Tuesday, August 22, 2006

So tired

Still not able to fire on all pistons; lack of adequate sleep and fatigue from work leaves this writer lethargic and then some.

I'm looking forward to a return to (ab)normalcy within the next week or so. Started working out vocals with Tony today; sounds great, feels great. Natural in who sings what arrangement.

More later; back to watching this.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Flat lines

Been a strenuous last couple of weeks, so I've really not had the time nor the strength to sit and attempt to think coherently enough to write. Nonetheless, the worst of the workload is over and I'm starting to revert back to finding a routine again; a sense of structure, especially in light of having worked for the last 14 days consecutively. Suffice it to say I'm drained, mentally and physically. For once, I can honestly say thank God for the weekend.

No great reportage as far as music goes; we've all been busy beyond words and like myself, everyone is in a work-frenzy.

And so it goes. I'm sure I'll have refuelled in a week or so.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Having been feeling great about everything, it's always an interesting juxtaposition when someone tries to thwart your good vibe-plane. Such as been the case this week; in thinking I was no longer being sucked into bullshit cycles again, I've been pulled unsucessfully, I'm happy to say. Rather than get to that point of overload, I've had the joy and pleasure of smiling right in the faces of those who've attempted this and funnily enough, it seemed to unnerve them.

I don't know how or why, and I probably never will, people have this incessant need to think they're better or higher than you; insecurity is a natural first explanation. Inadequacy or inferiority complexes aside, when you pull these kind of infantile stunts publicly, you only wind up with egg on your face. It's been more fascinating than it has been infuriating. This week, it's kept me on my toes but not mired in aggravation. Have I made it (finally) to the promised land?

On the flipside, the songs just keep flowing. We've got three new ones, aside from "Crystallized"; Mr. D.'s "Dirty Little Secret" and Mr. L.'s "No Longer Do I Need You". Damn, this is good. This is right. And it's envigorating. Add to that, you can get the album here and here.

Need this weekend for some downtime and home stuff; working straight through starting on Monday for 14 days. My local Starbucks and this place will be seeing a lot of me.

R.I.P. Arthur Lee. Another sad moment.