Saturday, May 28, 2005

Saturday in the Park

Greetings from bassplayer Pete -
Today is a beautiful day...actually for all I know the smog could be right over us here in most-of-the-time sunny Hollywood...but I don't know because we are stuck inside working. Well..I'm not working..Ryan and I are watching a bootleg of "Six Feet Under: Season 4" If you haven't gotten into this show yet...I suggest you do...it has consumed me...it has given me a whole other life. So anyway...we are getting caught up for the final season...season 5, which starts on June 6, which also just happens to be the day I turn 25...wow I'm old.
So onto the things you guys really care about...how modern day politics so closely resemble the ways of the ancient Mayan civilations in Japas, Mexico...what? The studio is coming along quite nicely. Sean started laying down some strings this week and all I can say is STOKED! He brought in a couple of vintage violins he got a hold of so he could work on tone differentials. And by vintage I mean...well let's just say I used a '74 P-bass for most of my tracks...that's 1974...which is vintage..Sean has a '81 violin...that's 1581....and it sounds like the heavens above are summoning my soul to come rejoice with them. He also ventured into pedal-effect land. I won't tell you exactly what...but he pretty much turned his violin parts into something Satriani would play...he's a bad-ass! Oh, and Joe Satriani ain't too shabby either.
Well that's all I got for you for now. I will check in later. I still advise that you stay away from any authority figures in uniform..they aren't there to help...they are there to give you a hard time...but do listen to your parents and peers...they love you.
Pete

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Hey everyone its ANIMAL (L PIZZLE)

whats up everyone! Before I get started with these questions just want to make sure you look out for my new clothing line at www.animalwearclothing.com, it'll be launched soon!!! Its gonna be HOT!!

5 FAN QUESTIONS
if you guys werent in yellowcard what job would you want?
- I would want to be an independent drummer, and i'd play for anyone.
What is the craziest thing you've had thrown on stage for you?
- These 2 girls from the crowd were frantically jumping up and down, and i was doing a drum solo, and during the drum solo, 2 GINORMOUSLY HUGE bras with phone numbers, addresses,and email addresses written on them....and right after the 2 GINORMOUSLY HUGE bras were thrown, 2 GINORMOUSLY HUGE undies came right after...but nothing was written on those...hahaha.
I want to see ryan playing drums and LP singing...any chance of that
happening?
- if yellowcard were to write a death metal song, then it would be a possibility. :)
Who snores the loudest?
- ben
Would you rather swim in a pool of jello or a pool of pudding?
- oooo...i'd say jello. because i could swim in different colors and jello is awesome. but if i was swimming in it with my girlfriend, i'd say the pudding...and i think you all know why.



10 QUESTIONS WITH YC
1)What are you wearing?
-cargo shorts, an animal wear shirt, gucci dog tags, and my new diamond encrusted watch!
2)What do you have in your pockets?
- my pantera wallet
3)# of hours of sleep you got last night
- I actually had a good 8-9 hours of sleep last night!
4)What are you listening to right now?
-lil jon, onyx, nonpoint, mudvayne, slipknot, glassjaw, life once lost, and pantera live.
5)What was the last meal you ate?
-chinese food in the mall.
6)Who was the last person you called?
- Sean Mackin
7)What was the last tv show you watched?
- One Tree Hill with my girlfriend (not by choice..haha)
8)What was the last movie you show?
- Amityville Horror and Star Wars Episode III
9)What was the last cd you listened to?
- a yc demo of a cover song we're doing for the mtv movie awards
10)What was the last thing you purchased?
- a platinum and diamond heart-shaped pendant necklace for my girlfriend for her birthday

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

wars, stars and fast cars

Hey guys,
It's Pete again...checkin' in just to make sure you guys are alright, and give you guys some updates about our lives and the studio it revolves around. I'm a lttle tired today and not as quick as I usually am...we went to a midnight showing of the new Star Wars movie last night up in Calabasas...i don't know if that's how you spell it, but that's where we were. So needless to say I didn't get the amount of sleep necessary to come in and make a rock record....you won't notice though...we will just overdub the bass tracks. About those tracks, they are comin' along pretty good. We're mixin' up the recording process a little bit this time around. Usually we go one instrument at a time...but Ryan and I are bouncing around doing the guitars and bass, Ben's hoppin' in shredding some mean licks...and Sean's either arranging string parts or sleeping on the couch (let's hear a big aww from the ladies....cute lil Asian on the couch with a pillow over his face)
So i would say over-all we are a bit ahead of schedule....all the drums are done and over half of the guitars and bass have been laid down...Ryan has even cut a couple of vocal tracks (gasp from all those boys out there who love Ryan) I get to type all day when I'm not screwing up a song...i feel like I'm at camp and you guys are my pen pals....what?
Oh yeah...and Ben got a new car...stoked! It's a nice little Infiniti sports coupe...with all the options...but it's an automatic. Dudes, never buy a sweet sports car unless it has a manual transmission...10-4? That's that in Yellowcard land...not too exciting...my mom is coming out to see me in a couple of weeks...but that's not too exciting either......but....we may have a little glimpse of the new record for you soon...not too soon....I can't say too much else without tippin' off big brother. Stay tuned...until then...drink plenty of water and never smile at cops.
Pete

Monday, May 09, 2005

Weekly Questions

Hi its Ryan and I guess I am supposed to answer these here inquiries...

1) What are you wearing?
A brown plaid shirt, some ambiguous jeans, my brown DC madrids, and your standrad hanes boxer briefs...

2) What do you have in your pockets?
A lighter and my wallet

3) Number of hours of sleep you got last night.
about 6 because i was up all night finishing the season 5 sopranos box set

4) What are you listening to right now?
sean, rodney, and christine recording strings on a new song called space travel

5) What was the last meal you ate?
a blackened chicken sandwich and fries...with orange juice.

6) Who was the last person you called?
My mom...

7) What was the last TV show you watched?
the last episode of the sopranos season 5

8) What was the last movie you saw?
i finally watched the movie sideways...it was incredible.

9) What was the last CD you listened to?
A band called explosions in the sky, the record is called those who tell the truth shall die, those who tell the truth shall live forever

10) What was the last thing you purchased?
dinner at the hard rock cafe in hollywood last night.

5 Questions of the Week

Hi - this is Pete and play bass in a band called Yellowcard. Some of you seem to be curious about certain aspects of our lives, history, and even daily activities. So we are going to try and keep all of your questions cured so that you may go on with your life feeling better or more secure about things.
1) What Junior High School did you go to?
I attended Darnell-Cookman Middle School in Jacksonville, FL.
2) What do you want for your birthday?
Well my birthday is less than a month away, I think I just want to go out and have a good time for the weekend...maybe
hit a nice vacation spot like Catalina or something....who knows...drive up to Napa Valley and do their wine tour . . .
woohoo!
3)Pancakes or Waffles?
This was a hard one...but then it came to me....one of my Top10 restaurants/food stops is Waffle House....so I was
leaning torwards waffles...but I never order waffles there...or anywhere else for that matter...so PANCAKES it is!
4) What was the best show you've ever been to?
I saw Norm MacDonald do stand-up at UNF arena...it was f%#@ing hilarious...as for music show...I would have to say
Billy Joel and Elton John together at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta.
5) If you could go on tour with anyone, who would it be and why?
I would have to say Dada simply because I have never been more amazed by anything more than I have when I've seen
Michael Gurley play guitar...peace out