Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I haven't done a bloggy-wog since my birthday, so I thought I'd update this.

Today, Michael helped me buy trucks and wheels for my skateboard. I'm so excited, it was so much fun skating with him, instead of him watching and me feeling like a noob. Good fun, good fun!

I have not done much/any writing since the little Ukulele song, would love to get that going again soon. Anyone interested in joining me?

Um, have been spending time, and will again, in Sydney with Richard and the college kids, that was a great weekend. :) Went to an Alice in Wonderland themed Ball, and pretty much spent Saturday drinking and being merry!

Oh! And the Bohemian Masquerade Ball in Bathurst. That was oh so much fun!! Had a great time haning out with the travelling performing gypsies, especially loved chatting with Mojo Juju and Frankie Valentine...Divine girls!

I have been kind of down, but at the same time, trying to keep active and doing interesting things to keep me in a positive frame of mind. Such as above. I think as the sun comes out and things start to change with the weather, I'm feeling a bit more colourful and bubbly. I'm trying different things as well, such as the skating and the meeting new people and trying to be as interesting and as interested as I can be. Oh, and my trip is definitely exciting me, still little to no planning, but hey. . . where is the fun and adventure in planning? That's right. And the other side of the lack of planning is because the parents are gone, so I'm having difficulty trying to sit down and plan anything like tickets/insurance/medical stuff and so on. But they will be back soon. :D

I really got a taste for this gypsycore/dirty blues/burlesque stuff at the Masquerade ball. it's just so gritty and dirty and I fucking love it. It's a whole different kind of sexy. I'm quite sick of seeing the whole "sexy" thing being bleached blonde hair, orange make-up, artificial personalities and all the rest of that. In music too. "Sexy" in music is now considered auto-tuned voices and so much editing and producing that you no longer know what you are hearing. So much fucking around with effects and warping and distorting, it's now like musical plastic surgery. But back to the stuff that I'm listening to, it has such energy and such raw instrumentation and such a raw feel, that you can't help but be completely moved by it, to the point where you find yourself irish gigging and jumping off the walls.

siiiiiigh, what a rant. . .

When I get more lyrics and stuff written, I will post it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Somebody Get Me Out Of Here

Hey Guys.

It's my Birthday!! J'ai vingt ans. A little old now. Ugh.

It's been a weird day, but it'll be OK, a few people are coming over shortly to celebrate.

But the main reason I'm blogging is because I have finished (well, added more) to my Ukulele song. I have put in some vocals and I think they really make the song sound full and well, like a song.

And I'd like to take now as an opportunity to apologise for the less than exciting visuals I do for my music. To be honest, I don't really have the resources, patience or need to do anything terribly out there (which is why I remain boring and stick to the one picture deal). Also, because I'm posting songs on youtube, not music videos. So, thats the reason why you don't have a hell of a lot to look at, I'm not trying to be artistic or minimalist or anything, I just can't be bothered making movies.

But enjoy the song, and let me know what you think.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gemima Mills and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

God, I am hating work at the moment. I am treated like shit because they think I treat them like shit, but the only reason I treat them like shit, is because they treat me like shit. You know? One of those vicious cycles. Find the beginning of the circle kind of thing. Now, my main motivation is getting stuff finalised for Canada, ie when I leave and how much money I have. Tickets. Visa. Place to stay. Place to work. It's hard to get motivated about something that feels like it's being dragged away from you. no matter how much I work, I still don't have enough to get me anywhere.

The joys of saving.

I can't believe this feeling though, how raw and harsh it is. The feeling of being stuck, doing what you hate, dealing with those you are growing to hate (the ones who control your living with useless yet seemingly necessary money) for such a long time. And you can't get anywhere because you need the useless and necessary money which slips through your hands like water. I have had enough of this. I am willing. And I will get out of here before it kills me.

I think I nee to add a little light to this, so I have some new glasses. I love them. I'll put up some actual photos later. Photos that aren't the usual dodgy photobooth ones.

Might get some writing done tonight. Seems the go.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Stuff

So, I have followed through with my promise, I have done a tiny bit of recording (I wouldn't call it writing, there was not alot of physical writing done.)

This one is just on Ukulele, it's nothing intense or technically challenging or anything, it's just a nice little 2 minute song.

Please also forgive the less than brilliant quality and messes with the timing, but I suppose it's not supposed to be a perfect song. So, HA.

I'd like to do some more songs similar to this style, laid back and chilled out kind of stuff. And hopefully the next ones will have a bit more movement in them. :)

But yes, for now, this is a bit of a starting point. Well, a re-starting point.