Friday, May 30, 2008

take that HAH!

At my gym they have karate classes for kids, and the other day I over heard a conversation between two yellow belts and an older purple belt. The yellows were about 8yrs and the purple, probably 10. The convo went something like this...

purple: your belt looks like melted butter!

yellow: no it doesn't!, well... your belt it looks like it looks like a a pur purple perpendicular line wr wrapped around you!







to say the least, it made my day.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oil Change?

I made skyler get an oil change this last time she was in OR. It was well overdue. We decided to get a goody out of the quarter machine. We wanted the big ol' eyeball...




Thank You CARL SWENSON for the music!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

DEAR OREGON


How I do love thee so, I wrote you a poem I thought you should know,
everyday i wake up, and think of how I have such luck,
to be here in a place that's green and safe
so what, it rains, and rains and rains, at least it smells good and we all know we should
be thankful for that because water we need and yes it can be a bit melancholy
but trust me, i love it more than smog and all those road hogs down in LA
which by the way is and is not as great as it seems
i mean, i miss the excitement, i miss the beach, but that's okay it's not far out of reach
i visit ever so often for shows, family and such
but like i said, i do love Oregon, i love it very much!

Monday, May 26, 2008

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?

my favorite. favorite favorite.

I don't watch television but I'm going to make a point to watch this one. mm so good I love watching people dance who can actually dance. i don't love to watch myself really but i do love dancing!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

flash flash

Tonight, I was on a balcony during the intermission of a play at the West End Theatre in the Pearl District of Portland... (Paul you were an outstanding villain)
the sun had settled behind the hill leaving the sky a glow with such vibrant golden yellow rays, illuminating the clouds so, so, uhh it was incredible. Then!... it started raining with the sun's light warming my face still. I felt so special for that moment, like I was the only one seeing this.

Not too much later, I left the play to a dark night sky and it seemed like someone was dumping buckets of water on Portland. I saw the sky flash but I didn't think anything of it, I thought maybe it was some bright light at the top of a scraper flashing or something not exciting. BUT THEN! as I was driving my car down the narrow one way streets, I saw it!

Lightning. LIGHTNING.

I parked by the river's edge and watched the veins, the lightning looked like veins. I felt how amazing God is.
Don't tell;) but I cried a little thinking about this lightning and how powerful and full of energy it is. It was so huge, stretching across the sky! I was listening to a song and as I saw it flash the lyrics sang out:
clothed in rainbows of living color, flashes of lightning and
rolls of thunder, i see the dawn is shaking, glory and power
be to you the only one i need...

And then I wondered what it would feel like to be touched by lightning. well, Hit. Lightning cannot just touch something. And God made that. He made the WHOLE earth. With the commands of his words, his voice. And that hurts my brain to think about because I just can't wrap my mind around that, it's too... I don't know, it's strange but intriguing and beautiful.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Avocado or Avacado?

Fog and Blades

Tonight I went over to Casey and Lauren Hurt's new home! This young beautiful married couple just bought a duplex and I rode my cruiser over to help paint. It was fun? YES> YES. Lauren and I laughed more than a little. Well who doesn't when you have a bit of Tequilla? Thank you Hornitos. hmm. And thank you Ben.


Monday, May 19, 2008

there's a party in my tummy, so yummy so yummy

oh Eugene how i love thee

saturday was fun. skyler and i performed at the willamette valley music festival in front of one million people! ok, maybe a couple or so hundred but who's counting? needless to say we were lucky that even they came out because it was so stinkin hot... so... just really hot.



we had fun... and she sang beautifully ofcourse.



later that evening back in corvallis...





Sklyer got Alec a Hot Wheels Hummer for his Bday, and we all know that hot cars have to come with hot ladies and that's why Lindsey is there. She's hot, she's the hot girl to make the hot car seem even hotter.


i don't know really why, but we talked about elbows that night. girls have pointier elbows than boys. that's just the way it is. usually.





we found a gigantic flower bush on the OSU campus! and it was pretty. mhmm.

we rode bikes from downtown to the campus all the way back to my place and it was grrreat because the flowers were in bloom, the sun was out and and it smelled gagood. We even serenaded each other in the MU at the grand piano.



and! when we were riding down a path in between 2 rows of tall trees, flower pedals were falling from the sky and it was so nice. flower pedals i like you very much. but only if you're falling.



so monday is my last day with her for awhile, until the end of june when i come down to LA for the screening of that film my song's in. can't wait to be in santa monica... it's where i grew up for a big part of my life. awwww.




Sunday, May 18, 2008

never again

last night i had one of the best shows of my life! the crowd consisted of chris, and...

the sound guy.
i sang my heart out to a chair of pine in the back of the room. it was magical.
i told those two to consider themselves fortunate because it was the very last time this will ever happen again.

never again.

that's all darling.

Friday, May 16, 2008

no no no

it's too hot. dagnabit.

BOMBS AWAYYYyyyyyyy


soooo, hello.

tonight? i had a good one all right.
i had a show at Bombs Away Cafe a local venue here where i live. and these boys came to watch me, one of which was an australian and the other an italian. american italian, his family originates in the region of calabria like mine! calabria is the heel of italy, or the hell. jk jk jk. (the jk is for luke)

but it was fun because for the first half they were distracting me sooo much, making me laugh. the australian kept saying the lyrics to my song right before i sang them and i had to start over when i played inLove inLove inLove. but after that they stopped so i could actually perform my songs.

and it's so stinkin hot here now, all of a sudden too! no warning temp change just BAM it's hot weather. i don't do well in heat, especially if i'm wearing jeans. no way. it doesn't work, i get moody.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

oil change?

i changed the oil in my car today, i got chocolate syrup all over my arm. but you can't taste it, it may look like chocolate syrup but it's not! it's motor oil.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

out of sight out of mind


i was thinking about how you can have a friend that is completely apart of your life, you see them almost everyday, plans are made naturally with them, and then... they move away. far far away. at first it's hard and you're sad but then you realize you're not even thinking about them at all. and then you talk to them on ichat, and you don't really care that much as long as they're well. it's sad but it's life, and that's okay. i guess.

Monday, May 12, 2008

8am

i rode my bike from work to home this morning. i started work last night at 10pm and finished this morning at 8:30am. i work during the night. all night. all night long. during the dark part of day. my bike is purple. with a basket. and now i'm going to sleep.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

avacado

I wrote a song for avacados. Because they are good.

dodo da doo, dodo da doo

when i want something green
that won't get stuck in my teeth

...aaaaavocado

it's a fruit with a skin
that is like an elephant

...aaaaaavocado

it's the best without the mess
cause it puts my mind at rest

...aaaaavocado!

dodo da dooo dodo da dooo

avocado i love you! da do


Thursday, May 8, 2008

hold on this is a long update

Ok, I had a grrreat time on my little tour down to Los Angeles from Oregon. Yes I should have posted this before but I've never been good at "blogging" anyway... I actually had a really good time driving down all by myself, gave me time to go through my thoughts and a good chunk of my ipod. I'm rating each song- going down the list alphabetically- if they get 1 star, they are outta there.

I had started off the trip at 5:30 in the morning after getting only 3 or 4 hours of sleep. AND i drove a 10 hour day! to Turlock CA where I stayed with some friends that are more like family. We bought a flat of strawberries right off the farm
and oh man, mm mmm. Darling did you know strawberries are my favorite?!

I then had my first show of the tour in Reedley at Road 56 with Molly Jensen and Trevor Davis, they are incredible. I like playing shows with artists I enjoy listening to. Then! I went up to Hume for the weekend and spent my days in the sun and trees and my nights in the recording studio. I tracked vocals for a friend who is a gifted songwriter to say the least, and my question still is: can i please do this for life? Being in the studio 3 or 4 nights in a row gave me a good appetite for more recording and anything that involves music, songwriting etc. At least for this part of my life.

-Mo, Autumn, Dakota: I love you guys.

I left hume for my next show in Ventura CA. So... they have squirrels on their beach. Weird? Yes. Creepy? YES. There were a few of them on the rocks, I had just finished the worst sushi I've ever had (but still good) (well it's sushi) (i heart sushi) anyway, i dropped a couple pieces of ginger and some wasabi down to the squirrels on the rocks. And some of them ate the ginger and tasted the wasabi! It was funny, they twitched a lot. But what's creepy is that right after I dropped stuff down, I think 39.7 squirrels came out of nowhere! And there they all were, 1.5 million of them on the rocks in front of me. Creepy. yes. I should have taken a photo for you to see... oh well.

I think the highlights of the week in LA were as follows: number 1: hanging out with my mudder who is my mother. Number 2: playing at UCLA, so many friends came out and it was fun. Number 3: having breakfast with Skyler at Cafe 101. and p.s. my omelette did not come with cheese on it! I thought they automatically have cheese, that's why an omelette is an omelette. right??


video


Goodnight Darling.

Monday, May 5, 2008

can i record for life?

So I recorded my new song today at Unit 67 and it turned pretty good. It was kind of nice being in there al alone, singing, playing guitar and banjo. --BUT, I'm grieved. I could not burn it to a disk so that's why it's not posted somewhere on the good ol' web for you to hear. I'll get it up asap. I promise.

goodnight darling.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Here I Am


This is my first blog ever. ever. I thought I had something clever to say but I don't.

All I know right now is that I've never been more motivated and inspired to write, live, love, whatever. I need a piano.

oh yeah! I forgot, i've been pumping my own gas for a week now. In Oregon you don't do that, you pull up to the gas pump and there's a person to do that for you. I'm from LA so I really hated giving them my credit card at first, it went against all my fibrous being of protecting my stuff. Although i'm impatient and often don't want to wait for the gas tenants to take care of me, I've realized it's nice not touching dirty nasty gas pumps. yup. and that's the most i'll ever write gas pumps in one paragraph, ever. thank goodness.

Goodbye darling.

p.s. darling did you know I love to dance?