Archive for December, 2013

House Hunters

Posted: December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Finals week is here. It’s a moment that I have waited years for, and I can definitely say that I have not looked forward to it. It’s a good thing though. It means the end of the semester is here, and once I fight my way through these three tests, it’s back home to relax and spend time with my friends and family. Whilst I am excited for that (and the fact I can celebrate my final final exam with a concert at 123 with Big D and the Kids Table afterward), I am most excited for the fact that later on today I’ll checking out a house that we will probably end up living in next fall with a couple of friends of mine.

The thought of having my own place and not having to live in a dorm anymore is blissful. No mandatory meetings, no restrictions to having only one guest a night, no partying from the apartments across the street right outside of my window, and most importantly, control over the temperature. I’ve been texting Zane (my friend and fellow bandmate) about the place, and our conversation evolved into talking about taking a small bit of the space and converting it into a studio for the band to rehearse and potentially record in. It’s a cool idea! It will definitely take a bit of planning once we get the place and decide what we need, but the thought of having a personal music studio… that’s a dream that I have had for years.

I was thinking of cool names for the studio, just to give it a little more of a professional ring. I feel like taking a landmark and naming it after that would work. Studio 387? I’ll pitch that to Zane and see what he thinks, haha.


Pride is Family

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Today was a pretty relaxed day. Slept until noon for some odd reason, grabbed brunch with a couple friends, and spent the rest of my day either working on projects or preparing for/attending the band banquet. I ran into fellow WWVU DJ and avid pipe enthusiast Nick on my way out of the Mountainlair. We talked and figured out that he missed his bus and would have to wait another hour. On a positive note (I guess for me, that is), he offered to cover my shift on the station next Monday morning. Awesome! I get to go home and spend some time with everyone there!

By the way, I also DJ the college station here. Tune in tonight from 12am-3am EST.

Tonight was the conclusion of the Pride of West Virginia’s 112th season. My top hat and I enjoyed a nice dinner, watched the presentation of awards, and viewed a lovely (and satirical) slideshow of images from the band’s past season.

The Pride was something I dreamed of joining since at least junior high. These past few months have helped me realize those dreams, but they have also made me realize other things. As much as I love my experiences with the band, I chose (and this was decided by me weeks ago) to forgo another year of marching band. As disappointing as this will sound to a lot of my friends in the program, it’s a decision that I think will benefit me. This experience has matured me and taught me so many wonderful things, along with creating memories that will last me throughout my lifetime. However, previous commitments and personal interests have led me elsewhere. The Pride takes a lot of time, work, and dedication. As a result, I have let down many others who need me for an array of events. I hope to get that time back and focus it on my friends and family, along with my other music project that is slowly but steadily building itself up. I apologize if I let down anyone (and I know I will), but in the end,  I said, I think it will benefit me.

1:48AM Why the hell am I starting a blog this late? Something has put me in a creative mood. Possibly because of my excitement and nostalgia after hearing ADTR’s “Right Back At It Again”. Possibly because I am really tired. Who knows? I’m listening to 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours for the first time ever as I write this. Not sure I can make it much longer. Not that this is a bad album; I actually love it. I am just really tired. Maybe I’ll call it a night, and since it’s Morgantown on a weekend, I will more than likely be the first to do so. That about does it. Maybe I will stick to this and make it part of a daily routine. We’ll see.