Middle Management

May 18, 2011 7:38 PM

Meet Doug Sanderson. He's just landed a job with authority over a meager number of employees and he's on top of his very small world.

I first threw this song together in one sitting a couple of years ago. Since then, I know of at least one person who has quit their job because of its message. Timbill convinced me to re-record the track, this time with real drums and guitars.

Bringing this material back out has given me the urge expand this story; I've got an outline for an entire rock opera based on the exploits of our man Doug. It might get made, but I'm holding out for another promotion before I do anything drastic.

Recorded at the Rotatable Tremulant Studio.

Trey (that's me): Vocals, Basitar, Guitbass, Organ, Lyrics
Timbill: Percussion, Harmonies, Additional lyrics, Engineer, Producer

posted by man vs sun (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The basitar (or the guitbass) has a nice crunch to it, and the harmonies are neat.

What's the computer thing at 1:25?

Ths is a fun little song.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:42 AM on May 19, 2011

That is a commodore64 patch, the only leftover part from the original, FL-based mix.

The crunch on the guitbass was actually one of the hardest parts to wrangle, as the crunch can easily overpower everything else in existence, even at several dB lower. I definitely less-than-three the crunch, though.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 2:05 AM on May 19, 2011

Count me in with Karlos for loving the harmonies and the crunch. This is totally fun!
posted by snsranch at 1:24 PM on May 20, 2011

Great concept and funny. A rockin' chronicle of our times.
posted by AppleSeed at 5:24 AM on August 2, 2011

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