I deactivated my facebook yesterday evening. Emma and I both have now. I won’t go into the tireless reasoning, but I figured getting rid of it for a bit wouldn’t hurt.
I still have the mental ticks though, the internal trigger to have a look see whats going on (which frankly is usually bugger all), and then have to stop myself. Even the muscle memory on the PC and mouse, or ipad, is still there I instinctively go to click the buttons/links.
Also get this sense that stuff is happening without me, which is exactly how it feels when you play MMO’s, or when we got rid of the TV license a few years back, and I stopped reading the mainstream news sites and paper. Takes a good few weeks to realise how little impact they were actually making on your life, what the negatives were, and what you can potentially do instead.
I think social media, and all forms of virtual existence are great, but I, we generally, are so shit at dealing with it, and it is so easy to slide into it being a part of what you are and do unconsciously, and from then on its easy to retroactively justify it. I’m going to try and blog some more- Virtual nicorette if you will- then we’ll see, hopefully I can be a bit more in the driving seat.
So I have finally deleted the old blog, and transferred and music related posts and pages over here. I have also set me up a new soundcloud account: http://soundcloud.com/7songsofcandd and uploaded the 7 songs, and a cheeky demo cover I did for shits and giggles.
We have over the last month or so been having 2 and a half hours in the Co-op just jamming, and working out some ideas with some songs I had written. The first week we were there, in the first hour we also wrote a song, which was pretty good going. I say wrote and song, what I mean is, we put the koasilattor in the PA, turned a loop on, then started a jam over the top that sounded pretty awesome, sort of a bit Propellor heads or Crystal Method, with a harder rock edge. Anyway, we had a sound going that was different, and will work a bit more on it.
We are planning on 2 hours down the co-op next week, Jon is away, so its just me and Joe, and I’m hoping that we’ll have enough time to get our shit together and do at least 2 songs recorded on live drums in that time. Joe is keen to do ‘Vulture’, and I have a click track ready, so will just try to engineer and record what he does, and the next simplest and most complete from a structure point of view is ‘On the Prom’ so we’ll aim for them two, and see how it goes.
Really enjoying this!