First off, sharing music with others has always been one of my favorite things. It’s always been a kind of self-expression for me – the mere sharing of it. Like, “Hey these songs are cool. I get feelings when I listen to them. Maybe you will too and understand me a little better”. You know? Like that. Playlists are the new mixtapes these days.
With that in mind, I just wanted to announce I will be curating monthly playlists for your (and my) listening enjoyment, to share and document the songs I’m really into that month (via Spotify). You know the jams that really move me, make my head nod, or I just lyrically relate to on an insane level.
I’ll post a new playlist around the 1st of each month and keep adding to it until the month’s over. It’s also almost like a time capsule for me in a way, so I can go back on occasion and know exactly what I was listening to then in case I wanna cross-reference to the present. (I do this more often than you’d think)
I already posted the embedded playlist for August in my Boombox tab, but I’ll also post it below.
Okay. So I looked at the Blog Event Listings, but to my dismay everything seems outdated! Every event I click on looks like it hasn’t been touched since March or even February.
So I searched the “challenges” tag and saw there was a Daily Post photo challenge for today called, “On Top“. Here is my contribution:
I typically use this speaker (along with its right counterpart) for mixing when recording my music. (Have you checked out my latest project yet?) I propped both of them up on spare magazines I had to bring them up to about ear level so I can get a more accurate stereo image. (But for the record, they’re nowhere near perfect. They really should be properly measured and positioned, but I’m a DIY artist doing all my recording and mixing in my bedroom. What do you expect?)
Yes, I know – My blog looks a little less awesome now that I changed around the chic Matala theme. Well it’s still the same theme, it just doesn’t have the cool visual header and title bar.
Just think of it as an rough draft/attempt to personalize my blog a little bit more; Some days aren’t gonna be pretty.
Today is one of those days.
I do like how I incorporated my signature on to the header though. Maybe in the future if I can make it a little bit smaller it would really do the trick. That is my real signature, by the way. I worked that -ish out when I was in middle school, so I’m very proud of it and consider it to be very endearing.
After much trial and error testing out other images and solid colors, I decided on lined notebook paper as my background. Main reason being I feel like my life is an open book right now; The pages are empty and fresh, just waiting to be written on. Roe may know best, but she is still surfing that tidal wave – still figuring out the ever-changing contours. She is focused on bettering herself so she may know “better”.
And that’s all for today. I probably should keep working on my upcoming 24/7 track for the remainder of the night. Listen to the ones I’ve done so far if you have a moment!
I delight in zoning out on the train and letting my thoughts take over the better half of my consciousness. It’s when everything runs most freely – when I’m not in control or required to be social. I’ve been itching to get started on a new project to stretch my creative bounds and just have some fun with songwriting again. Since the beginning of my Song Shop project (which ends in February!), I’ve only very recently started to write songs independently and easily without fallback of project constraints. Before the Song Shop, along with going through a severe writers block and musical crisis, I realized I was getting bored with E Standard tuning. Because of that I’ve now been experimenting in Open D and already have 3 songs under my belt (which may possibly be released in the distant future).
In the 21st century with all this democratization of technology and no restraint on global creative output, I realized I like limits; I like constraints. A project does that; It allows me to work within boundaries. Sometimes creation can get so daunting because there are so many options available, billions of possibilities. And I’m already indecisive as it is, so you can only imagine the anxiety attacks I have at times.
So I’ve come up with a new project concept. Take a look here. I’d love to hear your feedback –