January 15th, 2010

5 days. 5 songs. (The complete documentation of February 1-5)

Welcome to this blog roll where we will attempt to document 5 days, recording one song per day starting February 1st.  We will be recording again with Dan Hannon in Atlanta GA. Our hope to provide you with a way to see inside the creative mind of a musical artist when creating new music.  We will be uploading videos, pictures, and song outtakes from the studio and writing the story down in this blog every day.  We will also be using twitter to keep you updated on a more instant basis.  Welcome to this exciting time for us and we are glad that you have joined us.

We’ll talk soon…

December 23rd, 2009

Commitment – Life is a mind trip.

#76 (The Way She See’s It) – A qoute from a coffee drinker printed on a coffee cup.
“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.” Anne Morris
I read this over 3 years ago on a coffee cup and copied it on some paper so that I wouldn’t forget it…I just found that piece of paper today. This quote moves me – as a son, as a brother, as a man, as a husband, and now as a father. I’m noticing that certain things in this life (i.e. marriage, kids, family, mortgage, and maybe even death…) have developed haunted ghost stories that make them seem terrifying, inciting fear in our minds. But now that I’m married, have a baby and own a house I have seen into the inside. I should feel like I’m in over my head but I don’t. You have to wake up and choose to love your life and all the details whether you venture out or stay inside. I’m beginning to love the hard parts of my life the same as I have loved the easy parts. No matter what you do, life is a mind trip. The trick is to invest in things that enrich your heart.

December 23rd, 2009

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby Lyrics

I know everyone in my generation has most of this song memorized and every time we hear the beginning of “Under Pressure”  we first think for a split second that it’s Vanilla Ice!  Sad huh?  We’ll I was having dinner at a friends house and a discrepancy came up about what he says right after “Something, grabs a hold of me tightly, flow like a ________ daily and nightly”.  I said that it was harpoon but they wouldn’t believe me because it didn’t make any sense so we pulled up the lyrics on his i-phone and it turns out I was right and that actually none of it makes sense! Haha

The literal lyrics are unbelievably funny and a little strange.  You have to read it.  And I have to admit that as much as I like “Under Pressure”, every now and then I wish that it actually would be “Ice Ice baby”.  Come on, you know you want to sing along!

Tim

//CLICK TO READ THE LYRICS//

December 3rd, 2009

Thanksgiving

I so love Thanksgiving… actually I love any holiday that gets family together.  I have a blast with my family and with my wife’s family.  There were a lot of games that were had and a few games of Shang Hai that I forced myself to finish, but we had fun.  We made fun of each other and laughed with each other.  I am very thankful for both of my families.  Now we get to do it all again for Christmas, which is one of my favorite holidays.