Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hear here... They're there.

So there's been some upsets.
Some downturns in production.

Some kinks in the hose that waters the creative lawn.

Unfortunately my laptop is sprouting grey hairs and needs to walk with a cane.
And you might say, "That's not that big of a deal. I started using AOL 3.0 again on a my mom's old dial up Dell."
And that's cool you're so ahead of the curve when it comes to manufactured nostalgia... I'm sure soon enough it'll be a thing. Just like how cassette tapes are cool. [I should know, Songs from the moon and I just released one]
But there's lots of cool things out there. There are GameBoys used for necklace bling, 8-bit music labels, re-manufactured Schwinn bicycles to look retro, or that t-shirt of some 80's metal band you listen to to be "ironic."
Oh, and neon slap bracelets, leggins with Ninja Turtles on them, sunglasses you borrowed from your grandmother and other faded fads.

[None of the above, "hipster criticism" actually bothers me. It bothers me that people obsess over analyzing kids/young adults these days though. Note to world: it's not a big deal.]

But as I was saying, my laptop is dying. It constantly turns off from exhaustion and being over heated. And I know I could just use an old 4-track and recording everything to tape like I did in the late 90's when I first started recording, but even then I would still need a way to get it to you.
And for that I need internets... Or all of your mailing addresses.
But I'd rather spread it around the web, that way you don't feel obligated to "check it out" - or like it out of pity because I took the time to send it.

So lately I've been recording ideas to tape just as a placeholder until I can fix this computer, or record elsewhere.

And recently I was offered by an old friend his home studio for him to get practicing recording different things. And I said yes, and I'm excited. His fake name is Dan Petro and he helped me record Before and After the Fact... as well as 7503 Prospect.

Nothing has been recorded yet, for I've been busy with other stuff.
"What other stuff?"
Well, I'm getting married in October and that's pretty much top priority... A lot of planning, and making things, and preparing... And spending time with Julie and my dog, and the few friends I see on a regular basis... And I'm in a band called Songs from the moon and we're recording a punk EP and another EP right after that... and we're making a music video, and re-releasing the handmade split tape as a handmade split CD-R... and I just got promoted at my job... so a lot is going on right now.

But as soon my schedule links up with Dan Petro we'll do some recording.
He said, "I've got this shit that's going to make you sound professional as hell," which will be strange for a Matilda record, but I'm all about trying out new sounds, trying new things musically, and new ways to make recordings.

So, to sum up:
1. I'm still making music in Matilda, Songs from the moon, etc.
2. There's new stuff in the works, and it'll be out soonish, even though my personal recording process was put on hold.
3. I'm still updating a blog I'm not sure anyone looks at, let alone reads, and I suppose it doesn't really matter to me. I like documenting the Matilda history.

This is all.

My parting gift to you is:
If you want to feel better today, listen to Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Marnie Stern, The Rentals, Daniel Johnston, and The Dead People.

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