Paleo, no gluten, no sugar, no nightshades. Oh, and I make music.
Life is a bear
Guys, I’m sorry that I am sometimes using this Tumblr as a therapy session, but I think I am going kind of crazy working on this last song. I’ve tried everything to make it feel complete to me. I’ve strayed from it’s dark dancefloor origins, and tried to go ethereal with it (didn’t work), and now that I’m back musically, I’ve been struggling with adding vocals for a while. I wrote over 10 pages of lyrics for this song (there are probably about 12 different songs in those lyrics). I tend to get overbearing with the lyrics I think (I am “concept heavy” and fall in love with alliteration, assonance and sibilance), so I picked out two lines - yes, TWO lines of the lyrics that I like, and I was content to just use those two for some accents and not go full on crazy with lyrics on this song. But now, with all the things I’ve tried, some stuff is melding together sonically, and there is a line that sounds exactly like “Life is a Bear” when I play all the tracks at once. The two lines I have picked out do not have neither the words “life” nor “bear” in them (nor anything close) and I am starting to think that I am going insane.
My music teacher, after hearing me complain about how long this last 5% of the process is, told me that for any creative process, you need to leave at least 50% of the total time of the project for the last 5%. I believe him!
The new Weird Al videos are making me so happy. I am also very happy because sauerkraut juice exists. Life is just wonderful!
erikonymous said: Thanks! I actually found a few sites that reference that book/NASA study, and they'd pulled lists of non-toxic (for pets) species from there. I have some good ideas now! Plants!
Awesome! I read How to Grow Fresh Air years ago, and really found it useful. I have the same plant you do (dieffenbachia, but I have no cats), and I’ve made SO MANY plants propagating it. Also, I’ve pretty much covered the house with philodendrons, all from one tiny plant from the farmer’s market. Whoops! That won’t work for you, either. Poison to cats & dogs! Sheesh!
Does anyone else love Lukas Moodysson films as much as I do? If so, what is your favorite?
This year we will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary (which means I’m getting a gem encrusted skull for a gift, right?). HOW does my husband NOT know what a chiffonade is? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!
Ugh. I am “stuck” on finishing the last song of our EP. So, I am just studying drum & bass techniques today to clear my mind with something different, but still keep my head in the EDM game. Why is it that the last part of a project is so very hard to finish?! I am procrastinating by going online constantly. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
The good news is that I restarted hardcore SCD today (day 1 of intro diet), AND, we finally chose a band name. I’ve already grabbed the domain, the Tumblr and the Twitter under the new name, and the second I can post something there, I’ll let you guys know.
Progress is being made. Just not FAST ENOUGH!
If I come in here one more time today, yell at me. I have work to do!!!!!