Live looping – A Happy Future music video

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Journal | No Comments

Life had gotten a little crappy there for a bit. Really didn’t record any music in the last 8 months. Finally moved into a new place and have the studio set up again. A quick looping improv idea turned into a song. This is the second take. Everything performed and recorded live. :)

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[mp3j track=”A Happy Future@http://stateshirt.com/audio/videosongs/stateshirt_ahappyfuture.mp3″ flip=”y”]

Lyrics:
Calm down, you don’t need to worry.
Slow down, you don’t need to hurry!
It controls your every move
It controls your every thought
until you can’t feel anything anymore
The sound of silence, sold. It’s okay!

In case you’re interested in the setup:
MacBook running Ableton / Circular Labs Mobius Looper
Vocals: Audix OM7 » Line 6 DL4 » Strymon TimeLine
Guitar: Fender Toronado » Strymon OB.1 » Strymon TimeLine
Keys: Wurlitzer 200A » Strymon BigSky

“If to enjoy even an enjoyable present we must have the assurance of a happy future, we are ‘crying for the moon.’ We have no such assurance. The best predictions are still matters of probability rather than certainty, and to the best of our knowledge every one of us is going to suffer and die. If, then, we cannot live happily without an assured future, we are certainly not adapted to living in a finite world where, despite the best plans, accidents will happen, and where death comes at the end.” – Alan Watts

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