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Thursday, April 02, 2009


Home. Somewhat brain-dead. But happy.
Strawberry Jam is something that I can have some serious praise time about. I'm pretty convinced that the Lord made a pretty good team when he put us together. It's been a couple good years of being friends to bring us to the point where we can actually get together and write songs as a team. Trying to write enough songs for an album in 3 days is an insane feat, for sure, especially without any pre-prepared ideas. It's not just idealistic, it's actually mostly haphazard and not so recommended. In any case, it's exciting, and we're learning more about how to be prepared next time.
"Next time" is a phrase that is filled with so many questions and possibilities that I'm not even going to think about it.
There were some definite blocked moments of staring at blank pages and having absolutely zero ideas. You look at so many scratched-out ideas and the dorky phrases start to sound passable. And then when you've been through so many words and phrases and ideas, you can't tell which ones are good and which ones are bad anymore. Plus, you can't remember if you've already used that idea in a song 2 days ago.
Anyway. Inspired experience. Mostly for the fact that it's so rewarding to be able to start something with inspiration and finish it with grunting. I'm tired...but I think it's going to be worth it.
And I'm off to eat dinner and SLEEP now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time... we should try that, ya know?? Ya know you're a go-with-the-flow Libra when you can still say those words knowing that it's very possible there may not EVER BE A NEXT TIME!

As I write this on your blog, I have just jumped from one school to another, in good ol' Taiwan. Older than Japan, because This is like, the real china! 5000 years of history, and boy can't you feel it in this internet cafe filled with wizards and sages and battling forces.

I am very thankful for the Straberry Jams and the Stems and the likes of you guys, who have made so much diverse material that has been just what I needed for just the right 'sniper shot' witness for just the right person, and I was (honest to the Lord) lying in bed last night trying to fall asleep, when i suddenly thought: "I hope those guys make some more musics soon!!" So keep it going! I'm goign to start visiting that blog you posted of what ya guys'r upta! Love you!


4/03/2009 9:20 PM  

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