Promises for the new year 2009

Hello you all. My blog has been very silent for too long time so now i decided to break the silence. 🙂

People tend to make promises for the new year and i made some promises as well. I’ve never used to make them but this time i felt that i have make some.

As you might know my studies in the University are still unfinished and i haven’t done much progress during the last year and a half. So i naturally made a new years promise to start really studying. Right now i’m writing this post in the science library Tritonia where i’ve just spent 4 hours studying the math course i started going last Wednesday. As i’m working full-time during the days i have to organize my time so that i’ll go to evening lectures and study in the evenings. And i’m doing my evening studies in the library because i cannot study effectively at home. You know there’s too much more interesting things to do than to study. So 2 hours in the library are way more effective than 2 hours at home. And as a bonus, as i study in the library i can separate the work from the leisure. When i’m at home i’m resting without pressure to study. I think it’s important for your mental health.

The second promise i made for this new year is that i’ll start swimming once a week. And i’ve already started. Last thursday i went to the swimming hall and swam for 1 kilometers. It took about 30 minutes. Sounds quite a long trip for the first swim after a half a year but  at least i’m not feeling any pain in my muscles so my physical health must be quite good. It’s propably because i’ve been playing badminton once a week for half a year with my friends. So this year i’m going to excercise at least twice a week. Swimming and badminton. And of course some walking, cycling or gym training will be in my week schedule every now and then.

The third promise i made is that i’ll start regularly updating my blog. I’m going to tell you about my excercises, studies, music and whatever subject comes to my mind. So keep up reading my blog this year. 😉

The fourth promise is not actually a promise but i’ll keep it as a promise. I’m going to release new music this year because i have so much unfinished songs which would be a waste to throw away without a use. 🙂

Of course i made some other promises as well but not all of them are meant to be public. 🙂

So now i want to wish you all a happy year 2009.

PS. What promises did you make? Please write them in the comments to make some discussion to make this blog more interesting.

Silence, silence..

Yeah, i know.

It’s been very quiet with my blog and my music during the last spring. I’ve been somewhat busy at work but strangely it hasn’t affected my music composing. I always seem to find time to do some music and i’m about to start releasing new stuff soon. There’s some house tracks coming as well as a bit more dance styled song. And some strange jazzy chill out stuff of which i’m not so sure if i’ll ever going to release them. 😉

Recently i’ve been thinking of buying an acoustic guitar. I mean, a REAL INSTRUMENT. 🙂 It’s still been just a thought but i’ve been thinking that it would be nice to get some “organic” feel into my songs by using more real instruments instead of software synths and samplers. But here comes the best part: i’ve never actually tried to learn to play the guitar! It shouldn’t be that difficult to take the chords i need for a specific song, practice them for a while and then record some nice background noise for the song, is it? The only time i really studied an acoustic instrument was when i took classes for the clarinet for 3-4 years when i was young.

The main problem is that i’m completely out of everything related to guitars, microphones, amplifiers and recording the sound they make. Haven’t had the time or interest to surf the web for the answers. What do i need to record acoustic guitar easily into my pc with good sound quality? And what kind of a not-too-expensive guitar should i buy and so on and so on.. Some day, some day i’ll make the big move and make myself step into a music store and ask some stupid questions about all these things – and propably buy a guitar.