Another old song with a new video!
as seen on justindicenzo.com
This song is called AUGUST NEEDS! I wrote it back in 2004 while living by myself in Osaka.
The bass part was originally written as an example for a bass lesson I was teaching. It then turned into a song!
Get the song here from iTunes!
I wrote this with lots of electric bass loops and a mic. This is from my album made in japan 2005.
The video is Tokyo at night.
This song seems to be my most popular.
I wrote this in Sonar in 2006 using a drum sample loop, guitar, shamisen, bass and my voice.
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
It’s my time – by me, played on trombone, synths, guitar and sung.
This is from my 2009 release: Good morning, goodbye
This video was shot on my iPhone 3g in 2010 around Shinjuku, at the school I’ve been teaching at for the last 2 years.
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!
I know I have posted this in the past, but I’m really excited about this video. It was made by my friend Carl Stella. He’s a film maker living in Japan. I’m making music for his upcoming short, so he agreed to make a music video for me. The guy has a great eye and is really professional. Of course, working with me and my haphazardness, I didn’t want him to make a storyboard or real plan, but just go out and shoot. Anyway, enjoy the video and song from my 2009 release “Good morning, goodbye” on cdbaby and iTunes.
This brings back lots of funny memories. video and song!