Friday, December 4, 2009

a recordimg done by tascha and i

last night. tascha and i drove back to my house with the intent to write some parts to a song we started throwing together with captain josh from kempner. at my house, my step dad needed help moving the piano and such to make room for the christmas tree. after that game of living room tetris we went to work.
we set up the microphones and started up the software, and whadda you know, we didnt even touch that song we origionally intended to dabble with. instead, i played a g chord and tascha started singing a song which we commonly play for family and during the occasional party. we decided to record that and were very pleased with the results. this song is origionally played with a full band and there is a guitar solo somewhere in the middle (tascha usually hums the solo). instead of the old fashioned hum, this time, she used a kazoo. WOO! the track came out great.
i dropped my mixing skills, made the recording sound pretty, and threw in some samples from a tape cassette which sometime between 1996-1997, was used as an answering maching tape for when my siblings and i would call my mom to say hello.
the song was origionally written by She & Him and is called Blackhole.
i hope you love it.

Blackhole (She & Him) - Kelly No Knuckle

we came up with kelly no knuckle because as i was mixing it, tascha found out that her sister doesnt have a thumb knuckle on one of her hands. interesting thing to learn after 11 years.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

we want more lonliness!!!

well than. it seems that the lonliness of the long distance runner is standing still for a little bit but mr. ray is still working. since i dont want to break the chain of videos from that set on this blog. i will post the two videos from a new set on my other blog. you know, the one with the nonsence and sex. his two newes videos are in a set called, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, and still putting me in awe.

click here to go to my other blog and watch them.

okay well for this post. ima give you another taste of the mixtape ive been claiming will come to life.

also this because my skin started falling off when i stumbled across this video.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

mix-tape mix-taste and a rant

ima be posting the mixtape playlist in a couple of weeks. i just gotta take a drivers course. haha. that has nothing to do with the mixtape. i will continue to bring up the idea for the mixtape and if you are interested. comment the posts that talk about it. this one is gonna be good. maybe ill hook you up with goodies if you show some love.
also, if there is a song that is defining your fall season. tell me about it. ill take it in and let it make magic all over the walls. something to expect from a potential hard copy

its not like i want to get away because of something i hate. although, im not a fan of how school feels. i really dont like the culture. i acutally feel like shit when i think about where i am. when i sit and think about where i live, i buggs me. i am stuck on the grid known as on post housing for military families. please dont take me as unappreciative. i love my mother. she has done so much for me. i honestly wish she didnt live on post. i wish none of them did. they should all have houses on the beach or ontop of hills becuase of the kind of effort they put in for this country. but eh, this is how it happened. and we are gonna face it til we are ready to move on.
i want to leave. i cant really justify why i want to. at least not in a logical way. like, i really like how that field looks, it meets the sky perfectly. logically, i dont have a good reason. i dont plan to build a house on that land. there is no growth for me in that location. i am perfectly satisified with looking at it. even for a couple seconds. i wont get bored or think on it too long. just enough to develop a feeling. and with this town ive developed the feeling. i do not plan to explain myself. this place doesnt feel good and the idea of the pacific north west does. maybe when i get there ill end up changing my mind. but i am positive that there is more growth, especially compared to here.
im ranting like hell. fuck it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: Julian Lynch

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: Julian Lynch [Part 10 of 14] from Ray ConcepcioƱ on Vimeo.

WOW. i feel like i just died. this is most likly what is heard, when you die, if a clarinet is present and things that you experience when you die is transmitted via sattelite. probily. hmmmm. this song is my alarm clock for the night. but this alarm is signaling that i aught to get some shut eye.
anyways. wear some headphones and watch this in "HD".

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: These United States

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: These United States [Part 9 of 14] from Ray ConcepcioƱ on Vimeo.

have them head phones ready and also, try clicking the title of the video. itll take you to his vimeo channel where you can watch in "HD" hmmm. 5.1 surround. i dont think its quite there yet. but the video's aspect ratio and such are still good.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

my mind was blown on

Tascha and I went to a show last night!
Yesterday morning she notified me that the mountain goats were playing at Antones in Austin, which made us PUMPED! haha. We continuously checked online to make sure the tickets hadn't sold out. Well, come the time when i got out of class at 5:30pm, all was fucked. It sold out. On a Wednesday night??? Don't people have work and stuff in the morning? FUCK IT! We still went.
We blew up everyone on craigslist with potential tickets. On the way there we got a call, this call had reserved us one ticket! Now we just need another. Continuously checking email and craigslist, we follow I35. We make it to Antones and do the ticket/money exchange with homeboy from craigslist. We got in line with hopes for a scalper to come around with a ticket. No luck.
Lots more people needed tickets were standing off to the side to catch that person whose date didn't show up and were in the same position we were, begging. This was starting to make us sweat a little. We came so far and so did they.
"did anybody realize that they really don't like the mountain goats and are confused about why you're still in line? i can help resolve this conflict. just sell me your ticket and walk away."
Well, cutting out about an hour and a half of this, a very kind lad had and extra ticket on will call and we got in! WOOOOOO!
Only got to see the last bit of the first act. SHE HAD A FANTASTIC VOICE AND A MOUTH TO GO WITH IT! ha. Larkin Grimm was good. I wish we coulda gotten a bigger taste.

Okay, The Mountain Goats were fantastic. John Darnielle is hilarious. The conversational bits between songs had the crowd cracking up. He is for sure a delightfully awkward dude with his glasses and such. If he wasn't a musician, he would be a techie for a radio station or something.
The acoustic songs had my attention. There was a song that i was very, very into. I have never heard it but later found out. Color in Your Cheeks. I couldn't find an mp3 to post today but since I am putting together a mix tape for you..... have your hopes high.

This blog isn't really about The Mountain Goats or Larkin Grimm with here giant chompers, they were fantastic. My mind was blown on by our good sir, Owen Pallett as Final Fantasy.
JESUS!!! That dude has talent. Ive never seen anything like his performance. Looping sounds and melodies with his violen and looping over those, all in real time. I was mesmerized. Also, his percussionist/guitarist was a trip. The man was a beast on the guitar. My favorite part of the entire show was him covering Joanna Newsome. WOAH! Did not expect that. Because I suck and waste all of my money on fast food and cigarettes, I do not have a fancy video camera yet and have to post from youtube and such. Although this video is not from last night, it gets the point across well.

He did great!
After the show, Tascha and I had body pains from hell. Starving, we ate ourselves some of that JUMBO JACK from Jack in the Box. HEALTHY!! and we smoked cigarettes.
We drove back to Killeen from Austin, got to her room, and passed the fuck out.

but okay. i am out of words.
*note to self, buy a camera