I guess I’m starting to get the hang of it again. The last time I wrote something anywhere near this complete was over a year ago. If/when I think of more to add, I’ll do it (I understand it doesn’t quite resolve itself at this point). The thing sounds like it wants some lyrics.
It is a contemporary, semi-pop, semi-rock piece. Pretty up-beat, pretty fast, and nothing too crazy going on. But, I kind of like it and felt like it was worth sharing.
I’ve got a couple of goals I’d like to accomplish before the end of this summer. First, I’d like to be at my high school weight. Second, I’d like to be running 3-5 miles a day on average. Third, I’d like to be sight-reading piano sheet music without much difficulty. Fourth, I’d like to be doing something similar for guitar. And fifth, I’d like to be reading books more than I’m playing video games or viewing other entertainment.
It is going to be difficult to get into mental, physical, and ‘musical’ shape in these various areas. I started running last night and went a lot farther than I thought I could; almost 2 miles. I took breaks when I couldn’t go any further but I picked up again every time. This isn’t easy stuff, but I know it needs to be done.
I’m starting to really appreciate this site as well. I’ve spent a good deal of time thinking of different topics to write about, and I’ve started doing that already. Soon, I’d like to be posting some of my more recent music, though my inability to ‘finish’ anything needs to get fixed first.
Although I have GrizzlyMusic to host my music now, I still want to post them on this website, so you’ll see them here, too!
Heavy Barrel is an old NES game that involves you (and a friend for optimal results) running around with increasingly devastating guns, plowing through endless hordes of thugs, and making your way through an island headquarters of some unknown bad guy.
The game is difficult but still fun, and the music is fantastic. Here’s my take on the song that plays in a majority of the game’s levels.
In six months, two good friends of mine are getting married… one day apart from one another. This would be stressful for most, but for me, the proximity of their wedding dates is just a minor inconvenience. The stress comes from the fact that I’ve been asked to play guitar and one and piano at the other.
I’m decent on a keyboard. I’m self-taught and have played at my church for a few years now. Sheet music reading is not one of my particular talents when it comes to piano (though I -can- read it and can very much write it). Playing by ear comes more naturally.
The guitar portion is what I fear. Without the years of experience behind me, it seems like a very difficult task, and I need to start practicing very frequently. The hope I have is that within this six month time frame, the inspiration (and constant fear of screwing up) from the wedding will assist in getting me to a much better place in guitar expertise.
No matter what happens… the next six months will be awfully stressful…
A few years back, for no reason that I can remember, I got the theme song for Super Mario world stuck in my head. However, it wasn’t -exactly- the theme song. It was more of a slow, dark version that was more acoustic.
It didn’t take too long to notate it, and recently I decided to add better instruments to the music to make it sound better.
This was the first game I ever owned, and one of my favorites even today. It will also be the first game that my children will play someday