Friday, March 27, 2009

Careless Whispers...

There is a cover of this song, it's done by a band called Seether, and I think it is excellent. Wham originally wrote the song back in the 80's and I can still recall it being on the radio as I'd be driving with my mom. That said, amongst other things it makes me think of my mother. It's funny how as a kid, your parents are almost perceived as non-human, as super beings who transcend emotions, and other daily trappings of life. When you get older though, you realize that your parents are as human as any other human, and I realize that my mom liked that song for the same reason I did, the emotional connection. It was an eye-opening day when I saw my mom, as not just a mother, but a person. I wonder how my kids will see me? Is this just a condition of humanity that endlessly repeats? Anyways if you haven't heard the song, you definitely need to!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kids rule!

I babysat for my aunts friend tonight. Let me tell you, I must have burnt more calories playing, than I do when I exercise! Kids have unreal amounts of energy, I miss that. Plus I was in a bad mood all day ( long story, well boring story actually ), but now I feel great! Kinda makes me wish I had kids. On the other hand, sometimes I can barely afford to feed myself (thanks Obama!) so I guess kids will have to wait. I guess I'd need a woman too, I think they figure into the making kids equation somehow...

Free VST's

This post was inspired by a post I read at KVR-Audio.com. It went to the effect of someone posting asking what the best freeware synth is. This prompted a discussion that went at least 8 pages deep, full of tedious responses, and some flaming. So I checked out some of the recommendations, others I had tried before. To me, there is a reason that some software is worth paying for; I guess the answer lies in GUI, sound, and reliability. It seems to me that no free synth can boast having all three components. Ultimately as a musician, you have to ask: does this inspire me? I have yet to find a freeware synth where the answer is "yes". Free things can be good, but sometimes they're just a diversion, and ultimately worth what you "paid" for them.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My thoughts on 27 Dresses.

Okay, so "27 Dresses" has been on HBO relentlessly lately. I suppose a more macho man would have ignored it and turned on something else, but I didn't. I'm not sure why, I'm pretty sure Katherine Heigls' beauty plays a big part in it, I can't seem to look away whenever she's on screen.
Okay I guess this next part is going to make me sound burnt out on love, but I don't fully get the premise of this movie. I mean, I understand she's in love with a guy and it didn't work out, but we've all been in love with someone and it didn't work out. However, how bad can her situation be? Her infatuation with one gorgeous guy didn't work out, but there is another gorgeous guy waiting for her, and let's get real; A girl like her has a million gorgeous guys paying attention to her on a regular basis. So my point is, someone like her, or the character she plays anyway, is only single by choice. It is a totally unrealistic portrayal of how it really is being single.