Posts tagged music

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 2 years ago

A Pokémon song, yes! I wrote the lyrics and errol composed the music, and we both sung. This was fun and a very extraordinary collab to do! errol did a pretty good job with the pronounciation.

The song is about a Magikarp (errol) who’s being mocked by another Pokémon (I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to be so it’s a mystery) for being a weakling. The Magikarp then wants revenge and evolves into a Gyarados.

For translation of lyrics etc, see this.


PokéPop

skullcrush:
Kiidän veden läpi kuin Rapidash 
Olen legendaarinen kuin Regigas 
Voimia riittää kuin Machampilla
Ja söpöyttä kuin Clefairylla

errol:
Vielä mulle ilkut, mut varo vaan 
Pian opin taklaamaan 
Merihirviöksi kasvan, näytän 
Sulle kaapin paikan

chorus (together):
Hei surkee Magikarp 
Oot turha kala vaan 
Loiskit avuttomana 
Kuka sut kouluttaa?

skullcrush:
Oot hyödytön ja avuton 
Vielä enemmän kuin muut pennut 
Tapellaanko, senkin sintti? 
Pyörtyneenä kohta kellut

errol:
Nyt kiiltelen ja alan muuttuu 
Kokoa lisää ja ilkeyttä 
Hyper beamilla sun mieli muuttuu 
En enää ole surkea eväkäs

chorus (together):
Hei surkee Magikarp
Oot turha kala vaan
Loiskit avuttomana
Kuka sut kouluttaa?

Posted 2 years ago

Okay, I had 2,5 hours left of FAWM, so plenty of time to make one more song. (I’m still rhyming!)

Dedicated to all FAWMers <3

Rest My Aching Fingers

[verse 1]
I’ll set down the guitar
Right after this one
Rest my aching fingers
The project is done
March has come

Maybe I can listen
To this monstrosity
In a week or so
Start re-recording
Though it’s not as much fun

It’s the last day of FAWM
Soon February is gone
It’s time to nap, go out
and listen to some zongs
Now that there’s no more scramble
With a deadline to assemble
those tunes
(or lyrics!)

[verse 2]
Let’s take some moments
To leave a batch of comments
To songwriters
Who bravely took on this challenge
Fourteen songs a month
(Wow that’s a bunch!)

Made collabs
Internationally
Untraditionally
Superskirmishes almost got us
But here we still are
Standing so tall

[chorus]

[outro]
If you didn’t make it
To that desired number
just remember
One, two, three songs
Is still more than none

Posted 2 years ago

Me and my cousin watched the 1989 Batman movie last night and I wanted to make a tribute song to Jack Nicholson’s Joker in the context of that movie. Just picture him prancing and waltzing to this.

Music completely put together by using the Motif 7 synth and Audacity (try not to cringe at that program’s name and just enjoy the piece). My cousin threw in cool ideas about the xylophone/bell solo and the Batman theme waltz interlude. And the laughing. Oh the laughing…

Lyrics: “The Clown Prince Of Crime”


(verse 1)
See the red smirk on my lips
I’m the jester-king
Prancing through the streets
I’ll draw you a new contortion
I better make you all smile
That post-mortem face-promotion
Will only last for a while

(verse 2)
I’d like to see you laugh
Yourself to death
Mask on top of a mask
In the Gotham City of sin
You all better grin
The clown prince of crime is in!

(verse 3)
Hey Vigilante 
If you think you can
Come and get me
You’re welcome to try
I’m The Man Who Laughs
With a deck of cards

(verse 4)
Caped crusader, vengeful Bats
Hiding place full of flying rats
A duel between two freaks
I made you

And you made me

Posted 2 years ago

Ain’t Got No (Ain’t No) Got No Singalong Remix

This is originally flowtheory's song in February Album Writing Month 2012. He asked if a bunch of people could sing along with him, so I sent in my two cents and so did many others.  I sing along in a few parts of it, and it’s really a good-mood-tune despite the topic :D have a listen!

Posted 2 years ago

Song skirmish #6 of the day, and the last one of the superskirmish event!  Whew!

This is a movie-soundtrack song with the title "It Wasn’t Me"

Posted 2 years ago

Song done in an hour with the given title.
I had fun!

Elephants!

Don’t want to see them

Way too many elephants
Here now in this room
So many of those grey animals
They’re stomping around too

We decide that we don’t see them
We try to look away
Everyone knows those elephants
Are firmly here to stay

Ignore them
Try not to see them
They’ll come around
After visiting the porcelain store

Way too many elephants
Here now in this room

We want to stay clear of it
Of the awkwardness and trouble
Mentioning that they exist
Is not the plan for sure

Ignore them
Try not to see them
They’ll come around
After visiting the porcelain store

Posted 2 years ago

#4 of today’s skirmishes - this song was done in an hour with a given title: “Falling”.

Listen to the drum-less version here.

Falling

There’s always a feeling
Inside, like I’m falling
When there’s a pause
In our relations
I don’t fit in 
Despite my intentions

You’re all hugging
And exchanging
Inside jokes
Funny quotes
I’ve been excluded
So secluded
Deserted
Disillusioned

I feel awkward
I wanna go home to continue
On my very own
Alone protects me
It never leaves me
Getting sentimental
Is not for me

Feels like a burden
To remember
But I’m not wanted
So why bother?

Curling deeper
Into my own world
The threshold is steeper
It all seems distant

This instant

Posted 2 years ago

#3 of today’s skirmishes - this song was done in an hour with a given title. I got my vegetarian song out, finally! It’s about how it’s inappropriate to call fish/crustaceans and chicken/birds “not meat”.


Highly Inappropriate

Tired of asking
For some food without meat
Tied of hearing
"Not a bit"

"Just tunafish
That’s swum in the ocean
Then we have some octopus”
I think that’s been in motion
"There’s clam and shrimp
From the sea so deep
I guess those ones don’t classify?”

If it’s had brains or feet
it’s something I won’t eat
Even if it’s had one eye
It’s meat!

"We have a chicken dish
With eyes and lungs and claws
If you don’t really like fish”
Prefer no feathers at all
This menu really sucks
With no understanding of
Vegetarian options

If it’s had brains or feet
it’s something I won’t eat
Even if it’s had one eye
It’s meat!

Replace it with 
(It’s highly inappropriate)
Potatoes or corn
(It’s highly inappropriate)
Need my protein too
(It’s highly inappropriate)
Nothing less will do
(It’s highly inappropriate)

If it’s had eyes, or brains
(It’s highly inappropriate)
Or fins or feet
(It’s highly inappropriate)
Why don’t you understand
(It’s highly inappropriate)
I don’t want anything that’s
had a skull

Posted 2 years ago

#2 of today’s skirmishes - this song was done in an hour with a given title. I got another Boosh song out of this, cool! The idea is that Vince Noir has some odd/awesome ideas quite often, but his pal Howard refuses to go with them almost as often.

No For An Answer

Hey Howard can we chat with the snakes?
You got no for an answer.
Hey Howard can we dance with the apes?
Again a no for an answer.

Are the black bits in bananas
actually tarantula eggs?
No for an answer
How bout if you go to the tundra
and I go to Spain?
No for an answer

A journey through time and space
You’d think there are some endless ways
Still it’s often a no for an answer

It’s the Zooniverse
Where All Your dreams come true-niverse
But still you always get no for an answer

"Hey Howard, let me drive"
No for an answer
"Hey Howard, this isn’t right"
No for an answer

You want to take your whole wardrobe along
To the trip
It’s a No for an answer
You have a business idea, real hip
Again No for an answer

It’s the Zooniverse
Where All Your dreams come true-niverse
But still you always get no for an answer

But when your life is at a stake
The danger is just way too great
You’re gonna smooch him and
Take no no for an answer

Posted 2 years ago

#1 of today’s skirmishes - this song was done in an hour with a given title “There’s Never Enough”.

There’s Never Enough Of Most Things…

There’s never enough time
There’s never enough money
You haven’t got enough age
Still too old to participate 

There’s never enough rhymes
When you need them and
They pop in your head
When you last expect ‘em
(Last expect ‘em)

The odds of the universe are often
stacked against us and then
You just gotta cope with that
Don’t mind the gap

There’s never enough clothes
And you have nothing to wear
That case is closed
Am I going somewhere?

There’s never enough to say
When I have some company
And way too much to say
When I’m all alone

Posted 2 years ago

So, after writing this song (The Blue Box On Baker Street) and recording it….

I went searching for duet partners…

Then I got two singers; one for John and one for Sherlock.

JUST LISTEN TO THE OUTCOME.

Lyrics etc. here.

Posted 2 years ago

Some Trock for ya guys. It’s the same song as before, but I updated the demo, it sounds MUCH better now compared to the rusty recording from before. And oh, look! Extra lyrics!

No Weather Blues In Space

There’s no convenient time
For snow, rain, or sleet
But weather doesn’t matter much to me

Forecasts are a waste
When flying ‘round in time and space
Far away from atmospheric zones

The rain outside
Could have started down the line
I am here to save the day

A mad man with a blue box
Setting all conditions right
Come enjoy the sunshine somewhere else

Hey I’m The Doctor
Here’s my mode of transport
Time And Relative Dimension In Space

Something old, something new
Something “borrowed”, something blue
We’re both delighted to meet you

Sundays are a boring case
Let’s just skip them all and save
The Universe from Daleks once again

No tornadoes and no storms
Only black holes and alien swarms
Let’s leave this Bad Wolf Bay behind

Hey I’m The Doctor
Here’s my mode of transport
Time And Relative Dimension In Space

Hop in and be fearless
Take a detour off this planet
I’ll return you home in time for tea

Hey I’m The Doctor
Here’s my mode of transport
Time And Relative Dimension In Space

Something old, something new
Something “borrowed”, something blue
And we’re both delighted to meet you

Posted 2 years ago

FAWM SONG #17 IS UP !

Victorian Era Watson and Holmes find the TARDIS on Baker Street and investigate.
Listen to the instrumental version here.

Btw, I’d love to get another voice than my own to sing either part (John or Sherlock) just so the idea of there being two people would be a bit clearer… Tell me if you’re interested!

PS. I seem to really like the word “odd”. Odd. It’s not even a word anymore.

The Blue Box (On Baker Street)

"I know exactly who to call.
Find them and get them,
That’s all…”

John:
We fought again, I need some air
A break from our domestic atmosphere

Sherlock:
I turn to face the fireplace
and lift up my dear violin case

John:
I take a breath of the cool night air
An odd presence surrounds me
Chills go right down my spine
But I’ll only walk a while

Sherlock:
The instrument has calmed my nerves
I go through some letters from earlier
Something odd addressed to me
What for would someone send a key?

John:
I turn back at a nearby park
It’s getting dark, the gaslights turning on.
Something odd on Baker Street
I’m sure that odd blue box wasn’t there before…

Sherlock:
As I look out of the window
I see that he’s returning home
There’s a striking difference in the
Outlook of the facade

John:
I hear a slight hum as he
Joins me on the silent Baker Street
I’ve never seen that key before,
Why does it glow?

Together:
The door of the blue box
Seems so be locked
You have the key
Try it in
Door clicks open
We step in
A journey begins
Unexpected

Posted 2 years ago

Something I made on Guitar Pro and then converted to make the instruments more real-sounding.
Working titles include “Riff-driven Paint Punk” and “Progressive Space Funk”.
… my attempt at a growl can be found somewhere there …
You can listen to the instrumental here

Paint On The Canvas Of The Universe

Flanders yellow and Prussian blue
Together make a greenish hue
Contrasting shades, shadows and highlights
Define the course of most of our lives

Paint in fierce and forceful strokes
My paintbrush nearly breaks in half
This shade of blue leans towards a green

Finding the main quest in life
Can take a lot of fateful turns
These certain shades can be found in between

Splashing paint in an impartial manner
Differing shapes and various contours
Ivory black and cadmium yellow
Mixes and makes a deep green colour

Moving to a detailed stroke
Stepping lightly on paths I’ve made
Turquoise with my Azure blue
Give the sky a cobalt hue

Painting on the Canvas
Of The Universe

Wide range of reds and the sky at dusk
You’ve been shouting all day and your voice sounds husk
Hands feeling numb, grabbing too hard
Canvas full of colour and the surface is scarred