Sup guys! And a happy 12th birthday to my youngest bro!!1 I’ll be hanging out with the family before I go to work to celebrate.
I hope you had an enjoyable Fourth of July, or had a good Saturday if you’re part of my ever-expanding international audience.
I didn’t do much that day. I went out on a super-long bike ride, which was about 14-17 miles round-trip. I’ve definitely gone farther before, what with my almost daily 21 mile trips back and forth to Wal-Mart when I was living with my aunt and cousins. I did record a vlog during that time, but I haven’t gotten around to editing it yet, and I’ll probably end up redoing it here in my apartment with some footage from that vlog added in.
In this week’s Deja Vuesday, we’ll take a look back at a post I did way back in 2007 aptly called Happy 4th of July!!!!1:
Sup everyone it’s the Andy-San here comin’ at’cha from my desk.
I had a desk back then? Oh yeah, I remember now; it was that rad wardrobe-esque cabinet/desk combo.
Today was quite boring. I was gonna go job hunting, but I forgot that today’s the fourth and the offices are closed. So I spent most of the day sleeping since I got up semi-early (read: 11 o’clock) for nothing.
Like I said above, I went on a long bike ride as well as recorded a vlog. I also drank a Sparks mixed with Cranergy since caffeine’s no longer added to Sparks. The combo was a sweet one-two punch of drunkenness without my head feeling like it weighs 50 lbs. Thanks again, Cranergy!
I was gonna post yesterday, but I had some Sparks and McDonald’s instead so ya. It’s been 3 years since my dad’s passing and I’ve been playing guitar for 3 years in January. I still miss him, but when I think about it, if he hadn’t died, I wouldn’t have learned the joys of playing guitar. I might have asked him about it, but I wouldn’t take it very serious. I started out seriously playing guitar kinda late when compared to most of the pros (19 if you don’t feel like counting). Sometimes I wonder; what if I took guitar playing seriously back when I was getting lessons in Michigan (I was roughly 7 or 8 at the time)? I might have been one of those 12-year-olds who could rip Eruption like you see on YouTube and stuff. But alas; one cannot turn back time…yet.
It’s quite the head trip thinking that my dad’s been gone for 5 years already. I still feel like he’s floating around somewhere far away and yet closeby. It’s also unbelievable that I’ve been playing guitar for going on 5 years now, and yet, I still can’t solo that well. Perhaps I’ll stick with making heavy riffs with my 2 guitars right here (hvyriff reference FTW!) cuz I sure can’t cut it as a singer according to the YouTube comments on my singing videos. Ah fuck ’em, I still love singing even if I’m not the best. Like everything in life, as long as I make an effort to improve, I’m doing good.
In other related news, I’ve been working on a couple new riffs as well as figuring out the rhythm guitar part to “Rock You Like A Hurricane.” Today I was working on some clean, acoustic-y riffs. Oh, and Eddie Van Halen’s releasing a new amp head for around $2,000 and cabinet for about $1,100 or $3,000 for the half-stack. It’s mucho expensive, but I want, I want, I want!!!1 Check it out at Musician’s Friend.com!
I’ve been working on some new riffs lately too! I really should record my riff ideas, but since my current amp sucks the donkey dong, I’ll spare your ears until I get that Peavey Vypyr I’ve had my on since I played one at Guitar Center many moons ago. Or I could record straight from my pedals. Hmm…
Well, I’m gonna go watch some Lucky Star in a bit so later! Oh, and Happy Independence Day!! What, it’s over?! Again?!! I guess I can’t catch a break now can I? Good-night!
Well guys, I’m gonna take a shower and head to bed. Keep your eyes open for a new vlog sometime this week. Good night!