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So I finally escaped to Boston. It was just one of those things that I needed to get away from New York for a few days. I choose Boston because not only do I have a cousin here, but because its a little slower than New York yet still has that east coast style. On that note, I'm a big fan of Harvard Square, I'm here right now writing this. It has that New England / Washington Square Park feel to it. Everyone that visits Boston should check this place out on a Saturday afternoon.
Thank you guys so much for coming to the shows in Astoria this past week. It was my first time grabbing a mic in a while and I look forward to many more. My short to medium term plan is (when not on tour) to perform atleast twice a week in new york or where i am in the country. I tried to close the week out by doing a last min show friday night in Boston but thanks to traffic, that didnt work _at all_.
While I've been here I have been writing ALOT. I mean its 4 hours each way, what else am i supposed to do while the bus is stuck in traffic? I really satisfied with how deep and wordy my lyrics are coming. You guys will hear all these new songs and lyrics soon.
I've alway been very traditional in how i write lyrics. Notebook, write, rewrite, rewrite, and repeat process until lyrics are perfect. Sure you might jot down a phrase or two into your cell phone but I've never agreed with the whole "writing a song with your blackberry" method. Its just not natural. Especially this "i never write down lyrics, i just memorize them" thing. Mr. Copper and Mr. Jackson, my two Creative Writing teachers, always taught me: "the best write is the rewrite" and ever since I have lived by that. Writing is at its best when it is gutted and refined, razor sharp. Lyrics off the top of your head is great for brainstorming. It truly shines in the revision. To each his own I suppose.
Oh and keep your eyeballs clean.