UFOs and Labyrinths has been getting a few likes from people. Glad that the music flow has a place in some peep's rotation. Ive been told it helps fall asleep... which is a vital aspect of human existence.
Fabric Dos, here we go! Borderland style.
Notes to Diego, the purveyor of playas studio, bass, and creative ideas:
SEPARATE MY SOUL - (Dos, Track 2)
Three basic sections
1. Rain on me.. RHCP funk rock groove
2) We build and build.. more steady chords with harmony vocals 3) We Cry, we are crying - acoustic fingerpicking ballad waltz-time
IT'S THE WEEKEND AND I'M GONE - RENO NOT AGAIN (Dos Tracks 3 and 4)
ITWAIG - kind of grungy beginning
Reno - more like a big Joe Jackson beat and makes tap feet
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE (Dos, Track 5)
Kind of heavy chain gang sound
then old 60s My Generation/Summertime Blues (in-your-face) chords), I'm not fazed
Then there are the notes for the original jam we did, which is the basis for the first (instrumental) song of the concept album.
NAMIDA (BORDERLANDS) Version 2 (Dos, Track 1)
Currently 4:34 -
0:00 to :10 Extend intro another measure - add some demon chaser before bass comes in
00:34 to :41 Add another shorter cascade of guitar before flute comes 20 to 28….
Flute over-layers around 00:40 to :50
1:00 Mountain bassline… extend that another full measure (to about 1:21) before going to minor thing add more desert reverb guitar.. can we detune one of your strings slightly to create a deeper sound or have you create a half note somewhere?
1:47 to 1:49 improve transition to Mountain
1:50 to 2:07 I like the Mountain bass-line length there, but then it should kind of transition to an organic drum-centered desert vision… like dancing, scatting, or chanting…
2:07 ? to ? Create a new little intro to Summertime section about 20 seconds in length (using actual bass pattern from SR) and then go into section that is currently 2:28 using existing bass pattern…
I think ending is around 3:22 … skip last Mountain… but… keep that reverb guitar somehow at around 3:45 maybe it comes back in another song? or earlier chorus…
• On Christo's wrapping the Reichstag: amazing... to negotiate with six administrations on something. And have it come to fruition. Reminds me that there is a campaign afloat to elect Lady Gaga prez.
• Re: "The map of tyranny. We are HERE."
well no not exactly... there is a small window until a crisis is manufactured that galvanizes the crazies. THEN you are there.
• Regarding Abe's recent shift in perception as one of the less hardcore international leaders out there: the lessons of WWII mean that accepted populism is less in your face in Japan? As in Germany. The gravity of a fool at the helm of a major country is not lost on them.
• Ever asked yourself, how does a cockroach get into the skull?
New Year's Resolution (still time):I have stopped seeking out articles about Trump. He rubs me the wrong way. It is like when I watched a few episodes of the Apprentice a decade ago and decided I didn't like his executive style. It was on to Lost, which had its own problems eventually.
Apparently Betsy DeVos, ordered an immediate flattening of all classroom globes (just a rumor at this point)? Maybe that's because that's where you place the food offerings for our grizzly brothers and sisters... glad she has had a change of heart. I was thinking that grizzlies could somehow find their way to "sanctuary states" like Colorado, but apparently it won't be necessary.
Across the pond, Frankie Boyle nails it. Including an urgent rationale for Fabric Dos:
"Obviously, the most important issue here is why America hasn’t done as well as in the past at capitalising on these horrors to create good music about the political turmoil. I mean, where is their Bob Dylan? Where are their anthems about drone warfare killing innocent civilians? Instead we’ve got Drake begging women via song to text him back after a fight at the Cheesecake Factory."
Is very foggy rainy these days I love it
• Sobering and highly informed words from Columbia's ex-leader to Duterte, as a NY Times op ed:
"What do we propose? Well, for one, we do not believe that military hardware, repressive policing and bigger prisons are the answer. Real reductions in drug supply and demand will come through improving public health and safety, strengthening anticorruption measures — especially those that combat money laundering — and investing in sustainable development. We also believe that the smartest pathway to tackling drugs is decriminalizing consumption and ensuring that governments regulate certain drugs, including for medical and recreational purposes."
Although, with KellyAnne urging everyone to go out and purchase Ivanka gear online, even the comatose will soon start to realize that life did not magically get better when their guy won.
Here is a real eyeopening paragraph in a Guardian article by Jonathan Jones, How can Barack Obama smile at a time like this? I think he knows something
"In our horror, we are missing the point that perhaps Obama has grasped. The Trump “movement” – as Trump likes to call it – died on inauguration day. That row about the numbers of people in Washington’s National Mall? It mattered. For without a mass movement that makes itself physically – and dangerously – felt on the streets, there can be no future for Mussolini-style bluster.
Trump has a stay-at-home electorate of reality tv fans. It is the left who are on the streets. It is his enemies who have the youth, anger and numbers."