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Yes, it's been quite awhile since I posted in this LJ. I figured now, with a new chapter in my life about to unfold, this was the perfect opportunity.

For the past year, I've been busy, in the wake and subsequent aftermath of a major medical scare involving my mother (she's been fine since then, thank goodness), I've been busy with a lot of creative matters. First and foremost, the release of my first book, Resonant Blue, on my own book imprint. Second, a radio show, The Groove Music Life Radio Show, which debuted last August on ROK Out Radio and has been a consistently listened to program ever since. And thirdly, a band.

After a couple of false starts, I formed a band, ByPolar, with an old friend of mine, George Houseknecht. This happened not long after a band I had been briefly involved with imploded, and I had just started the radio show not long before, figuring that the show would be my main musical outlet while I caught up on writing and looked for the right band.

For several months, I had hoped that ByPolar would be that band. We would work steady, make a little money - maybe get to a point where we could just play music for a living and not have to worry about a day job, if we played our cards right.

Unfortunately, things turned into a very lame game of cards.

Last week, I decided to give my notice. I didn't want to play normal rock and roll covers anymore. I wanted to write and perform original material and maybe - a strong maybe since original material is going to be the priority for me now - maybe do some covers that are much closer to my heart and soul than flogging through most of the stuff ByPolar has been doing for the past few months.

With my LJ newly revived, I'll be detailing both what led to my decision to leave ByPolar, and what I'm going through as I finally move on to making the music I should have been making in the first place.

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30 SONGS IN 30 DAYS MEME, DAY 6

day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere

Prozzak - "Strange Disease"


This song was all over the airwaves when I was visiting Canada in 1999, and with good reason - it's a fucking great pop/rock song on an album (Hot Show) loaded with great pop/rock songs. The follow-up album Saturday People was even better, but stupidly Epic didn't issue it in the States like they did with the first album - which is a same, because I think "Introduction to a Broken Heart" from that album is one of the most perfect pop songs ever and could have ruled the pop charts here.

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year

30 SONGS IN 30 DAYS MEME, DAY 5

day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone

Minimoni - "CRAZY ABOUT YOU"


This song always reminds me of Tara. I posted the lyrics to this on my LJ the day after we consummated our relationship. :)

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year

30 SONGS IN 30 DAY MEME, DAY 4

day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad

Tori Amos - "Winter"
This song always seemed like such a downer to me. I don't know why. I prefer her second album Under the Pink a whole lot more anyways, but having said that, I haven't listened to any of her music in years.</p>

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year

30 SONGS IN 30 DAY MEME, DAY 3

day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy

Morning Musume - Koko ni Iiruzee!

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year

day 01 ★ your favorite song

 


The Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen"

I could cop out a bit and just say the entire Morning Fucking Musume discography, but since at least a few of their songs will probably wind up amongst the choices in this meme, I'm going straight to this lifetime favorite tune, which has gained even more meaning ever since I got Tara to dance with me to it at our wedding! (A month ago today, woot!)

day 01 ★ your favorite song / day 02 ★ your least favorite song / day 03 ★ a song that makes you happy / day 04 ★ a song that makes you sad / day 05 ★ a song that reminds you of someone / day 06 ★ a song that reminds you of somewhere / day 07 ★ a song that reminds you of a certain event / day 08 ★ a song that you know all the words to / day 09 ★ a song that you can dance to / day 10 ★ a song that makes you fall asleep / day 11 ★ a song from your favorite band / day 12 ★ a song from a band you hate / day 13 ★ a song that is a guilty pleasure / day 14 ★ a song that no one would expect you to love / day 15 ★ a song that describes you / day 16 ★ a song that you used to love but now hate / day 17 ★ a song that you hear often on the radio / day 18 ★ a song that you wish you heard on the radio / day 19 ★ a song from your favorite album / day 22 ★ a song that you listen to when you’re sad / day 23 ★ a song that you want to play at your wedding / day 24 ★ a song that you want to play at your funeral / day 25 ★ a song that makes you laugh / day 26 ★ a song that you can play on an instrument / day 27 ★ a song that you wish you could play / day 28 ★ a song that makes you feel guilty / day 29 ★ a song from your childhood / day 30 ★ your favorite song at this time last year

A few catch-up randoms

* This is a bit late in being posted in my end, but Tara and I secured a nice apartment a couple of weeks ago. The rent is quite reasonable and everything but cable, power and phone are included. We've been looking at furniture whenever we can since then.

* I'm still working on my writing (how could I not?). While I work on the novel, I've also taken the plunge into ScriptFrenzy, and I've already got over half the required minimum pages done for it; the source material is a currently-unfinished short story (I already know how the damn story's going to end anyway).

* Day Job has been dull. Bossman is still an idiot.

* Those of you that follow my music blog already know how I feel about the new Morning Musume album. ;) I need to bang a couple more reviews out of the way this week and get ready for my 4th blogging anniversary on the 11th.

* It looks like it's going to be a bastard of an allergy season this year, compared to last year when I got through pretty much unscathed. I had to cave in and get a box of Claritin-D today (something I didn't have to do last year until May) and between you and me, I hate having to go through all the hurdles that state and federal law makes one go through just to get a box of OTC medicine that actually fucking works!

* My uncle Joe, who is going to be my best man at the wedding, is in the hospital right now and has been since last Thursday night, after he'd taken three mini-strokes. Joseph Marsicano is a tough mofo - he still went to work at his office after that first mini-stroke! He rarely if ever gets ill, but when he does... oy vey! He's got an infection of his mitral valve (a seemingly genetic condition amongst his side of the family, as my mother had to have a valve replacement in 2003 and my grandmother [their mother] had one twenty-some years before.) The extent of the treatment isn't entirely known yet - most likely some sort of surgery - but since the rest of his ticker is fine we can all breathe easy a little. Complicating all of this, though, is an infection on his elbow that he's been dealing with for awhile and they need to take care of that first, and the doctors at the hospital were also looking to So, he won't be getting that valve taken care of right away, but it won't kill him and I'm thinking that he might postpone the operation until after my wedding. We shall see.

* Guitar practice: I'm trying not to slack off on the instrument. I kinda switched back to the Dunlop nylon 1mm picks. The Dunlop Jazz III's, which with their sharper pointed tips are great for intricate lead/solo picking, aren't that good for the way I play rhythm because of their smaller size, even though they're thicker and stiffer than the nylon 1mm's. Supposedly Dunlop has a larger variant of the Jazz III which is a more standard pick size, but I haven't located them yet outside of maybe Dunlop's own website.

Writer's Block: News development

What's the first major news event that you remember hearing about as a child? Where did you learn about it? How did it impact your world view?


The moon landing. I was 2.
How many total songs?
28876 items, 80.2 days worth of music

Sort by Song Title - first and last?
"~おはよう~" - Morning Musume
"+-" - Sonic Youth

Sort by Time - first and last?
"Fuck In A" - Gang Green (0:02)
"The copywrong Show" - Negativland (3:01:44)

Sort by Album - first and last?
"☆☆☆ (みつぼし)" - Koharu Kusumi
"8th AL "UNIVERSE"" - Koda Kumi

Top Ten Played Songs:
"女が目立って なぜイケナイ" = Morning Musume
"Fire to Burn" - Ratos De Porão
"Morning Coffee (2002 version)" - Morning Musume
"What's on Your Mind?" - Ace Frehley
"Top Secret" - HANGRY & ANGRY
"Tramp" - Somaya Reece
"泣き出すかもしれないよ" - Morning Musume
"Foxy & Free" - Ace Frehley
"New York Groove" - Ace Frehley
"Fractured Mirror" - Ace Frehley

(Between a forced change in laptops and a more recent iTunes crash, this is a far from true representation of how my listening habits have been over the past years)

Top Ten Recently Played:
"Kanashimi Twilight" - Morning Musume
"Kira Kira Fuyu No Shiny G" - Reina Tanaka
"Koko Ni Iruzee!" - Morning Musume
"Unconditional" - Will Ackerman
"Barbara'S Song" - Will Ackerman
"Hawk Circle" - Will Ackerman
"Pictures" - Will Ackerman
"The Impending Death of the Virgin Spirit" - Will Ackeman
"Anne's Song" - Will Ackerman
"The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" - Will Ackerman

NOT INCLUDING ARTIST NAMES:

Find "sex", how many songs show up? 58

Find "death", how many songs show up? 77

Find "love", how many songs show up? 910

Find "peace". how many songs show up? 45

Find "rock", how many songs show up? 234

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