Thursday, April 26, 2012

Been trying out new camera

Just as the title says, I have been trying out my new camera. Not much today at all though. I have been sleeping most of the day. I am catching on sleep I missed before my overnight shift the previous night. I should be better prepared for the 10 pm - 7 pm shift this time. Man, God really is teaching me something here - I just know it. I have barely started, but I can feel him leading me somewhere with this. He's totally in the "storm." I say storm because the body feels that with the "sleep shock." haha. It all depends on your attitude. I can do all things through Christ. I just have to want to. I am in my own unique situation, as everyone on this earth is, and I must make the best of it. I just woke up 30 minutes ago and I am feeling alright. By the time my shift rolls around I will be spiff!

I will eventually get around to editing my documented video adventure of getting my new camera. I just need to find out how resolve the story. It is a cool camera. I have taken cool pictures and one really neat video with Jordan. He is my cameraman in this video:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2nd Gig Invitation

I've been invited to my old workplace for a steak cookout Friday around noontime. They told me to bring my guitar. It should be fun! This is my second "gig." The first time was another cookout; at the time I did still work there. It's gonna be cool to see my former co-workers again. Ahh the memories...

I'm bringing more of my metal side with me this time, so I hope they won't mind. I dropped down to Drop D. Last time I was in Standard E and didn't have much material. At least I can rock out and "fake it" when I don't know what to play. I'm not used to playing in standard tunings. I should have more material this time. Heck, I will probably only play 30 minutes in all. I have my new Fender amp this time. Lot less gear to worry about. I will have to remember to bring my camera. Maybe I can connect with a few of them on Facebook. :)

EDIT: Moved to Friday.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Soon to order HD Cam

If the Lord wills and the creek don't rise, I am going to order my Canon T3i with the 18-55 mm lens Monday morning. :) I plan on making a video of my ordering it. I would make that tomorrow's Analyzed Within video, but I don't want to order early. I get a text to let me know what my paycheck is going to be. I am still not sure what to make tomorrow's video about. I upload videos every Saturday on that new channel. I guess it doesn't always have to be guitar playing. I don't always have a project to share, because I work on different stuff. Hey! I just had an idea! What if I make a video on how to become a successful guitar player? Or maybe, how I progressed? There are a lot of people who watch my Three Year Guitar Evolution and wonder how I did it. Yes, I think I shall make a video on how I did it. I want to tell that story anyway. :)

By the way, when I reach 101 subscribers on my Analyzed Within channel, I will make a video that following Saturday about the meaning of that artist name. It has a spiritual application. I say 101 because I am subscribed to myself with my Fireball channel. That's what the other big channels do. Maybe to identify with both channels?

Reoccurring Nightmare

I keep having dreams I am late for work. In last night's dream, I was only going to be late a few minutes. But I've had a dream before that I was late for two whole hours! Every time I try to get to work on time, in the dream, time somehow speeds up. People look at me funny when I tell them it's my worst nightmare. Currently, it's the most stressful dream I ever have. It's crazy. I don't know why it's such a big deal in my mind. It's good I view punctuality a virtue, but this extreme? This year, I have probably had about five different dreams about being late for work. What could be causing these?

It makes me paranoid the following morning of the dream.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

True Defiance

Today, Demon Hunter's True Defiance album comes out. However, I pre-ordered and my package arrived yesterday. ^_^ You can see my unboxing in this video below.

The album is very awesome. I like the new tight sound they went for! The DVD included was a nice interview of Ryan Clark, the lead singer. While I was thinking they were going to show behind the scenes of the studio, Ryan spoke well of God and the band's stand for their faith. I thought that was very cool. I wish more bands did that. 

My favorite ballad right now is "Dead Flowers." It's pretty melancholy in a good way. "I am a Stone" is also a beautiful ballad, but it's only a strings arrangement. I would need a different category in my mind, since it's a different kind of ballad with no electric guitars. I think my favorite darkest and heaviest song is "We Don't Care." There are many others that are awesome, but that main riff is reminiscent of my song "Decimate." I like that style of riffing.

As far as my composing goes, it's kinda been at a stand-still as of late. I am practicing guitar. I hope to get back into the composing stage today after work.

Totally switching gears, I am going to be switched to overnight position at Walmart in a few weeks. I'm really looking forward to the experience I am going to gain. Walmart is my planned career path. A department manager is my first goal. I'm really excited about this opportunity to learn.