My Most Recent (Unarrived) Purchases

    I recently ordered some Hurley "Rosie" Sunglasses, domestically, because it was a bit cheaper than going with the European counterpart.  I really hope they end up looking ok? on me, and not being too big or too small.  Anyways, I spend a lot of time thinking about glasses, and it's somewhat more fun if I don't spend too much time thinking about them, because sometimes it's better to see things in glorious "technicolor" than it is other ways of seeing things, if you catch my drift.  Anywwaayys, I really hope that the technicolor dreamcoat that Joseph? was talking about really catches my eye at some point.  Anyyways though, I really enjoy a lot of the things that most people have to say about things they've seen / experienced, so I figured this would be a good way to share the ideas behind what makes me think of things that I buy. 

    I'd say it's mostly just thinking of something kindof rad, and altogether I will fill you in on how I arrived at this conclusion of thinking of a product like the one I chose.  I read a few issues of "The Fader" magazine when I was a kid, it's a really great magazine which I really got a lot of my life patterned after in some respects. One thing I really appreciate about that magazine is how they don't discredit more "Iconic" or "famous people" because of the fact they're internationally or at least nationally recognized.  I mean "I"'d see a rapper and a Brit-Pop band on the same magazine, front cover and back cover.  I believe, however, that "the Fader" title refers to the cross-fader or regular fader on mixers.  This is a bit of a stretch for some, perhaps, however, and you can't exactly believe everything you read online.  I think this is a bit more subtle in essence.  To "fade" something means to slowly erase, but think about this.  Just how many times do you hear the word fade?  To fade, to diminish, to erase.  All these things you can do in real life.  I believe, however, once people get a general impression of the first things you post, they tend to stop really caring much about whatever your really doing.

      However I digress from my point.  I think the main point I'm trying to make is that various things have various inputs.  For example, you may own a dj setup of some kind, but to what extent does it continue to have meaning?  You have to use meaning, to do what you want to do with the things you own.  Do you have it for a prop?  Do you have it for playing records?  For listening to records or to listening on speakers?  And so on and so forth. I'd say the more versatile record setups adapt themselves to these different parts of the process somewhat.  You know, most people who listen to music have a million different reasons they listen to that piece of music.  Maybe they can relate to the song, maybe their sad, depressed, or unhappy. 

I think sometimes genres eliminate certain aspects of song production.

       Also, it is.. amazing to say that I record music in my home, but actually playing music requires more than just a home, it requires a place to play, and all the rest.  I can't particularly say I'm that happy musically with how I'm involved with making music.

    Which brings me to the next item I recently ordered.  I ordered a "TRKFLD" bag.  I'm not sure how I feel about it really yet, though I'm really impressed with how it appears on the site.  The functionality and all that seems fine,  I'm just trying to think of how I'm going to use it in a functional way.  Like, I know I can't fit all my equipment in it, although it would definitely be a start for all the rest of my things, if you don't include my life, or the place I live, all that type of thing.  I think for the most part however the things you use to play music , can be used in making live performances as well, and that part of it is something I'm really interested in doing.  A lot of people like hearing a lot of music, you know that's not really me, I'm not going to just play and play and play, I like to kind of give you a taste and let you see how you feel about it.  So far the responses I've heard are like, oh, that's not your song.  Which is somewhat disapointing.  I think the magic of songs is something that goes into turntables, just like other instruments, or whatever your mixing really, be it cds or what have you.  I think mostly though you know, if you spend enough time not thinking in a box, or thinking in a part of a group, you realize that music is always a bit fluky, if you get the right thing, it can sound a million different ways depending on what you do with it.  As well as the sense that something your doing is the correct way of going about it,  and that there's someone else somewhere that's hearing what your doing,  you know if you don't really hear someones response to the sounds your making,  you can't exactly gage like, which sample people like or which sound people want to hear. I think a bit, these machines have inputs, as well as buttons and nobs you can figit with.  I believe this is ultimately what figures out what sounds like what, although the mixer s and everything I use are somewhat, limited, in the  sense you can only control so much, although phyically looking at a record you can see the entire array of sounds on that record, no matter how many times you may be looking for a new one, the record you know the best is typically the one that sounds the best, if you never hear something, theres most likely something unique or interesting, but at the same time, it's pretty rare that a recording doesn't have that quality, that is of course depending on when the record was recorded and what the intension of those who recorded it was.  You might hear a million different songs and just sort of like a few of them, but I guarantee hearing different songs, you'll appreciate some of the instant feelings you get from the more, uh quote unquote accessible artists. 

   Really I dont sample anything if it's too unusal though , I think finding unusual things is a bit tricky, certainly on vinyl, less so on cd.  Tapes were pretty cool too, I'd like to find a tape deck at some point as well, those seem kindof interesting, however tapes really were limited in how you could record, and there's always the problem of trying to go back into time to a place and time very different from our own, which sometimes doesn't take into account the limits that modern society has.  For example, if you think of just how limitless the sounds of 80's synth pop and rock n roll are, you really have to think of the sound, not really the time frame.  I'd say a lot of th at type of music really was light years ahead of the technology that exists today.

       For example, just to give you a hint of what I think about, The B52's , they are sampled sometimes.  They were in the 80s.  They sampled Henry Mancini, who was in the 50s, or early sixties, who did stuff like Ray Gun, Pink Panther, stuff like that.  So I mean, a lot of sampling, it's not really new,  it's something thats done a lot.  And as far as covering songs, that's a bit of a strange concept to me as well, that really only happens a few time in a hundred years.  Sure you can hear a band cover a song, but to really hear them cover it in a way that really strikes you, there has to really be something odd about it.  Anyways those are just some of my thoughts on how you can record something without it sounding like a sitcom, or worse something that sounds like it was meant to be listened to.


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