Ah, a bit of relief. I’m getting past my stupid petulance and I’m going to make sure it stays in check in the future. I think it helped to get some distance last night and go see my co-writers playing their respective shows. It was April’s first real music gig in LA. She did quite well. There was a surprise at April and Brandon’s show. Matt the star of Kyle XY got up to sing one line at the end of one song. It was pretty funny. Nice people all the way around at their show.
Then it off to Santa Monica to go see Femke play. I’ve seen her twice now. She sounds great every time. Though the room wasn’t really conducive to good acoustics. She was followed by some guy with really neat instruments but utterly boring music.
Afterwards I ended up heading home, watching a movie called Riding The Bullet then crashing. Lack of sleep will do that. I woke up feeling dry and smelling fire. Gotta love SoCal in the fire season. NOT! (as Borat would say).
I didn’t really pick out much for music in the movie last night. So no scary music in that respect.
I have been feeling like I’m all over the place. Gotta reign that in a little. Because of that, I’m going out on a limb to showcase some really different music to my ear. This music is from somewhere deep in Ethiopia. An artist went and picked up on music from tribes then set to recording it. While it’s obvious there is a lot of studio magic being worked on the vocals, it’s not bothersome to me.
In fact the juxtaposition of what is likely a very vocal only music for a tribe being set to a jazzy type of backing is neat. Definitely very different. It’s also reminiscent of sometime I recorded yesterday. I was asked to chant like an indian for a music cue. I haven’t a clue as to what real indian chanting sounds like, so I made up some words and went with it. Apparently it worked out very for the cue, so woo hoo. I’m pretty sure that the chanting and singing going on in today’s choice is very much a real language.
Like a large amount of people on this planet, I don’t have a clue as to what they’re singing about. It could be a fire dance, it could be a rain dance, it could be describing the garden or eden or even hell on earth, I wouldn’t know. What I do know is that I’m intrigued by it. That is the sign of really good music. Does it intrigue you too?