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Archive for June, 2009

Back to being a “Geek”

So, with season four of the webisodes in the can, I gotta keep the creative juices flowing… I’m starting preproduction of my new record:

geekology.

The writing process is fun, yet grueling… Once again I’m finding myself figuring out which direction I want to take this album. last year’s face:the.music told the story of an inevitable breakup… i feel it was a pretty well-rounded sound, some punk, some heavy rock, club banger hip-hop, and dark emo-rap. But with geekology, I’m aiming for something a little more light-hearted. The general theme I’m trying to incorporate is something like “the twenty-something’s crossroads”. Think: quarter-life crisis, from a geek’s perspective. (more on the ‘geek’ part another time.)

I have about 2 to 3 songs written so far. Here are the lyrics to one that I’d like to share:
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“Insomnia In Song”
(Lyrics by R. Salgado)

Wide awake and it’s 2 in the morning
Is my east coast body clock Californian?
It’s like writer’s block, but in reverse
But if I reverse it feels so much worse

How can it be my time to shine
When it’s always time to ‘rise and shine’?
Just give me five more minutes
Just give me five more minutes

I’m against the grain

I look at the clock, it’s 3 in the morning
My pace of breath is hardly slowing
Connecting dots with spots on my wall…
Shit… is that what I’m waiting for?

How can it be my time to shine
When it’s always time to ‘rise and shine’?
Just give me five more minutes
Just give me five more minutes

I’m against the grain

All of a sudden, I countdown the decade
Close my eyes and countdown the decade
Hit the snooze and countdown the decade
Throw the clock and countdown the decade

Wake up and I’m old.
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