Give it to me eee 😩😊😍💗
a shirt made for my fiancé…
and honestly, at a “club”… made for me too.
the guy didn’t even tell them about having to have AA batteries…
also, i’m stoked about the few kids that get it. “well, an iPad costs you $700…”
sure, it’s also a computer, but you know, new tech costs money!
On the song, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s high pitched yelp and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López’s frenetic, reverb-heavy guitar theatrics work in tandem to showcase their undeniable chemistry that’s carried them throughout their At The Drive-In and Mars Volta days. A brooding and chugging bassline from Flea gives the track some proto-punk flair, as Bixler-Zavala sings about atheists in foxholes and “falling out of the sky.”
vocals can make it or break it for me on tunes. Bixler-Zlava’s has always been a bit too brash for me, but the tune is solid. this is a welcome combination. i have a feeling Omar Rodriguez-López will be looking for another new combination NEXT year.
My little brother and his band, Rivermaker, at House of Blues, Sunset: rocking it. #music #live
just in that mode and listened through it in it’s entirety for the first time in at least a year… love this album. so formative for me. and it still holds up so well. goodness.
worst birthday ever.
"Never Had It" from KASHKA’s album BOUND. available on Noisetrade… and other sites.
loving the sound of this album: folkpoptronica. it’s working.
It’s beautiful all on its own, but it’s also extremely valuable in how it gives us insight into how Jackson wrote and arranged so many hit songs on his own even though he was not particularly proficient at playing instruments.
Here’s Rob Hoffmann, a sound engineer who worked with Jackson, describing the singer’s process:
“One morning Michael came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. ‘Here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note,’ etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57.
He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed Michael doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Here’s another a bit from a 2009 GQ profile about this unusual songwriting technique.
Michael has always made melodies in his head, little riffs and beats, but that isn’t the same…. Some of the things Michael hears in his head he exports to another instrument, to the piano (which he plays not well but passably) or to the bass. The melody and a few percussive elements remain with his vocal. The rest he assembles around it. He has his brothers and sisters with him. He conducts. His art will later depend on his ability to stay in touch with that childlike inner instrument, keeping near enough to himself to hear his own melodic promptings. If you’ve listened to toddlers making up songs, the things they invent are often bafflingly catchy and ingenious. They compose to biorhythms somehow.