Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wicked Backslider

Hmmm.....what to say about this one. This was one of the first songs written for the "Perfect Day" album and has the rare distinction of being one of the few songs we performed live long before this album was released. It's very personal in it's lyrics and deals with my religious beliefs mixed with thoughts I have on failure and judgementalism. For some reason I had difficulty staying on tune for this track. We must have recorded the vocals 20 or 30 times before settling on the one that made the album (which still has some off notes in it). In some ways I don't mind the off key notes though because the song is basically about imperfection and how we judge others and ourselves for those imperfections. The recording was missing something and Damon Pipitone had the idea to play those subtle notes played on the piano. Thanks Damon.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Ahhhhh.......the all so important TITLE TRACK of the album! Uplifting, energetic, grabs you right by the hand and gives it a hearty shake! It was the obvious choice for numero uno on the album. But, (you ask), where did the song come from and what it is all about? Well, that's the best part!!! I have no idea!!! It's just one of those songs that comes to you like an obscure random memory from your childhood suddenly rediscovered via a strand of lead-based tinsel or an ancient scent floating on the wind. You just grab whatever you've got to write with and whatever you've got to write on (FYI...be sure you're wearing a shirt you don't care too much about before making the impulsive decision to write all over it)and when your hand finally stops, the song is finished and you just sort of ponder it's origin. Those always seem to be my favorite songs because I feel like it is what it is and I don't second guess chord changes or timings like a song I may have labored over for hours. When I consciously write a song it is usually in the first person and from a male perspective. The subject of this song appears to be a woman who has been going through some sort of difficulty in her life which all seems to wash away, at least for the moment, by this perfect beach setting. Maybe in looking at the ocean, she sees how trivial her problems actually are and for a moment she is looking at a larger picture of life, free from all the daily imperfections. We kicked around the idea of doing a video for this song with a female alien who travels to Earth in her spaceship from her own wartorn planet, discuises herself as a human woman in a bikini just to spend a day at the beach before flying back out into space. We even had a senario where she picks up a guy at the beach, they "do it", and we see her in the end flying back home in her spaceship pregnant. The first alien/human baby. Now, if that doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside then I don't know what will!

Monday, April 17, 2006


In other words...nothing relating to Waste of Aces. I am choosing to write about this song next because Jun and I recently received an e-mail from a new fan named Stefan from Sweden

who runs his own ukulele webshop and he wanted to know more about the song. I wish I had a really cool story I could talk about right here but I'm afraid the origins of this song are a bit bland. After listening to a rough cut of the album, I really felt like we needed one more fast song. The question was, what type of fast song? Jun had already written a few fast tunes that were more "modern sounding" and since our sound bounces back and forth between "old-fashioned" sounding tunes, and "modern indy" sounding tunes, I thought I would go "old-fashiony" on this one. I wrote it in about twenty minutes and I think it's a fun little tune, but it's really our resident drummer Damon Pipitone and Adam Henry on the trumpet along with Jun's bass playing that gets the song kicking. It turned out better than I could have imagined. It's in my top three favorite songs on the album and it's funny to me that it was just thrown into the mix at the last minute to provide a little more balance. As far as the lyrics go, I think I was inspired by the show BLIND DATE. Some of the guys on there think they are God's gift to women and they're so utterly clueless it's sometimes painful to watch.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Jeff here...song blog.

So.....I've decided to wave hello the cyber way. Both Jun and I will try to keep you aware of WOA life behind the glitz and glamour of the band. I hope your laughing because that was a joke. YES, I have moved to beautiful Louisville Kentucky to pursue my life-long dream of becoming a satellite cable installation technician. This will of course will make it difficult to perform shows out there is SoCal but don't worry, we will don the stage again many more times, we just can't say when right now.

We often get asked questions about what certain songs mean or what inspired them. Normally, I don't like to answer these questions. However, I thought I would use this blog to write little blurbs about the songs on our latest album because that's how I roll. (I don't really know what that means but I heard someone say it and I thought it sounded cool). So...without further adeux

I've always had kind of an attraction to goth-type chix but could never pull that look off myself and they seem to stick to their own kind (plus I don't really want to date a girl that can kick my ass). So, this is the lament of a poor computer nerd who knows he has zero chance of hooking up with a GOTH GIRL. CLICK IMAGE TO SEE THE VIDEO!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Today it's cloudy, but it's still a 'Perfect Day'

It's the very first blog post! This one's just a test. A dry run, so to speak.

Our CD Perfect Day is shipped to CD Baby and I am waiting for them to put it up for sale so I can make an official announcement.

I'm going to email Jeff and ask him to contribute to this blog. He's in Kentucky. Why? Maybe he'll write about it and tell you.

I really need to revamp our website. But in order to do it right I need help from web expert pal Martin. I'm flaky. I need to ask him.