Saturday, July 31, 2010
san francisco, 1947
When i started the year out i thought i'd definitely have included more instrumentals by now. For some reason i just kept writing songs that had words in them. This one is sort of a collage. I sampled this great recording of Jack Kerouac reading from On the Road, along with a beautiful instrumental track from the soundtrack to The Darjheeling Limited. They're some of my favorite recordings. I was actually walking around for a few weeks with them mashed up in my head like this. It pretty much came out the way i was hearing it. It's sort of a dreamscape I guess. I can kinda get lost in it.
Also, it feels good to stretch out on the parameters of what can be included in this singles collection. I feel like we live in an age where artists have lots of freedom to take a more mulitdisciplinary approach-blogging, songs, collages, tumblring, mashups, remixes, videos documenting the process, weird videos with found footage from 1950's B-movies, photography, mixtapes, essays, poems, cover songs, etc. I'm still working on getting to some of that stuff but it's probably just a matter of time.