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Dec. 6th, 2008


Writer's Block: Legends of Rock

There are a few concerts that go down in musical history—Altamont, Woodstock, Live Aid, the Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds tour—as legendary experiences. What live show stands as legend in your own experience?

Seriously, you put Hanna Montana with Woodstock? This is as much of an answer you're getting out of me

Nov. 8th, 2008


Courtney made me a cup to hold my pens

I love my fiance so much

Nov. 7th, 2008


one word

It's the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, marking the Marxist overthrow of the Russian government. Karl Marx once wrote that "religion is the opium of the people." What is the new opium of the people?

Nov. 6th, 2008



Last Sunday, All three of us in Left to Question wrote a new song.  This one dave directed (my vocalist) ended up sounding really dark (not in a bad way).  He stopped by today to work on it some more.  We spent a ton of time working on his vocal effects.  neither of us are very versed in each others styles.

today stood out though.  For once things went smoothly because we trusted each other and were unassuming of one another.  I feel that this is all going in the right direction.  now I have to bounce this version off mark.  We've already set aside a spot for him to record his solo.

trust was always something the both of us took for granted.  It feels good to actually have all of us move forward in exploratory creativity

Nov. 1st, 2008


I love my Relationship

me: So all of your melee attackers use thousand needles on flying enemies? (FF12)
courtney: yep, all of the distance attackers just use there weapons
me: they should make a version for 4chan users called NINE THOUSAND needles!
courtney: don't you mean 9000 penises?

Oct. 27th, 2008


Easier and Easier

I bought a guitar to help me write.  I think I might keep it but I have my acoustic too.  But I'm at the point now, where I don't think I need the guitar to help me write.  In fact, it's make it harder because I keep on making two guitar compositions (rhythm & lead).   Seeing that in my cover band I do well for the rhythm section with just one lead guitarist, I'm now working on my sound for Left to Question in a way that gives the music more dimension when compared to your standard amped guitar rock that we've been doing.  The real hard part is figuring out a way to make the songs sound big with just a bass and a lead.  I'm thinking a combination of dynamic filters controlling the fuzz distortion of the bass.  I'll work something groovy out with practice.  I just need to invest the money into a bass effects pedal of some sort.

Also, I think after all this time of frustration and hurt, I think I might finally be developing some emotional intelligence.  I've gone through many stages and phases to get here, but I finally feel like I can be happy when I want to be without losing me cool.  I can now react to most things intelligently and gracefully and it feels good.

The Guardian Says...

The recent wave of Joy Division nostalgia is a strange irony given the brick wall the economy has hit. For it is a nostalgia for a time when art was more intense - and life less opulent. When Control came out last year it coincided with the Frieze art fair and I remember thinking, how weird - all this romanticism about an artist who lived like Vincent van Gogh in contrast to the art of today that's all success, success, success. It's not just Curtis. In the 70s and 80s many of the same talents that now head straight for art galleries would have formed bands. Those bands were real cultural revolutionaries. Their art was soulful and radical. Is the great age of contemporary British culture the time when you could see Siouxie and the Banshees in a dilapidated town hall, or the era when people gawp at Marc Quinn's work in the British Museum?
Art booms during a bust - the Guardian, UK

Oct. 26th, 2008


I'm miffed with Dick


This And this make me disappointed in you Dick. Seriously, how do you expect people to start thinking about things when you insult their thoughts? If you treat others like thoughtless sheep, they will be thoughtless sheep, same rule applies if you to treat them like thinking individuals like yourself.

Oct. 2nd, 2008


Ltq reformation

After a year and a half of stupid B.S., my band Left to Question is finally starting to actually act like a real band. More and more we've been getting songs written and written well. We've started to get a better idea of what we are and what kind of music we're making. Our writting methodology is attaining solidity and our individual visions of identity are becoming one, It's the first band I've been in "officially" (I'm one of the founding members, the other is the vocalist) but the guitarist he "found" has become an essential core member indespensible to this project, he's come a long way from when we met him. It's been a long hard road to even feel excited about what I do, but for the first time in my life I feel that I have something to live for and be truly passionate about.

Before this point, I worked negatively against everything. A part of what formed the original concept of the band was the fact that I saw what everyone else was doing as obvious, simple, and predigested. This was a very negative way to see things but that's actually what brought our vocalist and I together. We both felt the same way. but this was my first band, and I had no real idea of what I was doing. I wanted to do a lot of things and I had no idea where they would go and we ended up not getting a single thing done because of it. Finally all of this and other things tore us all apart.

I started doing my own thing for a bit when I felt like it but there was no real motivation. Eventually last January the opportunity came up to join in a cover band. Originally I was just going to replace the bassist they had because he sucked *shrug*. But instead the rest of the band with the exception of the founding member left due to this and that. He eventually got one of his old drummer friends up and now we do gigs about once a month or so.

I learned so much from them.

not really as in they taught me anything overtly but being around in an easy setting doing it for the fun of it helped me both develop my focus, develop my style, and know how Rock 'n Roll is developed. When my guitarist finally was able to make regular trips up here to jam. Using what I had learned we started writing for Left to Question again. Since then each song has been better than the last, with potential.

What Changed in me is that I've become forward thinking, postively minded, and determined. It could be that I've only developed hubris, but that's always been there.

I'm determined to make this something, I'm determined to be something, I'm determined to make everyone else I meet to do the same. This is my passion, I want nothing more.

Sep. 18th, 2008


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