The live set I'd prepared for the fundraiser show at the Ship & Anchor Pub earlier this month is now available for listens to all, just in time for the holidays (if your definition of holiday music is thirty-six minutes of high-energy blistering guitar wankery atop of a bedlam blend of electronic grooves). The lone thing missing from this 'ere set is the cornucopia of ridiculous emotes I exhibit as I jump between instruments and the 'puter; but fret not, Internet - I'll tend to that later*.
As is my existing modus operandi, the bed tracks are all pre-mixed and pre-automated, with as much live instrumentation as my mere four limbs can handle.
- Don't Feel Sorry for Bigfoot
- Squat Lobster
- Quicksand Vampires
- Poofball Ferocity Bush (unreleased)
- Public Restroom Justice Warrior
- Argyle Twinkletoes
*My next project will be to orchestrate a video playthrough of said set... just gots to rent some video recorders, spiffy lights, rig up swanky decor in the basement and see what gives. I'm not much of a video guy, so wish me luck.
I've also come to realize that, although it's a pile of work to piece one of these together, it's tremendously fun. Unraveling and remixing my completed existing tracks feeds right into that perpetual producer's thirst for revisiting and updating previous work to current, more evolved standards; solving the challenge of blending already highly varied music to flow together cohesively and adding a fresh contextual spin to everything on a larger scope; writing entire new sections that are exclusive to that set (some of which may even potentially evolve into new standalone tracks down the line); and figuring out which chunks to take out and recreate or even improvise live - all of these aspects add a wholly new layer of depth to the creative process, and are absolutely something I'd never experienced while rehashing the same old songs in a band-type setting however many years ago. The ideas just never seem to stop snowballing, and I kinda sorta love it.
Anyway. Come see me live sometime, and I'll make silly faces at you.