Saturday, July 31, 2010

san francisco, 1947

<a href="">san francisco, 1947 by beat radio</a>
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.


Eleanor said...

I was on the United Record Pressing website earlier today, hoping to find a way to press my work on vinyl. I found a link to Beat Radio there. I just wanted to say that you guys are a real inspiration—you're enthusiastic about your work, and you're doing a great job of getting it to the public. The music is wonderful, too. Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Thomas said...

love this!

brian said...

Eleanor - thanks so much! yeah, it's a really exciting time to be an artist - i feel like there are so many new ways to make things work. good luck with your vinyl!

Thomas - glad you're digging the track - hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Danke sehr an den Webmaster.

Gruss Elena