|Too much cake can lead to death
||[Mar. 28th, 2009|08:05 pm]
My stomach dislikes me. Or something like that, perhaps it is more like we happen to be out of sync with each other. We've never really been a team through the life but lately I've adapted too a eating pattern that involves eating less and more often that hopefully will help my stomach get back the self-esteem... Or at least for the both of us to understand each other a little better. The problems I've had stomach-wise have both been health and social related. It is quite funny that, since I've lost quite some weight since I saw some people I happen to know most people comment on my weight. To comment on someones look can be, in this case, quite disastrous and a persons weight is possibly the issue about one self that people dislike to bring up during a conversation. Anyway, different from before when I used to just shake that off but comments on other people's looks are not to favour I suppose. But these days there aren't much else to talk about, right? I might be oversensitive.
But other than that and the overall feeling of being on a low I've started and I am going to start on a couple of things:
* My new album as Don Claude which so far involves noting new ideas, scrapping some old ones and keeping what I already liked, sampling single sounds I've recorded myself, making drumbeats and plan when and how to record certain things.
* My sourdough baking is improving and last time I made two loafs I got the best result ever since I started to bake bread. They beat the bread I've done with yeast by miles! The trick was to let the dough rise for a very long time in the fridge. For how long? Well, I estimate it was about 17 hours with one hours pre-rising in room temperature and one hour raising after the fridge rising. A total of 19 hours. Of course, there are possibly more parameters involved but we'll take that another time since now I always log what I put in the bread, hours I let it rise and each step etc etc.
* My gardening plans are currently dormant. The weather is fairly unstable and perhaps it is a good idea to wait until may or so with some pre-cultivation of this years seeds. I thought that a specific entry for my gardening plans would be appropriate so you'll all hear about it later in April I suppose.
That's right, I had planned to talk a bit more about my new album this time, but apparently I haven't worked on it as much as I've wanted. As already revealed I've felt quite low lately since everyone around seem to be on a low. It affects me because I am concerned. Because I care. Stuff like that. Instead of trying to give in to this spiral of madly downess I am trying to keep things up anyway. One thing that have increased is the intake of new and exciting music. I bought Tom Zé's album "Fabrication Defect" which proved to be great although not as experimental as I'd hope it would be. Most of his catalouge is available in Sweden though which won't make me hesitate to try and get more of his music, it is very exciting indeed. I mean, he is in his 70's and still experiments. On his last album he even mocked and saluted (I think) the bossa nova music. Though I agree, it is overused and was already overused in the 90's... Or was it?
So, yeah, instead of working as they do on music these days (heh) I've been sitting around watching trailers, parodies, longplays, speedruns and easter eggs of the Metal Gear Franchise. Not the best kind of occupation to be honest but nevertheless I felt that the movie quality of the plotline (much better than many contemporary action and spy movies of these days) was worth diving into a bit more. To think of it the MGS games are at times more movies than games. Many playable parts are very very short. It is too bad since MGS4 seem to have several kinds of gadgets and gixmos for the player to utilize.
Bit by bit I've vleaned and reorganised in my studio and my room. Shortly I will do the same with my clothes. I need some new clothes and for once I will settle for a jacket that is organic and with good fabrics. Already got the eyes on this 100% organic Hemp with organic cotton stuffing. Looks nice and with a nice price too. I've felt an urge to organize in my rooms lately and more or less renovate myself. Most of the clothes I have are no longer in use. It feels weird to have clothes enogh for an army just hanging around in my closet. Blah, my creativity with clothes happen to be, and have been, on the lower side lately. Oh well, I'll manage I suppose.