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Thursday, 12 January 2006
Boz Scaggs' new hit single: Alito Shuffle?
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: the confirmation hearings of Judge Jimmy Alito
Topic: Musing
I've actually been quite interested in this Sam Alito thing. I actually like the guy.
OK, enough of that type stuff.

I've been making lots of Mellotron music lately. I have found that I'm using all of the sounds that I've always wanted to have in my music, but didn't want to use cheezy samples. The Mellotron is so much more of a credible, living, breathing instrument that sounds quite organic. So there are flutes, cellos, violins, clarinets, horns, and bassoons in my music now. Just like there always should have been. Maybe. I'm trying not to get too lush and washy sounding. But I do have to indulge my King Crimson / Brian Wilson leanings for a while. It's irresistable. And in my opinion, the 'Tron versions of these sounds work as well or better in my music as the real things would. Which is great, because I can't afford the real things. There is definite merit to the fact that the Moody Blues used a real orchestra initially and then dropped it and just used Mellotron sounds. The Mellotron IS the Moody Blues. But those sounds are so ingrained in the minds and hearts of so many people that it's impossible to hear them and not think of the many famous songs in which they played a key part. Especially that flute. Man, I love that flute. Which, of course, becomes those flutes when you play chords. Obviously. I'm still very much infatuated with the Mellotron, used in any context. I love it.


Posted by MooT BooXLe at 12:36 PM EST
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Monday, 14 November 2005
Improvisation #1
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: Rumbling and Humming noises
Topic: Musing
What I am about to say does not make sense, even to me. If it somehow bears a resemblance to anything meaningful, it was totally by accident.

My intentions are not clear
And I want it that way
If I make a mistake
It'd be easy enough to say
That that was my intention all along
And if I succeed at whatever I'm at
My hope is by that time I'll have realised that
Success is a surprise if you've no goal in mind
And when you happen upon something great
You can pretend that it's what you were trying to find
And if you make a mistake

You can leave it behind.


Posted by MooT BooXLe at 1:32 PM EST
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