Friday, April 01, 2005

Whisky Infused Train Wreck








I'll work out the chord progression tonight when I'm "off the clock."

26 comments:

Loud but off key said...

check

OneEar said...

check what?

Sven said...

slav

OneEar said...

Hey LBok, why don't you sign up for the Gasbaggers' Challenge on Attila the Mom's page. You seem to know everything about everything in Hollywood, and I'm sure the rest of the world would love it if you'd share.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi OneEar,
Perhaps you should have a few cocktails before you begin work on the chord progression for your “Train Wreck” song….it might help. Did you pen the lyrics? I can’t wait to hear you perform it!

OneEar said...

ML - your intuition is right on. However, I needn't worry about drinking during the writing since the alcohol consumed during performance will give it the proper edge for/despite of the composition.

I didn't pen it, I wrote in on my computer.

OneEar said...

That's not right either. I didn't write it, or even type it. I keystroked it on my computer.?.

cocoa_no_gogo said...

Wow!

This is exactly what BratwurstundSauerkraut and I were discussing via the phone yesterday (were you listening in somehow?)

I wish my train would crash already. Maybe then a shuttle would come and take me the rest of the way.

As always, adjust my verses accordingly:

The wheels run hot and searing
Sparks crackle in the breeze
But the dining car's still open
so the riders just don't see
I have them all aboard; they don’t suspect
This everlasting train were on won't wreck

Pull the whistle hard now
It broke three stations back
Up ahead there's nothing
But miles of endless track
We'll start the show after one more sound check
This everlasting train were on won't wreck


Wow, I feel like a real blogger now! -- Using my postings to work out my angst.

Sven said...

Ahem...I believe royalties are in order. Or at least inspirational credit.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi OneEar,
This should be one hell of a performance! Whether you penned it, wrote it or key-stroked it on you computer, it’s still your creation. HOW it was written is of little or no consequence. Perhaps it too was conceived under a turnip truck. Some of the best things in life come from the strangest places.

cocoa_no_gogo said...

perfect.

but change "all aboard:" to
"all aboard;"

cocoa_no_gogo said...

No.

Now you went and fucked it up.

"There's one more sound to check"????

What the fuck does that mean?

No. No. No.

I want my two verses pulled! I'll write my own song.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi cocoa no gogo.
Are you talking to yourself again? Perhaps this is characteristic of a true artiste. Maybe you’re lonely, or are we witnessing a dissociative identity disorder at work here? Whatever’s going on, it’s most entertaining…….please keep up the dialogue.

OneEar said...

Sven, your check should be in the mail.

Litzi, you may have missed some of the subtleties of Coco's ravings. He is moody.

Coco, "The show will start behind one more sound check" doesn't flow into the next line.

"The show will start, there's one more sound to check" implies a sound check but also refers to the overall reflection that is going on here. Plus, it flows into the next line.

I'm going to leave it for the time being. We'll see how it sounds during rehearsal.

OneEar said...

The preceding assumes an understanding of the need to deviate from your original line.

I do like the use of "behind" to continue the linear theme, but it seems to imply sodomy. Well, we'll see.

cocoa_no_gogo said...

Litzi,
OneEar is right I am moody. ...and as you are about to see, I obsess.

OneEar,
During composition I contemplated hard whether line 5 goes with lines 1-4 or line 6. After reviewing your verses, I concluded it go with either. "hold forked tongue in check" does not flow into next line.
But I even took it one step further and decided that line 5 could and should also stand on its own.

If you review the record we will see that the original line was:
We'll start the show after one more sound check

I found it curious that you changed "after" to "behind" but let it go b/c I had given you liberties to improve the flow.

However, as all will agree, the differences between "sound check" and "sound to check" are innumerable and obvious.

Whether or not that line flows into the next one will depend on how I have you sing it. Change it back and we will see how it sounds during rehearsal.

OneEar said...

Yes, it should be "The show IS starting, one more sound to check."

I'll change it on Monday

OneEar said...

No, that's not right, either.

Upon reflection, I was too easily seduced by the clever use of "sound check." But that's not really what we're talking about, is it?

We're concerned with the gamble. Therefore, the line should be "The show is starting, one more play to check." As in, bet or check. Plus, this brings in the strategic endgame concept from chess. I'll change it on Monday.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi cocoa no gogo,
So you’re moody? BFD. Most rational people have feelings that vacillate all over the place on any given day. The important thing is to try to keep them relatively under control. Or find some good meds to help out. And about the obsession; stir in a little bit of compulsiveness and you’re talking about most accountants or computer wire-heads. It’s a characteristic of the job.

Please go ahead and obsess to your heart’s content. It makes for good reading!

cocoa_no_gogo said...

Litzi,
I appreciate the affirming comments.

OneEar,
For me it's more about reckless abandon than gambling.

My line is seductive and your substitute is not. If you meditate on it, you'll see its meaning and find its relevance.

"I hold my forking tongue in check" has nothing to do with gambling or reckless abandon, but I like it. (interestingly, fork(ing) is a chess term)

Miss Litzi said...

Hi cocoa no gogo,
You’re most welcome! If you can spare a moment away from your obsessing and are in the mood to do so, please keep me informed when the SHOW will ready for public viewing. I’d love to have a front row seat, if at all possible. Until then, try to enjoy your moods and don’t sweat the OCD. Most intelligent people are afflicted with it.

Crashtest Comic said...

That rocked!

www.crashtestcomic.com

OneEar said...

Or should it be "The game is ending, one more play to check."

Loud but off key said...

CTC--
Nice argument against the thought police. Any idea how that sort of defense holds up in court, OneEAr or Ono? Seems logical enough to me, but that's not saying much.

Loud but off key said...

BTW, OneEar, you can't call your post "Whisky Infused Train Wreck" but you can call it "Whiskey Infused Train Wreck" which is correctly displayed within the post. "Whisky" can only be spelled that way if it was born in one of Scotland's registered distilleries. Or my kitchen.

OneEar said...

Ono never writes anymore. Was it something I said?

As for the whisky, my great-great-great-great-great grandfather drank scotch. (As you can tell, I really admired my grandfather).