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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In a Brave New World...

...probably one of the best songs on the Iron Maiden CD that I thought would rock a lot harder than it actually did. 

However, being graduated and no longer, as I've been constantly saying, a lowly college student, is quite odd. Also, I don't have a full-time job, which makes this even more awkward. I have something that I haven't had for a long time, full days off. I'm having difficulty getting motivated to do anything. I've been sitting around, watching The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Band of Brothers. No good. 

I have been working on my flawed guitar technique. Unfortunately my old teacher was right, practice makes permanent. I've been playing the way I play for as long as I've learned. It took me forever to learn to play the D chord correctly, after I learned it the wrong way. I have to re-teach myself some of the basics. It is ridiculously hard. To keep learning new things and to learn them right, I've been learning vocal melodies and the like to try my new technique out on. So far it's slow goings, but I know it takes patience, and if I'm going to be teaching students I need to do things right. 

Oh well, so it goes.

Boom goes the dynamite.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Switching on the Lights when they're already on

Have you ever switched on the lights in a room after they're already turned on? I did that twice today, it was weird.

Anyways, it's coming down to the final wire here. For real. Less than two weeks from now, I will be graduated and moved into to my first non-college apartment with my girlfriend. Ch ch ch changes. All good no doubt though. I'm getting nervous about a Physics final...cummulative. Basically if I bomb it, I will not graduate. Ugh. 

But in the realm of projects, I just need to sit down with some organic instruments and be done with the LEGO music. I love what I have so far, but there is only so much one can do with MIDI on a computer without an actual keyboard. Also, almost done with the write-up for the live sound set-up. Once again, just need to sit down at home and draw up some crap on "paint," which Macs apparently do not have.

Speaking of live sound, next sunday I will be recording a very large jazz ensemble, all on my own. I haven't even been thinking of it that much, but I'm pretty calm about it. I do know what I'm doing, it's just keeping a straight head on when problems come up, and I use my troubleshooting skills. Should be no problem with the right preparation, and I feel like I'm prepared. Ipso Facto, no problem.

About done with my creative writing portfolio. Like all other projects, I just need to sit down, print everything, compile it into a folder, and write my letter of evaluation. 

Almost there, then things get funky, but I'm sure I'll still turn on lights that are already on.