There are some interesting people in this world of ours. In the past, I’ve had some kind of faith in the human race but that past was long ago and all that’s left is a rather bitter point of view of the world. I’m not trying to rant to an extreme but something has to come off my chest. I just left a friends promotion party and I over heard a few girls arguing as I was walking out the door. They were mentioning that all three of them just broke up with their boyfriends because he was either not rich enough, not hot enough, or both. The frustration that filled me was almost enough to admit eavesdropping and toss in my opinion; sorry, throw my opinion as hard as I could in their shallow faces. I held my composure, finished putting on my coat and left. Unbelievable notions that some people can live their lives by, absolutely blows my mind. It seems like “good enough”, just isn’t good enough anymore.
I better shape up my game and be a fit, stunning and rich star of some sort but then why the heck would I wanna be with those shallow women anyways? I’m not into fake…
It came and went in a flash. Nothing left but the continual and gradual decent in temperature and the rise in rainfall. It seemed like a blur when I search back in my memory bank. I feel like haven’t accomplished much this summer but I know it was a fun one. Kinda sucked too that we had a late summer start. Maybe that’s why it came and went so quickly. I’ll try to suck up some more sun ‘til its gone for 8 months, ha! (I love Abby :P)
Many times in my life, when I’ve departed from my home to some far away land (and really, it doesn’t even have to be far), I produce crazy home-sickness that destroys any fun I could be having. I have always been this way until now!
I’m sitting in a Starbucks, in Red Deer Alberta. I arrived here about 15minutes ago and I’m doing and feeling great! I left my place at 7pm last night and drove til 2am and crashed in the trunk of my car at a Revelstoke rest stop. I woke up at 6am and continued on! It was so much fun! I rocked the little driving adventure with no woes or worries.
I’m excited for the next couple of days. I get to hangout with my long lost friend Rach! She left to Train for the RCMP and now she is doing some kind of work with them here in Red Deer and now I finally get to see her. We kept in touch for months and months but now I adventured out and had myself a mini-roadtrip.
Good things to come!
I’ve been rocking my Strat lately and I have to say… I’m impressed with my increased skill. I can rock some wicked riffs and licks. I’m still loving the blues but I’m branching out. It’s so cool being able to finish solos or keep the rhythm guitar at tempo with no mistakes and if you do mess up a bit, being able to regain your spot and keep on strumming.
Thanks John Mayer for inspiring me to pick up a guitar. I’ll see you at the Gorge.
(Currently practicing “Belief” from Continuum)
It had been quite a long time since I’ve wrote anything so I figured I’ll try to get back into it.
I’ve been so busy with work, sleep, and summer fun; not to mention a lot of guitar playing. I have most of my summer already planned out before the inevitable return to UFV. I am having a blasty blast but I’m not sleeping too well. A lot has been on my mind and I wish I could conclude the thoughts but it seems to be sequel after sequel. I’d explain what I was thinking but they are all scattered at the moment so I would be lying. I’m doing my best to staple it together. I will be clear by August but we’ll see.
I’m hoping for a trip. I want to go to Seattle. I’d rather go to LA but moneys tight. I wanna go see a concert. I wanna meet up with an old friend. I want a summer trip, even if it is a small one. It’d be nice to reminisce about it. Start conversations with new students and talk about summer trips.
We shall see…
Ahh, the tough choices in life. I have several. Some of them are choices of desire and necessity. But there are some trivial ones as well. I wish it was easy. Nothing ever seems to come easy though. In honesty, I’d rather do things the hard way. Seems more accomplishing.
I keep tossing myself into these pits of snakes!!! Makes me wonder how I get out every time ;)
I’ve been in bad situations lately and finding a way to cope with all of it was a tough. I looked for comfort from friends and family but they only take you so far. Alas, I went to my guiltless comfort, music.
I’ve been all over the map when its come to music and the genres. I used to love rap, then hip hop, then rock and classic rock, then over to pop and top 10; it just kept going. I have landed on another genre though. This was a type of music that I’ve completely neglected for all of my life. Hell, it wasn’t even on the map if I had to choose a new genre off the top of my head. It was actually introduced to me by jhnmyr during his concert in Vancouver, April 1st. He rocked out a wicked song and it really got to me. I’m talking about the Blues.
It has brought a new light to the empty void that I’ve been trying to fill. I find that it brings me nothing but happiness and clarity. Surprisingly so, knowing that, well, it’s the blues. There aren’t too many positive thoughts when you first think about that genre. But when you really look into it and begin to understand, it shines rather than dimes. It makes me smile every time.
I can definitely say that jhnmyr is my idol when it comes to learning guitar and listening to the blues. I also enjoy his pop stuff as well. I enjoy the classic players that made the Blues what it is today such as, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, and Eric Clapton. I could go on but these are on the top.
This type of music has raised my spirit from its rock bottom state. I’m glad to have been introduced to it. Thanks jhnmyr, it was exactly what I needed. In fact, I’m gonna go tune out to some Blues right now…Maybe practice the guitar as well ;)
“Everyday I Have The Blues” - B.B. King
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