I meant to post this a while ago, but I was distracted by things that will become obvious in the entry itself.
My 12-year-old cousin visited me about a week ago. Apparently, he doesn't know how musically aware I am, so he asked me if I had heard of his favorite musician, Lil' Wayne. Other than that kind of stuff and his extremely short attention span, it was fun, though. I started to teach him the basics of producing electronic music, as well as playing bass guitar. I don't think he understood either, but it was entertaining. (And he doesn't know the difference between a bass guitar and a regular one.)
While he was visiting, we went to the mall with my father and his mother. My aunt and cousin went clothes shopping while my father and I looked at the records. I spent over $70 on three of them, which was absolutely worth it. I got In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel (a highly recommended album about Anne Frank that makes me cry every time), Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective, and Epicloud by The Devin Townsend Project (which I haven't had a time to listen all the way through yet). I listen to the first of these almost every day. Such a great album.
I also bought a new non-bass guitar. After some serious consideration I decided on an electric one. It was originally supposed to come with some pedals, including the Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience Pedal, but the guy who sold it to me apparently lost them; so that greatly disappointed me. Anyway, I've been playing "I Want Wind to Blow" by The Microphones and "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix, which is making me addicted to my guitar. For some reason, I get a lot of satisfaction from hitting a chord. Also, I found out that "The Dead Flag Blues" is absolutely impossible to play and the guys at Godspeed You! Black Emperor are omnipotent gods (even though they're foreign terrorists).
So that was just be going on about meaningless happenings that have been occurring in my life. I hope you enjoyed it if you were bored enough to read through that whole thing.