darwin

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from Eastern Nebula 7, Texas

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    • This Is The Title Of This Journal

      10 years ago

      darwin

      Greetings peeps!

      Here's the deal. I love you all. I miss you all.

      But, let's face it... the chances of me catching up and spending as much time as I used to here are slim. I'm not canceling my account. I'm just busy with other things and I'm not online nearly as much as I used to be.

      But... you know how to contact me, and I know how to contact you, and I don't want to lose touch with any of you. So even though I'm not around as much, I'm not gone by any means.

      I get a lot of messages asking about the CD.

      Here's the official skinny:

      To say that it's taken longer than I expected is an understatement. (The MySpace site still says it's coming out in 2008.)

      I hit a roadblock with getting vocals that I was happy with in the studio last year, so I'm in the process of outfitting my house with the necessary Pro Tools setup to complete it here at my own leisure. It's a bitch when you book a handful of sessions that you're paying a lot of money for, and then your voice says, "Not today".

      Ang has been a godsend for collaborating with the record's engineer and researching the specifics on what equipment I'll need to seamlessly transport the project from there to here.

      That being said, vocals are the only thing left. When I'm happy with them, I'll turn the whole thing back over to the other studio for editing and mixing.

      Will it be done sometime this year? I don't see why not. Hands & Hearts is already old news to me, but I'm committed to its completion. And although my hands are still completely devoted to this record, my heart has long moved on to The Whistling Prime.

      What's The Whistling Prime, you ask? It's the next one that I've started writing. Yes, it's conceptual. It's a little sci-fi story with a few different characters. Rock opera? No. Tommy or The Wall or Sandinista? Certainly not, but I'm designing it to be a continuous piece of music with no breaks between the songs with a definitive beginning, middle and end, and with recurring melodies interweaving throughout. That's all I want to say about it right now, other than I'm excited about the idea of recording it primarily at home.

      Finally, those of you that have copies of the CD promised to you via barter (like otter_be, who sent me some really sweet posters that I've failed to publicly acknowledge until now, and Leus, and ChiMan...etc...), you haven't been forgotten!

      There you have it.

      Stay in touch.

      dar

    • Hey folks...

      10 years ago

      darwin

      ...So I know I owe you a novel about how much I miss you all and how sorry I am that I haven't been around and how I still love you and all of that, but it'll have to wait.

      I'm only here to remind you that today is hailed's 29th birthday! Go on over and wish her a great one, ok? Thanks.

      I love you Ang!

      dar

    • Update...

      11 years ago

      darwin

      Still here... still alive... no longer a sponsor, apparently.

      Also, I'm still behind on your journals. Some of you are up into the 30's now. I haven't forgotten you, I'm just waiting for a day to dive in and read 'em all.

      We had a really frightening and emotionally exhausting weekend because T.J. was involved in a bad car accident. Hanging around online obviously hasn't been our biggest priority. I'll let hailed tell you all about it when she feels like it. Don't worry, he's fine now and everyone's going to be okay, thankfully.

      dar

    • No journal for a whole month?

      11 years ago

      darwin

      So here I am needing to play journal catch-up again. Bear with me. I'm just not around as much these days.

      A recap, you say? Okay, I spent most of this last month with a cold I couldn't shake. My ears have been stopped up just long enough to really piss me off.

      The CD? Hopefully done this summer. There's not much left. All I have to do, really, is sing it. Tim (the engineer/co-producer/misc. instrumentalist) is a new father as of last week, so he's been unavailable to work on it for a while. In April my mom is having back surgery so Ang and I will be preoccupied caring for her for a while, so I doubt I'll be recording much then either. Be patient. It's good, I promise. I'm excited about it, but God I'm ready for it to be done.

      I used to know this douchebag that only released his new albums on 8-track. This was within the last decade. Apparently being "indie" means getting your music heard by absolutely no one. Because of this, I've joked with hailed that my next masterpiece will be available only in balloon-format.

      I live in a sea of illiterate hicks. I visited the local Redbox the other day. I couldn't help but overhear the hags in front of me perusing the selection and exchanging their own critical nuggets of wisdom with each other. One of them pointed at some film called "Rendition", except she pronounced it as "Redemption". Which in hillbilly speak is "Ree-deeyump-shun".

      People that cain't use their gray thinky-things no good makes darwin a dull boy.

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      I introduced hailed to the 9 kinds of awesome that is Firefly/Serenity on her last set of days off. We binged on the episodes and the movie over the better part of 3 days. Why does Shepherd Book look like he's grabbing his junk in that picture above?

      In gaming news, I have a gamertag now that hailed created for me. Add darwin j farkus and hit me up for a game sometime. I can be found at least a few evenings out of the week getting my ass handed to me on Halo 3. I abhor wearing the headset when I play, though, and I usually mute people that speak/breathe/rap poorly etc...

      I'm currently playing through the Lost game right now. The black smoke gets all Mr. Eko on my ass every time I set foot into the jungle, and the Others hold me down and force me to drink milkshakes. Okay, that last one wasn't true, but I did stumble upon a polar bear carcass. What does it all mean? Who th'fuck knows; this is Lost.

      Really digging these albums right now. Seek out and investigate if ye so choose.
      The New Pornographers - Challengers
      The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

      Love you all. smiley12.gif

      dar



    • Seems like...

      11 years ago

      darwin

      ... the only thing I have to write about in new journals is how I'm not here as much anymore. Once again, I have a huge watchlist in front of me.

      darwin still loves you all. Promise.

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    • Fuck yeah!

      11 years ago

      darwin

      Lost is back tonight. As the ad says: The Wait Is Over.

      At least for 8 weeks, anyway. Then the wait starts all over again. Damn this writer's strike.

    • I know...

      11 years ago

      darwin

      I'm a bad e-friend. No comments... nothin'. Sorry about that. I'll try to remedy that today tomorrow soon.

    • Online translators are fun.

      11 years ago

      darwin

      Okay, first we enter a sentence in English:

      "How dare you taste my cow! You, son, are a piece of meat, and I will truncate your soul to the outer bowels of your own darkened spirit."

      Which is then translated to Spanish:

      "¡Cómo el atrevimiento usted prueba mi vaca! Usted, hijo, es un pedazo de carne, y truncaré su alma a los intestinos externos de su propio alcohol obscurecido."

      And then regurgitated back to English:

      "How the audacity you test my cow! You, son, it is a piece of meat, and I will truncate his soul to the external internal of his own darkened alcohol."



    • Wow.

      11 years ago

      darwin

      John McCain can't spell. smiley3.gif

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    • Two weeks...

      11 years ago

      darwin

      ...without a journal?

      Okay, here's an update:

      1. hailed and I finally rented Guitar Hero 3 last week. We got it home, spent 2 hours or so with it, and then her 360 red-ringed the next day when we turned it on. Her system is less than a year old. C'mon, Microsoft... Anyway, the good news is they're replacing it for nothing, but we're still without for the next 4 weeks, so don't look for us online.

      For the little time we did get to play it, though, I have to say I was disappointed with the choice of songs. The only thing I really found myself wanting to play a 2nd time was "Paint It Black". Seriously, it's called "Legends Of Rock"... so what's with all that Disturbed and Slipknot shit? Yuck. And also, I'm sorry, but I can't stand Stevie Ray Vaughn. It's grating to me just to sit through 3 minutes of his watered-down barroom bullshit, so "Pride And Joy" wasn't exactly a highlight either. If you lived in Texas where he's worshipped as a God, you'd probably feel the same.

      2. I got my hair chopped really, really short. It's worth mentioning because even as a toddler it was always kind of long. Me and that kid from The Shining rocked the same haircut in 1980.
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      3. The CD? Well, we took October off, but November was full of progress. In less than a week, all of the instrumental work (aside from a few minor segue flourishes) should be completely finished, leaving nothing left to do but vocals.

      Some fun and 100% true facts about the album:
      a). One song has 5 seconds of silence right in the middle of it.
      b). A lone acoustic guitar makes a cameo for the duration of a short bridge. Other than that, the album is completely sans guitars/6-string instruments of any kind.
      c). There's actually not a lick of accordion, but there's a bandoneon.
      d). The first word of the very first song is "Listen". The last word of the last song is "Hey".
      e). A spinning bicycle tire is used as a percussion instrument.
      f). A broken music box plays a reprise of a song that comes late in the album's sequence early in the 2nd song.

      dar

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  • Comments (1340)

    • Leus

      8 years ago

      Hey man, if you ever get back on and read this, hit me up sometime! xounmis@hotmail.com

    • Enforcer2005

      9 years ago

      Dearest Darwin, I know your real name.

      There is been a ton of summing up and revisiting old memories and I'm able to see who I am. Only because of who I was and all the amazing people that have helped me in that Odyssey Long Journey. I just listened to that Waco Co-Op 06' cd in it's entirety alone in my room and did nothing but listen.

      I miss you and Ang, I sure hope things are going awesome for you. You and Ang are a dream come true not just for you, but the people you share it with. Thank you for being so Spectacular.

      Warmest Regards,
      -am.

    • Enforcer2005

      9 years ago

      <3 You.

    • C16H14N2O

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!! smiley0.gif

    • C16H14N2O

      9 years ago

      Haven't been here in a very long time. Hope all is well with you. Take care, catch you around sometime perhaps?

    • Enforcer2005

      10 years ago

      Love you.

    • Enforcer2005

      10 years ago

      I miss you two more.

    • hailed

      10 years ago

      I love you! Happy anniversary!heart.pngheart.pngheart.pngheart.png

    • Killartist1

      10 years ago

      well someone special told me it was your b-day!

      So I'm here to brighten your world and say happy b-day!!! good luck on your up coming cd!

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    • harpie19

      10 years ago

      Just wanted to say...
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    • Tihawkie

      10 years ago

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      Happy B-day!

    • MoonFire77

      10 years ago

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      Have a Wonderful Birthday Darwin!!! smiley12.gif

    • dark_layasha

      10 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • C16H14N2O

      10 years ago

      Happy Happy Birthday Dar!! smiley0.gif

    • C16H14N2O

      10 years ago

      Merry Christmas dar!

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      It's been weird. As is normal.

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      YES!!

      Scariest motherfucker EVER.

      How you been?!?

    • Leus

      10 years ago

      Shit, that is cheap as hell. If it sucks, though, blame my younger self. I haven't seen it in a while, I can't guarantee anything.

      Oh, but before you decide if it sucks, watch at least 2 seasons. Season 1 is ridiculous. I can't tell and/or remember if it's good or not, but I know I didn't start voraciously devouring the episodes until season 2 or 3.

    • Leus

      10 years ago

      How's the CD goin?

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      10 years ago

      GIT OFF MAH LAWN YAH DURN KIDS!

    • C16H14N2O

      10 years ago

      I'm doing good, thanks for the reply and update. I'm still looking forward to the completion of your work and please don't give my journals a second thought. The only one that "counts" really; is the most current one, no matter when that time comes. smiley0.gif

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      10 years ago

      Sorry for being out of touch


      it's ok, you are old now, it happens smiley8.gif

    • C16H14N2O

      10 years ago

      Hey there stranger... how's the recording going?

      Hope you're doing well by the way.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      10 years ago

      HE IS ALIVE.

    • hailed

      10 years ago

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    • dysmas

      10 years ago

      Thanks Dar

    • alexthegreat

      10 years ago

      Yo Dar, checkin' out Jonestown. I'm diggin' it!

    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      DAR!

      How's tricks? Hope you are doing good. You should post once in a while.

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      DARWIN! HELLO!

      They do. Those bellows. But I'm working on this song where I have a big chord jump, and I can't get there without some pressure underneath it.

      It's cool though. Accordion bruises are totally worth it.

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      Hope the album is coming along wonderfully and HI.

    • Leus

      11 years ago

      Hey, you exist IRL too. Also I kept meaning to mention that you guys were the first RvBers I ever met but then other hilarious shit kept happening. Also we played your CD on the way home and I was singin' along to some tracks and it was a good ol' time.

    • C16H14N2O

      11 years ago

      Doing ok here, ok... take care, have fun and see you on the rebound, lol.

    • C16H14N2O

      11 years ago

      Hi ho neighbor, Angie left a passing comment my way... reminding me I have been neglecting you two (my thought there input there) so ... hello! How's it going and all that?

    • Leus

      11 years ago

      When you comin' to Seattle? I'mma be gone after the 12th.

    • Enforcer2005

      11 years ago

      <3 smiley0.gif

    • hailed

      11 years ago

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    • hailed

      11 years ago

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    • hailed

      11 years ago

      Bubbles!!

      Iloveyouwaymorethanyouloveme. smiley12.gif

    • hailed

      11 years ago

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    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Wow! You're both on! What the fuck happened? is the universe gonna blow up or something. WHAT DO YOU BOTH KNOW!!! Spill it!

      Also, Hello.

    • hailed

      11 years ago

      MOAR!!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • dysmas

      11 years ago

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    • JeffSon

      11 years ago

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    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Been okay. Hope life is treating you well.

    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      What up, playa?

    • NicoleAnne

      11 years ago

      Why, thank you.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      11 years ago

      I TOTALLY SET UP YOUR MOM.


      ...wait....

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      11 years ago

      laaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Oh. So much awesome at one tiny table.

    • hailed

      11 years ago

      I love you more than you love me. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      Also, more Firefly, please. With kisses on top. smiley12.gif

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