My brother-in-law used to find the way many of my songs end to be amusing. I rarely finish a tune with a long fade-out, which is standard on many songs. I just finished up a tune last night, and in listening to the way it ends, I can think of about ten other songs of mine with similar finishes. Not good. Maybe I need my brother-in-law over my shoulder to stop me.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
My latest tune is completely finished, yet I still don't have a name for it. This has become more of a problem with me in the last couple years. I used to have a title or concept in mind when starting a song, or at least by the time I'd worked out a decent melody. Maybe I should just take a cue from the Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV, and name each new song Ghosts. Or Rutabaga.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I plan to spend some time this weekend delving a little deeper into Orion 7, the composition suite I create songs with. I have a bad habit of only looking under the hood when I have a need for something, rather than learning a new skill first, and then putting it to good use. I'm sure there are simpler ways to achieve effects and actions than the ones I've fallen in to. I'm bound to slap my head a few times, wondering why I wasn't taking advantage of something all these years.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I'm thinking about tackling some cover tunes again. I covered the Tomorrow People television theme song for TC Kirkham over at Subject: Cinema a while back, as well as covers of two John Carpenter film themes for the heck of it. I have a weakness for science fiction themes, so possibly will start with a couple more of those, and see where it goes.
Friday, September 10, 2010
I'm in middle of three different songs at the moment, bouncing between them for inspiration. Some times this is the way things work for me. In the past, I've jokingly said that I could write one minute songs all day (which would be great for promos, when I think about it). At times, though, where the songs go from there takes much longer.