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Picture your parents drunk multiplied by 30,000, staggering around in Hawaiian getups.

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A great interview of The National is over at Sterogum wherein they discuss what they do for a living outside of being in a great rock band:

Scott and I both went through the DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art and Planning) program University of Cincinnati. It was a rigorous five-year program founded on the principles of the the Swiss and Bauhaus schools of thought, where design is more akin to plumbing than art. That’s where we met and formed our dreams of becoming future design heroes like Paul Rand or Saul Bass. Later, we found ourselves spending a significant amount of our lives designing pop-up ads for MasterCard.

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March 14, 2008 - 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm

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3AM

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Right. So, it’s really late, but I’m still up.

This is partially because I had some musical idea in my head that I just had to get out. And it goes a little something like this:

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March 12, 2008 - 7:05 am at 7:05 am

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Tris McCall reviews The Meltdowns

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Jersey City luminary Tris McCall (progenitor of the irreplaceable Pop Music Abstract) has reviewed my band’s EP, No Authority, Direction, or Control.

I bask in the virtual glow of his Internet warmth – the review is very long… Much longer than I would have imagined anybody but myself (and the rest of the guys) to spend on this album. It’s very good overall, so I’m tickled chartreuse.

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March 12, 2008 - 6:58 am at 6:58 am

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February Album Writing Month

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I participated a little bit in February Album Writing Month this year. I didn’t write 14 1/2 songs, but I got a lot farther than I usually do, coming up with 8 full songs or song fragments. The pressure to try to write something everyday helped catapult my writing ability a little bit, I think, so there are a couple of gems in there (that need polishing, of course).

My profile as Panther Lake on FAWM

Not to mention, the encouragement you get from other FAWMers is priceless. It makes me wish they ran it more than once a year, or kept the site online permanently for we song writers to have a place to keep our notes and sketches.

I’m currently attempting to convert one of the songs under my FAWM profile to a Meltdowns song. There are pros and cons to playing with a group, but it definitely wins against playing by yourself. Sometimes you really need other people to throw ideas at to see if they actually stick.

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March 12, 2008 - 6:21 am at 6:21 am

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