October 31st, 2006

full life

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1. Happy jongre's birthday, everybody!

2. I'm on the verge of a major cold. Doing everything I can to avoid it, especially since I'm down to one sick day.

3. I'm not sure what's gotten into me, but I've been recording pretty much every single day for the last 2 weeks. None of it is particuarly good, but then again I'm mainly just trying to learn my way around ProTools and all of this stuff will most likely be trashed once I get rolling. Yesterday, for lack of any compelling ideas of my own, I did a cover of Genesis' "I Know What I Like", which was quite fun even if I don't have Peter Gabriel's range. I'm mostly just killing time anyway until my new software arrives - I get drums tomorrow and the full version of Reason (and a very nice microphone) sometime next week.

4. Speaking of killing time, I ordered a bunch of books last week and I immediately started reading my favorite book from my childhood, "The Phantom Tollbooth." I haven't read it in 15 years and so it's been quite startling to see just how differently I'm reacting to it. When I was a kid, I read everything in the book quite literally; now I'm seeing all these fantastical places and people as quirks of the English language, personified. It's still great, just in a completely different way. The other books I ordered? Nabakov's "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight", Danielewski's "Only Revolutions", Murakami's "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman."

No 5? Strange.