2003-04-09 - 10:49 a.m.
Three chords and the truth
Well, this brief little DLand hiatus was not really intentional. It was caused by my internet connection going Kablooie. I feel so behind. Sweet, sweet internet, you are the electric teat at which I suckle.
Anyhoo, I spent too much time watching CNN. There was like an hour or more on the other day where Wolf Blitzer was hyping up that possible chemical weapons find. It made me pretty crazy, cause as soon as they mentioned agricultural stuff and pesticides I figured the chances of it being a real chemical weapon dropped into the basement. I mean, pesticides are nerve agents. So, while I'm glad they were going through all the right procedures diligently, I think the media needed to just shut the hell up about it for a minute.
But that is neither here nor there. So HeavyG called me up the other day, cause he'd written a song. Or really just the lyrics for a song. And he wanted me to write the music. And I sat down to do it yesterday, and I had one of those moments where things just kind of click. Cause I wrote the song in about five minutes. That could mean that it sucks ass. But I don't think so. I think it's pretty good. If felt right. Anyway, I'll have to play it for him soon and see if it's any good. But it made me feel good.
Music is something that has been coming to me more naturally recently. It's like when you work at something, but you've hit a plateau on the learning curve. And you keep working at it, just because you love it. And then, suddenly, you make this big jump in your skill. I've had it happen before for me and music, and I think it might be happening again. Particularly in song-writing. Cause I've been writing a lot of songs (for me) recently, and I think I'm getting better at it.
All's you really need anyway is three chords and the truth.
Ooh, ooh, I almost forgot to mention it. This Friday Sam Shaber is coming to town. I'm so excited I could bust.