July 9, 2008 8:38 PM

A short, sloppy no-editing-or-do-overs track made in less than half an hour with Garage Band, 2 glasses of stale water on my coffee table, a dirty spoon, a jar of change, internal mic, and likely one drink too many.

posted by Hoopo (8 comments total)

Listening to this gave me a bit of a eureka moment. One can take essentially one drum sound and use it as both a kick and a snare and whatever else. Of course I have heard this before, but I like how you executed it. It seems like the "snare" comes a tad late as the song progresses, and I like that tension.
posted by edlundart at 9:55 PM on July 9, 2008

Well, now you and cortex have gone and inspired me. I just posted my response.

allow me to point out how lucky you are that you didn't have an accident with those two glasses of stale water so close to your Mac...
posted by davejay at 11:08 PM on July 9, 2008

Dude you have got to bust a freestyle over this. Really fast like a bonethugsinharmony thing.

god damn it. how can it. be so easy. making me queesy. count dracula. scott bacula. quantum leaping. like a cold black spatula. comin' after ya. straight from Canada. beats from hoopa. screw frooty loops yeah.

or something.
posted by dobie at 8:58 AM on July 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh man, I am totally with dobie on this one.
posted by ORthey at 11:08 AM on July 10, 2008

Oh yeah, gotta agree with the others. This is asking for some crazy freestyle action. Nice beat.
posted by danb at 4:29 PM on July 10, 2008

Wow! I have to say, after reading pretty much only the front page for years, I'm somewhat surprised at the tone in the Music section. Thanks, guys--somehow I thought I'd get the gas-face over this.

Anyways, a little context: I've got dozens of these little guys. I was bored when I got to Vancouver and had just switched from outdated ACID and Soundforge bootlegs on a PC (which I was pretty comfortable with) over to a Mac laptop. I got so frustrated with the Mac software when trying to do the old typical hip hop "samples and loops" that I decided I was going to do songs live, without metronome, the TV running in the background, and anything within arms reach would be considered an instrument. Oh, and beer. So the "one-take weekend" was born.

This low-budget approach has been the M.O. with me for years, a rapper I used to work with summed it up perfectly in our first collaboration titled "No Budget" (we put it together transfering beat and vocal files over AIM):

"...If you wonder what that noise in the background is, it's the television/ cos my vocal booth doesn't exist and my living room's my studio and roommate's sleeping quarters all-in-one/ and this is how I record albums that cost less than a pack of gum/so if my tracks don't sound studio-quality, it's cuz they're not so stop making comments that's dumb..."

Maybe you had to be there.

Thanks again.
posted by Hoopo at 6:07 PM on July 10, 2008

Yeah man. I pretty much only comment here. The front page is good for a while but I often feel like I'm shouting into the void when I comment anything. Its a nice little scene on music dot mefi.
posted by dobie at 6:12 PM on July 10, 2008

Oh, great! One of those unexpected brief little gems. Very cool.
posted by micayetoca at 9:10 PM on July 12, 2008

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