I was born on Halloween. I don’t know if the date of our birth helps shape our personality, but I do have a very dark sense of humor. Yes, I always come across as light and all, but I have that dark side, particularly where music is concerned.
This morning I decided to record a version of Jingle Bells in a very minor key. I incorporated Chopin’s funeral march into it for good measure. So I’ve been trying to get these very dark synth sounds to give it a chilling effect, including those deep basses that sound more like seismic events than music, you know, like only a synthesizer can create (Back in the early days people used to destroy recording equipment because it wasn’t built to handle that type of bass….) So the whole house was shaking with this dark, morbid “holiday” music. Anyway, after a while I decided to stop – I didn’t plan it well enough so I most likely won’t post it. I left my “studio” I went and watched the people out on the street.
Did I ever mention that I live next door to a church? No? Anyway, I wonder what all of those good church-goers thought about the loud, dark, nasty take on a usually cheerful Christmas song? At least I didn’t pick a religious song to mangle! Anyway, the Halloween side sometimes comes out on Christmas (sounds like a good idea for a movie. Nah ;) )
(Edit – I later decided to post the music. See here)
Anyway, I chuckled to myself over my dark music.
What made you smile this week?
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