Yup, I wrote a song.
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?
A ginger bread man 😄
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.
This is a video I made which I’d like to share with you people, in case you want to know how to do the cup song.
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…