Yesterday while in the throes of making duplicates of the library I was eating lunch. Chewing away and enjoying a great sandwich when all of a sudden sharp shooting pain up into my gum. WTF?!? I went into the bathroom to make use of some dental floss. I wiggle it around and go to take it out when oops, out came a filling. Geez. Once it was out there wasn’t nearly as much pain. According to my dentist friend it was probably a piece of the filling getting pushed up in the gum.
The dentist that I would prefer work on my teeth unfortunately doesn’t work on fridays or saturdays. I guess I’m backwards of most people, having always had my teeth do stupid things on weekends, never on a weekday. Thus I’ll have to wait it out eating soft food with the opposite side of my mouth. At least this was a metal filling that will now get replaced with white resin. Sometime soon I plan on getting all of my fillings replaced with the resin. Mostly for health reasons.
Since I’m feeling the pang of teeth (and no it’s not like I don’t take care of mine)… Actually, let me digress for a moment. I recall as a kid going to the dentist and him having put some sort of clear coating on my back teeth. I think the real idea was to help prevent cavities, but I really am of a mindset now that that clear coat created the cavities by sealing them up from cleaning.
Back to the music idea. Of course if you’re here on Single of the Day, you’re likely hearing the song With Teeth from the album With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails. What I like about the opening of the song is the really bizarre drum beat. If there on thing that NIN does very well it’s coming up with crazy drum grooves and loops.
Of course the song actually has nothing to do with actual teeth. Too bad.
Other things that are part of the NIN lineup is lots of little musical and noisical bits that go on all over in the stereo field. While I wouldn’t say I’ve ever copied the idea, I do know that I also like to add lots of little bits into songs. Especially when I work on them for a long time.
It’s those little bits that really gives NIN their sound and vibe. The more he does the more perfection that seems to happen. That’s a great thing!