Song: Narcissist

I wrote and recorded a song over the Thanksgiving break. It has nothing to do with the holiday, really – more to do with a topic that has interested me recently.

Go here for the MP3: Narcissist

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Give it a listen, let me know what you think…

Info for recording nerds:

Drums: sequenced in Reason

Bass: sequenced in Reason

Guitar: Ibanez Gax70 thru a Peavey Studio Pro 112 with a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal and Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus Pedal (set very low).

Vocals: Just plain vocals for the verse. Chorus has one backing vocal with a slight reverb on it.

Microphone (for guitar and vocals): Behringer C-1 condenser

Mixer (for mic pre-amp/phatom power, signal sent to PC) : Behringer Xenyx 802

Lyrics:

Always searching for power, always searching for fame
When you don’t get what you want, everyone else is to blame
– A narcissist is what you are
– A narcissist is what you are

Everyone else doesn’t exist, you’re the only thing that’s real
you don’t know what guilt is, shame is the only thing you feel
– A narcissist is what you are
– A narcissist is what you are

Your whole life is a movie, and you get to play the star
Why bother changing your ways, self-knowledge is so hard
– A narcissist is what you are
– A narcissist is what you are
– A narcissist is what you are
– A narcissist is what you are

You’re a narcissist.

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

SERIOUSLY - I can’t make better music without feedback. I’m also not going to stop making music, I’ve been doing it for most my life now, so if you want to stop listening to crap let me know how to make it better :)

2NE1: K-Pop with autotune, spaceships and storm troopers

Okay, I wasn’t expecting much when I saw this… I’ve heard some Korean Pop music before, but this… it’s good.

Korea’s Pop music technology is on par with the U.S.’s now. It is only a matter of time before we fall behind! Is this what it looks like when an empire crumbles?

Check it:

And of course:

(via bOING bOING)