Grateful

I’m so grateful for the support of my fam, friends and fans/clients that turn into friends.
I watched that lady gaga doc on Netflix and it’s so inspiring. It makes me feel like I AM on the right track, and a lot of days I need that affirmation.

I’ve got 2 MTVs show and 2 Pop Rocks shows this week. I’m gonna work on another cover medley mash up, and try to write something for Phantom Heart.
I am having a video premier at uptown VFW for my new song Slow Burn featuring Karin Haase on vocals. I recorded the track in Lexington KY with Duane Lundy. It’s my favorite track I’ve ever done. Please come to the show, it’s free and Phantom Heart, Toy Planes, and Timbre Ghost will all perform. Great night of music. At least 5 creeps from The Haunted Basement will be in make up and costume, and you should too. I will also be in costume, but haven’t figured it out yet. I think I am going to bring bedsheets and make you wear a costume if you don’t have one. LOL.
Extra thanks Matt & Courtney, and Matt from 80HD for the reminder about gratitude.

Love, DLD

More notes from my phone

Brainstorm session notes- 

Thoughts before recording with phantom heart at Rocket snake studios. Feeling calm, cool and collected. Today was a great mental health day, organizing things and catching up on household chores. And catching up with a few friends. I am also realizing every day that making the intention to catch up with people is an important step of my mental health.

 

I truly feel like the limo to Jean never did much for me. Honestly. In the way that I swear I don’t feel the effects of caffeine with drinking a soda. Speaking into your phoneIs hilariously perfect. Thank you AutoCorrect. I should give thanks to everyone as often as I can.

 

Chase the moon. Look at the moon. Listen to the moon? Is the moon significant? It feels like it is, it’s beautiful and trying to teach me something.

 

American culture is evolving and giving a human Citizen the potential to become a professor ask. Conserving your brain for as long as possible. It’s never been easy. You just have to learn, and work together with other people. And lose the ego. And be passionate about stuff.And hang out with people who think that what you CAN do is awesome

 

That book where the dude goes off into the wilderness to prove something and ends up dying. I bet he was manic. I felt that way before, you against the world just to see if you could do it. Seinfeld had a bit about men, most men, feeling like they are low level superheroes. Clichés are so funny because they’re true.

 Interviews and 

 

Do u have an idea and an afternoon?

 

If we have live cameras everywhere at all times we could put every situation up to an ethical vote everyone would see the event at one viewpoint and everyone could vote how they truly felt. Best legal defense you have his record yourself? And explain what your thought process was in real time while in incident is happening

I love to document things. And attach meaning to them and what they mean to me personally.

DLD blog: 

My car is starting to become like my moving backpack. Living out of them both this summer. So many shows. 

 

It’s freaking bonkers to think that the butterflies or moths that have an owl’s eye on their wings was crafted from thousands of years of evolution. The detail and accuracy of the design on the wings is just crazy when I stop and think about it. Thoughts from the clouds 💨✈️💨✈️

 

Serve others as often as you are able. 

 

Change something small and see if someone notices :)

 

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MTVs DLD approach?

Make a lyric or otherwise video that plays along with my set. 

 

1 min clips of singles Hitman. My mind and drugs?

chorus verse out. 

30 songs per hour. Mash them when possible? Alphabetical. 

 

DLD: 

Do my own music videos?

For every song? 

I think things fell into place when I stopped saying and did more doing. Less bragging and left more to discover. 

Quit asking just do! Get feedback from band members that’s what they are for 

Focus on the lyrics? 

Post DLD patreon website address for YouTube videos? Music represents a people. 
Lipsync straight on the whole video. Intercut with?

Make up the jazz scene with Robert!!

Write single with casey Call 

Write single with Reid 

When I travel I feel inspired. A leader in my hometown. Like I want to represent the people of Minnesota. 

“Validation“ - single 

Release cover album??

Hire Scotty to help with admin?

Green room booking?

Intern at a recording studio? 

Develop a new show.

Lyrics with songs. Storytellers.  
 

 

Set up and capture every idea?

 

Loop it until it’s good enough.

What are we doing here?

Be brave and strong enough to figure out a way to be what you want to be and once you’re there, don’t be a dick about it.

Tell my truth?
Keep trying to listen to the right thoughts
Be the record keeper of your own thoughts?
 

 

 

 

Who am I right now?

Confident

Diet yoga 

Thoughtful

A leader?

The glue. 

The mood setter.

Smooth 

Respectful 

The statue

Appreciates and truly benefits from weed. I’m a happier more positive DLD. 

I’m a musician who can work from anywhere

I’m working all the time.

My job is to be a representation of who can should be. 

When I travel, I feel connected to the collective...for better or worse. 

Filter and do your best. 

Be inspired by the lyrics. 

Wanna Be drummer 

My job is to be a statue, that’s my calling?

Solo song - collaboration without anyone. For the first time ever. 

 

 

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Enders shadow thoughts: 

Pg. 9- he lets the reader and the narrator wonder the motives of the hungry child, creates intrigue for the reader...

Pg 18- " because these fools always look up to power. People below you, they give you power, you give them respect/hope. They think they don't have any so they don't mind giving it up.

 

 

Pg 173 timely message on my way to lex ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday July 24th. 3p. Big Group dancing music video. ??

 

Powderhorn Park. S MPLS. 

 

DJ LeDuc you’re in the Internet D

 

Daily DLD playlist 

 

 

Dancing while driving

Be safe ?

 

Okay tutorial video of what is law and what is legal while driving. 

Proof that I’m very concersted on driving, and explain traffic situations? 

 

The moment when i decide i wanna do a cover: 

Make a caroool Kareoke of just me and then mashed with in studio clips of me performing them. 

 

That’s when regaurdless of what other ppl think, I feel most in my zone, in my rhythm. 

 

I am a very social person. I think that’s why I don’t mind sharing details about my life. Because were all just a story. And it’s fun to live it

 

 

A way for me to deal with my social anxiety, is to speak out loud all of the thoughts that I’m nervous to say around other people. And then get feedback later when not in person from friends on social media, or strangers on the Internet even better to get a more honest view of your behavior. And how it’s affecting other people

 

Jim Carrey was an inspiration because he was an adult that was having a blast 

 

I wanna live that joyful of life, and i want ppl to be able to live their version of it too

 

 

Play a game of hide and seek? 

Go on a solo adventure and don’t bring a phone? Lol

 

 

My purpose on earth is to show people how to live. 

  • My lifelong goal is to work towards the ability to  preserve consciousness, so that we essentially can be immortal...so long as we don’t get killed by something. 
  • Cornerstone: Find out who my biological father is.
  • Current life objective: Propel Phantom Heart to worldwide fame. Use platform to spread the gospel of love. 

 

Random ideas:

Use sunflower as a megaphone metaphor somewhere. Thanks 

 

The Kia is like my Bluetooth GoPro it's trying to teach me something

Beef jerky is the modern day cigar

 

Advice I’m giving myself.

DLD blog posts: 

 

#TakingMyOwnAdvice
#UseSocialMediaSmarter

#MentalHealth

#SelfLove

#workPlayHomeLifeBalance

#HopeThisHelpsSomeoneToo

 

New plan for the rest of July: 

 

-Twitch for rehearsals & a substitute for Facebook live

-Twitter for steam of thoughts/brainstorms/comments to celebrities and ppl who inspire me. Promote shows. 

-Desktop Facebook for very special show/life announcements to fam and personal friends!  

-Desktop Facebook for advice/recommendations/conversation from peers 

- Fb messager for communication with ppl i don’t have phone numbers 

 

- Deleted from phone: FB app & Snapchat.

- Added FaceTime to front page

 

- Spend all the extra time being creative, and improving my own bubble and community. Spend less time reading fake news that the sky is falling, and America is a horrible place. We have an unqualified, child-like irrational person who leading our country, but I can’t let that bring me down to a level of immobility and depression. A LOT of us are lucky to be born in this country. Most of us can create the life we want through hard work, and the support of people/animals who love you. I’m feeling balanced, and good, and I want you to feel that too. All the time. I think I only have this one life, and I don’t want to waste any of it with bs.

 

I’m going to dress for success everyday I have the energy for, which I aim to be every day. 

Also, i need to remember to dress in layers and look at the weather before I leave. 

 

I need to schedule time in my calendar to work out.

I need to save for the future and hold myself accountable for sticking to a budget, because just like the lessons of growing a garden, if you plant a seed, and work hard to help it grow. It will bare plenty of fruit to share for yourself and others. 

There IS already enough for everyone. It is only the system and the thoughts of few that are 

preventing other from having an “I’m okay, you’re okay” life. 

 

Smoking weed helps my social anxiety. It gives me something cool to do to give me a break from a conversation.

Remember to force yourself to look people in the eye, and listen and be present in the convo and not distracted. 

Write things down and think them thru before you post them.

Ask for critiques and criticism and try to not take it personally and learn from it.

Be aware of your emotions and how they are effecting other living things and the possible outcomes of irrational actions. Effort to find a mutual understanding of what is irrational, to hold each other to that standard. 

Be an outspoken advocate for things that make sense. Speak out against hate, judgement and things especially that fellow men do, that are NOT okay. Be an ally. Always. Treat it like it’s my job as a white male. It can be a rewarding way to serve and feel like I’m making a difference and fighting for common sense and decency. I wanna fight for and align myself with the good side, however I may see that, no matter if my feeling is a part of the majority or minority. 

Stop liking every status, send a message instead. 

I need to let go of #FOMO

I need to stop writing in this journal now.

Organizing my backpack/manpurse is important to do often... gotta know where my tools are!

 

Remember the piece of advice from Cass as it pertains to work: “put value in everything you’re offering to people” 

 

 

I should make a show called “The Silver Lining”

 

Look at a chore like loading dishes and actually speak out a thankfulness sentence, something like I’m glad I don’t have to wash them by hand. At the same time, listen to an audio book so you are feeling dbl productive at the same time. 

 

❤️🍻🤔🎉♊️☮️💟🕉 all of the time, 

-DLD 

Today’s brainstorm/journal session

Brainstorm session notes- 

 

Saturday July 24th. 3p. Big Group dancing music video. ??

 

Powderhorn Park. S MPLS. 

 

DJ LeDuc you’re in the Internet D

 

Daily DLD playlist 

 

 

Dancing while driving

Be safe ?

 

Okay tutorial video of what is law and what is legal while driving. 

 

I can always do better to not drive distracted, but we spend so much time in our cars. It’s like my office. I feel like i can be my most comfortable in my car, usually by myself!

 

The moment when i decide i wanna do a cover: 

Make a caroool Kareoke of just me and then mashed with in studio clips of me performing them. 

 

That’s when regaurdless of what other ppl think, I feel most in my zone, in my rhythm. 

 

I am a very social person. I think that’s why I don’t mind sharing details about my life. Because were all just a story. And it’s fun to live it

 

 

A way for me to deal with my social anxiety, is to speak out loud all of the thoughts that I’m nervous to say around other people. And then get feedback later when not in person from friends on social media, or strangers on the Internet even better to get a more honest view of your behavior. And how it’s affecting other people

 

Jim Carrey was an inspiration because he was an adult that was having a blast 

 

I wanna live that joyful of life, and i want ppl to be able to live their version of it too