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Music: Tar

This song is about trying to support someone with depression. I hope it is helpful to others, both those strugglinh with depression and their loved ones trying to support them.

[podcast]http://bigcoolguy.com/system/files/tar_20110302.mp3[/podcast]

This is one of my favourite recordings thus far. It was a poor mix but Martin made it awesome and we added a new drum track (I’m having a lot of fun playing with Hydrogen).

Full details on Martin’s website. You can download mp3 or check out the lyrics.

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Music: Leave you blue

This is a bit of a cheesy song in the vein of a relationship gone sour. See what you think 🙂 It’s meant to be overly dramatic, love your feedback! Full details on Martin’s post or you can download it here.

[podcast]http://bigcoolguy.com/system/files/leave_you_blue_20110221.mp3[/podcast]

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Music: Failing ghosts (NIN remix from Ghosts)

So one of the little projects I’ve started is to look at awesome music that I can play with and remix. Luckily for me my favourite musician, Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails and more recently How to Destroy Angels) put some of his stuff out under Creative Commons, so my first remix took 3 instrumentals from the Ghosts album and worked them into a single structured song, then added lyrics and a relatively echo-y vocal track to blend in with the mood of the song. Lyrics and further details below.

This is also my first time using Soundcloud 🙂 Would love your feedback on the music and on Soundcloud.

Failing Ghosts

Background:

  • Song remixed from three instrumental Nine Inch Nails songs from Ghosts album (Tracks 1, 4 & 9), remix and vocals by Pia Waugh
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license (as per the source tracks used – http://ghosts.nin.com/main/faq)
  • Notes: Tracks were CC-SA-NC and are available from http://ghosts.nin.com/

Lyrics:

You and I have love so strong, yet we fail. We fail.

Even when our hearts are not wrong. We fail.

I can see the pattern loop, as we try to contain all our fears.

And I fear we need a coup, to remember why we’re really here.

All of us overcome, yet we fail. We fail.

Everyone wants to belong yet we fail.

I can hear the message now. I can see it coming down.

I can feel the reason why we’re not safe.

And I fear we need a path that we lack the will to walk.

Our lives just failing ghosts.

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Music: Burning Bridges, Tar and Who Farted

Thunder (2010) – written whilst driving in the car, recording upon arriving home, and needs some work and more lyrics, but needed to capture the idea. Audio (ogg/mp3) | Lyrics

Tar (2010) – pretty raw song about supporting someone with depression. [UPDATE – rerecording here] | Lyrics

Burning bridges (~1997) – old slightly dodgy recording, but lots of good layering and harmonies. Will redo someday. Audio (mp3) | Lyrics

Who farted (~2001) – a collaboration with my good friend at the time Steve, influenced by a Far Side cartoon. Audio (on Youtube) | Lyrics NB – listening before reading the lyrics highly recommended.

All songs are here under a Creative  Commons BY licence.

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Music: Greed

The latest song from Martin and I, this one was written and recorded late last year. I basically went for a slightly sexy sound as it has a form of seduction at the heart of it. On this recording I did guitar, vocals and the drum sequencing, Martin did bass and harmonica.

This is a decent demo version and we are still working on an acoustic recording. Would love your comments 🙂

Recording: MP3 (hosted on Martin’s site) | Lyrics to come

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Music: Shadow in the light

Have re-recorded Shadow in the Light (was Thunder, but not AC/DC ;).

This song was composed in the whilst driving through the sort of storm where you can’t see the car in front of you (in my head of course, both hands on the wheel), and then finalised when I got home. It’s an acoustic recording with just one guitar and voice, but it’s meant to be a basic, clean and thoughtful song drawing on the parallels between fluctuations of the environment and the mind.

Recordings: MP3 | Lyrics | ogg to come

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