adventures in solitude.

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Fellow Artist:
I feel like a fraud. My art is awful and I feel bad about it. I feel like I don't deserve call my self an artist.
Me:
Everyone feels that way. It's natural to feel like your no good at something. You just know how much better you can become and it frustrates you. You're amazing, and will be even more amazing in the future.
Fellow Artist:
I feel slightly better about this.
Me:
*Weeks later* God this drawing is awful. I'm so bad at this.
Fellow Artist:
Well remember that thing you told me about being a fraud.
Me:
No see the difference between me and you is that I'm actually a fraud.
Fellow Artist:
*Intense stare of anger*

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recording/arranging on a hundred year old steinway upright grand. good god, I love this piano. not mine, sadly, but I’m glad I get to visit it from time to time.

recording/arranging on a hundred year old steinway upright grand. good god, I love this piano. not mine, sadly, but I’m glad I get to visit it from time to time.

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bbw [chunky girl]: a dan bryk cover.

did you know: frank and i do more than ridiculous cat-filled beatles covers! we also cover very catchy and funny and weirdly sweet pop songs about co-dependence and fat girls [of which i am one]. i super dislike both the phrase “bbw” and the word “chunky” but i super like this song by dan bryk. oh hey, this song also kinda has cats, actually; my cats both show up here and there—sophie makes a notable appearance near the end of the video [which ends quite abruptly, i should mention]. in conclusion: hooray! i had a lotta fun making this song.

frank padellaro plays guitars, bass, drums, and sings lead. i’m on backing vox, piano, electric piano, and glockenspiel! we are kind of my new favorite band. i’m gonna be recording a pile of my songs with this guy and some of his friends/bandmates in early july and i’m pretty excited about it.

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ATTENTION CAT PEOPLE. over the weekend, i made this thoroughly ridiculous cover of “do you want to know a secret?” by the beatles for theme music. this is the dumbest, silliest thing i’ve probably ever made, i think, but/and I LOVE IT SO, SO, SO MUCH.

i’m on vocals and cat keyboard, frank padellaro is on guitar. we recorded this in iphone garageband in my living room, and it took me sooooo many takes to get through it without laughing. frank and i couldn’t even look at each other, because i was instantly ruined. hahaha.

so, so stupid video “concept” courtesy of imovie’s super-cheesy movie trailer maker. amazing cat photos courtesy of: http://www.sadanduseless.com/2012/01/famous-paintings-improved-by-cats/

disclaimer: you will be meowing this for the foreseeable future. i’m sorry/you’re welcome.

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1. Date a boy who makes you happy, but marry him only if he makes you laugh deep-belly rumbles that hurt your ribs as they expand outwards. Date him when he sees that you’re hurting and he gives you a moment to feel that pain like a handprint spreading across your consciousness, marry him only if he can make you smile even while you’re gross sobbing. The world is not a kind place. You will feel a lot of pain. Make sure you are with someone who makes it all bearable. Humor is an excellent gauge of intelligence. Life gets boring. Find someone who makes the banal interesting.

2. Make sure he has scars on the back of his hands, it’s a good sign he has experience either fighting or making things - creation is an act of selflessness and bruised knuckles are a good sign he knows how to defend himself. You’ve got too much soul to be handled by someone who has never been passionate. If he’s never thrown a punch, let him at least have tasted the insanity of bringing an idea into existence. Rough palms are better than soft ones, they have been salted by this earth and made into leather. Callouses are evidence he has lived, that he has broken skin and been in pain over and over and over again and still came back to the source of it. People rub against each other. Don’t marry him if he can’t handle even a little blister.

3. Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting,see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.

4. Trust your instincts. If he ever makes you feel unsafe, don’t make excuses, just get up and leave. That’s all there is to it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

5. If he puts money before you, he’ll keep pushing you to the bottom of the pile until you become his last priority. It’s one thing if he can’t afford what you want, it’s another if he has the cash but won’t spring for a box of chicken mcnuggets. Money and love are arch enemies. 62% of divorces occur due to economic strain. Make sure keeping you is more important than his 401k.

6. How a man treats animals is a good indicator of how he treats children. If you see him raise a hand to a dog, pack your things into a little black bag. Animals at their worst are only half as annoying as a toddler on their best behaviour. Your kids will be beautiful, but they will also misbehave. Same goes for waiters and hotel maids - if he’s rude to those who are working for minimum wage, it says a lot about how he sees himself. Patience is rare and so important. If he’s not forgiving to a dog, he’s not good for your kids.

7. If he isn’t in awe of you, he doesn’t deserve you. You are my little girl and you were born perfect. If he can’t see that, it’s his loss. There is someone who thinks your flaws power his heart. Be strong. If he asks you to change, be like like rock of your birthstone, do not waver. You are wondrous just the way that you are.

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