22 September 2008


Someone please save us, us College Kids, what my parents told me, is what I did, They said go to school and be a college kid, but in the end, I questioned why I did.

So I guess I'm a college kid now. The only class that i really like that I am taking is Techniques of Audio Recording I.

I suck at music theory so I got a 38% on my first quiz. I'm also not in a theory lab because I got wait listed because my mom didn't pay on time. If you're not in theory lab, you pretty much can't pass theory because they combine the grades. All I know is if i fail theory this semester, I'm not taking 5 semesters. I'll go for the four I said I would.

Physics of Sound makes no sense. I guess the music teachers used to teach it and it was a blast. Now they have the science teachers teaching it and my proffeser speaks very quietly and over explains everything to where he makes it more difficult than it needs to be, thus I haven't understood a single concept in that class, other that if you put a weight at the end of a spring, it's equilibrium is disturbed.

English 101 wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't a minimester. Two nights a week, from 5:30-8:20. We get a bit of a break, but the teacher makes us read during the break. I'm just glad that we'll be done with that class before the end of october.

Keyboard lab is annoying. I know it's important to learn piano, but i don't really want to.

Percussion lessons seemed like they were going to be awesome the first lesson, then at my second lesson, she started making me hold the sticks differently. I want to hold them how I am comfortable. Also, the first lesson she listened to me play some snare stuff to determine my playing level. I'm a level 6 but she's starting me at 4. So she recomended the intermediate snare book, which is cool, but she didn't hear me play mallets and recomended the intermediate mallets book, and I'm definately at a beginner level with mallets.

Jazz band is ok. Geoff Smith is really laid back and awesome. He doesn't really know what direction we're going in musically, so he finds random things for us to play, i don't have drum music which is different but cool. In high school, I always had music, but didn't really use it except to get the feel of the piece, so without music it's a little more difficult to get the feel. I enjoy a challenge though.

I think I covered everything

I've made more friends visiting Sean at Roberts than I have at FLCC.

Three Years

Three years ago today, I was a sophomore in high school. I was the drummer in the band 19 Broken. Unfortunately, we broke up that day. I was in the band for just over 2 years, and they had been a band for over 3. We recorded two e.p.'s which were decent considering the first one we recorded was when we were in 8th grade and the second, we were freshman. I still talk to Jesse frequently. He joined the army and shipped out last week to basic training. I try to talk to Teresa, but I don't know how to get ahold of her. I wish we could have had just one last show, and maybe record a few songs in my basement for closure. Jesse and I are totally up for it. Teresa says "I can forgive, but I can't forget." Noone asked her to forget. It was a time in our lives that happened. Unfortunatley, some of us, including me, said some things that we shouldn't have. Part of forgiveness is moving on. I miss playing music with 19 Broken, but mostly I miss the relationships we had.

Don't get me wrong, I love Red Letter Statement, I don't really love our music but I love us. I never pictured myself in a band of this genre. Luckily Sean and I are going to start jamming with our friends Chad, Kurt and Leah again soon. Hopefully my Vice Grip audition is soon too.

Mitch VanDenBerghe

Listening To:
New Jam by Me and Adam
19 Broken-Delusions Of Persecution
19 Broken-Not Yet Rated
Museums-Can We Meet In The Middle
Vice Grip-If You Show Me Yours
Vice Grip-Defiance of Science at Science Island
Vice Grip-The Very Best of Vice Grip
Thrice-The Artist in the Ambulance
Relient K-Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek
Emery-I'm Only a Man
Underoath-Lost In The Sound Of Seperation
Four Year Strong-Rise or Die Trying
MxPx-Before Everything and After
MxPx-Secret Weapon