As promised. This is why I love Thom Yorke and Radiohead. He doesn't pretend that he floats down from the sky with magical songs or skills already in his beautiful mind. He even admitted "I'm very very very lazy about learning things." I guess that's what makes so many of us feel the connection with him. We're all human, we all have flaws, and are all deserved to be loved. So if you can't quite figure a skill out yet, keep working. You will get there. ☺️
video source: search "Thom Yorke interview laptop" on Youtube. ;)
I have something to confess... Something i dont see many musicians or producers talk about on Instagram.
I had such a damn hard time transiting from Logic Pro (which i had been using for 7 years) to Ableton Live. So much so that i skipped the majority of electronic music production classes in the 1st month. Because i had no clue how the interfaces work. And soon i began resorting to my comfort zone, the good ol guitar and Logic Pro. The poor Macbook must had been left untouched for almost 2 weeks.
By the end of that first month, i was beginning to regret my decision to implement electronic beats and ambient into my acoustic guitar based style. I began thinking to myself "So im seriously too old to learn new things. Damn! I should have known that Van Gogh was a friggin genius!" and "The cost of macbook pro & the production course, that's equivalent of a cost of making 2 polished studio quality EPs." I even went as far as began writing a draft for an apology post to my followers who had read my grit and Van Gogh posts...
And that was when i remembered having watched a Thom Yorke interview video on Youtube months ago which the interviewer asked him "How is it possible that a person who is used to working with a band start making laptop music. When you use something new, do you have to learn how to use it?"
and he replied "Yes, absolutely. Uh-huh." and snickers 'as if' he were asking her "How else do you figure things out? Put your hands together and make a wish?" 😂
And that's how i got back on track and worked through many over-caffeinated sleepless nights (my specialty), listing out every single problems i came across and crossed them out one by one. I'm no longer struggling with getting the sounds in my head down onto tracks now and is already in an obsessive phase. The possibility of how my sound will evolve is endless now. -
So in conclusion.. No, you are never too old to learn. And yes, I still think Van Gogh is a genius. My next post will be a clip from that interview.
- #secretdancefloor#silentrespect#recording#electronic #music#learning#mixing#beats#electro#singersongwriter#vangogh#grit#thomyorke#interview#inspiration
the music may be stopped.. and the beating of my heart too, to pay the due respect to our beloved king... but the rhythm, it doesn't.. it never stop.. *dear followers, the logos and indie survival related posts will not be resumed until 15 November 2016 in order to pay the respect to the passing of his majesty King Rama 9. Thank you for your patience.
There are 7.5 billion people in this world. Only 75 million can proudly say "I had a king who was an accomplished jazz musician, and a songwriter." image source: http://gabrielaloveworld.blogspot.com/2015/12/a-tribute-to-king-of-jazz-compositions.html?m=1