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Post by Satoshi Veach on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 am

The music room has really started to become a second home for me. I spend so much time in here, after all.

I'm not even recording anything. Just learning an old song I found on the internet from a long time ago called Clouds. Apparently written in 2012 by a cancer patient to say goodbye to his loved ones.

I'm on piano. Playing all of the song that I know before trying to go on naturally.

"And we'll go up up up
But I'll fly a little higher
Go up in the clouds
Because the view's a little nicer

Up here my dear
It won't be long now
It won't be long now"


I screw up the transition to the the next set of lyrics and curse a German curse.

Such a good song. I wish I could of came up with a less complicated piano part.

Or if only I had that talent that allows you to play exactly what you hear or imagine. That'd be sooooo tight!

A knock emanates from the open door to the room.

"Huh?"
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:31 am

Popping his head round the door Hawke noticed Satoshi and edged a couple of meters into the room, glancing around erratically.

*E*"Hey man! Thought I could hear your voice. I was just exploring and trying to familiarise myself... also trying to find my guitar. What was that song you were singing? Is it one of your own?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:32 am

"Well, this is the music room. Band club usually meets here and I'd say this is probably the best place to record."

"As for the song, this isn't mine. It was popular on the internet about seven or eight years ago."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:35 pm

"Band club? What's that like?"
Hawke begins to search around the room for his guitar, muttering to himself.
"That song sounded pretty sad, what's it about?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:25 am

"Much like a band class only less strict. Since there are few performances, the teacher takes suggestions of what we want to play and also passes out sheet music for possible pieces for us to perform."

Whoa, did he really see through those lyrics that easily? The song generally sounds happy to me.

Then again, I was playing it on the piano in a way that sounds more solemn than the original...

"It was written by a cancer patient with about a year to live as a way to say thank you and goodbye to the ones who helped him through the life with cancer."

"It isn't the saddest song I've ever heard but it's still very nice."

Now that I'm thinking of sad songs, my mind suddenly lets me know that I want to play another song that I haven't played in a while.

I begin to play two cords on the piano over again while singing 'Forever,' by Jeff Williams and probably the saddest song I know of.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:42 am

"Wow.... That's... depressing. I'm glad they finally managed to cure cancer; I lost all four of my grandparents to it. Nowm where's that damn guitar..."
HAwke begins frantically searching around the room, growing more irate by the second.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:58 pm

His original reaction of "wow...that's...depressing..." makes me chuckle.

Soon I end the song I was playing with just playing as many keys as I can before standing up and starting to look around.

"Lemmie help."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:12 pm

Sticking his head up from under a table Hawke thanks Satoshi: "Cheers! Although... I don't even know if it's IN here.. I can't really remember what I did with it....."
He flops back onto the table and hits his head on a shelf on the way down, knocking loose a large bag.
"Oh. Found it."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:31 pm

"Sorry 'bout your grandparents. My grandma went the same way."

*THUD*

"Whoa there. I dunno what happened but that sounded like it-...oh hey, there it is."

For someone to bring it here, that must of been hard. I mean it seems like every one he owns seems to look awesome.

"Guess someone brought it here after all."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:05 pm

"I think I did.... or I lent it to someone... or something. I dunno. Oh well, I have it now!" And a cracking headache, great.
"Seeing as we're here, do you wanna crack out a few tunes?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:31 pm

What I wanted to say was "Damn-fucking-straight" but instead I go with:

"You speak my language."

His turn.

"Alright. Hit me with a list of songs you'd like to play and I'll see if I know any of 'em."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:56 pm

Damn, I wanted to try House.
"Well, we don't want that piano going to waste so... Hallelujah would be a good start. I'm feeling pretty upbeat today though, so maybe not. Perhaps.. Some old school Beatles? Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Drive My Car, Eleanor Rigby? Ska can be fun too, do you know any of The Cat Empire's songs? If we could us that keyboard as an organ we could get a nice rendition of In My Pocket going... or maybe The Chariot? OH! I know! Peaches by the Stranglers? Ain't No Rest for the Wicked? I have a lsider here somewhere... White Riot? The Lovecats? Stay Close to Me? Sweet Child of Mine? In The Jungle? Paradise City? GUNS OF BRIXTON. That's a good'un. Are You Gonna Be My Girl? No One Knows? Can't Stop? Californication?"
Realising he's swamping Satoshi, he stops there.
"Any you fancy?" he says with a grin.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:13 pm

"Was never a big fan of the Beatles so I never learned any of them. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked I know and Sweet Child Of Mine I can probably do alright improv for."

An idea hits me.

"We can do those or try House Of The Rising Sun too. The piano over there has a setting that sounds like the one in that song."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:56 pm

"I didn't like the Beatles either. I find them incredibly bland and overrated, but was forced to learn them as my old band were complete nutjobs about them... Did you have any luck getting your almost-girlfriend on board for a jam by the way? We'll save house until then. Right now though, I would love a bit of Wicked."

This song brings back memories... Used to listen to it with Tasha way back when, good times.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:15 pm

"I sent her a text a while back. Still waiting on her to reply."

I wonder how she's doing...

"I'll get on the set."

My arm reaches into my backpack, revealing a pair of drum sticks.

"You sing. I never got the chance to play a song with anyone while on this."

I'm actually very excited.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:35 pm

"You ready? 1, 2, 1-2-3-4!"
Hawke begins to play out iconic guitar riff, using the slider on his finger to get just the right amount of twang.

I was walking down the street
When out the corner of my eye,
I saw a pretty little thing approaching me.
She said I never seen a man,
Who looks so all alone,
Oh, could you use a little company?
If you could pay the right price,
Your evening will be nice,
And you can go and send me on my way,
I said you're such a sweet young thing,
The way you do this to yourself.
She looked at me and this is what she said.


Hawke glances over at Satoshi, who seems lost in his own little world and grins to himself, and begins to sing the chorus

"Join in Veach!" He yells.
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wicked,
Money don't grow on trees,
I got bills to pay,
I got mouths to feed,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
Oh no I can't slow down,
I can't hold back
Though you know, I wish, I could,
Oh no there ain't no rest for the wicked,
Until we close our eyes for good.


The song continues on in good fashion, Satoshi keeps good time and Hawke tries to sing to the best of his ability. It's a shame we lack the remaining roles such as the bass and the rhythm guitar, but it sounds good nonetheless. As they finish the song Hawke turns to Satoshi "Man! We need to make something of this! We got some good vibes going on here..."

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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:59 pm

"Yeah, man. That felt great even if my voice was never good for this song."

What an experience.

"At least the drum set part is simple enough to allow me to."

Right after I'm done speaking I play the first part of Face Down-I don't know, just because-before I get up and stretch my arms.

"But yeah, I feel like it'd be cool to get people together with us."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:05 pm

"Definitely. We need a guitarist and maybe a keyboard player, and possibly a rapper. You know any?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:26 pm

"I don't know a keyboard player, Yuriko is a guitarist, and one of my friends named Asterisk raps all the time."

Hm. When I met those two I didn't think I was ever going to do music stuff with them.

This really is interesting...
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:29 pm

"We got some good chemistry here; seems a shame to waste it. Do you have any of their numbers? We could get them over here now."
Hawke begins to get visibly excited.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:05 pm

"Like I said, Yuri-chan still needs to text me back but I could get Asterick over here."

I begin to pull out my phone and text him.

Hey, man. You know how I said I would see if I could get you more friends? Well then get yourself over to the Music Club room and bring your talent.
There's someone I'd like you to meet.


I send the message and re-lock my phone before Tiberius can look at what I said. Not looking like I'm in a hurry but more disguising it as being one of those people who are practically race car drivers when it comes to messaging.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:27 pm

He said that...?
"You're pretty quick at messaging. I think we'll do without a keyboard player though. So who is this Asterick kid? Never met him."
Hawke begins to play a few chords on his guitar while he waits for the reply.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:53 pm

"For a few songs he will be our rapper."

I begin to think of him and speak as I remember.

"He is fairly nice. Understands a lot of people by looking at past life experiences. Even uses that understanding to wright raps."

"Came to Yamaku to get used to life with only one arm."

"You shouldn't have any trouble getting to know him."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:41 am

"Seems like a genuine guy, and hey, any friend of yours is a friend of mine" Hawke smiles at Satoshi.
"So, you remember me mentioning about recording? I know this is kinda jumping the gun but if we actually make something of this I can make us demo tapes and stuff! I also have a few family friends we can turn to for a chance at signing up and all... after we finish our senior years obviously, knowledge is the key to success, yadda yadda yadda..."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:40 am

My face brightens and my grin reappears when I hear Hawke tell me a friend of mine is a friend of his.

I truly am accepted by someone else. I'm glad I'm making friends here.

"He was actually my very first friend here. I met him while he was peeking over my shoulder at a drawing of mine. He showed me a rap he wrote, I showed him a song/rap-thing I wrote, and we hit it off."

Doing something in music?

That would definitly be an experiance. I never really had a dream other than to fly a single seat jet aircraft and to save someone else's life so this doesn't intrude on any plans I truly wanted.

"That sounds...Well that sounds awesome!"

Huh, this guy is that cool towards me already? Hmhm. We have more in common than I thought.

He's definitly going to like Asterick.

I should probably give him random useful information before we start this if it's really going to go down...

"I was never the greatest at writing lyrics for music but if you guys ever need help with the instrumental part, I got you."
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