10.16.2006

Sitting in class...ahhhhhhhhhh

In class this morning, ah, I've pretty much checked out for the day already, there's all kinds of things that need to be done, and school and more homework is towards the bottom of the list. Whadduhyoudo in a situation like this? On to other things.....June Come Fast!!!

There's no band practice this week, Paul and his family are heading to North Carolina to do something...I think he's tried to explain it a few times, but many things with Paul start and stay in the realm of the ABSTRACT. I get a kick out of him trying to articulate (in words) the sounds he wants to hear in the band. We'll be practicing, and words like "hollow", "open", and "you know what I'm sayin'" are frequently used, but rearely understood.

Paul: "Jon, what I'm hearing is something a little more ringy and open."
Jon: "Ok, so what do you want me to do?"
Paul: "Leave it a little more open."
Jon: "OK, got it" (not really)
Paul: "Do you know what I'm sayin?"
Jon: "Kind of, but not really"
Paul: "Just do some of the stuff you were doing before, but let it hang a little"
Jon: "alright, I'll hang a little in the verse??? Then hammer it in the chorus?"
Paul: "Totally"
Jon: "OK"

It's this kind of dialogue that makes it so fun!!

It's comic relief, I love it!

Tuesday, instead of practice, Matt and I will be heading to Changs!!!

And by the way...............
What do the following words have in common?

FREE
FOOD
DINNER
BBQ

Ahhh, more food on the mind!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

man i cannot even begin to tell you how happy this post makes me! i remember suffering through pauls diatribes about tone and beats (nothing beats his mimicking of drums w/those pseudo-beatbox sounds- boom chicka boom boom chicka chicka)

terry

Dan said...

Too easy! All these words are in a very exclusive club. Other notable members include the club's vice president, vaccuum, and the president, bookkeeper. Also, I hate to admit it but butter is also a member.

Matt said...

Lol, this post made me laugh. I love it. One of my favorite lines from Paul is "do something creative". Todd used to get that one a lot, haha.