This album is a personal victory for me. I have been a musician for a long time, this is my first time writing my own music. These songs are little themes and anthems. Brought on by emotions brought on by someone else... Exerpts from my journal of recording these songs... Morning 10/20/2002 10:28:10 PM I just recorded this just now. I figured maybe I'd record myself playing some guitar stuff. I called this Morning. I'm not exactly sure why, considering I made it at night. Maybe it reminded me of a particular morning or something... Patient 10/20/2002 11:10:15 PM Another random recording... Sometimes someone takes a chance and is patient with you. I don't know if I've ever returned that favor to someone... But if I did, this is how it would sound. She Said 10/22/2002 9:46:11 PM I'm not sure what made me record this one...maybe it was something she said? I Will Try 10/23/2002 8:18:22 PM I think I'm going to keep recording until I have an albumn's worth of stuff :) Maybe people will like listening to my random kinda chillin guitar music with drop D in everything.. anyhow... I don't know what makes this different...but this time.. I Will Try... The Past 10/23/2002 9:44:16 PM Sometimes it's difficult...you're afraid...you're safe in knowing what you have right now...but most of the time, you are better off...saying goodbye to The Past. Dreams 10/28/2002 7:50:20 PM This is what happens when I learn about tuning DADGAD... Every once in a while... I have like super weird Dreams. Not Alone 10/28/2002 7:59:42 PM It is hard to get over it. You want to do something entirely yourself. Maybe it is just so that you can say you did. However... I have found that great things have to be done Not Alone. Rose 10/30/2002 11:03:28 PM Tuning this time: EADGAE - B is A :) .... I want to get close to you... but holding you is like holding a Rose. Clarity 11/3/2002 5:30:24 PM The other day, I was laying on my futon trying to take a nap. In my grogyness I had a Taoist epiphany. I don't really remember it much, except for something like, the way to become part of the universe is to not try too hard at it. Something like that. Also, we're already part of the universe anyhow, so you don't really need to worry about it. Anyhow... every once in a while, I have a moment of Clarity. Happy 11/3/2002 7:59:08 PM I wrote this song in literally a bunch of minutes or so. I think it took me longer to record and upload it then actually write it :) It features lots of cheasy chords. But these cheasy chords make me Happy :) Take 7 11/10/2002 3:25:47 PM I wrote this riff a while ago, when I was 17 or so. It's quite changed to fit the style i'm doing now-ish. Any how most of the song is in 7 (nifty eh). I named it Take 7. Kinda a reference to one of my fav jazz tunes Take 5 (which is in 5) :). Monsters 11/10/2002 3:55:17 PM If I had these little mischevious yet cute Monsters running around my apartment, this is the song they would write. You got to imagine during the repeating part, that they are saying, 'we're the monsters deh dehhh, we're the monsters deh dehhh...' The fun part is, I uploaded the Take 7 song, then sat down with the guitar again, came up with this one in like 10 minutes, recorded it/mp3 and uploaded :) Fun... Home 11/15/2002 3:06:31 AM I really did not want to go to sleep tonight until I wrote something. The chorus chords here just kinda came to me ish. I had it in my head and just kept trying different chords till it sounded as I heard... hmm sleep time for me.....Sometimes, you keep trying different things. No matter what you do, none of them is what makes you happy, and in reality.. you are just trying to go Home. Tonight's song brought to you by the letters DADGBD :) Eternity 11/15/2002 8:48:30 PM This one took me a while to write.. well kinda. It's a bunch of different ideas i've had over the past week that I just kinda tossed together ish... I think it works. The name Eternity refers more to being in the place eternity (not taking an eternity). If that makes sense. The End 11/26/2002 11:31:06 PM I decided to take all these songs, re-record them all nice, and make an albumn of them. Even though this is The End... The bridge has a hope to it...