I have a gig coming up tomorrow - a private party. I feel special. :)
But, my sister, Briar, will be joining me this time which is super exciting. I love playing with her. The energy we generate together is so human. It's that instant feel good organic emotion that usually only occurs between family. I'll be playing drums (aka my snare) with her on one of her songs. We had a practice today and it went over amazingly - it sounds so great.
I really love being just a musician sometimes. Either being the one playing guitar, drums, accordion, whatever while someone else takes over as the 'front-man'. I can enter my own world and concentrate on just the music. It's different - but extremely refreshing and invigorating. I just have to remember to 'warm up' before I play my snare. I was a little shaky at the beginning of the practice today, but got more comfortable as time wore on.
It was beautiful out today. I can't wait till the summer where I can spend most of my day outside - get some much needed vitamin D. And a tan!! Haha, I'm as white as a ghost.
I've noticed that most musicians share this trait though. Probably due to the fact that they are much too busy practicing and promoting themselves to care whether or not they're 'sun-kissed'. Regardless. I really would like to go one summer where someone doesn't comment on my lack of a tan. :)
Experts say that jumping on a trampoline is one of the many cures for depression. Reason being......how can you seriously be depressed when you are bouncing up and down. I know I can't. Try it. You'll smile. :)
Diddy for the day: I have a betta fish and he's still going strong. I feel bad for the little guy because sometimes forget to feed him...and change his water. On a postive note, when I do change the water, he comes back to life again and swims around like he is a happy fish.
Fact: I used to work at Petsmart.
Fiction: I enjoyed my job.
ps - I found this picture sad. Probably because I feel guilty about denying any type of animal the life of freedom it deserves. And the fish on the right looks identical to my betta.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Today was pretty uneventful. Except for a few exciting things that happened.
1) I went to the grocery store.
2) I read two paragraphs of a book
3) I took a nap
I know, I know! So incredibly awesomely amazing. Don't worry, I know!
On another note, or should I say beat - hehe - I finally practiced my snare drum today. I bought it almost a month ago and it was sitting in the corner of my room for ages. I wasn't really doing much, just trying to start a book - which I wasn't motivated in the least bit to read anyways.
I popped in Katherine Wheatley's newest CD, "Landed" and started playing along. Until of course, I realized how hard it actually is to play with a CD. You can't 'feel' it as well as if you were to play the songs live. I can't really explain it, and if you're not a musician you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference. But there is this groove, this pocket, the way everyone kind of sways to the beat...
Anyways, I gave up after about half an hour. I'm going to try for longer tomorrow.
I would also like to start practicing my accordion again. Haha, there is a lot of stuff I would "like to do".
I watched the movie "Finding Nemo" today with my little sister. It brought back memories of how I used to have a fish tank and used to be an aquarium fanatic. Actually, for a moment, I was even considering getting a tank again - this time saltwater. But, it's incredibly time consuming - and very expensive $$$, and I love my parrot, of whom I will be talking about in posts to come.
Fun diddy for the day: I went to Niagara Falls about two weeks ago and my sister persuaded me to go in a haunted house with her. I almost didn't go in and I cried.
Fact: I don't like scary things.
Fiction: I am a Walrus...Goo goo ga joob.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So I have never officially been a blogger before, and in the past I always felt that they were a bit of a waste of time. However, my opinions and values tend to change from day to day - I'm a very whimsical person - and today I thought, 'I'm going to create a blog!'
After all, I do have thoughts and opinions, and it's nice to voice them. About music, art, books, health, etc. And it's just another way of "meeting me" but not actually meeting me.
So there it is. My explanation for the blogging extravaganza.
I just recently picked up a new CD. The artists in question are 'Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band.' You might have heard of Conor before - he is from the previous titles band 'Bright Eyes'. He was a huge inspiration to me while I was growing up.
I actually thought this CD was they're first, and was a little disappointed when I found out it wasn't. But the music is good regardless. :)
I need to start reading some good books again. Suggestions would be most appreciated.
I like cantaloupes.