my mom once told me that writing your feelings down or drawing them out is very therapeutic and relaxing
who needs swag when you have class
I THINK I LOST A FOLLOWER FOR THIS
THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE AGAINST CLASSICAL MUSIC I’LL RAM MY TROMBONE SO FAR UP YOUR HOOHAH WHEN SOMEONE EATS YOU OUT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO PLAY THE SOLO FROM SIBELIUS’S SYMPHONY IN C
i need this framed on my wall
if you’re ever feeling lazy just remember that the ancient greeks believed their gods lived on top of a very climbable hill but no one even bothered to check
Hello again, internet. It’s me, Josh, here with my third ever “web log internet good time”. Isn’t it weird how things happen in threes? For instance, this is my third time writing an intro for this third blog entry twenty six different times. Speaking of three, I have a deep burning feeling that these three entries are going to somehow be turned into a mega-selling box office trilogy frenzy, which is great for my band. Or if I’m feeling really lofty, I can write three more and I can almost guarantee it could compete with whatever the Star Wars franchise has done thus far. Just kidding though, what am I even talking about? That deep burning feeling is probably just in direct relation to all of that Chipotle I ate earlier. Either way, thanks for reading this. If you’ve hated it by the end, I’ll gladly refund you your 5 minutes (74 minutes if you’re my cousin Pete (he’s illiterate and I hate him)).
For real though, Tyler (@tylerrjoseph on twitter and instagram) and I are still here in California, which is pretty neat. What we thought was going to be a three week experience in the studio has turned into a seven week experience. In the analogy of getting dropped off at preschool, I personally am just now to the stage where I have stopped kicking and screaming for my mom to pick me up because there are now cheerios in front of me and I feel at home. In all seriousness though, these seven weeks have been very productive and rewarding. We are a day and a half away from leaving here with a completed album that both of us are very happy with. Tyler was telling me yesterday that since everything so far has been recorded in his basement with no time constraints, there hasn’t been one of those “proud of your record” moments. I can definitely say that both of us are feeling “proud” of what has been done in the past seven weeks. From the brand new songs written here in LA to the songs that have been re-recorded from “Regional at Best”, this album in its entirety is sounding glued together, while at the same time…schizoid. Now I just can’t wait for everyone to hear these songs, and even more importantly for us, to play them live for everybody…because that’s what really fires us up.
Other than that, LA is nuts! Lots of crazy stuff happens. For instance, some hot chick started following me on twitter and a totally separate hot chick sent Tyler a message on Facebook I think. Those are just a couple of examples of the wild things that can happen to you when you’re out here in California.
Anyhow, I probably owe most of you 5 minutes back (whatever that means) but at least it’s a little update of what’s been happening. Hope that was enough info, mom. Hope to see you soon.
(Still doing pushups, ladies. getting really swole McDonald had a farm. nahwhatumsayin?)
you could shove any twenty one pilots lyric onto a picture of trees and i will think it’s beautiful
I cannot begin to tell you how important this message is to get across. Now more than ever we are seeing girls -and now even boys- hating the way they look at younger and younger ages. Of course, as we all already know… one of the biggest contributors to our diminishing self love is the media (surprise, surprise). We are bombarded by thousands of advertisements every single day regarding improvements in the way we look. This only makes us feel even more inadequate when all the gimmicks and products don’t give us the results we were SHOWN. The absolute biggest problem with people feeling like shit about themselves nowadays is NOT because of how frequently we see these ads, or how many products are on the market; its the WAY we are lead to believe a false reality because it truly LOOKS attainable.
This photo shows this. I’m 15 and i muck about with photoshop in my spare time, and i managed to make a natural-looking curvy girl look like a ‘perfect’, ‘sexy’ hourglass with smooth skin and a tiny waist in under 30 minutes. Yes, if you saw that in a magazine you’d know straight away that it was ‘edited’ but, would you immediately think the reality was THAT FAR OFF? I sure wouldn’t. Professional image editors have years of experience and get to sit at the editing desk for hours and even days on end with a single picture.
The photo above was from a ‘curvy kate’ photo shoot - and there would’ve been just as much professional lighting and makeup going on as any other high fashion shoot. The only difference? When it goes back to the editing room, the girls are most likely lightly airbrushed but not significantly altered in any way. You can see the lumps and bumps and curves that 95% of the female population have.
Even though the lingerie may have been more marketable on a stick with huge boobs, your target audience are not sticks with huge boobs. A product will always be more satisfying and pleasing to people when they don’t have to compete with -an edited- Miranda Kerr in the size 4 dress that they’re trying on in a size 12.
So, Ask yourself next time you feel down about someone/something you saw on tv or in a magazine ‘is this real or are they only trying to sell me something?’
Nobody looks like the people in magazines. Not even them.
Puppysitting the smiliest fluffball on Earth