Duck Down

Yes, another song. I began this a few weeks ago and thought add more bits to it, but I don’t think more bits were required.

I had been messing with this 8/16 bit tracker thing Milkytracker in an attempt to make some kinda tune, but I find it challenging to make anything decent with it so, I didn’t/haven’t yet. The song has a video game feel to it. Somewhat.

I see this post isn’t going anywhere, so I’ll stop now.

link to song page

Another song. I am still learning the ways of Logic Pro 7 and other music related stuff.
Of those that I’ve made, this song is one of my favourites so far. I haven’t made anything that is kinda danc-y before, I don’t think.

The title “X It Down” is cos most of the song I was singing … it down; I can’t really remember what (“Burn it down, tear it down, let me down, hand me down” that kind of thing), I was making it up as I went along. And also in the chorus the words alternated between things like
“Don’t sit how you would”, “dancing hollywood” etc.
but I think the second line is definitely
“You’re going on, you’ve got a goat on”, tho it sounds at time like “you’ve got it going on”.

I suppose the reason I’m going on about the words is that I feel somewhat as though I’m not doing things in a legitimate fashion, just making things up. I have tried coming up with lyrics pre song and hasn’t worked so far.

As an aside, it”s the first time ever really noticed the effects of mp3 compression.

And I have to point out this song that I heard a few days ago for the first time. Kap Bambino - New Breath

Anyway, I am now returning to hibernation.

Link to audioboo page is here

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.

I’ve other songs at, I seem to be building a list of music stuffs I made.

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”.

A cover, a whole song this time. Recorded with a microphone “live” as it were ( I mean not multitracked asynchronously). I’m singing and playing bass — at the same time. I’ve been trying to get the hang of it.

The song is “Eisley Vs The Mountain” by Mos Eisley, (to which I can’t find a link so’s you can hear the original.) I could upload it but I shan’t; being cautious.

It’s been normalised and I snipped a few seconds off the start (from before playing began); apart from that I’ve not altered it. Not all the words are correct. I doubt I’ll get the “quality”* of the bass playing will match the singing anytime soon/ever.

*I put the word quality in inverted commas cos I’m kinda one of those “everything’s subjective/relative/specific” types, them wot most people seem to loathe.

Another song, this one has guitar. Hmmm.