Simple = complicated.

“For a cop and a musician, the answer to the conundrum is always simple.”

I should’ve just believed that totally not made-up quote.

Instead I produced a dashing B-part, recycled the synthesizer sounds in a clever way, made a tons of variety in the melody parts and – as you can already guess – ended up scraping everything I just mentioned.

ICE TEA wanted to stay simple.

It’s like you’ve prepared a fancy meal with truffles and Jerusalem artichoke in a Champagne gravy, but your guest just asks for a bowl of gruel.

Oh well, more nifty ideas left for upcoming tunes.

Afterwards I had some ice tea, with sugar & lime. Yummy.

This has been a long time coming.

…really long. For like, a few years…

Why it took so long, man I don’t know… Too many distractions, like babysitting a cat and World Cup 2014.

But here it is now! SILVER SPURS THE THEME is the main theme of a fictional western.

And yeah, that’s it. Nothing more to see here.

Coming up in the fall of 2120, “Silver Spurs the Q/W/E/R/T/Y”.

Q=unshaven hero appears
W=where the tumbleweed roam
E=lovely love theme
R=town drunk makes an ass of himself
T=bandits ride the night
Y=final showndown

Feeding two birds with one scone+

1) I’ve been wanting to produce a classical composition in the vein of Ludwig Van, as it plays in “A Clockwork Orange”. You know, some silly, synthesized & retro-futuristic stuff.

2) The title OODI VAHINGONILOLLE is just so good that it had to be used.

(Oodi, fin. [= ode, eng.]. Vahingonilo, fin, singular. [= Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, eng.] [= Schadenfreude, ger.])

+ “Oodi Vahingonilolle” is of course a reference to the famous classical theme “Ode to Joy” by none other than Louie-1. The circle is complete!

#Pleased

Names drop like flies.

See what I did there?

That sounded highly inappropriate. Sorry for that.

Yes, I was going to do some name-dropping here. You know, to explain SACRED RUST, but nah. The title kinda ruined all the fun.

Instead, here’s a little proclamation for the Young audience:

Rock is not dead! It just smells funny. So let the Rolling Rock roam free. We all sometimes feel the Dire need to roll & rock.

10 years ago.

Yup, these “sinister electro-monsters” seem to come outta me naturally. I blame computer games.

BLINDSIDE is not only the title. It’s also a good candidate for a worst movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Imho.

2009 was not the best year in the history of movies. “Watchmen” was all right. Hangover was not.

Aprils fools.

Or not.

I was thinking of something appropriate for the date here, but decided not to.

Too often the honorable Mr. Internet is here only to troll others, prank innocent bystanders and make things seem flashier than they are. And I don’t want to be part of that.

So instead of making up some preposterous lies about me retiring from the music industry, I’m just gonna say this:

Have a nice day, friend! The SPRING IS COMING.

Too far.

You thought the genres in electronic music are complicated? Or was it just me?

Well, our friends in the field of jazz are no strangers to overcomplicating definitions either.

There’s Bebop, Hard Bop and Post-bop. There’s Dixie, Swing and M-base. There’s Free Jazz, Gypsy Jazz and Soul Jazz. We got Third Stream and Mainstream. Guys over there do Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock and Jazz Funk.

And of course we all are fortunate enough to have both Hot and Cool!

I’d say LOST CAUSE lies somewhere between Acid Jazz and Fusion. Maybe throw in some French Avant-Garde and Jazz Hip-Hop. And Modal Jazz and…

Me meming.

You know those expectation/reality-jokes?

I’ve kinda got one. Sort of. This one’s from the real life:

Several years ago I asked this guy what he does for a living. He told me his job title. Now because I don’t speak corporate jargon, I asked what he actually does there. He responded with more words I didn’t understand, like “consulting”, “middle management” and “synergy”. As I still must have looked confused, he finally decided to reveal how he mostly spends his days at work:

“I look for used basses on the internet and play computer MAHJONG.”

We soon became good friends.

Breaking the code, breaking the code.

After finishing this particular tune, I kinda thought that it would be suitable for Tetris the Arcade Game. Hence ATRECTARDIES.

Then a week passes and I find out that Tetris the Battle Royale just came out. What a weird coincidence! Although my version was more like run ‘n gun ‘n jump ‘n duck ‘n cover-type of thingy.

You know, the heroic L-shapes’ quest to undermine the influence of the evil Dr. Skew, while waiting for the return of the Stick to save the day.

Now there’s a game I would most definitely play like it was 1986!