Ideas and computer trouble.

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2/13/2012

Someone once told me that I think too much. This statement baffled me because I thought that behind everyone’s eyes, they were all thinking.  Apparently a very active mind leads to good ideas, bad ideas,  a make believe world of amusement, and a real world of frustration and discontentment.  

I have a few ideas right now.  Since you are not in the room as I am writing this, you cannot stop me from talking about them.  Blogs are so freeing.  *smirks*

Bacon Milkshake youtube video

What good is it to try something new if you don’t show the whole world?  I bought all local and/or organic ingredients to make my own homemade coffee ice cream and bacon milkshakes and I want to make them while filming a video to post on youtube.  There is a certain someone I wanted to do this with, but either they think I am crazy or are just too busy.  I wanted to do it today but my laptop died.  This is my life.  I don’t know if this would taste good or bad, but the curiosity is just killing me.  This reminds me of a bad idea I once had.  (See link in first paragraph.  *giggles*)

More importantly, I have music in my head- TONS AND TONS OF MUSIC.  I have an acoustic album, 1.5 band albums, a jazz album, a Christian album, a Christmas album and an electronica/club album.  I NEED to get it out.  Sometimes I start to record and my computer dies.  I did back up some of it, but I haven’t had a good enough computer since then to use my time machine.  *sigh*  

Money isn’t really coming in from music yet either.  Actually, I bought a PA system and am way in the negative at the moment.  The plan has been this:

  1. Buy a mac mini and matching cables, logic pro software, recording microphones, headphones, monitor speakers, an audio interface and some wine to help feel better after spending all of that money.  
  2. Start recording the above mentioned band album.
  3. Work on that band I mentioned or record all of the instruments myself.
  4. Pray to find someone who can play cello.  
  5. Get it mastered.
  6. Make the CDs and distribute. 

I looked in my piggy bank and it just didn’t seem feasible.  Then I heard of kickstarter campaigns.  It’s like pre-buying a CD.  I have been planning to start this campaign when I am “ready.”  Then the laptop died which totally ruined my plans.  *shakes fist at the Universe*  

So I had to scrounge together some money to get that mac mini that I was going to have to buy anyway.  Dave and Rose rolled some coins and I picked up the computer plus tax, apple care, the superdrive, and a bunch of cables I wasn’t expecting to need.  Then I came home and drank wine.  It doesn’t have a webcam but we are hoping to “fix” the laptop.  I won’t be putting my hard work onto it though.  

I plugged in the new computer and it was broken.  New but broken.  Who is unlucky here? Granted, I am typing on it right now because it does work from time to time, but I am so returning this thing tomorrow when I have my car.  Remember when I used to think macs were infallible.  I am sitting in my closet right now with 4 broken macs on my desk.  But at least they don’t have any viruses *maniacal laughter*  

When I do have the money to get the equipment and then I have the equipment there will still be the problem of time.  I am not unwilling to drop school for a semester to record, though.  And it will be wonderful.  I just know it.  I just know.  

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