Don't Let Jessamyn Pick the Themes

June 28, 2007 3:06 PM

Also known as "puddlewonderful." This is my contribution to the challenge and so, there's [more inside]

posted by micayetoca (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I started an actual, Colombianesque song for the challenge, but everything from my job to the Copa América has gotten in the way, so instead of trying something more complex and doing it wrong, I've decided to go with something simple (and doing it wrong).

Following ludwig_van's wise advice, there's two guitar tracks playing almost the same thing, panned left and right. There's also two seagull tracks and, just when I thought I was going to have to resort to actual water for the water sound effects, my neighbor came back from Curação and brought me one of those rainsticks, so there's two tracks of that as well.

Finally, in case Jessamyn comes around here and starts swinging the banhammer menacingly, the title was nothing personal. It's just that it was a hard theme.
posted by micayetoca at 3:13 PM on June 28, 2007

Sweet micayetoca! Going for jess' "puddle wonderful" thing is much more challenging than keeping to what cortex posts on top of the Music page. But you nailed it!

Rain stick? That's good stuff man.

(Very cute little poke @ jessamyn too!)
posted by snsranch at 4:50 PM on June 28, 2007

Hey! seagulls + rainsticks, cheap shot, I know, but still, it holds up to the water theme. Now you are making me fear I have no chance to win the house in Hawaii that I seem to remember Cortex offered for the best water themed song. Vote for me, snsranch or the next one will be named after you!
posted by micayetoca at 5:21 PM on June 28, 2007

You, my friend, have my vote!
posted by snsranch at 5:54 PM on June 28, 2007

I love that you used seagulls. I feel almost lame for my own lazy found-fx choices now.
posted by cortex at 6:36 PM on June 28, 2007

This is lovely, man. The double-guitar pan thing almost gives it a 120-string sound. This contest/challenge rocks.
posted by ORthey at 6:59 PM on June 28, 2007

Um... 12-string. Although I bet if someone had a 120-string guitar, it would be micayetoca.
posted by ORthey at 6:59 PM on June 28, 2007

120 strings?
You know my address, man.
Can you send those crazy Venezuelan tuning and chord charts, though?
Just kidding. This was lovely.
The seagulls were awesome, and faded out just before they became kind of Hitchcock-scary.
Nice job.
posted by chococat at 10:59 PM on June 28, 2007

I think you should let jessamyn pick the themes for exactly this reason, this is a nice song.
posted by jessamyn at 9:38 AM on June 29, 2007

I take some time off music and everyone posts something. Glad I checked it out this morning. This is beautiful. I kinda liked the theme...
posted by sleepy pete at 9:40 AM on June 29, 2007

Nice sounds!
posted by ludwig_van at 10:11 PM on July 1, 2007

Seagulls... filthy birds! But, man, do they make for beautiful ambiance. Kicking ass as usual, micayetoca.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 7:58 PM on July 5, 2007

reminds me of heat shimmering off the vast empty asphalt parking lot behind the mall by the dumpsters. (not a slam on the song - that's where the gulls are mostly found these days!)
posted by quonsar at 10:43 AM on July 7, 2007

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