Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oh man, I'm getting hungry...

I'm almost considering eating the chocolate Christmas penguin I've had on my desk for six months. It's made out of that special chocolate that will last forever, even after the Apocalypse, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

As a special reward for visiting this blog, even though there's almost never anything interesting here, I've put up another song. It was recorded last weekend for an Easter video a friend was working on.

Jesus Is A Rock

Reworking of an old song, sung here by Frank Sinatra. As usual, all instruments and vocals are by this guy. Mostly just acoustic, electric, and bass, with some sweet drum loops and effects unda-laid. Dig?

Also included! Some fresh art.

Facebook: Murray

Lil' Dreezy


Side note: I just finished reading Ronin by Frank Miller over the weekend, so now I need a new comic book to read. I'm thinking of The Umbrella Academy, but I'm gonna have to do some more research.

Until next time!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Revenge of the BEATS

More music!

More magical music for your membranes!

I've been very industrious over the weekend, like a chipmunk. Like a chipmunk that collects phat beats instead of peanuts. Here's the latest from the paperbeatsscissors phactory: all new, all original music. Lyrics and composition by yours truly.


Instruments: Acoustic, Electric, Bass guitar, Accordion, Tambourine. Drums are a loop, accented by my own little rhythms. Supple-ly supplemented by my own pipes. Feast! Feast your ears!

Bonus! Here's the first of a new project I'm working on: Facebook.

One pen, two pen, red pen, blue pen. Two pens, one face - in under 30 minutes. Trying to upgrade my portrait skills, so expect more of these.... IN THE FUTURE!

Until the future...


Monday, March 15, 2010

Putting the BEATS in paperbeatsscissors.

Because excellence never sleeps! And neither do I anymore.

So when I'm not busy working on my top secret web design project, I've been trying to get back into recording some music. My ultimate goal is to become a one man band. Not only will that free up my schedule a lot, but the chicks are great.

The first tune finished is a cover of The Postal Service(RESPECT)'s Such Great Heights. All the instruments are played by yours truly, minus the drum track and scratch pad. The instruments used are: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, bass, washbin drum, harmonica, and a whole lot of lovin'. Check it out...

Such Great Heights (Lost in Space Remix)

That can whet your musical palette until I can get some original stuff up here AND hopefully some new art soon.

Until next time!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Aim for failure, so you can always succeed!

That's our new motto at paperbeatsscissors, especially in the blog department.

I haven't done any music recordings yet, but I promise I'll have one by the end of the week. Even if it's terrible! In fact, just to be safe, I promise a terrible recording by the end of the week.

There I go, setting myself up for success again. Man, I'm good.

The truth is, my fingers have been busy doing other things. No, not that, just coding the bejebus out of a online lookbook for a top secret client! That, and catching up on Lost... which I am still watching for the same reason I watch a spider drown when I flush it down the toilet. I just want to make sure it's dead.

But, anyway... top secret client. They'll be revealed in a few days, but until then I'll be venturing into some unknown territory... Facebook Apps. So be on the lookout for the paperbeatsscissors App that I'll be developing over the next few weeks.

Until next time!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Mad science and rhythm, together at last!

Don't worry - It's not going to end like it did last time.

Using a combination of sexiness, voodoo, and duct tape I created my very own little Frankenstein drum set. These drums are much more well behaved than a Frankenstein man, although they do keep saying "father" over and over again in that lobotomy-retard voice... but I think I can beat it out of them.

HA! A free pun! Free pun for you, lowly pun-peasant!

Here are some pictures:

This is the completed bass drum. It's made out of an old granny-style washtub, some drop-cloth material used for painting, and a whole crap ton of duct tape. The skull appeared from thin air after I finished building the drum. I think I accidentally added some awesome magix, as I sometimes do.

This is the "before" picture of some slightly modified air duct piping that I used for the snare. The "naked corpse", if you will.

Aaand the finished product. Snare ingredients: 8 double-ended extendable hooks, 3 springs with eyelets and wall hangers to secure them, 2 Evans 14" drum heads, 1 piece of ductwork, tape, glue, and a smattering of tin foil.

I know you're all itching to hear the pHAt beats this thing lays down, and you won't have long to wait since I'm recording a few random things this week.

BUT until then you can go vote for my shirt on Threadless... if you haven't already. Or even if you have. Just click the button again, and maybe some of your secret longings will rub onto the keys and bump that 5 up to a 5¾. It's worth a try.

Until next time!