|Some ocean or other
||[Dec. 17th, 2003|01:36 pm]
I finally talked with Tanny, my badass guitarist, yesterday. He's back from London! But we won't get to see each other until January, since he'll be spending break by some ocean or other. I can't wait to start playing again. I know it's entirely implausible, but if I had my way, I would kidnap him and Stew away from here when I got done with school, and we would go to Chicago and play and record our asses off. I'm so desperate to find like-minded musicians. Or Tanny could graduate early and we could all go to Austin and we'd play at Serendipity and that place where I saw Sean's movie, and Tanny could go to grad school and Stew would find three other bands to play in, and I'd work at iD and by the time I was done I'd have enough money saved and we'd be well practiced enough that we could make an awesome record in, oh, a day, and I would send it to my multitudinous industry contacts, and...yep.
Instead, I'm sitting here with damp hair trailing over my shoulders, wrapped in a towel, listening to water trickle through the radiator and trying to decide whether I need to study for my last final tomorrow.
Not if I kidnap Stew first for my own personal delusions of musical grandeur.
Hey, who you callin' delusional?
My Stew. Miiiiiiine. Hee hee.
Riiight. Who's already in a band with him? Mine mine mine mine mine!!!
I propose a package deal: I play pretty good bass (in guitar lessons, I learned how to walk bass lines as well) and you may want a player. Take me along and we'll talk Stew into it.
Or not. I just think it would be fun.
The trouble with that idea is that I think bass together with the way I play the piano is rather redundant.
Also, the reason I like playing with Tanny is that we have a similar songwriting and performing aesthetic, and because he really wants to play songs I write or songs we write together, and because his songwriting pace matches mine. And despite all those things, it was STILL sometimes tough for us to write songs together.
I may be an egotistical, overly ambitious asshole, but I've decided that I want to be the primary songwriter in my band, if I have a band. And, you know, correct me if I'm wrong on this, but personally, I think you would rather not play my songs all the time, especially not if you have to play the bass, and especially not if I write new ones as rarely as I do. I think that it would be kinda crappy for someone like you, because you're primarily a guitarist and you write new stuff frequently. Not to say that it wouldn't also be crappy for Stew, but hey, that's why this is, as of yet, just a fantasy. And now I am going to stop blabbing about my friends before I say something I regret.
You could basically put me in the same category as Stew: we'd both be playing in other bands along with yours because we just write and play all the damn time. I've been in bands before I started writing, and I don't mind not being a primary writer. It's actually quite liberating in a sense.
I probably wouldn't get bored playing on your songs because:
1) I like them.
2) I'd find an approach that didn't match your left hand movements. That'd be a nice musical challenge.
Like you said, a fantasy. And I'll leave it be there.
Word. Welcome back to Tanny! =)
Speaking of kidnapping, I'm going to kidnap YOU, but I need to know when to show up. I figured I might be able to show up Thursday night, and help celebrate the end of finals, and stay the night on your floor.
Hey, I just emailed you a few minutes ago.
Tomorrow night sounds fine. Just let me know when you're going to arrive so I can hide your Christmas present.
hi. I'm new and uninformed. what kind of music do you play?
or is that answered by your username?
Sort of. =) I'm a singer/songwriter and "rockstarling" is a play on the title of one of my songs. My website
might do a better job of answering your question, though!
I've liked what I've heard so far.
Have any CDs for sale, or just the compilations?
and I'm always in awe of those who have both artistic talent (and music is an art, obviously) and geekiness (i.e. the computer science major, and I use that term in the utmost respect, as that was my major, although I lacked the inspiration and drive to be a real geek, and thus have been unsuccessful in pursueing it as a profession. but I'm rambling)
Man, I wish we had a CD for sale, but we don't. When we do it, I want to do it right, and so far we just haven't had the time (or money) to do it right, what with school and all. At least we've got the songs.
And at the moment, I don't have plans to pursue CS as a profession. I'm just an amateur geek. =)