You know what’s easier than following around your fave up-and-coming indie-stroke-pop stars, day in, day out, to see what they’re up to? Asking them.
Woke up, brushed my teeth. I fell asleep at 4 in the morning last night, so I was kinda out of it. Ate two bananas cuz I didn’t have time before my interview.
Did an interview for an hour with Yasser from BBC Asia. I’ve talked to him once before, great guy, very funny. After that, I went online and found some local underrated musicians from North Carolina. Sent it around to some blogs and shared on Twitter because I want them to blow up. Talked to a bunch of them about linking up and possibly collaborating. Would be fun; I like new friends.
Ate fried rice with mom and dad, and my cat was there rubbing up on my leg. Sometimes I forget he exists. He has his own life, and I respect that.
Showered and got ready for the day. Nothing extraordinary about this part.
Hung out with my brother in his room basking in the sun while FaceTiming my girlfriend. My girlfriend looked very pretty, but I didn’t have anything to say to her, so I hung up. Maybe that was rude.
Opened all my packages I got a bunch of free clothes for a music video from bobble haus and a little DIY Bambi doll / purse thing with zipper in it. Cute but creepy. Followed them back on Instagram; they were excited. Look at me, mister nice guy.
Drove to Durham to see my friend Marco Luka, another musician here in NC. Beautiful sunny day. Listened to The Chats, my new favourite band this week. The dude in the band has a mullet so I wanna grow one too. Seems like every week I have a new obsession, and I start basing my personality around them. Also showed Marco this new song I was working on last night, a punk song where I yell about dumb minor inconveniences. Maybe I’ll do a full punk EP soon. Would be fun live.
Picked up my friend Tino and got some local Salvadoran food (papusa bean and cheese). He’s my best friend, he’s very dorky and sweet. Every time we hang out, it feels like a Michael Cera movie. Maybe I would be Seth Rogen in this scenario though.
Walked into the Hispanic market to get a drink, Rio grande cola Champaign (taste like Fanta and cough medicine, why did I trust this man?). I kept slapping him in the back for fun he has a very slappable back. Doesn’t mean I don’t love him, it’s just what lads do.
Went to a park and ate food together while watching ducks and sitting on the grass. The food was only 11 dollars for both of us, but it came with a lot of variety. Great deal, very filling. I’m glad I gave them a good tip. I told him he should get a girlfriend. It’s not time yet. That’s okay bro, take your time.
Climbed a big water tank structure and looked at the sunset while making dumb videos. Sunset was beautiful, but the videos were not that funny. It felt like I was in middle school. Sometimes I miss being a virgin, it had its charm.
Drove to the thrift store. Hoping to find a biker jacket or a leather jacket for an ironic music video concept where I’m a mean dude.
Walked into this very massive thrift store. Found a few jackets but none fit, all oversized. Bought a cute blue sweater and my friend found a gas station jacket and a copy of the cartoon aqua teen hunger force. I look like Yung Lean in this sweater which is sick cuz I love Yung lean.
Dropped off my friend Tino to his house and started headed home to finish my song from last night. Very excited to yell.
Listened to bbno$ on the drive back on the car and studied how he makes his hits. I don’t know what his lyrics are about, but the songs are catchy. I talked to him last night about the stock market.
Was very tired from all the driving, so I decided to take a nap before recording my song. Accidentally slept for 12 hours instead and did not record the song. Disappointed in myself, but at least I had a fun day.
Taken from the April 2021 edition of Dork, out now. Curtis Waters’ new single ‘Conceited’ is out now.