Jordan Daniel

Whether Jordan is writing acoustically under moniker Borderline Angelic, scratching out club beats with experimental project Electric Dreams Fantasy Boy, exploring 8-bit sounds and field recording with the electronic Pareidolia, or even playing homage to David Byrne and early ska in Captain Sizzle At The CBGB - the founder of Sudden Epidemic and the "voice" of Jane Lane plays music wherever he goes.

When not dancing the tango with lady Music herself, Jordan enjoys croquet, Regina Spektor, cooking, The Dark Knight, Magic: The Gathering, composition notebooks, horror movies, Terry Gilliam, concerts, quidditch, Blue Indigo, Mel Brooks, Richard Linklater, Photoshop, the internet, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, milk, Stanley Kubrick, new wave, Moog, the color pink, and the number 136.

I've Been Happy Lately...

Well, today has been a very good day. I didn't have any work today, which makes everything better one way or another. Doing the same thing over and over again (even though your getting paid for it) gets very old, very fast. I barely have the time to do anything but work. I had to get off work on Saturday (which can be a pain depending on if my boss cooperates) to go to Brett's. I feel like my time is sucked away. I have work tommorrow from 2:00-9:00, but oh well. I'll deal with it. I sat around for the first half of the day - playing Estrella and Jennifer - writing and sleeping. It was beautiful to be lazy. I met Madeline at her work, and we walked back to my house from there. We hung out for awhile, but then she had to go to a lesson, so here I am.

The suprise is almost complete. I'm ecstatic about it. It will be complete on Saturday, just in time for Brett's party. This is a very good thing...I can barely wait. I hope it affects everyone just as much as it does me. It really means a lot to me, and I hope other people understand like I wish them to. We shall see.

Borderline Angelic has been doing a lot lately, which is really great. There are a couple of shows coming up, and I will also be participating in the third-annual Acoustic Live competition. I'm very excited about that. Laconic just recently started planning to record the first album, and will probably have the first single - "Lackluster" - released on our PureVolume site and on our new web site as well as soon as it is done. The album is definitely going to take a lot of work, time, and money away from me, but it will all definitely be worth it. I don't know if it will be ready by early autumn, but hopefully. It's going to be a lot of fun working with Cragin again, and Kyle seems pretty excited about it as well. We're going to practice on Sunday with click tracks to make sure our time-keeping is good. The moment of truth, Kyle.

So, music, music, music. That's pretty much my life right now. I'm not considering work as a part of my life. Music is pretty much it. Listening to it and creating it. That and Madeline - who is just as wonderful as ever. By the way, any one who has ever come and visited me (especially Madeline, Mikey, Irina, Angela, and Janelle) at work - I thank you. It keeps me sane.

The Postal Service - Suddenly Everthing Has Changed

"Is this what you wanted?"

I haven't updated in a long time, but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. Either I'm keeping myself busy enough to not have enough time to repeat my daily actions in words, or I find it almost pathetic that people spend that much time to do so (I'm one to talk; I used to). My summer has consisted of work, music, and Madeline. I've either been working my days away in silence; earning money for no other reason than to have it - or I've been spending my time playing Estrella, writing new songs and forgetting old ones. And finally, when I'm doing neither, which is actually a lot of the time - I'm with Madeline. We've not been able to do a lot together lately because of her and I working, but when we do spend time together - It's amazing. I spent seventeen or so hours with her one day...and it could best be described as living.

I was working on something for two days, but then I finished. I would describe this adventure, but it's a secret. More of a suprise actually. It's hoped to suprise a good number of people, and also mean a lot to them. I hope it will suprise them each differently. This suprise keeps being delayed, but I think it will be worth it in the end. You'll all know who you are when that time comes.

I've been listening to a lot of music lately. Some new, some old. A lot of The Postal Service, Bright Eyes, and the new album from Iron & Wine - "Our Endless Numbered Days". The album is cleaned up version of what he's been doing for the last two albums, and isn't any lesser than them because of it. Actually, his Nick Drake-like guitar playing and folk-like vocals continue to entrace even more with each song that progresses through my ears. I highly reccomend the album - it's perfect to steal away from the living of normal days and imagine yourself in something even more perfect than a lucid dream...more amazing. And I continue to reccomend Idiot Pilot's "Strange We Should Meet Here" - which should be re-released on Reprise Records in the next month or so - so look for it in stores everywhere...damn talented kids.

The line between music and work is beginning to blur. I kind of like that. Laconic will be going into the studio very soon to record the album, and "Lackluster" will be released online at our PureVolume site as soon as it recorded. The web site is almost done, and we should have a show coming up. Borderline Angelic will also have some shows coming up, as well as three songs on an upcoming tribute album for Dashboard Confessional - playing two covers and one original. We will be covering "Ender Will Save Us All" and "The Good Fight" - they will be available for download very soon as well.

Until then, it's up to you.