Post 26: What Florence Gave Me

Today, while at work, I decided to listen to the new single from Florence and the Machine’s upcoming sophomore album called “What the Water Gave Me”. While listening to this song I came to the realization of how much she influences me to want to write and perform music. Then I started to realize, I really need to get on promoting myself better. No matter how hard I try it seems like I can’t get myself out there. So it’s time I remove myself from the computer screen and put myself out in the eye of the public. Literally. I don’t know what this means exactly but I will figure it out.

I need some really dedicated fans. Like, really dedicated. I can’t even get people to answer a simple poll. I’m looking at maybe open mic nights, karaoke, something like that. I don’t know. But it will happen and hopefully soon.

Also, while listening, I realized I’m not 100% in LOVE with my music. It’s so simple and quite. I need some punch, some noise, something other than a piano and vocals.

Where this is leading you, is that I’m not going to be releasing an album any time soon. Not until it feels right. I feel like this album is being too rushed even though it’s been almost 3 years coming. I really need to get myself out there before I go spending hundreds of dollars on something that I’m not so in love with.

I will still be releasing the Mental Breakdown EP but the date is going to be pushed back to November 15th. If this dissappoints you, sorry. You should’ve answered my poll (haha! thats a joke. but not really). I need support. And, while yes I have an average of 8-10 blog views a day, no one has even LISTENED to the I’m Unsure single let alone bothered to download it for FREE!

Now don’t worry for I will still regularly blog on my thoughts on tv shows and what not and maybe a stray song release here and there but it’s time for promotion.

I feel like I’m harping on everyone but I’m not trying to, honest. Thank you to absolutely EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has even stumbled upon my blog and taken time out of there day to read it. I just need more to make it in this business.

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Post 25: Why are people so stupid?

I am so dumb founded at how STUPID the contestants of bachelor pad are. It’s just so so so so so so DUMB that people (mainly Kirk as he was the swing vote) don’t understand that if they don’t vote Kermit and Bert (Kasey and Vienna) out now that they are going to win the game! Those two make me want to punt kick small creatures.It astounds me that people don’t realize that they are playing a game and that the excuse of not wanting to upset Kasey is so dumb!

So, now I want to devote a whole paragraph to listing off all the things I hate about Kasey.

  • He sounds like Kermit the Frog
  • When he sings (which he did last night) he sounds like Kermit the Frog impersonating the Back Street Boys.
  • He looks like a toddler with a six pack
  • He acts like a toddler with a six pack
  • He is stupid enough to be with Vienna (the wicked witch of the land)
  • He is stupid enough to think Vienna wants to be with him

That was him singing on the bachelorette, not bachelor pad, but it is still as bad. I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.

Moving on. So, I decided that it is time to get people involved with this blog because I want to be sure that people are actually reading it. Ya know? To do this, I’m going to create a poll! Yay!!!

Don’t forget to check out my new single “I’m Unsure” from the album and from the Mental Breakdown EP! It’s out on Bandcamp right now for FREE! Plus, when you download it, you’ll get all sorts of goodies!

Tomorrow night on Big Brother 13, the veto will be played and I’m so excited to see who wins and what will happen with the nominations! Also, Thursday is a DOUBLE EVICTION night.

For the past 9 seasons that I’ve seen of this show, it never seems to fail that my favorite person goes home. so my fingers are crossed that my favorite (Danielle, Kalia, or Jordan) doesn’t go bye bye. If you ask me, Rachel needs so go home. But she needed to go home 7 weeks ago.

Have a nice night, guys! I’ll talk you you all later!

Post 24

So it’s Monday once again. Woo! Not. But hey, you get to listen to another one of my songs!!! Woo! For real!

Today marks the release of the second single from my first album “Hit the Low” as well as the EP “Mental Breakdown” which comes out in September.

Now, what was released as the single is the shorter, 3 minute single version. This is not the version that will appear on the EP or the album. There are 3 versions of the song. One being the final version. The second being the quieter, more raw version. The third and final being the single version. Which is a shorter cut of the raw, second version. So, either way. Enjoy.

Like I said earlier, with the full download of the whole single, you will get a digital lyric booklet and a new addition… a FREE extra song. BUT only if you download the album! So don’t miss out!

I’ll be back tomorrow with all the tv gossip and thoughts that I have!

AND! Check out the lyrics section for the lyrics for the song “Man”.

Post 23: I’m Unsure Single

On Monday, the single of I’m Unsure is going to be released in preparation for the Mental Breakdown EP. I’m going to merge the Wallflower demo single into this so the single will contain 2 tracks for free. It will also include a digital lyric page.

 So it’s been awhile since I posted anything anything so it’s time for a catch-up that will be full of spoilers for Big Brother 13. So don’t go any further if you haven’t seen this weeks episodes.

Ding Dong Brenden’s Dead!!!! Again. Thank god. The mere sight of Brenden and Rachel make me want to kick something. They are so extremly not smart. Yes, they may both be going for their PhD’s but that doesnt necessarily mean you are a smart person. Oh well. Now we have to go through Rachel with new found confidence. I hope to god that she doesn’t HoH.

September brings the premiers of a lot of new shows and great, returning shows like Parenthood, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, and The Middle! I cannot wait. The show I’m really interested to see though is New Girl with Zooey Deschanel. She is AMAZING. I also can’t wait to watch Terra Nova. It looks really good. Hopefully other people will want to watch it as well b/c it seems like it could do really well.

Another thing I wanted to share with you was a new band that I happened upon while working the other day and thought I’d check ’em out. It turns out they are really good AND the hail from Minneapolis! HEY HEY HEY! (that’s where I’m located). They are called Lookbook and you can listen to one of their songs below: (I am particularily fond of Yesterday’s Company)

Another thing you’ll notice if you direct your attention to the top of the screen, I’ve “streamlined” aka made it easier, to find what you are looking for. I’ve added a new page as well which, once I get to it, will give you the meaning to all the songs I’ve written and maybe… clear up some questions… because Shadow isnt about watching someone die and not helping them. I promise.

So, I’ll be back to you on monday to remind you of the release of the I’m Unsure single!!!

Post 22: Mental Breakdown

Instead of being released as a single, “I’m Unure” is going to be released in an EP called “Mental Breakdown” which will feature 5 songs. The front and back covers are below.

The EP will be released September 16 and will (again) feature 5 songs which are all demo’s that were recorded using Mixcraft a long time ago despite “I’m Unsure” and “Untitled”. I just wrote and recorded “Untitled” today.

When you download the EP which is FREE it’ll come with a digital lyric booklet and an alternate mix of “I’m Unsure” and possibly one extra, hidden track. Possibly. ;D

Moving directions into the complete frustration that is Bachelor Pad 2. I wanted to punch Casey in the nose, not that it would change his voice (he sounds like Kermit the Frog). Who died and made him think he was the ugliest sounding god? All I can say is that he will get his in the end, he and his wicked witch with a b of a girlfriend Vienna.

UUURRRGGGHHH! And then all the idiots in the game didnt vote out Vienna when they had a perfect chance. Plus the stupid game cheated in manipulating the game in order to keep the drama (Jake and Casey) around for yet another week. Since the first season, the game has been the men vote out one woman and the women have voted out one man. But in order to keep Jake (who was inevitably going home) in the game, they decided that instead, TWO women would be voted off this week. Can you say BS?

With Gia quitting, only one was left to go home which was Jackie of all people, one of the smallest threats and the girlfriend of Ames. Ames was so struck by love that he decided to ride off into the sunset (or rather night) with his true love which most likely made every woman in America cry. Bleh.

On some more, sad news. Husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong, Russell Armstrong was found dead in his home last night. The couple were just recently divorced and he had hung himself. He had one daughter with the reality star and two children from a previous marraige. My thoughts are with his family in such a devestating time and I wish you all well.

Unfortunatly it seems like everytime I post something, we are all giving our thoughts and prayers to someone who has passed but really, everyday, someone who is important in someones lives passes and it is them and their family who should be in our hearts. So, to everyone who is hurting today, may you find peace later on and know that the person you lost is in a better place.

Goodnight, all. Talk to you later.

Post 21

First, I’d like to start off this post to remember the five lives who were lost at the Indiana State Fair when a stage collapsed. All of my thoughts go out to the families of those lives that were lost.

Second, I’d like to say R.I.P to Phoebe the family fish. She passed away presumably last night. She lived a good, three year long life, which for a fish is extremely long. She will be missed.

Third, on a lighter note, Danielle (from Big Brother) made possibly on of the stupidest (or smartest, I have to figure that out) moves of the game by not nominating Brendan and/or Rachel for eviction. We’ll see how this one turns out but for now I’m not happy about it. Hopefully Brenden and Rachel will actually do something smart for themselves and keep true on their word with Danielle.

And tonight brings the 2nd episode of the ever-so-classy Bachelor Pad. Personally, I’m routing for Erica Rose. Vienna is a heartless, spineless, manipulative, evil, demon creature that looks like Bert from Sesame Street. You can see the resemblance below (just add a uni-brow to Vienna):

Next on the list of things to cover is the second single release. Since the album isn’t going to come out until (most likely) early 2012, I’ve decided to release a second single which is (my favorite song off the album) “I’m Unsure”. The song diverts from the piano ballad type of music that I do and is roughly recorded, a way that I want it. That single will be put up on bandcamp on September 13th. Album art to come soon. I have, so far, two covers made up so I might have people get involved and vote for the cover they want to see for the single.

I feel like there needs to be another cat picture to sign me off for the day (or next couple days, whenever I get to another post).

Also, youtube won’t let me put this on my blog but this song is STUNNING. Check it out. Enya- Only Time

The Big 20: Youtube Anyone?

So to further my social media/ online exposure, I created a youtube account. You can visit that here if you’d like. SPREAD THE WORD!

So today I started “The Jungle” and I’m not so much as impressed as I am interested to see where this goes, and anyone who’s wondering, I got the “Blink” problem worked out.

Tonight brings the Sunday edition of Big Brother 13 and much to my dismay, Brenden is back in the house. Yes. Brenden. Rachael. Gag. Me. America sucks. Ya know, I would understand if Big Brother had given all four of the evictees a chance to get back in the house but the fact that America voted Brenden to compete against Lawon of all people. I just slap my forehead and shake my head.

Sorry to those who don’t watch Big Brother and have no clue what I am talking about.

Here is the video that is on youtube:

Also, this song is AH-MAZING! I love it. It’s called Infinity Guitars by Sleigh Bells. Yes.

Have a nice night, and (I can’t believe I haven’t addressed this yet) but please keep the horn of Africa (Somalia and Kenya) in your thoughts. For those who don’t know, they are going through a serious drought and have a major lack of food and the government (aka sick bastards) is attempting to block aide from other countries. Again, please keep them in your thoughts and, if you prey, prayers.