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#3527996 So is Will_Wood a professional musician now or something?

Posted by James_Coolidge on 26 July 2020 - 10:35 AM

Interesting. I learned a lot about songwriting from Will Wood back in the day. If it's the same dude, I owe him a beer sometime.


I also just released an album yesterday: https://reesehoeg.ba...bum/desire-path

#3527995 How r u spending time in quarantine?

Posted by James_Coolidge on 26 July 2020 - 10:32 AM

It was a bad move, I think.

#3527860 How r u spending time in quarantine?

Posted by James_Coolidge on 09 April 2020 - 11:45 AM

I will have been out for a month when I return to work on Monday. I don't do as well without a consistent schedule so it's been kind of hard in the sense that my quality of sleep has been suffering as I stay up late and then sleep late but it's still not enough sleep. I also have a harder time monitoring my diet. I get bored-hungry quite easily and I have a hard time working through my cravings as there's no real incentive to keep myself from indulging. My job is also quite physical in the sense that on a slow day, I'm basically walking back and forth for six or seven hours and on a busy day, it's a workout on top of that. So without all of that stuff my body is kinda like, "What the fuck?" and I'm like, "You're the one that's choosing what to do with all the calories, bud. You figure it out."


I also tend towards the extroverted side of things. I've been lucky in that a lot of my friends have been willing to text or Skype and Zoom. I've gotten together physically a couple of times with my best friend which is a breech of social distancing but he and I need face-time from time to time. I live with my brother as well so I can basically speak with him as needed if I go stir crazy.


Where I live is a destination of sorts for outdoors-y activities, but up until two days ago the weather was piss. It's getting REALLY nice all of a sudden though. Nearly 70 degrees today. The mountains and forests have never looked more alluring. I'll have to go out and take advantage of it over the next couple days. Won't be much time once I get back to work. :/


On shitty days, I've been passing my time by learning songs and posting videos of them. I don't really like covering songs and I'd rather be working on originals, but there's no opportunity to get together and practice with either of my bands, and two out of my three projects have albums that are being either mixed and mastered or packaged for release, so I've been kind of burnt out on working on new shit lately.


I'm on job-attached unemployment. I've gotten two weeks worth and the money is inadequate. It sounds pretty good with the stimulus package (supposedly $600 a week extra for people on unemployment, on top of the $1200) but I haven't seen any of the money yet. They say it's all supposed to start happening today and tomorrow. I can put stuff on credit cards for the moment, but it had better come through in the end!


Anyway, it's all boring enough for me to have detailed the minutiae here. Most of the people I know are doing well and it looks like all of you are as well. Hope it stays that way!

#3527692 Back Up GTU

Posted by James_Coolidge on 01 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

Reading some old posts and stuff. Good times here.

Also, I miss chatting with Robert.

#3508271 What ye NOT be listening to?

Posted by James_Coolidge on 06 April 2017 - 05:24 PM

I won't do The Beatles. I hate modern poppy country and I'm not super into most rap and hip-hop, although there have been a couple of songs as of late that I haven't thought were awful.

#3508270 Woogierama

Posted by James_Coolidge on 06 April 2017 - 05:22 PM

I will definitely skip that if possible.

#3508247 Woogierama

Posted by James_Coolidge on 05 April 2017 - 04:28 PM

Suddenly I'm working full-time and making around $14 an hour which is really good for where I live.

#3507924 Pre Gig Nerves

Posted by James_Coolidge on 17 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thanks! We haven't figured out how best to capture our shows yet. My bro filmed this one in hi-def with his tablet. He put an earplug over the microphone to keep it from distorting but it still doesn't sound great. At the end of the video the earplug slipped off and everything becomes nice and distorted. The best recordings we've gotten were when we played a venue with a decent PA and they just dumped the audio files onto a flash drive for us. That was pretty wicked.

#3507651 who has drank with whom

Posted by James_Coolidge on 03 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

I tried to get Woggie to come and visit me and stay in the guest house but it never came to fruition.

#3502500 Woogierama

Posted by James_Coolidge on 04 November 2016 - 12:48 PM

Did you guys know that I deliver ice cream for a living?

#3501807 Woogierama

Posted by James_Coolidge on 27 October 2016 - 01:30 PM

I have a girlfriend now. It is very nice but it comes with it's own little subset of challenges that have been monopolizing my time. Also, I recently went off of the medication that I'd been on for four years and that is sapping a lot of my energy. I am hoping that it's just withdrawals and not a permanent condition.

#3498572 happy birthday .........?

Posted by James_Coolidge on 10 August 2016 - 11:54 AM

Thanks, guys!

#3497339 Woogierama

Posted by James_Coolidge on 11 June 2016 - 04:54 PM

Here's a video of me screaming:


#3497004 Bands you really should have listened to years ago.

Posted by James_Coolidge on 23 May 2016 - 12:12 PM

Bruce Springsteen has some really good stuff outside of his hits. Nebraska is an incredible album.


Posted by James_Coolidge on 16 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

My condolences, Rick.


RIP Sharon.

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