Friday, March 27, 2009

Finished my damned song

I finished my song but I'm not happy about it. Perhaps it's good that I don't attempt to make a living off music. It's hard to be a perfectionist when you're not good enough to be a perfectionist.

On Randy's recommendation I quickly mixed what I had which was a complete song crappy as it was. I haven't decided if I'm going to post it or not. I probably will because it's not like I haven't posted shitty Graham songs before. I'll make sure it goes up with Randy's well recorded song.

We've started a new tune and I will get this one done within the time allotted. One month is all I've got to get over myself. It's good practice though so I can start working on my own songs. Yes, I have some. Those that know me know I have a hard time listening to myself which makes it tough to record myself. As soon as I hear my voice I want to hurl. Thankfully I have a loving wife that is too wonderful to tell me how much I suck.

30 days from now I'll have another failed cover to put up against my brother's well done cover. He's got the gift. I'm still saving up to buy some talent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My dog rules

Our dog is pretty cool. She can be a real pain in the ass but who isn't. Here she is enjoying her comfy bed.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Case of the Mondays

Even though it's not really Monday yet I still feel the pressure of the pending work week.

It's getting so every weekend results in countless disasters that I get to spend the next week resolving. New procedures have also forced me to start doing my month end stuff a week earlier than I normally would.

In unrelated news. I need to exercise, eat better and regularly, and probably get a better night's sleep. I should also get some music in there too. I'll probably finish getting the final tweaks done to my laptop so I can do my recording on it. That way I can go to a quiet part of the house and not disturb the wife while I try to sing. And yes Randy, I will finish the song.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March Madness. Feel it!

Another year where my bracket goes to shit. I have terrible luck. That's all i want to say about that.

The wife went to a wedding shower today though those involved in the upcoming wedding are probably still convinced that they're eloping even though everybody knows and their families will most likely be there for their destination wedding. Where was I? Oh yes. Wife gone.

I got my buns up this morning at the crack of 10:30am which was nice. I did my morning routine then took the wife's car to get the oil changed then I got a haircut because I looked lame. I sprayed bug poison around the house to keep the inevitable influx of bugs that are sure to come from making their way inside the house. It's one of the fun things I get to do as a homeowner. There I go rambling again.

I took Jill to the shower and headed home to be enjoy having the house all to myself. Upon arrival I popped myself a beer and began enjoying my day. I played guitar really loudly, watched college basketball and finished my beer. Jill came home a few hours later and having the house all to myself was over. It was a pretty good day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Back in business

The Craptop died for the last time this week and the wife allowed me to cash in my big purchase this year and I bought a cheap laptop. It's actually better than I thought it would be. I hope I get 8 years out of this one.

I've been slacking on finishing my song of course because I have to over think everything. I'll probably play with a few more guitar tracks before I settle on one. The more I work on something the more I hate it so it's probably better I just get this done and not think about it. The organ track isn't filling in for bass as well as I thought it would so I'm just going to adjust my guitar so it sounds like one and play those parts as well. I hate programming. Randy got his done a month or so ago. His is and most likely will be better than mine no matter what I do and I'm sure he's picking a song that is completely unplayable for me.

I'm going to try to get off my duff tomorrow after work and clean house in case family comes to visit on Saturday. I don't have a whole lot to do but I'd rather not do it on Saturday since I want to get a haircut and finish my song.