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I’ll be stalking/following rebloggers. Holler.
You can bet your bottom dollar that popular music does not sound like this today. Sure pop songs can be catchy…but for me there’s just something way more magical about “putting it all out there”…like someone like Janis Joplin did. She served her heart on a platter to the world…rough vocals and all. It sounds beautiful.
Obviously I don’t approve of her drug use and all that other stuff…but that’s besides the point…
I hope when I try to infuse that “yester-year” sound into Steam Powered Giraffe songs that the music of the past is coming through. I know myself, Bunny, and Mike have been heavily influenced by “oldies”, “classic rock”, and all the different genres before our time.
Yes it is true….We are making our stuff polished and contemporary sounding as much as possible…to open ourselves up to a wider audience (it’s a smart idea we think)…but we are still trying to retain that “magic” of songs from the past…to “stay true to our love of good music”.
We try to tread different genres and eras in Steam Powered Giraffe with our songs…and Michael Reed, our musical director, does a bang up job melding all the songs together into cohesive albums.
It’s a tough line to walk. Contemporary and vintage. We’re not exactly sure how to do it…and we’re still experimenting with things from album to album…just like every music artist out there.
All we can do is create the music and put it out into the world to be digested.
Some people don’t get it…
Some people do get it…
Some people think they get it but probably really don’t…
Some people don’t get it…but like the robots…
And so on and so forth…
I died a little when our Diamonds video became our most popular video.
It was sad.
But I also was expecting it in the back of my mind.
It was a planned idea, and I wanted to test it.
Don’t get me wrong…I don’t feel like we’ve sold our souls to the musical devil or anything…I think we approached the covers we’ve done on YouTube humorously…thanks to the humor the act lends itself towards.
But I am guilty of liking catchy pop songs just like anyone else…and I don’t see music as “good” or “bad”…I just see what I like and don’t like. It’s all an opinion really…just like anything.
At anyrate…enjoy this popular Janis Joplin song and then take a look at some of her other songs. I think you’ll be surprised at her range and the different feelings each of her songs convey.
She compelled me, on our newest album, MK III, to just belt it out without a care in the world. I stuck that right in the intro vocals for our song “A Way into Your Heart”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7G1bkjJO2Q
Truth be told…there was a 1st take of that intro that was more pleasant sounding…but I was compelled to use the version that made me happy.
It was gratifying to me to throw that on our album. It was not a mistake or my ears being out of tune or anything like that.
I am not sure where I am getting with all of this…but do know this…
I am pretty sure if I let you all listen to the original version of the intro to “A Way intro Your Heart” you would all prefer it over the one on the album. Hehe.
Please open your minds and hearts to other music out there…
Give some old country a chance.
Listen to some jazzy jazz.
Open your soul to the wonders that is the Bee Gees.
Anywho. That’s my random rant for the evening. :)
Have a good weekend y’all!
Relatable and beautiful. Thanks for that, David.
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To preface, I should probably say that I’m (a cis-female) gender queer and view gender as a fluid spectrum. When I wish to portray myself as (stereotypically) male/female, I do so and I like the pronoun usage to match my portrayal. Generally I attempt…
Daft Punk ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger’
For Orchestra by Walt Ribeiro
Plot twist: Daft Punk takes off their helmets to reveal The Spine and Hatchworth.
My friend just sent me a screenshot of a post so credit to the original discoverer, but I want to help spread the word that the Moneypak virus has upgraded to dash posts. If you see a text post with a picture in it that shows up as one of those grey squares you have to click DO NOT DO IT. You could be infected. Reblog to save everyone! This virus is terrifying I am actually so freaked out I have like 10 followers from it.
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