Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Idiot Glee



GarageBand has been drinking not me.
I've been playing with the music recording program that came with the computer. I played a track on guitar, which I recorded using the microphone on my computer, then I added a few virtual instruments (dub horns!!) and here is the chaotic result. It's my first attempt, so please don't call me a looser. I plan to write some words, record a vocal track, make a video, which I will then post on youTube, and then await the start of my lucrative recording career.

24 comments:

Blimpy McFlah said...

IMHO, there4 is nothing more glorious and fantastic than "doing a garageband", especially if slightly "behind the cork". I wish i had the balls to post my gband stuff up.

steenbeck; that was ooompahtastic, and I loved the techno bent to it. let's hope anonymous doesn't show up with his "looser" comments!

I mean really - what a looser!

oh crap, i mean loser, obvs!

Frogprincess said...

Total Kusturica/Goran Bregovic. Complete with hairy pig! Yeyyy! You'll be winning the Palme d'or next...!!

steenbeck said...

Do it, Blimpy, Do it!! Can't be more, um, sloppy than that.

nilpferd said...

Steenbeck, 'donds for your track, it's like totally looser ("Looser"- descriptive term for exactly the sort of thing which deserves to be 'donded on the 'Spill, qv.)

DarceysDad said...

Is that Tom Waits' brain I can hear cranking up in the background? Give it a title like ... "The Day The Streetsweeper Led The Parade", film a guerilla video down one of the grottier lanes between Bourbon & Basin Street, and Robert's your mother's brother !

Blimpy McFlah said...

I cant bring myself to post my own stuff, but my fisrt ever mash-up i did, i think, still sounds not too bad, if anyone wants to hear it?

Frogprincess said...

All together now "YES Blimpy, we'd LOVE to hear it!!!"

steenbeck said...

Come on, Blimpy, I did it fully sober, Get a bit drunk and POST!!

Blimpy McFlah said...

the mash-up - yes, fine, cos it's not my music as such.

but my own stuff - no way!!

steenbeck said...

If you post your music, I'll post myself playing guitar and singing. It's true, I know no shame.

Blimpy McFlah said...

apres toi, non?

i'm tryin to post my mash-up, but podbean is being a fanny.

steenbeck said...

Yeah, for me, too. Hence the picture of the pig.

steenbeck said...

That was the wine talking, Mr. McFlah. Sobriety has set in, and the deal is off. I'd still like to hear your stuff, though.

Frogprincess said...

Unfair to fannys, actually.

ejaydee said...

I thought it was funny when I found out what Fanny means in England, yet a bit unfair. Fanny is a relatively common name in France, I had one in my class, I wonder how she handled the class trip to Albion. It is unfair for Fannys to have a particular normal name, and then you find out, it's quite a rude word in a place you're likely to go often.

Anonymous said...

Fanny is one of my favourite words.

It is used an awful lot is Scotland, more so than elsewhere in the UK, and can be quite endearing.

Blimpy

Anonymous said...

Does everyone know the old 'Father & 3 Daughters At The Pearly Gates' joke?

DsD

Mnemonic said...

I don't know that joke, post it at once, please!

I do know the one about St Peter at the Pearly Gates but that needs to be told, not written down.

steenbeck said...

Fanny means "booty" in the USA, and but not in the UK, non? I wonder how that meaning shifted (slightly) when it crossed the Atlantic.

treefrogdemon said...

Fanny Ardent is one of my favourite screen actors. I appreciate her name as well as her acting.

steenbeck, I love your tune, and I'm SO glad I persuaded our IT guys that I needed access to YouTube for work, as you've now cheered me up in the middle of my struggles with a very boring and urgent report. (Not urgent to ME but only to our CEO.)

Mnemonic said...

I think Fanny is a pretty name (often a short form of Frances) but the first time an American friend referred to a bumbag as a fannypack, I did giggle.

Incidentally, loved the drunk garageband and thought there was some resemblance to Beirut in there.

DarceysDad said...

A man and his three daughters perish in a tragic accident and so all arrive at the Pearly Gatees at the same time. St. Peter looks at his manifest and says
"You weren't expected: who are you?"
Father: "My name is Richard, but I like to be known as Di.."
St.Peter (interrupting and frowning): "Never mind that: you will be Richard IF you are in here! But ladies first: who are these three?"
1st Daughter: "My name is Penny. I was a financial consultant."
St.P: "Hmmm, you seem to be obsessed with money. Access denied."
2nd Daughter: "Everyone called me Sherry. I ran a VERY successful pub."
St.P: "And you promoted the evils of drink. Access denied."

Father turns to daughter No.3, and says:
"Come on, Fanny. I'm not staying here to be insulted ..."

B'dum tish!

goneforeign said...

There's no where else at the G. where you can break out in real live giggles as often as right here. It happens all the time.
It's an antidote to reality.

Abahachi said...

Is there a straightforward way for the non-technologically-inclined to convert old-fashioned tapes into digital? I can then inflict some of the highlights of my private recording career on you all...