January 19th, 2003


Beer goodness... class sadness...

Yesterday was the last day of my level 1 class.

They rule.

I'm really proud of everything they accomplished in their eight weeks, but there's this nagging at the back of my skull that I've somehow let them down. That I didn't push them far enough, or hard enough. I want to be able to help the find what they're looking for. Why they're there.

Some of them aren't going on. Some because of monetary reasons, some because they can't make the time commitment... there's SO much potential there. I hope that when they can pick it back up again, that they do.

After class, though... there was beer.

komos, c_m_i, Mel, Joe and I volunteered for another Beer Summit event. It was awesome, and there was lots of loot. I'll update on the loot later.

"And I find it kind of funny
And I find it kind of sad
That the dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had..."
-Mad World
  • Current Music
    Gary Jules - Mad World


I just found 6 T tokens that I *KNOW* I purchased back when they were only 85 cents each... do you know what that means?! I just saved NINETY CENTS! That's like... almost a dollar!

Too easily amused.
  • Current Mood

It's a Mad World...

So Smallville ended with Mad World the other night, which I first heard on the Donnie Darko soundtrack. The song sorta... clings to my brain, so I've been listening to it since this morning, and decided I needed to give it a shot...

I got a really good first track down... few parts I needed to re-take. No biggie... but then there was this huge vomit, and while I was cleaning up the main track, it suddenly vanished. All I was left with were the re-takes.

So I stopped.

Around 9:30, as I was about to climb into bed, the brain said, "Do it again."

So here it is. Very rough, not cleaned up (lots of popping 'p' sounds and such). At some points you can tell where I cut between one take and another. And actually, because the roomie came home (and I don't like singing when there are other people in the house, roomie or no) I only sang the chorus once. I just copied that part out of the earlier take and managed to synch it up for the second round of chorus.

I guess I'm getting better with the technical end.

Mad World - 763KB (Real Media)

Again, please right click and save locally rather than trying to stream.

And no, for the first time, I've opted not to lock a recording down to friends only. Eventually I'll be adding a 'ripoffs of other people's music' section to my webpage, so... :P

  • Current Music
    Mad World - as sung by me