Just to clarify here: I did not write this song about the soap opera. Usually when I say that at shows, there’s at least one person that shouts out “Uh huh, sure dude.” I suppose the believe they’re being funny. In a way, maybe they are. Thus my new response should be: Time to quit your day job and become a comedian!
I got to the blog late today, and so as to not punish someone else with my tardiness, I thought I’d post me instead. Before I get to anything else I have to ask, have you ever gone through periods where you get lathargic? I’m in one of those right now. My enquiring mind is computing why it may have started…
My fastest answer: A laptop computer. I’ve started keeping the damn thing near my bed. So its there when I wake up. This is bad, very bad. I used to wake up, roll off the side of the bed, stumble into the shower and spruce myself up with water to be alive. Since I’ve started placing the laptop on the nightstand. I crack open my eyes, wiggle to the computer drag it on my torso and flip it open. Over the course of an hour or two, I’ll get my fill of news, shuffle around Myspace and see who’s presented themselves for Single of the Day.
Bang! It’s suddenly 11 ish in the morning and I’m still in bed and haven’t eaten or showered. What a waste of time it’s become. Dare I type that it’s akin to a fucking TV. In case you didn’t know, or haven’t read through all the blog posts – I don’t own a TV for the shear fact I don’t want to waste my time. Yet, tick-tock… tick-tock… tick-tock… it’s almost exactly what I’m doing. I’m being somewhat productive. However it’s at the expense of eating breakfast. Despite a recent scientific study that claims breakfast really isn’t the most important meal of the day, I think my lack of energy has to be directly related to my increased time in bed and not eating that meal.
Today marks a change. I pledge to at least get my butt out of bed and showered before I crack the computer open. That way it can at least be done in the kitchen where I’ll be near the food I’d like to have to start my day.
Now, getting back to the song. Personally, this has become to me one of my favorite songs to play live. I’m not sure why. I think it has to do with how this song builds during the course of it. It starts mellow and builds and builds. Eventually it hammers into a shifty solo and scales back down into a bridge that just fires off, especially live. I’ll know when I’m really getting into this song when I feel a surge of adrenaline during the bridge. Its like an electric rush. When that happens I know I’m taking it to a whole other level where the outro choruses are soaring. I’m probably projecting so much at that point that I wouldn’t even need a microphone to sing in a stadium and everyone would still hear me.
When I recently performed at an industry showcase, I was told that its possible I come off as too powerful at that moment. I have to ask: is that really possible? To be too powerful in a performance?
I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do. Obviously I believe you should buy it. Hell buy the whole CD. If its not in a store near you – tell the manager to have the store buyer get on the phone and order it in. Tell them Burnside Distribution is the distributor and you want it. Otherwise, follow the iTunes link and add it to your music collection. As much as I love iTunes – it will be tough for me to sign your MP3 when you see me live. I could sign your iPod (or other MP3 player). I could sign your boobs, or your butt, maybe your forearm, or forehead (if you’re a guy). In any event, I appreciate that you’re hear coming back day after day to find new music. All I ask is that you truly support it by your purchases.