Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Well I haven't been writing as much as I thought I would. Maybe the music hasn't been hitting me as much. Also, the fact that my band is still searching for a drummer is bothersome. I just want to get the ball rolling again, and play shows. That's the best part of music in my mind. Getting out there on stage playing your songs for people. Seeing what their reactions are. I know that the songs are good or else I wouldn't want to play them. It's just extra good when someone else acknowledges what a great song is. It's hard to put down what makes a song great, I'd love to hear your opinions on it. I know in my mind, it's mostly the lyrics that make the song what it is. You have to connect with it. It's amazing to me that at an older age I would connect to bands that had songs written in their younger days. But it goes with my point, you are able to relate to the song. If I hear a song about girls and relationships, well that's what I am going through. It's nice to be able to get something going in your life, so you have something to write about. Sure I'll start with just writing some blah idea, but I do like to create it into something more. All of the Okay Death Ray songs may sound like they are about life, and that's because I'm still trying to find my way through life. It's been five years since I've graduated Butler, and I never found a full time teaching position. Music gets me through that stuff. I write about the experience of living. I also was unemployed last year, and really felt like I was able to just live each day. I didn't have to stick to a routine, which was nice. If it weren't for that, I don't think "Baby Making Music" would have been written. I love the idea of picking up and go, hence "hit the pavement" gets put together. I just need some life to happen to me, and it's not been happening. Time to break out of the slump and start writing. Yea a drummer would be nice too.