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Music / The Manimal's Music (10th ALBUM COMPLETE)
« on: September 19, 2017, 07:37:05 PM »
Barry Goldman : Call of Mugi

1. Oh, Yuigrad (Feat. Paipis, Lego) *
2. Call of Mugi
3. Third Party
4. Silent Suggestions
5. Wallflower Army
6. Treehouse Walls
7. Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat. Lego) *
8. Stella Skies
9. Theme For Twin Tailed Winter
10. Coughing Up The Heel
11. Barely Gold, Man

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans *

Well I did it. I made the most okay album I've ever made.

First the good, thanks to our resident piped pickled Paipis for this rad ass intro, you hear those things that sound nice in the first song? Supplied by the Pipe, oh it sounds so great. Also Lego sings with me on that track and Pink Blood which...collabs are fun but there was no real spark there and you can tell. It ain't our last two, this one is just kind of whatever much like...all of this.

Do I think it's bad? Eh. Do I think it's good? No. It's so middle of the line and plain that it's just...cardboard. I tried this concept and it didn't work because of course, it had to be the sequel to Magnus Bridge which isn't a story so much as a set of songs I made and then over thought them until I came up with some kind of progression. Because of this weeb Yuigrad idea the album is just uninteresting and leads to some pretty poor writing at points, though some lines I'm happy with.

I did get better at making tracks and tried to play cleaner patterns, but the guitars are nothing much here. I didn't do at all, though the last two songs have some of my more solid dual tracks, without the normal mistakes and noise crutches. The audio is lacking, now that I don't have clipping issues anymore everything sounds so sterile and quiet because I have to figure out how to mix things better, there is basically no reverb on my vocals and I don't track more then once so my voice comes through odd, not only from my delivery, but also the general tone. Guitars could sound better, I primarily used my Azustang and it sounds...iffy right now. There is a rare appearance of my V on the first two tracks, haven't used it since Zellers Heroes.

It's been a year since my first album Fricktionary and I've gotten a ton better at making songs since then, but my entire musical character has taken a turn for the worst recently. Black Hair Like Blood was fine though since it was a new concept. What I need to do is make the proper follow up to Flat As Manitoba, which is certainly my best album on a raw quality, not sound or recording. Still 10 albums in a year, I'm happy with that. I do put much thought into my music however there are many bad qualities about my work ethic.

A few things I should do are make slower and longer songs. Everything is from 130 to 170 on this album, with most 160. It only feels right to play fast but my songs don't really expand or do anything in the time. Also because I don't work on them long enough. Many songs like Stella Skies should've been longer, the end should've went for a minute of 12-string jam and Treehouse Walls should've been more adventurous. Wallflower Army had the right idea here, and it's the best made song I feel but even then it packs so much in under 3 minutes that it feels way to snap snap.

I don't really take any influence from much anymore. I got the Nirvana, Misfits, and Sonic Youth still hanging on, along with wannabe Buddy Holly and lots of vocal quirks I picked up from J Pop, but I need to try more. I got into a groove that I can't get out of. I want to make music that is not so clearly structured. I under use acoustics so bad, and it sounded so good on Chuck also. But we see what happens next!

Fricktionary is the "omg music, so new, what do I do" album. Always A Critic is the wild cousin that gets a little out of hand but develops new things. You Get The Point is the guitar against amp phase with more of that creative spark but less on...good tunes. Flat As Manitoba is the perfect Barry Goldman album, it just isn't all there in sound. Midnight Stella is the crappy trying to be more artsy and failing album. Magnus Bridge is the next level up. Homestyle is the honing of my sound. Black Hair Like Blood is the cutting the BS and making better structures album. Aesthetic is the summer, anything goes one. and Call of Mugi is the, okay Barry Goldman as a musical character is figured out, now it's gotten stale.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
Anyone can figure that out with Carly Rae really.

Anyway the universe broke today. I was hanging with my friends and one of them put a piece of cake in a cup with ice cream. When I turned and saw a piece of cake in a cup I was dead. Like my mind broke so hard that it was too much to handle. Then someone said "what you've never seen a cupcake before" and I was KOed for atleast 5 minutes.

Sometimes it's those dumb little things.

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:56:11 PM »
Well, I didn't rage when I made this song so that was good. It took a lot of takes and mistakes and my vocals, bass and drumming still suck but the guitars...I guess by doing so many takes things iron out in that regard. It's the last song of this set, and...hhhm, could be better but eh. I just want to move on from this set. It's been a poor one. As normal songs get tighter, sound gets better, but quality gets worse and creativity ceases to exist. There is a pool of Barry Goldman-isms to pull from now, tactical noise, Stella song, randomly talking etc. etc. But really, what else can a guy like me do. Nothing, so I just do as I can.

Barely, Gold Man

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:15:16 PM »
I like the track, but my singing...story wise this is after Stella Skies and the instrumental a song below this. From the POV of the Diametric Twin Tail Goddess now that she has captured Midnight Stella and powered the Magnus Bridge.

Coughing Up The Heel

This is much nicer one, a Stella theme. It goes between Stella Skies and Coughing Up The Heel.

Theme For Twin Tailed Winter

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 13, 2017, 03:02:57 PM »
Peeps making memes out of Carly Rae's greatness. I'm more amused at this weird following around Carly Rae, which stems from how actually awesome Emotion was, how she's actually a nice person and how radio ignores her. She's kind of becoming one of the most positive memes I've seen, in real life people will still be like "wait what?" when I mention her. Two times I've been talking to people who thought I was joking when I mentioned Carly Rae in my favorite artists. It's a weird fanbase she's built, but atleast people are realizing the greatness.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:46:49 AM »
Shkreli would, fricking guy.

Also Nair, we have to set it up somewhere in America so you or Coryn are hosting the event. We can easily raise 50K, it's such a great cause. What should that money go to? Hurricane relief? Sick children? No, the Gene Simmons Barry Goldman jam event 2018. They will play Strutter, Sure Know Something, God Of Thunder and if all hope is all hope, White Bread and Grandma's Vacation To Cuba. Kickstarter now open.

Music / Re: What are you listening to
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:51:15 PM »
Linkin Park has always been one of my favorite music bands but I have not adhered AT ALL to The hunting party. I absolutely love all their albums because I've always had the feelings their songs grew along with me. The music, lyrics, atmosphere glued perfectly to me through the years. The only exception is this album: I didn't understand it, it didn't echo in me at all, contrary to their last one, One more light.
Linkin park has always changed, never stayed the same: their music and style changed withing each album but you can recognize their identity in each of their songs.

My top 10 songs are nearly the same, but not in that order. I would add With you, Talking to myself,
Nobody's listening, Easier to run, Valentine's day...Argh, It's soooo hard to choose!

I wished I had been to one of their concert. T__T

Ya, something is off with The Hunting Party, it sounds less...real then the other albums. Atleast One More Light have genuine emotion to the lyrics, especially the fantastic title track. But I said Linkin Park was only a big thing for me for a little while in 2007, but it always made me happy whenever a song would come on. Unlike other music I listened to at that time, there is a special quality with Linkin Park. and recently I've listened to them so much, I'm just loving tracks like Shadow Of The Day and Waiting For The End which, unlike ones like Breaking The Habit and Numb, are connecting with the time now instead of being nostalgic.

Those are good picks! With You is a really cool one and Valentine's Day has a very satisfying build.

Manga Talk / Re: what manga are u reading now?
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:29:20 PM »
Volume 6 of Citrus is out! It took a year but at last another volume of the quickest to read manga. It was a strategic purchase at the bookstore.

Though the series begins with lots of steamy yuri action things have slowed way down in the last two volumes. Now Yuzu and Mei are thinking more seriously about their relationship and there are plenty more issues and conflicts Yuzu faces. I really like the characters, Mei has become a lot more likable and there is fairly solid development. It's still a little overdramatic at times, but that's what you get with this kind of thing. The ending was cute, I like the slow pace of the series. It had a lot of stuff right off the bat but now it's like, okay this is official so what will they do?

I suppose it will be another year or so now...the anime is starting next winter I believe. The PV doesn't look very promising however, I want them to do Citrus right since it's a legitimately good yuri, but we will see.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:25:04 PM »
Think about $50,000 USD and all you can do with it. You can see so much of the world, or do something good with that, or you can do...this.

Gene Simmons is releasing a 10 CD boxset of demos and such and he is selling "The Experience". Basically, if you live in America, he will literally go to your house, give you this replica roadcase with everything, a figure of himself and some other nonsense. Then for 2 hours he will just hang out with you and a maximum of 25 guests in your house. All this for the low price of $50,000.

A 68 year old man will hang out with you for 2 hours for 50K.

This is next level sh*t. This is almost brilliant in a way. Like, Gene circa 73-80, that's one of my two musical heroes, as that persona and the positive things he inspired for me. Not so much as this persona. This is sort of amazing in a way isn't it. Think of the kind of person who can just toss 50K to chill with some Israeli senior citizen with a bad wig and irremovable sunglasses for 2 awkward hours where he pretends to like you.

This is a new level of wonder for Gene Simmons, I'm actually amazed honestly. I get it of course, Gene is a public figure and you can't just charge $200 for this because then anyone could do it. I just find it amusing.

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG FEAT LEGO)
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:01:30 PM »
To dial back one chapter this is the song taking place after Treehouse Walls. In this I sing from the POV of General Mio and Lego from Ritsu. Yuigrad is attacked by the ghosts of reality and this is the battle. Wack track, fun but it has some issues and a total let down of a chorus, but it's just meant to feel like...wut? But it's got Lego on it, third song with him. This time I wrote everything so it's not as fun as the other two, but it was meant to be like two characters telling the story in conversation sort of.

Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat Lego)

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:45:39 PM »
It's not every time The Manimal is proud of himself but this time, almost. Finally I got to use my 12-string for the first time in nearly 40 songs. Though it is a little too close to Moonphase II, I mean it's a Stella song but still. This is a bit ahead in the Yuigrad story. Midnight Stella has been lost since the end of Magnus Bridge when the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess glassed Earth and broke another plain of reality. Stella and the Goddess are sent far away but soon again the trail is found. Stella has burnt into Earth's atmosphere and finds the ghosts of reality who lead her to Yuigrad where she fights the Wallflower army to get to the Dingus and inform him of Commander Mugi, aka the Diametric Twin Tail Goddess', lies. However she is caught at the end and the last piece of the Magnus Bridge is in place...

Stella Skies

All along the solar system
Rocket burners leak transmission
I lost my way in the galaxy
The rusted Zellers falicy
My trails covered in burning stars
Glass the surface red as Mars
The light strangled under the moon
Twin Tailed Goddess arrives too soon

Another plate of reality
Shattered and erased entirely
2000 and 2 lightyears away
The midnight looms and forever stays 
Burning black hair in atmosphere
To indifferent to muster a tear
My eyes open to a ghostly light
Cover my wounds and send me to fight

The fortress city with lightning walls
Where misguided vile deception crawls
I feel the light of my hero fade
Diametric hands twist and jade 
The ghosts on my trail storm the gate
For 100 hours we battle for fate
Wallflower armies cut at the stem
The delusion sticks and cracks like flem

Yuigrad falls to its knees
Midnight ripples through virtual trees
I turn him over and find a face
Revolution stamped blood in disgrace
The dream dictotar loses her mask
Twin tails slip like shattered glass
Wrap around till I fall numb
The Magnus Bridge will soon be done

Music / The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:29:19 PM »
The continuing story of Barry Goldman who is now Dingus Bo Bingus, Commander Mugi, General Mio, the Moe Revolution, Yuigrad and being lame. Soon enough Stella will show up as this album is naturally the next part of Magnus Bridge. If I don't connect all my music it's just not fun then. Black Hair Like Blood is also part of it, I imagine this Earth has layer after layer of reality and in one of those layers Stella found herself as a short lived rockstar in 2002.

At the end of Magnus Bridge the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess breaks through another layer when she glasses the planet starting with the rusted out and empty Zellers. Now she got new plans and the Dingus is led by his ideals into somewhere...perhaps unideal.


Treehouse Walls

MR Pub / Re: Happy Birthday BobbyJoeXForgotenSB
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:20:27 PM »
Eh, happy belated birthday!

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 08, 2017, 01:52:09 PM »
If said user had an Azusa avatar then we might have a case of identify fraud.

I sure can't wait for to make something better then Always a Critic and My Bop Bop...oh wait HE ALREADY HAS.  :bomb:

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2017
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:44:39 PM »
and here we are, I mean here I am (once again), second year of college starts tomorrow.

As normal I have perhaps more positive feelings but the loud negative feelings over shadow them, like why am I doing this? Is this a waste of money? What am I even going to do with it? As someone who's future aspirations include continued existence, making more Barry Goldman songs, my factually impossible Thunder Road/White Album 2 fueled dreamy ideal and more Tims, I can't think ahead for myself, it's not scary so much as sad. But college is perhaps better then nothing or some min wage job you know. But one of those pays me and the other...

College is just that nice safe zone, a pause button on things. Like ah I'm here so I don't have to worry about things! But soon enough I will have to worry about things. I'm not complaining or even in a bad mood, I'm just typing thoughts! It's truly a Charlie Brown at the wall kind of thing, petty non-issues, nothing to be worked up about. Will I do better this school year? Last time I scraped by and lost even more of my already thin focus. But only I can do anything about that silly Manimal! To be honest the things I'm looking forward to for this school year are the lyrics I write, songs I make and all the time I have between classes to read 20th century history books. But maybe if I actually try in the school work I will find something there? I will see eh, but I do wonder what the second year will inspire to make next...

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