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(no subject) [Feb. 19th, 2005|06:48 pm]
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lame band junk and happy love junk [Feb. 18th, 2005|10:39 am]
one_man_bland
[mood |happygoodly]

Last night's show at the Starlight went pretty well. It really makes a tremendous difference to play a show at a venue only a few blocks from where I live. I finally felt relaxed and had a good time. Normally when we play shows, I'm just in constant worry about driving for hours and not getting any sleep for work the next morning. Jackie and I got a little drunk, and had a good time. I really liked the Viking Club. Shame that they're calling it a day.

Tomorrow we are finishing the stupid Knid record *fingers crossed*. It's ridiculous that it's taken this long, but it's SO close to being done now. Let's see:
February 2003 - started writing new songs
October 2003 - "demoed" 5 or 6 songs to send to labels (which we never did do - quite a waste of time)
May 2004 - started recording properly
February 2005 - good lord, we're almost done.

I blame the vocals. We recorded the drums, bass and guitars in a week straight, back in May 2004. Though, after all of it, I think it's pretty worth it. I'm proud of what we've accomplished, but just want to be done with it.

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I have something that I want to scream to every single person that I know, but can't yet. It makes me happier every day just thinking about it. Soon enough, I suppose.
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walk around with a broken leg, and a hundred dollar bill. [Feb. 16th, 2005|08:44 am]
one_man_bland
[mood |tiredwinter]

today is going to be a very long day, i can feel it.

i've started recording a new song, and i'm happier with it than i've been about my music in a while now. tiene mucho potencial.

i wish i had a camera here at work with me. the view behind me (which is a floor to ceiling window) is really nice. the trees look like someone rolled them around in flour.

i want to go back home and lie around and watch tv. winter is overstaying it's welcome, and i'm tired of it.
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no more, please. [Feb. 11th, 2005|03:06 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |stressedshakey]

so sick feeling. shakey, dizzy. very tired and hungry
drove to brantford wednesday night.
drove to toronto last night.
slept 4 hours last night, have to drive to hamilton tonight.
always driving, always sick, always tired.

i really just want a few days in a row of no work, no hour-plus drives, and some time with my girl. that would make my year.
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live journal, live!! (pronounce as you see fit) [Feb. 4th, 2005|05:10 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |bored.]
[music |chattering hyena co-workers]

so, some of our fabled christmas movie-gift-certificate money was finally used. we saw sideways this last tuesday night, and i quite liked it. rather, i quite liked paul giamatti and the character he played.

another movie very well worth watching was one we rented, mean creek. the newest in the line of culkin clones, rory, was really good in it. good old culkins. poor crazy macauley. at least it seems like the rest of the brood turned out normally. they're all really good actors to boot.

we went to a show in town last night with from fiction and the silent film soundtrack. we sat in the room next to the bands and drank beer and talked instead. i very rarely feel like watching bands anymore these days. GETTING OLD AND JADED. it suits me fine. i like being picky about live music now. i like being picky about anything in general now. i used to be so complacent about everything (movies, music, etc). being particular is more pleasing than liking everything.

tip: do not look directly at the sun. it is bright. it is a bright ball of fire that at this point is just an inch below the top of my beautiful office (cubicle) wall. i looked at it because it is pretty, but now there is a glowing blob hovering infront of these words as i type.

things i want (santa, i'm looking at you):
- a new acoustic guitar
- other assorted instruments (banjo, ukelele, keyboards of any shape or size)
- no more debt
- a house
- maybe a nice new pair of pants, for good measure

thank you good night.
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I'm.. Ron Burgundy? [Jan. 20th, 2005|04:13 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |mellowDale Gribble]

Last night's show went really well. We weren't there for long, as playing a show in Toronto on a Wednesday night isn't the most ideal situation when you have to be up at before 6:00 the next morning.

It went surprisingly well, all things considered (acoustic guitar + many loud talking people = easy to get frustrated). I really didn't get frustrated though. I finally understand that all I can do is play my songs and hope that someone is listening. Jackie played two songs with me, and it sounded really great. I'm happy that my lady can be a part of what I do. I'm hoping we sold some CDs. I guess that is the ultimate goal. Really all I want out of it is that a few people listened and cared.

It was nice to see Jeff and Brian and Riz as well. It's good to have some friends even in a far away places. In return for their patronage and good friendship, they received my drink tickets. They seemed happy.

All else is well. Jackie (and to an extent me as well) have been sick all week, so hopefully this weekend we can get some proper rest and betterment. I like resting. And bettermenting.
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Merry Kiss-moose [Dec. 16th, 2004|01:35 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |thoughtfulho ho ho]

Happy Holly-Days to you.
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(no subject) [Dec. 15th, 2004|03:41 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |curioushmm]

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giraffes and divorces [Dec. 9th, 2004|12:51 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |bouncyi want to go home]

this morning, my alarm went off (as it does). i went back to sleep and woke up exactly three minutes later.

in the span of those three minutes, i had the best dream ever.

picture it, if you will:
seated in a kitchen are three giraffes. a mother and father, and on the other side of the table, their son. the mother looks at the father, then they both turn to the son and say "son, we think you should get a divorce".

that was the whole dream. how is it possible for my brain to concoct such a ridiculous and bizarre situation in a mere three minutes? i don't know; but here i am four hours later, still thinking about it.

i wish my waking mind was as imaginative as my sleeping mind.

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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2004|02:41 pm]
one_man_bland
[mood |coldsnowing]

friday i got off work at 2:00 pm. this was a good start to my birthday-day. then once i picked jackie up from work, we got home and i opened gifts from her (pavement dvd, a graphic novel (read: big boy comics), and a nice zip up sweater we picked out at sears). she knows me, and i love her.

friday night party - successful. it was great that almost everyone that said they were coming were able to make it. everyone drank quite a bit, and thankfully most of the repercussions were felt the next morning/afternoon.

(although: jeff and mandy were missed.. maybe next year. jackie and i are determined that they will someday be our real friends, and not just online friends. ps jeff: thank you so much for the song. it was the best birthday song one could hope for (and much better than mine from last year, to you.))

jackie and i ate gradually a number of times throughout the day saturday, relaxing in pajamas and watching the royal tenenbaums, recovering. i wish every weekend could be spent with more time like that. just being happy and lounging. maybe not so much nurturing heavy hangovers, but still...

dinner at my parents saturday night was nice. it was good to visit again. we don't see them very often. everyone is always so very busy. i received nice gifts there as well. cookies from my nana that i can't eat. i miss nana cookies, but my stomach doesn't miss butter and eggs, that's for sure.

the show in brantford was fun. it's always just fun. i think people are bored/sick of our band. kind of dissapointing, but we all know it won't last forever.

i want to buy jackie one million things for christmas. i'm having a hard time deciding what will be best, as i can only afford a few of the one million things. i love her so.

so, thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. it was easily one of the better b-days i've had in a number of years.
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