This song's called Master Procrastinator. It's kinda abstract...I think it's about a guy who has sorta trickster-ish characteristics. I'm not sure how happy I am with the recording, though. But I can redo it at some point if I want.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
I'm posting this song in memory of my Baby Charlie, who went to Heaven this week. I hadn't originally posted the song back when I first recorded it because I was afraid people were getting tired of that theme I was perseverating on. Y'know, the recurring theme that runs throughout that album I finished about a year ago. But, I like the song, itself. It's about a man who drops a cake. He drops Herbie's cake. Then he berates himself for it (i.e., calls himself an asshole). The reason I'm posting it in memory of my cat is because she meows twice in the song - near the beginning and then near the end of the song. I mean, even if the song had sucked, having Charlie in it would have made it cool no matter what.
I've recorded some newer songs, but I gotta re-do the vocals because they suck. I'll get those out there as soon as I can.
Friday, August 26, 2016
This first song I got from a dream this morning. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be about alcohol.
This song is another one of those cryptic ones. It's, I guess, about um, what might happen if fear had purple neon crosswalks. (Except it's pronounced "crosswark").
Friday, August 19, 2016
Here's another one of those cryptic songs. This one's a dark one, I guess you could say. It feels like a dark one, or it has a darkish flavor to it. The dudes sound like they're saying "Madame Hoserstucken." and "Your life and the lessons for which nyinndimooid." (Or something along those lines).
Sunday, August 14, 2016
This is a song about a dude, well, I think it's about Iktomi the Lakota trickster figure (the dude on the left in the picture). And he smokes lots of pot, cuz Blue Dream is his medicine. He's sad cuz the world got mean. And then I repeat that "he sees that it's gone" theme again. I cain't tell you why I do that so much, except that it has something to do with death. That's about it.
Friday, August 5, 2016
The first song is a song I got from a dream this morning. It's kind of surreal and abstract cuz of the dream-like nature of it. It's a song about depressed freeways. And about a person with depression singing about depressed freeways.
This is one of those cryptic songs. Just one more cryptic song to go before I'm done with the whole cryptic album. And then I'll be able to tell y'all what it's about.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Backwards in reality
The picture for this song is of 2 guys comin' to terms with their fucked up reality. It sorta goes with this song. I guess so.
I had a dream about a week ago, where I knew I was dreaming. In the dream, I knew that in real life, I wanted to get up relatively early, so I wanted to wake myself up and look at my alarm clock. But every time I thought I'd woken myself up, I discovered I was still dreaming! (Like, I knew, cuz my bedroom had weird stuff in it that's not there in real life). I was gettin' real frustrated. Then I heard this song playing and I was able to wake myself up and write it down. Well okay, actually, the 2nd part of this song was what started playing. I tacked on the first part after the fact.
In tacking on the first part, I was attempting to make a symmetrical song - y'know, if you play it backwards, it would be the same as if you played if frontwards. Here're the 2 versions. Although I had to cheat with the backwards one - the different tracks didn't really sync up the way I wanted them to, so I had to shift some of them slightly forward, timewise, and others backwards, timewise.
And then, I was thinking about how depressed I was with the outcome of the poopy primary election. I ended up impulsively writing a song about how Bernie got screwed. And then, WHOOPS, I realized the melody of the verse is a plagiarization of the verse of the "You're In Reality" song. Whoops-a-daisy. The good thing is, ha ha, it's probably not illegal if it's a plagiarization of your own work.
Okay, yeah. I'm sure some people'll get all offended by this song cuz lots of people don't think there was election fraud, despite what seems like pretty strong evidence. In any event, even if there was no election fraud, Bernie still got screwed, cuz no one can dispute the fact that lots of people didn't get to vote (people in Brooklyn, people in AZ who didn't have time to spend hours in line, people in CA who got their registration switched, etc). I mean, if Hillary won fair and square, I'd be all, okay, that's the outcome. That's what the people wanted. I'd be able to just plain accept that reality.
But the fact is, we'll NEVER know if Bernie woulda won if everybody got a chance to vote. That sucks.
I'm realizin' a couple things after the fact about these 3 here songs. One thing is, if you listen to them back-to-back, they make kind of a nice little mini-symphony thingy. (I dunno if other people'd hear it the same way or not.) The second thing is, oh my, the Bernie song really wants to have a bridge. I'll add a bridge as soon as I come up with one and then repost it at some point.
Friday, July 15, 2016
This new song's called "Juan? Homer-Willing!"
It's very odd; this here blog had 95 page views yesterday, and then 0 today. Whuh? That's just plain odd.
Anyway....this is the next in that series of weird, cryptic songs. I think I have 2 more to go before I'm all-the-way-done with this here project. Fartknockers.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
This song's called Beverage Boy, which makes it sound like it might be a regular song, but it's not. It's another one of those experimenal weird ones, where a lot of it is not in English (but some of it is). The part about the Beverage Boy getting angry at the Luggage-Gun Company is in English. That's kind of funny.
Anywayyyyyy....this is part of that weird project. I have 3 more songs before before I come outta the closet about what this album is about. Maybe that'll be in a month or so.
The picture is an excerpt from one of the graphic novels I'm working on. I thought it went well with the song, since it's called Beverage Boy, and the picture is of guys drinking beer.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Here's another one of those cryptic songs....it's hard to tell (cuz of its cryptic nature), but it's sung from the point of view of Iktomi. He's the guy on the left in the picture. The guy on the right is Nanabush.
(If you lookit that comic strip below, you'll see that the dude wearing glasses was originally Nanapush, a Louise Erdrich character. He underwent a change of identity in the new book I'm writin', and now he's Iktomi. The picture up above, that's an excerpt from the new book. Poopity poop poop poop).
Friday, June 24, 2016
It's the best because Daisy wrote it.
(Beware, there's a loud clunk in the middle of it - if yer listening on headphones, make sure the volume isn't too loud so that the clunk doesn't hurt your ears).