I was going to buy the 4 ticket deal, so it was 27 dollars per ticket, right? Well guess what? That isn’t available anymore. so it’s 34.50 per ticket. and on top of that, NOW it’s saying “Our ticketing system is unavailable due to routine maintenance.”
1. Do you still wear girl's pants?
2. Why does your background look so good, but so greasy?
3. Guess who saw your dad and sister at Hyvee today?
4. Where do you live and stuff?
5. When is your next show?
1. My final answer: No.
2. Because I made it that way, god damnit!
3. Nobody because they never go to hyvee? Why the hell were they at hyvee?
4. …you know where I live.
5. I don’t know. that’s how unprofessional I am. I’ll let the world know when I know, though I promise.
1. Frito Pie, or Frito DIE?
2. Let's say you were at Cape Canaveral, Florida last week witnessing the launch of STS-135, the last Space Shuttle mission. You're waiting anxiously for the launch to begin, when suddenly, the countdown clock stops at 31 seconds. An official-looking person wearing a NASA badge approaches you and says, "One of the astronauts just caught Martian Fever and we need a replacement. You're obviously a talented guitarist, will you help us?" The question is: Do you go, fulfilling your dream of going to space, or do you stay, knowing that, with your lack of training, you would probably destroy the Shuttle, killing you and your fellow crew members?
3. Black or White?
4. Favorite brand of guitar stings?
5. When's the last time you had an apple?
1) what are you listening to RIGHT now?
2) If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be, what would your name be, and what would you do all day?
3) why is your background still the greasy pizza? there is so much better pizza out there
4) What is your favorite movie quote?
5) wanna hang out?
1)dills chuckles + balance and composure
3) Because I made the pizza and I DO WHAT I WANT
4) “If you could fight anyone, who would you fight?” "I’d fight ghandi." I don’t know. I don’t care. I like the breakfast club, and fight club.
Regardless, the show tonight was awesome. I never listened extensively to Zechs Marquis, Map Regardless, the show tonight was awesome. I never listened extensively to Zechs Marquis, Maps and Atlases, or RX Bandits, but I still really enjoyed the show. We only got to catch the last two songs of Zechs Marquis set, but what I heard I really liked. Maps and Atlases played kind of an interesting set. It seemed kind of disjointed, but songs would flow into each other really well at the same time. RX Bandits tore it apart. They right the line between emotion and technicality surprisingly well. People were really rowdy though. I mean, I’ve definitely seen worse, but compared to the previous two sets, it was rough. Before the last fourth of their set, the vocalist told the drunk guys to tone it down or leave, and they actually listened, surprisingly. After that everything was really, really nice and the vibe in the room was way better.
Pretty sure you've always wanted to see me naked.. Well.. I'm feeling pretty adventurous today so go to datelink3[dot]com (switch [dot] with .) then sign up and find my profile under the username 'lolsummer69'. I hid my face in the pictures. but I want you to guess who I am and then hit me up on Facebook lol. Good luck.
This was recorded with one overhead mic for the drums, and a shure SM-57 mic-ed to a marshall mg-15 watt solid state practice amp. (yeah, get at me) I’m pretty damn proud of those guitar tones, but the drums needed to be recorded at a lower volume (mic was picking up too much). but otherwise, once I have two overheads running, I think it’ll have a much cleaner/ more stereo sound. This was done in 20 minutes, in the recording program Reaper. Some EQ and compression was added to the drums. Really, I just need Ian dobyns and a better room than a rectangular storage room that doubles as my bedroom.
I have the coolest, most talented band mates. Ian, you’re such a god damn boss. You just own that drum set. You are going to look like the biggest badass when your new kit is done. Greg just looks and sounds beautiful always. One of my favorite performers of all time. Cliff is a dancy groovy mother fucker. Tapping your feet, being the best bassist ever. God damnit. you’re awwesome. Evan, being the most solid badass guitarist ever. You’re awesome. I can’t wait for amp to be done and for you to get more effects.
I haven’t felt creative in so long. I fucking hate it. I hate not being to finish anything I start. I hate not being able to even start anything anymore.
I have a feeling I’m going to start writing songs like a mother fucker once school starts. and I’m not going to have time to put them down. so frustrating. This summer has felt so wasted.
I really just want to enjoy myself. I miss being out late at night. Summer night air is the best air. I don’t get enough of it. but there’s nothing to really do. It’s hard to convince people to do what I want I guess. maybe I’m a bad salesman.
I went to my grandparents house today for the first time in over a year.
I know this means nothing to you, but it’s fucking weird as balls to me. I went by myself. Totally by myself. I felt like someone died or something. I had never taken that drive on my own. I don’t know. I guess it felt like the end of an era. Knowing I will never ride in the car with my parents to that house ever again, ever, and then going by myself because that’s just how it is. I don’t know. it feels so weird. Everything is wrong, but nothing has changed.
Mapping drums, even with a midi pad, fucking sucks. I am so sick of it. It’s the most anti-creative thing you can do musically and there is absolutely nothing good about it unless you live in an apartment and have no choice. Maybe it’s because I didn’t splurge and get a super nice midi pad, but seriously it’s just so hard to even stay on time, and for that matter even think of better beats than you would if you just spent the time to map it out. I don’t know. I guess I’m disappointed in myself for not being able to utilize it well. I’m really afraid the same thing is going to happen when all of these microphones pop up at my house and I start recording real drums. I haven’t had a drumset at my house for a long time. I fucking suck now. I was at least competent enough to play and not sound like I was COMPLETELY fucking around. Now I freeze up and don’t know what drums to hit. There’s no comfort. Then I’m afraid the recording sound isn’t going to sound good or something. It’s like being all dressed up with no where to go. What’s the point of having a tux that doesn’t fit? What’s the point of wearing a tie you can’t pull off? I don’t know. I’m just really discouraged. Hopefully these mics sound as good as I’m hoping. that’ll make me feel better, even if I can’t play drums worth a shit. I’m no fucking drummer. That’s what Ian dobyns is for.
-I’ve decided to just take a break from facebook/social networks-
The Mercury Program is fucking awesome.
I want to put together the tracks in Session I. Half way done, I just need to finish the rest but I need to have ian’s computer to do so.
I want to record greg’s vocals/the tambourine track. (it’s fucking essential.) (the tambourine track I mean.)
I want my midi pad to come in the mail. and my overhead mics and my SM57.
I want my drumset back so I can hear how those mics sound. but that’s not really that important to me right now. if I had a cymbal and a floor tom I’d be content. (actually. I have both of those things. hmm.)
1-my best friends are… The author and the illustrator 2- What I hate most about myself… Selfishness/Inconsiderate/lack of motivation 3- What I love most about myself…my ability to gain musical knowledge like a god damn elephant. I never forget. (except for actual music theory. Give me a book on recording, or let me read a biography about a band, I’ll tell it all back to you. Music theory? I can’t do shit with that.) 4- What I’m really good at…playing guitar. that’s it. 5- What I’m really bad at…playing guitar. and communicating. 6- Biggest turn ons…good music taste, no make up, and having better good qualities than me. 7- Biggest turn offs…Make up, Shitty music taste, being a shitty person to anyone unless they deserve it. 8- What I want to be when I get older…Rockstar. if not that, recording engineer/producer. 9- My relationship with my sibling(s)…difficult because I’m a 16 year old boy who loves the band isis and she is 6 years old and loves justin beiber. the thing is, is that she is smart enough to know she isn’t going to like him when she is older. she straight up told me that. She is so weird. So much potential, but she is such a fucking girl. 10- My relationship with my parents… in the summer, is non-existent. In the school year, is either super shitty or awesome. 11- My idea of a perfect date…seeing explosions in the sky and eating at a really nice pizza place. Nice as in, delicious. it can be dirty in the restaurant. 12- My biggest pet peeves…people without any fucking purpose. 13- A description of the boy/girl I like…brown hair. Hot butt. Coolest girl on the planet. 14- A description of the person I dislike the most…tall, shitty brown hair, terrible smile, no intelligence, no leg hair, faggy, annoying, immature, lowlife deadbeat, 8 year old. Fucking Die Already. Smoke yourself to death, and crash in the car on the way home from the Bassnecter show, you fucking Loser. 15- A reason I’ve lied to a friend…so I could tell them the truth at a better time later. 16- Where I have lived before… Colorado Springs, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit. 17- A description of the family I want to have when I’m older…Samantha, a brown haired boy, a brown haired girl, a cat or two. 18- What my greatest achievements are…The release of Session I (once it happens), winning 2nd at the granada battle of the bands, the music written in Session II. 19- What I hate the most about school…the lengthy hours and the homework. 20- How my last kiss when down…nicely, like smooth dark chocolate syrup. 21- Most embarrassing moment…I was on tour, and I was playing a show when I slammed my leg into the drum riser trying to jump onto it, leaving the bruise the size of a pineapple on my thigh. 22- What my last text message says…”What kind of ritz? And I’m really sorry. that sounds awful” 23- What words upset me the most…Unhappy. Whatever. Asshole. 24- What words make me feel the best about myself…When people say nice things about my band’s music. 25- A description of my self-esteem…all the same. Neutral. w/e. 26- A description of my best friend…the best drummer I’ve ever heard. 27- The reason behind my last break up…Well, she cheated on me. but I knew it needed to end. I had better things to be doing and I finally got sick of my life and the person I had been for the past 3 years. 28- My favourite songs right now…the weatherbox christpuncher EP thing. Jimi hendrix. Dirtnap. Annuals. (bands. fuck off.) 29- A wish that I’ve wished for repeatedly on 11:11…the future. 30- An internal conflict I have with myself…to do what I want for selfish reasons or do things for other people I care about. Petty. I really suck. 31- The meanest thing anyone has ever said to me…my mom has said some shitty things to me. I don’t know. I can’t think of anything. 32- The sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me…Sam is really nice to me.
After recording Session I and seeing how successful the sounds have been, I am really really wanting to kick it into high gear and be able to do that and more on our own as a band, DIY style. Truthfully, I don’t need anymore guitar gear. I’m absolutely beyond set. For years. Anything else I get after this, is purely for my own want or as replacement, but I really don’t see a reason to get anything new other than a new tube screamer and a volume pedal. Both of which are completely unnecessary for me right now. Or a fender twin. but that’s just ridiculous.
Anyways, so I’ve been purchasing recording equipment with my past few paychecks and what not, and I’m just really excited. I got some 99 dollar overhead condenser mics for drums that should be 140+, and I got a nice little guitar mic stand for like 25, and this cool midi pad for 40 that should be 90! the next 100 or so I will spend on mic stands and cables and clips. After that, I’ll actually get the 8 track USB mic unit that will put me down about 300. Finally, buy a shure sm57 microphone. Maybe buy another sennheiser e609s after that.
I want to go to school for audio engineering. I want to spend my time other than author/illustrator, recording my band’s music, other bands music, and my own music. Line 6 digital bullshit and electronic drums aren’t going to help me any.
also, I’m done with Apple Logic. Pro Tools, Here I come. (but until then, Reaper will do me fine.)