Monthly Archives: February 2008

the big fight

train

Since the car seems to be permanently fucked, I’ve been taking the train to work just about every day. I really like taking it in the morning. I get to chill out, listen to some jams and just collect my thoughts for a little while without worrying about all the traffic, getting pulled over, crashing, and all the other shit that comes with flying to work at 95 MPH on I-95.

The day officially begins once I hit Suburban Station. As soon as I step off that train my day transforms into a hilarious metaphorical UFC fight in my mind. I walk confidently through the tunnel under the arena (up the escalator in Suburban Station) with my entrance music pumping through the PA (my iPhone). I’m finally revealed to the eager crowd (average folks on the street) as I make my trek through the aisle toward the ring (from 18th & JFK to 20th & Chestnut). The crowd explodes as I finally step into the octagon (kids nod or say “sup Mr. Rose” as I walk into school). Win or lose, the day is going to be tough for sure. They all are. Man, I just wish I could have Bruce Buffer announce my arrival. Ha… that would rule.

“AND IN THE RED CORNER… FIGHTING OUT OF THE BULLSHIT SUBURBS, AND WEIGHING IN AT WAY TOO MANY POUNDS, FATHER OF THE CUTEST BABY EVAAAARRR… JOSEPH “MR.” ROOOOOOOOOOSSE!”

Whatever.

growing + pains

My music. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been working on new songs, and I’ve been working on them completely by myself. I haven’t made the final decision to do it 100% solo just yet, but it is surely the leading option at this point. I know that I don’t play as well asContinue Reading

Darwin (6-7 months)

The votes are in. My kid is officially still the cutest one. Ever.

Apparently, I rule.

Within my school, there is an alternative program (kind of a school within the school), called the Peace Project. There are two kids assigned to an internship that was scheduled to take them to a place called Arts in Motion (I think). It’s a few blocks away, and they were to be involved in someContinue Reading

Options

1) NEW SINGER Make a record with Anthony, and look for a new singer to finish it. It takes time to find a capable singer who works with the music, and has a compatible personality and schedule. 2) MULTIPLE SINGERS Make a record with Anthony, use multiple singers, and probably not play it live. InContinue Reading