1 x almost technicolor (but apparently i need to redo it. OOG.)
1 x almost technicolor
1 x gabe vazquez
1 x prosthetic leg
1 x viktor disque (remixing new motive power)
1 x water gun water gun sky attack
1 x water gun water gun sky attack
1 x emergent
1 x ekos
1 x toot!
+ 1 sound trip episode = well isn’t this just a fun-filled weekend. edit (friday night): fuck that, i’m on FIRE tonight. haha.
edit (sunday morning): okay i didn’t get to do the wips but will you look at this list of accomplishments? i mean it. LOOK AT. i feel like i’m going to die and that i’m currently being propped up only by caffeine and nicotine, but i did it! yay.
the gig last night got cancelled because of the rain. (oh, pedring.)
tonight, though, we’re playing at genre bar (cubao x) — catch us if you can. the cellar doors have been working on a “surprise” cover (not really because we’ve been blabbing about it to everyone, haha), so the set list is going to be a bit different this time around. see you there!
this weekend was spent just working on rough vocals of some of the songs for the EP coming out this halloween. we’re finally done with the lyrics and the melodies (yay!), thank god. hopefully the final instrumental tracks will be done in the next two weeks. i start tracking final vocals next weekend. WGWGSA has been just amazing throughout all of this. he’s always on point, he listens to my input, and he’s not afraid to speak up if he wants to change things around. we reach our creative compromises with little to no squabbling.
we’ve also lined up a number of visual artists to give the collaborative concept EP a strong foundation; since this will be an online release we’ve decided to include wallpaper images, and fancy front and back cover images as well. and we’ve finalized the EP and song titles. (double yay!) it was a fairly painless process once we got down right to it.
although i feel i’ve been very productive this weekend i have to admit that i am slipping a little. i owe AT two songs (I’M SORRY, OKAY) and i still haven’t gotten around to writing lyrics and melody for about two or three one shot collaborations with new people. one of them has to have me rapping (there is no other way), so i’m half excited and half terrified about that. haha. we’ll see.
NEXT WEEK: final vocals for one or two EP songs, final vocals for one or two songs with AT, aaaand maybe one or two of the one shot collaborations. won’t stop, can’t stop. you know it.
#118 SIDE WALK WHEN SHE WALKS (ALEXISONFIRE COVER). i had to think long and hard about this cover. can’t do fancy guitar work; can’t really sing in dallas green’s key. this was a request, though, and on top of me really wanting to do it anyway there was just no choice but to push through with this acoustic cover. oh my days. hopefully this wasn’t too much of an affront. alexisonfire is one of my favorite bands (ever!) and this is one of my favorite songs of theirs. <3
"…She has a pretty and expressive voice and, specially since she writes music as well, has a good ear for music – all of that apart from being a really nice person. As of now her best works are her collabs… such as her EP with Radio Wire Empire… So, this is one of her collabs and the result, as usual, is pretty good. What you get here is her pretty voice over an interesting and sort of darkish synth background by Almost Technicolor. Quite chill and pleasing.”
"…Again, A Problem Like Maria and her beautiful soulful voice giving this a special touch. “I’m burning up with disco fever yeah” fits really well with the tone of the song. Really nice bass synths throughout, as well as the retro synths that do the work of a funky guitar. This is one of the best finished pop tracks in the contest and could certainly be a hit of some sort…”
#117 LAST TIME (FEAT. A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA). so last week, WM suddenly messages me on soundcloud and goes, basically, “song’s done!” haha. it’s been months, bro. i am personally surprised by how great this turned out because i’ve sort of forgotten the amount of work we put into it. my bro SH says it reminds him of moloko. WHAT IS THIS, I DON’T EVEN. that’s a bit much. still, i do like it. not bad for a track that took months / was almost forgotten. hopefully WM and i work on more songs, soon.
so last night my tuner and my capo went missing. today my phone is missing as well. yes, it sucks. there’s so much i need to get done this weekend, and thinking about where those three things could be is unbelievably distracting.
if this is some sort of test the universe is putting me through to see if i’m going to crack and just give up and give in all over again, i’m not having any of it. my life is awesome and nobody can tell me or make me feel any different. it took me a long time to get to this point and i’m staying put, goddamn it.