|Why I want it to rain|
All right, now let's talk about my experience with the long layer that I did for this show. There were a lot of things I liked, but also a lot of things I didn't like. My thought process for it was to start soft with the guitar, and use the Robert Lax recording to slowly layer, but I accidentally put in the wrong CD, which was a dumb mistake. I think that might have gotten me in a weird groove, despite fixing it immediately. After that, I layered the "Istomonography" track, which perhaps just added a lot of white noise to the equation, along with the jungle sounds, which was more white noise, in a sense. As I listened back to this, it was almost annoying, until the Carpet Musics track came in, which I simply put on repeat for the duration of the layering. I think that this gave a lot of stability to the layering. It had the same calming sound like Robert Lax, but brought together the noise to make aural sense. The Ravi Shankar track was next, which was an interesting balance for the layering, because at times it went together well with the Carpet Musics track, and at times it went together with the noise tracks.
|A little infographic I modded for y'all. You're welcome.|
Let me know what you thought of the show, and especially the layering!
[Artist: Song - Album]
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain - Shaka Zulu
- Hugh Masekela: Motlalepula (The Rainmaker) - Techno Bush
- Edith Piaf: D'Accordéoniste - Disque D'or de Edith Piaf
- Kohwi: Rem - Hidden Trees
- Moe Tucker: Hey, Mr. Rain - Moe Tucker
- Mira: Don't - Mira
- The Marcels: Blue Moon - The Best of Doo Wop Uptempo
- Los Marimbas Caliente: Macarenas - The Gaiety and Romance of a Holiday in Mexico
- Kid Loco: (track 1) - The Graffiti Artist
- Julius Katchen: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel - Brahms: Complete Piano Works
- Whale: Deliver The Juice - All Disco Dance Must End In Broken Bones
- Bob Dylan: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - The Essential Bob Dylan
- Coco Rosie: Trinity's Crying - Grey Oceans
- Mo Kenney: Eden - Eden/Great Escape
- Tabla Beat Science: Triangular Objects - Tala Matrix
- Billie Holiday: Stormy Weather - The Unique Billie Holiday
- Ed Sullivan: How Are Things In Glocca Morra? (From "Finian's Rainbow") - Songs of Ireland
- Daedelus: Fair Weather Friends - Love To Make Music To
- Bobby Darin: Mack The Knife - Beyond The Sea/Mack The Knife
- The White Stripes: Red Rain - Get Behind Me Satan
- Amon Amarth: Across The Rainbow Bridge - Versus The World
- Kazumi Totaka: Rainy Day - Animal Crossing GC OST
- Santiago Navascues: Gaspar Sanz: Twelve Dances from "Instrucción de Música Sobre la Guitarra Española" - Music For The Spanish Guitar
- Robert Lax: Various - Wake up re:lax
- Nautical Almanac: Istomonography - Cisum
- Rainy Season Sounds - Sounds of a Tropical Rain Forest in America
- Carpet Musics: Hail Storm - Weekday
- Ravi Shankar: Raga Kaushi Kanhara: Gat in Dhamar - Full Circle Carnegie Hall 2000
- Bonnie Pink: It's gonna rain! - Rurouni Kenshin Themes
- Red Sea Pedestrians: Golden Apple - The Electromagnetic Escape
- Osibisa: Seaside Meditation - Welcome Home
- The Andrews Sisters: Rum & Coca-Cola - Rum & Coca-Cola/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- The Supremes: The Lady Is A Tramp - The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart
- Rafael Mendez: The Little Russian Donkey - Magnificent Mendez
- Madeleine Peyroux: California Rain - Half The Perfect World
- The Carpenters: Superstar - Superstar/Beasts & Children
- Himadari: Lucid Lure + Ah, Elektra - Himadari
- Trio Mediaeval: Nu solen går ned (The sun is setting) - Folk Songs
- Faze Action: Là-bas c'est naturel - I <3 Serge
- Regina Spektor: Raindrops - (unreleased demo)
- Cookie Monster and the Girls: Me Lost Me Cookie At The Disco - Sesame Disco
- E. Koestyara and Group Gapura: Sangkala - Sangkala
- Rum & Coca-Cola: I bought this gem at the NXNE Record Fair, and I hadn't listened to it before bringing it to you guys, so this was as much a surprise for me as (possibly) you. Can't wait to play Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy sometime.
- Cookie Monster: I think this was a pretty nice way to wrap up the show. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for die Discothek now.
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo: I've been listening to this record for the past week quite a lot, and I keep falling in love with it. I'm really happy I got to share it with you guys. You'll probably hear it again.
- Pauses: I don't think they were tooo long, but there were a few pauses that I didn't have a handle on because I was previewing the next song to play, and just lost my head. That'll teach me not to drink coffee before coming to the station.
- Yawning: Sorry about this. Maybe you don't care, but if we were having a conversation and I kept yawning like I was, that would just be flat-out rude, and not my style. Was this distracting for you?
- Trio Mediaeval: I just wasn't digging this. The recording was too quiet, and it was just a bit languid for where this was in the set.
Thanks a lot for listening, and please give me some feedback if you have any! Or even just say hey. Until next week!