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Valentines Heartbreak EP Out Now!

February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

For those of you that aren’t hip to the latest Facebook action, here is something cool I did for Valentine’s Day.

One day prior to Valentine’s Day, I held a contest asking people to write in reasons why they happened to be single this year.  The goal was to write and record a song as a Valentine’s gift for the person with the most pathetic response.  Well, I didn’t know what to expect when I posted the contest, but entries came pouring in, and the sadness was incredibly overwhelming.  I ended up picking two winners in the end, and wrote and recorded both songs all in one day.  Here they are, along with the original entries below.

Please enjoy these brand new interactive Valentunes!

Check out how sad these stories are, you can’t make this stuff up!

“I started dating my girlfriend in 2005. We both got accepted to schools in San Diego the following year. She graduated 2 years later and couldn’t find a job so she lived with me for a year. She finally found a great job and got her own place cause she didn’t want to live with me and my roommate. In 2010 I got laid off from my job. She felt bad and offered to let me move in and finish school, yeah…I still hadn’t graduated. 

I had to take the bus from her place to campus because I didn’t have a car, which was an hour both ways. For the next year I finished classes and looked for jobs in audio that don’t exist in San Diego. I did this for 8 months. I finally graduated last June and kept looking for jobs. 

One day the alarm goes off on her phone while she was in the shower. I try and turn it off by just mashing buttons. I accidently open a text message from a guy that says something like “I can’t wait to see you to night baby. I really miss you.” i ask her about it when she gets out of the shower. She tells me she has been seeing someone else for the past 8 months. We talk about it and I’m willing to forgive her and work through this cause I love her. We were together for the past 7 years, I can’t imagine being without her. She agrees, but then a couple weeks later breaks up with me. That was July 5th. 

I move to my brothers in Orange County later that week and look for a job. That lasts a couple months. Then I move back to my parents house in December to look for a job in LA. I’ve had 3 interviews at Whole Foods and wasn’t hired. 

I’m 33 years old (34 the 28th of this month), over $40K in debt with school loans, have been unemployed since July 22 2010, had the love of my life cheat on me while I lived with her, and have been sleeping on my parents couch since December of last year. 

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!! ♥” 

-Michael 

“The last time I asked a woman out on a date, she stood me up. I haven’t been able to work up the nerve to ask a woman out again since. That was in 2000.” 

-Doug

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  • kristydrums

    These songs are so flipping catchy!!! Amazing work, Juan – hope you put them in your live shows. Yay!