The "Being REmixed" contributions that keep popping up made me go through some of the REmixes that resulted from my RECords... which then made me want to make this little 'thank you' album.
I was/am honored/flattered/humbled by each and every REmix, in any shape or form, and am extremely thankful to ANYONE who has ever bothered REmixing any of my RECords. There have been drawings and illustrations that utterly blew my mind, as well as amazing text RECords, and films, and music videos, and photo REmixes... but in this album I chose to highlight the musical REmixes. I am first and foremost a music man. Music is my language. And seeing my words being put to music, or my photography inspiring a song, or my music (and in one case, a musical REmix) being REmixed in various ways by phenomenal artists... that's a feeling that I genuinely can't describe. (And I'm afraid that this is the most specific I could get when trying to describe it using words... I guess it would have been easier if I could say it musically :)).
So thank you, Madisen, Vickie, Peppina, Pammy, Joseph, Cameron, Griff, Irving and Noah, for making me experience that wonderful, heartwarming, indescribable feeling (...and apologies if I forgot someone!) <3
This is a Tiny Tune that I made for Joab Nevo's excellent Tiny Story, "Universe", in the resource below. Please check it out if you haven't. The mood behind this tune might not be the most accurate, but then again, I felt that Joab's story could be interpreted in many different ways. :)
And in this vast universe grew a boy.
And in this boy grew a vast universe.
AnneMarije challenged me to make a Tiny Tune from Joab Nevo's "The floor and the ceiling" tiny story, so here it is! I apologize for excluding one word, I have little ones at home and never let anything come out of my mouth that I wouldn't want repeated!
Here it is, a grand tiny love song mashup made of 11 different great tiny stories! This time I can proudly say that I think the lyrics are awesome... I had to remix the stories so they fit the song, some more than others, but you can find all of them from the resources!
Have you heard about the right shoe
who left knowing the left shoe was right? (Joab Nevo, The Right Shoe)
Or about the jealous stars who sometimes
cut the power of the city lights? (ubespidermonkey, Jealous Stars)
I know when you asked my hand
I just gave you the finger (Joab Nevo, The Proposal)
And that all of your letters came back
saying "return to sender" (MattConley, Return To Sender)
I didn't know where I stood with you
But I knew it was very far away (emilynava, Where I stand)
I got tired of being tired of being tired of being
So tired of being tired of being tired of being (Marke, Tired)
But your kisses are snowflakes, each one is unique
Oh how they used to land on me'
Before they melt away and left me cold (blunderandfrightering, Snowflakes.)
Now I'm standing here under this umbrella
And I can do an accapella
And when it pours this song is always yours (KarlaMarie, When it rains)
Can't you see I needed some time away
to remember why I stay (eaneikciv, stay away)
So couldn't we just hibernate?
Oh baby please let's hibernate.
Oh come on babe let's hibernate
Come on babe let's hibernate (mirtle, hibernate)
'Cause the world ain't made of atoms
it's made of tiny stories (wirrow [I con't know if this is anywhere as a record...])
And this one is ours so baby won't you stay!
This is a slight addition to an eerily familiar and beautiful song from Pamagotchi and Joab Nevo, based on a real favourite collab of mine by seldelaterre by the name of 'The Cutting Edge', you may have heard of it.
I added some vocal harmonies and octave doubling. Just wanted to build up that ending nicely, it's so well done. I also introduced some more strings to build some intensity at the end. My remixing really only happens after the 2 minute marker, because I thought the isolation of Pam's voice is just too pure and moving to mess with.
I also want to add, Joab, that the musical patterns that you've used in this piece have been incredible to listen to. I'm really inspired.
And as usual, it's much more enjoyable with headphones/HQ speakers, but no one's watching...
This is a little REmix to Joab Nevo's awesome "Opposite Girl." It had kind of an 80s driving feel to me, which I love, so I kind of played that up a bit.
Hope it finds you inspired!