Monday, 12 January 2015

Young peoples' music, analogue, digital, and funk.

Been a bit quiet round here hasn't it?  Truth is, i have been in no particular order, bored with tech, not in the mood for writing, and mentally unwell. Stupid brain.

Also, i just had other stuff to do, you know how it is.  And then it got longer and longer and i got lazier and i thought well, i've not really got anything new to say. Social media is still stupid, smartphones work and are getting bigger and smaller depending on whether you want a big one or a small one.  And that's it, until the next big leap forward happens.

I'm expecting nanotech babbage engines.

But, as always, innovation is a thing.  As is refinement.  And to be totally honest, i have not been paying attention.  In most of 2014 i have been working on music, which is fun.  On pretty much nought budget, because i am stingey and also like seeing what i can get out of cheap kit.  Anyone can buy the super expensive thing and get an amazing result. How dull is that?

With my musical cohort, we have been making very silly, and often derivative noise.  Its not plagiarism, its parody, okay?  And over most of 2014, i have been investigating the music i missed growing up, because i could never get hold of it (i lived in a field, pretty much) and it didn't get played on the radio.  I've been investigating P-Funk, the early JAMC, classic disco, and anything else from the 70s and 80s that made them look cool and sound awesome.

That does mean that i haven't been taking a lot of notice of a lot of recent music.  I missed this (which i must admit i can live with, and i was only vaguely aware of this, although being an old ex-goth, people telling me to be happy makes me want to nail them to a tree.

Autotune hurts my ears, and whats with all the ascending four chords and an 'eh oh' chorus stuff?  And in 2015, why are Wand erection still claiming ownership of women? The Temptations did it first, and less sexistly.  I mean, at least they were going 'my girl makes my life lovely' rather than 'this is mine and you can't have it'.

So, starting here, with a side order of here i have decided to investigate young people music. With a side order of bass geetars, noise pedals, boxes and general things that make noises.  Lets have fun...

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