Mid-August Update

 

Hey friends,
Sorry I’ve been terribly delinquent about blogging this last month. Jeez. I’ve been putting a lot of energy lately into a remix of The Hit by Tupperware Remix Party. It’s due at the end of the month and I’m only about half done so the pressure is on. I’ve got the basic gist of it but it’s actually a steep challenge to remix a song that is perfect to me already. Here’s their video, also quite possibly the best music video of all time:

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I saw them live earlier this month at the Seahorse in Halifax and god damn… what an experience. My knees are almost done recovering from all the bruises incurred from my run-ins with the stage. Much like when I saw St. Vincent and she inspired me to buy an analog synth, TWRP has inspired me to buy a talk box. And I shall do just that today!

I’ve also been working hard on The Narrows with my friend / live drummer, Drew. He’s a really good writer and it’s awesome to have his input on my songs. The songs make sense to me but he’s really good at trying to make them make sense to everyone else.

My graphic designer / colleague / friend James and I are also working on a cover of Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin. I’m playing Maschine and synth on it while he’s doing the guitar, vocals and piano. We’re going to spend some more time working on some of his originals and other covers and see where it takes us.

I’ve been listen to Random Access Memories by Daft Punk like crazy lately. The song Beyond has been in my head seemingly for days now, which further justifies the purchase of a talk box. The whole album is really great though. Of course the hits like Giorgio by Moroder and Get Lucky are the most popular but songs like BeyondContactThe Game of Love, and Within are solid tunes as well. It’s a little bit of departure of what I hear in my head when I think of Daft Punk but for me, it was instantly a timeless album.

 

Talk soon,

Ryan