these daydreams get depressing, instead of inspiring.
  • Current Music
    Pete Yorn - musicforthemorningafter

lj protocol

There's a guy here, at my office, who is right now currently doing something clearly LJ-related. I'm looking right at it. There's the blue nav bar on the left... there's the edit box in the middle of the screen... wait, he's scrolling up - yep, there's the lj top logo.

How does one broach the anonymity?
full life

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Anyone seen "Best in Show"? Good. You know it's a really funny movie. But do you remember that song that Eugene Levy and Catharine O'Hara sing, "God Loves a Terrier"? For some horrible reason, it's been stuck in my head for the last hour. Please, someone, kill me.
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    numb numb