Friday, December 08, 2006

I've got a new set of wheels!

After deciding that my current Schwinn road bike, though a good bike, was not really the bike I needed for what I use it for: daily city travel. Sure, it goes fast and handles well, but it treats every pothole like a moon crater and I wasn't really using it's enchanced aerodynamics. So, after doing some shopping around, I picked up a Giant Cypress EX. It's a hybrid, meaning it's somewhere between a road bike and a mountain bike. It's also built for comfort, with adjustable shocks, on-handle shifting and a quick-release seat with some give to it, as well. The end result is that, though it doesn't handle as tightly as my Schwinn, it rides alot nicer. I'm excited. It's like buying a new car.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

For the first time since I was 18, I have no synthesizers or any musical instruments of any kind. I reached a decision last week. It's been almost 2 years since I've completed a new song. Though there's a handful of songs in various stages sitting on my computer, it seems I had this extremely long-running creative block. I'd call it laziness, but it's more than my energies have been focused in other directions. I just feel that I can't truly call myself a musician anymore and the stuff I had left was just going to sit there, unused. It's a very strange feeling for me and part of my wishes I hadn't unloaded it all. I was even partially hoping that no one would bid on my Korg EM-1, so I could have a reason to keep it. That said, Genevieve and I are planning to move to a bigger place next year and, I hope, with that, I can bring the Hammond Organ back from my Dad's. But it's obviously not a instrument that I can make a complete song with and will function as a display piece as much as an instrument.