Nah, no 9-5 for me. Ive got my little hustles here and there to help get by and maintain but other than that my focus is working on music, getting better and coming up with new art concepts and album concepts. I'm going to be dropping dope EPs every season over the next year
The creation process for the core of the song is super organic and actually really fast these days. I usually sit in my studio, fire up my amp then hit record in Pro Tools and start free styling guitar licks. I usually find something I dig pretty quick then ill figure out a real natural feeling tempo then track the guitar riff by riff, part by part, completely subconciious and free style. Nothing is pre determined or pre written when I go into the studio. Its all in the moment, that day, that time, that feeling, type of deal. Once the main guitar is tracked to the click Ill come up with a drum beat that I feel captures the energy of the song or something that really just works with the guitar part melodically, then Ill lay down the drums. Next Its the 2nd guitars part and again the same process as the first or 'core' guitar part. Ill just noodle around free styling licks over top of the main guitar until I find something that complements and works in unison and makes a killer harmony with the main guitar. For bass Ill usually just follow the melody of the main or first guitar i tracked or when my homies lay bass down they do what I do and just jam until something sounds like it fits. Vocals i always do last. I usually just listen to what I have recorded super loud while i pace around the studio smoking cigarettes & free styling vocal melodies and words out loud and then when I get a main lyrical concept Ill stick with that. Its really just trial and error with the vocals. I really like the freedom in this style of writing. I personally feel that my best work to date has come from this method and rather than stressing over trying to write songs that don't sound like anything I've written in the past and putting so much emphasis and focus on making sure each part differentiates from the last, the freestyle method lets me naturally accomplish these things without thinking about it. Its dope.
I always love playing 222 Ormsby. Its super DIY and showcases the punk rock spirit about doing things yourself. All the shows are floor shows on a dirty beer soaked floor and all my homies kick it over there. I Love that spot! We love to play anywhere though man. We'd play your basement or backyard if theres a PA!
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