Happy Sunday, Beautiful People!
I just realized that it is Sunday, having spent almost the entire day doing a ton of super-exciting research for my upcoming trip abroad... I think my eyes are really feeling the grit! I need some sleep (or at least some Turkish coffee). So, please excuse me once again while I reREC & Run, then return later today to give a bit more feedback on my heavy-on-the-almost-everything RECords. Geez, how does this happen... *shrugs*
Hmmm. I really don't want to wait to say "Welcome Back" to all of the various RECorders who've been popping up here & there after long absences, so... I won't.
It's hard, sometimes. We have no contract here-- we are fairly free to come & go as we please. All the same, we get to know other folks just a wee bit through their RECords/REmixes/RECommends, and it's a bit difficult not to miss them, as well as their work.
And I'm guilty of rambling, yet again :p OK, off I go.
* 11.28.11 edit-- this might need to be done in chunks. Sorry guys. Better planning, next time!* This week's reRECs include:
1. Calypso by fleurdelys. Piano music for what's wrong with your head. She put so much of herself into this... it makes me think of being alone, but not necessarily regretting it. For whatever reason, I thought of B&W footage of subways, with lone people here & there wandering about & waiting...
2. Just My Luck (First Dubstep) by Madrond101. Yay! The accordian/piano player extraordinaire has wobbled himself a really good one. I am very fond of dubstep, so this was a treat to hear. I also am very fond of dubstep being an "afterthought" of the music that it's with-- violin, piano, digeridoo... This would be fun to REmix.
3. Don't Be Scared (Tiny Song) by Lizziemackie. A wee song for a Tiny Story. This was quickly well-REmixed by mtbrd. However, I adore Lizzie's vocals so much, I was hoping that someone would pick this up & sing with her. I also saw a slightly naughty 40's-50's pointilism/noir "movie" in my head-- all wholesome characters during a Sunday meal, with the mum & poppy ending up winking over their children's heads....
4. Astronaut by amferraro. I didn't want to wait to reREC this... I admit freely that I was horribly heartsore & ended up snooping about off-site, after there were no more RECords being uploaded here for a very long while. Knowing that he was still making music was a huge comfort. So, you can probably imagine how stunned & watering pot-ish I was after I heard this. Hopeless, I tell you.
For me, the music is light & airy, and... as if faith & love have been restored to whatever had been lost. Video interpretation would be nice.
5. Speaking of long-lost watering pot fodder, PASIV's "In the Depth" was another very welcome return to the site. It's relatively bare, instrumentally speaking, and perfect for audio REmixes. I am always fascinated by how well PASIV "writes water." In my head, this was a rainy/snowy London day-- all action & colors, except for two B&W people, who looked rather lost. Ahhh, the films...
6. forget what is real by Johnnyclyde. I see something different, every time I listen to this :) The first time, it was about snow, cedars, and a little girl with a treat basket. Just a couple of minutes ago, it was about being in a pine forest with cardinal song. I was sitting in front of a small bonfire, and I could smell pine resins... As soon as the music picked up, I was surrounded by warm, whirling snow & fireflies. They burned away as I ended up being in flight with a comet. I have a lot of celestial-themed things going on in my brain, lately! I wish you could have seen my face light up. I LOVE the movie projector that's inside of my head. Broken as it is :)
7. O Mio Babbino Caro by themetafictionist. Squeak! This is one of my favorite pieces by Puccini, so I did a little flail of happiness when I heard this. I've always (secretly) wanted to hear this sung to something besides classical music... *cough*
8. The Walk by Romano. Piano. Soft & sweet & sad, it made me think about people who are deeply in love-- friends or lovers... Two soul-friends, who are trying very hard to be "there" for each other, when they need it the most. Or... it's an animation about a little raccoon making a Valentine's Day meal for his Beloved. I know, I know... :o)
9. Kaa by suzyrene. Simple loops that are easily remixable.
10. Untitled by mtbrd. Self-proclaimed "dodginess" was ignored by my ears. This made me think of... fire. Acceleration. Car crashes. Surfing. Hmm.
1. bonfire sparks by ellieyah. One word: embers.
2. The Bookshop- Tiny Film by valeob. A little animation for a Tiny Story, with Joe's V/O.
1. soup by hoodboycrow. I am always & forever offering soup to people when they're sick! This is mushily romantic. Love it. I can see all sorts of interpretations of this in doodle/drawings/little animations.
2. the suicidal snowman by sinnamon. I laughed & laughed. Easy for illustrations & tests for his "note." I'd love an illustration. Little tinkly music. Ahhh.
3. The Pilot (Lyrics) by Making_Waves. Lyrics posted for a song that is already a RECord, I heard these words read as a V/O for a stand-alone video for Dusty Broken Hearts Day, with footage of planes & war scenes, just to confuse the crap out of people...
4. Gnomes & Elephants with wings by Annemarije. For me, this was a delightful kid's story, complete with little sketches & what-not. I may have to memorize this, so that I can tell it to the misbehaving, cranky children in my workplaces. They'll be completely distracted, hooray! :)
5. A Horse Called Dream by wrongfullyaccused. Written as a response to music that was being played, I was quite taken with this somewhat ambiguous piece. I would love to hear a voice over for this, so that it could be re-interpreted. The film shorts in my head were almost exclusively of B&W clips of horses and... :( dying things.
6. Help One-Liner Tiny Story by Narwagner. Oh dear. I did not mean to giggle. Poor little firefly. I could easily see this as a series of sketches, an animation...
7. i would love to hear someone sing this... by messyowl. Coincidentally, so would I! I heard a male voice, bluesy-but not, in my head.
8. Shelter (Revised 23/11/11) by Emma_Conner. Oh, yes! I'm one of those lucky people who appreciates, but doesn't need, a whole lot of detail to make this type of writing work as a movie inside of my head. Emma creates a pretty bleak tale of survival, here. A full orchestra, for this piece!
Since posting this, Emma has written another portion for this story... it's really too bad I have no idea how to write a script/screenplay. I'd love to see this acted out, or REmixed as a video interpretation.
Image (aka, are we there yet?!)
1. Girls & Dogs by SimpleIntentions. I don't know why, but this actually made me really sad. I had this thought that the brave beastie died while trying to save her life (and she died anyway, great). What is it, with my melancholia? gah.
2. Red Riding Hood by cat-cat. I am tickled silly by the continuing evolution of Josephine/Little Red's character(s)... so saucy.
3. Winter Has Come by chopsticksroad. Squeak! Foxes being my favorite critter in the whole wide world, I am happy to see this little fella. Whimsical. What's his story? I thought of photoshopping him/her in to other scenes, too. Oh, how I wish I had a flannel sheet set with a bunch of some of the other critters we have on-site. Cute-cute.
4. Release Title by ffsalam. I love the colors & shapes. I would use this as a REmixing tool (i.e., stare at it while writing, or seeing what I "hear" for music).
5. Something random by sfdetroiter. I was drawn to the shadows, and a short piece of music popped into my head-- it sounded like empty space between snowbanks, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Probably not. I loved this shot, nevertheless.
6. Evil Inside by djnamelis. Oh, my. Bones & hollows & emptiness. I would have said rage... and I still might. Thought it might be good for a story or serve as another type of REmixing tool.
7. A morning in the street by LineDreamer. I love every single line of this, down to the rubbish. What is this person thinking, I wonder? Again, I thought it could be a fine REmixing tool.
OKAY. Holy Hannah & her snapped garters, this was not exactly the petite little flower that I had planned. I'll do better next week. Promise!
Cheers & Happy RECording!
P.S. Oh, fudge! Just noticed I did this in text format. *sigh* I'll fix it later (or not). Pbbblllthhht.
P.P.S. I most certainly enjoyed mcwally's Turkish coffee, hee! http://hitrecord.org/records/577059