tropical_hermit (tropical_hermit) wrote,

hey lj! :)

it's been forever since i've blogged. ! and even though, i don't have oodles of time, at the moment, i think it's the time to put a little love into lj.

so much has been going on... adrian started his own small business making/selling little boats, fixing small craft, engine maintenance, etc. i have been working on two albums that are almost ready to release- a spoken word album and a new age/instrumental one. i'm at the point where i'm about to do the art for the covers et al and then it's done. the only thing i'd like to do is purchase a nice bass drum mic and add those tracks to all of the songs. i'm just not satisfied with my current kick sound.

on some crappier news... i purchased an amazing guitar from ebay seagull s6 + cw with fishman electronics and didn't have the money to get it set up until yesterday. well... turns out the guitar has a bowed neck. how i didn't notice that (i will be kicking myself for a LONG time) i don't know... it's unfixable. i can't play it the way it is, i thought the action was just ridiculous but the guy had done that to the action to make it playable with a bowed neck. he must've kept it in a humidified room in some jacked up position for years. the kicker... he left christian tablature in the case when he shipped it. that ain't real christian to sell a f*cked up guitar, Sir. nope. that's not what Jesus would do... i don't think anyway. so, my options there are kinda limited. the 600 dollar guitar goes to 75 very quickly. i'm going to try and trade it out in a pawn shop i don't frequent. i can't sell it to another person but i can trade in a pawn shop, that way the person who would buy it from them can SEE the bow before they buy it.

sucks because i bought it do my folk cd. which... ain't gonna be made anytime soon until i can get a quality acoustic to use. my ovation just doesn't produce the sound i'd like to hear on a folk album. i'm trying REAL hard to vibe a free/afforable larrivee. i'd appreciate any thoughts anyone could spare to help vibe that up too! just a moment to think, 'free/afforable larrivee with electronics to kelly'. and my chances will spiral! :) thanks if you do!

the weather is cold. but, i don't think i should complain about that seeing as though most of everyone else is MUCH colder. so... here's to spring wishes! :D

i'm searching for a new used car again. which... is so UNfun. it'd be soooo much more fun to shop for a NEW new car, you know? less slime involved... well, maybe the same amount of slime but the ride is so much better!

oh. ! i got a gig playing at the artwalk for a art show in april. it happened RIGHT after i finished telling my friend that i wasn't going to be playing out because i wanted to focus on finishing the albums and getting them out, etc. ironic. my friend called and offered me the gig and it's a paying gig... how can i turn that down? but then... i realized, i'z got a LOT o practicing to do! 'cuz it doesn't pay much and if i ask others to play with me i have to share the money and i'm taking the night off of work to do it... actually, loosing money but i'd sooooooooooo much rather play music than go to work. who wouldn't? i'm thinking i'm going to utilize the line 6 and the looper so i can get a plethora of sounds. the only issue is the looper doesn't have multiple patches so changing up the dynamics is more limited but who knows... maybe by then i'll scrape up the money for a boss rc 50 or i'll borrow my buddy's rc 20 and i'll use 2 of those. that would definitely work.

this is why i don't blog so much anymore... it kind of turns into me thinking out loud instead of reflecting and analyzing or sharing, explaining, etc.

lately... i bore me.

gotta go to work!
much love! :D
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