Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, August 3, 2009
Ah... I guess I am behind on posting -.-.
Anyway, the stress from the Spongebob assignment is over. Geez... that night I drank 9 cups of coffee to stay awake through the night. Was freaking worried I'd fall asleep and wouldn't be able to finish it. Even in school I was still doing it, and barely paid attention to the final 2 presentations in advertising principles.
Luckily, I finished it on time. The entire day though, my hands were like shivering, not from cold, but from the caffeine I think. I remember another coffee binge-drinking "session" last time to finish another assignment and I had the same effects. Geez.
Anyway, cellgroup and service were enjoyable. Keith preached this week, about checkpoints, part 2. Very insightful, I must say.
Oh yes, before service, I actually had a jamming practice with Joseph Stanley. No kidding. We met about a month ago, due to him eating with my cellgroup that particular weekend. We're both devout Christians who like heavy metal and the such. Interesting eh? So he asked me to try out as a vocalist in his band, As Naive Killer. I met Ryan and another guy, who I've forgotten his name (whoops), the guitarist and drummer, respectively. Joseph's the bassist and vocalist. Well, I'm bloody new to music, after a very long absence. I had a period in time where I was playing the keyboards and singing very often for various stuff, but I stopped 2 years ago. And now, I needed the skills back.
Well, suffice to say, while they jammed and made the music, I needed to say anything out and sing, in metal style. It's a lot harder than you think, but I managed to do it quite well at times. However, most of the time I wasn't daring enough and didn't sing when they were playing, due to my mind being a blank when it came to lyrics. Coming up with the lyrics got easier as I progressed, but not to a good standard. I ranted and shouted, gored and sang normally, at different times. The lyrics, by the way, were all based on my own real life events. A hell lot of them were referring to Cindy =x. Anyhoo, I figured it wasn't working, so I'll be helping to make and develop the music, while hopefully getting my skills back on the keyboard. It's been ages, and I never figured the keyboard would be the instrument I'd be playing if I were in a band, since I've wanted to learn drums ages ago.
The rest of As Naive Killer though, played very well. Even though the drummer only met the guitarist that day, the three of them seamlessly joined in for almost any melody started by any of them. Damn impressive, and the sounds were brilliant. Made me feel like a loser, with my vocal capacities not helping -.-.
Today we had a cellgroup prayer meeting. It's the replacement for the morning prayer meetings we've been having, since its very tiring for the people who live far away to come to pray, and go off for work/school after. It was quite a cozy time, and enjoyable, and I ended up praying a lot! Heh.