today's mark's last recording session this winter break. we worked on the clapping song and the riff song (greenback). didn't get to alpha and omega----that'll have to be recorded in norcal. save the day got some more synth parts. sounds really 80s. but no lyrics yet for save the day, so that's another one to be done later.
carmineshappy fucking arbitrarily new year. bierce defines year as "n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments." 2005 will of course be a great year for music because the tonics album is coming out
"what does the new album sound like?"------a better way to listen to an album is to experience the act of putting this album together vicariously by putting yourself into the mind of the artist(s) and what drove them to make what they made. in this particular instance, the album is license to feel miserable that, as a species, we have evolved to realize that we lead miserable and pointless lives, the only meaningful thing left (aside from our extinction) is to express this thought in some art form. and we chose music. hopefully, then you will appreciate the album and feel that it is $12 or howevermuch well spent.
"you depress me" -----no. we depress strings onto frets.
"no one likes an arrogant musician. you've got to respect your fans!" ------just as fans, writers and fanzine writers like to claim "xxxxxxx is the greatest band of all time"......how is it more wrong for the artists themselves to feel the same, especially since the self is the only thing you'll ever get close to understanding. (as morrissey said, quite correctly, "how could anybody possibly know how i feel?...the only one around here who is me is me"). bottom line, if you're an artist you don't give a shit about anyone elses art. and every artist feels the same---that i'm quite sure of.