So you want short posts, eh? eh? Well, here you go. This has been the most boring week, like, ever. This morning i was supposed to wake up early and wash cars with my fraternity, and when i found out that the event was cancelled i was actually upset. I intensely looked forward to each day of work, and when i got home (reeking of coffee) the whole world sorta dissolved away to leave me bOred. I usually turn to Shafted in such times of despair, but the scariest ass of all seems to have killed nearly everyone other than MikeCy and JCO (which doesn’t make a big difference). So, in my intense boredom, this morning i created a blogger on my website. For those not in the know, a blogger can turn any two-bit idiot into the owner of the next great e/n site (paradox, anyone?). Blogging allows you to automatically post to any page that you have ftp access to, and it automatically arranges and archives for you. My blogger will be a venu for me to post short musings with no editting or linebreaks allowed at all. Isn’t it hard to picture? So, this short post is being simul-cast to Shafted and my blogger. I’m very excited. Yes, my life is that explicitly boring.
Archives for August 26, 2000
One thing that puzzles me about my aforementioned problem with holding a guitar pick is this: how do other artists do it? One of the main reasons i hold a pick like i do is so that i can mute the strings with the side of my hand. Both ani and peter mulvey have been known to use a pick from time to time and also employ this technique frequently. So, how do they do it??? I’m not referring to any namby-pamby little mute of the string; if you listen to my demo with the bass on your stereo turned up the muting on “world in my hand” and “bridge” will rattle your windows. There must be a happy medium between the idiot way i hold my pick and the awesome thumping mutes i use. >sigh
amesdevil: hello peter darling. hows life?
krisisPM: Life is fair, at best. And not in the sense that it is Fair, but in the sense that it is like a schoolbook’s condition when it is neither Excellent or Good
amesdevil: so, decent.
krisisPM: yes, that word may also apply
Why I love shirley: “Anyway……….to matters at hand! Held a short interview with Rolling Stone this afternoon on the subject of John Lennon. Didn’t feel like I did my subject justice in the slightest. Couldn’t seem to articulate myself clearly for some reason. I guess it’s difficult to put into words something that you perceive viscerally. Know what I mean? I mean….how can you put into words why your heart gravitates towards the soul of one person over another?“
So, i am an awful sloppy bastard guitar player. Really. I took about six lessons and then decided that lessons were a waste because my instructor wasn’t going to tell me what i wanted to know. And as soon as i ditched him, i bought an armload of soft guitar picks so that i wouldn’t break so many strings when attempting to play ani difranco songs. And that all happened three years ago. So, now, while i have a very organically obtained understanding of chord construction and music theory, i have absolutely zero picking skills. To compound the situation, i hold my pick between my first two fingers and my thumb (as opposed to holding it on the side of my index finger like i’m supposed to). So, basically, i don’t play my guitar correctly. And since my guitar is such a piece of shit i’m not entirely sure that i’m improving. Heh. Did i mention that i am an aspiring singer-songwriter? I can’t sing correctly either. And i keep writing the same song over and over again. Remind me why i have my own website again, please? Anyone?