Archive for the ‘diamonds’ Category

Two of Diamonds: Nothing Will Assuage The Birthers

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that "nothing will assuage" the Birthers. I've emailed back and forth with one and I believe that to be a true statement. I think this will continue to waste everyone's time until the end of Obama's Presidency. Maybe we can just ignore them. I hope so.

Anyway, on to the music. This is another home piece. I made it in Pro Tools but it's mostly a Reason thing. I did have a keyboard attached to Reason so I actually played some of the organ parts but I programmed the piano and vibes and drums.

This piece reveals my love for things that drone as well as Steve Reich. Eno rules too. Enjoy it!

Ace of Diamonds: Buzz Of Fahey

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Back in action! After a couple weeks' rest and some much needed R and R, here is the next installment of The Deck.

This is some "electronic" "music" and is a product of my recording a couple of old John Fahey LPs into my computer so I can listen to them all digital-style. This is built of samples of the empty space before, after, and between songs on the record. There was a nasty 60Hz hum on it so I used EQ to focus that energy into notes. There is a little Mozart quote in the middle.

Note: This is a Diamond and it's not a cover song. I thought, at the beginning that I wold have more time to do covers as well as originals but that was not "in the cards" for me. If I end up doing any more covers, I'll make them Jokers. So, now I'll fill in all the diamonds and hearts with new originals for the rest of the year. Enjoy!

King of Diamonds: It’s Good To Be King

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I chose Tom Petty's "It's Good To Be King" for the first song to cover in The Deck. I didn't start at Ace because I thought that King would be more fitting for obvious reasons. I did this at home with acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and reason for the keyboard and drum sounds.