What do Mandy Moore and Ed Droste have in Common?


I use this thing, a delay pedal called the DigiTech DigiDelay. I use it for everything. If I had to have one [instrument] to make music with, it would be that. I've used it on every vocal I've ever done. It's also the source of a lot of sounds on our record that people didn't realize-- the entire first track ["Intro"] is done on one. That's just my voice; there's no keyboards on the majority of that track. There's one keyboard part at the end, but that's it. All the loops are my voice. And a lot of the sounds on "Octet" are my voice looped through this thing. It has a really cool additive way of making loops. Everybody in Deerhunter has one. Every single person in the band, after seeing me use it, was like, "I have to have one of those." It's the one thing we all have in common.
I went to this thrift store in Marietta, and I got this bad-ass Tiffany lamp with a dragonfly design in the stained glass. I really like old stained glass lamps, I have no idea why. But I got that and this fucking insane vintage pearloid yellow drum kit. And my grand total that day was $17. It was totally unexpected too. I saw the drum kit in the window, and I totally expected it to be-- you know how thrift stores will get a shitty Casio keyboard these days and charge $35?-- so I'm expecting them to tell me the drums are $500 or something: "We know what these go for on eBay! We have a computer you know!" So I go back there and ask how much it is, and she was like, "Oh, I don't know, $25." And then I went back in and found that lamp, and I almost shit myself. And then I went to check out, and it turns out it was half-off day. So I got a drum set for 12 bucks! "

- Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound
(full interview)

Just saying.



I haven't played drums like that in a while.

Sorry for the wait, I've just been half-heartedly busy with this and that. Truthfully I haven't been able to record anything for a couple of weeks due to a dive in self confidence (musically). That and I'm out of hard drive space. Not that either of those two things should stop me from writing anything. and I've dabbled. But only today has something remotely come to fruition. It shall be expanded upon and put to tape (digital) as soon as the next opportunity arrives.

But honestly, I feel as though I've been listening to Street Hassle too much since I came to the idea by playing over a loop of myself fingering the general bassline and noodling licks here and there. The chords are different though, and we all know how many songs have Charlie Brown's bassline, hmm?

At least in the drought I've had experiences that lend themselves to being written about. How I could do so without being so overtly obvious to those who were involved, I do not kn
ow. So maybe it's time for me to avoid the vague and plainly write, at the risk of alienating those whom I've written about? Or welcoming them in?

Case in point:

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