1. i really, really miss making music, and
2. i know that i just need to make time for it, because
3. now i have interns.
there really is no excuse anymore. i lovelovelove my job (i always say it, but only because it’s always true) and i shouldn’t have made it an excuse in the first place, even when we were a small(er) team and stretched really thin. for fuck’s sake, i work IN the music industry. you’d think i’d have the time to make some of my own, right?
new music, incoming (hopefully). so many promises/projects up in the air and i want to do them all. first on the list? finally performing live. as APLM. i said i’d do it after BONSAI was released but it never happened!
maybe it’s not meant to be(?). WE WILL FIND OUT SOON ENOUGH.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! today is the 2nd anniversary of DECOMPOSE and the release of my new double single LOVE LIKE GOLD but for the life of me i can’t bring myself to post about it here with the enthusiasm needed to include cover images and download links.
full time, fulfilling work is fantastic if you can find it but it is also tiring as fuck! i love my job and what i do makes me incredibly happy but the flip side of that is having less time for everything else in my life. (what a problem to have, eh?)
in any case, i am nevertheless still very excited about the music that i’m coming out with and i am getting closer and closer to a point where (i hope) i will muster enough confidence to just finally perform these bad bitches live like no one’s watching, listening to my busted notes and keeping score. <3 one can always dream. hahaha!
why do i like that Royals song so fucking much?
It’s been ten years without Elliott Smith in this world. The world has never been the same.
the competitive gamer in me needs to add this to our lovely intern’s post: my record remains untouched! so far i haven’t lost a single office jenga game.
and yes, competitive / trash-talky jenga is really how we settle
who mops most arguments at the office.
#244 LUTANG (CELLAR DOORS VERSION DEMO) (THE CELLAR DOORS). this song is a joy to perform live, and i love how any person i perform it with just gets into the groove instinctively. this is another one shot demo recorded via my ancient nokia, and already i love it more than my solo demo. those little chord changes our drummer suggested make all the difference!
we did this during band practice, sans bassist and without a mic for our main vocalist (i’m usually a backup vocalist! heehee.)—not bad, right? that outro is the bomb; wish i’d thought of that ending progression myself. :3
#243 GREEN-EYED LOAF (A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA). the other week, loaf and i were left alone at the office. it was a rainy night and i was done working. loaf was bored, so i sang him a song. :3
(one shot recording using a ukulele and my ancient nokia, with loaf running around in the background.)