Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fun, Friends & Fireworks!

I have been doing great with my move!  I even wrote a song about the new place and the cool people around here!  And I am still making good lifestyle choices, with a nice long walk yesterday.

On the 4th of July I really enjoyed myself.  I hung out with my buddy John and I learned a new skill: how to light fireworks with a blowtorch!  As you can see below the neighbor's dog was quite obsessed with fountains.


It's a ways off, but I'm already planning another birthday party/concert, possibly at the bowling alley.
I am also eager to release my second album, ModdRN Klassix!
Another wish is buy unique new instruments from Etsy.
Three things which require money, something I'm rather low on, so it's back to work I go!

Another recent development is that I put some music on Audiomack, check me out here:
https://audiomack.com/artist/phrosty-d

Thanks for reading, sincerely- 
your favorite nobody,
Phrosty D (The Primal Musician)

  

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ch'Ch'Changes

I am going to be moving soon.  It is a hopeful path, the new house will allow me a cat!  I am also going to be in a bigger town with more opportunities and much more happening.  I am excited about the location, I think.  We'll see how it feels when I get there. 

I am making lifestyle changes.  I quit smoking and I'm eating healthier and smaller portions.  I am also going out for brisk walks.  It feels good that I am turning over a new leaf.

Work is underway for an exciting new song called Neurosis, sort of a follow up to Trapped In A Pill.  It is personal to me and I'm taking the time to get it just right.  I'm also working on several others.  One of the others is a revamp of Modern Day Caveman.  I was just reflecting this morning that in addition to the lyrics that I've typed I'm also going make notes on the delivery style.  A vocalist is also an actor of sorts and you want to play the part well!

A friend made me take a look at my distant past yesterday.  He made me realize how far I have come and also reminded me not to let history repeat itself.  Around 2011, I used to be sort of an unfocused burn-out and now I'm a sharp super-achiever.  I'm not perfect, but I sure have grown.     

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

About a Girl

I have been dating a girl named Gabby for almost a month.  She is very pretty and a sweat heart but still has sarcastic humor.  I feel good that she liked me right off the bat!  I liked her right off the bat!
I got to cuddle with her and we've kissed.  I got feedback on the kissing and how to do that better.
We have gone dancing and bowling.  It's all new and exciting!  This weekend we go out for Mexican food!  I enjoy being around her and even learn to laugh at myself.

I celebrated my 27th birthday recently.  I had my friends out and I played 4 or 5 songs on my guitar, then we played football in the yard!  We also played Halo 3 jamming to John's punk rock music.  Pizza and cake were our food on that delightful day along with loads of soda pop!

I am working on a new song called "Sweet Pea" and a cover of "Mega Mega Upload"






Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wily Wonka isn't a Shy Guy

It's the holiday season and old memories from the past stir up for us all.
The shuffle and anxiety of life can get the better of us.
What we celebrate in any faith is faith itself.
I can't comfortably share all the goings on in my head, just that I tend to overthink things.
I get hung up on stupid shit that don't factor into the bigger picture.
In my struggle I find hope in Christ.  I was raised Christian but wasn't always open to Jesus.
Or at least I had doubts.  I still don't know, and that is why it is called faith!
Faith might be the hardest thing for anyone to completely have.
But it is noble and it can bring out the best in us.
I struggle with Seasonal Affect Disorder the shorter days and the cold take their toll on me.
I've got a new happy light that has been helping me.
I am also in my hometown, Paynesville and I am blessed with the blessed animals!
We've got cats at home and I got to pet the pet at Monica's bookstore, Ben Around Books!
It was part Doberman, I heard from Monica that Doberman's are actually very sensitive dogs.
And he remembered me!  What a hound!  I don't have animals always but when I am out to visit
friends and family I get to enjoy the company of animals.
My mother has cats and they are her other babies, My stepdad has dogs and they are his other babies!
My dad and Sally have two cats and they are their other babies.
And I may get a chance to volunteer at an animal shelter.  That would be cool as we aren't allowed any pets at my apartment.  I am also hoping for a girlfriend,
Maybe if I join a dance class or sign up for online dating I might just snag one!
For now, what can I say, I had a chance encounter at the bar.  I didn't "get lucky"
She was spoken for, but I pulled all the stops from "ballroom / square dance" I was taught in school.
Hugh, that education paid off, do they even still teach that in school?
Hope they do, it was jolly good fun!
In school I was taught computer literacy, I got below average grades as I dawdled and took too much time on individual things.  Fast forward to 2018 and I've got two websites, record and produce music on a laptop, make computer games online, and do most of my own song artwork on my music and albums.  I didn't learn to type from class, I learned from writing my own short stories.
So what works for you? Schooling or Fooling? I fool about with my interests and by God I'm 10 cents short of genius.  And what?  Am I arrogant or something?
But of course!  YES!
Sometimes we need to be arrogant, a little egotism goes a long ways!
I am happy to be on a paid SoundCloud account where I can share endless music with my loyal fans!
Look me up there, Leroy!  I go by the alias The Primal Musician on SoundCloud
But where was I?  Yes bacon.  Bacon and eggs!  I am quite the excellent, eggscelent breakfas chef,
although some would beg to differ, who?  Matt, he calls my eggs bad because he is of the opinion that I put too much herbs and spices on them and you can't taste the eggs amidst all the extra extras!
Wha?  Say Monica's friend bought my album for her teenage son who is also on the autism spectrum and enjoys electronica music!  Woah, how life is a mirror!  I had sold one or three at Options too, and one other woman of the women had an Aspergian child!  Life is a mirror!
We need seriously need to make bumper stickers!  Copyright: The Primal Musician, all rights reserved, patent pending!
I feel a pinch like Wily Wonka with all these snarky witticisms!
I am writing and recording more original music and happy for upcoming works with my friends!
I am also working with sploder.com to create more video games!
Yes, sploder, where anyone can make a video game!
Maybe not anyone, but it is a very forgiving learning curve.
I would say any kid or young adult could easily figure it out.
If your over 30 NO WAY! Haha, nah you could do it.
My age is catching up with me,
Why?
I am good with so much with computers and technology yet it confuses and frustrates me too.
Like "smart" TV's
I don't like my TV any smarter than me.
I am lucky I have a 2000's era HD television that roomie, Tyler...
Well his sister donated that TV to the cause!
Charity was kind and the kindness was taken kindly
I enjoy playing N.E.S. original 80's era Nintendo games on it!
I also enjoy playing my Nintendo Wii!
The dojo of Don is well on it's way,
It is smaller so I am trying to learn and get learnt at the organs of organization.
Organization, that's a funny word.  Who the heck decided to spell it?
I mean the Z makes sense but don't many words also use an S in place.
Donald, Donald, Donald... you are wondering
Donald, Don, Donny its all the same really
Call me anything but a dirty trick, call me anything but slander
....Wandering!
Folks, thank you, gracias, merci!
The gift of gab has taken us through to the end,
I am enjoying life, there have "been bumps in the road" not to mention "pot holes"
But I am movin' and shakin' and feelin' good
Ha! okay reigning it in...
I hope to visit mom once again in Easter, and for now I am enoying the Christmas Holidays at the Neu residence! 


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Donald James Neu- PHROSTY MUZAK Free Download

It was wicked hard limiting my album release to what can be held on a single CD!
What to keep?  What to scrap?  And then there were the songs that were soooo close but not quite done yet.  So I decided to release Phrosty Muzak a second time with some rad extra songs.  Physical copies will remain for sale for $12, but if you prefer to stream or download your music, and if you wanna hear those excellent extra tracks check this!

free download at


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Getting a CD release and What it Taught Me

Above I am pictured with my CD release, Phrosty Muzak!

Where to begin?  Where to begin indeed?  It seems so much has happened since I've last checked in with you fine fellows!  Here is today's subject.  I've just got my CD's Friday and getting them made and delivered was a breeze, right?  Wrong!  If you, as well, wish to release an album on 'good ole' CD's here is what you should know:  For starters everything has to be in the right format.  When I first started, I uploaded my songs to Oasis CD as mixed formats.  Some were 32-bit-float WAV and some polar opposite … mp3  Well here's the thing 32-bit-float is too high a resolution for CD, the proper format is 24-bit-float.  Here's the thing again, mp3 is too low a resolution.  Rookie mistakes.  I resubmitted the tracks in the proper format but there was a problem.  All my old incorrect uploads were still in there and when I tried to delete the old files I got an error message every time!  My mom logged in from NM to help me find a way to wipe the slate so I could upload them again.  Then I needed to change my track list because I had added a few new songs and nixed others.  But I couldn't re-access the cover art / track list editor on the Oasis website.  I called in and they unlocked the access again.  I couldn't understand why they couldn't just leave the access point open.  So I got everything fixed.  And finally I could breath easy, awe...  Oasis uses UPS My Choice to give customers scheduled deliveries at the most convenient time, great philosophy.  Problem- when I created the My Choice account it put a freeze on the order; I didn't know and UPS ended up holding the package for 5 days at their store and then shipping it back to New Jersey even after I had called the UPS customer support to schedule the delivery.  UPS was super automated too.  Lovely.  I called Oasis and they said they would ship it to me again free of charge.  At this point, let me just say, Oasis had great customer support.  They were very helpful and patient.  You could tell speaking with them they cared about the customer.  The process of getting my CD's made taught me a lot of problem solving and communication skills.  And I have got it, my album!  Professionally remastered!  Professionally manufactured!  And with some hot, exclusive songs!  I will likely use Oasis CD again in the future.