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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

Posted by:ashflower.
Time:5:19 pm.
Mood: annoyed.
Right. So last Tuesday I phoned Mark to tell him Roger was ok with the drumset in the house. He said he has to contact Jeremy now to get his set back and then bring it over to my house. I havent talked to him since then.. I dont want to pester.

BUT THIS FUCKING ANNOYS ME!
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Friday, April 8th, 2005

Subject:Oh look, I'm updating.
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:3:25 pm.
Mood: annoyed.
So being away 5 days a week is not helping me to acquire Mark's drum set. I should just get off my lazy ass and phone him to say "Yes I talked about it with my step dad, and he's OK with it now. Now go get your set from Jeremy's house and bring it over.. RIGHT NOW."

I havent even practiced on my practise pads in 2 weeks. This is discouraging.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Subject:Ugh
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:11:30 pm.
Mood: Ugh..
0.oCollapse )
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Subject:Somewhat of a hiatus.
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:4:04 am.
Mood: aggravated.
I'm not taking lessons for the next 6 weeks since I'll be on my internship.

I didnt update this journal for my last few lessons, probably because I was discouraged. Mike came for a few lessons to teach, since Rob was gone. I hadn't seen Rob in like a month, but for this past Friday. Not that Mike isn't a good teacher too, but I didnt feel like I was progressing at all.

I missed my lesson last week when Rob was THERE, because I was at school working on the fucking exhibition project. And I forgot it was friday. Urgh. I missed him, he's really cool. Which is really good, since after the 6 weeks are up, I'm coming home again, and I won't continue lessons at Grantata. Rob said he's going to quit teaching on Wednesday nights, and have private lessons at his house, on his uberly sweet DW drumset. (Well at least the bass pedal is DW.. hella better than the crap pedal/entire set I'm using at Granata).

I dont know what's keeping me from phoning Mark, or talking to him at the meeting about transporting his drum set to my house.. he offered it freely to me, as a loaner. I really need this. REALLY. Rob said that after playing for a year WITH a set in my house rather than just at lessons, then I'd get better tenfold.

Cut because it has nothing to do with that ^^^^.Collapse )
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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Subject:I want this stuff.
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:2:25 pm.
Mood: giggly.
I want this. SO much.


More Random Awesomeness.Collapse )
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Monday, February 21st, 2005

Subject:Some bad news and some good news....
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:2:36 am.
Mood: artistic.
I havent updated in awhile...


Bad News.Collapse )

Good News!Collapse )

Cut as Evidence Of My Non-Metalness.Collapse )

OK, done.
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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Subject:I update!
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:5:16 pm.
Mood: tired.
So..

I've gone in DEEP this time.Collapse )
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Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Subject:This week's update
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:2:48 pm.
Mood: determined.
OK so now it's time to talk about this week's lesson.

It's not boring, I promise.Collapse )

EDIT: OMG I dont know how I forgot to mention this.. but Gen is sending me her old, 'lucky' drumsticks, all the way from N.S... <333 She's the best. I miss talking to her, oh man, so much.. :'( She's just never online these days, circumstances and whatnot.
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Subject:Update...for last week
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:2:08 pm.
Mood: awake.
I didnt write anything in here last week.. but I wrote something on the Drummers Here thread on encycmet..

I guess I'll copy and paste that.Collapse )
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Monday, January 17th, 2005

Subject:What entry is this again? I don't remember.
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:7:20 pm.
Mood: emo.
Well.

I haven't practised much on my practise pads in the past week (wow, lots of 'p's in that sentence). It's just hard to bang away on that little rubber tire with my gorgeous stix.

I had my second lesson on Friday. I had to get myself there on the bus. Mom won't drive me anymore. And it was fucking annoying trying to get there on TIME, since there was an accident on Carling, and he took a detour, and it was fucking rush hour, etc.. I was freaking out. But I ended up getting there at five after five.. >:P The lesson still ended at 5:30 though..

The lesson being only half an hour pisses me OFF. I don't feel like I get enough DONE in half an hour.. and I SOOOO want to play the shit out of those drums, that whole set... but I'm only on the snare still..
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Well.

I haven't practised much on my practise pads in the past week (wow, lots of 'p's in that sentence). It's just hard to bang away on that little rubber tire with my gorgeous stix.

I had my second lesson on Friday. I had to get myself there on the bus. Mom won't drive me anymore. And it was fucking annoying trying to get there on TIME, since there was an accident on Carling, and he took a detour, and it was fucking rush hour, etc.. I was freaking out. But I ended up getting there at five after five.. >:P The lesson still ended at 5:30 though..

The lesson being only half an hour pisses me OFF. I don't feel like I get enough DONE in half an hour.. and I SOOOO want to play the shit out of those drums, that whole set... but I'm only on the snare still.. <:(

I know if I want to get good on the snare by practising at home on the pad, then I just have to DO IT. I mean, it's not unpleasant, using the practise pad. But I would SO MUCH RATHER have my own gorgeous Tama snare, 14" diameter, 5" depth, on a double braced stand.. so I could practise on that, instead of previously mentioned rubber tire.

When mom and me were going to Future Shop tonight to buy my new headphones, I was talking to her about all the crap that's been stressing me out (incl school, frustration about drums, not having a job, worrying about my money running out, etc.. I unload a lot on her, and she listens.) I said that if I trade in my guitar and amp at Song Bird then I would have enough to buy a decent drum set. But she said some shit about how that would be 'jumping the gun'.. and I know exactly what she meant. SHE DOES NOT WANT A DRUM SET IN THIS HOUSE. And I want a set more than anything. See, she's supportive of this as long as it doesn't BUG her. As long as there's no big noise coming up from the basement, as long as I only play at my lessons..

WELL EXCUSE ME BUT THAT'S NOT HOW THE FUCK IT WORKS. I need to practice AT HOME on a decent set WHEN I WANT TO. I would almost ask my teacher (Rob, yes I found out. I had to ASK HIM again, after my second lesson, since I forgot his name..:P) to tell my mom at some point that "OK She needs a set at home if she's going to get better, if she's going to practice, if she's going to ever be in a band, she NEEDS a drum set." I just need her to understand that.

But she won't. She must think these lessons are like fucking classical training or some shit. Cuz she's all hung up on "OK so how are these beats that you're learning? Are they complicated?" and I'm like "No, I'm learning stuff in 4:4 time right now, that's all - the rudimentaries. I'm not training to play JAZZ you know." >:P

I practiced on my snare pad again yesterday though. I had to force myself to do it. Rob gave me a 'homework assignment' but I cant read the notes he wrote - I dunno, it's too vague.. <:(

WOW this was so emo.
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Friday, January 7th, 2005

Subject:FIFTH ENTRY!
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:8:52 pm.
Mood:bouncy.
I HAD MY FIRST DRUM LESSON TODAY!

CLICK ME NOW.Collapse )
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Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Subject:FOURTH ENTRY!
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:11:22 pm.
Mood: flaky.
Well..
I got a call from Granata Music. FINALLY. I AM TAKING DRUM LESSONS NOW!!

Starting tomorrow, at 5:00 will be my first drum lesson.. I'm soooo excited! I hope I like my teacher.. :P I hope he's not a jerk or a punk that doesn't like the same music as me. This is kind of stupid. I mean, I signed up for these lessons and I've never met the teacher! I chose to do the training thing through a company/group rather than as an individual tutor thing.. i.e. "Call Bob at 722-6930 for drum lessons".. umm... Sorry Bob how do I know you're not just some weirdo/paedophile? :S Since I'm a girl, those issues exist. GAH. I wish I could have a girl teacher, as dumb as that sounds. Mercedes Lander would be cool.. OR GEN!!!!! TEACH ME DRUMS, GEN!! :D :D

I have to go in a bit earlier to register, I haven't done that yet. I also have to go deposit my cheques.. I love getting money from the government for doing absolutely zilch. :D

Oh man I'm really nervous now... :P Maybe I shouldn't be dwelling on this!

*runs and hides*

In the year 2005 I resolve to:

BE THE DRUMS, LAL.

Get your resolution here


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Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

Subject:Third Entry!
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:6:13 pm.
Mood: pensive.
I called Val last night to ask about using Christine's drums. She had just got back from Dominican like half an hour before.. lol. She hadnt told Christine I want to use her set for practise.. I'm begging her to mention it to her! I don't even know if she'll let me use them.. :( We also talked about how her dad and stepmom both work at home.. and it's hard to get them out of the fucking house.. and they watch movies every night... :P :P Val suggested we buy them movie tickets or something for friday nights.. haha. It might be an idea!

I haven't really been reading in my drumming book, I dont like the turn it's taken.. Jazzy styles and stuff that I'll never play. But I'll go read it when I go home. (Still at school, heh.. internet still crappy on my home computer.)

Anyway, not much else to report.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

Subject:Second Entry! (imaginitive, eh?)
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:3:57 am.
Mood: tired.
I wrote a mission statement last week saying why I want to take up learning drums.. and that still stands. I have to stay motivated and focused on my goal. I got a phone call from the guy at Granata Music saying he still hasn't gotten in contact with the student who might not be continuing taking lessons on Friday nights.. when I want to take lessons in that time slot. I still think lessons are a good thing to do. The teacher is a university student, a young guy, so I doubt he'd be obsessed with jazz rhythms or anything terribly technical..

I also set up a little "inspiration zone" in my cabinet that has my record player. Pics and quotes and all sorts of dorky crap. At least it reminds me of the great drummers out there that have inspired me to take up the instrument.

Valerie should be home tomorrow.. when she is, I'll call and ask if I can use Christine's drum set in their basement. Of course there's the issue of her dad and stepmom both work at home.. and the noise of drums JUST MIGHT get on people's nerves... :P

I practised along with ReLoad today... it's got some great drum parts. Some really understated stuff that's just not anything Lars did on previous albums. Like Low Man's Lyric.. It's a quieter song, so everything is taken down a few pegs in terms of volume, thrashiness, etc. It's fun to air drum/practise along with St Anger.. but it wears me out so fast!!

OK well I'm glad I updated this thing.
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Friday, December 31st, 2004

Subject:First Entry!
Posted by:ashflower.
Time:6:40 pm.
Mood: happy.
This is a community I've set up for amateur and drummers in training. I just picked up the sticks recently, and right now I'm using this community to monitor and log my progress. I'm not accepting any new members right now, but if you're in the same boat as me, then I'd love to add you! We can go on this crazy ride all together! ^_^

L.

P.S. Sorry for stealing your idea, jgoreham!
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