I found myself, during the summer of 2015, home for a week, doped up on some pretty good pain meds after a medical procedure. I took it upon myself to build a little iPhone studio so that I could sit, barely moving, yet create. It turned out to be a fantastic experience.
I was able to build beat after beat, and to experiment with crazy sampling and even multitracking. I dug deep within myself, a 42-year-old dude, and pondered my experience so far on the planet, furiously typing lyrics into my phone. At the end of this weeklong revery, I took stock of what I had: A nice little library of original and relatively contemporary snippets of music and a bunch of lyrics.
I spent the rest of the year arranging and marrying the lyrics with the music, experimenting with re-mic-ing and tackling styles I never dared to attempt before, and Badass Plaid was born.
- Write For the Masses
- People Are Such Animals
- Gray March
- Mitchell Effect
- Kevin Barnes
- We Become Real
- Master or Meter
My niece took the photo featured as the album cover, which I spruced up a bit. I also used some virtual instruments from UVI, plus some of the stock stuff that comes with ProTools. This will, by the way, be my last ProTools project if I can help it. The PT folks seem to want to hold my computer hostage by not allowing me to update it due to compatibility issues. That is, of course, unless I keep forking over cash.