The title of this blog is "Makeshift Coma," and I think that might require some explaining. I'm a self-diagnosed insomniac, and I do my best writing between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Therefore, this blog is my alternative to sleep, or my makeshift coma. When you're all safe and snug in your beds, I'll be pounding away on my keyboard, preparing the next post for you day-walkers to read.
So that you have an idea what I look like, here's a picture of my friend Matt and I riding the monorail at Hershey Park. Why? Because it was the best picture of myself that I had readily available. And before you ask, I know that I look like I'm fifteen or sixteen years old. I'm really twenty.
I'm Kier Harris, and apparently I approve some sort of message... Monorails?
I play drums in a local rock band by the name of Sinistry. We frequently have trouble getting gigs because everyone thinks we're a group of Satan worshipers or a death metal band. We are constantly getting responses from venue owners like "Sinistry? Like sinister ministry? I don't know man. That sounds a little too hardcore for us." In reality, our name is an intentional misspelling of the word "synastry," which is the compatibility of two people based on their astrological charts. We changed the spelling cause, hey, we're a rock band, and the word "sin" makes everything cooler-- right? To make matters worse, our font doesn't really help that much.
Remember: we're not a death metal band.
Rather than summoning demons, our songs most often talk about love, bad relationships, and people who died, died. (Bonus points if you got the Jim Carol reference, you music nerd, you.) We write a lot of our own music, but a lot of people prefer to hear songs that they know, so covers are a necessity. We mainly play covers of bands like Black Sabbath, the White Stripes, and the Black Keys. To the untrained observer, it would appear that we only cover songs by bands with colors in their names, but I would rather gouge out my eyes with the dullest spoon I can find than cover a song by Deep Purple.
At this point, you may be asking yourself: "If he's in a band, is there any way I can check out his music?" Yes, there is. And because I love you guys so much, I did the hard part for you and embedded it right here.
Now that you know a little bit about me, just what can you expect from the future of this blog? Well, I plan on making two kinds of posts. The first will be
And last but not least, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, a new post and the rib-busting humor begins!
© 2011 Kier Harris