Friday, May 22, 2009

You Said


New song! - Well, for you it is. =P For me, it's like, the oldest of songs. 
I wrote it when I was 11, I'm pretty sure it's the first song I've written that's a full length song, that's actually good (good enough to still be playing four years later), and the first to have instrumentation (the guitar). What I did was, I wrote the lyrics and the melody when I was that age (11) and then, I think about a year later, I came back to it and figured out what chords would go best with it and viola! Now it's actually a performable song! 
It's called "You Said" and it's about, well it's probably pretty obvious what it's about, but If you need a hint then, I wrote it about a disappointing friend. One that only made things worse for me. And if someone does that, than there not really a friend at all. 
Remember I was only 11 when I wrote this, so some of the things are fiction, like the line "but then you take the boy I like and turn to jealousy." I only wrote it in there because it rhymed and worked in the song. Also, it could be applied for other girls in these types of situations. Representing the immaturity. 
I usually have some level of exaggeration in my songs. It makes them more moody and interesting. But the feelings I had while writing them are not exaggerated. My songs are for you to interpret, for you to apply to your own life and experiences, to get what you will out of them. Not for me to tell you exactly what their about. They mean something different to everyone. 

So anyway, here's "You Said"...

You Said


Friends forever,

it seems like that would be a very long time

I'll take whatever,

maybe once but not a second time.


It does seem this way, maybe not, who's to blame?

But your not what I thought that you would be.

You said you'd be clean.


You said that you'd be my friend,

but then you turn around and stab me in the back.

We agree to disagree, you turn around and act nice to me.

You said that you wouldn't be mean,

but then you take the boy I like and turn to jealousy.

Every thing's backwards, every thing's wrong,

but that's what you get when you're playing this song. 


Going backwards,

you just can't reverse what you've done.

It seems so easy,

but then again maybe it's not.


It does seem this way, maybe not, who's to blame?

But your not what I thought that you would be.

You said you'd be clean.


You said that you'd be my friend,

but then you turn around and stab me in the back.

We agree to disagree, you turn around and act nice to me.

You said that you wouldn't be mean,

but then you take the boy I like and turn to jealousy.

Every thing's backwards, every thing's wrong,

but that's what you get when you're playing this song. 


And I know that you didn't mean it, 

but then again maybe you did.

Thing's that have already happened, 

we can't go back and reverse them again.

Yeah, yeah, yeah..


You said that you'd be my friend,

but then you turn around and stab me in the back.

We agree to disagree, you turn around and act nice to me.

You said that you wouldn't be mean,

but then you take the boy I like and turn to jealousy.

Every thing's backwards, every thing's wrong,

but that's what you get when you're playing this song. 


You said that you'd be my friend,

but then you turn around and stab me in the back.

We agree to disagree, you turn around and act nice to me.

You said that you wouldn't be mean,

but then you take the boy I like and turn to jealousy.

Every thing's backwards, every thing's wrong,

but that's what you get when you're playing this song. 


Friends forever, 

it seems like that would be a very long time.



(Above^ Me when I was 10, just a year younger than I was when I wrote You Said.)


Well, that's all for today folks!
Till tomorrow*

-Kally<3


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Twas a Grand Day. =)


Ahh, =)
Today has been a grand day. 

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I don't know, it's just pretty great. :)
Today I had Sushi at Hiro's instead of the regular ole' chicken and veggie's with rice and om nom sauce. :| Lol, I know that was random, but it's a bit significant dragging on to the point that I am not good at making decisions. No, let me rephrase that- I'm extremely indecisive. 
AND, it was Hiro's day. =P See, every Thursday, me and some of my friends go to Hiro's (a Japanese Restaurant at the mall right by our school). It's becoming a tradition now, it's kind of our thing. ^.^ It's just so delicious, and FAST! Those asians sure know how to whip up a mean stir fry. LOL. 

I went to my old elementary school with Emily (my neighbor/my friend since the wee years) to practice on my batting. I don't know if I've mentioned this before but, I'm an extremely horrible batter. =| I mean, i think it's physically impossible for me to hit the ball. Last year I don't remember it being so bad, but things have changed. I don't know what it is but- I don't particularly like it. 
So, anyway, we went to work on that and I did hit it numerous times pretty good and far, but that usually doesn't make a difference. When it counts, I'm nowhere near it. Everyone seems to want to believe in me, they let me swing like 7 times, but it's quite sad. Me and my feeble attempts. *shakes head*

"Oh dear!" As my friend Heather would say. ^_^

Let's see, this blog is kind of dragging on a bit. It seems I'm losing my writing edge. 
I didn't even type up a blog for yesterday- shame on me. But I WAS working on Trigonometry, and I watched parts of the final American Idol show. I was soo surprised Kris won, but glad. I didn't really like Adam- he's such a poser and his voice is very irritating. Not rock n' roll whatsoever (thus the poser point). He belongs in Broadway. 

Well, I smell dinner and hear the family gathering for another BBQ 
(since the weather's so nice again). 

I'm off! 

Till another day- or maybe later, it depends if I have time to work on another old song for "KS Restoration."

Chau! 
-Karl ^.^

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Case of the Mondays- on Tuesday. =|


*Few!* I feel like I was just on a sketching relay or something..
I got caught up for four weeks of sketching in a couple of hours. =]
BUT, I didn't do any trigonometry. =| Hmph. 
I guess I'll do that tomorrow since I have a headache right now, and I did spend the past two hours on school work, I think I've made my quota for the day. 

I'm pooped. *yawn* and to think, it's only 9 o'clock. O.o
Ugh, I rarely get headaches. I've been getting them lately because I've been stressed. Although, the one i have now is most likely due to delayed trauma of todays p.e. incident. I cannot escape getting hit pretty good in the head every year in p.e. It's like the ball is trained to track me, or my head, down. -_- But, I won't have to worry about that for much longer, because next year I didn't sign up for p.e! :D I'm so happy =]

This morning, I woke up at 7:40 AM, regular time for a weekday, groaning because of the hatred I feel for having to disrupt (probably) my REM cycle- for school. =[
It really kills me, especially after a long weekend. It's a rude awakening I'll tell yah. Well, you probably already know the feeling, most people do. Anyone with a normal job, or that goes to school does. 
But anyway, I woke up early and I was really debating on going or not. You know that feeling, where it would be so easy to just pull back the sheets and not go at all. Live that day for you, cause if it was your last I'm betting you wouldn't spend it the same as how you do everyday. 
But, I knew that wasn't a possibility. I THOUGHT I had math first block. I THOUGHT I "had a case of the Monday's" (LOL Office Space) but i forgot about the long weekend and it was actually Tuesday. So, I had my Science test first. ... YAY! =|
I got 63% though, not to shabby for not really paying much attention and not studying at all. 
And, another thing that made me feel better was that apparently I'm already passing in Science, even though I haven't written two Chemistry tests that I missed. 
Can I say, "BOOYAH!" =DD



So even though I'm a bit stressed and on edge lately, it's nice to know that I'm actually not completely failing. :) Well, not failing at all, just behind. I think I can deal with that. 
My perfectionist side says the opposite, but I'm fighting that side- well at least trying. 

I think that's all for now- I have a bed to lay on. *YAWN*

-Kar<3
 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Long, and unproductive Weekend.

Man oh man,

>_<

This weekend was a long weekend, but it could never be long enough.
My intentions were much different than the actual outcome.
Right now, my main focus is, well should be, to get all of my tests for school done. I only have one more Math test (trigonometry) and two Science tests (Chemistry). Well, I was able to put off studying for Trig until the last day of the weekend, which is Monday, tonight. =| 
It's getting down to the wire too. 

I'll have to get some help with Trigonometry as well, I've made it pretty far understanding a good portion of the material, but I just stopped a few minutes ago to take a break from it and type up this blog entry, because I'm stuck. I'll have to ask my brother. 

& I'm the type of person, where I can't focus very well on a bunch of different things needing to be done in a certain time frame, especially when their things like Trigonometry and Chemistry. Maybe I need to make a To Do list.. but it's not like I haven't done that before. 
I just have to buckle down and get this done, I can't really focus on what matters (in my books) until then. 

Like recording. >_<

='(

Which I really want to do! >.<

GROWL!

But, I have to get this out of the way first. I mean, AT LEAST my math test. 

*breathe*

one thing at a time.. . 

Right. -_-








Oh, and it rained today too. *smack in the face* =[

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Love You. <3

Here's my second blog for what I like to call, "KS Restoration." =]
But before I get into that, I'd like to mention that tonight I went with my mum to the Norway House's Open Mic Night. Now, I didn't get to play, because we got there to late (the list was full), but I did get to talk to Qristina from Qristina and Quinn Bachand. She plays the fiddle (and she's very good at it I might add) and Quinn plays the guitar, he's also awesome. They were great and Qristina's so sweet, didn't get to talk to Quinn. 

...I don't know why this is all of a sudden double spacing... hmm.
I guess I'll just go with it.

Anyway, even though I didn't get to play I'm glad I went. I want to go to the Norway House every weekend and play, along with a lot of other open Mic's. Get more experience with performing live, and I'm also aiming at getting a lot more covers under my belt. :D Really awesome well known songs. I'll keep you posted. 

So, the 2nd song I'm "restoring" is called, well, it's called "I Love You" - So typical, I know right? But don't get me wrong, I certainly wasn't in love with anyone or even close to it (i was like, 12 when I wrote this song). It's more about what I'm looking for, than what I've found (because I haven't... yet ;) It's what I expect in a first love, not that I can really imagine myself having more than one, but that's a different story. 
Anyway, here it is..





i <3>


I wanna look into your eyes 

and tell you this like it's a surprise.

My heart it saying just one thing,

"I love you."


My heart is weak my head is strong.

You got them both, no matter how long 

it takes I'm gonna tell you the truth. 

I love you, I love you, I know this much is true.


My heart is weak, my head is strong until the day it all went right.

You took me by surprise, you opened up my eyes.

You made me laugh, you made me smile.

All of that in just a little while.

You knew just what to do, and so I'm telling you

"I love you."


The first day that we locked our eyes 

I knew that you could see through my disguise. 

You got to know me, know me and then

we became best friends, but what about the end?


My heart is weak, my head is strong until the day it all went right.

You took me by surprise, you opened up my eyes.

You made me laugh, you made me smile.

All of that in just a little while.

You knew just what to do, and so I'm telling you...


I'm positive about what I'm saying.

Yeah, I know what's right, you know what's right.

Oh, I wanna be with you forever

the rest of my life.


My heart is weak, my head is strong until the day it all went right.

You took me by surprise, you opened up my eyes.


You made me laugh, you made me smile.

All of that in just a little while.

You knew just what to do, and so I'm telling you..


My heart is weak, my head is strong until the day it all went right.

You took me by surprise, you opened up my eyes.

You made me laugh, you made me smile.

All of that in just a little while.

You knew just what to do, and so I'm telling you

"I love you."


Ohh, i love you.


<3



The Notebook is one of my all time favorite love story's

...besides Twilight of course. ^.^


And that's all she wrote!

Click in next time. ;)


-Karlisle :)


Oh, and here's a picture of me around the time I wrote this, I think =P...

It's me when I was 12, with my kitty (cat now) Louie. 
This is the day we got him. He was 8 weeks old. 



AWW! :D








Oh, and speaking of cat's- you gotta check this out, it HILARIOUS! 

http://www.catswhothrowupgrass.com/kill.php

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Great Outdoors & other miscellaneous topics.



Breathe in...

Exhale.

=)

I actually love the outdoors. =]
I took it for granted when I was younger.

& it never occurred to me to take the laptop outside and lay in the grass while blogging or internet networking. But it did today, and I'm glad for that. 

It was a nice day today, still is. 
It's actually warm..

I KNOW. =D

I think summer's finally coming. And that makes me very, very happy. 

Last night's gig at the Sooke Harbor House went good. I met some cool people, and played my whole set list, plus a few cover's that I didn't mention.. "Building A Mystery" by Sarah McLachlan & "Everyday Is A Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow. Two of my all time favorite musicians. =) 

I can't wait till this summer, when I start busking in Sidney and playing all my gig's. My cousin Tisha, who lives in Calgary is coming out, like she does every summer since what?.. 3 years ago? I can't wait, it's gonna be so great. =]

The radio interview with Curtis for Radio Kick, internet radio was a success. He even mentioned my blog and asked about my latest project "KS Restoration." I was a little caught of guard to be honest, I didn't think anyone even read my blog. I think of it as more of a Journal than a blog too. 
But, I'm glad he did. My whole project in lemans terms is to be the Ultimate Busker. =D By this summer I want to be able to play the 37 songs I've said I've written. It'll make it even more fun for me, having that much to choose from. I can play whatever the mood strikes me. 


-dinner's ready. Steak and potato on the BBQ. (again, it's nice weather).
So, until next time! 

-Karly <3

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sooke Harbor House & RadioKick's Launch show!


Alright, 
so I'm getting ready for my gig tonight. I'm playing at the Sooke Harbor House for the 3rd time. It's really nice there, and really relaxing. The last two times I got to jam with two other musicians (electric guitar & bass) and it sounded awesome. The 2nd time I recorded it for reference. =]

Tonight I'm going it alone, which is what I usually do. I like playing solo, I get to drift off into my own little world..

Also tonight, I'm calling in to RadioKick, internet radio for an interview. That should be fun. I remember the last time I called, ^_^. Curtis is a great radio host. And he's got his stuff together, he's a real do-er! I mean, check out the website for the show... www.radiokick.com/homepage   It's awesome!

So, I'm excited for tonight, and I really do need to get prepared for it so..

Here is my Set List:

Push
Inside Your Head
If You Won't Shut Up
I Can Hear You
Play It Again
Goody Two Shoes
Dangerous
Burnt Out
Inevitable
Stay Strong
One Day
You'll Never Know
These Days

That's 13 songs in total. 
Which, is enough for an album... *HINT HINT* :D

Well, I'm off to practice, pack up my stuff and hit the road!
Till tomorrow!

-K

PS- RadioKick's number is 1.888.708.5580, call in and request a song! =)
And remember, the launch show starts at 5 and goes to 8, I'll be calling in sometime in between on one of my breaks at the Harbor House. (porbably around 6 or 6:30) tune in!! =D


Thursday, May 14, 2009

School, oh the irony.


Oy Vay!


School really is a good way to use up all of your focus and drive.

...wait a minute. Let me rephrase that-

*Ehem*


School really is a good way to waste all of your focus and drive. 

There, 
that's more like it. 

Lately, school has not been to kind to me, or to my time. 
Just like math, there are sooo many other things that I find much more interesting. 

"In your life, what you ideally want to achieve is to do the things that you love, that excite and inspire you, the most. And the things that bring you down and that you don't enjoy, the least." - Derek Sivers creator of CD Baby.

I fully agree with Derek. He is very wise. 

& that my friends, is my goal. The main thing that I love to do is write songs. So it only makes sense that I want to put all of my focus and drive into that. NOT into solving line equations and memorizing vocabulary. 

But alas, this is society. And as citizens in this society, were are expected to do a lot of mundane and monotonous activities- one of these activities being school.

So I will waste away 6 hours of every week day, sitting inside a stuffy classroom for the next two years, learning about things that I don't enjoy, the most. =|


Oh, the irony. 


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Inside Your Head <3

Okay so...
I'm starting this thing, actually I started it about a week ago, where I'm taking all of my songs, and when I say all of my songs, I truly mean ALL OF MY SONGS. Like, every last one of them, out of the 37 that I have stated I've written. Anyway, I'm going through all of my songs, tracing back to ones I wrote when I was 11 and from then on, taking them and basically practicing them and perfecting them so I can play them when I perform. 

My goal is to have all of these 37 songs performable... if performable is even a word. (which apparently it is because the spellcheck isn't kicking in).

I call this goal, this "project" if you will - "Karly Summers Restoration." =]
I'll be blogging my progress, so your guaranteed to have at least 37 more posts. =P

For me, this KS Restoration project has been pretty fun. It's like walking down memory lane singing songs that I wrote years ago. I was in a completely different headspace... well, for the most part. ^.^

So, the first song that I've decided to "restore" is called Inside Your Head. This is one of the first songs I wrote with guitar. I was 11 or 12 years old (can't quite remember) and I actually have the old recording of it on Garageband. I produced it and everything. =) Back then, I hadn't even got my first acoustic guitar yet, so I was still playing my dad's old electric, that's what I started playing with.

Anyway, here it is. =]



Me, when I was 12 (around the time I wrote this).



Inside Your Head <3


I've been to many places, usually the ones that are near.

& I've seen many faces, but I like the ones that are here.


Feels like I know you, and I wanna show you

who I really am..


You know where it starts and I know where it ends.

Through these eyes I see to you, even around the bends.

I know what's going on inside your head.

Yeah, inside your head.


And there'll be times when were not together, between wether or wether.

But I know that, for a fact, we'll snap back together.


I really know you, so I gotta show you

the person that I am...


You know where it starts and I know where it ends.

Through these eyes I see to you, even around the bends.

I know what's going on inside your head.


Oh, it's our chance and it's our shot.

Oh, this could turn out to mean a lot.

So should we take it, or should we not?


You know where it starts and I know where it ends...


You know where it starts and I know where it ends.

Through these eyes I see to you, even around the bends.

I know what's going on inside your head.


You know where it starts and I know where it ends.

Through these eyes I see to you, even around the bends.

I know what's going on inside your head.

Yeah, inside your head.


Oh... inside your head.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Whirlwind. @_@

Oh man,

@_@     <- Does that look like a confused face? 
                                    Because that's how I feel right now. 




I feel like I need to do something like, just get up and go crazy, or run around my entire neighborhood. OR.. slap myself in the face.  =|
Today was a whirlwind of emotions. From very content and pleased with myself to very upset and disheartened. I feel... numb almost. Right now anyway. I feel... I don't know how I feel. I feel like, that's it! I feel like I don't know how to feel, or.. what to do with myself. 

*shakes head violently*

Hmm.. what to do in situations like these.. =\ (thinking face for future reference).

Well, there's always homework to do, but that just makes me more depressed. 
There's always my room to clean. I'm looking at it right now... My $1100 guitar lying across my bed along with my backpack and gym bag. Clothes strewn across the floor everywhere I look.. I never seem to find the time to put them back every single day, so that leaves me having to do a once a week clean up, or just every time someone comes over..

I could... go for a walk. I would like to go for a walk around my neighborhood. Feel the sun (because it is out today, surprisingly enough), let the cool breeze stop me from thinking so much. Here birds chirping and people mowing their lawns, which I can hear from here.
I would like to do that, but I'm slightly self conscious about going out alone. I hate it, and I really never do it. I never know what to do with myself. It's awkward in a way. 
But, I'm an awkward person so I should just learn to deal with that. 

*Sigh...*

You know what?... 
I think blogging my thought's is actually helping. 
Maybe that's all I need. By writing them down (well, typing technically), taking what's inside my head and applying it to something slightly constructive seems to put me at ease. Or, at least at more ease than I was before.. 

=]

I do feel better. & I like this blogging thing. ^_^
And, I'm not ashamed to post my thoughts for whoever wants to read this blog. In fact, I'm quite okay with it. 





I think that's all for now.

Till another day...

-K <3

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day Dreaming


O_O

There are so many things in this world that are much more interesting to me than math. But, I'm forced to sit in class every single day and learn about it for an hour, sometimes even two, if I'm lucky! *she says sarcastically* x_x

My day so far has been pretty good. A bit predictable, but well. 
Hey, what more can you ask for when you ARE stuck inside high school 6 hours. I'm still not even caught up in anything either. See, I went away on vacation for a month in March- yeah, I'm not joking, it really was a month. I've been back for more than I was gone and I still haven't been able to fully complete the amount of work and tests I missed while i was gone...



soaking up the beautiful warm, bright hawaiian sun. =) & when I got bored of that, which I never did of course, I could always lay in the golden crisp sand. And if that got to hot, no problem. I was more than happy to swim in the cool, inviting, turquoise waters that surrounded the blissful island.




Ahhh.... Ugh! I've got to snap out of it! I was like, in a trance. O_0

Now, I'm still on an island, but the waters are just SLIGHTLY less inviting and filled with a dark, seemingly bottomless pit of freezing cold. And there are definitely no chances of seeing any dolphins, or bright, colorful fish, or anything bright and colorful for that matter. 
But, I suppose that doesn't matter. Because you're not going to go into our ocean even in May, unless you have a death wish. 

So, until the weather warms up. I'm stuck in here attempting to finish my math. Well, even if the weather did suddenly become welcoming I'd still be stuck doing math. And then Science... and then P.E. assignments... and than catching up in Art. FOR GOD SAKES! 

I don't know how I'm supposed to cope. -_-
=\ ... Maybe making light of the situation will help me. So here's some funny math humor. 



& here's my favorite one.. because I can completely relate...



And that's all for now folks. 
I'd stay longer but, alas, there's always something worse to do! =P

Till next time!
xox Karly.