Monday, March 7, 2011

An Idea

So this is just a quick thought but if anyone knows of any good ways to distribute our music over the internet, leave a suggestion in the comments section. I would really like to be able to sell our stuff to people everywhere but I have never done this before.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Departing and Future Fortune

Sorry that I haven't been on in the past couple of days guys. I have been staying at my father's house and haven't had access to the internet.

So I am heading back to school today after a week of being home and taking care of my mother. It will be nice to go back and get my life back to normal. I do have to say that I am sad to go knowing that my mother is going to be heartbroken for the next couple of days as well as without help in caring for herself.

In other news, I got a call from my buddy last night. He told me that we have a confirmed CD release show on the 26th of March at a really nice bar/lounge back home. This will be the first time we play live without being an opening band. I can't tell you how excited I am for this opportunity although I am going to have to sing live for the first time in years as we are going to play the songs as they were recorded and we added lyrics to one of our songs at the last minute for the album. I am very nervous about this.

Also, there are a couple of local radio stations here and we have been played multiple times on them. I just can't believe that there are some people who like us.

I got a comment about a Facebook fan page and I just want you guys to know that there is one at : So if you guys like our stuff and want to like us on Facebook, feel free.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Strings Have Been Slayed

So in my info, it says that I play guitar and I know I've mentioned music in some of the comments I've given but I feel like none of it is worth mentioning if people can't see the product of my work. I am in a band called The Loogies. We are just a couple of guys trying to make music that is fun to play and hopefully sounds good to everyone else. We are not some stupid screamo or core band. We only classify ourselves as rock.

If you guys would like to check us out, you can listen to some of our stuff at If you like it, perhaps you will friend us or even just comment on this post. I would love some feedback on what we've done. Also, these are just three songs off of our album. There are more and maybe if enough people like us, we will try to start selling them online instead of just at local record stores.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Drink to Forget

This has been a tough year for many of us. It seems as if everyone I know is being affected by the state of the economy. I have a friend who was living in NYC trying to establish himself as a respected chef (he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America) that had to move back home to his parents place this month because there was no money to be made in the area he was living in. Lucky for him, he has a very supportive family that is allowing him to stay at home without paying rent because even now, he has been working very hard at another restaurant here and hasn't been payed in three weeks as the restaurant isn't making much money.

My father too is another case. During my winter break from college, I watched him sit around for a two weeks, logging maybe seven hours per week at work due to the lack of work out there. When times are tough like that, he takes his frustration to the bottle. Don't get me wrong, he's not a loser. He's what you call a functioning alcoholic. He drinks every day (and has been cutting back) but still goes to work sober every morning. He tries his hardest to pay his bills and somehow, even with the winter being so hard on him, he manages to pay on time every month. He is a good man, my father, and it is really hard to see him drunk all day when he has no work because he doesn't want to think about the lack of money and the upcoming bills. It makes me feel very fortunate that I was able to get between 35 and 42 hours per week doing tree work.

The kicker of this is that we live on Martha's Vineyard. We are not the rich people that most people think of when they think of the Vineyard. Those people generally have a second house here. We are the locals. The people who keep things running here with our hard work when the rich people aren't here. So many people just don't know that side of the Vineyard.

Anyway, I suppose I've been rambling. Back to that first friend. Last night, him and I got together with a few other local friends and got drunk. It was nice to see them all again and drink some beers and tell stories and remember our history together and forget our present states of misery. Now I'm hung over. Meh.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Mother

So my mother is a very sick person. She has been hospitals / mental hospitals since I was a young child. It was never something that I thought was out of the ordinary but in recent years, it has become apparent to me that she is sick. Her problems include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and now, a swollen leg with wounds that won't heal. these problems mean that she is not able to do a lot of things on her own. This wouldn't be much of a problem if she still had a visiting nurse to help her but my little brother screwed that one up by coming over and stealing her pills in front of a nurse, causing the nurse to deem the place too dangerous to visit.

Currently, I am at her house trying to take care of her and help her leg get better so she doesn't lose it. This is only a problem for me because I go to college three hours and a boat ride away so I am missing class and going broke as a round trip visit costs me about $150 with gas and boat ticket.

I guess the reason that I am writing this is to get out some frustration that I've been feeling lately. Frustration from my mother feeling that once my girlfriend and I are here, that we are her slaves and we don't have the right to go out and visit our friends. Frustration from not being able to make her better. Frustration from knowing that I can't keep doing this or I will end up failing my classes and going broke.

Meh. Whatever. I just wanted to get something off my chest.

Monday, February 28, 2011

An Introduction to the Madness to Come

Sometimes one feels as if he/she has become automated in their ways. It's not that it is necessarily bad to have this feeling, it's just that sometimes it becomes apparent that one has fallen into a cycle that seems endlessly repetitive and that going through certain events in one's day becomes nothing more than going through the motions and waiting for the next event.

These feelings can be normal and harmless, I feel, but recognition of this way of life can also lead one to start developing feelings of depression, hopelessness, and self-loathing. This is why I am writing to all of you who care to read. It is my hope that in doing so, I may add a new aspect to my life and gain the ability to take a step out of my normal routine to look back on the events that take place in my day to day life and find some way to change or reflect on what I am doing rather than just brushing it aside and moving on to the next event.

On top of recalling and analyzing my daily activities, I would also like to share a few of the thoughts that have been on my mind that made an impression on me that I feel could make someone elses' mind spark.