September 2, 2006

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One or two of my friends have read my blog and, as always, poked fun at
it. But they tend to do that about everything I do. So one person in
particular told me that it was boring and I was just bitching about
everyday things. Now I do my best to acknowledge my faults and I try to
do the same about the things I do. So I most definitely know what my blog it. I know I really have nothing interesting to say the majority of the time. I know that I tend to rant about useless ideas and whine about things that don't matter. I'm not pretending to be something I'm not. And now I am ranting about that.

Anyway, I'm going to write everyone a useless blog entry. And you are going to like it!

Today sucked. I didn't anything special. Koo and I worked out, but it didn't really feel like I got much out of it. Maybe that's because it's friday and I didn't want to lift heavy weights, but I knew I should or else the last three times I lifted would be useless. Why was I telling you this? Oh yeah. Because I'm listening to my favorite badn to fall asleep to, Sigur Ros, and thinking about how little I got done today. The only thing of substance that I did tonight was to skate all the way around campus, and attempt to record a song. I don't know how many of you know the band Snow Patrol, but they are a great band that, as always, a friend told me about. So their knew CD came out a few months ago and I still love it. I've decided that in order to have the ability to record my own songs, I should probably learn the software first. I decided tonight to concede and use the piece of crap program that I got off the net. But it was free, so... It's called Audacity. It worked alright. I decided that the song Chasing Cars was a good song to start on and layed down the click track with a few labels for when the chorus/verse/outro start. But I messed up the labels and ended up getting really mad at the program. It worked alright; but I messed up. Maybe tomorrow I can fix it and actually make a good track. What I made sounded good, so it might actually work. And I'll post it on My Account when I'm done. Then the whole world wont think that I suck musically. That would make me happy. And I know that one of my best friend's will like the song, and that would make me happier. Anyway, look forward to it and post some comments to cheer me on. That means you Koo, I know you read this!

August 29, 2006

Drumset Woes

One of my favorite things in life is playing the drums. So this year I brought my electric drumset to the apartment. I was so excited, since I've never had a set to play at school. But now I'm not so excited. At home I have a room to put it in, that is far enough away from the bedrooms that I can play at anytime of the day. But here it's in the dining room and it is loud enough that you can here it anywhere in the apartment. So although I don't really need to, I try and play when no one is home. Unfortunately that never happens, except for at 8 in the morning. Then I have to deal with the neighbors I have underneath our apartment. I totally forgot about them when I was planning to bring the set. I also forgot that I basically slam my foor down on the ground everytime I hit the bass drum. At home that is fine, because the floor is cement, but her it kinda resonates through the floor.

The other day I was making lunch and I was using the George Foreman to grill something. It was going to be a little bit so I sat down to play the drumset for a minute max. After about ten seconds I hear two loud thuds followed by some garbled speech and a "Mother F*cker!" from downstairs. I still wonder what that ass could have been doing at one o'clock in the afternoon that need total silence for ten seconds. So now I'm not playing too much, and I think the set might be the first thing to go home. It makes me sad, but maybe I'll play my guitar more and finally do some legitimate work on the 'record'. We'll see...

August 28, 2006

Bitching and Moaning

Over the past few months I've been working on an album. Ok, I've really just been talking about it. But I have gone out and bought the bare minimum of stuff that I need to make it work. Or at least I thought I had. Turns out that after buying a $120 piece of software (cakewalk), it wont work on my computer. But I've been waiting to install it because I wanted to wipe my computer clean first (it's been having troubles). But since I've owned my laptop for 5 years, I seem to have lost that one particular CD that I need. Since I can't re-install windows XP and fix my computer, I decided to try installing Cakewalk, hoping that it works even though my laptop is acting funny/slow. It installs and works great, except I can't record. I can mix, add effects, and do everything else I would want to do. I just can't do the one thing I wanted to do.

I'm upset. And now I have to do homework. stupid school.

August 27, 2006

Nick Names

Today I logged into the faecbook, like do I do many many times a day, only to find an invitation to a new facebook group. Oh goody I think. No, no. Oh goody is not right. The newest group is for me, in a not-good way. It's for my newest nickname, and easily the worst one yet. So I thought I would finally list out all of the nicknames I've had over the years, because I can never remember them all. Keep in mind, most of them I dispise. Here goes:

  • Andrew
  • Andy
  • Andy-roo
  • Andy-drew
  • Brand
  • Brandy
  • Andy Brandy
  • Boyfriend
  • Humanzee
  • Divo (newest)
  • Princess
  • Princess Humanzee, Divo Humanzee etc.
  • The Mayor of Friendship-ville (yes my mother makes an apearance)
  • Big Andy
  • Andrew2
  • ADBrand
  • The Andy's (my roomate and I frosh year)
  • U-Haul

Facebook badges!

So I guess the faecbook is expanding faster than Star Jones at an all you can eat buffet. The latest thing is facebook badges. Here is mine. Enjoy.

Andrew  Brand's Facebook profile

stupid programing

Ok, I've been trying to get the HTML code for my first post to work. I just want it to link to TeenOpenDiary when you click on it. Just because I know I can. But I can't! grrrrr. And they even give you a section to edit the HTML. frustrating.

So I'm going to try a few things here.

Hope this works.

miss you sarah