September 28, 2005
My Favorite Album of The Year
ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.
SOUNDTRACK BY MICHAEL ANDREWS.
"If you really love me lets make a vow...."
I don't really know what there is to say about this album. All I know is it gives me a really special feeling. I just wanted to share some songs with you.
MP3:5 On A Joyride(This one is Cody Chesnutt)
I hope you like it!
MP3:Peter and Sylvie
Lets talk about the movie in the comments, because I know a lot of you guys saw it.
Posted by cory at 10:19 PM
September 23, 2005
So...I'm not sure where this blog is going, this and the last post are just me making fun of ugly/"bad" art. I know it's kind of elitist, and mean, but it sure is fun!
Today we look at the the mind-blowing guitarist, Zoltan. I don't know too much about him, just that he links to playboy live internet tv, and he is total metal. I mean, look at that animated flame image. If that's not metal, I don't know what is.
The following songs are off his new album Madness. Enjoy them.
Posted by cory at 10:59 PM
September 17, 2005
Rest in peace
Stresses 'n strains
Lasting peace !
To see none cry
See none sick
To do no harm
Cause no pain -
The Goal of life
A distant dream while alive
Achieved in death!
Those are original lyrics by Anil (pictured above).
Posted by cory at 11:23 PM
September 14, 2005
Record Your World Of Sounds
This was on a tape I found at Value World in Ypsilanti. Enjoy.
P.S. Doesn't anyone have anything to send?
Posted by cory at 7:28 PM
September 12, 2005
Lost Tape/Summer of Noise
Well, the Michael Jackson-Bad!!!!! Tape is lost. I searched high and low, in every drawer at my house and it's nowhere to be found. Bummer.
So, instead I present to you: The Early Noise Experiments Of Me.
Did anyone else growing up make art and always feel they just need this other tool to make their art better? That was always the case for me. I just needed a better guitar. I just needed a better amp. I just need a good distortion pedal. Want after want was how I spent the first 4 years of my music writing. In Summer of 2003 I discovered more new music, noise. I already had heard Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, and a few noise acts, but I wasn't totally impressed. Then, "Here Comes The Indian" by the Animal Collective started receiving all sorts of buzz. So, out of curiousity, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I downloaded "Slippi" from Insound and was shocked. I didn't quite like it at first, I didn't even really understand it. But, the marching band horns stuck with me. I quickly looked for interviews or photogaphs to see what they used to create these strange noises.
-Effect Pedals, Check
AHHH! That was the missing link a sampler. So, I thought about it for a week and decided to buy one (I had plenty of money in the bank because I had been pushing carts at Target for over a year). I went to Guitar Center and bought it. It felt so strange because all my other purchase before were planned much further ahead of time. So the missing link was linked. I had everything I "need" to write great songs. I took the sampler to my studio area (which at the time was my mom's home beauty shop that she was not using, long long story). I plugged everything in, I plugged a small radio and mic in the sampler and began improvising as I thought the animal collective would do. The following is one of the summers attempt at noise. Though I had a Boss Digital Four Track, I recorded a lot of the experiments on a crappy cassette because i thought it was cooler at the time. Analog, Dude.
Next time, The Early Recordings Of Chelsea Who Loves Animals.
Also, a better design.
Posted by cory at 10:03 PM
September 9, 2005
Michael Jackson-Bad!!!!!!!!!! (The New Plan; Dreams)
8th Grade, the year I became a "new person", the birth of my "new ideas", the year of the Punk vs. Preps. In the fall of 1999 I discovered something that changed my life, Punk and Ska music. What was this new music? WHAT, HORNS!? It's so fast! AWESOME! My first exposure to punk and ska was through amazing christian groups like Five Iron Frenzy, MXPX, The Insyderz, The Dingees, The Supertones and Ghoti Hook, all were on this christian compilation, Seltzer 2, my Mom had bought for me through her Sound and Spirit membership. As soon as I heard this music I realized something I had to do, PLAY THE GUITAR! Of course everyone would think I was awesome if I had a band, I thought. So, that christmas I received my first Squire Strat Pak ®. I don't know why I thought this, but for some reason I believed as soon as i picked it up I'd be ripping solos and riffs. This was not the case. The guitar strings hurt my fingers, it just didn't sound right. At first I thought, well it is probably because I have a small crappy amp.
After a few months of practice and learning 5 chords or so, I was ready to start my band. So, I got my friends together and we were going to be this amazing band. The first practice was divided like this:
First 15 Minutes: Help our drummer set up his drum set he had bought that day to be in the band.
Next 30 Minutes: Each of us goof around, showing off our skills and coming up with song ideas.
Next 30 Minutes: Discuss a name.
Next 30 Minutes: Go doorbell ditching.
Next 30 Minutes: We do it, we start with this amazing riff i made up which consists of playing the Low E String at the twelfth threat, down one note, down one more and then back over and over (With loads of Distortion of course).
Practice is over, our parents pick us up.
Through the next week I decided to be the songwriter of the band and record some riff ideas on tape. I found my Mom's General Electrics tape recorder (with speed control) and set it in front of the amp. That week I created what I thought to be genius. I had created the best, thickest sounding guitar riffs ever created. After I was finished I wrote "Michael Jackson-Bad!!!!!!!!" on side A. This I found as an 8th Grader to be extremely hilarious. Side B was labeled "Guitar Riffs...Demo Ideas"(not as hilarious).
On Monday I will post excerpts from this tape.
But, the reason I thought of all this today was because I was thinking about how the beginnings of hip hop are so awesome because of the amateur quality of the recordings and the attitudes of the dj's and mc's. This made me think of my own early recordings. Then I came up with a dream I hope comes true.
Dream: Find 100 Cassettes of various people playing guitar for the first time or first few months.
Will you help my dream come true? If you have any early recordings of you or someone you know or don't know playing an instrument, singing or your 5th grade band concerts, please send them to me and i'll post them and we can discuss them. Send them to coryweaver @ gmail.com or mail them to:
7585 Terrace Lane
Jenison, MI 49429
This will be the new plan for the blog. As you can see it's now called, "Recreational Bathing Environments: The Early Recordings Of Everyone". I will begin posting some recordings i've made and found on Monday. I hope everyone participates!
Posted by cory at 12:41 PM
September 7, 2005
What do you guys think?
Also, since many of you haven't heard my music, here are a few examples:
(This is a cover of a Brian Adams song.)
Posted by cory at 8:17 PM
September 6, 2005
Let's see how this looks.
So, this is not the finished product, I'm not that familiar with CSS yet..
Anyhow my introduction (taken from the forum):
I'm Cory Weaver from Ann Arbor, I just moved here (Grand Rapids Area, Jenison specifically) to go to GVSU. I'm studying Geography and Planning. I found this through...emailing ben @ g - rad . org, and then George told me about it. While, I'm not from this are I have met plenty of people from all the shows i'd come see in high school (remember that mount eerie show where he played in his truck? best show of my life).
I make music under, S. American Agriculture (http://wldrnss.com/s-america ), I just finished a new CD, I have a track on the new States Rights Comp, Bro Zone. I'm working on a new album for Twenty Bees (http://twentybees.co.uk), a cool scottish label. I also played with David Sampson in Cains and Abels for 2 shows around here, and some of the East Coast Tour we embarked on.
Currently, I'm bored, looking for friends, and planning on going to events in grand rapids... oh, i'm also looking for a job! any tips, I applied at a bunch of places. So far, the Delta Plex(the huge arena that currently playing Elmo Live, they also have gun shows.) is the only one who has acted like they'd hire me. I'd love to work there because it would be weird.
That's me, i'll meet hopefully all of you in person."
The purpose of this blog is to post mini movies, songs, and illustrations that reflect my surroundings here in Grand Rapids.
Posted by cory at 9:28 PM