Sunday, July 28, 2013

That 6th inning might be the ugliest I've ever seen or heard on the radio. 8 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors... haha. The fact that anyone ever talked about this Phillies team as a playoff contender shows that baseball needs to get rid of stupid wild cards. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I don't know if it'll turn into anything resembling a reboot of my old album review site, but I'm totally feeling inspired to write a feature where all my fictional characters take part in a roundtable discussion about the entire Magnetic Fields catalog, since they're a sufficiently obnoxious enough band. I'm fully expecting 69 Love Songs to be complete insanity from the perspective of my turbulent couple Eric and Amy. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Trying to get myself back into recording stuff for the first time in months. It would be nice to kill off that stupid "egotistical lead singer" personality in me that wants to be a one-man studio, because I don't quite have that talent. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last night was definitely one for the dream dictionary, feeling like I was a passenger among totally average people on some sort of weird hybrid of an airplane flight, a space travel mission and an amusement park ride. What notably stood out was the takeoff and the pilot getting scared and aborting the first attempt at the flight. It almost felt like it took place in an alternate universe where limitations of how high up in the atmosphere you can actually go on this sort of ride didn't apply at all. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

52 years old and writing "Insect Hospital", "Circular Karate Chop", "Stuff Is Way" and "Call You Mom". Never change, They Might Be Giants. :)
The lawn mowing vehicle in front of my workplace is in B flat major. *takes notes for Nark and Canen* 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I need a good band name for my ambitious song cycle project, particularly one that would fit with the album titles like Sarcastic Satellite Radio, Mad Caves, Time Warp, I Am An Antisocial Person, Serious Business or Complicated Brain. It could be connected to either the number 6 or 12, various colors (damn you, Dear Hunter for taking The Color Spectrum), the fact that my recorder is a spy machine or how I'm such a procrastinator.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Still amused by one of many "music dork" moments I had hanging out with my friend Emily a couple days ago. I think it was her roommate that mentioned Alucard in conversation, and I immediately asked, "Gentle Giant??" instead of knowing it was referring to Castlevania or Dracula like I was supposed to, and not a King Crimson wannabe song on an underground progressive rock band's debut album from 43 years ago. Haha. 
I just realized there's supposed to be a 19 minute track in the middle of The Knife's Shaking the Habitual album which my unfortunately bought at Best Buy copy does not have. Sure, from what I understand I'm not missing much, and the album seems really padded out as it is, but that really leaves my "Derek the OCD kid" side... unsettled. 
I'm glad it doesn't happen often, because sleep paralysis is really scary. Feeling like I was hearing voices from outside and in the other room and not being able to move - I'm sure a relative of Gary Demon came up with that idea. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm suddenly having this desire to friend musicians / other lost acquaintances from open mics gone by that I have like 20-30 mutual friends in common with. Loretta Allen Syndrome, I think it's called. 
Feeling the urge to work on my Amanda Palmer pastiche "I Wish I Could Hang Out With Jenny Lawson", my indie folk song "The Ballad Of Samuel Mudd", my 40's jazz old timey half step out of tune piano song "Incompetent Father", my stoner metal epic "The Vulture Works With Scissors" that stays on one D minor chord for 40 minutes, and like 146 other songs. Alas, I'm at work. :(
I'm in a very, very Dylan mindset right now. Well, the Physical Illusion variant who's not as much of a political guy or reader, anyway. My brain is just flowing with awesome stuff. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ha, I always have my running joke of everything on my recorder being a time capsule for the 2052 kids, not knowing there was a book called 2052 about the future. Maybe I should have ordered this one on Amazon too. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bracing myself for some upcoming really intense mood swings / wildly varying day ratings. I feel like I can't sleep at all and want to just completely spill my mind out.