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Mark
personally,
I'm mark ehlen.

I learn stuff at UNLV.
I work at Starbucks.

I still live
with mom n dad.

I’m straight, single, but not ready for her yet. Whoever she is.

I never want to stop learning; stagnation, mediocrity, and complacency are among my foremost problems and deepest fears.

I'm currently looking to make a band to jam, collaborate, and eventually gig with.

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Apr
15th
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felt it

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felt it.
you?
Apr
13th
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Apparently finding a drummer is impossible.

If anybody knows a good drummer, let me know. For some reason they all run away from me. If I’m gonna be the new Beatles, I’m gonna need some beats.
Feb
17th
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that tough music industry

"I really am going to step it up.
Singing, playing, everything.

I found videos of that maim guy on the warblers from glee, before Disney found him. He was amazing. He adapted fairly difficult musical disney songs on acoustic guitar, played about as well as me, and sang quite a bit better. And he was able to totally get into the song, into character, and act out the songs

then I realized; It’s probably not that hard at all to ‘get into the music industry’ when you’re really good. it’s probably very easy.

What people really mean is that it is VERY difficult to get anywhere in the music world with a C+ skill level. I think many frustrated musician’s perceptions of a complicated system and lousy global response comes from a lack of perspective and a lack of skill.

I truly believe that if I just get really really good at all of the things this guy seems to be good at in his videos, (and do more promotion than hiding in my room) I’ll be found, and get in. and give people more music.

And I plan on doing so.”

—to be honest, I just typed this all into my ‘journal’ app thing, and then decided that it wasn’t ultra-embarrassing or anything. But then what is?
Whats that?
Having a ‘journal’ in the first place?
oh. you’re right. oh well.

Jan
13th
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awkward

isnt it awkward to tweet about awkwardness? isn’t it over-analytical to discuss analyzation? What level of perspective is required to understand perspective? isn’t it ironic to find irony in a question about irony?

Will these questions ever be asked? They are now.

Jan
8th
Sat
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Rhythm and Blues

finally realized a large portion of the music I like is made up of RnB. and by that I really mean rhythm n blues.

I realize that much of modern pop music comes from from RnB and therefore claims its same name. But just as many derivatives of Rock and Roll found it appropriate to re-brand their own flavor of rock, (such as metal, punk, and alternative rock) the many artists of today need to take that step for their modern rendition ‘RnB’.

Until another name is suggested, I’ll suggest RnA. I’m sure many would agree that while rhythm is still very present, any traces of blues are long gone, and auto-tune has become the other staple element.  I have tons of fun with this new genre of music, and I actually don’t mean to sound picky or bitter.  I just came to this ironic realization and had to share.

What do you guys think?

See and download the full gallery on posterous

Dec
21st
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Infinity Blade

is it healthy to play an iPhone game for 5 hours straight? possibly. but if those 5 hours are from 1-6 am? No. #whenmattgoestocamp
Dec
19th
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response to bob?

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Dec
18th
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Dec
7th
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Dec
2nd
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…and then Mark remembered that he has a Tumblr.

oh yeah. 

I guess I’ve been “busy.” Or maybe ”lazy.”

Most likely, it’s been a little of both.

Somewhere between lots of work, lots of starcraft2, lots of guitar, lots of school, and lots of facebook, i haven’t made any time for Tumblr.

I did, however, set up a little myspace account for just my original songs. Basically has all the same music stuff I’ll post here, but more organized. and presentable. (Tumblr will still hear about it first, though, just incase you’re that anxious)

I’m actually quite impressed with how hard myspace is still trying to stay in the game. You think they would just give up by now, but I gotta say, the big UI improvements are helping a little. Now if they could just try to suppress the mass spamming and advertising, they might be back in business.

Well I guess the point is that each leading social network site has found its own little purpose in our lives.

I guess thats why I’m still trying to keep my tumblr alive. 

(I believe this photo is a contender for the slot in the dictionary next to the word 'epic'