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Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Two-Headed Hippopotamus on a Bootjack Project: Week III

(The Two-Headed Hippopotamus on a Bootjack Project is a series of impromptu recordings released on a weekly basis. Click the label at the bottom of the post for more details.)
...of the Damned
It is a bitter irony that the musical projects we lavish the most attention on often don't turn out as well as the ones that came about casually. When you do happen to get lucky, however, it feels good. This week's installment of the Two-Headed Hippopotamus on a Bootjack Project came about fairly easily, and I'm happy with the results.

I found a detuned ukelele in the back of my closet and started strumming. The standard chord forms had devolved into something fractured and spooky. So I put it to tape and added a beat, and the result is a weird groove. As usual, my main beef is with the production, or lack thereof. My condenser mic is on the fritz, so you may notice some hiss in the background.

The composition is entitled Tiki Bar of the Damned. There is only one bar in hell, and it is a tiki bar. It is actually kind of nice.

"Tiki Bar of the Damned"

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