Random stuff Tuesday

December 5, 2017


New band action - The blues/rock/country group, 3614, from Tecumseh has invited me to play keyboards for them.  I've performed with a few of the current members, Dave and the lovely Miss Paula in recent Paragon gigs.  DO I EVEN HAVE THE TIME?  At this moment I certainly do.  Paragon's on an extended break for now and Mercury7 is mostly in the rehearsal studio banging away at cool new tunes.  3614 is a little bit of a shift from previous work, doing more blues and funk than ever.


(Remember, all southern ladies are referred to as "Miss" or "Ms" or "Mrs".  You aren't a southerner unless your grandparents were born in the South...)



Working on a new record - WHAT?  After spending too much time watching extremely bad videos of EDM, Drone, Dub, Prog Trance and Waporwave acts on Facebook, I came to one conclusion:


I can write better sh*t than that.


Half of these guys have synths and software than can reproduce thousands of instruments, melodies, and automatically generated harmonies and even whole songs, these @$$hats write and record crap that sounds like a bull moose fed into a tree shredder.  (How DF did this guy get 54,000 YouTube views?!?!?!)


The other half are recording 20 some hours of hitting a Roland SH101 with a wiffle bat.


Okay, I'm much older than these young whippersnappers, but geez, a song has to have some structure, or some semblance of a pattern, or even a f*cking ending.


I'm going to make a record, or at least string together 40 some minutes of stuff that has a freaking chord progression in it, fer Pete's sake!!!!  Even THIS would be more coherent.


Get off my lawn.


Coolest thing I've heard yet - I'm into all kinds of remixes, covers, altered style covers, and taking pop tunes and turning them into something else.  I do that of course.  While in Aruba last month, I came across this version while on a catamaran, snorkelling.


 This deserves the 20,000 some YouTube views.





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