i have written another song - “You would,...
i don’t want a repeat experience of our 2nd band rehearsal last week- though the rest of the band says it was perfectly normal and ok. so i’m changing things up and now using audacity to create Laker’s basic tracks - with found sounds and vocal noises. then i’ll present the basic tracks to the band at rehearsal. i’m hoping this way i’ll be better able to make...
i suddenly realized - i asked Josa Wakes to be in Laker without ever hearing her play an instrument or sing.
amazing fact #271 - dubstep DJ Killagraham’s mother, Josa Wakes is in Laker - keyboard, sampling, midi.
oh gosh, well i’ve learnt through rehearsal tonite that being in a band isn’t an activity for instant gratification! we made progress but we certainly didn’t sound like a creative wonder this evening. the wonders and uncountable praises will come later.
i was walking to my neighborhood corner store last...
If the Laker ‘David Sylvian’ song sounds like Primitive Radio Gods...– a member of the public.
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Laker is featured in the latest print edition of 16 Blocks Magazine.
after chatting with Mike Allen, arts & culture writer for The Roanoke Times, i have a sneaking suspicion that Laker is an interstitial band.
audio track from first all band rehearsal -...
i wonder if Laker will be featured on KCRW at some point during its 6 month existence?
it’s our first full band rehearsal session this evening!
another rough night
this one, i suspect, was stimulated by seeing On The Cooling Board sunday night. it was a solo band, but the guy was singing, playing guitar, banging a drum, and banging another piece of percussion - all at the same time, and he had the words memorized too. i just don’t know how i am gonna do live shows - it’ll be a major accomplishment for me to memorize the song words, let alone ride...
i always want Laker’s music to be mainstream in terms of it being accessible to a lot of people. at the same time i want Laker’s music to be authentically connected to my, and the band’s, creative process. this is proving a tough combo to bring into alignment.
David Sylvian lyrics
here are lyrics to Laker’s first song, David Sylvian, ready for the first band rehearsal on wednesday. On the cover of Smash Hits Yeh, that was my first sight of him He wasn’t like Duran Duran, looking like over painted boy-toys or The Cure, all over smudged lip gloss and eye liner no, he was, well I hate to say it, but it’s true man, he was beautiful! I opened up the pages and read...
The important thing to remember about music is that it is only made up of two...– more from Jordan Barger of Arte Povera - providing a concept of music.
‘had a bad dream last night that Laker’s 1st gig was dull.
ok, ‘think the songwriter’s block is over now
The best way i could explain key would be that it is your sonic and tonal...– Jordan Barger of Arte Povera helping me understand what key is all about.