I bought a used amp from a Guitar Center in Missouri and I was so scared about buying a used item from Missouri because a. I have no clue what it sounds like or how it looks cosmetically and b. damage may occur to it while it ships. I was so scared that I had a dream that I received my order but inside the box, there was a shitty 10w Crate amp instead of my 30w Peavey.
But, it came in fine. It looks as if it’s owner took care of it well. The knobs feel a bit loose but not so much so that they’ll come off. I’m loving the clean and heavy tones I’m able to get out of it. When i love my tone, my fingers glide up and down the neck. When my tone’s shit, I feel like my guitar neck has dried up and I’m struggling to make a simple bend. It’s nice to finally have a decent amplifier.
About a week ago, my friend asked me what I thought the worst part of a relationship was. His other friends had said honesty so I must assume that they’ve had some pretty shitty relationships or they’re compulsive liars. Of the few relationships I’ve had (or have attempted to have), I find that the worst part is the time period between the moment you know it’s over and the moment it’s officially over.
This week, We Are Scientists released their new album Tv En Francais. The meaning behind the title is quite interesting. All the songs on the album are about relationships that are nearing their end. That moment in time where speaking to your partner feels like you’re watching tv in French. You get the gist of it but you don’t quite understand what’s happening.
Obviously, this is my favorite thing to happen this week and I’ve been listening to it repeatedly trying to figure out how much it means to me and where it lies in We Are Scientists’ catalog.
I think with this album they perfected the We Are Scientists sound. This would definitely be the album I’d use to introduce someone to We Are Scientists. Although Keith Murray has some fine guitar work on this album, it’s not their most musically interesting album. That honor goes to Barbara. But it is their most lyrically interesting one because of the concept behind the songs. In some songs, Keith is the one speaking Francais and in other’s he’s watching tv en francais. But the pain of being near the end of relationship never comes out through his vocals. It’s as if he recorded the songs when the lyrics no longer meant anything to him.
Nonetheless, it’s an enjoyable album and a welcome one. I needed more We Are Scientists songs to learn to play and to get me through my days. Although they’re not my favorite band, they’re the one that I feel the most connection to.
Alright, I’m going to write.
I’m gonna write this story.
Connecting words to make a story.
Right. Write. Okay.
I want to form a Metallica cover band with me on rhythm guitar. The catch is that we only perform songs off of Load, ReLoad, and St. Anger. We’ll even include I Disappear off of the Mission Impossible II soundtrack. We’ll be called Metalliwha?
To tease the audience, mid-way through the set we’ll play the beginning of Master of Puppets but, to their disappointment, the intro will lead into a performance of Metallica’s country song “Mama Said”.
domsmusicandposts said: Do whatever you want. You’re allowed to find powerful people attractive. Tumblr just likes to guilt everyone who’s not cisgendered, straight and a man.
Tumblr just likes to guilt everyone.
My parents are getting ready to give up on The Walking Dead and I’m hoping it happens soon. I was actually going to give up during the second season because it was such a bore but that’s when my parents began to watch. I only kept watching because if they were going to watch, I might as well and that’s also the reasoning behind why I continue to watch.
It’s just become a tired formula with no end in sight. The most fascinating character on the show is dead (although I am fascinated by the story arc of those two little girls). None of the characters are truly interesting and you can only take this premise so far and you can only introduce so many expendable characters. The first episode was one of the greatest episodes of any tv series. It had depth, it had a sense of dread, and in a brilliant moment, it gave a sense of humanity. Unfortunately, the show never reached that high point again.
Personally, I also like to handle a few tv shows at a time and I’m not much of a binge watcher so I can’t knock shows out quickly. So why have my space taken up by a show that’s offering nothing (and quite frankly, exceeds at nothing) when shows like House of Cards and True Detective are out there providing much more stimulating material. Hell, even Girls has more fascinating characters and situations.
I hope the show gives me something to make me want to keep watching before my parents give up but until it does, I’m looking forward to my parents giving up.
Yesterday, I tweeted “Claire Underwood is so sexy…” and I wasn’t sure if I should send it or not.
Tumblr has made me feel guilty for reducing a complex and powerful woman to “sexy”.
So I only turned in two premises for my writing class. The first one was a super-serious-teen-abortion drama. The second one was a buddy comedy about the second coming of Christ. My teacher told me to write the first one because it’s more realistic which I really hate. I loved both stories equally and I had both completely in my head so I was okay with whichever he chose. I could have more fun with the second one though. But I hate that he chose the first one specifically because it was more realistic. Had he said the second premise was weak, I’d be okay with it but it’s a Writing For Media class. Movies, tv, plays, radio. Are they all really realistic?