Tuesday, November 11, 2008

...personal legend...

It's almost 11. My bedtime. I'm supposed to be finishing my Tuesday Pilates or showering or quietly reading in bed. I'm not...
The funny thing is that at at 3:00 this afternoon I was actually looking forward to all of those things. I DID do some of the supposed to's: three loads of laundry+hanging EVERYTHING all up (for once), practiced guitar for 20 minutes (my minimum each day), cooked dinner, got lunch ready for tomorrow (so I don't have to eat oatmeal), pulled breakfast and set out tomorrows stunning outfit.
But now that it's time for bed, I'm far from being ready. Instead, I choose to sit and enjoy friends blogs and finally add to my own. I'm also WAY too wired because I've had iTunes on for the last four hours. What have I been listening to? Only the standard Rockstar playlist-of course. Here's a sample.

You, Me and the Bourgeoisie by The Submarines
Dressed to Kill by Landon Pigg
Trouble Is a Friend by Lenka (I've come to know that myself and it's been reinforced by this month's T.R.A.S.H. selection.)
Chinese Democracy by Guns N' Roses (Some new GNR after 17 years!)
Afraid by Mötley Crüe (My FAVORITE!)
Enjoy the Silence (Reinterpreted) by Depeche Mode (Yes...I admit that I was missing my Aaron for a minute...)
Your Soul Today by Chris Cornell ("Can I visit your arms? Can I visit your legs?..." Are you kidding? ABSOLUTELY!)
Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love by Coldplay
Delicate by Damien Rice O Rock
Everyday Of My Life by Glen Burtnick (Again...ABSOLUTELY!)
I`ve Just Seen a Face by The Beatles
I Only See You by Benton Paul (I'm also missing WP BAD!)
She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes
Hook Me Up by Bon Jovi
Who You Are by Cary Brothers (Cary Brothers can be my hero any day! (Watch the video...))
Eleanor Rigby by David Cook (Yep...he got my vote!)
Mercy by Duffy
A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley (Don't ask...)
My Moon My Man by Feist
Hitchin' a Ride by Green Day
Flip Flops by John Lisi (I love him...he loves my shoes...ask him...)
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane (I would give anything to be back in Holland.)


So, a few of you have been asking about the adventures of guitar. I'm currently STILL on the opening to "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses. However, the good news is that it's coming along nicely and I don't have to look at my picking hand any more. Good news: after an hour long butt kicking, I'm finally feeling (a little) comfortable with the stinkin pick. It still doesn't sound as fabulous as I'd like it to, but, that's the reason I'm taking lessons. B picked up his famous pink mission pen and was strumming with it and he sounded better than I do when I *TRY* with the pick. He tells me, "It's because I'm strumming lightly." Turns out death-grip, karate-chop, Mr. Roboto isn't the correct way to hold a pick and strum. Who knew? ;)

I've also changed picks for the time being. My fabulous free Arrow pick from the STYX show had a bit of a snag in it-which is tripled when in my hands. I've opted for a PICK BOY Medium .70mm. It's white with raised bumps so I can actually FEEL where it is in my hands. As lame as it is (and sounds) I really wanted to use one of my "cool" picks that I've picked up along the way. Those will have to wait...


...about MY Personal Legend...I believe I'm close...

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