This week I have been noodling with Logic Pro 7 again, and made another song while trying to figure out how the software functions, and trying to use it with some competence. I’m not sure how I’m doing. Vacillating between “Ooh I’m getting the hang of this” and “Can you imagine what a producer would think — the horror”.
And as often, there aren’t any words in the song, though in singing sounds over and again words begin to emerge, “November Dancehall” (the song’s name) is a phrase that could be in the lyrics, were there any.
It’s guitarless, cos I can’t be arsed to play guitars, too much effort. I use the computer keyboard MIDI input thing to “play” notes, either that or I add/move notes using the mouse. I have a MIDI keyboard, but I can’t be arsed to use that, are you sensing the emerging theme?
The image below is of this Caps Lock activated, onscreen MIDI controller thing. You can also see that the working title of my song was “Ner ner ner” — I’m not good with naming things.
A song I made up today, voice and synths, no guitars this time. It even has (very limited) percussion sounds.
Here is an image I made for it, that has nothing to do with the song, (besides the fact that I made the image for the song) But anyways.
I was trying to rearrange another song when I came up with this one. The vocals are awkward, I’ve got kindof a sore throat. The song ends just as you think it’s getting going, but that’s cos I got tired and I wanted to finish it and get it over with.
Sometimes it’s nice to put a song away to incubate, but this time I wanted just to make a thing, even a “not great but an improvement on whatcha could have done a few months ago” thing, and be done with it, “Goodbye”.
“… if you put it in digital form, expect it to be bootlegged, remixed, manipulated, and endlessly commented upon. Expect spiders to pick it up and use it as ad-bait on spoof web pages. The moment you put it out there, all bets are off; it’s way out of your control.”—Kenneth Goldsmith via AUSTIN KLEON : TUMBLR