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Sep. 14th, 2010

Space Suits EP

Space Suits EP is the first project to come out of my own studio. It's a compilation of songs that I have written recently. I'd like to claim that the songs show growth and maturity as a musician and as a person. Writing about different subjects and composing instrumentals that describe my own style of the ukulele. Here's the breakdown and description of the tracks.




Track 1: "Space Suits"
The title track of this EP. I collaborated with my friend Aiko Yamashiro. She pointed out to me that one of the flaws of the last album was that it was all about one subject... love. Every song was written about a girl or just love in general. So I tried my hand at writing a song about a subject other than love. I was currently working at the Hyatt regency hotel and was very unhappy with my job. The job itself was fun and great, but the people that I worked with sucked the fun out of EVERYTHING. So I basically hated every time I woke up and had to drive to my crappy job, to my crappy coworkers, and work for 10 crappy hours. So I decided to write about that. How I hated going to work and I felt that I gave up on all the things I wanted to do with my life. Whatever happened to my dreams of being a pilot? My 10 year old self would've been disappointed if he saw me then. Whatever happened to the good old days of slow paced life and just watching the time pass by. I wrote out the first verse and chorus of the song and Aiko wrote a verse. I took the verse she wrote and split it into a verse and a bridge. I'm very satisfied with how it came out.



Track 2: "Oversoul"
This is one of my favorite tracks of the EP. I wanted to compose an instrumental that shows all the video game influences on my ukulele style. The main theme is based on Megaman 2 while some of the verses have influences from old NES games such as Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Ninja Gaiden. Once I laid out the chords and main theme; I just started layering parts and just played what sounded right to me. It's even set up like a video game level. It would start of with the main theme; basically the 1-1 1-2 kind of levels. Then after the halfway point is a dungeon. Listen to the part at 2:20 and tell me if you can't imagine yourself in a zelda dungeon or Bowsers castle haha.



Track 3: "Only mine"
I was basically bored one day and talking to my girlfriend Heather about trying to write. I was telling her that I haven't really written a happy song. So 15min after hanging up the phone, this song came out. Also, I've always been writing songs for me. I haven't tried to write a song for my ukulele. I've always been trying to write pop or emo sounding songs and I've always been trying to imagine the end result with guitar and bass etc. So I decided to write a song that featured the uke. I gave it that old style ukulele feel and wrote a happy song about Heather. It sounded a bit possessive but it came out fine hahah.



Track 4: "Melody of Red"
This track started off with fooling around with a G and Gaug switch. I also wanted to compose a ballad for the uke that had a walking C string bass line (the C string plays D, D#, E, F#, G) Also at this time, I was talking to my friend Marian about this song I was composing. She also inspired the title for the song. We were talking one night and she told me that she had a chinese name (she's pure chinese) Her chinese name was Dan Huwa. I asked her what it meant and she said "It means red" so I named the melody after her.



Track 5: "Ice cream"
This is actually the first radio track from this EP. First played on KQNG 93.5 here on Kauai. This song was written last October during my solo California tour. I met my friend Monique for the first time and she inspired this song. Before that time, I've always been the one playing the songs and singing and such, but when we met; I was in the audience chair and she entertained me. I was highly impressed so I wrote about that feeling of being serenaded to. We have this inside joke of being fake friends and her owing me ice cream. Therefore I named the song after the inside joke about ice cream.

Mar. 27th, 2010

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Mar. 4th, 2010

Mixtape 3/4/10

Mixtape for 3/4/10

"Select start"

1. Legend of Zelda theme - Koji Kondo
2. Super Mario medley - Mini bosses
3. Pokemon themes - Koji Kondo
4. Legendary theme - Gitaroo Man
5. Dr. Wiley's theme - Mega Man
6. Dearly Beloved - Kingdom hearts
7. Millenial Fair - Chrono Trigger
8. Ace attorney - Phoenix Wright
9. Chocobo theme - Final Fantasy
10. Vega's theme - Street Fighter 2

All the money we making is going to the man

What man? Which man? Who's the man? When's a man a man? What makes a man a man? Am I a man? Yes. Technically I am.

Times are gettin hard.

Ever since Ryan and I lost our gig at Waipouli beach resort; I've been struggling financially lately. I mean, I have some money but no extra income comin in. Just enough to get by. I kind of took it for granted. I really loved that place. We would roll in and see the faces of the regulars that would come in every week/gig. We got paid really well and the customers were really generous as far as tip goes. On top of that, we sold a bunch of CD's after the show. We were really blessed to get such a great gig. Now that it's gone, I've been trying to find a new place to call my musical home.

I tried contacting Keoki's paradise in Poipu but they still haven't gotten back to me yet. I tried calling to follow up and they said that they weren't sure yet and that the main manager would make a decision. Time is running out for me. I've got bills to pay and upcoming things that I need money for. There are tours, and other things up ahead that require money.

I put up a thread and announcements that I will be taking private students for lessons but I'm not sure if people will be willing to pay my fee. So far there are a lot of inquiries but I'm just scared that I'll be too expensive and people will lose interest. I can't lower my fees either because it's already been compromised before. To be honest, I think my private instructions aren't expensive at all in comparison to others and groups and such. Maybe I just need to have a little bit more confidence in myself.

Times like these make me wish that I had cheat codes to life. Unlimited money would be quite awesome right now. Hope you guys are having a better day than I am hahaha. I'm okay, it's just a little downer that's all. A minor bump on the road. Things will get better.

-Aldrine

Feb. 9th, 2010

No fancy title. Just plain old airline trouble.

This past weekend was pretty crazy. Everything was good up until I had to cut my trip short to go back to Kauai and play for the Kapaa High school festival. It was supposed to go smooth; they announced us on the radio and everything that we were gonna be at that function. Hawaiian airlines had a different plan in mind...

So, my flight was supposed to be at 230p headed back to Kauai. I'm supposed to be on stage by 420p. Perfect time because I'll get in and I'll have some time to rest before the show starts. I caught the bus at 12 thinking that there's no way I would be late if I took the bus 2 and a half hours before my flight. WRONG. I had to catch two busses in order to get to the airport from Danyo's house and that caused me to be late. How late? I arrived at the airport 30 minutes before my flight; which WOULD have been okay, had it not been for the worst airline experience ever.

I couldn't check in at the KIOSK because you're not allowed to check in that way prior to your flight. So I stood in line and finally got serviced by a man that I would now like to punch in the face given another encounter with him. He was working at podium 10 and he told me that there's no way he could check me in because I was too late. I looked up at the screens that show the status of the flights and it said that the plane just arrived from the previous flight that it was on... meaning I could've made it in time had this man checked me in for the correct flight. He told me to go and see anyone from podium 15-20. Waited in line again only to be told that they can't help me out and that I should go to podium 3 instead. So I went in line for podium 3 and that lady marked my boarding pass and told me that I should just go to the 311p flight instead. They also informed me that all flights were booked for the day up until 8pm. You see where this is going?

Good thing there was no one in the security checkpoint and it made it easy for me to pass through. I was in such a rush that I forgot to empty my water bottle out and they confiscated it. They told me I could empty it out and go again but I didn't have time so they threw away my aluminum water bottle.

I checked the screens and my flight (the 230p) didn't even start boarding yet. I went to the gate and told the guy who was taking people's boarding passes that I am supposed to be on that flight but they told me to wait for the 311p anyway. The man at the gate told me that if my boarding pass doesn't say that I'm supposed to be on that flight, then I'm not on that flight. THAT was my original flight. The one that I PAYED for and this man told me that i wasn't on it. He said that if there were seats left over then he would call names that were on his list for standby's. No empty seats. That was kind of a shocker for me since I'M supposed to be on that flight but I'm not sitting on any seats. There is supposed to be AT LEAST one empty seat... MINE. Dude at the gate told me to go to the desk and ask questions there. The whole time that we were talking, this man never made any eye contact with me nor looked at my boarding pass. Let's add him to the list of people I would punch in the face.

Stood in line to be helped at the desk but looked at the screen again to find that the 311p flight was boarding. So I ditched and headed down to the gate where the 311p flight was. I once again tried to make contact with the person at the gate only to be talking to the side of their face. Never looked at me, nor my ticket. Just plain old told me to wait until she starts calling names. I had given up asking her for help and just stood there to wait till she called my name. Nope. Not getting on that flight either. She finally told me to wait until she comes back from closing that plane. All she said was to just wait for the next available flight until they call your name.

At this point I was not gonna make the show. I called Ryan to tell him that I wasn't gonna make it. Ryan had his angry face on and told me how horrible this makes us look. Especially him. They already rearranged their schedule 3 times to accommodate us. Now, we wont be playing at all. Not good. So I told him to give me the phone numbers of all the people in charge so that I could personally apologize to these people and relieve some heat from Ryan. This was when I broke down and just felt like crap for letting them down.

The next flight was set for 350p in which I figured it was a 20min flight and if I rushed down to the show, I could possibly play the last 10-15 minutes. Hawaiian airlines decided to further storm on my parade by making an announcement that it was gonna be rescheduled for 410p because the plane was late. There was no way I'll be making it then. The people in charge of the function decided to end the function at 4 instead of 5 because it was raining hard in Kapaa anyway so they told me to relax and just get home safe. They were really compassionate and cool about everything.

I managed to get on that 410p (it was actually 430p by the time we left) and got home safe.

Worst. Customer experience. EVER.

-Aldrine

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