Metaphorest beautiful poem put to music. The guitar, vocals, cello and shaker were done by myself and the other shaker and the drum was done by my brother Dougie Mackie aka Fameless. Producer: Dougie Mackie Recorded through a radio Mic I couldnt find a shaker around the house so I made one out of a medicine bottle, cocoa pops and sugar. The drum was a big cardboard tub with a plastic lid. haha. Seems really odd. If anyone wants to put a harmony on top you are more than welcome!
There are thousands of words,
i can't say enough about the beautiful photography that is posted on this site! its so beautiful and inspiring :) I first saw swaylooza's REmix which is incredible!! and ran with the idea! Thanks again to all the REsources!
I found an old beat by BenWiley4000 and sang over it. I'd love if someone/several folk took this very bare track and made it fuller/cooler/everything-er!
My weapon is hidden on me
My bullets will pierce your blackened words
You’ll be sorry you spoke, sir
Revenge is not what I’m after
I want to illuminate is all
I am happy to let you fall
Don’t mistake me
For another fool
You can’t make me
My melodies sing your sorrows
Just wait till tomorrow finds you limp
Oh your chances are slim, slim
And on your death bed, will you wonder?
Which of your offences stings the most
Are you scared of your own ghost?
Don’t mistake me
For another fool
You can’t make me
Record #11: TIME & SPACE WHAT IS THIS
I wanna ride on a hot air balloon
Climb the stairway to the stars, stop by Jupiter and Mars
I wanna take a trip to Pluto and the moon
I wanna sail across the galaxies with you
I wanna step into a time machine with you
Think of all that we would see, travelling back in history
I wanna waltz right back to the ice age with you
I wanna jump from page to page, and live through medieval days with you
‘Cause time and space
Is the perfect place
To live out our days
Yea, time and space
There’s no better way
To live out our days
I wanna walk into a caravan with you
Join a hunt and gather clan, be the first to see the land
I wanna ride on through a ghost town with you
Feel the sun upon our backs, walk along the railroad tracks
I wanna dive into the ocean with you
Swim along a school of fish, stake out a sunken ship
I wanna hike into the jungle with you
I wanna get a little lost and find my way right back to you
Cartoon illustration of the tiny story "Love Ghost" by ryanpears.
I still visit her grave every day. But I wish, just once, she would visit mine.
I saw this done somewhere ages ago and thougt I might try it out. I found the picture today and it needed a bit of a touch up, so I edited it. My editing skills aren't up to scrach and i'm still using an amature editing site, so it's not brilliant. But I gave it a go!
Just a very simple little video/slideshow of my poem for mirtle's series of drawings. It could be a lot more awesome with even some simple animation? <3
I loved May McDonough's 'Riverside' upon watching fajigajiga's animated short 'The Anglerpod'. Inspired by the short and this sultry melody, I had it in my head that if there was ever going to be a music vid for this number, it was gonna be 'noir-y', even though I haven't the faintest what that actually means.
Hence this record -> lust, love, betrayal, and death. Lots of black (it's noir, non?)
I realise for someone pretty green to this (my first fully-edited vid...with plot), I might have been too ambitious with the editing and plot. If it's all a convoluted mess to you (like I suspect it is), please shoot me a comment and I'll add the plot details in the record. That said, I would be so happy if someone used this vid as a springboard to better the storytelling or incorporate other themes.
PS: Did I mention how much I love 'Riverside'? :)
EDIT: I'm going to include the details of the 'plot' under the cut here, but I encourage you to watch the vid without reading it first to form your own interpretation. Once you're done you can compare it to mine and decide on how it can be better remixed (to yours or mine). Now no interpretation is wrong, mine is just one of them :)
Also, do share with me your interpretations! I'd love to hear them!
2 guys walk into a bar. They are attracted to the sultry woman over there (songstress-?). They pursue her. She lets them. She strings both of them along. They eventually find out. One goes on a drunken rampage and eventually dies in a car crash. The other goes into depression and drowns himself. Yup.
It sounds silly when put like that, but the reason why there is an undercurrent of sensuality and danger is because I wanted her to be the femme fatale. The maneater. A dangerous woman who eats men for breakfast. And when I started exploring the idea of predator and prey; the idea that she was consciously manipulating these men...I thought it would be pretty neat if it were a movie and she was watching it with a smirk on her face. Works too if she was actually singing the song the whole time. Hence the last shot, the snippets of rolling film and dusty light streaks throughout the vid, the close-ups of the lips, and instruments/band clips.
I'm aware it's a pretty ambitious plot. It was a challenge coz the resources are all very different. But if you enjoyed it all the same, I'm a happy duck :)
I used to think the world was safe
I’d dance outside with the sun on my face
I used to believe that people were good
I would befriend as many of them as I could
I used to be trusting of what life would bring
Convinced I could dream of and have anything
I used to hold my future with steady hands
I proceeded enthusiastically with all my life’s plans
I used to be able to have so much hope
Whatever would happen, I would be able to cope.
Then suddenly the world outside became unsafe
I no longer go out, nor feel the sun on my face
I know now how naïve I was to trust everyone
Because of the reprehensible actions of one
My trembling hands clutch pills that help me cope
I hide in bed, the oblivion of sleep my only hope
The pills keep the demons from consuming me
And the monsters of memory will leave me be.
Rare moments of lucidity in my drug induced haze
Force me to remember the safe, happier days
Then the fear of what waits for me on the outside
Penetrates the numb walls behind which I hide
I desperately reach for my prescription defense
And pretend the world is not filled with violence.
zero was unhappy. living in a world of numbers that all made some kind of impact, zero was the only one who didn't.
EDIT: There are a lot of awesome REmixes that take this song to a whole other level, go check them out!
I loved wirrow's "things" tiny story and illustration, so I used it to write another tiny tune. I would love love LOVE to have this remixed, harmonies, instruments (especially where the vocals have just ended) oohs and ahhs, background noises, whatever you feel like doing. If anyone's interested, I could try to get a better recording without so much background noise. And stems. Just lemme know :)
CHORDS are G and B Minor
This is something that just popped in my head. The chord progression sounds kinds like a 50's song to me a little. I don't even know where I got the title from and I dont have lyrics yet, so any suggestions are welcome. If somebody who is good on guitar wants to redo it or add to it feel free. I am going to work on lyrics and vocals myself, but maybe someone elses idea is better, we will see :)
A song about a one-sided chipmunk relationship. Trying something...err...different!
(Ps. I can upload the non-chipmunk version too if anyone wants!)
Today he wore purple, my favourite shade
And that was my favourite song that he played
I know that he winked at me when he walked by
Although you say it was just dirt in his eye
His friend's sister's boyfriend said my hair was lovely
And that's how I know that he loves me
We're like Romeo and Juliet
And just cos he doesn't know my name yet
Doesn't mean that we're not meant to be
It's so easy to see that he loves me
He wrote me a letter, anonymously
Put it on the internet for all to see
He's so understanding, he knows that I'm shy
You ask why he left out my name – well that's why
He likes to be cryptic, so he writes me stories
And that's how I know he adores me
You gotta look between the lines
He'ssending me love letters all of the time
If you just read the seventh word in every tweet
You'll see that he's swept off his feet
He could call if he wanted, but phones are passe
And, anyway, he talks to me every day
In our own secret code only we understand
Us modern day lovers don't need to hold hands
See he threw a big party and I was invited
So I know that my love's requited