Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oh No, Autotune



I promised myself I would never do this. But this one particular song I wrote with Mike Snyder seems ripe for it, since the chorus is “I'm integrated into the machine.” I still do really like the laconic quality, and the Robert Wyatt-ish “zang be dang ba diggety boing”s. I also kinda like the lyrics—on the edge of nonsense: “They know about lovin' if you know what I mean: / Lovin' Jesus and a small Dairy Queen.”

I can also imagine the video. It would have to do with the abject failure of a spacecraft powered by sparklers and roman candles to lift off.

Of course it means that I spent quite a lot of the last few days tweaking it when I could have been unloading philosophically : )

3 comments:

allwhitelegos said...

Maybe it's because I'm unattuned to the specifics of the English accent, but this reminded me of 'Rainbow Voodoo' by Clark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGFyL2VCKJ0

The delivery of the lyrics, the modulation on the voice in the later movements.

I liked it, even if it did mean less 'philosophical unloading'.

Aaron said...

I liked it too!

But you know, when I met you in NYC you didn't seem to be walking like a lawnmower, at least not to me.

Aaron said...

And speaking of the (original) lawnmower man, check out the line about "writing objects" around 1:30. Actually the entire introductory poem in this performance seems rather object oriented--describing as it does an explosion of unexpected effects from a concealed subsurface zone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58wE8GTGp4&feature=related