A man a plan a canal Panama!
Feast your consumptive powers on these 52-of-a-kind, hand-screened Sasquatch Hunter t-shirts. Design is courtesy of Cassandra, who will provide a link to her ever-growing design portfolio soon.
Here's a closer look at the design, sans the two-tone text:
Yes, I made 52 of them.
Cassandra can be seen modeling the "natural" shirt, but there is also a brown one available (sadly, no pics). The brown shirt is screened in off-white with similar bright green highlighting on the "hunter" text. Both are Gildan 50/50 blends.
Each one of these shirts is different. Some are spot-on, and some are pleasantly off-register. I wouldn't send you anything that sucked, so trust me on this. You want one of these. Buy buy buy.
For now, you can buy them using the PayPal link above. I'll move it to the sidebar next week and move everything to a store at father-abraham.com (warning! no content) by the May 7 release date, assuming I can get my act together and get it up and running in time.
How can I possibly top that? Perhaps by releasing an album.
Who writes these headers?
I'm working hard on getting everything ready for the release. I found a cooler on my back porch, so beverage temperature control: check. Everything else is just details. I'll post all of the details in my entry next week.
Notice how in Sasquatch Hunter I never killed the sasquatch, thus leaving the door open for a sequel? I didn't either, until I didn't have any good ideas about what to do with this beat.
From a production standpoint, this song is all about the bass sounds. The opening chorus is a mix of six or seven separate kick drum and bass sounds, all overlapping and underlapping at various intervals. There might even be a timpani in there, if I remember correctly. The challenge for this song was to manage my bass swells so they always threatened to swallow up the mix but never quite did.
The vocal sample from the chorus (he's saying "Leave Me Alone") is taken from a part that Rory Stark from (guess who?) The Campaign for Real-Time did for me for another song that I'm prepping for mid-May. I sampled his tracks on the ASR-10 and pushed them up three half-steps so they would be in key.
Once I decided that Sasquatch would be making his return, I started grabbing sounds from that mix to see if I could make it more cohesive. The only thing that really made it from that stage is the rubbery snare sound (Kawai XD-5). You can hear it pushing through the absurdly thick snare in the first verse.
I realize that some of these song synopses might be falling a bit flat lately. Hopefully they'll get better again (scratch that "again" if you feel like it) once I'm through with the record release. Not a lot of sleep these days.
NYT: Third World Stove Soot is Target in Climate Fight - h/t to Abra, again
And the papers marvel at their increasing irrelevance. For fuck's sake, this is an ignorant story. Ask yourself: if your favorite blog attempted to feed you tripe like this, would you continue reading it? Not that I don't believe in global warming. I just think it's simpler to change our own way of life rather than someone else's.
Pulitzer Prize winner blackballed from TV news
Brian Williams is a fraud.
Sorry, a bit political today. No fails.
Chorus vocals by Rory Stark. Mixed by Phil Gorey. Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Cambridge MA.
Not two minutes after sending this, I got another one of those "I have been reading your blog and I think it is a great blog" comments from a spambot claiming to be Justin Guarini. You know, him?
Just thought I would share that.
Posted by Abraham at 7:08 PM