But not just guitar chords and lyrics, noooo. This time I actuallly sat down, and recorded bass, guitar, synth and fake drums. It took a little while. By which I mean about eight hours…
My aim was to make a vanilla, radio-friendly pop song about as deep as your standard fathom requirement for drowning a piece of paper. I don’t think I did too badly, to be honest. I even made a music video (me lip- and instrument-syncing)… ish.
But it gave me a whole new appreciation for the work that goes into making music. All the balances and intricacies and corrections and retakes… it just takes SO LONG to do everything. I spent the whole day on this at the expense of homework, exercise and general productivity, and it’s not even close to all those official thingies they make with Logic Pro X or whatever.
But I can also see another side to it: it is so, so satisfying to have finished. There’s something really fulfilling about seeing something you’ve worked so hard on finally come together, then sharing it with people and going, “Yep, that was me. I did that. See that thing there? I did it. Yeah. Me. This person here. That’s the one who did that thing. Done by me. You’re welcome.”
But, if I’m completely honest with you, I don’t plan on doing something else this inherently stressful for a while.
In the light of Hank Green’s recently uploaded joke video, I decided to make my own and shamelessly self-promote it. Here it is!
I basically just googled jokes (cause I don’t have 7 trillion Twitter followers like Hank), wrote them down and read them off as entertainingly as I could.
What do you call a redhead working at a bakery?
Hello again, WordPress. I’ve almost forgotten how to use you.
Apparently my blog has not had any views for the last two months, but I guess that’s fair enough, since my last post was in September.
Hrm. I don’t know what I’m going to do with you now, slowjocrowblogs. For a while, you were my only little corner of the Internet, but now I have two YouTube channels, Google+ and Tumblr.
All those flashy things drew my attention away from you for quite a while, and you faded away into the back of my head.
But now I’m here again, I have to decide what to do with you. Maybe I’ll use you in conjunction with my YouTube channels, offering background information or insight for a recent video, but then where would all those other sorts of posts I did go? Maybe I’ll start categorising: YouTubes and Random Posts.
I think we should give that a shot. Living in harmony and peace, all my different Internets.
I knew you would. I actually did. I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. Human curiosity is amazing. Rest assured, if there was a button somewhere that could blow up the whole world, SOMEONE would find it and press it. I predict this post is going to get a reasonable amount of views, especially seeing as it’s not even really about anything…
But now you’re here, have a look at some of my posts if you want…
I’m terrified, I think that I may be losing my mind. Every day of every year, this thing keeps haunting me. Some people call it “the demon”. Some call it “the darkness”. I call it…. THE INTERNET. It eats and eats and eats, never stopping. Under a guise of lightheartedness, the internet is a dangerous place. It will suck you in. Watching, reading, liking, commenting…. all of these things will lead you to a spiral of doom. The only thing stopping us from being completely sucked into this vortex of doom is the fact that we must eat. But soon we will be able to download food as attachments and then the human race will be DOOMED!
[That was a really weird post, but I'm tired and my brain isn't working very well right now.]