I was waiting for a closer day to promote that show in Austin I made a poster for but then I checked out the info and found out it happened yesterday. whoooops.
to anyone with time machines, set your destination to Sept. 12, 2013 and check out what TX Chip has in store for you at the Spider House Ballroom.
for people who didn’t go and don’t have time machines, what is your deal? seriously. what the hell
1. I always wanted to be in a rock band. Sorry, Alvin. I’ve had the impulse ever since discovering Built to Spill when I was around 13, but still loving pop punk (the kind of music I wanted to create at the time coupled with the live shows I was familiar with.) I suck at creating any music that doesn’t make me fall asleep, though. I just really love the live show experience. Despite how much I dread interacting with people, if I zoom out a bit, I just love the idea of shared personal moments with large groups of people.
2. I worry a lot. A whole bunch. It’s borderline paranoia. I worry a lot about death and losing people. Catastrophes I could’ve somehow prevented if I acted on impulse or was just present. It happens at least twice a day. At one point I’ll say that this constant worry will emotionally prepare me if ever worst comes to worst, but I just end up freaking out for no real reason. The day I start getting close to anyone is the day I worry about them dying.
3. I fall in love with girls with short hair. Instantly.
4. I keep to myself for the most part. I’d rather stay in my room than interact with mostly anybody. It’s a part of me that I feel has kinda dented some relationships. I can do well with not seeing somebody for like two months, but I’ve learned that some take that the wrong way. There’s a handful of people I like being around, though. People I can talk to and do nothing with. People I can joke around with like I always do, or not joke around like I’d rather do. Good friends remind me that I’m not as bad as I think I am and not as awful at all that socializing stuff that I convinced myself wasn’t for me.
5. I don’t have a career path, just a list of things I want to accomplish. This year’s been good to me. It’s helped me feel like that’s not too stupid of a way to go about life. I’ve checked off some things and I’m working on others. On the art side of things, people have been recognizing my stuff and I’ve gotten some cool opportunities to get paid. It’s pretty awesome and a little bit validating. I don’t really know how to make a resumé and I just learned what a CV was last year. I’ll have to get a job before the year is over, but I feel like I’m worth someone giving money to. And it’s nice to know that people like what I make. I want to spend the rest of my life making things.