when you’re with me you’ll see their smooth forms taking shape in the sky, and i will hold your hand and move my thumb around there in your palm, and the constellations will all display their bright colors up above and around us
the story with this song: vanderslice and I had just gotten to know each other and he’s sayin “so you really still record with just a 4-track” and I’m like “fuck a 4-track, that shit is for rich people, I use a boombox” and he says “what happened to your 4-track?” and I say “you ain’t hearin me pops, I never had a 4-track” so he says “no shit, holy balls. you want one?” cause he’s got one in his basement studio that he never uses now that he owns a recording studio. I say “sure but I’ll probably never use it, my boombox suits me just fine” and then I forget about the whole thing but a month later I get a note to come to the post office for some package and boom it is a 4-track.
it just so happens that I have an ESP electric guitar at this time that I’m wanting to hear how it sounds on tape so I sit down and write a song but the little picking pattern I’m doing is hard to keep rhythm in so I grab this antique drum pad that the local music shop had on clearance for like 20 bucks. it’s an old old OLD Roland pad I think, I just now tried to look for it to tell you the make and model but no luck, the room where I keep my gear is a big mess. Anyway I assign a sound to the metronome and then played rhythm guitar along with that, then added the “ding” sound and all that stuff with drumsticks as an overdub. overdubbed vocals and a lead guitar and then I was done.
fruity loops. jeez green vii you oughta know me better than that, I thought we was homies.
- JD’s response when a tMG forum user thought the Drum Loop in this song was from Fruity Loops.
On a Wednesday, on the 110, I felt the fever rise again. The weatherman east of here predicted rain, I hammered the words into my brain That you were all I ever needed to get by.
On the Long Island Expressway, About 4 AM on a Tuesday. Humidity like I’d never known before And you sleeping like a baby, I could hear the engine roar. Somewhere high up above us in the New York sky Where time means less than nothing, and no one ever dies, Someone knew that you were all there was worth needing
We get surprisingly deep about the pagan roots of goat mythology, what kind of lifestyle supports goat ownership and why — EXCLUSIVE — Darnielle might consider putting a goat on one of his band’s t-shirts.
"But the thing is, I actually think it’s because everyone loves goats as much as I do, and they just aren’t really in touch with it. And the second they get the opportunity to somehow imagine putting a goat on something, then they go for it, because people want to think about goats, because goats are badass."