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Friday, March 27, 2009

Keep on keeping on

More things going on. My brother asked me to throw together pieces of a tune that him, his girlfriend and her brother wrote and make it sounds better. So I re-recorded all the parts, sans Erin's vocals, and put in some new parts, and it turned out great. She really liked it apparently and is putting it in her new video for this contest she's winning. Glad I could be a part.

It's been slow goings on the LEGO composition, very little has come out of my efforts since the official start. I'm hesitant to go too rock and roll on it, but it may fit. I need to keep writing, trying different things, even if they're shit. Tomorrow will be a work day for me, try and compose as much as possible. 

Started practicing tuba again this week for my easter gig. Holy cow, haven't played since last 4th of July, and it shows. But I've gained alot back quickly and will be fine for this jesus-loving performance. I have decided to never let it go this long ever again though. It has taken way too much work to get it back. At least bi-yearly, at LEAST.

I got a car this week, so things are headed up in that direction. I now have the ability to transport myself around without being dependent on others. However, the probability of me moving back home after graduation is becoming higher and higher. Trying desperately to find a job still.

Other than that, KG is still on to play fund drive for the radio station, and much attention has been dedicated to that as well. School starts back up monday, and the loss of time is incurred as well. But I'll have the great memories from this last weekend to thrill and drive me. It was fantastic and I couldn't be happier with how it went. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was STILL absolutely fantastic. I will never be sick of going to that place. It is truly a great experience. I thought of applying there, but I'm not sure if I can afford to drive down there and back for an interview for a small position like the ones they're offering. We'll see. But in the mean time, 

keep on keeping on for me.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mad World

So the job interview was a total dud, but up the way we go, onwards and upwards. First rehearsal for King's Gentlemen since we recorded the EP is tonite, with the addition of a new member. I'm a little nervous seeing as we play the radio station's fund drive in a little over a month from now. Hopefully things aren't that rusty. 

I had an idea today during an extremely unnecessarily long orchestra concert. This movement of a piece was soooo long and it was suggested to me that I try and put together an electronic composition for the student composers concert next month. So, I decided it might be hilarious to have a multi-movement piece with the first movement being of normal length, and the second consisting of either one note, or a simple cadence and then be done. This would be so shocking for the audience, I can't wait. I would love it if I didn't have to write anything out and just make it. I'm envisioning one player and a pre-recorded tape part. What the instrument will be is yet to be determined, I'm leaning towards a clean electric guitar with delay, but we'll see. I love how my entire basis for creating this is to mess with the audience and create the shortest movement of a piece EVER. Hilarious.

It appears that I'll be making another pilgrimage to the sacred Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio this spring break. I'm excited to bask in the awesomeness that is the oh so hallowed hall. I'm assuming some quality inspiration will come out of this. 

Job search still on, found a few advertising agencies in Wisconsin I'll be sending my resume into this week, hoping good things come of it.

All for now.
When in doubt, think of Lincoln.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Clutch had it right

Seems like "everything is gonna be alriiight." Just had a meeting about these 2 extra, practical experience based courses I have to take before the end of the semester to make up for a university credit mistake. Turns out it won't be as hard as I thought. I don't have to take off a bunch of work, but will actually be able to get paid for doing some of it. And it looks like I'll receive credit for doing a project that I didn't have time for before. I get to compose new music for a 3 minute long LEGO video that I found online. How cool is that. Pretty fucking cool. So yeah, I have an interview for friday for an Advertising Sales Executive position (they're legit, I checked, rigorously) and I seem to have everything else in order. And it's about damn time. 

Pretty pumped to keep working on the LEGO project, this will also give me the proper motivation to finish it and make it really great. I should've done more independent studies, haha. Oh well, I've gotten some good mileage out of them so far. 

Hopefully I can land a job soon and start to figure out my future too. It is really hard not knowing so many things. Not to mention graduation is about 2 months away, and it is coming fast baby.  No worries, it'll work out.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Long and Short

WELL, I got conned and do not indeed have a job. I made an ass out of myself and am quite humiliated by the entire process.  In essence, the job search is on again, and my free time has quickly fled. Eicheewow.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Boom shakalaka

So I got a job. Nearly no one seems as thrilled as I am. I mean come on, to have a salary, albeit weekly, based job immediately after college? How awesome do I have to be? And no, it's not really what I want to do with my life, but neither is working as a custodian, but I did that too. This has opportunities for advancement, great pay, and it has healthcare, HEALTH CARE! So at the very least, and this is as pessimistic as I'll go at this point, it will build me resume with great sales experience, and I'll have had a salary based job, and I will have made some good money. These are the worst things that could come out of this, and that's if I hate the job. 

Who knows, I could love it, be really good at it and make shit tons of money. Seriously people (family in particular) let me make my own mistakes, if it is indeed one. 

I suppose I should describe the job a little, seeing as I am griping about people hating it. So what I will do is go to businesses who already have AT&T and try to save them money/upgrade their system, add lines, and all that mumbo jumbo. So no, I'm not selling anything, these people already have AT&T and saving them money doesn't even include extra money for me. Commission is based on what they change about their current plan. But I can still save them money and not make jack shit. SO, I travel to cities and save current customers money. Not so bad. One might even call it, doing a good deed. Good karma is coming my way my friends. 

So no, I didn't go to school for this, but yes, I am good with people and enjoy helping them. I also happen to enjoy making good money, as opposed to bad money. 

Like I said, if I hate it that much, I am not one to sit idly and take it. I will quit if I'm that unhappy and find a new job. But seriously, to have a job waiting for me right out of college is awesome, and to have it not be fast food or cheap labor or anything like that is also awesome. This is a legitimate "big boy" job.

And it is not like I'm going to stop writing and recording, seriously, that's what I do, why would I stop. 

No matter how many ways you slice it, I made a good choice, and unless someone offers me a better job (which no one has, at all) I'll be working for 3DK consulting in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin as of late May.

Good for me.