Monthly Archives: August 2010

Wallpapers! Woo hoo!

Go on over to smashing magazine

and grab yourself a wallpaper.

I am wallpaper ADD, and there are a lot of good ones this month.  Though I’m starting with “Almanac,” I can guarantee you I’ll be changing it before the month is out!

Ok guys:  If you want to see her again, ask, “can I see you again?”  Recently, a friend of mine went on a date.  It wentfairly well.  Well enough for a second date, anyway.  And the whole time the guy seemed very much into her.  But he forgot one very important thing — he forgot to ask for the second date.

Oh, he texted her that week and eventually asked (via text — don’t get me started on THAT!) “what her schedule was,” but guys, don’t do that.  Grow a backbone, and decide whether or not you want to see her again.  If you do, just call her (scary!) and say, “hey, I had a really good time with you the other day. Can I see you again?  Great! What day works for you?”  Boom. done.

Girls: It’s ok to give hints, but don’t ask the guy out.  Make him do some work.

Ladies, I know some of you like to take control.  I know you want to just ask him, “hey! let’s go out again! When is good?”  But don’t.  Make him do some work.  If nothing else, it will help you gauge his level of interest in you.  If you find that you’re always the one setting up date, and you’re always the one initiating communications, odds are he’s just not that into you.   And if he doesn’t call, I’m sorry in advance if you’re disappointed.  But in the long run, you want to be with someone who’s crazy about being with you, anyway.

Mysterious Ways

U2 (Achtung Baby)

1991 Island

This song began as a jam session with a drum machine, and all the band liked was Adam Clayton’s bass part.  Bono said that this was a “bass line in search of a song,” and at one point had a big argument with the producer over the song.

The song finally took shape after The Edge began experimenting with a new effects pedal and Bono told him to use the effect for the song. Drummer Larry Mullen Jr.  added a drum track near the end of recording, introducing a “much groovier beat” that “demonstrated the difference between a drum machine and a real drummer”. Bono calls the song “U2 at our funkiest…Sly and the Family Stone meets Madchester Baggy.”

I don’t know if this is your favorite U2 song, but it’s a good one.  Or rather, “it’s alright, it’s alright.”

Bug Bytes

Alien Ant Farm (Spider-Man)

2002 Columbia

I have always liked Alien Ant Farm, and this track from the Spider-Man soundtrack is one of my favorites.  This song was never released on an Alien Ant farm album.  Plus, it has to do with Spider-Man, and most things having to do with Spider-Man are good (except Spider-Man 3 — that was just horrendous!).

My new song.

It was written in Charlotte, North Carolina on August the 2nd, 2010.

Shoot me an email if you want an MP3.  It’s free music.


How did I get here? Tell me how did I come here?
Did I even notice that life was passing by?
How did this happen? Tell me what I did for this?
Could I even tell you how I ended up here?
Maybe there’s still a chance,  maybe there’s still a chance for me.
Grace and mercy; I need your grace and mercy
Let your grace and mercy cover me.
What did I do? Tell me what did I do
To push you away, push you away from me?
When will this change? Tell me when will I change
Behaviors of the hateful, spiteful side of me?
Maybe there’s still a chance, maybe there’s still a chance for me.
I don’t know how long it takes to get out of this shameful place
But everyday I’m trying; whoa, I try.  But I still need…

(Illustration by Aleks Sennwald found on


Thousand Foot Krutch (Phenomenon)

2003 Tooth & Nail

This is the song that put Thousand Foot Krutch on the map.  They might not even be on your map now (shame!), but it’s time to change that. I mean, c’mon.  This song has been out since 2003. Go listen to it already!  It helps to jump up and down and throw your fist in the air, too.

This song peaked at #16 on the Rock charts, and has been used on ESPN and Smallville.