Published 06-13-2009 on my old wordpress blog.

Every single day is filled with the best of things and the worst of things. The hard part is telling which is which.

My neighbor is letting me borrow his fancy backpack for my trip to Europe this summer. I’m thinking about what nice gift I can get him in return.

I was supposed to come home after my friend’s BBQ and just go to sleep after practicing drums for a while. Instead, I practiced drums for an hour (track 9 is killing me, but I have an alternate beat that works…) and then played piano for another hour and a half or so. I was going to go to a show, but the one I volunteered for last night went too late and I’ve been tired all day.

Oh, I volunteered for Noise for the Needy last night at the Throw Me The Statue, Awesome, Velella Velella show. I was psyched to see Velella Velella again, since their particular brand of white people funk/disco is actually pretty fun. Plus, last time I got all grinded up on. No grinding, but I think I have developed a minor crush on Bethany from Velella Velella. I introduced myself while she sat by me at my info table and her merch table, but I didn’t escalate the terror level after that. Otherwise, the evening was dandy and hopefully raised a lot of cash for the charity, Transitional Resources. I don’t think I’m going to do a review for the show. Maybe the next one.

So, back to me. I put some chords to the Unwinnable War lyrics. I recorded about 6 versions of this tonight, messing around with different vocal melodies, but didn’t really find one I liked. I picked this one because the cops went by, sirens blazing, and the microphone picked it up through the open window (you might not be able to hear that, though). I tried out some lower register singing, as well. Why not?

I’m fighting an unwinnable war
against an imaginary foe
for a cause that no one believes in
but I keep on fighting,
keep on dying,
because I don’t know what else to do.

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Keywords: europe, music, noise for the needy, velella velella

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