Monday, November 29, 2010

the one after the first..

hey everyone. well, i thought i would enter another entry, hopefully it is something that brightens up your mind on these gloomy, cold days here in minnesota. today was my first day of classes for the week, and overall it was pretty good.  nothing too hectic, pretty relaxed day.  i put up an ad the other day on craigslist as a bassist looking for an alternative band, and today i received a call.  the call was from a guitarist who plays in a group called Vaudeville. they are local, but really have a good reputation.  they have recorded quite a few albums (check iTunes) and recorded in Nashville.  they also have played with bands such as forever the sickest kids, meat puppets, and we the kings. they have a really good sound, lead singer chris has a strong but not too over-powering voice. they do a good RATM cover (killing in the name of) and a great "rendition" of Closer by NIN.  when i saw they did some NIN, i was pretty much hooked.  i would compare them to have a broad range of sound, everything from NIN to Muse.  i have a bass audition thursday in minneapolis and am so fucking excited i can't stand myself.  i might add a second bass to my setup, and today on craigslist (so helpful) i found a Fender Aerodyne jazz bass for $350.  that bass normally runs at $800 new.  great deal in my opinion.  so that is a little of what is going on. i am kind of sad, mainly because i am not going to be spending a night in new richmond.  i am use to being there on school nights, but i should probably sleep in the place i am paying to live at. haha sounds funny when you see it staring back at you on a computer screen.  anyways, i want to start something on this blog and that is a "song of the entry".  i will post a song i think you guys should check out, and if it doesn't fit your mood just turn it off.  that is all i have for this entry. take care

just a small look inside the mind of another city kid.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

~ze first entree (no food what-so-ever)

well apparently this is my first entry on blogger, anna convinced me to create a blog so i went forward with the idea.  other than having some time off from school (i go to McNally Smith in st paul) thanks to the wonderful holiday "Thanksgiving" (hey i finally capitalized something! shit..i did capitalize my school name...but not the city name. harsh feelings? i think not) I haven't been up to a whole lot. just spending time with great people and discovering all the music i can, as well as listening to older stuff.  i have really been into a lot Fall Out Boy because pete wentz is by far one of the finest lyricists of this generation.  he fits so well with the younger crowd, as well as (gotta quit using that combination of words) people like me who have been fans since the "early days".  very deep lyrics, but also sarcastic lines make up for very interesting songs.  also, their sound is great. it goes so many ways, but to me its very soothing and almost a poor attempt at sentimental bliss.  i can remember the first time i heard Fall Out Boy (so worth capitalizing) I thought to myself "fuck. i want to do that" so i called up my uncle mark and he got me my first bass guitar. from there, it has been a crazy much music learned, good memories with friends, and just the simple experience of joy in the most pure sense.  i am really enjoying Fall Out Boy lately, mainly Take This To Your Grave.  also, i have been into Iron & Wine.  wonderful solo musician from texas is who the group consists of and the sounds are very relaxing.  i showed my mother the song 'fever dream' when i was down for thanksgiving, and she was hooked immediately.  they are a wonderful group, i highly suggest taking a listen to any of their tracks.  right now, i am kind of just playing solo acoustic shows and am in the hunt for a pop punk group looking for a bass player.  the thing i love about that music is the scene it has and the energy the shows provide.  it really is a cool thing to be a part of, and i really want to get into it.  besides my music, i have been spending a lot of time with my great girlfriend anna. it has really been an amazing experience moving up to st.paul and being closer to her & her family.  i have great times over in western wisconsin.  as a matter of fact, today we woke up and i did something i have never done before.  we went to a tree farm and picked out a christmas tree.  even though i do not permanently live here, i'm pretty damn close.  so i will be able to soak in that pine smell for days and days and days.  that was a really fun thing to do.  and if you are reading anna's blog, you most likely have heard (read) something similar to my story, but what the hell two times never hurt anyone.  tonight we are going to see Due Date with Robert Downey jr. and Zach Galifinakis (most likely spelled something wrong and now that i think about it, why do i even mention who is starring in the film? everyone has seen the trailers, people know about the film, why did i take an un-necassary step forward in describing something so un needed?) anyways...i think this is enough for you to read for my first entry. i will update it next time i feel necessary.
just another look inside the mind of another city kid.