Friday, June 23, 2017

Ton Did Eat Caffert Amazoin




This here song is the backwards version of the first song on the death album thingy I'm working on. The forwards version of this song makes me think of a sunrise, so that's why there's that picture there. I wanted it to have those pretty sunrise types of colors, but my drawling program doesn't have those colors.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Help Me Blow The Nose Off George Washington At Rushmore



Oh, dear, how do I explain this one? In the rock opera/death-album thingy I'm working on, Corky and Verdell, up in Heaven, are trying to communicate with Mogie, who's Verdell's best friend. (Mogie's still alive at this point). They're trying to tell Mogie to vandalize the giant George Washington statue at Mount Rushmore. Like, they just want him to paint something weird on his face (you'll find out what it is at the end). But Mogie mis-interprets the message and thinks it's about blowing off George Washington's nose with dynamite or something like that.

Let'see here...the first part of the song is from Mogie's point of view, and the second is Corky talkin' to Mogie. Like, Mogie wants to know what spirit is talking to him, and then Corky answers by singing his death-song.

I thought my performance sucked in the backwards version, so I'm gonna go ahead and post it here along with the forwards version. That way, you don't have to hear something that sucks all by itself, and have nothing else to go with it.

 This is what the backwards one sounds like when it's turned around (although I had to mess with the timing of the rhythm track, relative to the rest of 'em to make it match up).

Friday, June 9, 2017

Verdell's Song




Here's the next song from that weird rock opera/death-album thingy I'm working on. This one's from the point of view of that character, Verdell, who was the drunk guy in "Spirit of the Bottle." When old Verdell dies and goes to Heaven (or the afterlife or whatever you wanna call it), and he tells Corky all about his life. He admits that the first time he took a drink, he immediately fell into alcoholism and it screwed up his life.


Weird Verdell's Song

Heres's last week's song when you play it backwards.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Meow




MEOWMEOW

This is the backwards version of next week's song. My favorite part is the part with the meows in it. I think this song has a more Germanic Oom-Pah-Pah feel to it than the forwards one. But I might be wrong about that.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I'll Be In Tomorrow





(Update: the mix I originally posted of this song sounded like ass, so I just replaced it with a different mix.)

This is the front-wards version of last week's song. Just to refresh y'all, I'm writin' a rock opera thingy about this character in the movie, Skins, who dies at the beginning of the movie. Most of the story I'm writin' is all made up; it's, like, I'm guessing what happens to the character (his name is Corky) in the afterlife. (In the movie, you just see him dead - you don't see anything about him being in the afterlife).

In this song, Corky's trying to communicate to this character named Rudy, who is debating whether or not he wants to go to work the next day. In the song, Corky tries to get him to go to work because his mom's house is on the way to Rudy's work, and Corky wants to get him to stop by and cheer up his mom, cuz his mom's all sad and stuff.

This song sorta demonstrates how when spirits communicate with living beings, often the living beings confuse the messages from the spirits for their own thoughts. As such, Rudy thinks he's deciding to go to work, when really it's Corky telling him to go to work.

I mean, Rudy doesn't stop by Corky's mom's house in the movie (although he could have). This is a song about something I made up in my head. This is probably one of the weirder albums I've done, in that I'm making up stuff that could have happened behind the scenes of an actual movie.

One thing I like about this track is that it starts with me saying "shut up," and it's all in tune with the song, so it sounds like I'm singing it. I'm saying shut up cuz there's this annoying dog that lives downstairs, and sometimes his dumb barks end up on my vocal tracks. So I was sayin' shut up cuz that dog was barking before I hit "record."


Oops - I forgot to post the version where I take last week's song and play it backwards when I posted this yesterday. Here it is!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Reepasid / Singing Yard




Here's the backwards version of the song I'm planning on posting next week. It's kind of wild when some of the words of these backwards tunes turn out to be in English. My favorite line from this one is: "Eat slowly - we take care with singing yard." Ha ha ha.  But, now that I think about it, it is good advice to eat slowly, and to take care with a singing yard. I mean, if a yard was gonna sing to you, it would be a good idea to take care of yourself, while you listened to it sing.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Supermarket




This is the forwards-version of the song from last week. I'm posting 2 mixes, cuz "SUPERMKT" sounds good in headphones and on these little speakers I have; but it sounds like ass on my car stereo. The second mix - well, I dunno how it sounds on my car stereo, but it sounds like ass in my headphones.

Anyway, this is the song that sorta establishes the milieu of this rock opera/death-album thingy. The main character, Corky, he works at a supermarket, and he likes workin' there. He also likes to smoke lots of weed.

When I listened to the song after recording it, I realized in retrospect, that out of context, it might sound like it's making fun of people who work at supermarkets. I would be a real jerk if I wrote a song like that. I'd go to hell when I died, if I wrote a song making fun of people who work at supermarkets - so I just wanted to provide that bit o' clarification, so that people wouldn't misinterpret this here song.

Nope, it's just a song about a dude who works at a supermarket and he likes working there, an he also likes smoking weed.  (That's his voice, saying "find everything okay?")


This is last week's song when you turn it around backwards. Yesiree.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tekram




This is another backwards version of a song from that new death album I'm working on. In this case, I took a sample of a weird sounding drone-y thing from this soundtrack Linkin Park did called Mall. And then there's a sample of the main character of that very same death-album I'm workin' on, talking. He's just talking about regular stuff. But it's all backwards. Next week, I'll post the forwards version of this very same song.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What'Ja Stop By For/Spirit of the Bottle



Alrighty, this week's song is what last week's song would sound like if you performed it backwards. Like, it's another one of those songs in the new death-album I'm working on. I'm finding that it's easier for me to get my nerves up to publish these songs if I perform 'em backwards first and post the backwards versions first.

In this song, Corky, that kid who got killed, he's in the spirit world, and he's, like, trying to communicate with people in the land of the living. See, there's this drunk guy, (the one in the sample who sez "what'ja stop by for?") He's just this regular old drunk guy. And, well, y'know how some people think there're spirits in alcoholic beverages? Which is why they're called "spirits?" Y'know? Well, Corky decides to pretend to be one of those alcohol-spirits in an attempt to communicate with Verdell (that's the name of the drunk guy).

Oh, yeah, and here's last week's song, if you literally turn it around backwards. I cain't recall if I had to cheat an mess around the timing to make the tracks sync up or not. Nope, cain't remember.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Oregano



 In honor of yesterday, which was 420-day, here's a song called Oregano. Cuz, y'know, sometimes people get oregano and pot mixed up. Next week, I'll post the song that this one sounds like when you turn it backwards.

 ...and oh, heck, I mean to post this one last week. It's the song from week-before-last, when you turn it around. (Which ends up being a weird version of last week's song). Sorry 'bout the bridge, though. I sorta messed that up, cuz it was all perfect, but when I messed with the timing of the vocal/guitar/bass tracks to make 'em match up with the rhythm, the bridge vocals got all outta sync.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Corky Red Tail's Death Song




Alrighty, I got my nerve up to post this here song. (It's the forwards version of last week's song). It's another one of those songs from the new Rock Opera/Death Album that I'm workin' on.

Basically, the synopsis is: there's this character named Corky Red Tail who dies in the beginning of the movie, Skins. This rock opera-thingy basically follows the dude into the afterlife (which ain't covered in the movie, itself). It's all about poor Corky's adventures in the afterlife and all that.

Basically, in this song, Corky got killed so fast that he didn't have time to sing his Death Song.

I learned about death songs from reading Louise Erdrich, who sez Ojibwe people have death songs - songs you're supposed to sing right before you die. A death song is sorta like a calling card so folks in the spirit world know you're comin'. (I hope I said that accurately). Anyway, Corky, well, he's Sioux and not Ojibwe, but I'm almost certain that Sioux people have death songs, too. (Or at least I've heard of Sioux people singing death songs).

Anyway, Corky gets to the spirit world and is all bummed out that he didn't get to sing his death song before he died. But then he realizes the spirits can hear him just fine, so he decides to sing it. The last part of the song is his death song. Cool-beans.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Threshold




This is another one of those backwards songs, but in this case, I haven't published the forwards one yet. That's cuz I got all attached to it, and I thought I'd get all sad if I posted it and nobody liked it. So I recorded the backwards version of it today so I could get it sorta out there. I'll probably publish the forwards version next week, cuz maybe having the backwards version already out there'll help me get my nerves up, and all that. In this case, the backwards version has a more liturgical feel to it than the forwards version. Yesiree. This here backwards song has kind of a dark ending, but that's cuz the original one has a dark beginning.