Happy Sunday/Monday, lovely people!
I was absent for a wee while due to an unfortunate case of mechanical crapassery that befell my computer, foo. It's fixed for the moment (and much sooner than I expected, hooray!), so now I can have at it, and catch up on things. Many thanks to those who did reRECs last week, as I would've missed some really good stuff...
This week's reRECs shall be short(er) & sweet-- because I am utterly pooped from packing, and my bed is looking mighty tempting, right about now. My reRECs include:
1. 4am and the lights are still on. by blunderandfrightening. A tune for snow angels. This is a soft yet richly atmospheric instrumental that makes me think of fresh snow, mountains, and the MinneSnowTa version of winter's morning light. I like listening to it and staring at my heavily over-lighted tree, while sipping real hot chocolate (with cinnamon & cayenne, of course!). Ahhh. All so very good.
2. Railway by PASIV. There are things going on here that perhaps only my muddled movie projector head can fathom-- for me, this is an instrumental for the dead-- but not necessarily human dead. It is a song of lost loves, weary journeys, restorative sleep, and of winter.
3. The Conqueror by Madrond101. A bit of piano/synth, with a whole lot of sweeping "film" feel. This has such a lot of joy & expansiveness to it... I thought it could be used very effectively with video or animation.
4. Down By the River by Metaphorest. Perfect for instrumental/vocal additions, or perhaps the accompanying lyrics might inspire someone to make or doodle some schnazzy things.
5. time traveler by amferraro. Music to corral the time-traveling ponies that galloped away with your head.
6. Green Feels This by Babbish. I like to reREC music that makes my brain juicy, even if I can't think of an immediate reMix suggestion. Babbish took mtbrd's reMix of Afroskeleton's original RECord, added some of her lovely vox... and suddenly I'm even more disturbed than before (in a very good way!).
1. ROBOTIC by TaraMarie. Oh, whoa! Love the lighting, makeup, costume, mood & movement in this. It made me think of MacBeth, for whatever reason (?). I thought this might be able to be incorprated into a bigger project at one point-- I really do love all of our robot-themed things that have been lurking about for a long while :)
1. fragile cocoon re-remix by kouralilly. Take the stunning original image by LineDreamer, do a bit of creative REmixing and-- dang! This is something I really would expect to see painted & reproduced (the lighting reminds me of the gorgeousness of Vermeer/Rembrandt), somewhere. It has a fantastic flow within itself, despite the subject being tangled in the netting. If it was available as a smallish keepsake, I would buy a reproduction of it in a heartbeat. I also wouldn't mind reading a story about our subject...
2. Snowmen by sBo. As much as I "Grawrrr!" about MinneSnowTa, the one thing I shall miss fiercely is building snowy things, such as snow forts & snowfolks. This is charming & sweet, and perfect for incorporating into a forest scene (coloured or not). I'm saving the image to make some Yule Cards for next year :)
1. Unexpected Moments of Intimacy by Maggiesaurus. Because my brain instantly shifts into "movie mode" with writing like this, I saw the whole scene play out as a live-action film in vivid detail, filling in gaps as needed. Of course I was thinking of Dusty Broken Hearts Day, as to me, this comes off as fleetingly romantic. On the other hand-- it is also a reminder/reassurance that we may have connections to folks in ways that we cannot conceive of having-- and I really like that kind of delicious mystery, just waiting to happen :p
2. ROBOTS: tiny story by MattConley. aaaaaah, resurgence of robots!! So exciting. I like the idea of a robot being more human than a human. I am very fond of my perceived idea of the message (in a nutshell: wake up & smell the toxic fertilizer). The tone could certainly make Matt's vison for this hard & dark, but it could still deliver an excellent message with a twisted, witty & amusing bent (etc.). Lots of excellent possibilities, here.
from The Featured... I like to include these just in case a gazillion years from now, some poor soul crash-lands into one of my ancient monstrosities of a reREC and exclaims "OK, but what was Featured way back then? Did she like any of it?" Why Yes, yes I did.
1. Above it All by Metaphorest. Can't I just have a beautiful book full of all of my favorite writings? Ahh, a futuristic "Please?!" I'm very curious as to how this shall be interpreted & REmixed... :D
2. And a New Earth (VO) by Joab_Nevo. This reading remains one of my favorites. For me, there is an absolutely compelling tone to the reading (and No, it's not just me & my Americanized love affair with accents that aren't MinneSnowTan)-- it is a plea for the listener to understand, as well as to experience the message. I heard a hesitant but honest reverance for the words in the reading, and it was a damned beautiful thing to hear.
3. Sleep Contrast: Tiny Film by MattConley. aaaah, Squeak! My hero the insomniac raccoon sallies forth into new realms of animation, with a healthy boost from Mr. Conley :o)
And now-- it's about time to go leap into that toasty-warm bed of mine...
So that's not all, but that's all for me. Cheers & Happy RECording!
Alternately titled: Ordinary Moments Blown Out Of Proportion It was the 5 o'clock rush out of the building. As the crowd m...
Alternately titled: Ordinary Moments Blown Out Of Proportion
It was the 5 o'clock rush out of the building. As the crowd m...
A quiet serene piece that captures the melancholy mood of such a beautiful oil painting.
A dreamy lil story song
Down by the river
I slept like a fisherman’s son
On a slow day for salmon
Down by the river
I dreamed I was swimming
Along with the fishes
Downstream to the shimmering ocean
The water turned salty
My gills had come faulty
I swam to the surface and spluttered
Down by the river
Then saw of all things
That I had grown wings
Upwards, then, I fluttered
Soaring above it all
I heard the seagulls call
“Look, there, she’s an imposter”
Down by the river
I tumbled to the ground
They put the message out
“Oh no, we have lost her”
And when I came to
My clothes were wet through
Was it a dream after all?
Down by the river
while the original shot by linedreamer is so beautiful, and i love it with more color remixed - i wanted to see another side of it with a darker tone and more focus on the woman's face...
I tried to put these on a transparent background, but apparently I'm more made of technofail than I thought. Anyway, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
The robot assumed it was human.
Illustration concept: Dozens of strong-jawed businessmen holding briefcases (essentially looking like a legio...
i spent a lot of time growing up
traveling through time and stuff
i didn't like the present very much
my propensity to leap around
is getting inconvenient now
i've far too much to think about
where is everything i've read about?
Put together a Tiny Film for MadisenMusic's "Sleep Contrast" Tiny Story.
I would like to tighten up the intro with the couple. I'll probably cut from them in the two shot and maybe silhouette the backs of their heads with a reworked composition of the TV. The hand-holding is a bit distracting I think and doesn't really establishinsomnia in any waY.
In the pale light of midnight I tried to take flight
But my wings were too weak and the stars were too bright
So I waited a week til the winter winds b...
VO's are really not my thing, but still... wanted to give this thing a shot...