Tag Archives: Synth Pop

Song Writing Part 2

In a post last week I said that I was working on a new song.  Well, I finished it over the weekend.  It started with a little part I wanted to record so that I would remember it.  From there it turned into a real pop song. Yeah, with words and everything!

A few quick comments before I turn you lose with this.  Although parts of this recording are “finished”, this is very much just a quick demo, or, if this were one of my stories, this is a rough, first draft (don’t worry – if you have read a story on my blog, it was a rough draft….).  I can hear many things I will change if I decided do this a little more seriously. And I might.

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Weekly Smile Week 17 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I’ve posted smiles that have run a large rang. There have been simple things and complex, old and new, and.. wait… that sounds like something for this weeks smile :)

I received my first music synthesizer when I graduated high school.  It was part graduation present and I paid for part of it.  The instrument was a Realistic MG-1.  That’s right, it came from Radio Shack!  That being said, the basic synthesizer was built by Moog, a company that at one time was almost synonymous with synthesizer.  Through the years I bought newer and better instruments.  The MG-1 had two ways to make sounds – the Moog analog synth, which played one note at a time.  This sound quickly became dated as the 80s progressed.  Then there was an organ tone that I almost never used.  The newer instruments had a “modern” sound and could play more than one note at a time.  As time went by the keyboard had issues and other problems cropped up.

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The Anti-Rap Rap (Music Video)

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A few weeks ago, when I was still dong my A Smile a Day, I wrote a silly poem as my smile.  A few people thought I should make it into a rap, so I did.  I hope you enjoy!

(Click here if you don’t see the video)

A few words.  Yes, that is me trying to rap and sing background vocals :)  All of the other sounds are also me playing a modular synthesizer.  There are some shots of the synthesizer in the video – the thing with all of the cables/patch cords.  Thinking of cables, I wore a few patch cords as “bling” when I took the pictures, but they were cut off.  When patching, it is convenient to have a few around your neck so they are readily accessible… Continue reading

New Music – Flashback Now

Trent's studio

I just made a little recording for fun. Don’t take this music, called Flashback Now, too seriously. Don’t expect anything like the symphony, orchestrated art song or the piano sonata I’ve posted. Don’t even expect the twisted pop song I put up a while ago. This might remind you more of background music to a science TV show from the 1970s. Continue reading

A Cup of You – Blues

A Cup of You

It’s been a while
Since I’ve seen your face
You’ve disappeared
Without a trace
Has somebody come
To take my place?
I just hope
That aint the case

I need a cup of you darling
I need you real bad
I need a cup of you baby
You’re making me sad
I wish I knew
All the things you do
All I know is….
I need a cup of you

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