Ok, so i see a pattern here. I build a recording computer, record an album, and then shortly after releasing it my hard drive freaks out and I lose data. So what do I do? I build another recording computer, record another album, and shortly after releasing it, waddaya know, my hard drive crashes. My studio computer won’t boot up. The bios thinks its a different model than it is. At least all my songs are on an external drive, but this is bad enough. Just thought you all should know.
I just finished reading “My Name Is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok. Good book about a conservative jewish boy trying to reconcile a prodigious artistic gift with his family, friends, and religion. Seeing as how lots of people including myself have dilemmas such as this at some point I was hoping for a happy ending. There is no happy ending. I’m thoroughly depressed. He is still a young man painting honestly when a specific painting of his causes his longtime friends to abandon him angrily, his parents to reject him and never be reconciled to him (though there were many attempts), and the leader of his hassidic jewish community forces him to leave. He ends up moving back to europe without reconcialliation from anyone. I’m thoroughly depressed.
Good quote by picasso that encapsulates my aesthetic philosophy. “Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.”
So I’m trying to work up to the “write a song a day” thing that I told myself I would do this summer. Hopefully that will all get posted here. Here’s the beginnings of something I wrote last night I think (these days are all running together) and I started recording it tonight. Propellerhead’s Reason is one of the COOLEST programs out there. I have drums that are tight and bass this is pink floyd-ish and piano that doesn’t suck and guitars that will form a nice bassis for this project. So without further ado, the song.
To set the musical scene, the chord progression is kinda just an alternation of a B major to a C major chord. The bass is playing the augmented fourth now and then. The whole thing is rather creepy and stuff.
The lyrical idea:
Is there a time for shorter vision?
Is there a season to let your intruige fall by the wayside?
Cuz I want to let you crush my inhibition
And I want to learn to follow intuition.
So take me away.
Take me away.
I will post demo when there is demo. right now there is only a capella crap 3 am last night tape recorder recordings of me singing the bass line into the thing and the lyrics and melody so i wouldn’t forget them.