Hey there! Okay, so I've been going CRAZY! God just gifted me with writing lyrics for this new prog 6 and a half minute epic I had, I wrote two songs counting it last night (Shouldn't it really count as at least 3?), and recording the vocals. I was singing SUPER HIGH MAN. I was like asking myself, "How am I doing this??" And my throat doesn't even hurt. It's not even sore! Maybe warming up really is key.
But I've been writing songs, going through songs and totally remixing them (now matter how many actions may or may not be rendered mute xD), even struggling with whether I mix ANYTHING right or not! I am going on a spree. It is TIME to get music DONE, man. I've got albums to release. And no, I'll probably never stop making songs COMPLETELY. But it sure would be nice to get the backlog done that I've had for probably over 2 years now. Right now I'm uploading a bunch of tracks to be converted to .wav. I am excited to hear them in the car. Especially the remixes AND the newest songs with are both absolutely INSANE AND are branching out in new stylistic directions I have never explored. When you can yell, man. You can get far in music. As one of my songs more or less says, I'll probably lose all that I've gained in the coming years. But that doesn't mean I'm any less thankful for the years I have it. Thank You God.
I am entirely excited. I am preparing for ALBUMS, man. BUCKETLOADS of ALBUMS! It's going to be as if Emotional Relation was a 10 year band with an extensive, shifting catalog. I hope so. Lord-willing. I am so excited!! I am finally getting stuff done!! This is really good. I am finalizing songs like crazy. All I need to really know is how high exactly to mix bass. Once I'm concrete on that, I'll feel a lot better. But all you can do is compare to pro mixes in your genre I guess.
It's funny how it's been less than two years and yet I have more songs than most bands have from a full group of people over like 10 or 20 years. I guess having free time and being drummer, guitarist, singer, and producer really pays off in the time department. You just better hope this one dude knows what he's doing. XD
Well, my upload's almost done. I hope Daddio gets home soon... it's been almost four hours! This man...
Anyway, time to burn a CD and hope Dad isn't all "I've been out I wanna be home" when he gets back. Ironically, I'm still not ready for him to be back. I still haven't burned the CD yet. So there's irony for you xD.
M.O.M., My Mommas!
For the website visitors, I uploaded a few new .mp3 tracks for Y'all to hear. UNRELEASED! YOURS FREE! I know, I know, I'm just a beacon of generosity in this dark, dark world. But regardless of my greatness(?), check them out! I hope you like them... there is only more to come! :D In the Music section
OH MY GOSH! It's been like 14 years. "OOPS LOL".
Wow. Guys, so much has happened since my last update. It's next to impossible to detail it all.
But of course, I will attempt. (Of course, I would expect nothing less!)
* The church MOVED!! (Didn't you already talk about this? Oh no, that's right, IT'S BEEN 6 MONTHS YOU--)
Dude, it was crazy. We all moved a whole church to a new building that was less than half the size of the other one! But it worked out totally fine. It moved from Granbury to Fort Worth/Benbrook. There was a complication with renting the old building. Apparently they had had someone renting and living in the church building for ages, but the leasers suddenly brought it up as a "lease violation" and so it was leave or kick the dude out. They were trying to get a church back going in Granbury but things are very slow and sometimes fall by the way side. It has been a wild ride. Sunday Night service became more cooperative between me and the old leader. It's complicated.
*I made a new friend named Maggie.
She does music and is super gorgeous. and lives like several states away (Why are they ALWAYS eons away??) Check her out. Maggie Miles!! Spotify. Her songs are great, the production is completely professional and her voice is amazing (despite what she may tell you). Also, she's hilarious. (Meanwhile, I am sitting here with my Cousin Ali BABAHA robbing people of their will to laugh by telling awful, awful jokes.)
*I still have song problems.
Many more new songs have been written and many old ones remain unvocaled (and a few unrecorded). I have decided with myself that you have to let some ideas go. Sure, maybe someday you'll come back to them and flesh them out. Leave a voice recording and hope for the best. But when you're like me, you really do have to "Let It Be", SOMEWHERE. Otherwise you will get overwhelmed. So I have decided it is not the end of the world if SOME songs never come to light. However, that doesn't stop me from having around 70 to 100 songs complete or nearly complete. I still haven't recorded vocals for that "Summertime" song. (SUMMMEEERRRR TIMMMEEE HAVIN' FUN SINGin' waY TOO HII-ACK!) Oh man, Idk how many of the vocals I remember. I hope I still have a voice recording *emoji that I can't use here*.
*In other music news BESIDES my song problems:
I HAVE MANY NEW SONGS OUT!!! Emotional Relation!!!
~I Can't Get Enough of You is a very soft song that my church has really enjoyed hearing! Michael (Other worship leader) loves it! If that isn't reason to check it out, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS!
~I have four songs I just finished, but haven't published. I Love You, I Will Live Again, All My Love, and I'm Okay. Well, actually, There's also I Hope You Find Your Savior and For Lack Of A and The Most Beautiful Song I ever wrote. And Oh yeah. Nothing Satisfies Me (That's Like You) And oh yeah... (I'm gonna stop now)
*I Love You is a rockin' distortion guitar fun simple song with big 80's style metal drums. Something energetic for church, for a change.
*I Will Live Again is a clean guitar rock song, with some close up vocals and a message about our identity in Christ, and not any of the worldly things about ourselves. It's about losing your youth and realizing you aren't what you once were, but realizing that God still loves you just the same, and He's everything that you were in the first place. So you are still you. Cause you still have God. And we will all live again in a new time.
*All My Love is a Classic Rock Praise-styled punk song that reminds me of Quiet Riot, Petra, Bryan Adams, Van Halen, and Vandenburg all at the same time. It even has a guitar solo (WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?)
*I'm Okay is a Pop-Punk tune about being okay in God. It's about learning not to worry about trying to out-do wrong you've done in the past, to somehow atone or make up for it. It's about not trying to save yourself by doing "more good than bad". And it's about being set free from having to worry about all that, and having rest in that you have already be atoned, all your good works are just a reflection of thankfulness to God, not something to earn your place in heaven. And so it's because of GOD we can say we are okay, not because of anything that we have done.
*I Hope You Find Your Savior is another Pop-Punk tune (one of my favorite new songs of mine, actually) that is about people living for themselves and not for God. It's about those who say it's just common sense to be a decent person, but ignore where that fails them because of our sinful nature. We want to hurt those who we feel have hurt us or have done us or sometimes others wrong. It's about having a confidence in the promise of God that greater things are to come after this life. So we always have something to look forward to.
*For Lack Of A is a very soft song. It is simply a song that says "For Lack of A ______" that can compare to [insert God attribute], I'll give God [what He deserves based on previous attribute]. Watch for some crazy high vocals at the end!!
*The Most Beautiful Song I Ever Wrote is like a clone of For Lack Of A, but it stays low and does not include my wanton octave jump that I so often include. Because of this, a rockin' but gentler and different vibe are imparted. It's sentiment is one that the most beautiful song that any of us could ever write is not a beautiful pattern of notes, but a song that is all about God's love.
*More Than Words Can Say is a super meaningful track (That I didn't list above, I know) that talks about love of God. It has a spot in the chorus where it says the line "God I Love You More Than Words Can Say" and features an instrumental passage with no singing. I originally thought I need to fill it with words, but I thought it was entirely fitting to have this restrained vocal silence for a while based on the message of the song. A sort of stripped back, space, creative thing, if you will.
*Nothing Satisfies Me (That's Like You) is another Pop- Punk epic featuring some quite high chorus vocals that you will probably be surprised by!! The title says it all. Nothing Satisfies us like God does.
~I wrote a early Beatles style tune with redeeming Christian lyrics. (IIIII SAY TO THEEEEE/ YOU ARE ALL MY TRU--OO-OOTH) I haven't recorded it yet! WHAAATTT
*I met another new friend named Jeremy.
We are working on an album together!! He has a bunch of songs he wrote, and I am helping him make his album a reality. He is into heavy music, so that's pretty awesome :) He goes well with me. HE IS A SCREAMER! He kills me, man. He's ridiculous. (FOREVER I AM YA-HAH!) The YAHAH! remix.
Sorry, I'm getting sidetracked. Anyway, so watch for his stuff we're making... we have a few pre-album singles out...
*I am helping Michael record his song he wrote called I Will Praise.
I love the song. I made a recording for him and soon I hope to record his and my vocals for it. His artist name will probably be Michael Vincent.
*Caleb(Acoustic guitar/backup singer at church) had a song idea called Rock Kuzock Amatz.
It is like a Christian Spiritual warfare song based on an Israeli War cry that means Be Strong and Courageous. It got a ton of worship team support so they used my abilities and made me make it into a song for them. XD ABUSERS!
So that's an attempt at at least a loose update. In other news, I've sold a few things on Ebay, this site seems to be getting FAR FAR more visitors than I EVER would have expected, and I now have a guitar with a tremelo bar and it sounndddss AAWWWEESOMEEEEE
The buttons are some Spotify links for Y'all. Keep watch... I am getting CLOSE to having SEVERAL albums prepared! They will be stylistically separated for fans of different styles... Emotional Relation is alive and well!