Donations

Dec. 10th, 2008 11:00 am
jspencer1986: (Serenity)
To those who have made donations towards funding my album, I can't thank you enough. I still have a long way to go, but every bit helps.

The funds I have received so far have been transferred to a high interest bank account which will not be touched (except to be added to) until such time as I have enough in there to pay for a studio recording.

I'll keep you all updated as to how everything is coming along.
jspencer1986: (Default)
So, I'm a little obsessed with 'What A Catch, Donnie'. So, I covered it.

I messed up a couple parts, but it was like the millionth take and I was losing my voice so this one basically had to do. So I hope it's ok. Let me know what you guys think.



ETA: Big thanks go to Ryan Ross, without whom I would not have been able to find a guitar pick :P
jspencer1986: (Serious face)
I often underestimate the kindness of strangers.

Sometimes it's hard to believe that anyone has the desire to help anyone but themselves anymore, then something happens to remind me that there are people out there who are more than willing to help others any way they can.

Since posting my cover of One Crowded Hour to Youtube, I've had a lot of messages and comments asking when I'll have an album for sale. Every person has received the same answer - 'studios aren't cheap, I just can't afford to record right now, I hope you continue to listen to my music until I have the means to release something'. But to my amazement, I have now had two people offer to donate a few dollars to me to help fund an album. One of these girls lives in IRELAND, and doesn't even have a bank account, but has still offered to MAIL ME MONEY.

I know I'm not a charity case. I know I'm not exactly a worthy cause. But just knowing that people are willing to put their chump change into helping someone else realize a dream is a very satisfying thing.

I don't usually like accepting money from people, but one of these lovely ladies convinced me that I have nothing to lose by asking, so if anyone would like to (and I'm not going to be upset if you would rather not part with your hard-earned dollars), there is a donation button on my myspace page. Contributions are NOT expected, but they ARE appreciated. And anyone who does decide to help out can be sure that that money will not be used for anything but recording an album. If people are willing to trust that I'm going to use their money in the way they intended, then that's the way it's going to be used.

To be honest, sometimes it's harder to believe that people love my music enough to make this kind of offer, than to believe the offer itself.
jspencer1986: (Default)
Jack Black as Jesus Christ? Awesome.

Jack Black as Jesus Christ APPROVING OF GAY MARRIAGE? PRETTY MUCH THE BEST THING EVER.

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die
jspencer1986: (Spence is amused)
And here are all the Panic at the Disco songs I have covered so far. I kind of hate my covers of all the AFYCSO songs. Just so we're clear on that.

A Fever You Can't Sweat Out )

Pretty. Odd. )
jspencer1986: (Serenity)
I've put a lot of songs up on youtube lately, both originals and covers. So I just thought I'd put a few of them up here as well for anyone who is interested and doesn't stalk my youtube :P I'll throw them all under a cut of course, but here is a list of what I'm posting.

COVERS:
Why Don't You Kiss Her - Jesse McCartney
First Try - Brendon Urie
One Crowded Hour - Augie March

ORIGINALS:
The One
3 Days
Nowhere To Hide
Remnants
This Old Guitar And Me
Nothing Lasts Forever

I'm also going to do another post with all my Panic covers so far in it, more for my benefit than anything, so I can have them all in one place.

Covers... )

Originals... )
jspencer1986: (Default)
And for every bad thing that happens in my life...

...another song.

New music

Nov. 12th, 2008 10:09 am
jspencer1986: (Beautifully broken)
I just started listening to a guy named Jay Brannan. If you haven't heard of him, you should take a listen. This is the first song I heard of his. It's called 'Housewife' and it's gay-themed (do I really have to warn for that in my journal? Knowing my flist, probably not) and it's just a beautiful song. He has an amazing voice. Just listen and find out.

jspencer1986: (Default)
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10. Be Here - Keith Urban
9. Ropin' The Wind - Garth Brooks
8. Sun, Dirt, Water - The Waifs
7. Hell Freezes Over - The Eagles
6. Anthology - The Beatles
5. The Burden - Mojo Webb
4. Infinity On High - Fall Out Boy
3. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic at the Disco
2. The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
1. Pretty Odd - Panic at the Disco

For now anyway...

LOLLLLLL

Nov. 4th, 2008 08:26 pm
jspencer1986: (Default)
YES. LOLLLLLLLLL.



Obviously, I'm doubtful that Brendon Urie goes around bookmarking slashy songs about his bandmates, but it still amuses me. And hey, his Youtube username is just brendonurie, so who knows :P
jspencer1986: (Default)
OH HAII SPENCERSMITH. ICU TRYIN 2 B RINGO STARR.





jspencer1986: (Default)
Right now, I just want to be playing drums in a ridiculous band, belting out half-assed covers of FOB, MCR and Panic songs. I don't care if we're great. Hell, I don't even care if we're good. Just let me play the music I love, with people who love it as much as I do, and who are as ridiculous as I am. I'd be happy.

New Song

Oct. 15th, 2008 04:25 pm
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I know some of you have heard this new song (because you're awesome and stalk my youtube as well as my LJ lol), but I thought I'd put it up here, just in case some of you missed it. It's not a bandom song. It's just an everyday song that I wrote a few days ago that I think a few of you might like.

Seconds Tick Away
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So Seven Days of Spencer Smith is over. It got drawn out a lot longer than it was supposed to, because every time I tried to post it, something happened to make me put it off. I apologise for that. But still, now that it's over, I'll link all the days here so its even easier to get your fix again, should you need to.

Day 1 - Part 1
Day 1 - Part 2
Day 2 - Part 1
Day 2 - Part 2
Day 3 - Part 1
Day 3 - Part 2
Day 4 - Part 1
Day 4 - Part 2
Day 5 - Part 1
Day 5 - Part 2
Day 6 - Part 1
Day 6 - Part 2
Day 7 - Part 1
Day 7 - Part 2

INTERNET

Sep. 26th, 2008 08:14 am
jspencer1986: (Default)
OMG HI. I never want to live without the internet again.

We have been without internet for weeks due to a mistake made by our phone company. They gave us free dial-up to use while they were fixing it, but if a page loaded at all it could take anywhere up to 10 minutes, and that's if you could actually get it to stay connected without dropping out for more than a few minutes.

So, I started the Seven Days of Spencer Smith, and no amount of bad luck is going to stop me from finishing it. Even if day 7 is about 3 weeks late. Later today, I'll post the last day, plus a post with links to each of the days so they're all in one place. Damn right, I'm gonna finish it.

Not much else has been happening really. I've had some issues at work with the guy that runs our other store. He's been telling my boss things like that I swear in front of customers and that I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to serving customers. Yeah, like I could have run the store on weekends BY MYSELF for months if I didn't know what I was doing. The guy has had it in for me from the start. He told my boss that she 'really needs to get someone on the weekends who knows what they're doing'. That was on my FIRST WEEK. Yeah, Mike. Let me learn the ropes before you try to get me fired, ok? Anyway, my boss has told me not to worry about him. She knows he is just talking shit.

Other than that, I've been playing drums a lot, and I feel like I've really started to improve. I'm getting much quicker and I have actually started to be able to play a lot of My Chemical Romance songs that I kept fucking up before. I feel like I'm actually getting somewhere now and not just limiting myself to playing stuff I already know how to play.

Also on the music front, my brother and I are practicing up a night's worth of music together in the hopes of getting a gig at the end of November. My sister's work is having their end of year party and she is trying to push for them to choose us as the entertainment. We're starting to sound pretty good, my brother just has to work on his timing a little bit. So if that comes through and we get chosen to play, we'll be playing a 4.5 hour gig for $1000, which is kind of mind-blowing. When I was working the music circuit with my aunt we were only get $350 per gig, so you can imagine that $500 EACH is kind of an amazing figure. It would come in handy though. I'm still trying to pay my mum back the money that I owe her, and I can also finally get the tattoos I have been wanting forever. That's the problem with tattoos. They're so damn addictive, yet so damn expensive.

Anyway, I think that's it for me for now. I have to go help my mum clean the house for my sisters boyfriends birthday barbecue. Peace y'all. Day 7 of Seven Days of Spencer Smith will be posted later :)
jspencer1986: (Default)
It appears Seven Days of Spencer Smith has become A Couple Days Here And There Or Whenever The Fuck I Feel Like It of Spencer Smith.

Either way, here is Day 6, and it is brought to you by Spencer Smith's ability to kill me with awesome.

Day 6 - Part 1 )
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So i made this motivational poster yesterday, and it's been amusing me ever since.



ETA: NGUHHHH. Is it so wrong that I just want to do naughty things to Spencer Smith when I look at that moodtheme picture?!

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