Tedious song titles with featured artist attributions are dead. Long live tedious song titles with featured artist attributions.
Dig this one. I don't do a lot of stuff at this slow BPM, so it was sure to come out a bit different than the others. The hook doesn't pack a whole lot of meaning, but I thought that the three phrases sounded cool together without rhyming, so I went with it.
I also really like the sounds I got for just about everything. My sessions are getting less and less complicated and more focused around getting powerful performances out of each sound. Where I used to use choruses of synths to get my point across, I'm now using one voice, stacked and filtered, and getting some cool results.
I have been waiting to use those opening 8 lines, starting with "Yo Boris," for about three years now. Glad I finally got around to them, and I think I did well making the openings of the verses roughly parallel to one another.
The machine gun sample hard-panned against the hi-hat 32nd notes sounds dope, and I managed to get that rumbling bass sound by slamming the right combination of low-end keys on my Farfisa while running it through my ASR-10 and my Krohn-Hite filter. I like the interplay between those three parts a lot.
I'm doing it I'm really doing it
Thank you to those who donated and/or purchased my goods and services in my ongoing quest to partly defray my tuition costs for the upcoming fall. I am now irreversibly enrolled in Physics 123 at Harvard Extension School. I am happy that you are able and willing to support me.
Struggling a bit with changes lately. I got a nice response from my recent tweet asking for some changes, so I'll ask here and set what I get, too. Send me your favorite changes. If I make a song out of them, I will call you up on the phone and we'll dance to the song together, on the phone, if that makes you happy, and since social networking is "in," we will tweet about dancing together on the phone, to the song whose changes you supplied to me. It will be an internet phenomenon witness by the tens. We shall call it Send Me Your Changes and Tweet-Dance With Me Via Mobile Phone Sweepstakes 2k9, sponsored by Venom Brand Energy Drink: Piercing Shakiness that Strikes While You Are Trying to Talk to the Police.
Seriously, send me some changes. It has already been fun working with what people sent me.
Who watched Muppet Babies when they were young?
How horrific of a caretaker was Nanny? Did she ever make good on her promises to take the Muppets anywhere? That's why they had to use their imaginations so much, which eventually led to them developing and producing their own television show, so it's not all bad. Also: was that an orphanage? I always felt that the show copped out when it came to defining the actual origins of the Muppets. Wasn't Gonzo supposed to have been from space?
Yes, he was.
Watch a movie called The Last Home Run
This is hands down the best worst movie you have ever seen. It is the story of an old man, who with the help of some proto-asian magic involving a zen garden and a baseball named "the interceptor," becomes young again and plays little league baseball. The following reasons to see it are in no way comprehensive, nor are they in any sort of order:
1) An early scene were the lead character, Jonathan as an old man, addresses the young female protagonist and his soon-to-be-love interest by her name ("Jenny"), carries on a 2 minute conversation, and then asks her what her name is. The old man is not characterized as senile or forgetful; rather, his mental acuity is shown to be sharp. He's just in the home for on account of his heart. It seems as if it might have been the proofreader who forgot.
2) Former Montreal Expos star catcher Gary Carter plays the role of Terrifyingly Unpredictable Angry Father/Coach. He screams at nothing and is verbally abusive to his players. He talks too loud when he's not screaming. After the culminating scene in which young Jonathan leaps to catch a sure home run for the last out of the game, tumbles over the fence, and does not return to the infield to celebrate the team's win, Gary Carter muses that he must have wanted to be alone because he has no parents.
3) The action sequence for nearly every play is as follows: (1) pitcher winds up (2) shot of crowd gasping, sound of bat hitting ball, which for some reason sounds like sound of whip hitting ground (3) stagehand drops ball in front of a camera set on the ground on a grass field (4) someone narrates what base the runner should go to (5) ump signals "safe" or "out." You really have to see it to believe it.
4) As I recall, there are no home runs in the entire movie.
Have you seen this island?
Crazy Japanese man-made island ruins.
Song details: Mixed by Phil Gorey. Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Cambridge MA