It’s been quite a busy week. I don’t have a full-time job yet, but I have a part time job at our local library, and I’ve had to work pretty much every day this week. Plus we have company in the house, some family members in for a visit, which is nice! But it does make the non-working hours busier than usual. (And I’m trying to be quieter at night, instead of popping popcorn and watching TV at 2 AM as I often do.)
I’m finally working on some new music, which is of course really fun. Not sure what I’ll call the piece yet, but I’ll think of something. It’s about 3 minutes so far. I hope to put it on my album. The weather has been really hot here (in the 90s), and my parents don’t use the air conditioning enough in my opinion, and I have found it’s hard to compose when I feel too hot. Quite annoying. So I turn my desk fan on, but it’s noisy, so I can’t orchestrate things quite right unless I turn it off, and then I get too hot again. Isn’t that just terrible?! Also, I need new headphones. I have some nice Sennheiser wireless headphones, which are awesome for just about everything, except composing. The bass is too loud with them, and when your computer plays really loud or soft sounds, it automatically lowers or raises their volume. I think that’s great for movies and games; there’s nothing I hate worse than a loud noise suddenly piercing the ears (and most of the time you don’t even notice it). But it’s not good at all for orchestrating. It also almost sounds like they add a tiny small amount of reverb to everything, which is also annoying. Lastly, they’re wireless, so they’re never really completely noise free, which, again, is really only a problem when composing. So I need even better, more expensive headphones for composing. (The reason I love the wireless headphones so much though is that normally I always break headphones by messing up their wires. I roll the chair over them, yank them, twist them, tangle them… for most purposes, the wireless headphones are the best solution.)
Haven’t been up to much else lately. I still won’t have much free time this week either. Boo-hoo.