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my rally song right now

from kanye west – diamonds from sierra leone (remix)

[Jay-Z]

I got it from her ‘ye damn!
The chain remains, the game is in tact
The name is mine, I’ll take blame for that
The pressure’s on, but guess who ain’t gon’ crack? [laughs]
Pardon me I had to laugh at that
How could you falter when you’re the rock of Gibraltar
I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water
This ain’t no tall order, this is nothin to me
Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week
I do this in my sleep,
I sold Kilos of coke, (so?) I’m guessin’ I can sell CD’s
I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man
Let me handle my business, damn

friends, check. money, check…

more fun with mac recording… this time, trying out logic express 9 — it’s waaaaay more intense than garageband

i need to play around with it more, but i found a drum loop — it’s suuuper sloppy, but i gotta post it as an exercise. i can’t be a perfectionist right off the bat…

john mayer – something’s missing*

* this is another funky-tuned song… i think it’d be more fun to play on an electric, which i’ll try out next time

this one was recorded on garageband, while logic was installing (it’s a ridiculously gigantic program)

john mayer – love soon

i’m a sloppy guitarist

messin’ with garageband

did a suuuper quick test with garageband ’09, which was pre-installed on my mac mini.

i gotta bug greg again about getting the brodie mics back… i’m sure they’ll sound a lot better than what i was using… yer gonna love this actually — it was rock band usb mic. yup. apparently, computers know that it’s a proper mic and it worked fine (enough)

basically had the mic on the stand pointed at my guitar. simple.

i didn’t do any real mixing or post-production on this so it’s pretty raw…

so here we go — “in your atmosphere,” which is actually a fun song to play — the tuning on it is odd tho: E-B-E-F#-B-e

go easy on me — i JUST learned how to play it yesterday… i need to clean up the harmonics and the hammer-ons a lot

john mayer – in your atmosphere

guitar goal: neon – john mayer

this song is crazy tough… not only is it an odd tuning (drop-C), but the finger positions and picking is crazy. if it was a rockband song, the guitar difficulty would be “devil”

i can half-ass this song, but i wanna get good at it…

here’s the guitar tab. maybe i’ll post my progress along the way… maybe.

kanyetic typography

thanks for the clever title, rob…

anyway, finally finished my second kinetic typography video… this one took considerably longer than the first (:26 versus 1:25).

i gotta say that this project frustrated me a lot… i think mainly because i didn’t have a plan. so many times i wanted to scrap the entire project and start a different one…

enjoy

so i guess the next step would be to write a quasi tutorial on this, but i still am not well-versed with after effects… maybe after the third one… i’ll try to keep notes next time… but probably not

any suggestions for my next one?