He calls to me from every back garden
Torn through by slats of streetlight
His haunches the shadows of trees
His ears the closed bells of lillies
So I'd been trying for ages to come up with some lyrics to go with amferraro's Careless Young...and couldn't manage it, til he posted a poem 'To a Singer' which set me off! This is a very simple addition - the music is so beautiful on its own I didn't want to overdo it. I much prefer Anthony's own song for this poem but thought I'd post this anyway in case it could be of use/interest! :)
Hi friends! I haven't uploaded anything in awhile, so here's a little something from my recent trip up to Mono Lake in Eastern Sierra Nevada. This was taken over a 3 hour period from midnight to 3am. This lake has the most amazing rock formations and I love how the rocks in these photos make it look kinda 3D. Oh, and I promise no stars were added in! Hope you like it!
(Metaphorest said she wasn't sure about her ending. Lovely way to procrastinate on a saturday, tinkering around with her poetry :o)
And it was all a dream...
Metaphorest wrote it and sang it; the lass writes in French too? She's a regular Nabokov! Suzyrene played magnificent piano. Today Madrond101 resurrected in true french form with his accordion, which inspired themetafictionist to sing a harmony part, which has inspired me to sing this.
I think it probably sounds a bit too much like ol' Tom. En plus, mon français peux être plus claire. Mais putain, c'est écrit par une irelandaise alors merde.
So Joe did a wonderful job on vocals for Metaphorest's Le Petit Soldat, and since he posted just his vocals, I decided to add his vocals with just my accordion playing. I was thinking if there were some bar noises in the background and maybe drunken cheering at the end, that would really make it fantastic.
ended up sketching this while listening to amferraro's lovely piece when you bloom. I decided to scan it in but using just lines for flowers wasn't enough so I extracted vigitter's cherry blossoms and used them to fill the face instead.
thanks and hope you enjoy.
A theme of running away to go with naturenerd's awesome portrait of the idea of running away. Hoping these ideas would be used in something. http://v4.hitrecord.org/records/315030
The rhyming creation myth by wirrow and Metaphorest. I tweaked the words just a little, and my draft of the text is resourced below. And here I recorded a reading of it. There's already been lots of great readings of this poem, and I hope there are more to come. I think it might be cool to mix a grand multitude of voices together to tell this story.
The next thing that probably ought to happen is for visual artists to start drawing specific parts. Pick a stanza you like, or even just one line and turn it into any sort of image. Maybe pretty soon we could have a bit of a storybook slideshow going, which is usually an important step in big animation projects.
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other tho...
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce.... we are going on sale !!!
That's right, hitRECord RECollection Vol. 1 is on Pre Sale only at our RECord Store
Now, it will be released to the public September 20th, 2011.
However, I wanna try to see if we can sell 3,000 copies before that date here at our RECord Store. If we can, we will have covered all of our costs in making the anthology.
So, what I'm gonna do is something special for you!!! If you are one of the first 3,000 people to buy hitRECord RECollection Vol. 1 from our RECord Store, you will receive our limited edition 7" vinyl RECord for free. We have only pressed 3,000 7"s and after this, that's it, we won't press anymore.
That's a DVD with 36 short films and videos, a CD with 17 songs, a 64 page book of beautiful color high gloss art and a Red 7" RECord with 6 songs for $29.95.
Congratulations to us all on a journey well taken that has resulted in such a beautiful RECord as our RECollection.
FCP by Dr. Gory
I was VERY nervous to see it all printed for the first time. So I RECorded the experience of opening it. Guys, it's fucking beautiful. Bravo to us all!! <3
I was stuck inside with a cold with a view of snow outside, so I did a little blues/lounge inspired version of make space. Its a little bare so please join in.
I've always wanted to make this song the closing track of a great rock record. It's got a summer kind of vibe. It reminds me of the Wonder Years for some reason. Haha.
I can't wait for the vinyl release!!
Saw these videos for the first time today and decided to write some music for it. These videos are incredible
Made to celebrate the lovely Ms Vep's birthday in 2008 Flowers in Irma's hair courtesy of NuMyke.
When she died, they took her things:
necklace, watch & silver rings.
They slid them off with expertise,
then took her wallet, phone & keys.
this beautiful dutch 'tent' is one of the most beautiful venues I've been in, not least because of this gorgeous roof! apparently the speigeltent is one of two of it's kind in the whole world.
by e.e. cummings... published in 1922, so public domain. I love the way he captures the excitement you feel when someone you love calls you. Would love to hear a reading of this:)
Another picture I drew then photoshopped.
Based on Salvador Dali's 'The Persistence of Memory'.
I love the Idea of a song that would sound the same played backwards or forwards.
Sorry Its been so long.
if i could make the world:
the sprinklers would never fail to water grass and run over the curb and onto the street causing big, wet, pointless streaks
ice wouldn't melt in soda and...
This is a rose drawing I did a while ago for a family friend's birthday card. It was done in Faber-Castell colour pencils on paper. I've clipped it on to a white background as that may be easier if anyone wants to remix?
Since I boarded this bus, I've been trying to escape you, but you are a bird. You are a bird that travels with me. Your flapping wings pushed up inside my skull until I'm coughing feathers.<...
When we were invisible, we had room to breathe. In spaces where no one sees we could pretend we had it all. But being invisible is less than desirable because how do you touch what you don’t know ...
Wrote this in the wee hours of the morning after being inspired by something or someone one night. Normally I'd take the words and make a song; this time I did something different and spoke them. I've been finding reasons for why I shouldn't put this on here, but I finally just said fuck it, so here it is.
I've been lurking on hitRECord for some time now. Just finally got the courage to put something up myself. I'd love feedback :)
This is a song called only the world...
sometimes as a fella you say the wrong thing...
Sometimes as a person you're insecure...
I wrote this song in both of those places.
I would love Artwork or Videos for any of my songs.
Instead of a boat or a hat,
she made an umbrella
out of yesterday’s news.
And it kept her dry,
for a time, the figures and
photographs above her blotting.
It is comically cold in this room, where disappointment is hanging like thick springtime fog. Like it would be too much for this room to be warm. Too much of a joke.<...
Through these loving sighs and watering eyes.
Through the silent stares and the cold winter skies.
No we won’t sleep tonight, no we’re just going to fight.
Fight for the time we lost...
i want to make one thing clear.
i am not an artist.
i don't draw.
i don't paint.
i don't sing (this is for the best. i promise you.)
i don't play an instrument (unless snap...
thank you. thank you for everything.
every single one of you. thank you.
thank you for your love. your support. your kindness.
your friendship. your hear...
Hope you like :D
I was actually going to put a pair of ears on a honey comb, but then, you unlocked your pics ;)
(And now, back to work!)
RIP honeyboy <3
This is a little pun dan and I came up with around three years ago when we were building v3 of the HitRECord.Org website. It means somethi...
Here are some watercolor flowers I painted a while back. I never used them for an illustration so I hope anyone here can fid use for them : ) They might be ideal for Little Red Riding Hood?
murder and thievery
you say i don't know
you say i don't care
in the streets
i can hear their screams
they sound beautifully to me
murder and thievery
left and right
you say not today
you say not tonight
acting so carelessly
with my love
i think you've had enough
i think it's time to call it in
murder and thievery
in your words
i've got you cornered now
my little criminal
lift up your head
into the honest blue
and tell me you're not guilty
of the things i've done to you
i call it murder and thievery
A lot of Japanese influence in this one. The harp sets the tone in the beginning and the flute carries the melody most of the way until the strings pick it up and get carried by the Taiko drums and then we end back again with the harp. I hope this inspires some one of you many brilliants out there!