Saturday August 21 2010

DREAM: I jump out of my bed as if I’m waking up. I slip right into my office chair and open up Ableton on my computer. Listening through a smash up of songs I was working on the night before. For some reason it sounds better than yesterday’s listening. I can distinctly hear a rhythmic organ sound pulsing over a backdrop of a big dance beat and beautiful female lead vocals. Switch to a view of some kind of computer game involving four drastically different characters running through a level full of hills and slopes and all kinds of obstacles. One character looks like a white eggplant with a big face, and the others, various vegetables. They don’t seem to be getting hurt and they don’t have life bars, as if it’s the demo screen and their just running through it. I’m watching all of this. I remember thinking how much this reminds me of the Xiu Xiu music video for “Boy Soprano”.

1:30 p.m. waking up.

Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal with Raisins. Toasted Bagel Plain with Butter and Blackberry Jam. Orange Juice.

With Mark at the studio setting up the tracks for me to record.

Lunch at Panera: Tuna Salad Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion. Salt N Vinegar Chips. Mango Oolong Tea.

Reading the newspaper—an article about bed bugs outbreak in offices and homes—an article about salmonella and an egg recall.

MUSICPLAYER show at Club Relevant with Cool Hand Luke, Quiet Science, The Delivery, and The Opening Act.

We seem to have a good response—giving out free stickers—taking in the compliments.

Watching Quiet Science, who takes to a sound similar to The Killers.

Eating Vegetable Lo Mein from the Chinese food that was bought for the bands.

Sitting on a comfy couch and listening to Mark of Cool Hand Luke play the piano and sing. It’s beautiful. Feeling more inspiration to record a piano album. He’s always put off a soothing and humble vibe whenever I see him perform. He’s never lost his faith in God and still has a strong heart to be a “disciple of Jesus”. It’s a sad and nostalgic moment hearing him speak about the timeline of his band, Cool Hand Luke and the digression they’ve taken. After the show, talking with him and sharing tour stories, then Nathan of Quiet Science about his band and how they got where they are now.

Outside with Mike Ebert and Jamie Cheek discussing ideas—filming a year of your life and then adding your own soundtrack to it. Mike used to drive an ice cream truck for a job.

At home, indulging in a bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal.

Tweaking the MUSICPLAYER website and learning more about wordpress.


Eating Edamame and a Powdered Pastry.


Sleep 6 a.m.

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