Posts Tagged “something precious”

  • Junkyard Country Poprocks

    Rounding off a very quiet week, I thought I'd throw an unusual recording of mine out there. I've been prepping a podcast, working on some non-blog writing, and managing (or attempting to) a large project at the day job. Thus, slow posting rate. Forgive me, the code craziness will continue after these messages.…

  • A little rock and roll: Inconsequential Martyr

    And now for something entirely different... I wanted to test out GarageBand '11 as a musical scratchpad, so I put this together last night (also my first recording with an electric guitar). It's mostly first takes (which is especially obvious on the vocal tracks) because I wanted to see how well the app worked for just getting ideas out of my head. My conclusion: it works really well. The Groove Sync and Flex Timing fixed a lot of little mistakes. If only it had an autotuner (you'll say, I'm…

  • Title track: Something Precious

    This is a song I recorded a couple of years ago. I like it, although it's a bit dark. Yes, even darker than my usual. You may be happy to know that --- since getting my new electric guitar --- I've actually been writing some happier music. I haven't recorded any of it yet, but hope to find some time soon.…

  • Blue Bags: new song with 33% more metaphor

    You can count yourself lucky if you have no idea what "blue bags with red letters" might be, but I think you'll get the idea from the lyrics to this song nonetheless. Within certain circles, the stamp bag is a common form of packaging powdered goods... at least in New York and other high-traffic cities. A small envelope, often blue in my day, stamped with red letters which spell out the name of the dealer/batch the contents are from.…

  • And now... something happier

    Junky Angel, my last post, was a rather dark look into my psyche, which makes this next one, "All Comes Spilling Out," seem happy by comparison. It's a love song, dark though it may be. Kind of like Robert Smith's more stable side doing a cover of "Give My Love to Rose." Maybe.…

  • Sad songs, part 2: Junky Angel

    If not the saddest song I've ever written, "Junky Angel" is at least in the top 5. I'm not always this much of a downer, but I really needed to get this one up here as I start publishing my more recent work, mostly because this song in particular lays a historical and emotional backdrop for the journey and growth that follows.…

  • Sad music for happy people, part 1

    While I normally keep my blogging pretty technical, I've decided to start sharing some of my more personal projects, just to see what happens. I've been (slowly) working on a few songs for a very low-budget EP, and this is the first one I've "finished," per my own standards, anyway.…