throwing money away

it seems like everytime I write in here, i'm eating or drinking something..

well, we're back on square 1 again..

Maybe 2 weeks ago, at the last band meet, we had made a decision that it would be best if tracy left, and by this, i'm making it official.

Now, today, Saturday, March 20, 2004, Jessica is now officially out of the band. it wasn't anything personal, I guess. I think it's more a matter of just being able to deal with the person or getting along with them.

I'm not saying TDG is, as of now, non-existant, we will just be kind of away to the livejournal world for a while. Keep in mind Gaby and I are still here, and we're still working on music and lyrics. Feel free to check up on our personal journas as well. Mine being imyournumbertwo and Gaby's being redfishnets, feel free to also check up on jabbyxcore as well. Although, there won't be too many updates about the band issues and what not.

goodbye for now,
jakkie

ps. if there are any questions, feel free to email us at thedeathgirls[AT]yahoo[DOT]com
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    lets go to bed - the cure

update

Band meet saturday. It went over alright I suppose. Tracy had to be let go..she isn`t satisfied with us. She said she was fine with not being the singer...but she was`nt. Which hense led us to drop her because she wasnt honest as well.Im not sure how I feel yet..I mean..shes a great girl! dont get me wrong but TDG and tracy have different mind frames. Oh well..its best for the band right? I still wanna be her friend..its just not meant for her to be in the band.

We also raised some more money..total as of saturday: 89.47. Im now the bassist..not the guitarist which im really happy about...bass is in my blood and i love it!!! So in the end everything worked out. Alright thats all for now..later kids.

ps. I LOVE ASSCLOWN =D

war.hate.pain.anger
Jessica
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a little song contribution from my good friend, Jo Proctor.

Unnamed Girl

she sits there
drowning in her tears
she dies
as she finally remembers
all of her forgotten dreams
she stares
every one stares at her now
they all make her something she's not
but in the mist of all this
she finally realises
that her
unnamed face
forgotten grace
endless tears
and all of her fearss
they all add up
to what she has become
they think they have won
but they dont know
this unnamed girl.

--written by Jo Proctor, officially for TDG. i'm currently working on music for it.

Please keep in mind, we DO write our own lyrics. It just so happend, that one day in our 7th period history class she comes up to me and says, 'here you go. it's for TDG. Make it famous. I got bored in math.' So thanx Jo. Much love and appreciation to ya, dear.

Your Darling,
Jakkie

ps. any local 'fans' in the DC area, we are gonna be at warped tour this year! august 4th, kids! look for us, we'll most likely be hanging out with my friend Kit at the zine booth! if not, look for us in the pit, backstage, or crowd surfing. rock on, guys.
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Band Meets

So, We had a band meet recently..I think it overall went preety good. Im sure I probaly pissed off some people *cough* make that did, because I laughed a bit. But, that aside it wentt pretty good:

We worked on Jakkie's song a-bit..I like it I think it'll go over real well with our fans once its complete.
We discussed finaces for Gaby and Tracy's lessons/instruments
We talked about what we should be working on this summer
And we Practiced our stage presence..unfourtonately about half way through I had to sit out because my knee was giving me serious issues.

I really need to talk to my parents about getting some therapy for my knee...it is really getting in the way, not only for the band-but in school aswell.*sigh* well that'll come once my parents actually belive me that something is wrong.

As far as the second band meeting which I wasn't able to attend..

Apparently they discussed dropping someone...I really think it was me Jakkie really already posted about the second meet so...I dont really have anything else to say on that topic.

I just feel like..we are all suppose to be best friends...yet it sort of seems like Jakkie and Gaby are making most the decisions...which I can understand because they were the first two in the band, but I feel like they are holding things back. Like..how they are talking about dropping a girl..whenever I bring it up...it seems like its a forbidden topic,which,in a band, really can't happen. We need to discuss everything...not keep things from one-another. All I know about someone leaving is exactly that...someone may leave. I dont know who..although its most likely me or Tracy since Jakkie and Gaby were the ones thinking about it.I really think it is me who they are thinking about dropping because I laughed at the frst band meet. Oh well .. that will come as it does.

War.Hate.Anger.Pain.
Jess
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fangs

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Since the changes that have been made, I have been thinking a lot. These changes are so different and they will be so hard to get used to but being in a band calls for a lot of sacrificing.

I hope that my honesty and opinions dont offend anyone, these are just my beliefs.

With our first recent band meet, I thought it went quite well. We covered basically all the important things we needed to cover. But, there was a lot of foolishness going on and well, there shouldnt have been. We did go over our money issues and I think we went over that very well. Lessons also. I just wish that some of us were a little bit more serious that day. For the next band meets, I hope that we can all concentrate without any disruptions. If we really do want to make this happen, we should put all of our effort into making it happen otherwise this band wont work.

At our second band meet, it was, well, different. There's basically nothing left for me to say because Jakkie had already covered it. But, I still think that we could have been more concentrated on our situation. While ending this band meet, I think that some of us were a little displeased by the changes that were made that night. Hopefully the band will be able to work things out so that everyone will be satisfied but I fear that someone will have to go and someone will have to join in.

Sorry this post was quite short but everything that Jakkie had said before, I feel too.


- gaby*
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    Bauhaus
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by the way..

about the rest of the photo-shoot pictures, we're just gonna drop that. there's no use in posting it anymore because we all look so different now, so yeah.. kind of pointless, right?

-Jakkie
throwing money away

sipping a foreign drink, i write to you.

hey guys, hope you didnt forget about us! Many changes have been made by me and the girls during our two most recent band meets. Here's the 411:

During the 1st recent band meet, with Gaby, Jessica and I:

Well, as every band does when they first start out, we have a lot of money issues. We discussed the costs of lessons, instruments, and just mainly performance equipment. [Right now you're probably thinking you didnt get a very good introduction to the Teenage Death Girls community. Hopefully this post will be more specific.] And the other day, I wrote a song in my car while leaving the church parking lot, which I never finished. So, at the meet, I also tried to finish the song and add music to it, but I just never finished it. Here is what I have written so far.Collapse )

We also discussed the matters of finding new band members, as in a drummer or bass player. Also keep in mind, the positions are not yet made official.

My thoughts:

I actually think we did pretty good at that meeting. There was actually a lot more fooling around than discussing though. It's hard being in the music business. I'm starting to think the hardest part of being in the band is first starting out. A lot of this stuff we're doing, we aren't ready for, but ya know, people get anxious. I mean, we've been wanting this since we were born and it's pretty much the opportune moment to get started. I've also started to practice vocally, which isn't turning out very good, I keep losing my voice [definatly a negative.] and i'm just not really feeling the way it sounds any more. Maybe it'll get better as I get older but until then we'll just have to wait and see.

As for the money issues, that's definatly another tricky part and another story. We plan to work for money, find jobs, do the usual things people would do to get money.



During the 2nd band meet with Gaby, Tracy and I:

This meet was quite interesting really. We came discussing positions and left dissatisfied. We also conversed about the current members and the former. Basically, just talking about our actions and things we do for the band and things that need to stop; for example: less fooling around and more discussing the matters of importance, which still needs to be worked on a bit.

My Thoughts:

I think the main goal I wanted to achieve was the last point I just made about the 'Less fooling around.' Thats definatly becoming a problem. I mean, it's fun to have band meets, but half of the time some of us are not concentrating, doing something they're not suppose to do, and just sitting around. I shouldn't even be bitching about the lack of work getting done; I should be trying to solve that problem. Bands fight, but I try not to make this such a big part of arguing matters.


What's going on:

-We were actually thinking of dropping one of the girls but we never went on with that. Why? Because it's difficult, second because we will need her later. That whole option kind of flipped on us and now we're thinking of dropping someone else, which I hope does not happen.

-We still need to plan the next band meet. We will probably be discussing a lot of the same things; positions, songs, money, etc. Hopefully we will have all the girls together this time.

-by the end of this summer, we will hopefully caught up with everything and maybe by next summer we will be able to record a demo or at least put it on a tape.

Quick Time-Line of the Band:

-first came me [which was nothing at the time.]
-then Gaby came along
-then good ol' Julie[who was our former bassist but our friendship no longer exists]
-then Amanda or AK, our original drummer.
-then Jessica and Tracy

(a little thing some of you might not have known)


thanx for caring! thanx for sharing!
Jakkie

ps. suggestions will be taken although we might not go through with them. when we're finally able to get out to the world, you can be proud to say you were a TDG fan from the beginning! i heart you guys!
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fangs

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Well I'm back and I really dont wanna be here. But I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I did get a chance to view our pictures and well..some of them turned out great.
Happy New Year!

- Gaby*
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well i'm off to chicago due to loss in the family. i'll be back on the 31st. which obviously means, if you've figured it out yet, that there will be a slight delay in photoshoot posts. well, i'm off.

goodbye til then.
-Jakkie