Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Last of the Ice Cream...

The last of the ice cream…
Do any of you have a significant other that finishes things off for ya? It’s not a big deal really. Really. This is probably the more trivial of issues that couples can have, but let’s linger here for a moment and vent together shall we? It’s important to do that from time to time right? Ok.
I really wanted the ice cream. I really did. Not that I really needed it or anything. It’s the principal.
I refuse to be those people (we all secretly make fun of) that label things in their refrigerators. No. Tape wouldn’t stick to an ice cream pint anyways. Believe me. And I couldn’t justify it either. It’s just ice cream.
I mean… you didn’t really want that soymilk in your coffee right? Nor did you need that last piece of bread for your sandwich. Who really uses two pieces of bread anyways right? Juuuust crazy. And I thought you were totally done with those almonds. You just left them there on the counter! It’s ok, I needed to get tomatoes tomorrow anyways, I’ll just grab some more.
I think the people in the grocery store start placing bets when they see me walking in. By now they know me pretty well and I’m pretty sure they have wagers going. I’m also pretty sure that if I worked at Whole Foods I would have some wagers going with my friends too. I’m pretty sure I would win most of them too. Plus, if I worked at Whole Foods, I wouldn’t have to worry about stupid things like the bottom of the ice cream container.
Does anybody know if they’re hiring in Chicago?
I feel better now ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nashville Musical Scenery

Musical scenery…

The trip down to Nashville was extremely successful and extremely frickin’ fantastic in general!

I ended up having some really solid writing sessions with the people I got together with. The line-up included Greg Barnhill, Megan McCormick, Angela Lauer, and Hunter Davis and Chris Faulk (that was a three-way co-write). I can’t even begin to explain how awesome it was to see the directions each session went. Each person had a very unique style and the blending was cool as hell.

It was kind of like blind dating… lol. Seriously though. I mean, you go into these things with no idea what’s going to come out of it. It could have been a complete wash, or a gold mine J Good thing for me, it was the latter! In a couple of the sessions we would got two full songs written and completed. And in all of them there was a solid start to something that will be finished down the road. I have so many side projects now with these songs I don’t know what to do with myself!

Honestly, it would have been fine if nothing had come out of it. It was just cool to check out the writing scene down there. In Chicago, there isn’t a whole lot of that going on (not that I’m aware of anyways.) I have never come across anyone in Chicago that wanted to just sit around and write songs together… Maybe I’m just not talking to the right people or something! It’s very interesting though, to see the different musical scenery in different towns. They do a lot of co-writing in Nashville… I mean A LOT!!! I thoroughly look forward to going down again. It was truly an inspirational trip…. Fa sho.

I’ll be posting some of the stuff I wrote down there to the myspace this week and next week so stay tuned!