Friday, October 31, 2008

Surrealist Lyrics

Do you listen to the Flaming Lips?  (I'm late to this party, so if you do, don't make fun of me.)

I've had "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" stuck in my head all day.

Oh, Yoshimi
they don't believe me,
but you won't let those
robots eat me!

I'll write something that cool someday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sorry About the Sound Quality

I'm using a non-video camera to take video.  It's all I have.

Song #2

This Cold Invades My Bones Faster Than You Could Know

Song #1

If Only These Arms Could Reach Across This Empty Space


I don't go to church.  I am the church.
It's not a religion.  It's a relationship.
and more cliches.

Brought to you by the church people that you hate.

Forget all that noise.  I've come up with the best church slogan possible.  Wanna see it?

I know you do.

Paint Logo!

I keep pitching it to our pastor.  At first he was hesitant.  Now he's actually thinking about letting me make t-shirts.

Stymied again


I still can't find my cable.

I'm going to use a different camera tonight.  That way I can get something up here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Things for this Morning

One:  I wrote and filmed If Only These Arms Could Reach Across This Empty Space (the first the 10 word 3 minute songs)yesterday.  Unfortunately, I cannot find the cable that goes with the camera, so I have yet to upload the song to my computer.  Soon enough I'll get it up there.

Two: On this, the first day of my twenty-fifth year, I quit my job.  I told them I'd keep showing up until the project to which I've been assigned for the last year and 4 months is over.  (That should be in about 2 weeks.)

What's next?

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's About Time I Started Using This Space For the Purpose I Had Originally Intended. aka: Post no. 1 - Catharticism (yes I made that word up)

I don't like unnecessary words. (Can't you tell by the title?)  I like to convey my message in as few words as possible.

This is why music is my favorite form of self-expression.  I can place a single thought at the center of 5 minutes of mood music, and make you fully understand the emotion I had when the thought came to me.

I love that.

10 words over 3 minutes and you understand part of my brain.  That doesn't happen with other forms of art.  You would have to study a painting to understand it.  You don't even have to pay attention to music to understand it.

For each of the next 10 days (including today) I am going to write one song that is exactly 3 minutes and contains exactly 10 words.  When I'm done, I'll figure out a way to post the songs (YouTube maybe?) and let you hear what I've done.

Sound fun?

I don't care.  It does to me!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Abs o' Steel

So...who doesn't like prominent abdominal muscles?

Nobody...that's who.

My chair at work looks like this:

It's quite comfy.  You can set it to lean back at whatever angle you want.  It's nice.....too nice.

Today I set it back as far as it will go so I don't get to lean back at all without looking like the laziest of all office employees.  (I may in fact be the laziest of office employees, but I don't want everyone to know it)  It forces me to sit up and hold myself there.

I'll have abs like these in no time:

That's what everyone wants right?

That's what I've heard anyway.