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May. 25th, 2011 | 11:27 pm

i think i need to have more faith in myself and not expect so much perfection

listened to hymn to promise guitars, thought it sounded pretty good

need to focus on learning the piano parts. then i'll record that.

THEN i will worry about the orchestra recording (namely the samples.)

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Apr. 17th, 2011 | 10:05 pm

tried throwing together a wind thing recording instead of composing notation

learned that

1. quantizing it, or the computer playing it, really does suck the life out of it, and proper samples, and playing it without quantizing it but on time, sounds amazing
2. writing proper music while recording it is impossible because the harmonies and instrumentation are too complex. so i confirmed i need to write it out to make the music itself good, then play it to make the recording good

as much as it pains me not to record/compose, i really just need to focus on playing even more and put aside those dreams of having that song that will make people respect me

i just can't achieve it right now. maybe if someone else played it, but i am not doing that

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Apr. 2nd, 2011 | 12:21 am

so i was right to go the cover route. i am discovering that it is ridiculously hard for me to get "Save Ginny Weasley", the easiest song in the known universe, to sound right. No wonder I can't get my insane neoclassical stuff to sound how I want.

1. if you can't play it, you can't play it
2. if you can't play it, and try to record it, it will sound like shit. no matter how many times you record it.
3. what you think you can play, and what you can actually play, are too different things.
4. the recording does not lie. your brain lies.

ugh....more practice i guess

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Mar. 25th, 2011 | 02:03 am


reviewed hymn to promise guitars and everything else. total suck. so i decided yes i am going to have to do what i was planning and crank out some covers to build my playing and recording skills. the first one i am going to finish is save ginny remake, which i already did the guitars on.


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Feb. 20th, 2011 | 11:34 pm

3 art goals today
1. finish editing old lady manuscript. completed this. spend about 4 hours on it, didn't do anything really thorough. decided it wasn't worth the time. i fixed what she asked me to fix and the rest is up to her.
2. japanese drawing. scanned it and decided i didn't want to keep working on it due to the hole in the eye.
3. laura drawing. started the outline and got it pretty close. it is difficult due to the unique angle of the photo. but it's a good challenge. and there is not a lot of hair in the picture so it should be quicker than the others.

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Feb. 17th, 2011 | 12:52 am

needed a short art goal today as i was at my parents house (mostly kickin peoples asses at starcraft)

decided to listen to hymn to promise tracks and identify what exactly i didn't like about it that needed fixing.

-performance dynamic/expression
-just that flawlessness that brings awe to a mix. i've achieved that with a couple of songs but they were simpler to play. my original idea was to write a cd i could play and i definitely did not do that :(

at this point i do not think another re recording of the song will help much. i need to record easier music (vgmixes, covers) to hone my chops. recording and otherwise. that also just happens to be the type of stuff that people who do not know me will actually care about. so that is a win win anyways.

art goal i am definitely liking. overall productivity is going down due to starcraft and general laziness, but it seems like i am getting more accomplished with a concrete deliverable each day.

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Feb. 15th, 2011 | 10:55 pm

today my goal was to edit the manuscript the old lady gave me. i said i would be professional and edit for grammar type stuff only. however, i came across the same problem, which was that it was just too bad to ignore. so i decided i would give her some suggestions, and then professionally put it back on her plate, asking her if she would be willing to make the changes I suggested before I do any more editing.

which is what i would do if i was an editor at a publishing house and did not have the possibility of rejecting it outright

unless she suddenly grows some writing powers out of the ether though, her book is screwed.

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Feb. 14th, 2011 | 12:09 am

today my goal was to read/edit the manuscript an old lady from the writers group gave me, but it is so bad. she will have to rewrite the whole thing to get it published. i am not sure how to tell her.

i also completed the first draft of my essay on conflict, one goal.

went through all my music files looking for some of the songs i wanted to redo. another goal.

and finally, submitted an old vgmix to ocremix. one more goal. trying to get out there more.

i can't expect to lure people in just with my site. i have to participate in other peoples stuff and draw them in that way. then, if they like my stuff they may visit my site to see what else i have. right now i don't even care. it just proved to me what i really need to be doing and how much work i have to do to have a good enough body of work to present to the world.

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Feb. 12th, 2011 | 01:11 am

today my goal was to re mix healing loyalty, which i did, fixing all of the many issues that were in the recording, and making it sound like sonic youth instead of sonic douche

i am happy

goal setting was a good idea and so was "make a site and put lots of good stuff on it oh wait i don't have lots of good stuff then i will make lots of good stuff"

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Feb. 10th, 2011 | 01:41 am

i would also like to say that i do have a propensity to be arrogant and/or pretentious and that while it is mostly caused by the fact that i am self-absorbed due to only caring about art and being naturally solitary, it is still a good idea to check one's fuckin self and relax

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