July 31, 2006


Just dropping in to point out that people who use words like "alot," "noone," "aswell," and "everyday" (as in "I exercise everyday") make me want to do violent things to them.

It's called the space bar, you idiots. Learn how it fucking works.

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July 22, 2006

In Case Anyone Is Still Reading...

I'm not quitting or anything. Just taking a break, same as last year. I'll be back to regular posting at some point in the next month.

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July 12, 2006

Have I Mentioned That Spiders Are Evil And I Hate Them?

Okay, so...

I have a doctor's appointment at 12:30. Seeing as how I'm nocturnal and 12:30 is the middle of the night for me, I'm not too happy about it, but I still decided to go to bed a couple hours early. What does this have to do with the post title, you ask?

Well, after taking a shower and such, I returned to my room to find a fucking spider crawling along my ceiling like he owned the fucking place. Luckily, it wasn't a sac spider, but it was one of those little blackish ones that looks just large enough to probably be an adult, but small enough that it just might be a spiderling. This worries me a bit because, as I've mentioned before, I once awoke to find not one, not two, not three, but at least five spiderlings cavorting on my damn drapes.


The spider in question was in a spot where it would be awkward to stand on a chair to kill it, so I grabbed an empty Kleenex box (something I keep around for just such an occasion, incidentally) and reached up to destroy it. After one smash, the fucker just kept on crawling, so I attempted to scrape it.

No good. It just fell down and dangled by its web. Who is the idiot who designed this ceiling with the stupid ridges on it? What's wrong with a flat ceiling, asshole?!

I made one more desperate attempt to kill the friggin' thing by smashing it against the wall with the box, but I'm not sure if it died or just fell down behind my dresser. Either way, I haven't seen it for a few minutes, but I have no evidence to suggest that it's actually dead.

So I ask you, SIT readers: How am I supposed to sleep now?

All right, I think I have closure. After mentally running through the events of the attempted spider elimination, I remembered that the end of the box I used actually got forced inward as I tried to smash the spider against the wall, so I checked inside the box, and...

Hmm, what's this? Looks an awful lot like a dead spider. And it smears like one when you try to pick it up with a wad of Kleenex.

To summarize: If I'm looking at the situation correctly, the spider died and ended up inside the box. Weird.

I really don't know why I'm spending so much time on this. Note to future self: Arachnophobia (the actual fear, not the movie) and Nyquil is not a good combination...

I wonder if I'll even remember writing this later...

*passes out*

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The Revolution Returns

After nearly a year, Suspended Agitation finally has new material!

We jammed for a couple hours tonight and finished putting together three brand new songs, which you can check out here.

The recording quality is rather low, and there are still a few rough spots to work out, but these should give you an idea of what to expect in the next few weeks.

- "Crazy" is a pretty basic song with driving rhythm guitars and a cool drum intro that I worked out a while ago. I'm probably going to write lyrics about people who help others for the purpose of making themselves look good and change the title to "Help Yourself."

- "Alternative Truth" is a slower song with the usual heavy guitars. The lyrics, when I write them, will be about people who follow weird conspiracy theories, such as the "9/11 was a government plot" crowd.

- "Blue" is by far the heaviest song we've ever written, with even more raw power and energy than "Chainsaw" or "Insane Inside." It's a chance to give my double bass pedal a real workout. Thanks to the fact that I'm an idiot, this recording really doesn't sound very good even compared to the others, and I messed up the drums a couple times, but the essence is there. The lyrics are going to be about people who teach racist ideas to children, and the vocals will probably consist of a lot of screaming. Good stuff.

Anyway, check those out if you so desire, and feel free to voice your opinions.

On a related note, reviews of our demo from last year are still welcome, if you manage to ignore the fact that neither of us can apparently sing.

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July 10, 2006

Open Thread

Somebody write something. I'm out of ideas.

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July 03, 2006

Off-Site Guitar Recording of the Day

I've been reworking "Peaceful Chaos," which is sort of a power ballad, and I posted a brief excerpt here.

If anyone has been hesitant to listen to some of my songs because they're so heavy, you'll be happy to know that this one is considerably lighter. It also demonstrates two aspects of guitar playing that I'm working on at the moment: Larger chords and single-string picking. In addition, the distorted guitar at the end uses a really cool tone I just created on the POD by adding a "Classic Distortion" stompbox to the "Plexi Variac" amp model.

As always, feel free to tell me what you think of the song if you take the time to listen. Again, keep in mind that the production is much better on this than the stuff I posted a couple months ago, so it won't make your ears bleed or anything.

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July 01, 2006

Name That iTune III

This meme is kinda fun. I think I'll make it a weekly feature, at least until the end of the summer.

Anyway, same rules as before. I post the first four lines of ten randomly selected songs, and you name the band and the title. Answers to last week's NTi are in the extended entry.

I don't want to see you waiting
I've already gone too far away
I still can't keep the day from ending
No more messed up reasons for me to stay

I'm still scared
Afraid of failing, anticipating
The ride to end
Before the wheels begin to move

See that face from across the room
And I can feel you're nothing
Show your fear, it's not hard to see
Intentions pale, it's blinding

Could not believe
Came here today
Helmet was on
You blew me away

I wanna ride through the canyon
I’m on the run with the horses
I’ve gotta change with the season
I wanna live for a reason

Caught up in the middle
Had no choice, had no choice
Birthright forgotten
So silent, no voice

I’ve got another confession to make
I’m your fool
Everyone’s got their chains to break
Holdin’ you

If you could step into my head
Tell me would you still know me
And if you woke up in my bed
Tell me then would you hold me

Cold am I
I'm beside myself because there's no one else
Have I grown so blind
Only God could save you if you knew your way to the light

I will dedicate
And sacrifice my everything
For just a second's worth
Of how my story's ending

Answers to last week's edition:

1. "Break" by Staind

2. "Window Shopper" by Nickelback

3. "Black" by Sevendust

4. "King Nothing" by Metallica

5. "One" by Creed (guessed correctly by Tommy)

6. "Santa Monica" by Theory Of A Deadman

7. "When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down

8. "Breakdown" by Breaking Benjamin

9. "Throw It All Away" by Default

10. "Photograph" by Nickelback (guessed correctly by Tommy)

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