It's no secret I've fallen a bit off the boat when it comes to writing music. I'm actually not to proud of it. 2002-Me would actually be pretty pissed, ya know touring with Sparta and all. it's 2009-Me and I've found that video games, as they did when I was a kid, engage me in the euphoric atmosphere that I fail to find from writing music as I used to.

I can't pinpoint exactly what led me back down this path Metal Gear Solid though I do know I let people get in my way too much. On my way to accomplishing anything worthwhile, avoiding stepping on toes I needn't be, I found myself stumbling and tripping on myself on awful lot. As I always say though, you can't regret taking a path you took full responsibility in choosing and following yourself.

I've gotten plenty of critiques from TAXI and although I've yet to get a single submission forwarded, I don't blame them, I blame myself. I'm not in the zone like I used to be. I simply don't feel as passionate as I used to be. Does that mean I plan on canceling my TAXI Membership? Absolutely not. I plan on continuing it for as long as I possibly can. Every now and then I get that lovin' feelin' urge to rip someone's face off with a lyric or two but I tend to drift towards doing so in a friendly game of Battlefield 1943.

I've included my critique for "Proximity is your Campaign". I submitted it for the following listing.

TWEEN ROCK SONGS in the stylistically broad range of Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Weezer, Avril Lavigne, The Killers, Foo Fighters, etc. are needed by an Independent Record Label for use in a teen band they are developing for a national television event. They are looking for clever and hip songwriting, with huge hooks that will stick in your head for days. Lyrics should be current and cutting edge, yet age appropriate since the artists who are singing these songs will be 10-16 years old. There can be absolutely NO profanity or sexually suggestive content. Lyrics need to sound authentic to the language and tone of the tween market. Mid to uptempo songs will get the most attention, as will songs with high quality recording. If you submitted to Dispatch listing # D090113PR, please send in different material this time. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Friday, April 10, 2009

I knew the material was bit darker than what they were actually looking for but I figured the hooks would do. Granted I wouldn't want to hear The Jonas Brothers perform this song, their little veggie-tales fanbase would quite possibly roast up a storm, but meh, I took a risk.

Here's the critique from TAXI. Dude nailed the meaning of the song like Richard Gere nailed cuts-like-a-knife-face in Pretty Woman. As I get more and more critiques I'll continue to post them here maybe that'll motivate me to do something.