New Projects

I’m currently in the process of writing for a new project of mine that’s sort of like a live instrument hip hop thing.  So far we’ve got guitar, bass, drums, and scratching on the tracks, and our first jam session went really well.  Also still working on the pop/punk project and writing for that…soon to be going on break, the new drums are going to miss me haha.

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Social Networking/Multi-Media Sites

Twitter – www.twitter.com

Pros: Twitter is a good site for people who like to frequently update statuses, and for people who always like to know what the author is up to.

Cons: It’s not a very interesting site, and seems quite useless to many people, including me, who don’t like to stalk others.

Vimeo – www.vimeo.com

Pros: Essentially, Vimeo is the same as YouTube, but seems like it leans towards the more creative side, and not so much mainstream people looking for a quick laugh.

Cons: Vimeo is not as widely used as YouTube so if you’re looking to get your name out there I would suggest opting towards YouTube.

YouTube – www.youtube.com

Pros: It’s the more popular cousin of Vimeo, and is more widely used.  Supports high definition, and is very mainstream.

Cons: Commercials and pop-ups on videos just get plain irritating when you’re trying to watch a video.

Flickr – www.flickr.com

Pros: Flickr is a very popular community where people show their photography in albums, allowing others to view and comment on their work.

Cons: Not too many bad things to say about this site, except for the fact that you have to create a Yahoo! account to get started, which adds to the growing list of e-mail accounts that you already have.

tourSICK

I’m looking forward to this tour with: A Day To Remember, August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Enter Shikari.  The tour is coming to Minneapolis on 4/20, and the bands are hardcore/metal type stuff. It’s going to be an awesome show, so be sure to check it out!!!

Also, we’re almost finish with our cover of Sleeping Sickness originally by City and Colour, so keep an eye out for that, it should be up soon!

BAND NEWS

I am currently in the process of writing and recording new tracks with my newly formed band.  We are going for a post-hardcore rock feel, and influences include Lorene Drive, Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, City in Colour, and As Blood Runs Black.  We’re still on the search for a bassist and possibly a new singer, but be on the lookout for some new tracks to be up here soon!

I’m recording some acoustic tracks with EH and they’re sounding pretty sick…once again I’ll have some tracks up within the next couple of weeks.

Also, I’m getting my new drum kit from SJC in about 3-4 weeks, and I’m super excited about it.  The guys at SJC do an awesome job on drums and are super easy to work with.  The kit is going to be white with white hardware and a lime green sparkle stripe on the bottom of it.  Awesome.

You can see one of the guys hiding in here: http://img162.yfrog.com/i/k9hi.jpg/

And Four Year Strong is coming out with a new album on March 9th I can’t wait to hear it…go check out the single off of it called “It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now.”  http://www.myspace.com/fouryearstrong

Goooooooogle

Google was started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, trying to design the “perfect search engine”.  They first started by developing a search engine called BackRub, then after a few years they changed the name to Google, which is a play on the word googol.  They developed PageRank technology that reflects Google’s view of the importance of web pages by considering more than 500 million variables and 2 billion terms.  This technology returns a user’s search to them in order of highest relevance to what they searched for based on page content.  How Google works is a query is sent to Google’s web servers which then sends the query to index servers which tells what pages contain the words that were searched for, then the query is sent to the doc servers which retrieve the documents which are in turn sent back to the user, all within a fraction of a second.

Swedish Chef Google

Arizona Tea Drum Kit

Check out this sick kit SJC has at NAMM…HOT!  It’s hiding in the back

http://img50.yfrog.com/i/atad.jpg/

better picture:  http://img129.yfrog.com/i/jwiv.jpg/

SJC @ NAMM

Check out SJC’s new kits at NAMM they’re going be classy!  Still waiting on mine…4-5 more weeks ’till they show up!  http://www.sjcdrums.com

Also I’m excited for DW and some new amplifiers to come out there it’s going to be awesome, and all the little weird goodies that companies come out with.