- Last Record: 2013-05-12 22:51:31 -0700
- Joined: Mar 21, 2012
Massively inspired by Ppeppina's song. A greedy ghost has to have a nice pair of brogues, watch and a hat surely!? Haha. Had a lot of fun drawing this, also by far the scariest thing I've drawn, haha. You may notice there it is lacking a recipient of the contract. (I couldn't draw a boy, or man- I could have drawn a girl, but that didn't seem to cross my mind at the time..)
I also imagined this with a committee of Hungry Ghosts? All maybe dressed a bit differently..?
I finally found time to record this! A little song I wrote from the point of view of a modern day Hungry Ghost, a greedy big business man (or a woman) who's trying to convert the last free souls to joining him. In my head this happens in a world (maybe in our future, who knows!) where the Hungry Ghosts have eaten almost everything except the factories they've built to make new things. Could look something like the awesome illusrtation by Amberin!
This story might be a bit off-the-track, but it was the first image that came to my mind when I heard the story of the Hungry Ghost... hopefully someone gets something out of this, feel free to remix this as much as you like!! You'll find the stems in the results :))
p.s. yes, I do like pretending that I know how to beatbox and play the harmonica, but hey, first times for everything right? :D
Hello there, don’t be scared, take the monster by the hand
Come on closer, I won’t hurt you, I will help you understand
You look a bit hungry – I know what you need,
Follow me, and let me teach you how to eat
The rule number one is to think about yourself
And when yourself gets big, there’s no room for no one else
See I used to be a skinny little rat like you
But you’ll get big too if you follow the rule number
Two, which is simple: start collecting things
No matter big or small, the more you’ve got the more you win
Life is like a game, see, picking points as you go
And if there’s someone whining, you can just let them know,
that the rule number three says: do what the hell you want
eliminate the obstacles, get out there and hunt
I know it sounds though, but in time you’ll see
Its surprisingly easy to forget how to feel
Now if you do what I say and follow these steps
And forget what’s ”enough” and forget what’s "regret"
Then I might offer you a little precious invitation
To the one and only ”Hungry Ghost Corporation”
We come from around the world from west to east
No matter where we go, we always find a way to feast
If you wanna be like us, big belly’s not enough
Being a ghost requires a dedication to this stuff
Now grab a pen, go ahead and sign this contract
That a boy, good job, now just a tiny fact
Like you know, in life, there’s gotta be a downside
won’t you listen to the rule number four, alright:
As a ghost you’ll get all the things, except satisfaction
And you’ll be incapable of human interaction,
But don’t care about those kind of things that only fools need
Now get out there, embrace your greed and eat
So I was going through my old folders and I finally found some lost stems - plus this old little surprise. I remember I had this idea of turning joerud's "tiny tune about snuggling" (a REmix of wirrow's "tiny story about snuggling") into a sort of a dialogue between the people who are snuggling, but I had completely forgotten that I actually had made something out of that idea! Kinda makes me wonder if there are more songs and REmixes I just can't remember anymore...! :O
I noticed I'm surely not the first one to join the snuggling, but I thought I'd upload this here anyway, since I've apparently gone through the trouble of recording it back then! :D
An illustration for Kubi's "The Magicians" tiny story:
We used to perform together... before the incident.
Found through Wirrow's record: "stories that need illustrations"
At the minute I first heard TheBaerGypsy's undescribably beautiful instrumental "Green Set Overture" (go check it out it's amazing!), for some reason I thought of the "Whale house" by rabbleboy. I guess there's just something so surreal and illogical in both of them, they're so beautifully dream-like... I don't know, it's a little experimental but I just had to sing it. Hopefully it inspires someone to do something :) I'll upload the stems first thing tomorrow!
It’s all just a bad dream don’t cry
It’s all just a dream, it’ll be alright
Let me tell you what we’ll see when we wake up
Let me tell you what we’ll see, let me tell you where we really are
We sail away on a whale
At the dawn of a brand new day
We’ve planted all the trees and we’ve built our own house
And no one has drowned
We sail away on a whale
No one cries, no one feels pain
Hear how the wind whispers, you heard what she said:
We never shipwrecked
An old soul inspired jam that I recorded with The Morning Hollows one afternoon. Matt is on drums and keys, while I'm on bass and guitar.
We thought it would be cool if anyone would like to attempt some vocal melodies, lyrics and co-write this with us. I have stems but for now it's so simple that hopefully the stereo mix down will suffice.
Our aim was to play live and try to do it like they did back in the day - you know, like actually play. There are some hopefully endearing warts abound, feel free to add some of your own!
Cool stuff so far! I agree that some horns and other instruments would be awesome. Also, I would say that the tune could be about anything - Ice Cream and Lollipops was a goof ball title I came up with.
Thanks for listening and contributing so far, can't wait to hear more!