Friday, June 11, 2010

I spent today filling out those applications.  Sitting on the couch, checking addresses of previous employers, I almost felt like I was becoming a competent adult.  It wasn't until I glanced at the posters and headphones already littering my room that I realized that that isn’t happening anytime soon.  Luckily, it was a nice day out, which brightened my mood.  I even have a backyard of sorts that I stared at in between references.

I’m also slowly working on the bag of cheeseburgers that I have in the fridge.  Yesterday, I went to Burger King and got six of their dollar doubles.  I had one for breakfast this morning, along with some yogurt, as if that would make everything okay.  It’s kind of disgusting, but it’s at least two days of food for six bucks.  Being broke is such a good influence on me.

Today’s song:  Lately, I’ve been listening to this really great cover band.  They’re called The Baseballs, they’re from Germany and they do 50’s rock covers of modern pop songs while dressed like greasers.  It’s AWESOME.

The Baseballs – Love In This Club

Today’s thing:  The recording quality on this is horrible, since I did it with my laptop’s built-in mic.  I really need to get my external sound card set up.  Anyway, I’ve been playing around with the bassline for this for a while now, but it wasn’t until tonight that I came up with the simple guitar hook.  I think my favorite bit isn’t the hook itself, but the jangle in the background of the hook’s second measure.  Oh, and this one’s also 37 seconds. I’ll have to come up with more later.

Bassline Thing 2


  1. the baseballs look pretty sweet. i generally don't like the idea of cover bands, unless they have some kind of theme or gimmick.

  2. These guys pull it off like no other. All of their covers sound really different from the originals. When I heard their cover of Hot N Cold, I initially assumed that theirs was the original and Katy Perry had covered it. It just sounded... RIGHT, like that was the way the song was supposed to be done.

  3. Jordan- oatmeal for breakfast is the cheapest (and most delicious) option out there. Buy a canister of it for less than $3 and it will last you two months (that's what I do :). Just thought I'd throw that out there. Also, I need to visit you and hang out in Boston soon.

  4. Good advice! Will do, thanks. And yeah, give me a call or text whenever you want to make plans.