Archive for January, 2009

From The Vault

Posted by on Friday, 16 January, 2009

I did this song, Toy Shoppe, (if indeed it can be called a “song,” as it is really more of an “aural painting”) a long time ago. It was originally intended to be accompaniment for a circus act – for which it was (understandably) rejected. I later considered amending the name to “Toy Shoppe (In the Sky)” and thought that I should like to have it played at my funeral*, but I never told a soul, and eventually forgot almost everything but the name for more than ten years.

Yesterday, I was inspired to dig out the cassette tape again. (“What’s that?” you ask.) My initial thoughts upon listening were, “WTF?” Followed closely by, “How on earth did I make those sounds with the technology that I had in 1997?” So okay, it’s not exactly what I would call “good”, but it does have a curious blend of whimsy and gloom which is precisely what I was looking for on this occasion.

Anyway, I thought you might like a little backstory, because today, this song is for you.

*Do not hold me to this.

I Didn't Know

Posted by on Thursday, 15 January, 2009

I don’t really blog much anymore. Truth is, I don’t really do much of anything anymore. I’ve had half a post written plus several more ideas that I have meant to get to since about November.
That doesn’t matter right now.

I got a message today… some bad news that has absolutely nothing to do with me and everything to do with me if you know what I mean, which of course you don’t, unless maybe you do, in which case you’re already more in the loop than I. Where have I been? …Where have I been?

This is my fault.
What? HOW?
I do not know. But I know that I have failed, somehow.

I can’t do anymore of this right now.