Archive for September, 2013

new song > hootchie gootchie bye bye

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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this song took a lot longer than the usual for several reasons…I enjoyed practicing singing it, I had an epic computer crash, there was a musician I wanted to play bass and he said he would play on the song but never came through (so I had to play it), I was also going through a mixing and mastering book and wanted to try my hand on this one…enough excuses? No? Oh – I also wanted to try an animation effect that took some learning. The animation kind of reminds me of those firework snakes I used to light when I was little, only this one is digital and emits music notes. OK anyway, so the song itself “hootchie gootchie bye bye” is about the evil other. There is a mix of live instruments (guitar, harmonica, bass, drums percussion) and synth / samples, layered vocals… I did the one man band on this, hopefully you like it. I have 3 versions of the video – flash and tablet / ipad friendly. So first button is audio only, second is with flash animation, and the third is a link to a Quicktime file, after that the ipad video is linked.. Lyrics in video and below.


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Quicktime file hootchie gootchie bye bye

ipad file hootchie gootchie bye bye

lyrics

hootchie gootchie bye bye

well you said you’d go
but you don’t
and I guess I wonder why

why you keep hangin round
beggin me baby please

you go all around draggin down
everyone no use
denying

I can feel its time to
fly fly fly away
now let me be

well go away its okay
I ain’t gonna sit and cry

cry for you a river
that will surely be the end of me

I’m cuttin loose from the noose
I ain’t hangin on your lies

goodbye hootchie gootchie goodbye
I am settin myself free

well if what you see is what you get
what you get will soon be gone
when it’s gone it’s safe to bet
I’ll be on my way home

oh lowly now hootchie gootchie bye bye

“I must say that painting is not as alien to me…

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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as you might think, on the contrary, I find it very appealing on account of it a powerful means of expression. One can say delicate things with it too…let a soft grey or green speak in the midst of roughness. I don’t think I am deceiving myself if I believe that being and remaining productive has to do with the studies one has and continues to make…the greater their variety the harder one labors at them the easier one works later when it comes to painting or actual drawings…in short I think the studies as seed & the more one sows, the more one may hope to reap. (don’t throw my scratches and studies away even if they are not very beautiful because everything is of use)

VVG