Im sure he wouldn’t mind.
I actually made a song and sampled him:
now I’m even more excited to get this song finished.
I’ve got another cover in the works too.
soundcheck and showtime for Damien Rice. unfortunately the show ended after only 45 minutes or so due to him being very sick.
what was already a long load-in is becoming even longer now that the venue’s forklift died.
my job today. luckily we load out soon.
yesterday 8-9 hours, today 14-15 hours, tomorrow over 18 hours. not to mention the two venue gigs the two days after that. busy, busy week.
good news is I think I have two new songs in addition to the two I was already working on. demo versions of all of these to come soon, I promise. then I just have to figure out a way to record them at a higher quality on my budget of no dollars.
Ever wonder what it sounds like to travel to outer space, only to discover that you have no way back to Earth? Then take the next 25 minutes or so to listen to, by stream or (free) download this album, “Set Adrift”
This is a song that was written and recorded for a now defunct project of mine called Life Long Laser. I’ve been considering redoing some of these songs, like I did a while back with “Gentle (Sun)”. I feel there are only a few songs worth salvaging from the record (called Pipedream), especially the handful of tunes I wrote myself instead of with the couple of other people I wrote with during this time.
This song, “A Day in The Night” is one of the songs, to me, that is most worth ressurecting. I didn’t get to mix this record, at the time I didn’t have software or an interface capable of even multitrack playback. If I had the chance to record it again, or even do another mix I think I’d like it to sound dirtier overall, and try to convey more of a sense of tension, urgency and/or an ominous feeling. But as it sits right now, it’s still a solid tune with a solid mix.
Though my biggest note is that long piano intro has got to go. skip to about 0:35 into the song if you’d like to forgo the drawn out funeral march at the beginning. It was meant to set tone, but ending up setting the tone a bit too much.
Now I’m just being hyper critical.
This song only has one line and has only one meaning
The lyric being: “You’ll always be my albatross”
It is about nothing other than my experiences trying to quit smoking and failing over and over. “A Day in The Night" is also based directly off of an illustration by my good friend, comic artist, kevin-budnik . Shown here:
The Past is Another Planet covers -
"Rick and Morty Theme Song" by Ryan Elder
In honor of the first season of Rick and Morty being released on DVD, and now finally being able to nerd out over all of the commentaries, I thought I would repost my spacerock/shoegaze cover of the theme song from the show.
So here is my tribute to Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland and Ryan Elder.
lots of gear tonight.
here are some pictures from work the other night. which has been the reason for my lack of posting and overall progress lately. but I have some time this week to record so there should be a few new songs posted shortly!
while taking a break from working on the demo recording of “They Say”, I wrote another new song. so that’s one more I will arrange and record as soon as I can.
here’s a picture from the other night when I got to mix monitors for a great band and an inspiration of mine, Pinback.