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Well, I've sobered up a ton since my last post on this page, that's for sure -- I've been away for a long time, I've sold all of my recording equipment to get enough money for my apartment's damage deposit. I've since moved in to the apartment, out of the apartment, and in to the apartment once more, relationships can be silly.
It's almost been an entire year since my last post, I'm in a pretty cool relationship now, and I'm moderately happy, no longer a depressed drunk idiot of a 21 year old.
I recently bought myself an Akai MPK Mini MK2, and by recently I mean just yesterday. I've spent my entire day off playing around with it when I've had the time, and came up with my first little something something. It's nothing special, but it feels good to be doing SOMETHING music related again -- So, I'll be around here a bit more often now, hopefully this time I'll keep at the music thing a bit here and there and post some fun loops or full songs when I have the time.
Cheers, and hope everyone here is doing well - Merry Christmas.
I've been drunk nearly every day for the past three months since my grandfather passed. This is the first night sober in quite a while, not counting the five day break I took when I was trying to get my shit together before Christmas time.
I've been working on music again, and you can help give me some confidence by checking out my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/lukeylager
I've posted a new song onto YouTube and onto Newgrounds, if you guys would like to leave a review and maybe vote on it... That would be nice. I'm in the middle of a very familiar track, similar to one I wrote and recorded in 2011, and performed on new years eve of 2012. It was my one and only time performing so far, and I really want to get back into making music steadily and hopefully get some shows this year and next. Anyways, here's the new song. It's heavily inspired by Stephen King.
I've been partying my ass off and celebrating the life of my grandfather and best friend, who passed away on October 27th at 80 years. He'd fallen ill after a head injury that caused a lot of bleeding in the brain, and unfortunately passed on after a month of surgeries and efforts to help him. He was my best friend in the entire world, and I'm having a hard time with accepting his passing.
Despite that, I have been doing well. I've been partying a lot and kicking a bunch of ass as I always should. Here's a pic of me drinking with Terry of Fubar!
It's been about four or five months since I last posted about the new music project, and life in general.
The music project is still a go as far as I am concerned, but we've ran into many complications along the way. Once we get this all sorted out, it's good to go. I've recorded every verse of mine, and so has one of the other artists involved.
Enough about that though, it's not the important stuff.
On Monday, the 4th, I turned twenty. I've never been huge on birthdays for myself, I have never really focused on them or wanted much for them. But, turning twenty was a pretty big eye opener for me, and I did mention that a little bit in the birthday thread that Thor wrote for me.
See, I never expected that I'd even make it this far in my life. With the amount of hardcore drugs I've done, the amount I've drank, and some recent health problems with my lungs and heart, I didn't expect to keep kicking ass this long.
So, twenty means I will never have a "teen" in my name again, and I guess that made me realize that I'm a fucking adult now, and that must mean that it's time to make some long-term goals.
I've decided that with growing up, I've always loved writing and sharing my thoughts and opinions, even though my opinion usually gets me into an argument or ends up with me making somebody cry, or I get my ass kicked... I'm planning on applying to university for journalism. It will be about a three-four year process, and that much will suck as it means, ultimately, I'm stuck in my current city. But, writing is a passion I've had, and it seems like the perfect lifestyle for an adventurous piece of shit like myself.
I'm making some big changes with my life, but still plan on kicking ass every day. I'm happy to be alive, and happy to be a part of this community still. Expect to see me a little more often, I'm always around, just not making it known very much as of late.
Since last night I've begun a new music project with two close friends, local artists. Baxter, Logistix, and Isaac Boyle are The West Memphis Three.
It's been a dream of mine for a while to do a darker styled tape with this title. None of the tracks are planned to be based on the WM3 trials, murders, etc. This is strictly a group name. The mixtape / album will be available for purchase upon completion, and all three of us are currently working extremely hard on it. Today alone I've written my portion of three tracks, we're all putting in a ton of effort to bring an incredible album to the table and hopefully make some moves locally with this. I don't want to say much about the album, what people can expect, or when they can expect it. Just know that I am still working on music constantly, now more than ever in the past two years, and I refuse to let this project fall down and be scrapped. Regardless of whether or not one of the other artists fails to complete their side of things, I'll find somebody else to fill in for them.
This is going to be huge, we are giving this project everything we've got... Stay tuned for more details, I'll be posting samples of tracks and sneak peeks, etc. Lots of promotion for this one.
Here I am with Zakk Wylde and the crew!
They signed my Black Label Society skull tattoo and I just got Zakk's autograph tattoo'd.
I have now relocated to Saskatoon, almost a month ago actually. I moved here on January 25th, and I'm really digging it.
Living with my girlfriend is super rad, my new school is pretty great, and being a bit more independent feels really nice. I'm currently seeking a job, but besides that life is basically stress free.
With moving here, I've learned a lot and unfortunately one of those things is that music will be very difficult to make her, I am in an apartment building and also have a room mate. So, to avoid causing annoyances for the people surrounding me, I think it is best I take another break, and just continue on my writing hobby instead.
With that being said, I have begun a new story. I am not sure if this one is going to be published online any time soon, I have zero intentions of rushing through this. I began writing it today and have bigger things planned for this than any of my previous works I posted up last year.
My latest writing project was a bit different than anything I had ever imagined myself doing, and it was more of a practice run than anything. I was looking at criticism on a style I had never tried, and I got just that.
Thanks to the last two projects I've done in the past year, I've learned quite a bit and am considering all of the criticism that was given to me in my new project.
It will be another work of fiction of course, and will have a lot to learn inside of it, so I hope.
We'll see how it goes, I am very excited about it and cannot wait to keep writing.
To check out my latest writing project, click this link.
Please note that this story I am working on is NOTHING like the story I linked above.
EDIT: THIS IS THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE NEW PROJECT ON WRITERSCAFE.
Note that I do NOT plan on updating this link chapter by chapter or anything for the time being, but may change my mind on that as time passes. As it stands, here is a teaser.
I recently finished my latest writing project, it is a fictional memoir of a man named Derek.
The memoir focuses on Derek's addiction to cocaine, and his addiction to his girlfriend, Elisabeth.
There are many tales told within, of drug abuse, relationships, alcoholism, and so on.
I can only say so much.
I'd appreciate it if it would be read and left criticism as well, I am beginning to pick up writing again and have finished two projects this year so far.
"There she was, off in the distance. A shadow, a silhouette. A figure unknown, unknown to everybody but me. I could just tell, I just knew, I had that feeling. The girl of my dreams, the love of my life.
She stood at the edge of the bridge's rails. She looked down, looked up. I couldn't see it, but I could feel it. A menacing grin, it felt evil. So unlike her.
She looked toward me, again, I couldn't see this, but I could feel it. Her eyes pierced through mine, into my brain. She'd stare at me the entire way down. She'd fall, staring at me. Not losing that eye contact. She'd hit the water, and she'd die. Floating away from me, further and further away. All I could do was stand there and watch her, the love of my life, my soul mate, my second half. I'd watch her float, and I'd never see her again."
The story / fictional memoir can be read here:
I finished my short story. If anybody wants to read it, it is hosted on these two websites:
The story is about a young man and woman who are in love, the girl (Cambrie) lives in an unhealthy environment and is abused by her father regularly. Terrence (the boy) would do anything in the world to make her life better, and this leads to a very strange thing happening to Terrence, in order to better the future of the girl he loves.
This might sound like a shitty romance story or something girly or some shit but it isn't. Give it a fair chance if you want.