Me:

– Me after shower: “Hmm, should I put moisturizer in my face? Nah, I’ll put some tomorrow.” Me: Puts moisturizer.

– Me in the grocery store: “I feel like cooking some healthy food. Maybe salad of some kind of a risotto?” Me: Picking up a ham-cheese-pepperoni-ham-n-spam frozen pizza.

– Me in the evening: “Hmm, movie or gaming? I think I’ll go with the movie. Me: Starts reading a book.

What’s this thing, and does it have a name? Like, when you make an absolute decision of mundane nature, and immediately switch it.

Switchision. Yeah, that works.

SERENDIPITY SERENADE was the result of: “I don’t feel like playing acoustic guitar today.”

Earworm 2020: Oldies but Goldies edition.

Lots of worming’s been going on.

Early in the year it was “A Visit From The Dead” by King Diamond. (Love that song!)

In the summer it was “Zig Zag Wanderer” by Captain Beefheart. (Love that song!)

However, two pieces by the Move are the clear winners here, the songs being: “Hello Susie” and “Looking On”. Both of them are first songs of their respective albums, both of which came out in 1970!

Man, they were working back then!

And yes, love those songs!

Also SAHKO.

See you in 2121!

Christmas Score.

Christmas Score – the Game – the Movie. Official rules:

One (1) point for each completed feat:

Wear woolen socks, have a cup of eggnog/mulled wine, give a present, taste a food you’ve never had before, decorate, receive a present, smell cinnamon, hug a person, hide a present, touch a plastic Christmas tree, watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”, set or help set the table.

Three (3) points for each completed feat:

Wear elf hat, listen BURIED, do not listen or even accidentally hear “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, touch a proper Christmas tree, watch people watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” dubbed in french, avoid argument with a family member about politics & religion, dance.

Five (5) points for each completed feat:

Eat at least 1,5kg of food in one sitting without throwing up, see mommy kissing Santa Claus, find a hidden present, watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” dubbed in french, feel the magic in the air tonight.

The game will start in the morning of Christmas eve and ends at 23.59 Boxing day. Good luck!

More prgrck.

What we’ve got here is failure to understand when a song is done. “Nothing’s ever really completed”, said George 50.

I could have easily spent 2-7 days more making this tune. Writing hieroglyphs with my quill, while looking all dreamy, and at the same time minding that my prog-cape doesn’t get wrinkles. Also, I’d do some rehearsing, playing & editing.

Unfortunately, I have a schedule to keep.

The solution: Replace one word with another!

SHAMELESS PART TWO. This is the part where our heroes are at their lowest point.

Scroll way down for the first one.

…and then there were part 3.

Yes. It’s December.

The nights are dark, except for the strange & colouful phenomenon up in the sky, that is Australian wildfires caused by climate change.

People go happily shopping for Christmas stuff. Tramful of passengers spontaneously bursts into singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. Strangers greet & hug smilingly at the market square.

Not.

The most anticipated event of the history is a vaccine, rather than the second coming of the Beatles.

Oh well, December is still December: ELF PARTICLE.

Happy the Man.

At the time when I produced ICONIC, I was reading the autobiography of Phil Collins. So, something from the book definitely slipped into the tune. The general mood of the piece certainly is somewhat adultish & 80’s-like.

Phil’s a weird figure. The man is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in pop music history, and on the other hand he’s the guy who played drums on “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” and drummed & sang on “Dodo/Lurker”!

The book really reinforces the dual image I had about Phil: Very down to earth kind of guy, who occasionally could be not so considerate fellow.

Sounds like a human to me.

Phil – good songwriter, great singer, UK’s second richest drummer.

Yeah, that’s right.

Kewl schatz.

I thought I’d call SO CAN OFF “easy listening jazz-music”, but that term immediately gave me heartburn.

How about “LoFi jazz ecstasy”?

Too pompous.

What about “Elevator jazz extravaganza”?

*Shivers

Got it! Let’s call it “Secret Code Oriented jazzy jazz-music”.

Brilliant.

Remake Part Epsilon.

Great, another remake! How original.

To my defence, SILENT SHADOWS is not really a remake. I just clicked it in the music editing software, casted a few carefully chosen spells and then made the whole thing louder.

The tune was originally the soundtrack for a short silent film-like comedy skit. I found the music sheets recently and thought, what the heck, let’s just recycle the piece.

I think I still have the original recording somewhere… on a MiniDisc…

Remember those? Yesterdays future of the passed past!

Fast oompah.

…and after light comes thrash metal. Simple, uncompromising thrash metal. Maybe speed.

(As a sidenote, I remember seeing an interview with Philty Animal “Taylor” talking about different genres of heavy rock music… I couldn’t find it, but it was glorious! The man was not a big fan of categorizing music…)

Like rat poison, RAT POISON serves only one function: To rock on!

Or, to metal on… I doesn’t sound as good though… And, of course:

Disclaimer: No animals were harmed during the producing of this tune, nor does playing it cause any kind of harm to any living being.

I don’t think any music has ever harmed animals. Or maybe Billy Ray Cyrus. Or The Shaggs. But I’m certain that, most music has never caused any kind of physical or mental pain or distress for any being, that may be considered living.