Friday, September 22, 2017

Nut N(g)ishaw Nih Earth Off Tyaw Tyearg Uth Kyall Dyah



This is the backwards version of next week's song. The picture of the guys crying has to do with the fact that next week's song has crying-ness in it. I mean, these guys aren't in the actual song cuz it's about another guy.  Sort of. I went ahead and scanned some of the rest of the page that the crying guys are on, cuz I happened to draw them on the piece of paper where I printed up the lyrics of this here song.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Have Lots of Fun




Yeah, I actually got this song from a dream. Corky and Verdell are hanging out in the spirit world, when Mogie suddenly appears. Verdell's all confused because he didn't know Mogie had died. Mogie admits that he died of alcoholism, but that's okay cuz now the three of them are together and they can have lots of fun. In the song, Verdell tells Mogie that he wants them to help Corky get a message to his mom that he's okay.

The sampled guys are Mogie (saying "hey, you rank old bugger") and Verdell laughing. I guess that's how they greet each other in Heaven.


As usual, here's the song from last week if you play it backwards.

For anyone new to this blog, this album's based on the movie, Skins. (Spoiler Alert). It follows this character, Corky Red Tail, into the afterlife (cuz he gets murdered in the beginning of the movie). Then he's joined by Mogie and Verdell, who both die of alcoholism in one way or another. The three of them work together to try to get a message to Corky's mom that he's okay in the afterlife.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Nuff Fuh Stall Vah




Here's the backwards version of next week's song. The picture kinda sorta doesn't necessarily apply directly to this here song, though. See, when I listen to next week's song, I imagine the 3 narrators of it marching in place, as they sing. It's one of those happy, marching-in-place sorts of songs. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Message




In short: this is a song sung from the point of view of a dead guy. He wants to get a message to his mom that he's okay in the spirit world.

This is the song where I found out what the Corky Red Tail album is about*. See, when I wrote this song, I'd written the first couple songs, and I knew the album was basically about a dead guy who was trying to communicate with living people to get them to do something for him. But before writing this song, I hadn't known yet what the dead guy (Corky) wanted the living to do for him. Then this song told me what the album was about. It's about how Corky wants to get a message to his mom that he's okay in the spirit world.

He starts trying to communicate with Rudy, the cop, cuz old Rudy's a reliable man. See, the sampled dude talking, he's telling Rudy, "Maybe he entered your brain" meaning, he thinks Iktomi the trickster spider was tryin' to enter Rudy's brain when he got hit on the head with a rock. But in the weird universe of this death-album, it's actually Corky tryin' to communicate with old Rudy. But he doesn't know how to talk to Rudy, so he tries hitting him with a rock.

Actually, I'm not sure why he hits him with a rock. I think I'd have to ask Corky why he thought that hitting Rudy with a rock would get a message to his mom that he's okay. I'm guessing he thought that if he yelled the message while hitting Rudy with the rock, the weird lapse in consciousness caused by him getting hit on the head with the rock would open his brain to communications from the spirit world, which often to require an altered state of consciousness. That's probably what Corky had in mind. It didn't work.

As usual, this is what last week's song would sound like if you turned it around backwards (and dorked with the timing of the tracks to make the rhythm match up with the vocals/guitars/etc).

*For any newcomers to this blog, this song's part of a weird rock opera thingy based on the movie, Skins. [Spoiler Alert]: There's a character, Corky Red Tail, who dies early on in the movie, and this album follows him into the afterlife, where he ends up teaming up with the spirits of 2 guys who also die in the movie (Verdell and Mogie) (they both die of alcohol dependence in one way or another). Corky, Verdell, and Mogie work on gettin' the message to Corky's mom that he's okay in the spirit world.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Take The Dog Out




This is the backwards version of next week's song. It's another one of those backwards songs that has words in English (in this case: "take the dog out.") It's actually odd that I haven't posted next week's song yet, because it's one of the more important songs on the Corky album. It's the song that spells out, for the listener, just what this Death Album is all about. Yesiree.

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."