Sat on the tube listening to an ancient demo wrought with nothing but a cheap Chinese Telecaster and a head cold.
99.4% of Looptron tunes begin with Ableton’s default 808 and go downhill from there, often for as long as possible (months,years) before I end up facing a microphone. (If I do at all.) I hate the singing bit. And recording guitar parts is agonising. I’m quite a hacker live, but end up doing a bazillion obsessive takes if I know I’ve got to live with something.
That said, I’ve got a chunk of demos from the last couple of decades that fell out of a guitar in the first instance but have never been “properly” recorded (although some got gigged with the Slide Pheromone). I’m in the process of gathering them all into a playlist and re-learning them with a view to recording Actually Good™ guitar/vox versions. And then maybe deconstructing/remixing them into Looptron tunes.
Hell, worst case scenario I can start terrorising open mic nights across town.
10°C | Rain | London, United Kingdom
Currently listening to "Pop Song" - Perfume Genius.
Currently reading "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" - Salman Rushdie.
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
I’ve been hoarding gear for twenty years and have completely run out of space. For the next few months I’m going to be chucking some odds and sods on eBay. The occasional guitar, some synths, a shed load of FX pedals and a couple of slices of Looptron history...
End of days for Daredevil
Marvel and Netflix have rammed the billy club of cancellation through Daredevil’s skull. This is no bad thing.
Made a little timelapse film using my iPhone and the top deck of a surprisingly empty 207 bus from Shepherd's Bush to Acton. I'm teaching myself Final Cut Pro using my typical "learn by doing” method. As such, I have discovered my default approach to editing video is the same as playing the guitar. USE ALL THE PLUGINS.
Sell your eyeballs direct!
Radioactive Love (Rig Mk2 Demo)
New(ish) song, first successful(ish) run through on a rainy Tuesday lunchtime. Ableton is doing patch switching in Guitar Rig AND the loop triggers as part of the scene changes so only one pedal is required to drive this. It's the future people.
FFS. Google have now started putting banners in Inbox (my mail app of choice) to remind everyone that they're killing Inbox next March, something I'd be studiously ignoring since they announced it back in September. I actually wish they hadn’t told me at all because my OCD will be spending the next 6 months evaluating Inbox replacements and rebuilding my "workflow" in them (which mainly consists of repeatedly snoozing mails until I HAVE to deal with them) before I inevitably give up and just revert to using Gmail like they want me to.
Twenty years ago today.
It had been fifteen years seen the hero beat up his father so badly the old man died from his wounds. Fifteen years since we watched a group of terrorists enlist the help of the Care Bears to slaughter thousands of unwitting civil servants and proceed to overthrow the closest thing to a strong and stable government the galaxy had seen in millenia.