started writing songs last night. well, to be frank… after everything required to write songs was taken care of, a couple of rough ideas were hastily captured with Audacity.
most of yesterday was consumed with finding, organizing and rehabilitating gear that hasn’t seen light beyond the closet door in years:
- locating missing power adapters (early experimentation suggests that most electronic stuff works best when plugged to live current)
- thumbing through step-by-step instructions to using vintage effects that were cutting edge the last time they were used
- debating whether or not to change grungy strings (that is, dirty and used strings, not strings that were necessarily used to play grunge—although they might have been at some point)
- re-activating in-active active electronics that barely squeaked because they had sipped all the juice from their hidden 9-volt batteries.
with nearly 45 seconds of music written, the thought occurs: lyrics would be good to have. might be time to recycle some of that awful poetry from high school and/or university and/or jail. maybe they’ll sound better with drums and bass to distract the brain.