Pack Your Things

This is a song Just Us Caruso did (which I found on Collected Animals). He posted it asking for someone to do vocals, so I gave it a shot. Unfortunately I'm too lazy right now to go back and fix the panning that got messed up in the bounce. So it's just mono which kind of ruins the effect on the vocals (for the imaginitive: picture the words wrapping around your ears more, being spread apart, bigger).

Otherwise though, here it is:

Pack Your Things:


just get up now
don't think 2ice about
who you trust
you must
display a foray
of confidence in me

i promise you'll be free

we are ready to go

leave it all behind
don't worry we'll find
a something new
at least i've got you

we are ready to go

Keep Fightin'

I actually did this a week or so ago.

Keep Fightin':


Peace Out

Remind me to tell you an analogy. Paging doctor improve my guitar skillls.

Peace Out (rough1):

when i was younger i always wondered
what if gene simmons was here?
with nick and sophie it'd be real low key
we'd all share a beer
and nicole richie walked in, unexpectedly bitchy
because what she heard in the news
that everyone and their ma's were freakin out cause
the first pictures of suri cruise dude

peace out life
get ready for the end.

i'm trapped in wisdom and sneaky suspicions
that jett travolta's still alive
and blanket jackson shouldn't have been
subjected to live life in pantomime
and shiloh and maddox will be blowin out wicks
until six becomes nine
but all this chatter doesn't matter
because the revolution will not be televised

peace out life
i'm ready for the end.


You Decide

This is the Perfect example of something I don't know what to do next with.

"The Next Song"


This type of thing happens a lot. Help me.

Although some songs have resulted from coming back to them weeks later, like "Innocent and Pretty", "Key Bored" (which I still need to think of a better name for), and probably another one.

Kroger (mix2)

I actually did change Kroger up a tad, as promised.

Can you spot the changes?

- retracked lead vocals
- polished up the background vocals
- added lead guitar
- changed the sound of the drums a bit, they're dryer, more upfront as opposed to sounding like cardboard boxes (in my opinion they did at least)
- something with the bass (it sounded a bit too muddy before, it might still I forget if I actually addressed this oops).
- etccccc.

Well anygay, here it is:


Better yes?



I certainly could have written better lyrics. Oh well, I like how it turned out. The instruments need to be mixed up to the vocals, I left them up from when I was tracking them and bounced it without remembering to revert it to normal.


there isn't much i wouldn't do
in the name of you
all you have to do
is catch me in the right mood
when your cheeks are burnin fire truck redyou'd think you'd be learnin it's all in your head
that you don't deserve the things
that all your kindness brings
you see it is the truth
i'm only trying to prove
that i love you and wanna hug you until we both shave our heads

"crawling through my things
you think you're funny"
excuse me while i sneeze
i'm allergic to bologna
don't expect me to believe
that story
"what is it you think you're doing
always assuming?

that i was out too late snuck in the fire escape turned off my phone and i was not alone but even if it's true what'd you expect to do leave me standing here you think i'd even care? i'd leave you with nothing they'd put you in cuffs and take away the kids no matter what you did you'll try and try and waste your money but i won't let you leave me honey"

well that's what you said
and that's what you think
aimed at your head
i didn't even blink

The Color Red

Sometimes my favorite part of an album are the little vingettes, little sound collages in between the singles. (The most prominent of these: No Age, M83, Boards of Canada, Spoon, Of Montreal etc.). I know I've not come near the emotional magnitude of I Guess I'm Floating, but the idea behind it was a breif inspiration to just make some noise.

The Color Red



this is a first draft. the logical song after this one is key bored.


what do i have now?
so much more
but it only helps keep my mind
off the little i had before


Kroger (Mix 1)

I wrote and recorded this yesterday. I have faith in it. I also don't have the time to finish it at the moment. So before I do anything else, I'd like to know what you'd do in the name of art. It's a solid Buddy Holly-esque pop song. All I've done so far are guitar, drums, bass and vocals. Granted, that's all you need. I'll probably just re-do the vocals and end it at that.

Kroger (Mix 1):

(^right click, save as).

i don't want to be another stupid boy
that you think is a cute and funny toy
that you stole from your friend who called me first
just to prove you could get me why don't you
purse your lips my dear get ready for a kiss
but watch me as i duck and do what i never did

hold on girl
you've got another thing coming for you

let's meet before the bell for school
spend a day in the park with nothing to do
i get a hint of your lovely perfume
who knew so much fun could be had in the women's
i find it funny
that we both agree it was a good thing that you were bloody

hold on girl
i got a nothing thing coming for me

you'd think that i would make a move
but i'm too young and dumb to have a clue
don't forget you're the one who's older
so why'd you take advantage of me behind the
where we rolled in the grass
before i knew it was over and now it's all in the past

hold on girl
you've got another thing coming for you