over the last week or so, i have been trying to spend some time learning a new piece of music software. it has been somewhat frustrating because it is so different from what i am used to. i wanted to make up a quick project that would allow me to work on a bunch of tracks that are unrelated sonically and thus had me exploring different aspects of the software.
here it is: thanking the nice peeps who wished me a happy birthday electronically last thursday (fb, myspace, txt, twitter etc) with little pieces of music. bday diddies for each of you, yo. nothing is over 3 minutes. pardon any possible errant frequencies, uneven volumes, lack of endings etc.
01. b. lashua – kent street technique
this track would be 100x better with your drumming. i miss working on music with you but i am grateful for all the music we did together.
02. a. melling – star power
i tried to do something semi-dark and with a groove, a la fbk but it didn’t really turn out that way. i like it tho. thank you for believing in me and all your kind words over the years.
03. t. fleming – the hopeful machines of salt lake
those machine recordings you sent were amazing. whats the machine i used for this track do? it sounds awesome. i was trying to make something uplifting sounding on top of it instead of the obvious industrial route. thank you for taking the time to collect and send them. we gotta do some collaborating soon.
04. c.a. shim sham – bunny hop flim flam
thank you for all the collabs. i am your fan and am looking forward to more collective awesomeness. bunnies of the world unite.
05. p. mcnulty – poets practice warmups
well, i started with son clave. so that automagically makes it latin? sweet. thank you for being an amazing person and for your true friendship.
06. m. rangel – crossing ohio cold
this was an attempt at something shoegazery but it just went in its own direction. i hope you like it anyways. thank you for the birthday wishes.
07. j. sas –
thank you for always being so nice and thoughtful and for the birthday wishes. you get something that sounds in the spirit of the holloween to me. i was working on this track while handing out candy =)
08. j. rockwell – adventures of black
i could hear you spitting a gritty verse on this. is it within ettiquite to request a verse line? if so, ‘more ox than cannibal’. maybe something about hannibal for other half =). you are a good friend, thank you.
09. y. price – bass practice
i was trying to do something that was screaming for a bassline but couldn’t resist putting the bass in there.
10. s. cooper – contiguous gaming fields
you get the spy sounding stuff.
11. s. murray – trips
something to mellow out to perhaps.
12. k. minadeo – tracing a line of stars
thank you for being who you are.
13. m. kropf – frank lloyd discotech
something along the lines of one of the reoccurring rhythms of booty shaking loveliness often heard at the legendary kropf parties.
14. a. kim – late october pre dawn bus stop
i was sorta trying to capture the feeling of the dark late fall early mornings that we had to catch the bus in.. not necessarily the part where i would jump out from behind a tree to scare the crap out of you. sorry about that.
15. c. o’brien – geauga lake view
something to dance around to perhaps.
16. c. schuerger – professional systems support
youtube provided some cheerleader yells, a police scanner provided some akron law enforcement action.. there is even a skinny puppy sample (that bed of noise that starts and ends the track) in there.
17. s. felix – floating bridge technique
somewhat built around the samples recorded from the bridge project. i am looking forward to future collaboration.
18. a. scola – approved groove
i remember dancing around in the helio control room if we were listening to something (homemade or otherwise) with an approved groove. i can imagine your voice doing something along the lines of the lead synth line. twood be sick.
19. k. tortora – rheenso rabbit
all the rabbits of the world unite. rabbits are the best of friends. rabbits are filled with love. i am filled with love for all rabbits. i look forward to lifelong collabs with the truest of rabbits.
20. d. lashua – mew nork van ridezz
some kinda sad attempt at something heavy i guess. i wasn’t even using a real guitar amp and yet i still managed to come up with what sounds like shitty mic placement. needs a d-train guitar overhaul.. and a b-bomb drum overhaul for that matter.
21. b. jaykell – world coast
was trying to get something vacationy.. i was checking out your amazing vacation pics.
22. l. flate – i was thinking of revamping that track you and i did together but i think i lost the source files and it didn’t seem right to use anything old since everything else was a new creation. you get this instead.
23. s. bonvenuto – lullaby for lexi
24. m. minadeo – lullaby for leah