I dig interviews with punk kids so much more than I do metal guys.
All the punker and hardcore kids are FUN. They talk about life and playing at shows and stuff, and metal guys are all "we believe that by deconstructing the synergy between man and machine we can outline the subtle energies displayed in the human psyche - this we convert into musical form with a fury of brutal blast beats and grinding guitar riffs..."
March 8, 2004
The Pith website needs a serious overhaul... I think I''m going to have to leave it for the moment though with too much busy-ness on the business front. There''s simply not enough time. :(
I think it''s going to be interesting what happens when I''m back in oz and the studio is set up, but it''s seeming more and more like there''s really sod all I can do while I''m over here in England...
Nale are going on a break for a bit - perhaps it''s time for me to go on a ''break'' too from Pith... I think I might do just that, and worry about all this stuff when I can actually DO something. Hmm..
Ah well. :)
March 5, 2004
I know what I want but I just donât know how to go about gettin it.
Feeling sweet feeling..... blegh. :(
February 25, 2004
Well.. it''s been a while since I''ve done a plog entry huh?
Nothing hugely interesting has been happening, both myself an Dave Lees are being interviewed by the dudes at metal-temple.com, they''re re-launching their site it seems with some new funkyness...
We''re all just waiting for spring to roll around so I can get home, we can set up the studio, and get shit really happening...
February 8, 2004
Davd here, making my first appearance to deliver a message of fear and wrath.
Whoever said in the PithPoll that VB is the most wussy girleyman beer had better be joking.
I mean it.
February 7, 2004
I just realized why I''m a geek.
It''s a beautiful sunny day outside and I closed my curtain to get rid of the glare on my computer screen.
January 30, 2004
Hey, it''s O again, doing more stupid amounts of public self-reflection to get my mind in order.
I''ve got that stupid feeling of unease that seems to be seasonal... I try to ignore it now cos it seems to have zero basis in reality but it could be related to starting university and quitting my job. That''s a big decision and I have no idea if it''s the right one, but I''ll go by a principle I''ve been following for a couple of years now and try and do one thing well rather than two things in a mediocre manner.
I think I''m entering the third stage of my life. Up until about when I turned 14, I was a strange, nerdy freak, obsessed with nothing but videogames, who called himself Germ. The next year I realised I wasn''t making any friends and decided to act more or less normal - people who met me from then on treated me as such, including Will, who has easily been the biggest influence on my life since then. My life improved somewhat. As I said in my last entry, I''ve been making the transition to doing things that most people are comfortable with but I wasn''t, and generally indulging in everything I may have wanted to deep down, but was too reserved to. Such as dressing in what I have an urge to, and what I feel represents me - even to the point of seriously considering piercing my septum, which a few months ago would have been a horror story.
Today I realised that the people I''ve met in the last few months are treating me, and indeed hopefully thinking of me as, an outgoing person with the same lust for life as the next man - I probably won''t be able to change existing perceptions but that doesn''t concern me. I love the friends I have, they know me well, and I''m planning to make a lot more in the next few months. One thing''s for sure.. I care a hell of a lot more about social place than I used to. That alone seems to be making a massive difference.
I saw Sean for the first time in nearly a year the other day. He''s a damn great guy. O''course, none of you people except Will are gonna know who I''m talking about, but hey. He''s a full time apprectice chef now, and seems to be making quite a splash. I never did fully appreciate just how world-wise he is - must have been that nervous Trekkie exterior. Quite comforting in some obscure way. Apparently he''s having a full on ''net romance with a hot 29-year-old American nurse. It''s official, I''m running seriously late for having a girlfriend... it''s not that I''m desperate, but I''m starting to wonder just how damn weird it''s gonna be for whoever I run into first. Oh well.
Today I bought some new sunglasses. I wanted a different shape but the three people I asked said the ones I was looking at just looked retarded on me. So I got ones that were almost identical to the ones I had, but rimless, and not quite as shit. I still look like Neo''s little brother. Wearing black jackets around the place doesn''t help much either. God damnit. Stupid movie.
Well, there''s another mostly useless and vomitingly sentimental update of my life. Tata.
January 29, 2004
I just got this email from my dad ''bout my grandad:
"Dad passed away last night
it was very peaceful, he just winked out.
Mum seems to be taking it ok so far."
It snowed yesterday!! :D
Sooooooooo amazing.. really really awesome. And cold, but forget that for a moment. London looks so different under snow, and it really is like a blanket. A big white amazing blanket that covers up all the ugly yuckiness of the streets and stuff.
Then a zillion people walk through it and cars drive over it and the white powder becomes BLACK sludge and it''s kinda gross.
But for the bit where it''s white it''s amazing.. really really amazing.
January 27, 2004
Today I went to this little shop I go to almost every day to buy beer and the guy that is usually stacking stuff was behind the counter.
First time I''ve ever seen him not stacking stuff. He had this ''air'' about him, like he knew was more special. It was lovely.
I was buying milk instead of beer and the funny lil stacker-guy had been upgraded to counter-guy.
The world is lookin up. :)
January 22, 2004
Well.. a Plog entry... I''m starting to wonder just exactly what these things are for. No-one reads them. Well... some people do. I can tell.. *checks log*
53 people in the past 20 days. Heh.. though it would be less than that, even though 53 is a kinda petty number. Do people really care about blogs? I sure as hell don''t read anyones blogs.
Okay.. Pith Records... I''ve made a few decisions lately about what''s going to happen with this. I am going to come back from England and SOMETHING is going to happen.
I just dunno what...
I guess I got a better idea now, I figured a few things. First off - I''m not going to uni yet. When I get back I''m going to get some shit job somewhere so I can pay for a house/flat with an extra room. In it I''m going to set up the puter and what limited recording gear we''ve got and a desk or two and a couch and have a base for Pith. Then I''m gunna make it work.
I''ll prolly end up bleeding through my anus to get it working but I''m gunna.
I told O that I was gunna do Pith as near to full-time as possible and he said (and I quote) "Good. Melbourne NEEDS something like this".
Go Oscar. :)... And go Gaz - Gaz sent me a mean letter about how I was letting stuff go to shit by being in London all this time and while he can be a little blunt the guy has a fair chunk of heart behind what he says most of the time. I AM letting stuff go to shit while I''m here and it''s enough of that. I''m gunna bring Bea back with me if she wants to go and do this right.
Such ''tis... And Twitch.. doin that too. I started writing the cello lines today and I wanna get them done so I can give the sheet music to Vashti soon. Then the choir parts come, I think I''ll stick to 4 part so it''s kinda simple and get 3-5 of them in at a time to do as many parts possible. I want different timbre but I just don''t have the facilities to record them all at once.
I''m still not sure about this guitar tone. I need a pre-EQ to get it just how I want, but I guess I can''t be picky for this one. I want a good one though. I want good drums too. I''m scared of programmed drums. They''re not human. I want Pith to end up like how I haven''t planned. I want a studio. I want IC to suceed. I want Gaz and Joe to be happy. I want to provide for Bea. I want too much. I don''t want to go manic.
I''m scared of that...
January 14, 2004
Oscar here, resident sound guy wannabe.
I haven''t updated my own blog in decades, primarily because I have very little of interest to say. Right now I can''t sequence music, and I''m not good enough on guitar to write anything that way, so I''m basically just trying to become proficient at said instrument so I can start a band at some point in the next year.
Pith looks cool to me; I have no idea whether it will pan out but if it does I''m proud to be a part of it. Having a hub for the Melbourne metal scene will be useful and fun, and hopefully a bunch of people will hook up an'' stuff.
The last year has seen my social life dwindle to a point, and that has been for the most part a deliberate thing - for eight months after high school I fretted, freaked, dithered, and finally managed to relax... for the next six months I worked, went out with a few friends, saw some metal shows, and basically became ready to start my life over again. I feel like jumping in and doing things I was afraid to do before, which was exactly my goal, although I''m not sure how I intended to accomplish it, or indeed how I did. Maybe it''s just that I''ve always been slow to catch up, physically and socially, and I''ve finally reached some sort of plateau that everyone else seems to be at. Maybe I''m just insane...
I came away from this gap year not only without the ridiculous amount of anxiety and trepidation with which I entered it, but with a whole bunch of simple realisations that have allowed me to pass through life more easily. The most recent of these is that while everybody does what they feel they are compelled to, not everybody analyses themselves and why they are compelled to do certain things - as a result we have a bunch of irritating, over-assertive people on one side and a bunch of happy, ''chill'' people on the other. Will used to tell me to chill, and it pissed me off, cos I used to be in the former group. Now I''m trying not to be; I think I''m somewhere in the middle, and at least a few people seem to have noticed that. I hope that is a good way to start my life over again. Thanks to all the people who put up with me while I was a git - and I know I was; when I read over many of the things I wrote about two years ago I''m honestly disturbed and regretful.
I don''t know where I''m going, but I''ve got a good feeling about it anyway, so here''s to 2004, Pith, Will, uni, and heavy metal.
January 8, 2004
Did a bunch of stuff for the forum today, icons etc... kinda fun, I never done it before... kinda boring now though.
I think I mighta come up with the new Pith logo..
January 6, 2004
Well... how long has it been since I''ve written here? Not sure...
I''m drinking a nice Kronenbourg at the moment. I think that''s the one thing I''m going to miss about England I think.. the beer here is so much better than Australia. So much MORE beer! And it''s so much better! UK''s all.. close to all the wonderful beer-producing places. I''ll definitely miss it.
I just made a test of the all your base cover... I think it might work.
y''know what rules? Yogurt-coated peanuts and rasins. Totally.. I''m addicted. There''s just so many ways to eat them. You can all... cram a bunch in and CHEW, or have just one and take all the yogurt off the outside. So much cooler than maltesers. STUPID maltesers!
January 2, 2004
Woah... I just thought of a real core geek thing to do. Take all the keys off your keyboard and just type on the little knobble thingies.
Well.. Lets all kill some japanese schoolgirls.. why not? :)
The boys from Innocent Cabbage and Nale asylum have started
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and are going to be recording soon. Check out the Fah site for more info.
Will Dayble has begun pre-production for the latest Twit
release - Twitch. More details will be up on the Twit
page as it comes to hand...
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