Evening, friends. Behold! Here is an rather brilliant artist named Emma Louise. You ought to be hypnotized somewhere within the first fifty seconds. Just watch:
Right, so I predict that by this time next year, this girl will be bigger than Adele. I’m serious. Here’s why I think so:
1) She’s spent the last year selling out shows in Australia and signing international record deals.
2) She has a gorgeous voice.
3) She writes her own songs, and they are the types of songs which will appeal to a broad audience.
4) She’s pretty, and that can’t hurt.
5) Not only does she write her own songs, but she writes them at an astounding rate and somehow manages to do so without sacrificing a single bit of quality. Her Youtube channel features some forty songs, all of which she seems to have written within the span of one year. The music is all equally beautiful, and the lyrics are consistently strong and at times, deeply moving.
6) Her debut album is supposed to come out early next year.
Okay, I don’t know about being bigger than Adele, but she’s definitely gonna be a big star. Check out her channel now so that a year from now you can gloat that you knew about her way before any of those other posers did! This is also particularly exciting to me because it’s rare that I come across a pop star whose music I really like, and I very well may be willing to buy her CD when it comes out. On the other hand, major record labels being what they are, all of her songs will probably be arranged into dance beats which feature Jay-Z contributing a hip-hop breakdown after the second chorus. Sigh.
Hey, folks! Check out the new band, The Centennial from Denver, Colorado. You can download their entire EP on their website, thecentennial.net. The group was started by the founding members of Meese. Don’t know if you’ve heard of them, but they were quite successful for a while. Anyway, all of their stuff so far just plain makes me feel good. Here’s an example. Enjoy!
Sleep When We’re Dead – The Centennial
Oh, and I’ve got various things of my own in the works, including videos, musical collaborations, and more songs. Hooray! Stick around (spoken in Arnold Schwarzenegger voice, of course).
Yeah, that’s right. Exclamation points. What? Hey, I just wanted to share a video by my friend Jim. He does a lot of Metallica covers, so I sort of think that’s cool, and stuff. Also, he seems to be a bit of a purist when it comes to recreating the original recordings, so that makes his covers particularly neat. Check out this video he made using his new Insta-Klone machine. Once he’s finished, he uses his Fast-Ash home cremator to save money on groceries! Both products are made by Procter and Gamble and can be found at your local Inventions of Unspeakable Horror outlet! Anyway, this is his version of one of Metallica’s instrumental tracks called “I Was Better at Guitar in Pre-School Than Matt Glaz Is Now.”
I will be doing a fun musical collaboration with Jim and my friend Jerry pretty soon, so be sure to check back for that. Toodles!
Okay, so I’m not dead. I’m also not on hiatus. I’ve been hard at work (except for those couple of days when I was slightly lazy and those other few days when I was taking care of a sick girlfriend). Anyway, when I wrote “give me a couple of days,” I obviously meant a couple of weeks (and a half). Whatever. I have no excuse. Here’s a new song, though!
Actually, it’s not really new. It’s one of the first actual whole “songs” I ever wrote…you know, with lyrics (ASTERISK) and everything, although I didn’t write any of the crazy bells and whistles until now. That seems to be how I generally do it. I think all of these songs so far started out as one guitar part and a vocal line (and maybe a few harmonies). Then begins the arduous (yet fun!), trial-and-error process of filling in the horrifyingly vacant silence filling my headphones. Can anyone tell by the nonsense I’m writing that I’m very sleep deprived?
(OTHER ASTERISK) Speaking of lyrics, there’s nothing particularly mind-blowing here, okay? I just really like thunderstorms. Leave me alone. In fact, I was going to leave this one for later, but I had a couple of requests for it (Clarisseclarisseclarissemarkmarkmark), so I revisited it and thought, “Damn, this song is catchy!” Right. Well, see ya!
Okay, I’m technically a few hours late (my time), but as it was the first of May, I thought a little Jonathan Coulton was in order. Initially, I was just going to post his recording here, but then I thought, wait, why not perform it myself? So then I had to learn it and make a video, which took me about four kabilliondy takes. The lyrics were barely memorized, and I eventually caved and tacked them, printed, to the wall. And then I was still messing up the chords. I wish I had gotten the idea just a day earlier. Anyway, I did manage to get the recording itself done before midnight, so ha! Anyway, please enjoy this video:
Jonathan Coulton has a website with a tremendous amount of music. Click here for that. Oh, and yeah, give me a couple more days on this new song of mine, will ya? Thanks.