Archive for February, 2009

Post #27: Whoever Wrote This Should Be Given $1,000,000

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Dear Alice,

My brother’s worried about the gaming industry just as I’ve worried about the music industry. It’s just not as profitable to make quality games or quality music as it is to make popular games and popular music.

Q: Why make good music when you can just get under their skin, take what you can, and leave?
A: Because you’ll feel icky inside. Because good music lasts.

It’s the same with good people. If you’re mean/greedy, you’d better be prepared for them to cut their losses and never return again.

Q: How far can you go with being a mean person?
A: As far as you can while still being able to sleep at night.

In one of our bathroom readers, the inventor of the bra had her patent sold for cheap, and the man who bought it ran off with a fortune. That bothers me. Somewhat.

Q: When do you cash your songs in?
A: Before you die, and before someone steals them from you.

Post #26: February is “no coffee, yes apartment” Month

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Dear Alice,

I’ve booked February as “no coffee; yes apartment” month. The place is shaping up to be wonderful, and I feel better already. You’d be surprised how important it is to me to feel like everything is in the right place. If you’re like me, and you rearrange your furniture every four months, then you do understand.

March is going to be “yes music” month. It’ll get me ready for my April show. I’ve got a bunch of ideas floating around, as always, and hopefully I’ll learn how to write several songs in a month, instead of one song in several months. It’s that 80%-20% rule, extended to 95%-5%. I write about 95% of a song in four days, and then I spend two and a half months to get that last 5% done.

I’m also going to get some help, to accelerate my music learnings, y’all. My friend, Myke Mazzei, who helped me record the songs currently up on the site, is going to help me learn how to use my own recording equipment this Thursday. Also, hopefully, his band will back me up on stage after a few practices together. Perhaps some “Sea of Love”, y’know?

This has been a fun month. I cut out coffee, and I simply crave chocolate. They always said that to do without one craving, you need to replace it with another. It’s just a matter of doing so with a healthier one.

Post #25: Moving On Up

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Dear Alice,

The website’s moving up! It shows up third on the Google search. I’m almost the most famous “David St Bernard” out there!

I wonder if my sleep schedule is so that I should be sleeping from 7am to 3pm?

In other news, when you give up coffee for the month of February, you crave a lot of chocolate. I’m on day three, and I’m rationalizing the purchase of these huge President’s Choice 300 g chocolate bars. I put them on the edge of my cubicle to share with others, but I’m eating the majority.

I wrote a song at IKEA called “Sing for My Supper” and it’s really simple. I was thinking about pursuing music as a career, and it sort of came out. We’ll see.