:: Thursday, October 14, 2004
BOREDOM - THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
yeah, ok.. I've been at a bit of a loose thread lately..
moping around in a stinkin' black cloud..
things falling apart..
nothing coming together..
feeling all out've sorts..
pissed off.. twitchy.. a zombie staring at a screen of tangled mess..
pull one thread of it.. and I've got even bigger a mess..
and yeah, I should've known..
all scheming and strategic like..
yeah.. I'm good with the strategies..
it's why I win games of chess..
it's why I'm deadly with the multiplayer fragfests..
I'm a schemer..
anytime you need to start a resistance movement..
an underground people's revolutionary front..
I'm ya planning guy..
I know just where and how and when to make that deck of cards fall..
but the real bitch of it is hindsight..
it's all well and good to know the answers NOW..
I just wish I figured this out YEARS ago and saved me all the mess..
but like they tell ya about acting in a hollywood movie..
"it's 90% waiting around for the other guys to get their stuff done"
the waiting.. oh crud.. the ENDLESS waiting..
yeah.. this has been a fucken problem that's plagued me for years..
I'M SICK OF THE WAITING DAMMIT!!
but nuff with the bullshit.. lets get direct here..
wot AM I crapping on about?
y'see.. as you may well know..
I like making these crazy tracks..
these phat funkin' wall of noiz distorted breakbeat terrorist instrumentals..
and in my overly ambitious far-reachin'-madness I think to myself..
"y'know wot would make this song REALLY COOL? VOCALS.. yeah.. lets get some of those!!"
yeah.. right there.. big fucken mistake..
now.. don't get me wrong..
it's a fucken cool idea..
vocals are fucken cool..
no really, they make my lamearse instrumentals feel complete..
without 'em.. I'm just a duck farting in the wind..
(hahaha.. ok, now that's just weird..)
problem is, it's easier said than done..
writing instrumentals.. that's direct..
all the shit you need is right at ya fingertips right NOW.. crafting phat beats.. grinding up high octane bass propulsion systems.. howling lead fist fighting with your head like it wuz a plaything of a puppy.. yeah.. it's all there.. and it's waiting for YOU.. for YOU to command it..
it's all down to little 'ol YOU..
it's your own CUBA, and your CASTRO..
your own shiny utopian dictatorship..
without the mass starvation, the boat people or the weapons inspectors..
yeah.. I'm a dude who makes things happen.. listen to WOT I HAVE CREATED!!
but then come vocals..
and yes, vocals ROCK.. they make things CATCHY..
the kids really LIKE da vocals..
but the thing I keep forgetting everytime I leap lemmingly into this..
is the TIME involved..
HOLY CRAP.. THE TIME.. ENDLESS TICKING TIME-BOMBS of TIME..
dammit.. I've got songs here.. I wrote TWO YEARS AGO.. and I'm STILL WAITING FOR VOCALS!! building a mountain here, of crap.. I never GET FINISHED..
really.. working vocals into ya song is like most democracies..
a LOT of hot air.. and nothing gets done..
and y'see.. it's not THEIR fault..
vocals take time..
I get that..
I understand well..
hey, I've even been at the OTHER end of the equation..
I've had the fun of being the vocalist.. wasting someone ELSE's time..
aaaah.. the rarified pleasure THAT is..
make the bastards sweat it out.. aaaahAHAHAHahAAAhahaa
*ahem* no.. you didn't read that..
I'm VERY punctual..
(well actually I'm not..)
but y'see I understand..
cool things come to those who wait..
yeah.. really cool things
it just helps if you don't bug 'em 24/7..
I gotta be more patient..
but wot the hell do I do in the meantime?
here I am.. silly me..
I get some cool sounds together..
some REALLY cool sounds..
I structure 'em a bit.. get 'em loopin.. get the rhythm..
I jam it out.. I figure the flow..
I record a live demo..
think to myself "vocals will solve this"
then leave it on the shelf..
gather a SAHARA load of dust on it..
twiddle my thumbs.. "yeah.. vocals will solve this"..
well.. why am I waiting for vocals to fix this?
doesn't this show a HOLE? a flaw in my music writing process?
the song must come first..
why wait for vocals.. THEN write song..
why wait endless YEARS, all these cool ideas with no resolution..
why not WRITE the complete song.. the full instrumental..
the whole structure..
the intro - build up / break down / verse / chorus / interlude and outro..
fuckit.. maybe even release it complete..
HERE's THE SONG YA BAAAAASTARDS..
when the vocals finally arrive.. I finally get my "directors cuts"
(if they're not here in the first 10 months.. you get your pizza free!)
I dont NEED vocals to DEFINE my REALITIES!
the SONGS define where the vocals go..
I CONTROL THE VERTICAL AND THE HORIZONTAL!!
YOU WILL SING TO MY SONG..
I WONT SONG TO YOUR SING..
song song sing soin.. sng.. aarr.. shit, tongue tied..
yeah.. I should've thought of this earlier..
this is GENIUS..
once again, boredom.. is the mother of invention!
and now I got a LOT of work to catch up on.. YIPEE!!
:: Spoz 1:35 AM |