…I pick the absolute worst possible times to have ideas for songs and riffs hit me.
I’ve got 2 songs down, and another 2-3 in various stages of creation.
I’m hearing wrock lyrics in my head when I’m trying to think of melodies. I cannot guarantee that if these songs ever see the light of day, that they will be wizard rock though.
It’s mostly down tempo, heavy but not totally distorted out music.
I have absolutely no time to work on, or record, any of it.
Which means I’ve probably got some sleepless nights ahead of me.
I haven’t had much time for any free reading over the past few weeks since school started again, but I just read “Eleanor & Park” on my daughter’s very, very strong recommendation.
Wow. Loved it.
After I was done, she was going on and on about how angry the end made her. I had to gently explain (more than once) that realistic outcomes are not always happy endings. Everyone doesn’t always end up together forever. I, for one, loved that the book ended the way it did.
She didn’t agree with me that there were a lot of similarities to “Stargirl” but that’s OK. Kind of weird, but kind of cool to be able to have these discussions with my daughter now.
A couple of times recently I’ve posted or reblogged something in regards to the wizard rock “community”. Particularly in regards to those who are known to have been emotionally abusive, bullies, and allegedly taking money from their fans and giving them nothing in return.
The problem is, after I post it, I feel a tinge of regret. Not about them, because to be quite honest, IDGAF about them. But I do feel badly about the people who get lumped in with them because they made music together and have done nothing wrong (and have distanced themselves), and then I delete the post.
I think it’s because I have a conscience. Something a few of those guys obviously know nothing of. I enjoy being snarky every now and again. But I don’t enjoy being outright mean and spiteful, no matter how justified it might be.
Well HELLO there!
That makes me so happy to know that you heard the cover and enjoyed it! It was far too long ago when you gave me the OK to cover it via our MySpace messages (so that pretty much dates it right there). I finally got around to covering it about a year ago and knowing it has your approval has me breathing a silent sigh of relief.
I hope that you’re considering releasing more music soon, I can’t think of any wrock fans that wouldn’t want to hear more Standing In Line. Especially right now.