This song was written from my mom’s point of view about her online dating adventures. It’s her “perk” for supporting the fundraiser for my album, Cover Me I’m Going In, on Indiegogo last year. The album is available right now on iTunes!
(OMG That thumbnail picture is the greatest thing LOL. Nice choice, YouTube!)
I’ve been experimenting today with ChucK, which is a music programming language. (!!) I didn’t even know there WAS such a thing until the other day! This is basically right up my alley, as I get to geek out over music and coding at the same time.
So far I’ve gotten it to do the loop above (a small section of the song God of Storms, which a few people have heard but which I haven’t recorded yet). This loop is made up of three different files, each one playing a different sequence of notes (a melody, a harmony, and a bass line).
I made a special scale for it, which is like a D minor scale but includes both C and C#, as I haven’t found another way to do accidentals in ChucK yet. I’m sure I’ll learn more as I go along! (Like how to do different note lengths!)
“When Kathleen Andrews became Edmonton’s first female bus driver in 1975, there were no female bathrooms in the bus depots and no radios on any of the buses.
So Andrews carried a dime in her pocket for emergency calls in phone booths, used the male manager’s private bathroom and picked up the tradition of waving to other passing bus drivers as a signal she was safe.
She faced drunken louts trying to pick her up, male colleagues who questioned her ability to drive and passengers who refused to get onto her bus because she was a woman driver. But Andrews stuck it out behind the steering wheel for three years before moving up the ranks, becoming a pioneer at Edmonton Transit Services while working to bring in a stable income for her two children.”
someone played an lcd soundsystem song over a miles davis trumpet solo and i think i feel alive for the first time in my life
There’s a slightly awkward bit where the trumpet playing ends and there’s some dialog, and the person skips around in the video to find more trumpet playing, but that actually adds to the sense that this wasn’t rehearsed in advance and when it fits together it just kind of happens by magic. :D
I'm a singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. I write songs about zombies, video games, love, being trans, being polyamorous, and being a generally awkward person. I've been compared with Kimya Dawson, Dar Williams, Tim Minchin, and the Buffy musical episode.
This blog is reblogs of things I find cool and interesting, along with info about my music and what I'm up to.
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