Pretty cool stuff! I'm not much into electronic music either these days. I sort of burned myself out on it with Jean Michael Jarre's Oxygene album back in the 70s. LOL. What you've done is pretty cool though, and very well orchestrated.
The important thing about it is that you enjoy what you do, no matter what. Once upon a time I thought I would like to be a working musician but wasn't willing to commit myself to the paying of dues and putting up with everything that goes into that...and so I have kept music as a pastime and a hobby which I love. I do not practice very much at all and so I'm don't consider myself anywhere near the level it takes to be a pro. I play simply for the fun of it, and that is all that matters to me in the end. And I enjoy experimenting around with stuff as well.
Like FP said, don't be down on yourself too much. You DO have something going there, just be patient with it and do your best to develop it. Sometimes you'll go through a dry period and feel like you're stuck in a rut, but don't let that stop you...just keep playing the things you feel most comfortable with and sometimes you'll find yourself in a groove and get inspired to come up with more riffs.
Electronica isn't my only (or even main) musical interest, but finding out that there was software out there that meant you could produce music without being able to play an instrument or have any understanding of the theory and technology involved was a revelation.
The difficult bit is translatiing what you hear in your head to the outside world. That and having the time. I find that when you have the time, the inspiration is lacking, and when you have inspiration you don't have the time!
I know what you mean about translating what you hear in your head to the outside. Last year something happened with me where I was able to compose a song from a dream I had. I just happened to be staying in a hotel and had one of my guitars with me. I was having one of those vivid dreams and when I woke up I was so intrigued by it that I had to see if it would translate into reality, so I got out of bed at like 3am and rigged-up with headphones and started playing around with it...I also had my laptop so I recorded what I was playing so that it wouldn't be lost later on. The song in this video clip is the result of that event.
The part where you see the seagulls flying is what I had been playing in my dream. After I finished work that day I came back to my room and started fooling around with what I had recorded earlier that morning. I used my Boss DR-880 to build the progression and sent copies to my cousin Tim, and my friend in London, Davi Wilson, who really had a major contribution into the development of the tune with his soprano sax.
Things like this happen for me only once in a blue moon. I think this one is the best.
Oct 10, 2013 11:34:23 GMT -5
KnightBus: What exactly, in your opinion, makes that channel great?
Nov 14, 2013 18:23:26 GMT -5
Illuminati Headquarters: I guess we pretty much won. Extra bonus payment for everyone.
Apr 28, 2014 21:25:47 GMT -5
chantal: HELP! I distinctly remember seeing an animated GIF in someone's signature, of Paul saying "stupid". I'd like to nick that one for my Beatles GIFs Pinterest board. Where can I find it?
Mar 28, 2015 13:13:08 GMT -5
KnightBus: Was it dakudos avatar?
Oct 21, 2016 23:40:22 GMT -5
aieahaole48: LOVE YOUR HUMOR RE THE PAUL/'FAUL' ISSUE! First time I've laughed out loud since I was widowed in 2012. YES, the pic of Paul with the black woman was from '66, during the Beatles U.S. tour - she was one of the Ronettes, one of the opening acts.
Jan 20, 2017 0:59:12 GMT -5
nowhereman1: That guy thinks people are idiots.
Feb 20, 2017 11:04:00 GMT -5
KnightBus: A humble shout to all those of you who've been in the funhouse and to those who were. I really appreciate all the picture hunting and research you've done and you as a great community, also on various groups on Facebook.
Mar 5, 2017 5:25:39 GMT -5
KHAN: @knightbus: To quote the Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip it's been". Indeed.
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