Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Should Be Asleep

It's 1:22 in the morning.

I should be asleep.

Instead I'm up typing this blog post and listening and watching the vids I recorded on Saturday.

Narcissism at its finest.

I'm definitely not the person who hates watching or listening to himself or herself.  Arrogance or cockiness or hubris or self-aggrandizement.  It's all there.  I think highly of myself.

Tired and should be sleeping.  And will most likely read this blog and just wonder, "Why?  Why did I post this?"

A lot of my songs sound the same.  Same chord progressions, similar melody, speech pattern is consistent.  Does that mean I should diversify and mix it up or is that a good thing because it enables people to recognize my own style?

Chase is asleep.  He's setting a good example for his dad, who is too oblivious to realize the sage advice inadvertently and unconsciously coming from his son.

Sometimes when I'm really, really tired, I'll have conversations with myself and they'll turn into little monologue ramble sessions and I'll forget what imaginary "me" was saying to "actual" me.

I just fell asleep for a little bit... 

I'd like all of my songs to be the soundtrack to a movie I make about twenty-somethings becoming parents for the first time.  Shot very simply... lots of single takes with a single camera... loose skeleton of a story with a lot of improv.

I'd like a lockout for times like this.  "Record?  Don't mind if I do!"

I just fell asleep for a little bit again.  I think I was snoring...

Do people really pay attention to this type of writing?  Is there a point to this type of selfishness?  Do my readers have any extra insight to my innerworkings as an artist?  I for sure would want to read an entry like this from Rivers Cuomo or Ben Kweller or Billy Corgan or Dave Grohl or Daniel Brummel or Ryen Slegr or Jose Galvez or Jenny Lewis or Doug Martsch or Stephen Malkmus...

I want to design a website that will be a portal to all the various arms of the glynngm social networking empire.  Illustrated by my good friend Dustee Womack.  She has neat artwork and will be a famous toy designer very, very soon.

Sharing our art with others is a privilege and a gift.  For the artist, not the audience. 

These pictures are from Bonnaroo 2008. Such a fun trip:

Bridge to the Main Stage backstage area

Clouds during setting up the Centeroo Kaenon booth

I drew my name on the paper table cloth in the meal tent

Audience shot during Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend in action (a bunch of us snuck into the photog pit)

Someone didn't appreciate our park job...

Onstage right behind MSTRKRFT (probably my favorite part of the whole weekend)

Starbucks at 6 in the morning after Kanye butchered his set

I love that I was able to experience Bonnaroo, and I can't wait till I have an opportunity to go back. 

I should definitely be asleep right now, but I'm actually considering going to a liquor store right now to pick up snacks.  And, no.  I'm not high.

Maybe I'll go to sleep now...


  1. I'm glad that you don't have a lockout right now, you shouldn't be driving when you're that tired.

    Unless it's for my kit kat.

  2. I think your onto something here...a screenplay about your trials and tribulations, who knows, look at Julie on Julia..