Friday, August 18, 2017

Geez, You Can Trust Me



Just in case there're any newcomers to this here blog: This is another one of those rock opera/death album songs. The album's based on the movie Skins, and it follows this character, Corky, who dies in the beginning of the movie, into the afterlife.

This week's song is about Verdell, the alcoholic guy who dies and joins Corky in the afterlife. He's tellin' Corky that he can get his friend, Mogie (who's still alive) to help them make a sign to show Corky's mother that he's alright. He's all explainin' how Mogie's a joker, and Verdell can influence him to play a big old practical joke that'll end up being that sign. (The samples are Verdell sayin' "geez, you can trust me," and Corky thanking him for bein' trustworthy ("alright, thanks").

Verdell's plan is to get Mogie to vandalize the George Washington bust on Rushmore, like, painting him so he looks like he's crying (which will remind Corky's mother of a picture of George Washington crying that Corky drew when he was a kid). That'll be the sign that Corky's alright.

Weird geez u can trust me
Here's last week's song played backwards, which makes a weird version of this week's song.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Snake Y'rold


As usual, this is the backwards version of next week's song. Next week's one is a Corky death album song from a while back; I'm not sure why it took me so long to backwards it. This backwards song is 1. really different from the forwards one, mood-wise and 2. one of those backwards songs I wouldn't've been able to think of, if I was just trying to make up a song.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chester Bennington, Part II




It was 2 weeks ago that I woke up in the morning with a song from a dream and wrote it down. I thought, cool, this'll be my next song on the Corky Red Tail album. Then that afternoon, I found out about Chester Bennington dying, and I got all sad. So I recorded that first song of the 3 up there - the first part of it is the stuff I got from the dream that was supposed to go on the Corky album, and the second is that general death-related theme I've done a bunch in the past. I wanted to sing that second part, in order to mark the sadness of the occasion. I guess that song is the first song of the next album I'm gonna work on, which'll be a requiem album for Chester Bennington.

The next 2 songs are samples from "Leave Out All The Rest" with the death song from the Corky album layered on top. I got Chester Bennington in there singing, cuz I wanted to pay tribute to him. I just hope it doesn't look like I'm stealing that song or appropriating it or anything. I just wanted to pay tribute to Chester Bennington. But, in any event, I won't make any money offa these songs, so maybe it doesn't matter all that much.

Actually, the the AFTERMYD one has a sample from Skins along with the Chester/LP one; it sounded kind of nifty, how the Native American guys singing in the movie go well with the Linkin Park sample.

As the picture suggests, these songs are the result of the 2 albums I'm workin' on crashing into each other and creating these weird, hybrid songs. Or something along those lines. But I"ll get back to doing backwards songs next week. And workin' on that Corky album, too. Alongside the new one. Yesiree.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Please Help Us



Here's the next song in the rock opera/death-album thingy I'm working on. In it, Corky, Verdell, and Mogie are all up in Heaven telling Rudy he's gotta do something for them. Like I said last week, I got this here song from a dream, yesiree.

 This is last week's song if you played it backwards, which makes a weird version of this week's song.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chester Bennington / Urrdknow


I'm posting a picture of really sad guys because I found out about Chester Bennington dying today. Oh, holy fuck, I'm sad. Linkin Park has been my favorite band since 2013. Fuckity fuck. This new album I'm working on? All the songs on it have samples from Linkin Park songs in the little electronic loop thingies I make. I've been thinking it was kind of funny that this album employs a combination of samples from the movie, Skins, and from the band, Linkin Park, because the 2 seem unrelated. The only relationship between the 2 is that one's my favorite band and the other's my favorite movie.

Now I'm all sad. I mean, ever since I started listening to Linkin Park, I've always thought, "I wonder what their next album is going to sound like." It's so fucked up to think that there're not going to be any more albums with Chester Bennington singing on them. It's so fucked up to think about Chester Bennington not being here any more. I'm still in a state of stunned disbelief because I only found out an hour and a half ago.

So I got a picture of sad dudes. They're the characters in one of the graphic novels I'm working on. Shit, I was going to say that the only connection between the dudes in the picture and Chester Bennington's death is the fact that the dudes are sad. But now that I'm thinking of it...guess what music I listen to when I'm working on those graphic novels? Linkin Park. I put 'em on my itunes and let it scramble the music up, so I hear Linkin Park songs all day long in random order.

Shit, it's so fucked up. I mean, really? It's always sad to find out about some great musician dying. But it's extra special fucked up to find out that it's the lead singer in your favorite band in all the world. Fuckity fuck.

Anyway, here's the song for this week. As usual, it's me performing next week's song backwards. Yup, the loop thingy on it is Linkin Park. I think it was from one of the songs on Recharged. I took that sample and played around with the pitch so it made a weird melody. Actually, the sample is backwards because this is a backwards song week. But next week, you'll get to hear the forwards version.

 I took an excerpt from the original song I derived this song from (but played backwards). (Or, like, this is a snippet of next week's song, played backwards). Here's why. Every once in a while, when I turn my songs around backwards in Audacity or Sound Edit, in order to figure out how to perform 'em backwards, some of the vocals sound like they're in English. There's a bit of that taking place in this excerpt.

See, I got the original song from a dream. In the dream, I was playing one of my regular songs that had been turned around backwards in Audacity or SoundEdit. And it had these haunting-sounding words in English comin' out. I woke up and wrote down the song. It was wild, because when I played the regular song backwards, I found that this stretch had the same feeling as that dream. It's like the dream sorta came true.

Friday, July 14, 2017

You Don't Look Yourself



Here's what last week's song would sound like if you played it backwards. As I mentioned last week, this one has that recurring theme from the other death album - it's that "He Sees That It's Gone" theme. This song's from the point of view of Rudy, the cop guy, who's all sad about Corky dyin' and all. This song's all about how Rudy ain't feelin' like himself; and this medicine-man dude makes an observation that Rudy doesn't look like himself because of that.

The reason Rudy is feelin' all funky and weird is cuz Corky's spirit is trying to communicate with him. It's like Rudy has an inkling that something like that might be happening because he sez "I don't know what proportion of the variance of my mind is me." As in, he's not sure which of his thoughts actually belong to him, and which thoughts are being inserted by some spirit.

Here's last week's song when you play it backwards, which makes a weird version of this week' song.

Okie dokie - here's the song I meant to post 2 weeks ago. It's the backwards version of the song from 3 weeks ago, and the weird version of the song from 2 weeks ago.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Flessree Coat No Dwee




Crap, I'll probably have to wait till next week to publish the weird version of last week's song. But here's this week's one. That recurring theme from 2015's death-album recurs in this song. I figured I'd stick it in there cuz this song involves one of the main characters from the previous death-album. It's sorta like Death Album 2017 is shaking hands with Death Album 2015. I actually recorded the original song a few months ago (but this is the backwards version, which I recorded a week ago). The picture is of the 2 talking guys - it sounds like they're saying "you redneck" and "a sweet memory."

Friday, June 30, 2017

No As a Matter of Fact He Did Not




Here's the forwards version of last week's song. It's actually the general introduction to the rock opera/death-album thingy I'm working on. The sampled guys are the police chief dude asking Rudy if Corky hung around with trouble makers (this is cuz they're trying to figure out who murdered Corky).

The person singing is good old Corky. Like, he's singing about how nice it would be to go to a place with certain characteristics (singing cats and people smoking pot). Then he alludes to how later on he dies and actually does go that place (the spirit world/Heaven/the afterlife).

I got this one from a dream; a lot of these album songs are from dreams. That's why the lyrics are kinda weird ("I'd like to be a place" rather than "I'd like to be in a place"). But I thought the dream lyrics sounded cool cuz they were dream-like.

I'll get back to you either next week or the week after with the weird version of this song (the backwards one turned around). I need to do that thingy where I sync up the vocal/guitar/bass tracks with the rhythm ones. I forgot to do that, and then I turned off the computer I do that on. Poop.

(For new comers to this here blog - this rock opera thingy is derived from the movie, Skins - it follows this dude who died into the afterlife). (There's a better description a few entries ago).

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.