Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ian is officially here.  Geeky jokes have officially been made.  Scott Pilgrim has officially been quoted WAY TOO MUCH ALREADY.

Today's song:  Here's a song by the opening band for that show we're seeing on Saturday.

Math the Band - Why Didn't You Get A Haircut

Today's thing:  Here's what I've got so far with that thing I started the other day.  I reused the second segment of it from an earlier thing I posted, but added a synth line that I've been playing around with.

TBC fuller demo

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I've been having an interesting and introspective few days.  Ian comes in tomorrow.  Things should continue to be interesting.  There's that saying about "may you have an interesting life" being a curse, but as I said in my college essay, I see it as the opposite.  I relish my life being interesting.  Can I say "interesting" more?

Today's song:  You can do a lot with Autotune.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sings

Today's thing:  More lyrics, more of the song that I posted yesterday.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Zach's arriving in Boston Tuesday night, but staying with another mutual friend.  Ian arrives Wednesday.  Summer's drawing to a very quick close, but I'm still working on stuff.  My apartment feels strange with my roommates almost entirely moved out, but it means that I can record demos at one in the morning and not worry about waking anyone up.

Today's song:  Someone just turned me on to these guys.  Pretty raw, but pretty cool.

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine

Today's thing:  A good, large chunk of lyrics, plus this bassline.

TBC bassline test

Monday, August 23, 2010

Had a heck of a day.  Taught my last class, played capture the flag in the halls of MIT, saw Dustin as he made his move back into Emerson College, then hung out with him and a few other friends well into the night.

Today's song:  So, it turns out I'm going to be seeing these guys with Ian and Zach and possibly a few other friends on Saturday as a bit of a last hurrah.

Peelander-Z - So Many Mike

Today's thing:  That last class.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I feel like I should explain a little bit about what I mean when I cite "lyrics" as a day's work.  After all, I haven't actually displayed any of them, or even uploaded any songs with vocals (aside from Sorrow, which already had lyrics).  This is because, like with a lot of my work, I have a hard time finishing things.  I have an ever-growing text file full of couplets and lines, things that sound catchy and are evocative.  The thing is, all of these snippets are going un-expanded-upon.  I'm faced with the fact that while my tidbits may work well, it's hard to craft entire songs around them.

Today's song:  This is Cee-Lo Green's newest single.  It plays like Kanye's "Gold Digger," but more to-the-point, more melodic and more profane.

Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You

Today's thing:  Some more shots for my summer project, as well as lyrics, as usual.
Well, it was excellent seeing those friends again.  We had a guitar/bass jam session and explored the city.  Stayed up way too late and threw off my sleeping schedule, but that's life.

Today's song:  Lately, everyone's been talking about this - it's a Justin Bieber song, but it's been slowed down by 800%.  Now, it sounds like ambient music.

Justin Bieber - U Smile

Today's thing:  I threw this together as the intro to a possible song heavily inspired by the style of that "Love Smiles" that I linked to the other day.  For some reason, I'm thinking of making it a song to be played as a sound check, complete with lyrics like "Left mic check, 1, 2" and such.

D buzzy sound check test

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well, the friend who I was going to see Reefer Madness with is sick and can't make it, so instead I'm just taking a walk until my other friends get out of their Red Sox game.  It's a nice night, as it usually is.  I spent a ton of time today playing bass and guitar, though my lack of a table is still throwing me off.  THIS IS EXCITING STUFF.

Today's song:  I know I've posted a lot of Beck, but here's a FANTASTIC chiptune remix of one of his songs.

Beck - Girl Remix (Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat)

Today's thing:  I recorded a new bassline and toyed with a possible guitar riff for it.