Best show I’ve ever done. Still no monitors, the ones at the venue are out of order.
Get the guitar intonation fixed.
If there’s a crowd of 50+ like last night, leave out the singing numbers completely.
Just background music, stick to the plan.
Violin on the floor was a hit
Drums were a hit.
New this week: Minecraft visuals with logo, spray-painted promo posters. 20 Promo CDs, no facebook event.
Mixes still out of sync – global quantization settings?
Always tune up. Always.
Take your time, no need to be manic
New RCA cables
Inputs – how to avoid switching
Distortion & delay pedals
OVERVIEW: Use the looper! More tactile hardware, less screen. More material needed, and fresh material needed, or at least a fresh rehash. Less knobbing around, more tactile, visual. Computer should be less prominent, more about eye contact and connecting with people who will ultimately make this your reality.
the challenges that last
magical and surprising
medley of things to pass
before reaching the horizon
keep your hopes and dreams close
fears and anxieties closer
We’re somewhere in a small seaside town, and there’s a bull that’s escaped from a wax-paper cage. It’s running wild through the town, indiscriminately charging bystanders and causing wreckage to any and all it impacts. Racing up narrow, twisted staircases which we thought would be safe physical deterrents. I’m terrified and slightly amused. How did this happen, this uncontrollable beast get set free like this? Who is to blame? What is going to be done about it?
It’s an African area. The millions of people, the paint-chipped handrails supporting lazy men, the sweaty odor, the large women carrying vegetables on their heads. The bull ignites the crowds, and they flee in panic, crushing each other to escape. Children are lifted up onto second-floor balconies, open areas in the crowd appear instantly as the threat continues unchallenged. Nothing can stop this wild beast, surely, from destroying every last column, doorway, person.
Someone has a plan. A hero among us. He rings the town bell. The bull appears momentarily stunned, in pain. It gathers itself for a charge on the bell-ringer, but he rings it again, loudly and constantly. The bull is overwhelmed, supplicating. It’s weakness is resonant sound! We chase the bull out of town with sound.
I am the bull, and there is rage waiting to be set free.
111014 SHOW NOTES
Mixes were out of sync! Why, dunno, spent 2 hrs earlier fixing them up and sounded good. Check it.
Need You – killer, dont try change anything, a little distortion on the guit is great
MPKMini stopped working mid-set after dripping sweat. BRING A TOWEL. managed to fix, which is good to know. disabled / enabled in preferences
DONT FORGET YOUR MOUSE NEXT TIME
Kinda ran out of songs. Don’t wanna play all the old stuff anymore (And Now, Fatten Up, blah blah. Most of it scares me)
Rollover Strategy – fix the fuckin keyboard already
Fly – didn’t include. Why not?
Finish up Confidence, it’s got such potential.
OVERVIEW: get the mixes redone with Geoff asap. Focus on the new stuff. Decide if you wanna DJ or sing, stop tryina do them both mate. It has to be a single-focus, hard-hitting act which leaves no room for listeners to guess what it’s about. Sing covers, I think that’s where you passion is. Follow the feedback – they like the reverb violin interludes. Gradually phase out the DJ stuff and replace with the covers. Learn some dance steps, you look like a spaz when you spaz out. Enjoy Max Tundra tomorrow, the guy’s press kit reads exactly like yours, follow the success stories. This is going vocal, because you actually can’t squeeze your enthusiasm into a computer screen at this point in life. Layer some FX and sing!