July 12, 2012

iTunes :)

Well I decided to put my song on iTunes!! And right now its there so yeah!! I will put a link at the end of this post to get to it.

As I wrote in my last post, I wish the song was done differently. I wish it was "Perfect" but then I think about everything that I have had to work around. I don't have money to put myself in a recording studio or to pay someone to engineer the recording and the music to make it sound "Perfect". When I have that in mind, I realize that I have done a pretty good job on this song. I didn't use any loops or anything to cheat my way through making this song. It took a lot of time to figure out how to do all that I did. That's enough accomplishment for me! :)



July 11, 2012

Finishing Up!!


Hello World!!! I haven't written on this in a while . . . but anyways, I wanna write about my song that I have been making. I wrote a post about it earlier but since I have had a summer job I haven't had a whole lot of time to finish recording the way I liked to. Then last night I just decided to spend an hour or two and just record whatever with it cause it was the only time that I had. Turns out to be my best recordings I have had (which it isn't even that great because I need a better microphone) which is why I have decided to just finish up with this song. I kept wanting to get this song perfect but then I realize that I can't get it perfect cause all I have is a Mac and a $100 microphone. I wanted professional quality recordings and sound but I don't have the money for that. But now I'm okay with it not being perfect cause what else can I do! ha ha I'm still thinking of putting this on iTunes just because I kind of promised myself that I would. Plus, I redid my cover art (as seen above) and it looks a lot better than my other one. Probably because I used photoshop for this one and the other one I used this paint app on my Mac. I'm still going to finish up the song by listening to it more times to see if I think it is okay and then decide what I'll do with it!

May 29, 2012

Time

Today I have decided that the worst thing in my entire life right now is time. The perspective of time and the belief of how much time is needed is probably the bane of my existence at the moment.

All that I have is time, yet I feel like I have none. 

May 27, 2012

Let Me Be the One


Sometimes I remember all that we had, look at what we are now, and think about what the future holds. The future is a mystery just waiting to unfold. I'm not exactly sure what will become of us, but I sure know what I want. 

Yes, I have had a lot on my mind . . .

May 6, 2012

Every 7 Seconds





Definitely one of the funniest Youtube videos I have seen in a LONG time

May 4, 2012

Party Later - Recording Now



I think it's about time I started a post about my music project. I would say my mixtape, but I have had a change of plans. I'll leave out all the details for later, but this is what I want to focus on. This is the cover art for my first single called "Party Later". It is the first song that is written entirely by myself. I made all the beats and instruments on Garageband. My other songs I have done have used loops (pre-set beats) available in Garageband, but I wanted to try and do a song completely by myself. I wrote this song while I was up at college at like the beginning of the year. After making this song I have realized how talented people have to be in order to make even the beats of the song. Most people just listen to the singers voice and be like "oh this person sings so good" but in reality a good voice can't make a song all by itself. The beat is so crucial to the song. Not only that, but it has to be a good beat to set the stage for a good song. I have messed around and made some beats on Garageband that I didn't really like, but this one is the best one I have made (in my personal opinion).

Oh and since I have made everything entirely on my own, I am able to sell it to make a little money off of it too. Who said that I don't have a summer job!! iTunes anyone? :)

If you also noticed, I have decided that my stage name is going to be Joshwa. I thought about a couple of names to use, but I think this one suits me the best. I would use my infamous "yeshwa" but I don't want to use it as my stage name. I also had to change the W in the word Joshwa in the cover art because that W differentiates my stage name from my real name. The W is the most important part of the name. It has to be the one to stick out.

I have the lyrics written . . . the beat made . . . now I just got to put the two together

April 28, 2012

Dangerous



Sometimes I just wish songs like this were the ones played on the radio . . . Songs that sound just as catchy and are made just as well as mainstream songs but have an amazing meaning to them

April 19, 2012

It's a B3 (Blast Being Back)

AH!!!!!!

I am back from college!!!! I am so freaking excited for this summer and doing basically nothing!!! Although I need to get a job cause this guy is as broke as dropped dishes. Good thing I wont be leaving till late August so I at least have a couple months. But then again I will be gone for two weeks beginning in June so that may cause a problem too.

But SCREW IT!!!!! I just wanna have a blast this summer anyways because it's my last hurrah before I leave for two years! Speaking of which, I haven't even written on here where I am going!! I have been called to serve in the România/Moldova mission!!! I am so excited for it!!! Although I already know I am going to miss the food here in America more than anything (besides my family and friends of course). I mean my cousin-in-law went to Spain on his mission and had some Romanian people make him food . . . he said it was the worst food he has ever had. I have looked at some stuff and its a lot of sour soups, cabbage, and stuff that I don't even know what in the world it is!! Oh and România is full of gypsies. Which means a lot of people (especially children) are gonna try and sell stuff and/or steal from me!! Not to mention that România and Moldova are really poor countries. I'm going to see a lot of people on the streets with no home, no food, and nothing but themselves. I am gonna cry when I see them I'm sure

But, until I leave on my mission I'm just going to have a Blast Being Back home!!!!!! :)

March 18, 2012

4 Weeks


I seriously haven't blogged in the longest time!!! And speaking of time, I only have 4 weeks left of college. FOUR WEEKS!!! In a month I will be back living at home in St. George. I am way excited because I will be able to have no schoolwork, sleep in and do whatever I want, and best of all be with some of my most favorite people who still live in St. George. The only sad thing is that I am going to miss all of my new friends that I have made in Provo. I won't see most of them for like 2-3 years. That feels like it's a long time, but I know it won't be that long. The people who I will miss the most are my roommates Dave, Scott, and Conner. I won't miss Tylan cause he lives right down the street and I won't miss Jared cause nobody really likes Jared.

I can't wait to be back though!!!!! AH!!! It will be summertime and I will just hang out with my friends all the time until I leave on my mission to wherever I get called to go serve!! It will be just so much freaking fun!!!! :)

January 4, 2012

Mid-Way



Well like I said in my last post, I want to make a mixtape really really badly. I don't have a studio or any good programs on my computer, except for Garageband. So the picture above is what I am stuck with. To be honest this doesn't make that bad of recordings, but still I wish I had the full set up. Plus not to mention the fact that I still think my voice isn't that great. But I just figure that if I did ever get to a real studio I could find a way to autotune my voice somehow. 

So far I have made a remix to 6 songs. I recorded all six in one night so when I finally get time I am going to go back to the songs and actually take time to get the best recording I can. But still 6 songs is pretty impressive. 5 of them are just the original songs with a rap verse from me. The other song is completely rapped/sung by me, but uses the instrumental of Fireflies by Owl City.

The biggest thing right now though is that I have started college again . . . which is going to take up basically all of my time. I'm still hoping to get some time in to finish up this mixtape though!!