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All is Quiet on the Northern Front

Hrm, strangely, I feel that I’ve had this title for a journal topic before. Anyways, It seems like everyone’s been getting into the journal writing business. I guess it’s a way to express ourselves, and to let others know how we’re feeling. All I have to say is, I WAS SECOND!!!! lol. The first person I knew with an online journal was Joe from SFSU’s AACF, unfortunately, I haven’t been checking his entries at all, but you may want to check out http://www.frogslife.net some time, as I’m sure it’s still a great site for reading what’s on Joe’s mind, and he just has so much to talk about all the time!! goodness gracious.

Well, I’m trying to find some old old old school weird Chris Tomlin visiting the campus of Texas A&M along with Exit 10, cuz the harmonies that Candi Pearson did were just awesome! ahhhh. Anyways, just trying to listen to some stuff tonight. Maybe I’ll get inspired to do a certain song on the CD.

Oh yeah, a friend asked me about that MercyMe song “I Can Only Imagine.” It’s a really good song, but I dont’ think I would want to put it on the cd. I dont’ have the voice to do that one, and I wouldn’t want to ruin such a good song. She just suggested that I’d do it for worship sometime though, so I may. =)

current mood: thankful
current music: All in All – 722

Weekend Update, Thundercats! Oooooohh, I’m Lion-O!!

Well it’s been a lil while since I’ve updated. The CD project is coming along. Still doing most of the guitar work for the project, and haven’t gotten around to doing the vocals yet. Still aiming for the April 1st release date, hehe.

We got a drum set in our house now. Nate came down last weekend and dropped it off. All the guys in the house (well Derek, Ricky, and I) have been playing with it, and trying to learn. I went out and got some Hot Rod drum sticks for it, cuz I like them a lot, though they’re getting abused a lil. The drum set will help for the recording, whooo. I don’t have to lug my computer to my church anymore.

I got a new CD this week at Berean. It’s from this group called Relient K, and they’re cool! haha, they’re kinda punk music, but I actually like it. Try to find them on the internet, I haven’t looked for their website yet, but if I do see it, I’ll post it on here. They have one song (track 10, on “The Anatomy of the Tounge and Cheek”) where they sing about Thundercats. Any group that sings about Thundercats or any other of my childhood cartoons is cool (Like Chris Rice’s Cartoons song! whoooo!!!)

Still looking for a Live Journal key for Lisa. My buddy Nick was gonna see if he gave his out already, I guess he did though, since he hasn’t gotten back to me. Oh well.

Stopped by Tim’s house today too. Hung out with him and talked for a little while. They’re in the middle of writing songs for their new cd, and should start production for that either within this semester or come summer time (after Tim buys his guitar probably, hah).

Two More Songs Done!

Well I finished up two songs tonight. Well…then again, “finished” is a term used lightly. As the bass, electric, drums, etc, parts aren’t done on it yet (as well as the vocals too, doh). The two songs I did tonight were “We Are Hungry” and “Pour Out My Heart.”

Now the neat thing about these two songs are this, I decided to extend them a lil, by doing something for each song. For “We Are Hungry” I had a whole section in the middle for kinda whatever I wanted to sing. May it be for the Chorus1, a few times more, or the Chorus2 (We lift our holy hands up, we want to see You). Then as I was re-listening to it, and tweaking the end, I found that it was the same chords as “Make a Joyful Noise/I Will Not Be Silent” by David Crowder, and I decided to put that in there towards the end, then end with Chorus2. So yes, to make a long story short, I through in the Chorus of “Make a Joyful Noise” into it, for fun, and cuz it fits just really well.

Now for the other song, I noticed it was in a 6/8 beat/measure. Meaning that there’s 6 beats per measure. It’s kind of a swaying thing going on. Anyways, the song has a part that goes “In the safety of this place” with the chords being Am7, G, C. Well it’s the same chords of the one part in “All Who Are Thirsty” where it goes “As deep cries out to deep”, so I kept going on the “In the safety of this place” a gazillion (yes a gazillion..try to figure out how many that is! hah!) times, and then started singing “As deep cries out to deep, as deep cries out to deep, as deep cries out to deep, we sing Come Lord Jesus, Come” ala the chorus of “All Who Are Thirsty”. I played through the rest of that song as well, but I’m not sure if I’ll keep all of that, may just leave part of it (the part of the first time through the chorus).

Yes, so those are my recording woes. It probably took about…an hour and a half (1:30 minutes) to finish all that, as well as work on some editing and double guitar parts on some tracks. But it sounds good…though the beat went off a lil on “Pour Out My Heart/All Who Are Thirsty”. Well until next time, this is Randy, signing off…

current mood: accomplished

Work Work Work

Wow, what a busy day yesterday and today. We’re busy doing returns about the whole story, because of Christmas. Whatever didn’t sell, we’re trying to sell back to the company that we ordered it from (which is kinda neat, thought they would just make us store it till next year, lol). Anyways, since I’m now in the music department, I was busy doing a bunch of Christmas returns. We filled up a WHOLE WHOLE big cart, and it was probably atleast 3000 cds that we’re returning to 8 different companies. The biggest return was Avalon’s Christmas album, “Joy”. We’re returning 441 of those CDs. And I had to peel off every single Berean UPC sticker from them. Luckily, by that time, Sandy (one of the Office Associates) gave me a “Scraper” which has a edge that you can peel things off, or scrap them off. Too bad I didn’t have that earlier when I was doing all the rest of the Christmas CDs and my nail started peeling up, EWWW.

A few new worshp CDs are in the store now, but aren’t that great.

I’m wanting to do a few more songs in the next couple of days, probably will be doing “Here I Am to Worship”, as well as “Pour Out My Heart” and ” We Are Hungry”.

I need a program that will find out BPM, or Beats per Minute, so if you know of one, let me know, ASAP! Thanks!

Recording Ways

Well the recording is nicely on it’s way. I did the guitar tracks for “Our Love is Loud” though it’s not one of the original songs I picked, I do really like the song, and may include it with this AACF CD (if it doesn’t go on there, it definately will go on my own cd, hehehe). I figured out the chords a few nights ago when 722 did it in it’s entirety for their Christmas service.

722’s Christmas service was awesome! my goodness. Never heard Christmas carols sound so good!!! really! If you haven’t listened to it yet, browse by www.722.net and click on the Past Messages. Click on the last one for this “season”.

I bought a web cam two nights ago. It’s not on a lot, unless I’m on yahoo messenger. I don’t really like yahoo messenger, except that it can use a web cam, so I’m hoping that AOL will get their acts together and make something where you can use a web cam sorta how yahoo has it. Maybe they’ll someday browse upon this page and read about it. =)

current mood: accomplished
current music: artist – God of Wrath – David Crowder