There’s a lot going on in PRESSURE. Percussions, woodwinds falling from the sky, stringy stuff and so on, the overall atmosphere being pretty exciting & mystical.
To my surprise – now that I listened the piece for the first time after producing it – there’s only two (2) chords! Also, the chords – played by piano – are in plain sight all the time. The more active elements of the composition just sort of make the chords dimmer.
So, what we’ve got here, is a good example of taking something very small, simple & pretty dumb, and making something – hopefully fun & clever – out of it.
Good job, me!
This post contained 7 –‘s!
Hey! Hey me! Isn’t there something you should be doing right now?
That’s right. Tomorrow’s the last day to do something very important. Remember what you (me) did last year? All those serious investments on musical equipment…?
You actually already did it?
Ok, whatever. Me did fine. JUST FINE.
So, I’ve been making trilogies. Meaning tunes, that somehow are connected to each other. The connection may be very loose, just a few melodies/rhythms/whatever here & there, or in some cases there are wider themes that are being used again.
The best way for you to find out these tri-thingies are, well, listening very carefully.
Or you can take the easy route and draw connections from the song titles.
Currently there are 2 ongoing wholesomes filed under “Rock”, and 1 under “Pop”, which WILLOWS BALL is a part of.
There’s also one in “Electronic”, that being the only completed trilogy.
On EVASION, I was going after keywords: pop rock, new wave, late 70’s or early 80’s or both. I think I succeeded.
The stuff I mentioned as keywords is really something I’ve started listening after succeesfully always avoiding it! Some great stuff to be found there.
Whether this is me expanding my musical worlds from the 60’s and 70’s towards the modern times, or me devolving into my childhood is up to you.
The pun was intended.
It’s really an Inexpensive Gimmick to achieve a high ranking in chess, while riding Trains.
Klara vappen everyone!
For those who doesn’t know what it means… well, all I can say, the famous Gögle Lanstrade doesn’t help you with this one.
The result is of course hilarious.
So, happy 1st of May everyone! Let the GOOD TIMES A COMIN… to be coming & soon!
Tango For Terry. Rockabilly For Roxanne. Samba For Sam.
Blues For Alice.
Die For You. I Was Made For Lovin’ You. Burnin’ For You.
For Whom The Bell Tolls. For What It’s Worth. For Those About To Rock.
To Die For No One For The Glory Of Nothing For Everything I Do I Do It For You Blue.
All I Want For Chr… No!!! For f***s sake!
For Lady Belle. For Johnny Thunder. For The Good Times. For Werner. (anagr., no S, hopefully, Herzog)
WALTZ FOR BUSTER. (Diane)
Dave M. exits the liquer store. He’s about to celebrate quitting his crummy job. After some serious setbacks in his life, things seem to be finally going in to the right direction. In his wallet is a newspaper ad for a cheap Hollywood apartment. Perfect headquarters to live and start a new band.
On his way back to the car, Dave M. slips in a banana peel. Only with great agility he avoids landing in a pool of very suspicious looking liquid. What poor Dave M. doesn’t realize, is that his wallet has somehow slipped from the back pocket of his very tight jeans. Financial loss: 3.50$.
Dave E. grows increasingly frustrated practicing “Runnin’ with the Devil” by Van Halen. He has tamed the song alright, but playing just by himself feels so pointless. He puts his bass down, and looks sadly out the window of his cheap Hollywood apartment.
Suddenly a brainstorm hits: “Screw this”, he says to himself. “I’m stayin’ solo!”
Crumpy Grampa Records Ltd. releases “The Spirit Of The New Age” by Dave E. The album goes highly unnoticed, but it’s opening track “DAVES HOLIDAY MOOD” receives heavy airplay in Akron, Ohio. The song eventually becomes a much loved holiday stable in the area.
I was trying to find out the number of published Lucky Luke-albums, and the exact number seems to be somewhere between 82 and 90.
Wow, that’s like a lot!
The Dalton brothers steal the money & the show in at least 14 of ‘em. The world’s greatest dog detective Rantanplan (or Rin-Tin-Can or Bushwack) is the main character of one LL-album, and has it’s own spin-off series with several solo albums.
Jolly Jumper, on the other hand, has no starring moments. (As far as I know)
So, I made a tune for everyone’s favourite merry hopper: JOLLY JUMPER.
Sea monsters are aplenty.
We got Cetus, Hydra and the Sirens of the Deep. Apkallu is Akkadian, Moby is a Dick and good ol’ Nessie lives in the Loch. Kraken terrorizes the seas of Norway & Greenland. Greeks got Scylla. Leviathan is biblical and everybody loves Cthulhu.
Finland’s got one too: Iku-Turso, the old bugger!
TURSON IKULLE (“For Iku-Turso”) is supposed to be Finnish folk music, as ancient as it comes. Well, not banging two rocks together ancient, but pretty old nevertheless.
Fun fact of the day: The cling-blingier string instrument parts features only five (5) notes – as if it was played by a 5-string kantele!
West Palm Beach Goodfellas
Fort Lauderdale Itgirls
Cape Coral Cooldogs
So, what’s missing?