Oh man, put on Steely Dan’s Do It Again, tune out the guitars & vocals, & focus on Becker’s bass part. Even the simplest Dan song in incredibly complex underneath. His gradual movement across the verses is some strong work.
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This is one of the Carbon 7 bass tracks I’m most proud of - I was in practice & dialed in to the ethers this night. Give it a minute — it takes a couple to develop, & then it takes an abrupt right turn at about the 9 minute mark. Keep in mind it’s totally improvisational. I’m playing my Thunderbird through the Peavey Rock Master here.
I dunno if you care about sportsball, but Kawhi Leonard is finally back from injury & making his first start of the season for the Spurs tonight. They’ve been playing pretty well without him, & I am now anticipating a freight train through the league if he’s back in form & Aldridge remains aggressive.
Also, Duck Duck Go is the shit. Google-free since 2015.
Oh hey, day 5 caffeine free, & I really think it’s having a positive effect on my anxiety. Mornings are rough & I was in an inexplicably foul mood yesterday afternoon but I’m gonna stick this out for a while. I have now quit every drug there ever was, except heroin. (Which I never actually started)
Carbon 7 album up on Bandcamp! Cortex aka @joshmillard of MetaFilter provided the laser etching & cover art photography.
(finally) very happy with this mix.
Good morning, Tootiverse. My brain thinks it’s time to go to work, typical Saturday- I’ve worked so many lately, but I am going to lounge here and do fuck-all for the next 2 or 3 hours.
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Top- TC RH450, for clean low end, through an 18.” Beneath it, the Amazing Peavey Rock Master 120-watt guitar amp through a 15” for that grit & grind. Took me 2 years to track one down, but I snagged it for 250 clams & it’s had one 70 dollar visit to the doctor. https://octodon.social/media/3LqU8Sex2JOvRG8zZMg
Dangit, what's the name of the website that has the alternative Mastodon theme? I'm striking out with the goggles.
A thought. The song cycle of Skylarking is half a year. It starts with the summer solstice & ends with the winter solstice. It’s not a complete lifecycle because there’s no childhood. Partridge filled in that gap many years later with Apple Venus.
You know what? Heart Of The Sunrise requires physical conditioning, like a sport. Yeah, I’m out of shape - too much work & not enough practice.
I have opinions about music. They’re based on 54 years of intense scrutiny of the art form. Ask me anything.