I have always been a big fan of Weezer. I got a lot of ridicule for liking this band, but whatever. Good songs!
So, after a discussion with David Misung Stevenson, I decided to try and cover one of their songs.
Not too bad. I decided I would force myself to do it in ABLETON LIVE so I could learn not only how to record, but also how to build a song in the layout section.
There are still a number of flubs here and there. I have no idea where the drums get their random cymbals from, but I will figure this software OUT!
It blows my mind how intuitive Ableton Live is…just the learning curve is as flat as Mount Fuji! IRONY! betch!
Without further ado
Here’s my disastrous attempt at covering Weezer’s ONLY IN DREAMS…a very short ONLY IN DREAMS
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This song is called GAMEPLAN!
A song I wrote with Misung aka Dave Stevenson.
I emailed him the instrumental rough heard below and he sang over it.
Here is the demo
Then I re-recorded everything and sang it in a more exciting key. Here is a rough mix by me:
Misung and I have been friends since I was about 14. The first time we sat down together and wrote something was a very strange experience to me at that age. He got out a tape recorder and a guitar and said, come on lets write a song. No paper, no pen, just make!
He is one of the most prolific people I know. Thanks Dave for writing this with me! More to come!Justin D, Misung demos/solo projects | 1 Comment »
This song was written half by me then the rest by Misung.
I originally wrote it in a key he could sing, then jacked it up played and then recorded all the instruments by myself.
We does did pretty good job on this.
It was intended for KONAMI, but they changed their mind last minute and requested an instrumental instead of an upbeat song about sports.
Now it exists….here.
It will have to go on a Justin and the misungs album.Justin D | No Comments »
It is THURSDAY in Tokyo! You know what that means!
THJURSTDAY in OTTOMEN land.
So a girl I came to know on Twitter added me on facebook and sent me a little video of her and her band.
I was blown away, she sent some more clips of new songs.
I was impressed!
Then, I was in the middle of making a new song and she told me she was only 4 foot 8, so I started to sing, “you are my smallest friend”
She asked to hear the song, then she asked to sing a verse then boom!
Here is a little peak into what Mr. Misung David and I have been up to lately.
I like his songs a lot, but I miss playing on them
we does collaborate INBOX style. he write, I produce and play
Here is his song from this last Monday. I re-recorded parts at my place in Tokyo on Tuesday, sent him the part, he recorded the vocals for me, I put them in now.
Here you go!