Thursday, December 30, 2010

For no particular reason - some 60's sci fi music

I spent a few hours yesterday playing around with Reaper, and I'm pretty well hooked. I think I'm going to slowly migrate away from Sonar for my multi-tracking, which is great. Sonar's nice, but Reaper's more flexible, has all the features I need, and costs literally 1/10 as much. Anyway, enough of the advertisements - in the process of dinking about with Reaper I produced this little snippet of music, which sounds a bit like something that might have shown up in one of the sadder scenes of the old Doctor Who TV show.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa Claus Lives Alone

This is a song I made for a Christmas compilation a few years ago that never actually materialized. The peeps from Left Handed Radio asked if I had a Christmas song laying around, so I went ahead and dug this one up and dusted it off. It's, uh, a little dark...

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Smoker

This one's missing a guitar solo, but it's close enough to show to people now. It's a song about becoming famous for something utterly trivial - in this case, holding the world's record for smoking the most cigarettes at once. Underlying it is the idea that the ephemerality of fame makes it a sort of unsatisfying way of gaining immortality, but it also touches on the idea that it's the struggle, rather than the goal, that matters. The fact that the battle can't be won doesn't diminish the nobility of fighting it, and all that.