Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
i tried something different. i worked out the chords and basically made it up on the fly. so you are hearing me actually writing the song as its being played. again. one take.
starting to feel a little relieved/ sad that this project is ending. i think it was confused at the start, as i was a bit confused at the time, but as things have went on, i think i have became a bit more confident about what things i can do and not do. i think its been a good thing to do to make me realise that you can put things on the internet and not really care if they are perfect or with a full explanation of why they sound like they do or why they aren't as good as they can be. it can just be a thing that you either involve yourself in on some level or dont have an opinion of. much like the radio, or music channels, or anything else for that matter.
here it is.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
this song is terrible. i can imagine ricky's smug shit face when he thought of the line ' i want crisps'. a damning indictment of the post-Jamie's school dinners backlash in the advent of the credit crunch.
its a hard one to work with. thats for sure.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Monday, 1 September 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I really like this song. i thought it was really weak but i am a pretty big loser for liking ridiculously over produced rock records. most biffy stuff has choruses with guitars that rival andrew wk.
i tried to do it quite faithfully ish this week , hope you like it.
not long left to go now, hope people are still enjoying.
i am, but ill be glad to have 2 evenings of my week back . x
p.s if you follow this and havent commented before, please say hi! i like friends!
P.S ANON IS ALLOW
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
zeugma, london road sheffield
after several pints in a glorious sun trap at the bottom of london road (dulo), we headed east towards a turkish restaurant. the walls were littered with praise for their hearty portions ,delicious house specials and constructive criticism regarding their lack of ability to accept card payments. as soon as we were seated we were served with complimentary gherkins, black olives and traditional homemade breads. as complimentary appetisers, these were sublime.
for starters, i chose the grilled haloumi with a side salad, as i was eager to try this. although somewhat more salted than i had anticipated, along with the ripe tomatoes and crisp, fresh iceberg lettuce this tasted fantastic. she chose the aubergine salad, which again was cooked fresh and was delicately spiced in a most appealing fashion,towering with paprika and lemon.
for main courses we chose a traditional lamb casserole-esque dish ( the name escapes me) and her the traditional vegetables stuffed with spiced lamb and rice) with a marinade .all courses were delicately flavoured, although with a deceptively spicy after taste. all this was washed down with a crisp, chilled bottle of EFES.
p.s im on holiday for a week so see you.
Monday, 21 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
unfortunately, no 30STM cover as of yet :(
but please accept this kid rock cover as part of an apology.
the plea of ' but have you fucking heard the original?' has never been more appropriate.
i like doing this again.
hope you still do too!
p.s new pens= better pictures
Thursday, 10 July 2008
THIS IS A NEW SONG BY CALVIN HARRIS and DIZZEE RASCAL. or is it by dizzee rascal and calvin harrisons ? there is problems with who is credited.
the first recording in a new , nice house. good reverb from the wood flooring yo.
WARREN JOHN MYLES
Monday, 30 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
cover here: we are the people
quite nostalgic hearing feeder, even though its ages since they did something good. reminds me of the summer before i went to university many years ago, playing cricket on fields and getting my young fake scottish skin lobster red. its funny how people seem to pine for their lost youth at the same time. its only recently i have caught up with some of my good friends from back home ( corby, northants) that i hadn't seen in ages, and had an awesome time. maybe its the fact that we are all approaching 25 and can no longer call ourselves 'young' adults. maybe its because we feel guilt at not having spoken to them since we parted and went our seperate ways. but i think its because you realise that true friends are those who you can always go back to where you left off with, and you kick yourself for not having been arsed with them for so long. this one is for my corby pals.
ive realised ive started to write like im on massive amounts of anti-depressants. but im just happy.
views on the baritone voice on this cover ? y/n or n/a ( not arsed)
either way ill probably not listen to good advice.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Friday, 2 May 2008
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
this bronski beat meets panda bear meets kompakt cover comes your way via an inability to listen to the song all the way through. immediately after seeing the fact it was on hard2beat i thought it was going to be wank. i am quite conscious of the fact however that im slipping into a house style of making each song sound the same , or my way of it sounding, much as stock aitken or waterman or a lot of the italo disco stuff on ZYX in the 80's sounded. exactly the fucking same. i suppose i am just using a gameboy, so i have an excuse tho.
oh. if you are interested in what i look like im on this video singing leona lewis:
although i now dont have glasses and paid money for a real person to cut my hair and make up lies to try to impress me ( example: yeah me and my m8s went to latvia on a stag weekend. i warned the lads not too, but one got done out of 10 grand on his credit card in a strip club) BULLSHITS MATES.
i would have been more impressed if he just told me he couldnt handle his booze and ended up going home early every night.
here is the covers. sjkaldf
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
people. i didnt do the rap part, but decided to just loop the end bit for ages because it sounded really good and percussive. hope you like this cover. i liked doing this one.
congrats to leona. stateside magic. although she does do that 'ooh' thing on the first bar of EVERY FUCKING SONG on Spirit. what do i know eh? shes well nice.
Friday, 21 March 2008
im unsatisfied by the lack of sport related content in the official song for sport relief. at least they could have dubbed in some colour clips of her seeing how many keepy ups she could do, or hire in 'stryker' who was used in the man utd fa cup song a few years back.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
highest new entry this week is we are scientists. kind of did a bit of a reworking here. i really liked the main guitar riff, and this goes on all the way through on the original, so i kind of went with this. i used a really fast arpeggio to make it sound like that kind of shoegaze wash sound. and then laid the riff over the top all the way through. lyrics wise, i just took the first lines:
this door is always open
no one has the guts to shut us out.
as the song sounded quite triumphant, like the end of a game, when i had reworked it. i decided not to bother with the rest of the lyrics, as they didnt seem to fit in my version.
let me know what you think.
p.s i havent had much time again to watch or do anything except study, so i havent got a lot else to say. unless you want to know about XML Web Services. and i dont really want to talk about them. so there.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
This weeks effort is the highest new entry, which is Delinquent feat. K-Cat. This song has apparently been kicking about for say 4 years. I dont know how i feel about it, seeing as it sounds almost identical to that heartbroken one. But i like this better cause it has a dive bombing sub bass line half way through which for some reason reminded me of Kerry Kings guitar work, and some nice bits of square wave staccatoness in the chorus.
Apologies for the lack of having much to comment on at the moment, studies and other musical commitments mean that i have to try and prioritise other things a bit more. SOZ.
This weeks cover version again was done in one take, save for the other overdub. Seeing as Jack was out somewhere and I was too impatient for him to get back ( a wise move seeing as he has been out all weekend) i decided to record this myself. I couldnt work out how to make the line in record , so simply used the onboard microphone on his Mac and ramped the volume and overdrive up on a cheap marshall amp , and sung over the top of it with another cheap amp adjacent to it. I think having listened to the Times New Viking album i fancied doing something that was terribly recorded. so there.
i cant think of anything else to say at present. sorry. normal service will resume at some point x
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
THIS SONG IS NU METALS BUY DIFERNT EXCELLENT FOTRETTS CAN YUO GIVE ,E A FORM AOFORTHERES
WHO ARE KRARTERSNTEY BUST PERTHATST GASTERSTARTS ASTAATA
WHO NEESD ABEBES ALLS YOU NEEED IS GOOD SGFERNDS
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Duffy is number one this week. the song sounds like watching a video of the 1960s with mute on. I saw this on t4 once and had no opinion. yet again, i missed the brits. its not been the same since sam fox presented it. that was some quality gear. i went to manchester instead. all i know is that leona lewis came home with jack shit and amy winehouse got talked about( husband in prison, gets hard prison men signed pictures of his wife for smack, she occasionally doesnt look her best). in the past week i have been to germany to see friends and we discussed kate nash's inflections at the end of a lot of words ( bittAH, fittAH) in depth. I say in depth. I think we just made the same joke over and over again and stretched it until it became unfunny and then funny again. the circle of life.
the sound at the end is me dropping the microphone onto some percussive things. if you are bothered.
and im actually using a different model of gameboy now (original brick size as opposed to gameboy colour) which has a lot less hiss and more bass on it due to a better sound chip or something. bothered.
YOUR TURN: why do i find amy winehouse attractive?
THE PRIZE FOR BEST ANSWER: a cover of any song you desire.
Monday, 11 February 2008
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
HERE IS ADEDLE HERE: CHASOING PAVEMENTS.
i really struggled with this song, i couldnt really get anywhere with it. i took the initial chord progression and then listened to the rest of the song once, and then forgot about the chorus , took the lyrics and did what i probably would have done with it.
apologies for the delay on putting this up, have been very busy all week with other musical things and couldnt get round to finishing this off.
again, this was one take for both vocals, which explains some bad timings throughout.
i think it works better with vocals quite high without any effects on.
enough talking about adele. the only thing that i have encountered this week is the jared leto '30 seconds to mars, 20 minutes of ang lee rip off , 10 minutes of credits and poor dialogue'
highlights indicating that jared leto can bridge the same singer/ actor gap as greats like bruce willis ( something blues with a boardwalk in), eddie murphy ( party all the time, probably something offensive about aids or gay people) or that fit one from hollyoaks who went on a cruise ship but was in allstars include these gems:
jared leto examining a map, looking fit but confused: 'its like a map, so bizarre'
jared leto examining a scroll outlining what gift he has recieved, looking fit but confused: ' this is a gift?'
comments , feedback etc always appreciated and occasionally acted upon.
love you x
Monday, 14 January 2008
BASSHUNTER IS NUMBER ONE AND HE IS GORGEOUS AND THE HIGHEST ENTRY IS LUPE FIASCO. HERE YOU GO MATE. its all change in the charts this week, good old britney's ket adventure putting her in good stead in the top 5. leon jacksons gone already, very sad times for music yes right there.
so , onto the song. ive changed the dogme rules again to make things more interesting.
from now on, its going to be the first take of the lead vocals and the backing. im not allowed another chance at it. its what ive been doing for the last few weeks anyway.
the last few have been pretty straight up, faithful -ish covers, but i thought id just take the chord progression and make it as fennesz esque as you can on gameboy. for some reason when you switch between different things too much on different channels sometimes it can glitch and go a bit mental. have no idea why this is, but it happens on the last chorus, and i think it sounds pretty boss. if you like that kind of thing. if you dont, sorry for everything.
having currently played the last gig in my old band, i am struck with the realisation that in the mean time, the only things i really do involve cover versions of pop songs on gameboy. i think this is a good thing.
so, onto other pop news. amelle from t' sugababes has smacked some lass .
shes in trouble with the police. i think i could be the person to tame her wild ways. perhaps i would take her to ferry meadows or perhaps to woburn safari park as these are calming places, and then i could play her some slowdive and my bloody valentine perhaps and she would perhaps join a new band. perhaps.
Monday, 7 January 2008
and writes songs about a bot on IRC. Guy sounds hella fucking sweet dude so far, but bam! check the photos the dudes a fucking swedish fox. he dont need no bebo and shit, guy could crack open stockholm with those bangs and girls be going mad crazy.
guys a poseur, right?
who'd waste time on teh internetz when they had a sweet bod like that .
WHEN YOU ARE GOING
p. s ive been ill, and im getting better. bear with me.
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
playing with fire
no, i dont think its ridiculous in the slightest. took me two attempts to get the vocal because i pissed myself reading the lyrics the first time. have to maintain some level of professionalnesses. i basically just took the keyboard line and bassline. from the intro and rocked it minimal style. was quite tempted to slip into a bit of dave gahan.
thats the last time i use that phrase, ever.
a new year is upon us, and so ill put forward a few top 5s because everyone is doing it.
TOP 5 SINGLES THIS YEAR
1. SUGABABES- ABOUT YOU NOW
2. LEONA LEWIS- BLEEDING LOVE
3. TIMBALAND 50 AND THE LADS- AYO TECHNOLOGY
4. TIMBALAND- THE WAY I ARE OR WHATEVER IT WAS CALLED
5. SEAN KINGSTON IS BRILLIANT- BEATIFUL GIRLD
TOP 5 ALBUMS BECAUSE I DIDNT BUY POP ALBUMS BECAUSE SINGLES ARE TOTALL EXPNSIVE AND ITS PRETTY MUCH ALL FROM PITCHFORK OK
1. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE- STRAWBERRY JAM
2. OF MONTREAL- HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?
3. YEASAYER- ALL HOUR CYMBALS
4. LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS- LIVE AT THE ANNANDALE HOTEL
5. LES SAVY FAV- LETS STAY FRIENDS
TOP 5 ADVERTS FROM THE HITTS
1. THAT ONE WITH THE CAR AND THAT SONG IN
2. CLUB LAND ADVERT ( EXTENDED MIXX)
3. BOOTY LUV PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR THEIR ALBUM BOOTY LUV
4. NEWTON FALKNER / NICKLEBACK ADVERTS ( THIS WAS TOO CCLOSE TO CALL
5. WHY ARENT THERE AS MANY PHONE ADVERTS IT UPSETS ME
oh, the songs here. CLICK ME ON