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Sep. 14th, 2009

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lazy, busy, and misprioritized

not really LJ isn't the #1 thing on my list. The other night, it was changing the pickup in my cheapy cheapy epi SG 310 from the stupid distorted lame stock pickup it had to a nice and shiny Seymour Duncan (used alnico pro II neck). I bought down in at a guitar shop in Daytona a week ago. We went downt to see my sister, Christina, get married. People who read her lj know that we were in desperate need of a vacation anyways.

The Wedding was nice, short and sweet. I got to see relatives I haven't seen in almost a decade. A lot of it reminded me of my issues growing up with devout family members. Courtney got to meet them though, and they like her. I kept on getting nagged about when we're getting married.

Honestly I'm still looking for a good way to make a ceremony without all the nasty traditions. I don't want courtney's father to walk her down the aisle. I'm not buying her from him. It was by the grace of her mother that I was able to survive the first month we were together after all. I want to make a new thing that properly represents what kind of couple we are and celebrates how we work so well and what we've done through our partnership. If there is one thing I've learned about this universe, it's that nothing lasts forever.

Aside from that, we had fun in Daytona. My parents seem to be doing okay and I got guitar stuff. We hung out with my sister quite a bit.

We went to the mall at some point and found this.  I think it's an example of what not to do when making a work of art. In this case ignoring the overall posture of the focus in relation to it's surroundings.  I call this "Quick! Apostles! Jesus from flying away!"
Quick! Apostles! keep Jesus from flying away!

most obviously, who the hell crucifies somebody to a cliff side?









Jun. 14th, 2009

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I channeled Throbbing Gristle with a bike race



I wanted to work on music today one way or another, but there was a bike race outside distracting me. Mark called up and he suggested I sample it. So did, this was the result

May. 5th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Meant to Be?

Do you believe in fate? Why or why not?
Even If there was such a thing, it's best to live as though there weren't.  We are most productive when we are convinced on our autonomy.  Even if our choices can be broken down into a form of determinism, acting on that notion only keeps you from making choices you only would have made in ignorance.

Apr. 14th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Gamer's Choice

What is your favorite old-school video game?
Super Metroid without a doubt
in fact I can wake up tomorrow, beat it in two hours with 98% in one go.  Sometimes, I do just that when I have enough spare time.

Mar. 19th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Change for the Better over a Decade

How are you a better person today than you were ten years ago?
does anybody get worse? I'm sorry

Mar. 13th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Really, Truly

Do you believe in true love? What about love at first sight?
True Love Totally exists.  Courtney and I victims of it.  True Love is only as true as two people are willing to make it.  Asking if True Love exists really is more like asking "Is there such a thing as a good cake?" obvious answer being yes if you know how to make it.  In Disney Fairy tale land, the love one another overcomes all, I have to say this much is true under one condition, that both (or all) parties work to keep it true.  One might say that "If you have to work at it, doesn't that mean it's untrue since True Love ought to work unconditionally?"  my answer would be that yeah, true can be unconditional, but there is a lot to be considered with that.
  1. Unconditional love is very hard to maintain. People change over time, and every person develops different likes and dislikes as months/years/decades go by.  For love to be true, you have to keep it true by listening to your partner and refuse to be deluded and expect the same out of them
  2. Listening and learning is the most import thing.  As I've just mentioned, one must listen to the other so that he/she continually learns from his/her partner to adapt to changes.  You can't live in a fantasy land in which things are going to be the same forever.  It's utterly dilusional to believe so, and ignorant to realize that the only thing that stays the same in this world is that nothing stays the same.
  3. Love (no matter what form) is as true as two (or more) people can make it.  If you Chose to live a lie and believe that whoever the one your with is your "true love" then you are lying to yourself.  Stay Honest with yourself, stay honest with your partner(s) and that love couldn't be any more real.

Feb. 28th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Priorities

What quality do you think is most important in a significant other?
a functioning brain

Feb. 26th, 2009

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A Big Push

This Project has been long past due, it needs to be done, and I'm doing it.
12 week planCollapse )

Feb. 9th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Half a Glass

Do you consider yourself an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?


All three imply that I have expectations of the universe. If anything that could be said is true, it's that one cannot expect anything from reality.

Jan. 15th, 2009

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gear shopping, poverty, frustration & enlightment

Early December, courtney and I decided to it'd be best to be frugal in 2009. We were committed to this notion even more so when I lost my job at Pizza slut do to (of all things) tardiness. in two weeks I became employed again (at a mcdonalds)

Well it didn't last that long really, I've spent a LOT of money on gear this year by our standards, and I plan on spending $150 a month from this point on in music equipment.

There is a 4x12" guitar amp cabinet at the local music shop that has sat there for a year, and the price has dropped to $150. It's from a brand name that nobody knows about: "sonic". The owner didn't have any amp heads in stock so Mark (the owner of the shop) and I jerry rigged it to a Peavey combo amp (100W that wasn't that great sounding to begin with). This cabinet turns out to be BEEFY. I mean like medium rare, juices only coming out when it's tender solids are being so softly squeezed. It made the peavey sound 100x better. when I get the cash I'm so getting it.

Dave finally coughed up the cash to buy his computer. If the UPS guy gets there by Two, I'm assembling it, if not I'm just going to make sure all the parts are there since I go to work at Five in which case I'll set it up friday morning.
This is extremely awesome. Once up and running, we can collaborate more often on music and he can get the practice he needs to write more stuff. He still needs a studio sound card. I think I might get him this which according to musicians friend is literally the next best thing to what I have (M-audio 1010lt delta)

I've discovered that my cheap ass Epiphone sounds really good in drop B (google it bitches)

also I win at Foccacia

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