Monday, September 28, 2009

sharing progress

its a fine line.  on the one hand you want to share what you have with people you respect.  on the other hand on ly you know what it will become and the rough draft you may have now will probably not reflect the finished product.  sharing something too soon could, in some ways, ruin the work in progress for you.  also, fuck them, you know?

Friday, September 25, 2009

thats not a claw, its my hand.

and this is how i use it when my system crashes for the 4th time in one day.

satan doesnt want me to finish this song

you know you are on to something when satan starts making your computer crash just when the music is starting to get somewhere.  im on to you, fallen one.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

they always start so innocently

its only a matter of time before it explodes.

records dont always help

i dont give a fuck how many records you have.  if you arent hearing anything you arent hearing anything.  this picture isnt of my record collection, by the way.  its something i found by googling "giant record collection".  theres plenty out there.  over the years i bumped in to a lot of cats that pride themselves on how many records they have.  i used to as well.  its only when you find yourself half naked at 5am with only 1 cigarette left and 1000 records strewn across the floor that you might realize the only use for that really cool telly savalis spoken word record you found in a nebraska pawn shop is to one day utter the sentence i just uttered.  tomorrow they may all sound different, anyway.  tomorrow that record could be the catalyst for an idea that begins the start of the seed of something that might become a great song.  so yeah, nevermind.  im keeping them.  ignore me.


thinking about a friend i lost not long ago.  people ask me if im going to write a song about it.  i wonder if im ever gonna write a song again thats not about that in some way.  these types of things dont compartmentalize.  they just become you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

just putting in work, really.

been watching some tv today in preparation for the nights work.  about 8 hours straight.  feel pretty great.

Monday, September 21, 2009

album preparation

its important to be prepared for anything.  remember:  this is a cut throat profession.  only the truly prepared musician can stay ahead of the pack.  below i will list some of the things i have acquired in order to prepare for my long winter of album creation.

glass of water- 1 of.  hydration is important and in my studio importance always comes first.

soap- 1 bar of.  moving from your chair isnt always an option.  combine this with a splash from your glass of water and you can get those naughty parts clean without worrying about losing your train of thought.

extreme power dustbuster- 1 of.  sometimes soap isnt enough.  cigarette ash, dust from records, food particles... over time these seemingly harmless fragments of matter can collect on your chest and lap.  keeping this puppy within arms reach is a must.

condoms-2/3 pack of.  a man has his needs.  balancing producing with a personal life isnt always easy, especially when it means talking or moving from your chair.  having a few shields around only makes sense.  if you've got a decent chair with some wheels on it your work flow really doesnt have to be interrupted while you indulge in your coital needs.

battery powered screw driver- 1 of.  it comes in handy.

holy bible (revised standard edition)- 1 of.  for those quiet moments of reflection. guaranteed entry in to a life of perpetual perpetualness.

oh hi there.

below are a few things i have purchased over the last several months or so that i believe will be instrumental in the creation of my new record (that is, until i find a better title, tentatively titled: cancer for cure), which i will try and somewhat regularly chronicle during times when i give a shit enough to chronicle.  likashot.

1 pack yellow american spirits

%100 additive-free natural tobacco with a light, mellow taste.  sales to minors prohibited.

1 pair addidas green on white rod lavers

easy fitting with light mesh material.  house slipper substitute.

1 schippmann ebbe und flut.

yeah, its german.

1 eventide pitchfactor.

what does it do?  im trying to decide that.  thanks for asking.

1 dave smith "mopho"

it can fit in your palm, if you have a huge palm.