My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-26) →
The Spill Canvas (3) Camera Obscura (2) Sparrow House (2) Seabird (2) Brand New (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I don't understand my dreams
NOTE: THIS IS ALL A DREAM. I woke up and had to write it all down because it was so long and SO FREAKING RANDOM So I was at this festival. It only had one MASSIVE main stage. So I started to walk up towards the stage from the crowd and The Pretty Reckless were playing. Taylor saw me immediately and reached down to grab my hand. They finished up their song and she came out into the crowd to chill...
Noah’s ark by CocoRosie is a fantastic way to start ones day I need to make tea before I leave the house or there will be hell to pay.
If you ever feel low, if you ever want to let go ...
Day 6: Enough
I think ‘Enough’ is one of the closest songs to my heart. I wrote Enough really late one night. I am terrible at writing love songs, at least in my eyes I am. I always feel too cheesy or too cliche. Enough didn’t turn out like that. It’s so entirely honest of how I feel in a relationship 99.9% of the time. I am so scared to Love someone because that risk is so big. My mom...
Because I need you like air to breathe Just to hold you. o’ I hold you. o’ how I hold you. I hold you down. Down with my insecurities down with my hypocrisy down with my pathetic pleas down instead of setting you free to find your happiness with or without me.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-19) →
Katy Perry (8) Deez Nuts (7) TAT (4) Akira Yamaoka (3) Shigeru Umebayashi (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Day 5: Tools of Persuasion
(sorry I’ve been MIA :( ) Oh Tools of Persuasion. It was originally titled ‘Tools of the Trade’ which apparently people didn’t get. So it was changed to the more obvious ‘Tools of Persuasion’. I wrote the song when I was 17. There was a guy I had dated at the time who had been with several chicks before me. The girl he had dated before me I knew personally and couldn’t stand her. Also to...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-12) →
Thomas Newman (33) Marianas Trench (4) The Spill Canvas (3) TAT (2) Good Charlotte (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Day 4 - Second Place
Second Place came about in pre-production. Chris Sevier was playing the guitar and I started improving along. Usually singing ‘la’s’. That’s why the verse after the bridge is ‘la da da da..’ because that’s how a lot of the song started. I had the rough acoustic version and I put it on my ipod. I drove out to Percy Warner Park, just outside of Nashville....
Day 3 - Call Me Back
Call me Back is a song I love to hate. It’s the anthem for all the girls who just couldn’t get the message (and then you finally read ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’). It started a few months before I went to Nashville to make ‘Diving Heart First’. I was driving home from my dad’s listening to Pop music in my car. A really poppy song came on and just...
Day 2: Carried Away
Carried Away is my favorite song on the record. It was the hardest song to write! We had been doing pre-production all day, Chris said he had to head back to the office and would see me in the morning. So it was around 11:30 pm, I had changed into some PJ shorts and a tank, made a cup of tea, and was about to fall asleep to a movie on my laptop. Just as I get settled Chris calls me saying...
Day 1: Only Want You
The song ‘Only Want You’ came out during pre-production for my record ‘Diving Heart First’. I drove down to Nashville by myself from Chicago. I was staying with my producer Chris Sevier. The first morning I woke up Chris and I started working. Chris and I spent everyday working for a week straight. I’d get up, eat, write music, have lunch, write music, have dinner,...
TEN DAYS - Diving Heart First
For the next ten days, I’m taking you track by track on the record and giving you my side of the story!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-9-5) →
Moby (6) Holly Golightly (3) Damien Rice (2) Flyleaf (2) Akira Kosemura (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz