Output before Input #129 - 2022.05.19

🎵 Output before Input #129 - 2022.05.19

A simple exploration, which nonetheless managed to jump the rails a bit.

Output before Input #128 - 2022.05.18

🎵 Output before Input #128 - 2022.05.18

This sketch isn’t sure what it wants to be when it grows up.

Output before Input #127 - 2022.05.17

🎵 Output before Input #127 - 2022.05.17

I think the theme here is “maintaining consistency” and how some days it’s easy and other days it’s all you can do.

Output before Input #126 - 2022.05.14

🎵 Output before Input #126 - 2022.05.14

Messy feelings this morning

Output before Input #125 - 2022.05.13

🎵 Output before Input #125 - 2022.05.13

Trudge through the sludge

Output before Input #124 - 2022.05.12

🎵 Output before Input #124 - 2022.05.12

I love the style of outlining melody that guitarists like Celestine Ukwu, Ray Phiri, or Ebo Taylor play. It sounds upbeat, but I find it quite a challenge to improvise at tempo and keep that feeling.

Output before Input #123 - 2022.05.10

🎵 Output before Input #123 - 2022.05.10

Sometimes I have a plan when I hit “record” but this one was a “hit record + see what comes out” moment.

Output before Input #122 - 2022.05.10

🎵 Output before Input #122 - 2022.05.10

Both hands on the fretboard this morning - I must have looked like Picasso’s guitarist.

Output before Input #121 - 2022.05.08

🎵 Output before Input #121 - 2022.05.08

Maybe it’s just me but I’m always amazed at how one instrument can play multiple sonic roles and the ear will fill things in with enough hints.

Output before Input #120 - 2022.05.08

🎵 Output before Input #120 - 2022.05.08

This makes me think of the old Latif Learned work.

Output before Input #119 - 2022.05.06

🎵 Output before Input #119 - 2022.05.06

A chord study. I tried a bunch of stuff this morning but it all came out so unfocused that it was unusable. It’s interesting how much of a window into my psyche this process has been.

Output before Input #118 - 2022.05.04

🎵 Output before Input #118 - 2022.05.04

This makes me think of riding on the train.

Output before Input #117 - 2022.05.03

🎵 Output before Input #117 - 2022.05.03

Full-on free-association. I was trying not to follow any of my patterns for too long.

Output before Input #116 - 2022.05.03

🎵 Output before Input #116 - 2022.05.03

I can’t stay away from the degraded I IV V harmonies.

Output before Input #115 - 2022.05.03

🎵 Output before Input #115 - 2022.05.03

Sinister beachside / desert situation (or is it?)

Output before Input #114 - 2022.05.02

🎵 Output before Input #114 - 2022.05.02

This is pretty much my default improv state - though kind of raw + sloppy today.

Output before Input #113 - 2022.05.02

🎵 Output before Input #113 - 2022.05.02

A cinematic theme, only too aggressive-sounding to be in the background.

Output before Input #112 - 2022.05.01

🎵 Output before Input #112 - 2022.05.01

Somersaulting melody

Output before Input #111 - 2022.04.30

🎵 Output before Input #111 - 2022.04.30

Something like a deconstructed/degraded Foo Fighters riff.

Output before Input #110 - 2022.04.29

🎵 Output before Input #110 - 2022.04.29

Navigating a labyrinth and not ever really finding the center.

Feeling like a tech wizard for figuring out custom queries in Logseq that dynamically pull questions from my daily journals into meeting note pages for my team members. #thenerdiest

Output before Input #109 - 2022.04.28

🎵 Output before Input #109 - 2022.04.28

I played a lot of Pink Floyd in my youth, so sometimes the David Gilmour vibe comes out a bit.

Output before Input #108 - 2022.04.27

🎵 Output before Input #108 - 2022.04.27

Countermelody invented from the bottom up.

Output before Input #107 - 2022.04.27

🎵 Output before Input #107 - 2022.04.27

Harmony invented from the top down.

Output before input #106 - 2022.04.26

🎵 Output before Input #106 - 2022.04.26

I heard somewhere that The Books were so-named because their music evolved like a book instead of being repetitive from one end of a song to another. That idea really sticks with me, and influenced this sketch.