Friday, February 24, 2017

Reprise of What An Asshole You Got For A Dad





This week's song is in English, yesiree. It's actually a reprise of the "What An Asshole You Got for a Dad" song. It looks even deeper into the psychology of the dude who drops his son, Herbie's cake. And it looks at what's going through Herbie's head, as well. And it's got, yet again, that death-related theme that keeps on recurring, and all that. Stay tuned for next week's song, cuz it'll be the backwards version of it.

Oh, and, fuck; there's this annoying buzz that showed up on the vocal tracks. I couldn't figure out how to not make my recorder make that buzzing sound; sometimes that dumb sound just shows up. Sorry about that. Poopity poops.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wuh Guh Sri / Years Ago


 



This song's called "Wuh Guh Sri," which is the backwards version of "Years Ago," which I think I posted about a year ago. When I initially heard it, I wondered if it sounded kind of like Arcade Fire. But I dunno; I might be foolin' myself.




I turned it around backwards, and this time around, I didn't manipulate the timing of the tracks, relative to each other, because it worked out this way. But the weird thing is, the timing is off, such that it makes this version sound all upbeat, whereas the original song sounds all heavy and stuff.

Here are the lyrics:

Fell asleep at the wheel/ that's when time was a meal
Years Ago
Fell asleep in my dress/ stupid, sad scary mess
Years Ago
He sees that it's gone
Woke up when it was bed/ feeling blind and half dead
Years Ago
He sees that it's gone

Yup, yesiree. I'm repeating that death-related theme again - y'know, the one where I cain't really tell people about why it keeps on repeating like this. I dunno. Maybe the tradition I'm borrowing from would say it's okay to 'splain yourself. But I'm not sure.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Eh Pobisseray




This song is weird, in the sense that the backwards version has a different mood than the forwards version. Or, like, this here is the backwards version, and it sounds more major than the forwards version, which sounds more minor. The forwards version is a teeny tiny bit on the dark side, and this backwards version sounds almost celebratory. Although the words "eh pobisseray" are almost a little ominous sounding. 

Technically speaking, the guy with the mustache actually just has a receding hairline, rather than male pattern baldness, per se. However, I drew him as a pattern-baldness guy because it's easier to draw bald men than men with hair.

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Dude, I'm reposting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe link again, in case you want to give 'em any money. Here's why: it looks like that fucking fucking fucking fucking damn pipeline is gonna be built. So here's the link, so you can give 'em money so they can buy bottled water when their water source gets contaminated. http://standingrock.org/

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fear With Goat

This song is called "Fear With Goat." This one's got a lot of tritones in it because that one dude talking has tritones in his speech stream. Or, no, I guess it's just one tritone, now that I think of it. Tritones are weird.


Here's what it sounds like if you play it backwards. (Um, well, I cheated again and changed the timing of the vocal/guitar/bass/keyboard tracks, relative to the rhythm/sampled-dude tracks. Y'know, so they'll all match up, time-wise, and all that.)


It's actually a weird version of I dont talk to NDNs, which I originally posted back in 2015 at some point.

The lyrics are something along the lines of:

Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

We're stupid things/ we're stupid things/ God, what have we done?
We're stupid things/ we're stupid things/ God, what have we done?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

Someone said we're from another planet and they think we're dumb
And that we should go away so they can have fun
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

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Edit: um, yeah, I wasn't as accurate on the syllables of the words as I wanted to be. Poopity poop. I'm not sure why some songs are easier to figure out than others. Fart.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Two Versions of Time Goes With It



Time Goes With It Weird

Oh, my stars, I just realized that I'd never posted the original, forward-facing version of the Pweetnyath song (the song from 1-6-17: PWETNYAT). The original one is called Time Goes With It, and it was written sometime in 2015. When I took the samples of the 2 dudes talking, the mustache-guy was saying "would you like some turpentine to go with it?" But if you lop off the "would you like some turp," you end up with something that sounds like "time go with it," which formed the basis of that original song.

Then, the song called "Time Goes With It Weird," is what that "Pweetnyath" song sounds like when you play it backwards.  Actually, I cheated a little when I mixed down the Pweetnyath" song, in that I cut out the vocal part in the bridge that translates to "he sees that it's gone" when you turn it around. I did that cuz it sounded all dumb and out of sync with everything else. But it works okay when you turn it around and make it into the weird version of Time Goes With It.

Crap, I hope all this isn't all confusing. Sometimes I have trouble describing backwards versions of forwards songs and backwards versions of backwards songs, which are actually just weird versions of forwards songs.

Oh, yeah, and crap. Oh, fuck. There's yet more bullshit going on with that dumb pipeline, so if you wanna donate to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, here's the link again:
http://standingrock.org/

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ear Menner Singing Fear Fat



Here's this week's song. As I promised last week, this week's song is the backwards version of last week's song. I think, in this case, the backwards version is kinda similar, mood-wise, to the original one, but maybe slightly less depressing cuz it's got an almost sacred feel to it.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Everything Is In Between



Oh, my, this week's song is in English. I was initially a little bummed out cuz the lyrics sounded too general to me. (Or, you know, not about something specific, like I usually like to do). But it actually turned out to be a pretty good portrayal of depression. Or maybe it's more like a song about how depressing the world is. That might be what it is.

Stay tuned for next week's song, cuz it'll be the backwards version of this week's song. I actually like the performance in the backwards one a wee bit better. Yesiree.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pweetnyath



This song's called Pweetnyath. It's another weird, backwards version of a song from that rock opera I did about a year ago. Or, wow, more than a year ago now. I'm old. This is one of those songs where the mood of the forwards version of it and the backwards version are kind of the same. (That's not always the case). I'll have to play the turned-around version for you at some point. The "they wouldn't ask you" guy is a really minor character. That's why this is the first time there's been a picture of him on here.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Backwards Versions of Scoops Out and Not Official Capacity





I'm outta town for the holidays, so I don't have access to my recording equipment stuff, so I'm posting some stuff I already have. These 2 songs are what some of the recent songs sound like if you play them backwards. The first one is that "Not Official Capacity" song if you turn it around backwards. It's actually that "Million" song I recorded a little over a year ago. The lyrics are:

(We gotta talk about your dad)
A million years to get to their story/ a million years to get to this day/ the sun got lost and it was forgotten/ his eyes are sad, the sky's turning grey
A million stories that were forgotten/ a million stories from yesterday/ the thing that got recovered was broken/ his eyes are sad, the sky's turning grey
A million miles and it is a desert/ the thing that got forgot yesterday/ a million times to make it not broken/ his eyes are sad, the sky's turning grey
A million years to get to their story/ a million years to get to this day/ the sun got lost and it was forgotten/ his eyes are sad, the sky's turning grey
(he sees that it's gone)




Then if you turn Scoops Out backwards, it turns into a weird version of Grassroots (or Wake Me Up In the Middle of the Road). The lyrics (they're a bit harder to understand in this one) are:

(Grass roots, yeah, us grassroots people)
I'm a blade of grass/ growing through the cracks/ I'm a blade of grass/ In the middle of the middle of the...
Wake me up in the middle of the road
I was having fun / in the middle of the / maybe I should run / in the middle of the middle of the...
Wake me up in the middle of the road
Maybe I should run / stupid scary sun / making me have fun / in the middle of the middle of the....
Wake me up in the middle of the road

(Yeah, I had a wee bit of a harder time with the word enunciation stuff on this one than usual; dunno why this one was harder' usual.)

But, on the other hand, I was kinda proud of this recording because if you turn it backwards you don't have to mess with the timing of the rhythm tracks, relative to the guitar/bass/keyboard/vocals tracks, in order to make it all match up, rhythm-wise. But I did have to do that on the Millions one. Yesiree.

It's all weird, man, cuz I guess, in a sense, I've outed myself, all the way, in terms of how I derived these weird, cryptic songs. It's just me plain-old figuring out how to perform my regular songs backwards. Now that the mystique has been removed from this whole thing, I wonder what people'll think. It's weird, and I kind of have mixed feelings about the whole process of outing myself. On the one hand, I kinda liked the idear of it being somewhat of a mystery, how those weird songs came about. But on the other hand, I felt like a little bit of a jerk for being all weird and secretive about it. And also, I kinda wanted people to hear what these sound like when you turn 'em around. Like, I wanted to give people the opportunity to hear how close I got to the original songs, and all that. I dunno, man.

But in any event, I'm gonna keep on doing it, because it's fun and weird and cool, too.

It's kinda fittin' that the last post of 2016 has a weird version of the Million song in it, cuz it's such a sad song about loss and stuff. It's fittin' cuz this was such a sad year. But there was good stuff, too, on a personal note. 2016 had bad and good stuff to it. It had both.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mion Sam Neh Neeoos Neh Hurrah Hurrah Heedamooin



This song's called Mion Sam Neh Neeoos Neh Hurrah Hurrah Heedamooin. Again, I apologize for my perseveration on that repeating death-related theme. I actually did this song a while back but wasn't happy with certain parts, so re-recorded the parts I wasn't happy with. I dunno if I'm much happier with them, though. I guess this song's a bit dark, but it might be hard to tell because this is another one of those weird ones. No, but I mean, the reason these songs repeat certain things so much is cuz I wrote somewhat of a rock-opera thingy a little more'n a year ago, and the repeating theme is the main theme-thingy of the opera thingy. Or, like, if you turn the song around backwards, then you hear that main theme. Yesiree.

Like, the guys in the picture up there are the 2 main characters of the rock-opera-thingy. (But I didn't make them up).

Friday, December 16, 2016

Not Official Capacity




Here's this week's song. It's called Not Official Capacity because that's sorta what the backwards-guy sounds like he's saying. I'm trying to think of what genre of music this one reminds me of. I think it might be reminiscent of some sort of Celtic-Warrior-ish music. But I could foolin' myself on that one.




Weird Version of Asshole So

This is what last week's song sounds like if you play it backwards. Actually if you were to play last week's entry backwards, you'd find out the rhythm and vocal/keyboard/bass tracks aren't all the way sync'ed up. So I had to fuck around with the timing of the tracks, and move'em around relative to each other, in order to make it sound right.

I'm realizing that if people've been following this blog for a while, the description of last week's song might've been confusing  because I said Charlie meowed on it. And people who've been following this blog for a while might remember the entry where I said Charlie had died. Fortunately, I was able to record Baby Charlie meowing with my iPad video recorder thingy a few months before she passed. That's what I used for the meows.

Letsee here. So, like, this is the weird version of "What an Asshole You Got For a Dad." It's a song about a man who berates himself for dropping a cake. It's Herbie's cake.

The lyrics are:
What an asshole you got for a dad
He got sad cuz he dropped Herbie's cake
Can't forgive his stupid dumb mistake
And he knows that he drank too much gin
That explains the mess that he got in
What an asshole you got for a dad
He sees that it's gone

Friday, December 9, 2016

Weird Asshole Song




Here's another one of those weird songs. The drunk-guy-talking-backwards is the same one as last week. The song's got "asshole" in the title cuz the drunk guy thinks of himself as an asshole because he accidentally dropped a cake. I guess you can't tell from the song that that's the case. But I'm considering posting another version of the song next week that'll make all that stuff more clear, and stuff.

I apologize, again, for perseverating on that one theme; like usual, there's not much I can say about it, except that it has something to do with death.

I included a picture of the kitties because Baby Charlie (the one closest to the camera) is all cute and meows twice in the song.