Thursday, November 14, 2013

Song: "Hey Honey"

I liked a little shoegazey guitar riff I came up with and wrote some lyrics to it.  You can check out the MP3 here.  For the recording, I enjoyed experimenting with a pen and paper as percussion.  There's even a guitar solo.  Really, this stuff is much more fun and cheaper than therapy.  The lyrics are below.  It's the same deal as always.  If you like a song, then feel free to cover it if you're in a band or whatnot.  I love to hear covers of my songs, so please let me know about your version.  If you start making money, then send me a check/we can work out a deal.  Similarly, if you want to use a song for your Youtube video or whatnot, then just let me know.  It's usually fine by me unless it's a commercial product or whatnot.  Find out first though.  Write me at wredfright ATATAT yahoo DOTT com.

Some terrorist blew up the bus today so I had to find another way home
I decided to walk and as I did I wrote you a little poem
It started as a haiku and ended an epic; I had so many nice things to say
I hope that wherever you are that you're having a really good day

Hey Honey!

When I got home I couldn't find a pencil, so I just had to use a pen
I inked line after line about how glad I was that you were my friend
I think it's great, but The New Yorker probably isn't going to be publishing it
But that's ok because the real talk of the town is how we're such a perfect fit

Written August 2013
Recorded August 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fun With Panning

One fine day this summer, I wanted to fool with remixing, so I took a song I had recently recorded, "End Of Our Youth", and started doing some hard panning of the various tracks in the recording from right to left speaker and back again.  I liked the results, but agree with those who think that hard panning is mainly just losing half the acoustic energy of the recording.  The final result ended up sounding a bit like Nine Inch Nails trying to play dub reggae or something, which was a bit surprising.  I still prefer the original mix myself.  I hope that you enjoy the experiment below; it probably won't be repeated, but it was fun: