Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Sitting here, in my basement, typing away at my dad's crappy old computer from the nineties, a thought popped into my head.  What if I started my own band?  My life is music, but what am I going to do with that if I don't do music.  I can't play guitar, and I don't play piano very well, but I am a pretty fair drummer... a singer on the other hand is one of the many things that I am not.  So, I start to get up, suddenly all that seems to matter is my brother's drum set from seventh grade.  A sudden natural beam of light floats upon me along with the singing of angels, and smoke machines blow up everywhere...  Back to reality... I take the sticks into my hands, and I softly caress the the cold metal rim of the drum closest to me.  And then I begin, loud noises blasting all over. I hit the drums hard, really hard, getting out all of my aggression, and then the stick slips, and I hit my hand, scream out in pain, and then in my wild rampage up to the ice box, I hit my other hand on a nail sticking out from a coffee table, and I start to bleed wildly.  Screams and curse words can be heard all throughout the house.  ...Is it a sign?  Am I just not cut out for the hardships of being a musician... not only that, but I don't know any other musicians that aren't already in a band... So, my dream is for now, put to rest... along with my left hand and all the blood I lost in that one inch cut... :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Incredibe Still-life of Abigail Author awards:

Best author:
Charlotte Bronte
Runner up: J.D. Salinger

Best Poet:
Emily Dickinson
Runner up:Edgar Allen Poe

Best YA Author:
Stephanie Meyer
Runner up: Sarah Dessen

Emotionally Moving Author:
Harper Lee

Imaginative Author:
Pat Murphy (Wild Girls)
Runner up: Wendy Mass

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More bands to listen to

Band of horses
Bright eyes*****
the dead weather
The features
Iron & wine
Just surrender
The kinks
Passion pit
She & him
The runaways
The smiths
White rabbits
The white stripes
The who
Blue foundation
Manchester orchestra
Mumford and sons

...and singers:
Meaghan smith
Norah jones
Otis redding
Regina spektor
Janis Joplin
Patti smith
Ricky lee jones
Carly Simon
Carole king
Simon& garfunkel

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Awkward Conversation

Teacher: What are you going to do with your life?
Me: Music.
Teacher: Oh, so you are a musician?
Me: No
Teacher: So what are you going to do with your life?
Me: Something
Teacher: What kind of something?
Me: If I knew, then I'd be out there doing it.
Teacher: Don't be smart with me.
Me: You think I'm smart?