I live is this neighborhood near the Dallas zoo.
I love living over here!
It doesn't seem like Dallas to me, there are hills and trees and the architecture of the houses are really interesting.
I think it's the forgotten part of Dallas..
It's kind of a poor neighborhood, but it's beautiful.
There are flocks of peacocks and packs of pit bulls roaming free... it's an interesting place.
I started to write this song about this dude in the neighborhood who walks around (sometimes backwards) having arguments with people who just aren't there. He's yelling at someone that seems to be following him around, but it's clearly in his head.
Sometimes I can't stop thinking about him, I want to help, but what can I do?
My other neighbors tell me to just ignore him and don't make eye contact, but this seems like part of the problem- no one will talk to him or even acknowledge that he is there.
He is a really big dude that looks like a cross between Mike Tyson and Forest Whitaker.
He doesn't seem to cause much harm, other than random piles of broken rocks in front of peoples' houses, in the street.
Therefore, the police won't do anything about him.. so , he's just part of the charm of the hood.
I suspect he is the one that left the dirty Scooby Doo underwear in my yard.
Anyway, here is a song I am writing about him, this is the first mix,
you can hear an actual recording of him yelling in the distance if you listen closely:
Invisible Someone *test 02/13/11* by New Fumes
Clay Stinnett came over and laid some sweet traps on this one. He is a freak of nature.
I'm learning to record drums. I have two microphones.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
That Flaming Lips show was a Blast! And that snow! Crazy!
That morning and the previous afternoon, for me, was spent at the record plant putting colored vinyl chips and beads into the vinyl pressing machine.
I could have spent all day doing that! It was so fun to experiment.
I came out with some interesting results, i think.
The first 100 copies of the LP come with a CD of the music as well.
I just want to say that I have much love, respect and appreciation for Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips organization as well as Tim Delaughter and the Good Records organization... they have helped me so much and been so encouraging. Good and Funny people.. i love em!
You can purchase the LP here: