here’s a video of Robinson (band I’m in) performing our song “Bones” for the Union University coffee shop Barefoot’s Joe’s Sound On Film series. they did a great job and we had a lot of fun.
here’s the latest track i created for the 50 Days 50 Meals project. this one’s definitely the most electronic so far. for nerds, here are the details on the sounds:
- Drums/loops: Boom, side-chained white noise, Reason Dr. Rex loops, all distorted w/ Lo-Fi
- Synths: Vaccum through AIR Filter Gate, pad: NI Retro Machines (lots of automation on the release of the gate)
- Rhodes: Reason
- Reverse Wurlitzer 200a (played by Brentice Bush)
- lots of automation
video below. hear the track by itself on my SoundCloud.
since i read the books last year, i wanted to write a song based on the Hunger Games. so this past fall i took some music i had laying around for years and wrote some lyrics on a few long flights home and the weeks following. i had a lot of fun writing it and recording the demo. for the HG nerds, the first verse is from Peeta’s perspective and the second (after the first chorus) is from Katniss’. now i just need T-Bone Burnett’s number..
remember when i held you in the dark
close enough to feel you breathing
hiding from the war about to start
strangers in a world on fire
i remember everything you said
even if the words were empty
they rattled like a ghost inside my head
and now i never know what’s real
a world away
i stayed the same
and everything has changed
can we find a way back through the night?
can we find a way out of this fight?
is this more than just survival?
a role that we were born to play?
let’s run away, run away
could it be that i let down my guard
that i never saw you coming
now it’s like an arrow to the heart
every time i hear your name
and maybe that was all we ever had
lovers while the world was watching
but still you know i wouldn’t take it back
the day we set the world on fire
i can’t afford
to say the words
we played the game
now everything has changed
take my hand
let’s change this ending
make our way back home
(music & lyrics copyright 2012 James Childs)