I need that guitar I played this afternoon at the music store...

WEEELLLLLLL I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that I have an idea for music for the awesome poem i mentioned!
The bad news is that that means you don't get to read it now! =P

Now all i have to do is record it before I forget it. Unfortunately, my short-term memory is virtually non-existent....so I can't guarantee I'll remember the tune at all by the end of this post. That's why I'm making it short. Like me!! Midget power!

Been a While

Well, I'll start with the obvious.

Well, I would start with the obvious...but I forgot what the obvious was, so I'll start after that.

I've been writing a lot of music recently, and a couple poems that probably will never have music. I wrote one that i personally think was really good...and it was inspired by a particular vow I made, the details of which will forever remain undisclosed. But aside from writing new stuff, I've also been working on recording old stuff. One of these days, I'm going to get a decent recording done. I guess I just tend to be unsatisfied with everything i do lol.

I am able to do this because I got (waaaaait for it) brand spankin' new recording equipment!!
I know you don't care, and it's not really anything particularly amazing...but I'll tell you what I got anyway! (Face it, if you're still reading by now, you've gotta be at least the slightest bit interested!)

1. Focusrite Saffire LE audio interface
It connects via firewire, and is powered separately by AC current. Altogether, there are 6 inputs and 10 outputs, including two XLR (Phantom power), a MIDI in/out, and an SPDIF in/out. Good enough for what I'm doin now. So far, it's worked like a charm! It also came with a little bit of software. I haven't used any of it; I've been using Reaper instead...which I like better anyway lol.

2. Alesis M1Active 520 stereo monitors. These things are niiiice lol.

3. MXL 990 large-diaphragm condenser microphone with shockmount

4. Beringher C2 small-diaphragm condenser microphone pair

5. Sennheiser HD 202 headphones. These are also niiiice.

Then I got some accesories, like a pop filter, microphone stands, and cables. It's all pretty low-budget, but it's pretty nice anyway. I'd recommend all of it, but my experience is limited, so don't just take my word for it ;)

I'm sure you're dying to see some of what I've written lately, but maybe I'll just leave that for my next post. Unless I write music to it...in which case, you don't get to read it at all! Ha! Take that internet! (Sorry...Dr. Pepper's gettin to me.)

Signing off.

Writer's Block

Ugh! That's really all I have to say. Since I have this block, I can't really say anything on this blog either, other than the fact that I can't write any lyrics. I know, exciting, right? I've pretty much hit a wall. I thick wall made of old Jello, and all I have is a spork. It seems so easy to get through, but sporks are too useless, so I won't get anywhere with that. I can write music all day long, but writing lyrics that actually mean something...yeah that's not an easy job. But then again, the way songwriters work nowadays, I could probably write a song about a dirty Ziploc bag, and end up with a hit single. I mean, seriously. Songs like Boom Boom Pow? That honestly got popular? Has anyone actually listened to a single word in the song? The whole point of it is that their song sounds good with awesome speakers, so you can hear the bass beat instead of the words!

In other news...these protein bars I got are nasty. And the warning labels are slightly odd. "Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect." Oh boy. That's great for someone on a workout program. I can just imagine a guy eating one of those, and then going to the gym. Halfway through his squats, the "effect" takes place. Somebody didn't think this through very well....

It's raining! I love the rain! Rain seems to just clear up everything! So I'm just going to end this blog, listen to the rain, and relax. Maybe lyrics will happen!

Turning the Key

Well, I've started working on getting my second song copyrighted (but not my first one yet, because of confusing parts of my brain not letting me call that one finished lol). I can send in the audio recording I already made, but I might attempt a slightly better quality recording before sending it in. Also, I'm going to finalize the sheet music I wrote out, and I might include accompaniment parts. This should take a few days, but no longer than two weeks, to get everything how I want it.

I've thought about a simple poor man's copyright, but I have to face the fact that I'm far too protective of my songs to do anything less than official. I know, I'm just paranoid...but admitting that doesn't change things.

So far, I have four, possibly five songs that are ready to begin their finalization process. I'm excited about the last two, because they were born out of my color series idea. (Well technically, only the last one was, but those are details I refuse to explain at the moment.)

Today I saw Das, Topher, and Jensons. It turns out Das has never watched Invader Zim! Topher and I got to relive the series in about 10 minutes, to engourage Das to watch it. Anyone who has NOT seen Invader Zim SHOULD. Right now. After the creepy Palm Pre lady stops trying her hand at mind control on TV, get on youtube, hulu, or some other site, and find some Invader Zim episodes. If you don't watch them, I will personally clog you toilet with cheese. Not shredded or anything. No, a giant wheel of Pepperjack. Of course, nobody needs to worry about this, because the only people who would be reading this blog for now have seen Invader Zim anyway. I don't know why I just typed this whole paragraph, but there's so much here that I don't want to delete it. Lack of sleep is taking its toll.

From the exact center of my bedroom,

Humble Beginnings

Well, as you can see, this is my first post. Might as well dive in....

I've been thinking a lot lately about a career in music. I've got a lot planned out, actually. Sure it'll take some work, which is why I'm still planning on finishing my degree first, so i can have a nice career to back me through the years it could ake to make any money off of my music.

I had an epiphany last night though. I intend to do a song series based on colors. It sounds retarded, but I think it's a cool idea, because, for me, different colors have very lively feelings. I was just thinking what it would be like to explain to someone what a particular color feel like to me. Say, sky blue, for instance. I'm not telling you what that's like though; you'll just have to wait until I release the song :P

Well, that about wraps this up. I just needed something to star this off with.

This has been A Colorful Ambition, with Johnbobz. Tune in next time to hear.....well, just tune in next time, okay?