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.