Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sounds for a Wednesday

For the commute today: Au Pairs' debut, Playing with a Different Sex (1981). Seems somewhat appropriate in the aftermath of Missouri Rep. Todd Akins' stupefyingly ignorant views regarding women and rape, which he shared publicly last Sunday. What does one expect from a person who belongs to a political party that makes the BNP seem civilized and enlightened, and the Tories look like a bunch of tree-hugging hippies by comparison?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Something or another

Another track for the repository. "Uncle Insomnia" came to stay Saturday and Sunday, so I decided to mull around in the studio throughout the night. The results:

The train of thought for the lyrics originated from the Garfunkel and Oates tune, "29/31", which I watched the duo perform on The Nerdist Saturday evening. Obviously, my tune is quite far removed from their witty and hilarious creation on both counts. It is what it is (deep, I know... ).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Two maidens and six degrees

Two favourites from two eras of Iron Maiden for the commute today: Iron Maiden (1980) and Piece of Mind (1983).

Iron Maiden (1980)

Piece of Mind (1983)

The six degrees bit (Why? Who knows... ): Samson, the group which Bruce Dickinson fronted (under the "Bruce Bruce" moniker) prior to joining the Maiden contingency. Also noted for having within its ranks former Maiden drummer/masked gimp Thunderstick, who appears in the video below... playing the roadie (his brother portrays the drummer in the film). From the embarrassingly horrible Julien Temple film, Biceps of Steel (1980):

Head On (1980)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Have sample, will use... eventually

Began work on another track this past Sunday using a drum sample that I had for quite a while as the foundation to build the tune. Answering a question that was never nor likely to be asked, it took a few hours to record and arrange the instruments and a couple days to write lyrics and record vocals which, upon listening to the track, are noticeably absent... for good reason.

It was rubbish.

Behold the sparseness and repetitiveness: