Forecast for the Future

"Every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself. The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it's too late. 

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not that far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."

- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Week 12, Rock and Roll: Recording day ("What the fuck can I say?")

The Heart Beats. are alive.

We recorded today and it was a total rad blast. Sistar Beaumont was in town and she joined in the fun too, doing some videotaping, photography and even sitting behind the drum kit on one track. I'll get a full breakdown up tomorrow, but for now here's some videos of rehearsal performances laying down the trax for our recordings.

'Umm' Don't Mean 'I Love You'

The Heart Beats. do "Umm Don't Mean " Love you" from Jeffrey Beaumont on Vimeo.

A nearly complete version of this song, minus half the bass playing due to the fact that I'm incapable of playing and singing at the same time without careening into the land of non-rhythm. Imanant gets credit for the musical ideas, with some rearrangement and, of course, lyrics by me. I'm pretty excited about how the finished version of this one is going to turn out "on record". I've also never played bass in my life so the fact I even once was able to play this part in a not entirely retarded fashion seems like a solid victory to me. Sadly, I started losing my voice on Friday afternoon (of course) and so my already shitty vocals sound worse even than my limited bar--not to mention that I was basically screaming to make sure I was heard on video--but I think they'll turn out ok enough on the final product.

Red Robin

Red Robin from Jeffrey Beaumont on Vimeo.

This one is nearly complete as well, though minus the more crucial element of vocals--while singing and playing a few notes of bass is a challenge for me, singing and playing the meager but real guitar parts on this song simultaneously would have just been laughably impossible. I pretty much wrote all of this one myself too, which for a musical retardicon myself, is what qualifies as a "pretty big victory." Sistar Beaumont sat in on drums and considering that it was the first time she'd ever played drums in her life, I'd say she was pretty fucking great.


More write-ups on Saturday to come, including videos of "song 3" as well as detailed descriptions of the goings-on and, ultimately, the recordings themselves.


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E-bad said...

The Heart Beats are Weegee's favorite band.

ezruh sellof said...

I never tire of photos of Jayson rocking out.

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