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this can be a rolling thread, maybe. forgive me if one already exists, i didn't see it.

i started taking guitar lessons again! that is exciting

my long term black/doom metal band (argentinum astrum) recorded an album last fall and we're waiting on a label dude to get another label to go in on releasing it? i have no idea how or what that is about. i want it to come out soon because we haven't put anything out in a couple years and i want to tour and am antsy about it.

im learning ableton in order to start doing electronic stuff by myself. that's kind of on the backburner atm tho

one of my fave local bands atm asked me to replace their bassist/harmony singer and i am probably gonna do it. it is kind of superchunk-esque?

i started a band with 2 of my girlfriends and we just had our first practice. guitar, bass and drums. playing kind of 60s-esque poppy tunes so far, but i have no idea where we will end up. i think we are gonna be called "high school"?? please tell me if that is a ridiculous name.

i recorded this local band called Killer Whale who play very crazy surf-influenced punk/metal, i love them and i am excited to record bands and put out records and things tho god it is so expensive to do this

i've been playing in this band with a weirdo that plays only covers of local, small time musicians. i just joined it, but it's kind of a local institution, been around a while with a rotating cast of ppl around this one guy. i don't know. it's fun to play with him , and very fun to choose and learn the songs, but he has a weird value system w/r/t music, ie he doesn't want me to sing harmonies cause i sing "like an angel", which isn't really true. he also has no ambitions (how can you be ambitious with a covers band really tho) and is really skeptical of people who have them. its fun tho.

i dont really have time to do any of this stuff

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:04 (eleven years ago) link

this band with a weirdo that plays only covers of local, small time musicians

haha i love this

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:17 (eleven years ago) link

haha its exactly what it sounds like

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

the first person I contacted about guitar lessons is too busy to take me on as a student but promised to give me contact info for other ppl, which basically means I am back at square one re: finding a guitar teacher

I am currently in the process of tracking down sheet music for a recital of solo and ensemble spiritual arrangements I'm doing as part of a quartet made up of ppl from my church choir (inc. my wife as the soprano) for the Tuesday before Easter; we're also going to take parts of that recital to do as music for the Good Friday service later that week.

I'm also looking over the Dvorak Mass in D major, which I'm doing at an evening Good Friday service in Dorchester; my primary responsibility AFAIK is augmenting the bass section but I believe I'm also going to be doing the tiny solo parts as well. (The other ppl from that include my wife again plus other folks from the spiritual ensemble we sing in.)

Also have a concert with the church choir coming up where we're doing Stainer's Crucifixion; I am not the bass soloist for it (thank God).

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:42 (eleven years ago) link

i didnt realize you were a bass! it occurs to me that i have never actually heard you sing. i imagined you having a very high tenor voice. haw.

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

i started a band with 2 of my girlfriends

Me too! We are called Ta1nted Pussy and have played 2 shows so far. We were supposed to have a show next Saturday opening for this weird Dutch guy, but he got detained by the Dutch government and told he can't leave the country without a work permit, so that show was cancelled. I play bass. I have not played bass since I was a teenager. So now I get to have fun learning/re-learning an instrument, plus I get to have fun with pedals. We are all noise/new music ladies, thus lots of fun with pedals. I got a Dr. Sample 202 for christmas! More fun! I kept one of the built-in samples, which is a lady saying "Stand By" for when we have technical difficulties during our sets.

We are planning to tour at some point later this year. L.A., maybe the South?

sarahell, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

next month we have a gig opening for Cock E.S.P.

Our singer said, "Why do we always end up on shows with other bands with dirty names?"

sarahell, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

having trouble finding time/motivation/energy to do anything too focused or serious over the past couple of years. i was playing with my friend who's a full-time musician but he decided to just play shows solo instead of with a band because the economics/logistics are easier that way. i've been doing some sample-based stuff on reason recently, i like it because it takes me back to when i was learning guitar and didn't know what i was doing and would come up with cool stuff by accident. also occasionally jamming/recording with the drummer from my old band, doing shitty lofi four-track stuff.

i would really like to have a more regular band where someone else bore the heavy lifting of the songwriting and i could just come in and play guitar and play shows a few times a year. but i'm not really connected to any kind of music scene anymore so i don't know how to find that kind of situation.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

Band practice tonight. Eagerly anticipating our two track demo bak from being mixed/mastered although worried it might sound bad as we only spent two days on it.
Working on writing and practising our next batch of songs after an initial 6. It's now a concern that we have a 'sound' and aesthetic developing, meaning that we have songs we wrote and quite like that for one reason or another don't work very well alongside the others. Anyone had this problem? It didn't really matter before because we were still forming an identity which eventually formed into 6 upbeat slightly unhinged post punk numbers, but now this next one is a big dramatic sweeping thing with a more serious tone and we're not sure what to do with it.
Also written a reggae song, which I'm please with but need a way to subvert because right now it's verging a little too close to sixth form peace and love bob Marley cliches and I want to put a twist on all that really.
Wrote a sort of fast kinda sung-rap song but my girlfriend said it sounded like flight of the conchords. Not that that's an insult, but I wanted it to aoud more like Haim or something.

dog latin, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:02 (eleven years ago) link

i didnt realize you were a bass! it occurs to me that i have never actually heard you sing. i imagined you having a very high tenor voice. haw.

haha that would make my dad very, very happy (he's a failed tenor in a previous life, sang lead in a doo-wop group in college)

I am technically a "bass-baritone" which really means that because most of my singing experience comes from being in ensembles rather than private, focused vocal study, I have no idea how to use my head voice and sing practically everything in chest; I have a sneaking suspicion I would end up being a true baritone or even a low tenor after several years of focused, serious voice training based on how my low range actually sounds, but the flip side is that I can actually croak out low notes even if they're inaudible unless I've been binge-drinking the night before so I dunno. But yeah, I've always sung low.

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:17 (eleven years ago) link

(which is actually why, in my teens, I realized I was never going to be a pop or rock singer, and why I was so taken by the grunge explosion)

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

putting the last touches on my new record (doesn't feel new, been working on it for about 15 months now) to send to mastering next week, figuring out how to put it out.

then i want to take some time to switch up my process, shake things up a little. work on some new synth sounds without any goals, try to finally learn ableton, record a bunch of new percussion samples. i want to take some piano lessons too, since i do everything with midi + mouse. i can figure stuff out on piano very sloooowly, so i thought it would be fun to play through some tunes in real time and get some chords under my fingers.

honestly though i probably won't do most of these things and i'll go back to what feels easy & comfortable. :/

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

I just got our first track back from the studio. I love it and I also cringe a bit because I can hear bits where my voice goes a bit wrong or a beat doesn't quite land how it's meant, and I'm trying to work out if anyone in their right mind would really notice or care.

dog latin, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:57 (eleven years ago) link

roxy high school is an amazing band name

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:58 (eleven years ago) link

this is a neat thread idea.

i've been playing with a couple guys for the last month or so but it's just working out that well. they seem like they really want to sound like real estate or something, which isn't terrible, but a bad real estate impersonation comes out sounding reaaaaally bad, and it's not much fun to play drums to, either!

i've been writing and recording some new tunes, which doesn't sound like much but it's actually been a big breakthrough for me after about a 10 year songwriting/music coma that i didn't realize was a coma.

i'm moving back to chicago in a few months and i'm determined to join up with a good band. i used to be good friends with the cave/bitchin bajas scene so i'm hoping i can be looped back into all that stuff and that someone needs a good drummer

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

and yeah, high school is good, although i have to say i liked it even more when i thought the name was high school??

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

haha

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

whoa z s do you want to be in a band with me?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

this is going to be really awkward when you reject me

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

well, that was easy. sure, let's play!

it's gonna be more like september or so

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:12 (eleven years ago) link

i think we are gonna be called "high school"??
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I started a band in college called junior high university. I recorded one song for it and we had two practices and then everyone split up in different directions. that was the last band I was ever in.

have not touched my recording computer since my son was born. I long for a classical acoustic guitar so i can play around the house but I have no money for that now. debating selling an amp or two. I think my creative well has run dry for the foreseeable future.

we're beautiful like robots in dis guys (m bison), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

i'm really burnt out on school this semester & have been slacking off to spend more time doing music stuff. all three bands i'm in are pretty active rn which can be overwhelming at times but is really fun. most notably i went on tour in january and started a new band called l0ud s3x which i am just so, so stoked on. the other songwriter in the band is really prolific and i really want to keep our ratio of songs 1:1. it's been a really fun challenge trying to keep up, he also writes amazing songs so i've had to be really strict about scrapping my tunes if they're not up to par. we're playing our first show at the end of the month & i'm pretty nervous because not everyone shows up for practice consistently and i want it to be spectacular

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:21 (eleven years ago) link

sp3ctacular l0ud s3x

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

I am not going to go into any more detail than this but the biggest audition opportunity of my lap literally just fell into my lap; I fully expect it to go nowhere but still, you never know...

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:28 (eleven years ago) link

would watch n/a z s band

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

DJP on x factor, it's America has been waiting for
xp

we're beautiful like robots in dis guys (m bison), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

l0ud high school s3x

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

the biggest audition opportunity of my lap

lol dan

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:33 (eleven years ago) link

oh no, I've said too much

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

I am in month 15 of releasing a home-made recording every month. A lot of times I put it off until the month is almost over and then go into crunch mode. But at this point, even though I approach each song as its own thing and wasn't trying to make an album or anything, I can listen to all the tracks straight through and it sounds really cohesive to me, which I think is really cool. I also feel like I get a little better/more efficient at production each time.

I haven't performed onstage in like a year though, which was a conscious decision and I don't miss all of the bullshit that made me sick of doing it, but I do miss being onstage. But I maybe just joined a band that I actually think is really good and is kind of successful locally, which is cool because I don't feel that way about hardly any local bands and also I've never really been in someone else's band. They have kind of a Modern Lovers/Beat Happening/Magnetic Fields/Morrissey vibe. It'll also be neat because I'll be playing synth and I'm not actually a keyboard player at all, I'm a guitarist and songwriter, but that's also why I'll be a good fit for this.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 21:33 (eleven years ago) link

kicking off recording of a new album. finally a chance to properly use all this new synth gear

the history of mom's apple pie (electricsound), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 00:49 (ten years ago) link

Hey all - could I get a little bit of constructive feedback on this please? We've had an initial "how's this?" from the studio engineer on one of our tracks. Overall, I think it's okay but it's very difficult to distance myself and listen to it with uninvolved ears.

I'd really like to hear your thoughts, particularly on the mixing/production (we can't really go back into the studio to do any overdubs or retakes so we're working with the raw material we have, for better or worse). Are there any glaring errors on this track or things I should mention before I get back to him? One thing I noticed is that he's been a bit heavy handed witht he gating and compression, particularly some of the vocal parts where the sibilants and plosives are almost non-existent.

I'm only gonna keep this track online for a short while, but if someone could give it a listen and let me know their thoughts, i'd be very much obliged: https://soundcloud.com/doglatin/honolulu-demo-050313

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 11:36 (ten years ago) link

god this sounds like a super harsh thing but i dont mean it that way - do you want/intend the beginning to sound like a 80's nylons style acapella group thing? like exactly like one? because thats what i hear. also some pitchy weirdness in the "so afraid" "yesterday" multivoice responses. again, if these are intentional things, no prob.

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 16:49 (ten years ago) link

Lol, I haven't hear the nylons but it is supposed to be a bit of a tongue in cheek doowop thing and if it comes across that way I guess that's intentional. The song is very much a comment on retro culture and so it's littered with 60s and 80s references. Cheers for checking it out jjjusten, I'll look into the autotune thing. Think the sound guy's gone a bit overboard with vocal manipulation, but then we're not at all trained singers so there's undoubtably gonna be a push/pull thing going on.

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:29 (ten years ago) link

song sounds good to me, esp. for a demo. i like it.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:30 (ten years ago) link

Xpost If you're talkin about Housemartins/Flying Pickets, I def see what you mean and kind of don't mind. I (was made to) grow up with that shit, haha.

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:31 (ten years ago) link

Cheers n/a

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:32 (ten years ago) link

I am making a lil album of songs that are about a min long each, I have about 10 so far where the music is done but I have finished singing over one of them, I've come up w/ vocal melodies for about 3

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:47 (ten years ago) link

I am seriously using the dumbest most unwieldy out of date programs to put the songs together because for whatever reason I like how it all sounds more than if I do it in ableton?

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:54 (ten years ago) link

what are you using?

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:13 (ten years ago) link

I (lol) am using cues in virtual dj to play my laptop like an mpc or w/e (I could slice to a drumkit in ableton and do the same thing I guess, but idk, when I use ableton I spend 3 extra hours on shit) and then editing shit further and recording vocals in audacity, its a forehead in my hands deal, but still

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:22 (ten years ago) link

i love stuff like that.

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:28 (ten years ago) link

well I hope it lives up to its rudimentary description, I'm starting to embrace it, at least this way I don't end up fucking around with corpus for a week with no results

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:35 (ten years ago) link

Good sounding demo, dog latin. I'd get some friends in a room for the backing vocals. And as for your solo performance it's a little too measured, just make sure you're saying "gate" instead of "gay" and make it fast and effortless

I was just in Prague recording with a budget-priced orchestra, stuff for five different clients and some stuff for my own use. There were 30 "pieces" ranging from 45-second long bits of orchestral incidental music to 20-minute marathon workouts. A total of 2.5 hours of music and 24 hours to record the whole thing. I def. got paranoid and overworked but I didn't break. I drove that bus.

It went very well but I instinctively prioritized the work of my clients, taking the time to really get something beautiful out of that shaky orchestra. I left not enough time for my own material. Now I'm futzing.

cheers FGTI - I did the lead vox, the others did backing. I think the engineer's but too strong a release on my vox because yeah, "gaze" sounds like "gay" etc...

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:42 (ten years ago) link

i'm listening to spotify

markers, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:42 (ten years ago) link

gotta get these tapes out soon (for this band i recorded) but have no idea what im doing! i need to buy a tape duplicator! i need to buy...tapes! i need to figure out how to get this shit onto a master tape! what am i doing with my life! HELP!

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 00:58 (ten years ago) link

i told my mom i was in a new band called high school and she recommended that we call it COOL GIRLS instead. additionally, "i like just a girl's name, like maureen, or mabel, for a girl band"

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 01:01 (ten years ago) link

lmao at cool girls altho tbh i would like it as a name for a coed or all dude band

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 01:01 (ten years ago) link

Heh to my ears that sounds like a very straight-forward DJ tool. I put it on a couple times when doing other work and nothing caught my ear that I didn't like, cool track!

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 26 January 2024 17:22 (one month ago) link

everything in my life seems to be conspiring against me going to the studio tomorrow: my roommate has covid, unseasonable warming in the atmosphere is usually the thing that gives me an automatic sinus infection... but i seem to have avoided both of these things and will be sitting behind a drumkit recording our new album in 24 hours. unbelievable. last time we recorded was almost six years ago

ivy., Friday, 26 January 2024 17:44 (one month ago) link

Imperfect conditions -> the necessity of the work feels more critical. It's gonna go great!

I have a to-do list for "new personal work" and top of the list is "clean the basement", lol

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 January 2024 19:09 (one month ago) link

Are you tracking drums by yourself or as a band? Remember to relax, breathe, and have fun!

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 26 January 2024 19:15 (one month ago) link

we've always tracked live and we're planning to do that again. which is good because the band chemistry is actually something that relaxes me. thank u both

ivy., Friday, 26 January 2024 19:16 (one month ago) link

i just have to make sure i get enough sleep tonight. good luck me

ivy., Friday, 26 January 2024 19:17 (one month ago) link

(i will be wayyy too excited to go to bed at a reasonable time)

ivy., Friday, 26 January 2024 19:25 (one month ago) link

<3 good luck ivy!

blazin' squab (NickB), Friday, 26 January 2024 19:35 (one month ago) link

hope the session goes well!

tracking live makes such a difference

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 January 2024 19:36 (one month ago) link

Break a leg ivy!

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 January 2024 19:50 (one month ago) link

one thing I've really been into recording is something I saw on Never Mind the Bullocks Classic Albums episode where Steve Jones talked about how they would overdub the main guitar line twice, an octave below and an octave above, it sounds pretty amazing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 27 January 2024 01:50 (one month ago) link

Get some rest and have so much fun Ivy!

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Saturday, 27 January 2024 04:23 (one month ago) link

nothing exposes how you're not as good at your instrument as you think you are like recording. regardless i'm having the time of my life

ivy., Sunday, 28 January 2024 03:34 (one month ago) link

so true about recording! I've been finding it liberating to record acoustically in a room as opposed to with a mic and noise gate etc

Swen, Sunday, 28 January 2024 03:42 (one month ago) link

record's almost done! still has to be mixed. listening to the raw mixes rn. all my insecurities about my drum performance are probably rooted in my playing on an unfamiliar kit on which my kick pedal action turned out to be a little more rapid than i'm used to, we fixed it early in the sessions but i still feel it on the earliest tracks. no one else notices this at all btw and it's probably mostly in my head

anyway, with that out of the way!!! it's a fucking great record i'm very happy with it

ivy., Monday, 29 January 2024 03:41 (one month ago) link

(i could also probably solve all of my time fluctuation anxieties by recording to a click, but... i refuse)

ivy., Monday, 29 January 2024 03:43 (one month ago) link

ok, a few days removed from recording, listening to the raw mixes... folks, our album absolutely whips

ivy., Wednesday, 31 January 2024 04:28 (one month ago) link

hell yeah

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 04:41 (one month ago) link

wicked! that should make the mixing go easier.... :)

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 05:46 (one month ago) link

Congrats! Playing to a click has its own anxieties, and would ruin the magic of a band tracking live together. If you were recording by yourself, sure. But these days it's nice to hear something with imperfect time.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 06:13 (one month ago) link

i've arrived at the much more positive thought: that even playing in imperfect conditions i was able to get usable takes that other people sound great. and again the further i get away from recording the less i notice... whatever it is i'm noticing... don't live in my brain folks... it's bad in here

ivy., Wednesday, 31 January 2024 15:27 (one month ago) link

that other people say* sound great

ivy., Wednesday, 31 January 2024 15:27 (one month ago) link

I'd say if you're already at that point a few days later then you're a zen master, it takes me much longer, lol.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 15:30 (one month ago) link

Btw I've been puzzling over Swen's post for days...how do you record acoustically in a room without a mic??? :)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 15:31 (one month ago) link

I'd say if you're already at that point a few days later then you're a zen master, it takes me much longer, lol.

― Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, January 31, 2024 10:30 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i am truly so grateful that we are not mixing for another two months

ivy., Wednesday, 31 January 2024 15:33 (one month ago) link

I've released another batch of my Ableton noodlings into the wild on Bandcamp. All on the house / breakstep / techno adjacent side of things: https://wascal.bandcamp.com/album/t-t-k-k-008

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 1 February 2024 09:14 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

This seems to be getting a bunch of views this morning, no idea why as it has the same low sound quality, no lighting, and shaky phone camera as the rest of my videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_rloprXbU

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Sunday, 18 February 2024 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

Bc it rules haha

a hyperlink to the past (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 18 February 2024 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

Aw thanks!

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Sunday, 18 February 2024 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

I sang a couple of spirituals this morning at the start of today’s church service; unfortunately I didn’t know where the camera was and stood in the wrong spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muhSvGaCLEU

Cemetry Gaetz (DJP), Sunday, 25 February 2024 20:16 (one week ago) link

Hands are feeling good, reminding myself to breathe, feeling like I'm gonna become a decent drummer in my 40s

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3v-HlJAllm/

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:28 (one week ago) link

that's fantastic jordan!!!

ivy., Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:30 (one week ago) link

I have an album of electronic music coming out on the 29th, and the Cardiacs Discord server compilation album that I started making music to contribute to is coming out Real Soon Now. I have a Bandcamp now; http://chrisirregardless.bandcamp.com . If you would have told me a year ago that I would be doing this, I would have laughed at you.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:37 (one week ago) link

Thanks ivy! Jazz-gram has been a big inspiration over the last year, a handful of accounts that are really good for little vocabulary things to work on (Dan Weiss, Joe Farnsworth, an amazing European kid named Peter Primus Fr0sch, etc). Also just seeing lots of good drummers/different hands...I'm a real tortoise, but I think if today's internet had been around when I was in high school I would have figured some things out much, much sooner.

xp

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:42 (one week ago) link

Whoa, congrats CGLDI.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:43 (one week ago) link

haha yeah is doing the "seven steps to heaven" intro kind of a drum meme at the moment? i've seen at least two videos of it on my youtube feed in the past month

i don't even know how i would've learned to drum without the internet. well, i guess i would've taken lessons. which i did! but watching videos of drummers clearly had as much of an effect on my playing

ivy., Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:45 (one week ago) link

if today's internet had been around when I was in high school I would have figured some things out much, much sooner.

well yeah if today's internet had been around when i was a teenager i would have started playing decades before i actually started. I'm 10.5 years old as a drummer now and I feel antsy, eager to play more and keep getting better.

go get it Christine -- major kudos to you for following through and doing it

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:47 (one week ago) link

Oh I don't know! I haven't seen SStH popping up, I've just always loved it, and Tony Williams style on that record. It's so slick but also light, lyrical & almost casual, and a little more approachable than the records that came after.

This woman plays it beautifully, so relaxed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumDHdPoVwk

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 February 2024 16:03 (one week ago) link

this is far more rudimentary and a way less flattering video overall but i filmed my drum practice today, which was eight foo fighters songs in a row. i like to call this "the marathon," because it's the set of songs that most feels like a really intense workout whenever i play it. i am usually too tired by the time i get to "everlong" to play it well or even make it through the whole thing... but i fuckin did it this time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_8KZM-z3i4

ivy., Tuesday, 27 February 2024 20:35 (one week ago) link

It's the 29th, and my EP is out now. Six tracks of drones, squeaks, and melodies.
https://chrisirregardless.bandcamp.com/album/wreath-mantle

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 29 February 2024 05:12 (five days ago) link

I really like that! Love the textures and mallets/bell tones.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 29 February 2024 16:31 (five days ago) link

congrats CGLDI! cool stuff, i like it too

i'm working on recording more songs with my recording project band. this batch is the first time we don't have any analog in the chain (we used to record rhythm tracks to 4-track but it finally died) and i'm having trouble getting things to sound like i'm used to them sounding. otoh we can now actually mic the drums properly bc we have more input options.

i'm also taking a break from the songwriting class/workshop i had been doing. it was fun and it was good to force me to write something every week, but it was also expensive and the teacher was starting to get on my nerves, lecturing about kinks songs for half the class instead of letting people play their songs and get notes. i might go back to it later.

na (NA), Thursday, 29 February 2024 16:51 (five days ago) link

Now I want to be in a periodic producer's workshop where we all present demos and get feedback. Might have to pursue this!

NA have you tried using analog preamp and tape emulation plugins to get that sound? There are so many great cheap/free ones these days, I spend much of my time doing that (I would grab all the Analog Obsession ones to start with).

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 29 February 2024 18:26 (five days ago) link

stuff like that makes me feel dumb but i'll take a look at it, thanks

na (NA), Thursday, 29 February 2024 18:33 (five days ago) link

not a tape emulator but i've found this helpful to warm and fatten up tracks or even on the master bus

https://www.soundtoys.com/product/little-radiator/

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 February 2024 19:16 (five days ago) link

soundtoys stuff is really great, simple, focused for a purpose

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 February 2024 19:16 (five days ago) link

I love that one on tambourines. :)

This is my current go-to "duh, make it sound better" plugin for drums
https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2023/12/21/baby-audio-beat-slammer/

And I always put a touch of the BPB Saturator on basically everything.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 29 February 2024 19:20 (five days ago) link

CGLDI this EP is amazing, wow

a hyperlink to the past (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 29 February 2024 19:56 (five days ago) link

yes chris this is great!!! also i love "gnarled doll" as a song title

ivy., Friday, 1 March 2024 15:53 (four days ago) link

I'm really touched by the positive reception that my music has gotten here and in other places. Thank you all very much. There will be more of it coming soon. Oh, and that comp I was talking about is now out.

https://scarlethall.bandcamp.com/album/pond-frozen-over

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 1 March 2024 19:18 (four days ago) link


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