okay, so ridiculous journal name, right?
Drive My Car is a Beatles song (from the Rubber Soul album) and it's the tune that's been stuck in my head all day (and is pretty frequent on humming rotation). with every update, whether it be about music, life, or whatever, i'll add the "update hum song", which'll be whatever song that i can't seem to get out of my head.
i guess i'll get the wheels moving by talking about my ambition to live off music. of course it's the most cliche thing for an almost 17 year old band-shirt wearing, big-haired "rocker" kid to say, but damnit, i believe in it.
i started writing for real with just melodies, guitar, and lyrics, but recently i've been experimenting with my friends (almost all of which are musicians in some aspect), and although i'm beginning to gain confidence, i really want to get out of this rut i'm in. the rut being that my friend Macks and I, who jam on a constant basis and have written several unfinished diddies together, have yet to truly form a band or to play a show (which we're capable of doing if we actually practiced). Macks writes a load of his own material and uses his Boss BR-SomethingOrOther to record it (though he's an absolute anal perfectionist so nothing has been released), and has offered to let me use it, but our time schedules never seem to pan out where we can have a real "practice" or record anything we've written.
Macks is an amazing musician (especially as a guitarist and for his age) and i've been told that my style and my personal feel is impressive and unique (though i know that Macks' style is much better). still, i can't seem to finish more than a song, and we've yet to record the one song we have almost entirely finished.
well damn that was a lot.
if you read that, HIGH FIVE!
if not, trust me... i wouldn't.