Monday, August 21, 2006


After an hour's commute
30th floor view
The skyline is swathed in smog

Receptionist frowns
Mind deep in concentration
Black six on red seven?

Deconstruction Constructed

Three easy steps:

1) Scan the text for signs of authorial intent.
2) Construct a Platonic ideal for the text based on authorial intent.
3) Examine the text to see how it differs from its ideal.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

You're not stuck, you just do this part-time

Maybe I'm not stuck. Maybe it just takes 500 hours (50 weeks * 10 hours/week) to write and record 250 different parts (12 songs * 3 sections * 7 instruments). If I was a five man band working full time I could have been done in two weeks.

Last night I finished recording the second to last guitar part on the very last song. Almost halfway there (vocals, mix/fix, mastering still to come).