Friday, December 7, 2007

The kitchen counter, the living room floor

My experience with the New York City subway system has been pretty minimal in the past, but I think i'm figuring it out. Here are the trains I took today to get from my sister's house in Harlem to the studio in Brooklyn:

A - pretty inoffensive. It runs fairly quickly and stretches across a large area of Manhattan. My train car was covered in ads for the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, which leads me to believe that the new modern CGI Chipmunks are a. creepy looking and b. "hip-hop"

E - Not bad, completely functional, but there was a guy playing the pan flute on the train platform. This is acceptable behavior.

G - Two complaints: 1) the last time I tried to ride it, it stopped running due to some form of accident and i had to take a cab the rest of the way to the studio. 2) the last time i actually rode it, my car smelled like a dirty sock full of dog food.

Yesterday/this morning, we mixed a song tentatively called "If You Didn't Want to Know". It was our attempt at writing a Gnarls Barkley song ("Go Go Gadget" with "Transformer" in the bridge), but others said it sounds like a Cinemechanica song, or at least it did until we added keyboards that sound like the first track on GO by Common. Sometimes it's hard to talk about songs without talking about other songs.

Right now we're mixing a song that I can't talk about. Sorry to be a cryptic weirdo, it is just out of my hands.