It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman? No, no, no. It’s Batman. I am Batman.
I finally got out to see The Dark Knight last night. In a word: Awesome! There is so many things that were amazing about the film there’s no way I can even begin. It’s a spectacle that needs to be seen. Christian Bale was born to be Batman and Heath Ledger was born to be the Joker. It’s unfortunate that Heath Ledger will no longer be able to reprise the role.
As I sat there watching, I had one thing cross my mind. Should I ever given a shot to do a role in a film like this, I certainly want to play the nutcase. Heath’s performance is on par with that of a famous Brad Pitt looney roll from 12 Monkeys. A great rental. I don’t think Heath surpassed Brad’s looneyness, but it’s damn amazing.
Enough about that.
I’ve got to start getting some other things done. Yesterday I got another song finished with a co-writer. One whom I’ve featured on the blog before. Femke Weidema. I’ll probably showcase the demo soon. I’ve got wind that my music will soon be a part of Shazam. That’s highly cool. If you’re not familiar with Shazam it’s a service for cell phones where you play a little bit of a song into the phone then tag it and Shazam will tell you what music is playing and who it’s by. Provided that you’re in their system. My music should be up in their system shortly. Yet another cool thing!
I’ll be sending out some old computer stuff to a recycler that specializes in that. Go Green!
Then I’ll be working on music to finish up some other tunes today and then another co-write this evening.
Getting on to Mark. Mark is a younger musician. Probably about 16 or 17. He’s showing some remarkable talent for writing songs. Much like Lemonhead. Mark certainly has some modern influences. I liken him to possibly a cross of Foo Fighters meets Fall Out Boy or something along those lines in terms of the songs. What’s holding him back from mega success at the moment is production. Not in a bad way.
Mark is probably doing this stuff in his basement and for what he’s achieving it’s awesome. His quality in the production reminds me a bit of Jason Falkner. In fact some of his song elements are reminiscent of Jason as well – though not as eclectic. You can hear a very raw quality to the mix and recording. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s great to hear where he really wants to go with the ideas. I think Mark will make an excellent producer in the future [provided it’s him doing this production]. He needs a little massaging with the polish and he will shine like the star he should be.
There’s another song that I have received called Giving Up. I couldn’t find it on any of the digital services. If you get the means to get that song by Mark, do so. You won’t be disappointed. In the meantime, enjoy and go listen to the rest of his disc. It’s worth it.