There’s probably going to be a lot of speculation as to what Steve Jobs was referring to in his final dying words: Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow.
These are the words that were released today to the news outlets as to what Steve said in his final moments. Could they be idle words of like, damn it’s really happening, I’m dead? Or maybe he was getting a glimpse of what comes next when we die and it’s spectacular. Or perhaps it’s a preview of things that aren’t so great? We’ll never know. Of course context is far removed as to how he said it as well.
Wow, would be an expression I’d use about a TV show I’ve recently seen called Breaking Bad. Wow, as in, wow – that’s fucking great. I’m not a fan of TV. For any long term SOTD reader would know that I don’t own a TV, but Breaking Bad is slowly coming on to the Netflix scene. That I do have. So while I’m not up on the latest of TV trends I do get the chance to see the great ones that make it else where.
I’m attempting to remember a wow oh wow moment I’ve had with music. I not sure I get many of them, blame it on the day job. However, I do know that I recently finished a project with my buddy Chris Hellstrom. We did a CD of high energy video gamey type of hard rock. After having not heard it for a few weeks and then having to listen to the tracks for a licensing situation, I was sitting there saying – Wow these tracks are really thumping. I even contacted Chris to tell him as much. It’s a great feeling when you can say that about something you’ve done yourself.
Actually there are a lot of times when I’ll hear something I’ve done and think, wow, I did that. Often it might be because I don’t remember the creation, or sometimes it’s because I catch myself off guard not thinking it was as good as it was until much later. In fact, I do that a lot. I don’t pay attention to how good something is, until much later. I only blaze ahead working at doing something the best I can at the moment I do it.
With that in mind. I’m actually going to show off a song that is not on iTunes (I don’t do that very often). Mostly because it’s instrumental and it’s meant for my library and to be licensed. Which means that in the not too distant future it will be heard behind videos, film and TV. It’s a track that Chris and I did.
Our little production team is called Razor Wire Audio. The track you’re hearing is: Full Speed Ahead. It gets into you right from the outset with a ridiculous drum groove that pounds itself hard into your skull. Once the guitars come in it really becomes crushing and driving.
The whole concept here was to unleash a bone crushing feel in a dramatic environment. There’s no doubt the mark was hit and surpassed. I’m pleased with the outcome and quite likely there’s a future chance we will put it out for purchase.
Have a slammin day!