| It can't be helped. When I'm in the mood I keep doing it. Here are two new Tom 7 Entertainment System songs:|
Theme from updn
. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that I first realized at the age of nearly 29 that "updn" exhibits perfect rotational symmetry in many fonts, which is pretty lucky because taken as the opposites "up" and "down" it's also sort of self-describing. I'd like to claim that this song has some kind of rotational symmetry too (that would be an interesting experiment), but it is just a song. It does have some parts that go up and some parts that go dn, though. Perhaps too much so.
Theme from msiegler
. This one is unusual in that I had finished it enough to record it to MP3 and have it on my MP3 player over the weekend and I decided that I liked it enough that I needed to fix up a lack of ruling during the midsection by adding in some more ruling. So I gave it another shot this evening and I'm glad I did because that's when I added the ripcord freakout portamento stuff, which is now my new favorite part. While writing this one I really tried to own some of the weird chords that came up, not brushing their hair really at all, and just surrounding them by (relatively) easy melody to make them fit as best I could. (e.g. the uneasy part near the beginning that goes G♭7sus2, D♭, G♭m, B♭dim—B♭♭5 or the E7♭5 before it loops.) (I don't really know the names of chords aside from the easy guitar stuff nor do I think it really matters, but I bet that if I looked these up they'd look impressively weird, which they do.) I like this one better than the above.
These are clearly new-phase songs (I was looking at the Beatles's Let It Be LP just recently and found it pretty ironic-sad that it claims boldly "This is a new phase Beatles album!" on the sleeve), but you'll perhaps notice that I headed off that dangerous trend that would have suggested that these be 7 and 12 minutes long, respectively. Brevity is the soul of wit.