Hooray, music!

•April 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So I like to fancy myself a musician.  I’ve been playing guitar for just about half my life, but I also play drums, bass, and I can sing on a good day.  And I have here a small collection of ideas/works-in-progress that I’d like to share.  Here is the link to them on Myspace.

I know, I know.  Myspace?  Really?  Well, they used to be hosted on a site called GarageBand.com that apparently got bought out or taken over by Myspace or something, and that’s where my music ended up.  How it got tied to my old Myspace account that I haven’t checked in years I have no idea, but whatevs.

http://www.myspace.com/seventeenhours/music

“Desolation Demo” – This is my metal track back when I had the means to record such music.  Just my guitar, my trusty Line 6 POD 2.0 (which I miss oh so much) and my computer.  And recording software.  And Drumkit From Hell.  Fun times.

“There Were Times Demo” – This song.  Hoo boy.  I have plans for this bad boy.  I love the sound I was able to get with my acoustic on this track.  I love the chord progression and melodies.  I hate writer’s block, however, which is why this track is unfinished.

“Avalon Demo” – So, many moons ago when I was a teenager, I had a girlfriend.  No, seriously!  Okay, stop laughing.  STOP.  Thank you.  Anyway, as any childish teenager going through the transition to adulthood and responsibility, I broke up with this girl for the completely wrong reasons.  And I knew that it hurt her something bad.  Hurt me too.  So the lyrics kind of sprang from that experience and I’d had them kicking around since that time.  The music just came from an urge to write something in the key of D.  So I merged the two.  Had my friend Cole sing on this one.  Once the song was done, it was a pretty cathartic experience.  I plan on keeping the song and re-writing the lyrics.  I like the chords and melodies, but the lyrics were written as a teenager to deal with a stupid mistake.  Now that I’m an adult, I have many more stupid mistakes from which to choose from.

“Melancholy Demo” – This is just a short idea I got down to play around with, nothing special.  Just me putzing around with harmonies.  The mix is awful on both clean and electric parts, but I don’t care because I dig it.

And that’s all I’ve got for now.  I’ve got other tunes floating around I’ll get around to posting and blogging about eventually.

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Smoking… I hates you…

•April 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So I tossed my cigarettes into the trash this morning when I got to work.  On a whim, honestly, I hadn’t planned to do it until I got to the dumpster outside the back door and figured, “Screw it, I’m done.”

See, I plan on starting the Couch to 5K program on Monday, which is a running program that is designed to slowly get you from a couch potato to running a 5K.  I have the program printed out and stuck to my fridge.  I plan on getting some running shoes this weekend and even found an app for my phone to track my progress.  So all is set.

But I’ve been a long time smoker, and have tried many, many, many times to quit.  Hoping this time it sticks.

Ah, I see that my build is done, so back to work I must go.  More later, peeps.

From The Ashes, Arise…

•April 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So this used to be my tech blog but that failed horribly.  But I’m making some major life changes, so I thought that I would resurrect this blog and instead of focusing on just technology, it would be about me.  Who I am, what I’m going through, and all things in between.  Expect more soon.