May 7, 2007

Dear World/Come on, Peace/Silver Lining

Finished a song, in three parts. I put this down for a while, while I got back into the novel. It’s part of the concept record, which I’m not calling a rock opera anymore. It’s not a rock opera—it isn’t told from different character’s points of view, like Tommy: The Acid Queen, Cousin Kevin, Tommy, etc. And not like my own novel, which trades off between two characters. But it still parallels what’s going on in the book: WW III.

Oh my dear world will you leave us alone
We’re independent of what has gone wrong
We need the time to work out our lives
If we do not we will hate you in time
That might be wrong but that's the way it is
We’re in a prison of others’ ideas
They need the time to work out their lives
If they are wrong do we deserve to die

Come on peace, you arrive today, on the way
What a relief, we will pass away

What’s beneath the silver lining, is it peace or is it dying?

This is a remake of something I posted here earlier, all on acoustic guitar. Pretty much the catalyst for me trying to figure out a better way to record. Don’t tell me you like the acoustic version better b/c I don’t want to hear it.

Dear World/Come on, Peace/Silver Lining


Anonymous said...


sb said...

I like the acoustic version better.

nat said...

very niiice...
what program(s) are you using?
if i might make a suggestion regarding (home) production:
as you add instrumentation to these tunes in the home-recording context: you may want to employ more ambience (i.e. reverbs, etc) and other post-production things - especially when dealing with the digital instruments - to get more of that evocative quality that the song seems to want. the tricky thing with a lot of these home computer digital instruments is making them have some character, breathing room, authenticity, etc.
of course one does not want to go overboard, but i'd be curious to hear a "wetter" version...

Henry Baum said...

I record in GarageBand and mix in Logic Express. Basically, just opening a finished GB song in Logic sounds a lot better.

Personally, I like dry recordings better. And for a song like this with 10 parts going at once it's difficult to get any track separation with a lot of reverb. But yeah, I need to experiment a bit more. Still learning. Up to this point, I've mainly been interested in getting the song down, not so much in how it sounded.

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Many Nerds won't be returning. Some old timers I remember from last year, people like Trenchcoat Mafia, Silk Dragon Shirt, probably won't be coming back next year.
Spamming blogs I put their names up, immortalizing them, if only until the blog owner erases everything::::
1. Trenchcoat Mafia
2. Silk Dragon Shirt
3. The Distinguished English Gentleman
4. Beta Nerd, and of course
5. Rosie The Transsexual
Rosie's original name was just Rosie, due to his rosie cheeks. They shared he has a high level of knowledge, a tactic the gods employ to create a false sense of security. This of course is the segment which they dump so many transsexuals into.
I too enjoy irony, and therefore Rosie has now become Rosie The Transsexual.
Who else has a nickname in the NerdRoom?

I'd like to remind you many of the people in the NerdRoom are good men. I hope this is reflected in what they are allowed to learn and the progress they're allowed to make.
I'd also like to remind you their predecessors, REAL nerds from a generation ago who fill the computer swap meet, are WONDERFUL men, and since I likely won't be going again I want to remember them as well.

Actually the comparison of the two is a testiment to the devolution of society, which will be used as justification for the Apocalypse:::
Today's nerds are NOT wonderful men. They grew up with the internet and many consider pornography as an acceptable vice. They gamble freely, enjoy evil imagry in video games, and this issue is a microcosim of our deterioration.

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