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Old 09-09-2008, 08:22 AM
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It's 1:14 AM and I'm sitting here looking at my drums. I'm dying to try out something I just thought of but I can't because Nicky's in bed. Damn...why does this always happen? Why can't I come up with these ideas during the day?
Looking at my drums I can't help but feel that they look lonely. They can tell, see, that I want to play them. My drums welcome me, when I sit down at my drums they embrace me. They're happy to see me, to have me play them.
Oh it's so frustrating. They're so beautiful, my drums. To look at them is to look inside my mind, to see my entire life personifed so to speak. I've spent so much of my life sitting behind them, the best times of my life.
I look at my drums now and I'm filled with longing, an almost sensual longing. Remember how it was when you fell for a girl, and you couldn't help but think of what you wanted to do with her, where you wanted to touch her, the parts of her body you wanted to press your lips to? That's how I feel right now about my drums.
And I'm afraid my practice pad just won't do it...
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:36 PM
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wow!!

Part of me wants you to keep writing, that was getting hot...how did it turn out? did you wake up with your drums in the morning or back in bed with your wife?

I almost had to go wake up my wife after reading that..lol. Make sure you keep a pad and pencil with you at night so you can write out what's in your head at 1 a.m...lol

Most of my songs were written between 1 and 2 a.m. as well.

lol, that was great..........
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:42 PM
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Perfect example of what happens when you mix cannabis & coffee. Ah, relive the 70's again!

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:59 PM
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I don't think I ever realized how blessed I was living at home with my parents. They let me turn our basement into a not-soundproof, but "sound protected" studio. I worked a full time job (while a high school student) and didn't have to pay rent or anything, so I bought a ton of sound gear, studio gear, mics, mixers, an electronic kit, etc. I also bought a keyboard, bass, guitar, etc. I would stay up, sometimes all night, down there. I would write whole songs. Heck, one night, I wrote a really cheesy patriotic song ("Here's To You, Red, White and Blue"...sigh), recorded the whole thing, and then added background strings, horns, etc on my keyboard. Id' be embarassed if anyone heard it now, but it was cool to be able to do all of that, whenever I wanted. Many nights were spent down there, then I'd go right to the shower, school, and home, where I would finally crash for a few hours before doing it all again!
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:01 PM
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The first thing I suggest is to change Nicky's sleep schedule.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:12 PM
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The first thing I suggest is to go to sleep.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:21 PM
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And I'm afraid my practice pad just won't do it...
...that cheap floozy will only break your heart!

Well at least it's only your ideas that....
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did you wake up with your drums in the morning or back in bed with your wife?


Most of my songs were written between 1 and 2 a.m. as well.
I can imagine his wife waking up wondering why she's on a rug, surrounded by little chips of wood, where his drum kit was...

My creative "spurts" used to happen late night/early morning as well. I chalked it up to the struggling artist lifestyle, but I realized that it happens when I would allow my mind to wander freely. Man, some of the drawings I did...
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I know how you feel man. Some nights when I get drunk and lonely I call my old kits.

I gotta get myself together.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:34 AM
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Man Jay, you got me in a cold sweat reading that...that was HOT BOY!!! I fully understand that feeling though and its frustration...that always happened to me when I use to write, but I could get up and write since the keyboard does not make the sound as a drum kit! Just have to find a form for you to keep those thoughts written down to preserve the original idea you had at a moment you could not touch her (your kit).


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It's 1:14 AM and I'm sitting here looking at my drums. I'm dying to try out something I just thought of but I can't because Nicky's in bed. Damn...why does this always happen? Why can't I come up with these ideas during the day?
Looking at my drums I can't help but feel that they look lonely. They can tell, see, that I want to play them. My drums welcome me, when I sit down at my drums they embrace me. They're happy to see me, to have me play them.
Oh it's so frustrating. They're so beautiful, my drums. To look at them is to look inside my mind, to see my entire life personifed so to speak. I've spent so much of my life sitting behind them, the best times of my life.
I look at my drums now and I'm filled with longing, an almost sensual longing. Remember how it was when you fell for a girl, and you couldn't help but think of what you wanted to do with her, where you wanted to touch her, the parts of her body you wanted to press your lips to? That's how I feel right now about my drums.
And I'm afraid my practice pad just won't do it...
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:37 AM
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I know how you feel man. Some nights when I get drunk and lonely I call my old kits.
I gotta get myself together.
ROFL, instead of drunk dialing I guess you could say you were drunk sticking

OR is that

Stinking Drunk!
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