Monday, January 31, 2011

Mona Lisas by LeAnn McIsaac- Day 6

This weekend I decided to do a little project to pass the time.
My very good friend, sister-in-law-sister, and personal photographer is also a very good musician. She sings beautiful songs and accompanies them with a ukulele. Last week she participated in an Open Mic even in Portland, Oregon (where she lives) and the establishment that put on this event recorded the entire night.
This recording was messy and there was a low frequency buzz through the entire recording, so I decided that I would clean up this audio so that everyone could enjoy it. It took a bit of time, but now I'm done with it, and if I do say so myself, it sounds like a good recording! And of course, I want to share it with you.

So, without further ado, here is one of LeAnn McIsaac's songs, Mona Lisas! I know you'll enjoy it!

Mona Lisas by logmeyers

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Sagaciousness- Day 5

I decided that I want to do something special for this blog on Sundays... I mean I do live in what the mormons call "Zion", and Sunday is the "Sabbath". So doing something special on Sunday only makes sense.

NOW INTRODUCING: Sunday Sagaciousness!

1. the ability to make good judgment.
2. the trait of forming opinions by disguising and evaluating.
(Yeah, I just went to a thesaurus and found the most ridiculous "S" word I could find to get my point across)

So, on Sundays, I'm going to give a bit of insight on my inner most thoughts and feelings to allow you guys to be sagacious about my life. And, I hope, you'll return that favor by making discussion in the comments, and allowing me to be sagacious about your lives. Sound good? I think so. I think I'm going to look forward to Sunday, if this works out right.

The main tool that I'm going to use to help me do this is PostSecret. Never heard of PostSecret? Go here: Welcome to your new favorite website. The basic premise of PostSecret is this: people anonymously send their secrets (written on postcards) to a blog owner, and this blog owner posts them online.
I've been visiting PostSecret for over two years now, and I've found that these secrets can be very relatable. During these years, I've saved my favorite on my harddrive, and only allowed three or four people to look through these.

On Sunday (sagaciousness), I'll post one of these postcards and explain (vaguely or in detail) what the statement means to me. Keep in mind, I've experienced a lot during the past two years, and these cards document some of my emotions at that period in time. I may or may not feel the same today.

I hope this is fun and interesting as a reader and a friend.
Let's get started!

(Since it is the first week, I'll start off slow.
I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable, so I'll resist using names.)

I love this one. Not only for the message, but also for the great photo.
I've had people in my life that help make me feel comfortable in my own skin. People that encourage me to be myself, and motivate me to continue on the journey of accepting every aspect of myself.
I'm very thankful that I don't have a monotonous desire to harmonize with the stereotypical idea of "acceptable." And I'm even more thankful that I have great friends (and family) that reinforce that desire.

I hope that you have someone in your life that helps you feel like you don't have to conform to the "social norm." You can be yourself, whoever that may be.
Furthermore, I would like to offer myself to be that person that helps you feel comfortable with yourself. Alway know that you don't need to conform when you're around me.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another Travelin' Blog- Day 4

Today I got some really great pizza with some really great friends at a really great new development in Provo. The best part about this development (which is basically an outdoor shopping mall) is that they recently got a "Zoltar" fortune teller. You know, like a large machine that tells your future, like in BIG, staring Tom Hanks. It's really awesome, and it only cost fifty cents.

Today my fortune was about traveling, and even though I realize that fortunes are written in a way that allows its reader to personify it, I really did enjoy this fortune.
If you claim to know me on any sort of level, you can also explain to anyone why I don't belong in Provo, Utah of all places, and this is something I think about often. If if wasn't for school, I'd feel like my time here is a complete waste. But because of my lack of university options, I'll tolerate this area for now.
"You change your sky, not your mind, when you cross the sea or land." To me, this means, no matter where I live, Provo or Portland, I can thrive as an individual. It's comforting, in a way.

"The object of your search is present within you."

"I feel so Provo right now"- Day 3

Friday is a day that people typically look forward to.
I really like Fridays because I don't have school, and I usually don't have work either. Fridays are really great! And today was no exception,
I started off the day with absolutely nothing to do. Luckily, I was given some audio tracks to edit. I'm mixing some demo tracks for my friend LeAnn. She's a really great musician. I'll a song in a day or two, so you can hear it!

Currently, Ryan is visiting Michael and I. He got here at about 11pm tonight. Hahaha! I love it when friends visit!
So, we're having a sleepover! It's good times!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Logan Christopher & the Sundance Kid- Day 2

The biggest celebrity I saw in Park City tonight was me. I'm so nice and cute, in person.
The Sundance Film Festival was pretty fun tonight! We did have quite a bit of down time between rushing to the box office to pick up our tickets (at 6:30p) to the movie screening (at 10:00p), so we had plenty of time to celebrity hunt... Well actually, all we did was eat at a mediocre sports bar, (I) got some coffee, and walk up and down Main St a couple times. Main St was surprisingly fairly empty. Thursday must not be very popular.
Michael and I saw a film called On the Ice, which was a good independent film. I enjoyed it for the most part, and we sat directly in front some of the cast and crew (including the stars of the film). So that was pretty cool.

I think I'll go to Sundance again next year, but I'll buy tickets more than three days in advance so that I have more films to choose from. All in all, I had a good time.

(In the picture above I'm standing next to some Banksy art on the side of a coffee shop in Park city. He created that one during last year's festival.)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Return of the Photoblog- Day 1

I really admire people like Jenn Kerner ( that can post a blog everyday... And a meaningful one at that. Reading Jenn's thoughts can be the highlight of my day more often than you'd think.
Anyway, this is why I'd like to begin posting regularly again. I won't post everyday because I really just don't have the motivation, and it's really hard for me to function on less than seven hours of sleep. But I am going to post regularly and I'm going to post a picture with my post. Post, post, post. Post.
So here we go! Day 1:

I bought a computer a couple weeks ago, and the biggest reason I chose the computer that I did was so I could record some music properly. In fact, I bought some professional recording software and a USB keyboard before I even bought the computer. I didn't have intensions of recording myself, but right now I don't have anyone else to record.
Unfortunately, I don't know my way around a piano very well. So today, I finally had the time to hop on YouTube and look up some decent piano lessons! In my first lesson I learned the C-scale, G-scale, and the D-scale. I also learned some triads and chords!
I'm on my way toward beging a post-modern musical genius. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New year, new people, hardly a new person.

It's 2011, and we're still alive. That alone is reason enough to celebrate.
People find many reasons to set goals for themselves, but one of the biggest excuses for someone to resolve their problems or flaws is beginning a new year. It's strange how people do that, but I'm kind of glad people do. It makes January seem a little more productive. I've got a few resolutions of my own; all cliche:
  1. Become 100% financially independent from my parents.
  2. Get in shape. Eat healthy and gain some muscle mass.
  3. Create a social support group in Orem, Utah (friends).
  4. Be completely honest with people that deserve honesty.
  5. Create some music. Write, record, post on the internet.
I'd say that's pretty reasonable. I think I can do it.

I'm happy to say that resolution number three is already in full swing. I had an outstanding New Years Eve with a group of about fifteen people I just met within the last month or two or less. It was really great.
The night included eating at the California Pizza Kitchen. Overpriced food/mediocre food. It's a place I would not have chose to go, but sitting at a table gave me a chance to know these new people a little better. It was a good dinner. Afterward, we headed to Salt Lake City, to a place called Studio 600. Studio 600 is a "dry" dance club (no alcohol). Utah. It was fine, but honestly, I've never been to any sort of dance club. I don't really understand how people can enjoy dancing when they're not stumbling and slurring all over the place. Oh well, to each their own. Also, this placed was packed to the brim with the kind of people that would audition for "Jersey Shore: SLC Version"... I love people watching. Despite this, I had a blast. It was pretty fun and exciting when the clock hit midnight, and the room went wild. Once everyone else was done dancing around, we went up to a house in the Salt Lake City foothills and had a hot tub party. It was so awesome.

Well, yeah. I rambled a bit. But, yeah. I had a great time on New Years.
I do miss everyone in Idaho Falls though.