Tired

I was tired today, so I deleted two draft posts after they felt too long and like a little bit too much work.

I did decide that I’d go ahead and post a couple of things I’ve made recently that I enjoyed creating, even if they are probably too nutty by half.

Both, like the music/sound collage pieces posted here, were created for @manual_txt, which I co-created with one friend and currently run with another (my co-creator may or may not still post; we’ve kept it very casual so I don’t bug either guy about it).

Tonight I posted “SIGNAL INTRUSION (For Silent Jim, Whenever He May Find The Dust)” on Soundcloud. It’s a 2:30+ piece I composed in the old-fashioned way (with a keyboard, writing out the notes on a software composition program that plays it back) then added some sampling and improvisation as I mixed it. We like @manual_txt ephemera to stay mysterious but I’ll tell you here that the sampled voice is from The Max Headroom Signal Hack, which I wrote about here.

A few days ago I decided to use another piece I wrote and some found footage to make a little @manual_txt movie. Like many @manual_txt tweets it’s about ghosts. It’s about dust. Featuring Pepsi.

I like to think if someone decided to loop @manual_txt media and listen to it for hours they’d go quietly insane and start seeing ghosts drinking Pepsi in the dust.

A guy can dream.

#manual_txt, #max-headroom, #max-headroom-signal-hack, #weird-stuff

I’m sorry…

… my head is such an eerie place. It’s always been that way. Much of the spookiness is linked to summer. Summer is a haunted time, and always will be. Something about the leisure. The space, the hours you have to do nothing. To talk to others or remain in silence.

I run a weird Twitter account with friends, @manual_txt. Of late, I’ve begun composing odd bits of music and making sound collages for it. They are always strange, and they are incredibly fun to make. Here are two.

They are both purposefully understated and impressionistic. The latter is called “Ted’s Trance” because the quote sampled for use in the piece was from an interview with serial killer Ted Bundy, a particularly haunting and unsettling quote given the speaker and what he was talking about.

I feel like these particular pieces are leading me toward something creatively, but not 100% sure what that is yet. Whatever it is, it will be multimedia and hopefully just as spooky as can be.

#im-a-weirdo, #manual_txt, #music, #weirdness