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writing like a champ does [24 May 2008|02:05pm]
[ mood | bored ]

More writing. More writing. More writing.

I've fully written Orientation, Smiles Times, Don't Fall Asleep and a song with the working title of Girly Crazy Baby Lady. I have verses for WTF Happened?, SMASH!, Playstation, Normal, and Mostly Harmless. I scratched the idea for Turn The Page, the verses for which I'll probably use for a collab MPFM wants to do. The only song I haven't touched yet is Monster and that's because I want to work closely with Doc Pop on that one. And that leaves the skit, and asking a couple people if they wanna be on the album. All this, and I only really have three beats.

With this album I'm going to be the king of the scratch track. Me, fruity loops, and simple kick, snare, high hat, and clap sounds. Record those, send em off to tanner or snyder or doc pop or maybe even shael. And if I cross my fingers and ask real nice, maybe I can even get one from dj john. I still need to ask people if they want to be on the album. Wheelie Cyberman who just dropped the first track from Supercommuter (which is going to be an amazing project), Bethzilla who I just wrote a part for the other day, and I'm going back and forth if I want to do a posse style track of if I just want to get YT on the record. Probably just YT. I have a lot of buddies I want to get on the album, but these songs are writing themselves on this go and I have a lot to say. I might do a fun Collabicide style EP in the future so I can get The Former Fat Boys, Dual Core, Doc Pop, Shael, Karl, Hella, tanner, and Zealous to spit some more bars with me.


Things with me and the girl are still...werid. I focus like a laser and she purposely doesn't. I just met her at the wrong time in her life, but I wonder how long I wait before I admit that it sucks and I don't like it. But I really like hanging out with her. She's quickly becoming one of my best friends. Tuna might have her killed soon lol. Oldboy is going to be moving into my apartment complex, very likely in my same building. Lord knows I like a good hassle. But even though it's not what I'd like, I still love seeing her and spending time with her and spoiling her and being spoiled by her. In a different reality we're the cutest couple ever. In this one though we're a kinda secret ninja pseudo couple. Grumble.

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vox [18 Jul 2007|12:13am]
I don't know if I've announced it on my LJ or not, but I've been keeping my personal blog over on Vox. hisbeefyness.vox.com to be exact. You should all use vox too because A) It's better than LJ and B) I totally need more vox friends. Please!
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Progress [12 Nov 2006|11:51am]
I will finish the following in the next 2 days:

The Sound (w. Doctor Popular)
Nerdcore For Life(done)
Webcomic Junkie
The Legend of Jones McFly

Yes, I'm making a song called The Legend of Jones McFly, and it'll be amazing!
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Seattle Setlist [08 Nov 2006|12:04am]
Seattle at Fuel will go as such...

Tub of Tabasco
I Don't Wanna Be Right
Whitesican
Bit Pop [a Shael Riley cover song]
Creative Process
wonderfulamazing
Write A Song About...
Outside Paradise
Internet Celebrity
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It's Business, It's Business Time! [31 Oct 2006|07:32am]
I'd say I have roughly 25 days before the album needs to be done so I can burn copies and make disks and whatnot for the Seattle show (and possibly other shows in the future.)

With Boise I haven't had time to do much in the way of my earlier check list except confirm that Joe Dunn would still do the artwork and I have asked YT Cracker to be on the Tub of Tabasco Remix.

Speaking of the ToT Remix, it's a potential monster. If I'm able to get the beat out to everyone and everyone gets me their vocals in time, it'll feature YT Cracker, Fanatical, Shael Riley, Doctor Popular, MC Plus+, and MC Router. We'd cover the northwest, the rocky mountains, florida, new york city, the bay area, the midwest, and mothafuckin' Texas. Again, the only hard part is getting the beat together with doc pop and getting everyone's vocals as soon as possible.

I'm also potentially adding another new song as soon as I get a beat. I still need to get a beat I like for the song idea I have for Webcomic Junkie as well. Webcomic Junkie might be an important song to get me a push if the people I rap about like it and decide to give it a link. So I needs to get on and crackin'.
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I change my mind a lot [24 Oct 2006|08:27pm]
Setlist for Boise this Saturday...

Tub of Tabasco
I Don't Wanna Be Right
Whitesican
Nerd
Bit Pop [a Shael Riley cover]
Creative Process
Feel So Good
Write A Song About...
Internet Celebrity
Mint Potion [with MC Router]

Setlist for Seattle on December 2nd with Optimus Rhyme and The Goondocks
(Here's the thing about this one, I'm not as of yet sure how long my set will be. That being said, I'll plan out for a half hour until I hear back from Wheelie.)

Tub of Tabasco
I Don't Wanna Be Right
Whitesican
Bit Pop [a Shael Riley cover]
Feel So Good
Creative Process
wonderfulamazing
Buy This CD
Write A Song About...
Nerd
Internet Celebrity

Should I go for an hour I also have Outside Paradise, 1-800-NERDCORE, some more cover songs, Sellout, and maybe newer stuff.
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Boise Setlist [20 Oct 2006|07:59pm]
Tub of Tabasco
I Don't Wanna Be Right
Whitesican
Bit Pop cover song
Feel So Good
Creative Process
Write A Song About...
Nerd
1-800-NERDCORE
Internet Celebrity

Half of power yo!
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To Do List followed by a long and boring blog. [18 Oct 2006|11:02am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Things to do for upcoming Tube Technology album:
-Rerecord vocals for Applesauce Baptism, Write A Song About..., and Rockopolousaninjananophone remix.

-Ask YT Cracker if he wants to be on Tub of Tabasco Remix

-Record second verse of For Life

-Write and Record Webcomic Junkie

-Change breakdown part of Buy This CD

-Change outro of 1-800-NERDCORE, also see if Spellah has done a different mixdown.

-See if it's not too late to do an intro for 1-800-NERDCORE

-Reconfirm with Joe Dunn that he'll do the cover and back art.

Woo! 14 songs plus an interlude and we'll have ourselves some Tube Technology. Most of the songs have been heard before but it'll be cool to have them all in one place and easily placed in an mp3 player. Sunday I finished recording Outside Paradise to a DJ Snyder beat which I submitted to this week's SongFight, then last night I got Router's vocals for GP which is again on a Snyder beat. I have now worked with DJ Snyder music more than I have with Doc Pop or Shael Riley. I love his upbeat west coast style and he knows what I like. Him and Ryan St. Cameraman are two of the most talented 16 year olds I've ever met and have had the good pleasure of working with.

Jones and I are going to move into a tiny house in Richland in January. I'll be poor until then and I imagine that will be the soonest I can make the move. Rent will be amazingly cheap, my half being a mere $225 a month at most plus the cost of other stuff. So with the cost of my half of rent ($255), my cell phone (~$60), credit cards (~$100), gas (~$100), and my half of cable internet (~$25) I'll either need more hours, a raise, a new job, or a combination of those options. All this stuff runs about $540 and I only make $600 a month on average. It kicked my ass but I wonder if I could work for Kellogg Snacks again? I'm not positive they were big fans of mine while I was there, but ya never know. There are positions with the Pasco School Dist. I qualify for, and since everyone knows and loves my mom I might be able to use that to get paid around $11 or $12 an hour, which is more than I was even making with Kellogg.

Shael says I should move to a big city instead of moving into a tiny house with Jones. He suggests New York city, but I'm pretty sure he's just a little biased. However, if he and Ivy do go through with their plans of buying a house and setting up a studio in the basement that they would rent out to local artists, I'd be a fool not to go there. And because I know Shael will eventually read this: Hey Shael, if I go there I'm totally crashing on your couch until I find gainful employment. Deal with it.

For all the time I've been in school I only have 41 credits all geared towards...I don't know what. Having an AA would greatly improve my chances getting a better job, but I don't want a career in anything CBC can offer and I've shown myself to not be reliable when it comes to going to school. My interests change quarter to quarter. First quarter I wanted a CS degree. Then I realized I hated computers and only got joy in helping others use them. Then I thought if I took art classes I could become an artist but I became self conscience when I saw people way more talented than myself so I stopped going to those classes. I thought a degree in WSU's Digital Technology and Culture would be ideal for me since in combines English with user interfaces and databases, but it would require me to boost my GPA which would mean retaking the current classes I'm taking which I hate. Creative writing can blow me. What will I be into next quarter if I continue with CBC? I don't know, political science maybe? It blows my mind how you can get an AA in political science at CBC but not a degree in English. Why does CBC hate me? Obviously Shael is right and I just live in the wrong city. But looking at it requirements, I'm almost halfway through a political science AA and if I don't stay in school I don't have health insurance from my mom's carrier so why the hell not. Sure I'll have to tell a lot of half truths to father ("Well I didn't fail any of my classes if that's what you're asking") but it may be worth it. I only want the degree for the piece of paper anyway, I doubt anyone will care what it's in. I just wanna make nerdcore music and have a job on the side. Maybe I could get a job helping people open their e-mail. That stuff is fun. Helping people who know absolutely nothing about technology is one of the few joys I get out of being a nerd. But I care not for programming, coding, hardware, ect.

I stopped eating fast food and drinking soda. It's only been a little over a week but I have to imagine this is the hardest part. I would hit a fast food joint twice a day and stop for drinks later at least once. While I'd like to be able to say that I'm doing it to be healthy, I'm not. If I lose weight it'll only be a bonus to me saving money. I was spending hundreds of dollars on fast food a month and skipping things like paying for my cell phone. Now that I have credit cards to pay I can't fuck around anymore. Credit is important from what I understand. Like the Internet, this shit is serious business. I guess losing a few pounds wouldn't be such a bad thing though what with the Seattle show being very important to me. Beefy gots to be lookin' good. This last paycheck was spent with the quickness as I made a cell phone payment and a credit payment at the same time so I'm broke until Nov 26th and that money will go towards getting to and staying in Boise. Thankfully I was able to hack the Matrix and get an overdraft fee waived, So now I have some gas money and I was able to buy a gift for Amy's upcoming birthday. Oddly enough, I realized that Jones and I will be recording Just Another Lazy Podcast #50 on Amy's birthday. Obviously it'll be a very special day. Ok, I need to shower for work. Peace out party people.

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Musical updateness [22 Sep 2006|08:42am]
I need to get to work, but I felt like posting.

I have recorded vocals for Balloon Flight, parts of my vocals for 1GB's Unwired, I recorded half of a new song called "Life" using a DJ Snyder beat. Ryan St. Cameraman came to the casa and filmed he recording the track which made me feel weird since I've never recorded in front of others. Dan said he liked the song and it might make it's way on the Nerdcore For Life trailer and/or actual film. Yay. If I play it a bunch more times I might be able to perform 1-800-Nerdcore in Boise and/or Seattle which could be cool.

Last night was Shael's show and I haven't heard from him since. He may have actually rocked so hard that it killed him. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I must see video footage!
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sometimes i write music [01 Sep 2006|03:27pm]
After many weeks (or maybe months at this point) of the idea being in my head, I've finally written 1-800-NERDCORE to a very awesome Baddd Spellah beat. I'll have to layer the vocals in some areas, but I'm going to try to keep it at a minimum since this will be the kind of song I'd want to do live the next time I hit a stage (at this point the next time is still set to be in Boise, ID for BoCon with the fantastic MC Router and MC Plus+)

It's also come to my attention that I still have yet to record a final draft for Balloon Flight. I recorded a clean version of The Session, but not the fantastic Balloon Flight. Looks like Shael isn't the only lazy one. At least he has an excuse now that he has a girlfriend. My excuse is, "Dude, I was drawing a picture of Jones fighting a giant Hostess fruit pie! Seriously, this is way more important."

I am desperately trying to find people who will recreate some of my old beats for me. The biggest problem is with David's Sister and Whitesican. I need them to be similar lengths and tempos so I can slide them underneath the animations and then they can go on TV maybe. Sadly I don't know the tempos so that makes it difficult. I'm currently begging Doc Pop to do the version of David's Sister and I've asked everyone in the world to do me a version of Whitesican (Crisis is currently trying his hand at it.) I've also asked T-Byte to do a version of Internet Celebrity, and DJ Snyder to do a version of Buy This CD. I want to do a remake of I Don't Wanna Be Right but I don't know how to do it without that sped up sample. That chorus is key!

So far MC Router is suppose to be on a track as is Doctor Popular. I have an idea for a song I want Shael to be on and to make the beat for. And I still have more beats to beg Drown Radio and DJ Snyder for. Twenty Sided Rhyme will be a winner kids!
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[22 Aug 2006|12:20am]
I've decided that vodka isn't for me. Thank you for your time.
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music making [16 Aug 2006|11:46am]
Tanner called me and told me not to come in until 1:30. I didn't even know I was working today. This is the kind of stuff I luck out on, not anything cool.

I've been doing a lot of recording recently. I rerecorded Feel So Good, I wrote and recorded a new song called GP that I'm doing with Router, and I wrote and recorded my verse for a song Doc Pop and I are doing. I'm not sure if we've agreed on a name for it yet, but I wanna call it The Sound. I actually recorded two different version of the verse, the first being low-key and the second being my upbeat style. I realized that when I'm not bringing energy to a track I sound bored or tired and there are enough horrible rappers that do that, so I went with the high energy stuff even though I always sound the same. I really liked how that verse came out and I just need to record a few more things for the choruses and such. I don't know how many of these beats have samples are whatever, but hopefully I can use em for the album.

Today or tomorrow I'm going to record final versions of Balloon Flight and The Session for Tri-Forc3. We move slowly, but hopefully our music will be loved by all and no one will care. Yay.
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more internet friends [13 Aug 2006|10:18am]
For the record: I would totally make out with Shael and I would be honored if he asked me to do such things.

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been a while since I've done word balloons [10 Aug 2006|01:24am]
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gaaaaaaah [09 Aug 2006|01:06am]
[ mood | bored ]

I have been soooo bored today. Sooooo bored. I don't usually get bored while on the internets. I have fun site to go to, forums to check, WoW to play, and so on. But today all that shit did not interest me. Especially WoW. Today I was reminded why I stopped playing in January: It's no fun to do the mission by yourself or with strangers. When Hank, Hanwool, and I would lan for all kinds of hours it was fun as hell and we could all communicate easily. But I'm running around like a retard trying to figure out how I'm going to do any of my missions since they were all orange or red level.
Add to that the fact that there has been very few updates on the RT bbs and the fact that I didn't have to go to work, I've just been doing nothing. Well that's not true, I did do a couple things.

I saw the pilot of the new Aaron Sorkin show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I've been pumped up for this show since it was announced. I already knew the cast (tons of West Wing regulars) and I had read the pilot script. I was surprised that they almost completely cut out the "bad guy" co-exec producers from the pilot, and I have to agree that the actress playing Harriet Hayes isn't all that great and her character in general seems like a bore, but otherwise it was yet another brilliant Aaron Sorkin hour of television that I was able to enjoy before it's premiere thanks to NetFlix. I also have to say that Heroes looks like it might not suck taint.

I did some doodling today. I started with Router, than she posted a pic of her and Jaylyn in the bbs, so I drew Jaylyn. Then I was trying to draw me with the mohawk and couldn't get it to look right, so I just drew me in classic fashion.



I'd like to do a whole series of these of all my real life and nerdcore buddies, but I get lazy.

Ok I'm done. I'm so bored I'm just going to sleep.

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my new hair [06 Aug 2006|08:53am]
[ mood | dorky ]


Ladies, it's ok to admit that you want a piece. You're not the only one.
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PAX, here I come! [03 Aug 2006|12:50am]
Hey Internet, check it out. I got my PAX pass in the mail today. As you can see by my expression, having my pass makes me super tough. Oh yeah, and sexy.

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Win a shirt! [02 Aug 2006|10:56pm]
Because I was on Attack of the Show for all of three seconds, the good people at G4 decided to send me a t-shirt. The problem with me being the size I am is that I can never take advantage of free swag. They sent me an XL t-shirt which is too small for me and much too large for Jones and Paige. So we decided why don't we "classy" it up and write some stuff on it and give it to a fan??

But then we thought hell no! We should make them work for it! The FAITHFUL SEVEN have had almost a two week head start on this, but you too have a chance to win a t-shirt that probably won't fit you and you really didn't want in the first place. The rules are easy: Send us something to show us your love. Pictures, art, audio, arts and/or crafts. ANYTHING that you think we will like. We've gotten three entries so far (if I'm not mistaken) and they're all really great. The bar has been set extra high.

E-mail me your entries at beefyness at gmail dot com and you could win this fantastic shirt and we'll probably put some stickers and some buttons and maybe a patch on it. The sky is the limit. SEND IN YOUR ENTRY TODAY!



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yay [17 Jul 2006|02:35pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

I'm feeling rather productive. I'm two verses in on Die of Virgin. Shael sent me a new beat which I'm compiling a list of ideas for. And Baddd Spellah said he'd do a beat for me as well! I'm feeling the love.

Even though I never update my LJ I check my friends page everyday because I love the people on my friendlist almost as much as I love reading whatever they feel like typing. It now makes me want to update as well. Beefyness.com updates pretty much just consist of Just Another Lazy Podcast updates once a week and I never feel like writing about my day. I do however like to type about the musica when I'm feeling particularly productive.

I have 10 track ideas for the album I'm trying to put together including finished songs like Tub of Tabasco and Feel So Good (which I need to rerecord bits of). I don't really like the idea of having too many guest spots on a solo album. It's solo for a reason. But with that being said I do want to feature Doc Pop, YTCracker, and Shael Riley. And I'll for sure pepper song Paige & Jones show in there as well. I figure I'm getting a lot of good collaboration projects with Tri-Forc3 so I don't feel like I'm missing out.

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new song you won't hear [15 Jul 2006|12:33am]
[ mood | frustrated ]

Wow, I haven't updated this thing since I was whoring my SongFight entry. Good times with my "friend flooding."

Anywho, there have been some developments with the album I was trying to make. Basically I've been letting every track leak on my podcast and on my myspace, but now I can't really do that. But I like making music just as much as I like feedback, so this is rough. I figure if I at least write about my new song it'll make up for some of that. I'll do it here because all of, like, three people will read it.

My new song is called Die A Virgin (beat by DJ Snyder who is awesome and who also did the beat for Ego Monster) and it's pretty much a silly song about me being a 20 year old virgin. I just realized how 98% of my music can be summed up with the phrase "a silly song about _______." Obviously this song isn't going to play up on the really depressing parts about being a virgin my age, but it will instead focus on the comical stuff. If I couldn't laugh at this kind of foolishness I don't think I'd ever leave my room because I'd be too busy trying to cry away the hurt. This isn't the ideal situation, but it's not like I'm living a horrible life.

In other music related news, I really wanna make more Tri-Forc3 stuff but Shael and Router are both very busy folks. It's easy for me to pump out new stuff since I'm not in school and I only work part-time and I don't really have a life. While Amy was here I didn't write anything new cause I was busy hanging out with her and Jones & Paige. Now that she's gone and I won't be staying up until 4am just watching TV, I have a lot more time to write. This is not a luxury Router and Shael have sadly. Lucky for me I just got some new beats from my go to guy Doctor Popular.

This was boring. I'm outta here.

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