my goal is to have two records completed over the next few months. one is electronic based and the other is a bunch of normal (probably not) sounding songs. they’ve got a bit of a Sandinista! vibe. also working on some stuff for the next TM record.
hello to all you fellow x’ed out humanoids. i wanted to drop some weirdness on you. i forget if i’ve mentioned this previously, but my girlfriend, aurielle, is currently preparing for a bone marrow transplant to help fight a gnarly blood disease called mds (sometimes called preleukemia). it’s a very complex problem, put simply- her dummy bone marrow produces weirdo stem cells that turn into weirdo blood cells. unfortunately as cool as weirdo blood cells sound, you can’t really live like that. to combat this weirdo blood drama she’ll need to go through a pretty intense process, which includes destroying her old immune system (chemo therapy) and then injecting her with new marrow (the transplant) that will hopefully turn her into a healthy girl with super human strength (if not super human then average human). finding a marrow donor can be difficult- after six months we were recently notified that a match had been found (!!!). the scary adventure starts in march. luckily aurielle qualifies for healthcare, but the costs surrounding this thing are massive. so she started a little campaign to raise some bucks to alleviate some of the financial stress that comes along with this life changing event.
wouldn’t be a new tera melos song without a little controversy ;)
someone asked me to post a list of records from last year that i enjoyed. i was pretty busy paying attention to our new record so i didn’t really get much of a chance to check out other new music. so here’s a list of songs i shazam’d off the radio and liked. i’d heard all of these before, but i’d never really given any of them much thought until recently.
t’pau, “heart and soul” - i guess i’d never heard this song from the beginning. it starts with this really cool, funny little midi something-or-other melody and has a loud snare. when it hit the chorus i recognized it.
ce ce peniston, “finally” - always liked this song, never knew who it was. chances are if it came from the early 90’s and was blasted across nyc dance clubs i’m gonna like it.
jermaine stewart, “we don’t have to take our clothes off” - the music is real nice, but jermaine stewart’s voice sounds like he’d be a primordial dwarf in real life. turns out he’s not a primordial dwarf, though he is rather odd looking. i think you’d be hard pressed to find a black guy that could pull off the long, straightened, blow dried hair look.
asia, “heat of the moment” - heard this song a million times before. really like the vocals and how they syncopate with the guits.
toto, “africa” - the verse is so cool. chorus gets a little sucky, but it’s kinda hard to follow such a great groove/melody. can’t really blame them for that.
janet jackson, “nasty boys” - 80’s electro production at it’s best. jj is just kind of whatever to me. it’s her producers that i’m really stoked on. here’s the instrumental.
morris day and the time. “jungle love” - didn’t know these guys were the brain child of prince. shazam’d this one two separate times. dummy prince makes youtube remove all of his related vids :(
also, i think squarepusher’s “ufabulum” is perfect and found out i really like todd rundgren. there was a ton of shit music that i had to shazam to figure out who to avoid- “fun,” “alabama shakes” and “foster the people” in particular.
jeff, matt and myself- first day of shooting snakeville
awesome xmas gift
awesome xmas gift from garrett. he put together most the props for snakeville. my mind was constantly blown by his attention to detail. you wouldn’t believe the time and effort we put into that friggin movie. go look at all of his insane artwork at Douse the Lights.
xmas card for my parents. forgot the r in christmas. WHOOPS!
sold the gothic sg! mr. Logun is now the proud owner of that beast. thanks to everyone that didn’t get too irritated with all my posts about selling stuff. i ended up getting rid of my usa strat, mesa triple rectifier and the goth. it’s super weird letting go of gear. it’s all a part of the story, ya know? especially weird when the money is just going towards rent and the usual bullshit. i couldn’t let go of all that stuff without acquiring something cool. so i grabbed this lil beaut-
“satan’s power”- a short collection of messed up sounding christmas songs
here it is- my xmas ep! i guess these are all holiday-ish, but please feel free to enjoy them year-round. i feel kinda funky charging anything for them, but whatever. $3.33 seems appropriate. it’s only half-evil :D i learned each song in C major/A minor, which is a pretty good key, so it should have a nice little flow to it. probably makes for a good headphone listen too. definitely had fun putting this together. funny that this is technically my first “solo” release thing- a dorky christmas ep. gonna try and get a lot more finished next year. anyways, enjoy!
i think i might quit the whole weird band thing and focus on playing christmas carols for wealthy republicans at country club events. wow that was an easy gig. i had no idea i could loop “o chistmas tree” and solo over it for twelve minutes. that two and a half hours flew by. they even fed me a slab of steak and some wine. had to sit at a table with a bunch of people talking about guns. this one guy was a cop and he would not shut up about his wife shooting a gun for the first time. overall pretty interesting night. at some point i snuck in the trident tail outro. that was fun. the odd chord modulation (gM7, bm7, dM7, a?, a7, b) didn’t exactly fit the christmas vibe, but there’s actually some weird changes throughout a lot of those xmas songs, so it wasn’t that off-sounding. oh, and i super glued my finger up and that totally did the trick. i’d practiced these songs so much that i’ve been waking up in the middle of the night with them playing in my head. hopefully that goes away soon.