January 1st, 2011
|10:52 pm - 2011: A New Year...New Possibilities|
What's going on party peoples?!!?
Happy New Year to you all. It's 2011...and damn it sure feels good.
2010 was a good year. A lot of creativitiy came out of that year, and it has set the paceof the upcoming year!
Just briefly, I shall mention the "highlights" of my 2010:
I ended up joining a band called the Unit Shifters, as a drummer, which was good, since I started out on drums (my first love) and also because my fellow Aristocracy band mate Pete is the guitarist. No matter what goes down...me and Pete stay together. It's a beautiful thing.
Waking Dreamer, the band that I mentioned in February , never made it to the studio. The album never got made. About a week or so after writing said journal entry, the band broke up. One person felt that the band wasn't progressing enough for him and the other wanted to essentially grow up in so many words. It hurt my soul and left me a bit jaded for a bit. But out of those ashes has formed another nucleus which shall spawn into another band. But I will explain that later in the entry.
At the time of the journal entry, I embarked on another creative endeavor: acting in YouTube vids. Starting off with Krumbines Brain (a show doen by my friend and creative partner, Jordan Krumbine) in which I did some work on two episodes. Then came WEBCAMS, another show he created. I shal explain more about this in deeper detal later, but I am proud to say that we are 30 episodes into it, and it's been a hell of a ride! There are many different things that have gone on in what we all call the Krumbination. So much, in fact, that it deserves it's own entry. So look out for that. After that entry, i shall start posting up past episodes for all of you to check out!
On May 6th, I turned 30. This was a relatively normal birthday...turning 30 wasn't a huge huge deal (I had a few minor freakout thoughts here and there), but the big deal of said birthday was that I had my very frist surprise party! (NOTE: This is not to discredit my mom for the McDonald's birthday Party Surprise of 1987 or the Swimming Surprise Party of 1989...but this was my first adult-styled surprise party). I was majorly surprised to see all my friends and co-workers at the Green Parrot (our after-work hangout) complete with a cake, decorations, and a miniature blowup doll (we had FUN with that thing!!). It was a great night...great times.
Me and Rose (a/k/a McGiggles) went to Destin, FL to vacation for a weekend with my parents and their two friends from Alabama. It was really fun. We all stayed in a condo on the beach and spent the 4th of July weekend hanging out. It was a fun trip.
Me and McGiggles and her family (mom and dad) went to New York to visit her sister's family. We had a blast! Me and McGiggles took 3 days and went to New York City on our own. It was my first time in New York and it was AMAZING!!! We saw soo many things...too many to mention. Another entry for that! And hopefully, there will be pictures!!
I went home for Christmas and that was great. I got to see the majority of the family and my friends (with the exception of a few, especially Josh and Ron...their presence was missed this year), and I got some cool stuff too! Also, I wanted to show my love to my Facebook people, so I left them all a personal Christmas post on their walls, all 272 of them...by hand. It's what I do.
From the ashes of Waking Dreamer and the hiatus of the Aristocracy comes a new band consisting of me, Pete and our buddy Omar Rodriguez (drummer for Waking Dreamer). We have all been highly influenced by dance music over the last few years. And with all of us being synthesizer freaks, we really wanna go in that direction. More updates as they come!
So that was the year in a nutshell. There was a lot that I still need to mention, and I will do my best to get you all back up to speed on things. But 2011 is here! And it's gonna be a busy year!
Really quick, I will tell you of the things you can be excited for in the world of Chris:
As much as I can, I am going to try and write more in this. For years, LJ was my mistress...I must not neglect her.
From what I can see, I can see about 5 music projects coming forth this year from me. Of course, I will be updating you along the way. So if you dig my music (or if you haven't heard it yet), get ready, because it's coming!!! Also...music from others is coming as well!!
Since being in things like WEBCAMS and also making my first music vid, I have been wanting to get more and more into video stuff, which should be common knowledge if you have read this journal over the years. But scripted vlogs, sketches, shows and music vids to come!
If anyone has read this journal (or plain out knows me), I have a rather large obsession for the ol' in out in out (as Alex the Droog would say it). I like thinking about it, hence, I probably like writing about it.
So I plan on doing some projects in this field. So, nine times out of ten, I may not post them in this journal (so ask me or something if any of you want to read them when they are done.)
This of course ties into the musical projects, but this also deals with getting back into the Orlando music scene and taking it a step further. Word.
There are more things that will be going on, for sure. But I can say this: it's gonna be hard...it's gonna be tough...but it's gonna be kick ass! I'm very excited for 2011.
YOU GUYS AIN'T SEE NOTHIN' YET
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: A Demo I Made...In My Head
Yay!!! I am glad you are excited for these posts!!
Thank you for the luck! I have a feeling this year is going to be pretty awesome! I shall look forward to presenting them all to you (for sure!!). And I'll definitely let you know on the writings, lol.
Yea, the Christmas thing was very spur of the moment, feeling the Christmas love. After about 50 of them I was like "This is going to be tough...but I can't just stop!". So yea, it took a while, but it was awesome!
I am looking forward to your endeavors in this year as well! If there is anything I can do to help, let me know!
I hope to chat more in depth with ya soon!