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."

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.

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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tathwood



This is last week's song, but backwards; this is another one of those ones where the mood of the backwards one is different than the mood of the forwards one. The forwards one, to me, sounds more minor and has more of an edge to it, whereas this one is more major and less edgy-sounding. It sounds like easy-listening. Y'know, like something your grandparents might like. (Well, maybe not).

 Then this is how it sounds when you turn it around. (I had to cheat again and move the vocal/guitar/bass tracks a wee bit to make 'em match up with the rhythm tracks.

The lyrics are:

Wait, someone killed me, I am dead
This sucks, I am dead
Why did they kill me? I am dead
This sucks, I am dead

They didn't have to do that

I was just looking for some weed
And for my friends that look like me
But, instead, it was those mean guys
Kicked me until I finally died

They didn't have to do that

Oh shit, oh shit, Corky

They didn't have to do that

Friday, March 24, 2017

I Am Dead




Whoops, the shadowy thing at the top of the picture is supposed to be a dead body. It looks more like a weird sausage dog or something.

This week's song is in English. It's, like, one of the songs in the new rock opera thingy I'm writing. I've actually written 4 other songs for it, but I'm too shy to share those ones at the moment. This is a story about a boy named Corky who gets killed and ends up in the spirit world. (It's another of those rock operas that employs samples from the movie, Skins). (I'll say more about what this opera-thingy is about later).

Anyway, this is kinda a hard rock-ish song cuz it expresses the frustration of this poor Corky dude. He's frustrated cuz he got killed and he knows it wasn't necessary to get killed and be all dead and stuff.

Stay tuned for next week's song, cuz it'll be the backwards version of this one. It's Jim-dandy.

Friday, March 17, 2017

CakeNack/ Weird Banjo Song


Well, fuck, Jesus is supposed to be looking to the left, but the picture got all dumb and rotated. Just pretend Jesus is looking to the left (and not looking up at the ceiling).

This is the backwards version of "She Had A Banjo," which I originally published in the summer of 2015 ( BANJO001 ) Hmm, I think it's maybe more solemn sounding than the forwards version, which is kinda bluegrassy.

Here's what it sounds like when you turn it around. Yay.

The lyrics are:

She had a banjo and it did her good

Jesus was listening and he held his breath
He knew the banjo would save her from her death

She had a banjo and it did her good

Jesus was worried and he could not tell
If she's in Heaven or somewhere south of Hell

She had a banjo and it did her good


(I kinda fucked up a little, in that the vocals are, like, 4 beats behind the guitar (I think) in the weird version. That also gives it somewhat of more of a solemn flavor than the original one).

Thursday, March 9, 2017

So Muh Gramma Munuh Miss Uh Everybody Eat A Sofa-Sequin


This is one of those weird backwards songs again. The only reason I have a piano in the illustration is that the original song:  Supposed to be a direct dsc makes me think of a piano. (That one's called: He's Supposed To Be a Direct Descendant of American Horse).  It doesn't have an actual piano in it, but it makes me think of a piano. There's no particular reason for that, I don't think. The melody formed by the dude talking makes me think of Mozart, though, and Mozart makes me think of pianos, so that's probably why.

Here's how the SOFASEQN song sounds when you turn it around backwards. Weird american horse
 Again, I apologize for not getting the enunciation of the words all perfect, but at least you can tell what the lyrics are when you listen to Supposed to be a direct dsc .

Edit: Oh, crap, there's a lyric in the backwards song that has the word "fnag" in it. It might sound, on accident, like I'm saying "fag," but I'd never use that word. No, that's a horrible word I'd never use, so I just wanted to say that, in case anyone heard it and thought I was being mean by using that word. I'd never use it unless I was referring to a stick, which is the original usage of that word. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Backwards Assholedadsong Reprise


Here's the backwards version of last week's song (thankfully sans the buzzing sound). 

Here's what it sounds like if you turn it around. Again, I had to mess with the timing to sync up the vocal/guitar/bass stuff with the rhythm stuff. Also, the sample of the dude talking is throughout this version of it, unlike last week's where he comes in during the grand finale-ish part, if you wanna call it that. 

The words are:
He don't like the feeling/ when he made a bigger mistake/ he don't like the feeling/ of dropping his kid's birthday cake
What An
Herbie ain't too happy/ but it's not the reason you think/ he got really worried/ that his dad got drowned in the drink
What an asshole you got for a dad
We don't know his story/ we don't know why he got wasted/ and he dropped the cake be/fore it could be ever tasted
What an asshole you got for a dad
He sees that it's gone

I must emphasize, this song ain't actually about the dad bein' an asshole. It's about the dad beating up on himself cuz he thinks he's an asshole (but he's not). (Or, at least, I don't think he is, anyway).

Friday, February 24, 2017

Reprise of What An Asshole You Got For A Dad





This week's song is in English, yesiree. It's actually a reprise of the "What An Asshole You Got for a Dad" song. It looks even deeper into the psychology of the dude who drops his son, Herbie's cake. And it looks at what's going through Herbie's head, as well. And it's got, yet again, that death-related theme that keeps on recurring, and all that. Stay tuned for next week's song, cuz it'll be the backwards version of it.

Oh, and, fuck; there's this annoying buzz that showed up on the vocal tracks. I couldn't figure out how to not make my recorder make that buzzing sound; sometimes that dumb sound just shows up. Sorry about that. Poopity poops.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wuh Guh Sri / Years Ago


 



This song's called "Wuh Guh Sri," which is the backwards version of "Years Ago," which I think I posted about a year ago. When I initially heard it, I wondered if it sounded kind of like Arcade Fire. But I dunno; I might be foolin' myself.




I turned it around backwards, and this time around, I didn't manipulate the timing of the tracks, relative to each other, because it worked out this way. But the weird thing is, the timing is off, such that it makes this version sound all upbeat, whereas the original song sounds all heavy and stuff.

Here are the lyrics:

Fell asleep at the wheel/ that's when time was a meal
Years Ago
Fell asleep in my dress/ stupid, sad scary mess
Years Ago
He sees that it's gone
Woke up when it was bed/ feeling blind and half dead
Years Ago
He sees that it's gone

Yup, yesiree. I'm repeating that death-related theme again - y'know, the one where I cain't really tell people about why it keeps on repeating like this. I dunno. Maybe the tradition I'm borrowing from would say it's okay to 'splain yourself. But I'm not sure.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Eh Pobisseray




This song is weird, in the sense that the backwards version has a different mood than the forwards version. Or, like, this here is the backwards version, and it sounds more major than the forwards version, which sounds more minor. The forwards version is a teeny tiny bit on the dark side, and this backwards version sounds almost celebratory. Although the words "eh pobisseray" are almost a little ominous sounding. 

Technically speaking, the guy with the mustache actually just has a receding hairline, rather than male pattern baldness, per se. However, I drew him as a pattern-baldness guy because it's easier to draw bald men than men with hair.

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Dude, I'm reposting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe link again, in case you want to give 'em any money. Here's why: it looks like that fucking fucking fucking fucking damn pipeline is gonna be built. So here's the link, so you can give 'em money so they can buy bottled water when their water source gets contaminated. http://standingrock.org/

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fear With Goat

This song is called "Fear With Goat." This one's got a lot of tritones in it because that one dude talking has tritones in his speech stream. Or, no, I guess it's just one tritone, now that I think of it. Tritones are weird.


Here's what it sounds like if you play it backwards. (Um, well, I cheated again and changed the timing of the vocal/guitar/bass/keyboard tracks, relative to the rhythm/sampled-dude tracks. Y'know, so they'll all match up, time-wise, and all that.)


It's actually a weird version of I dont talk to NDNs, which I originally posted back in 2015 at some point.

The lyrics are something along the lines of:

Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

We're stupid things/ we're stupid things/ God, what have we done?
We're stupid things/ we're stupid things/ God, what have we done?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

Someone said we're from another planet and they think we're dumb
And that we should go away so they can have fun
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?
Were human things/we're human things/ what do we think we are?

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Edit: um, yeah, I wasn't as accurate on the syllables of the words as I wanted to be. Poopity poop. I'm not sure why some songs are easier to figure out than others. Fart.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Two Versions of Time Goes With It



Time Goes With It Weird

Oh, my stars, I just realized that I'd never posted the original, forward-facing version of the Pweetnyath song (the song from 1-6-17: PWETNYAT). The original one is called Time Goes With It, and it was written sometime in 2015. When I took the samples of the 2 dudes talking, the mustache-guy was saying "would you like some turpentine to go with it?" But if you lop off the "would you like some turp," you end up with something that sounds like "time go with it," which formed the basis of that original song.

Then, the song called "Time Goes With It Weird," is what that "Pweetnyath" song sounds like when you play it backwards.  Actually, I cheated a little when I mixed down the Pweetnyath" song, in that I cut out the vocal part in the bridge that translates to "he sees that it's gone" when you turn it around. I did that cuz it sounded all dumb and out of sync with everything else. But it works okay when you turn it around and make it into the weird version of Time Goes With It.

Crap, I hope all this isn't all confusing. Sometimes I have trouble describing backwards versions of forwards songs and backwards versions of backwards songs, which are actually just weird versions of forwards songs.

Oh, yeah, and crap. Oh, fuck. There's yet more bullshit going on with that dumb pipeline, so if you wanna donate to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, here's the link again:
http://standingrock.org/

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ear Menner Singing Fear Fat



Here's this week's song. As I promised last week, this week's song is the backwards version of last week's song. I think, in this case, the backwards version is kinda similar, mood-wise, to the original one, but maybe slightly less depressing cuz it's got an almost sacred feel to it.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Everything Is In Between



Oh, my, this week's song is in English. I was initially a little bummed out cuz the lyrics sounded too general to me. (Or, you know, not about something specific, like I usually like to do). But it actually turned out to be a pretty good portrayal of depression. Or maybe it's more like a song about how depressing the world is. That might be what it is.

Stay tuned for next week's song, cuz it'll be the backwards version of this week's song. I actually like the performance in the backwards one a wee bit better. Yesiree.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pweetnyath



This song's called Pweetnyath. It's another weird, backwards version of a song from that rock opera I did about a year ago. Or, wow, more than a year ago now. I'm old. This is one of those songs where the mood of the forwards version of it and the backwards version are kind of the same. (That's not always the case). I'll have to play the turned-around version for you at some point. The "they wouldn't ask you" guy is a really minor character. That's why this is the first time there's been a picture of him on here.