Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Here's the song I wrote this weekend. It's really, really short.
It's one of those thing where, with I'm Almost Hating Her, I know what the song's about, and yet I sort of don't, at the same time. I guess I do know what it's about, but I'm not sure how much I've experienced it, myself, so I'm not sure if that's what it's about or not.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Me and my bandmate played a show in our incarnation as DeadPan Alley a few weeks ago, and that was nice, man. But it's funny, cuz the song that everybody in the audience liked, we didn't really expect. I mean, we thought people'd like it fine, but we didn't expect such a huge response to it. It's cuz it was a funny song, you know, about how freakish your ex boyfriends can soemtimes be and that's nice enuff, I guess. I mean, people identify with songs about freakish ex-boyfriends.
The funny thing is that one song, The Devil is Dead, I don't think that'll ever get much of a response from audiences, even though as soon as I wrote that song, I felt like it'd be okay if I dropped dead tomorrow, cuz I've written the song I've been meanin' to write for ten million years, man. It's a 5-sided song, and that's a nice thing, too, cuz if you put 12 of them together, you get a dodecohedron, and that's a good thing. That's a very good thing. It made me think, and now I'm gonna sound unintentionally narcissistic here, it made me think o' Mozart and how, at least in the movie, Amadeus, he was very unpopular in his time, cuz his music was ahead o' his time. and the same with Van Gogh, how he was all unpopular, too, and never sold any paintings, and the like, and I wonder if a similar thing is true of that old dragon song. Then I think to myself, I don't think there'll ever be a time when this song becomes all popular and stuff, unlike old Mozart and Van Gogh, because, well, it's a song about a dragon, after all. I mean, dragons are fairly timeless. This song don't belong to any particular time, although it might belong to a particular time if it was in another dimension. But not of this world, not of this world, this song is not of this world, and neither am I.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
East Coast Boy. (Click here to listen). I started writin' that there fine song, um, about, what was it? 1998? Oh, holy FUCK, that's 10 years ago!!!! Man, I'm old. It was originally titled "Seals" and I was never too happy with it, cuz even though it had this totally kick-ass verse, the chorus didn't go with it. They didn't match up. That was back in the days when I wasn't as disciplined about my songwriting as I am now. I usedta just be all loose and loopy, and if the different song-parts didn't match up, that was okay. Now, I try to get myself to stick to a theme throughout the song.
Me and my bandmate worked for a while at coming up with a chorus, and we found that an instrumental chorus worked best. So, there it is. Yay!
Oh, yeah, I also made it so 'nonymous commenters can comment. I'm not sure if I'll leave it that way, cuz my brother's blog allows it and some anonymous dude comes along and poops all over the comment page sometimes. We'll see, man.