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Synchronize —

I picked up my bass for the first time in a little while. I ignored everything around me and just played for a few minutes. I was able to get lost in the melodies/loops I was playing fairly quickly this time. I realized that for having been away from playing for a while the purpose […]

Cigarette Girl (Studio) —

Me on bass with The Terrorists (Justin Sweet on Drums, Travis Brunetti on vox+guitar). You know at first I thought the main riff for this was cheesy, but it grew on me after we practiced it. Still one of my favorites that we played. I love the live versions even better, Travis normally used a […]

Mudvayne – Mercy, Severity —

Mudvayne are genius musicians. Hidden in the hardcore math-metal progressions and guttural screams is an intricately composed symphony with accompanying lyrics. Absolutely amazing work in my opinion. Lyrics: We’ve come here from so far away I can save you if you leave it all behind This suffering’s been far too long Would you take a […]

Bleed —

Prick the veinbleed It’s all the samebleed Keep it comingI’m not bluffingTell me all you are When I cameIt was all the feels You’re the sameYou don’t know what’s real Keep it comingI’m not bluffingTell me all you are Keep it comingI’m not bluffingTell me all I am All I amAll I am

Retrograde —

Pull me inI’m getting lostIn my pathI’m in retrograde Let it sink inAll that’s possibleDo the mathWe’re not in dismay I’m falling behindAnd you’re not blindPlease help me… I’ve been tryingBut you’ve been lyingSplashes on the street You’ll return once againThe sun will shine, my friend 2 4 6 8 10

One Way Mirror —

You say you don’t want toBut you shove words in my faceC’mon baby why don’t youPut me in my place I see through youCuz you can’t see yourselfThis one way mirrorMust be hell You say you’re a healerBut you reek of toxicityI’m past the manipulationAll your hypocritical empties I see through youCuz you can’t see […]

People Are Funny —

I’ve learned that people who attempt desperately to convince me of a quality about themselves is simply a (categorically futile) attempt to convince themselves. It’s like their own inner conflict of self identity – what their actual reality and position in life is vs. what they see themselves as ideally… the mask of ‘ideal’ is […]

Broken Record —

A broken record // Says nothing new // Skips back and forth // I’m wasting my time // This broken record // Is nothing new // Flips back and forth // I’m sorry it’s mine // Cut the power // Tables won’t stop turning // Break the shower // These seasons keep churning // Wilt […]

Collective Consciousness —

Some days I feel like the collective consciousness has immense power. Like the stories you hear about large group meditation causing measurable decreases in crime of that particular area. I feel like when large national/world events (I’m looking at you, Democratic debates) seemingly cause even those who aren’t paying attention (me) to be in a […]

She Came Home With Music —

She came home yesterday with a bag full of CDs and records. We joke that since getting a turntable and CD player, we’re going to go broke buying used CDs and records (it’s becoming an addiction)… If we do, at least we’ll have music. We will be happy. And that’s all that matters.

Pizza In-Utero —

Just now I realized the oven rack we had our pizza on was too high (heh). I opened the oven quickly, slid the oven rack forward and caught the pizza stone as it slid. I put the pizza on the stove and moved the rack down a space. I took the pizza stone and pizza […]

Self Image —

Some people spend their whole lives attempting to define who they are as a person. I’ve come to the realization that ‘who I am’ is in a constant state of flux. To attempt to define something that is always changing is not only pointless and counter-productive but harmful. What if I have future doubts about […]

Family —

There’s a point in family development where the children grow up and should be treated as adults by their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.. the authority of “elder” must evaporate and mutual respect must be given, as equals. If this shift does not happen and the (now adult) children are continuously treated as inferior, non-authoritative […]