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Old 10th May 2006
  #1
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ketz's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Should I switch to porn business...

...or continue making songs?

They say an artist shouldn't record, mix and produce himself. Maybe he should master himself but that's another story . Luckily, I didn't have such conceptual problems due to my non-existant budget. It's true that you're allowed to touch freedom only if you've got nothing or you've got it all. I'm not sure if I've touched something, that's for you to decide. Btw, this is the take from my first album which was at the same time my first recording experience.

Song is called "Walkthrough" (referring to adventure games solutions).

Lyrics can be found at http://ketz.stillshorebirds.com/songs.html

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Be firm and steady...you don't negotiate with virgins
Old 10th May 2006
  #2
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dim light's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
If you can - switch! I have been working 5 years in the porn industry and it's great. I see no reason to stop making music. Maybe you can both have the cake and eat it.

You have a bono vibe going on - I think the mix is a little distant and cold sounding. I don't know where you want to be. Pretty good song though!
Old 10th May 2006 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
yeah i make cold mixes during hot spring/summer. it helps if you've got no air-con. good idea about parallel carriers...i could suck at one and blow at the other.

glad you're liking the song, but i dont know...you're biased. i mean, as a chinese ex-bodybuilder it's too easy to get struck by the lyrics.

thanks for input
Old 10th May 2006 | Show parent
  #4
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Stixxs's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Like it...a little Bonoesque.

Don't waste your time on the porn.
Old 10th May 2006 | Show parent
  #5
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dim light's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
I've been chopped between porn and music for ages man. Are you a bodybuilder? Your face is all red?
Old 11th May 2006 | Show parent
  #6
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ketz's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by dim light
I've been chopped between porn and music for ages man. Are you a bodybuilder? Your face is all red?
since you're chopped may I ask which part went to porn and which to music? ideally you'd need a mouth and balls for both. tough decision :p

I don't know where I wanted the sound to be. It just came this way although I agree it could be a bit closer to the speaker membrane.
Old 11th May 2006 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
No you have it all wrong. I didn't mix porn with music. It was not a luxury life at all. You make it sound like I was having fun 24/7. Shame on you! To be honest I really didn't like the porn business. It's all about money and your friends want to take your place and money. I have never felt so alone. I stopped working with porn last year and my life is much better now. I have time to talk to people again and visit friends. Sure, I don't make much money but life is more honest now. Simple things like a bird in a tree can make me smile. Before I never saw the trees or the birds... I was totally chopped in between my two jobs. Be careful friend, don't romanticizes my life. It's better to focus on music and art. Money is just a stick in the wheel, if you know what I mean.
Old 11th May 2006 | Show parent
  #8
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🎧 15 years
Don't get involved with porn. It does injury to your soul over time. Makes you a hater. I wouldn't get involved in anything that's demoralizing to women.
Old 11th May 2006 | Show parent
  #9
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🎧 15 years
I agree!
Old 12th May 2006 | Show parent
  #10
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ketz's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkwater
Don't get involved with porn. It does injury to your soul over time. Makes you a hater. I wouldn't get involved in anything that's demoralizing to women.
...thanx for good-hearted advice darkwater. not that I actually considered it

now, is there anyone else that would like to give a short comment on song/production? I've just come out of the closet and I desperately need any kind of reflection from the outside world.
Old 13th May 2006 | Show parent
  #11
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🎧 15 years
I want to talk more about the porn biz if it's ok with you?
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
  #12
Gear Maniac
 
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by ketz
...thanx for good-hearted advice darkwater. not that I actually considered it

now, is there anyone else that would like to give a short comment on song/production? I've just come out of the closet and I desperately need any kind of reflection from the outside world.
Yes, I'm really impressed with this song. Like it a lot. I would like to have a "non-existant budget" like yours... the sound and the song are ****ing great.
Just one thing: the crash on 2:57 scared me.
Keep the good work and forget the porn.
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
  #13
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🎧 15 years
KETZ!

Please brother don't choose the porn life. You will regret it when you get older. It may seem like fun now when you are young and good looking but when you get old and people don't want you anymore you will feel used because the money isn't that great.

Hope everything works out for you and god bless you son!

/Dim Light
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
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MDM
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🎧 15 years
listen to those experienced guys


hey about your song / mix

it's not my cup of tea really, but i know some people like this kind of singing - you sound very 'squeezy' to me, like as if you have to squeeze it ouf your throat - you're not really 'singing' it yet
now there is your part

as for the arrangement : defenitely get another guy to help you -- maybe Trevorn horn or somebody like that ?
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
  #15
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🎧 15 years
I made a poster!
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Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
  #16
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🎧 15 years
Awesome poster. My roommate swears they were doing a porn shoot in my building. The valley is supposedly the porn capital of the world now.
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
  #17
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🎧 15 years
That's great - I love porn
Old 17th May 2006 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by dim light
That's great - I love porn

That poster's even better than your music, man! My face is sore from laughing so hard. Thanks, man!
Old 17th May 2006 | Show parent
  #19
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyesore
That poster's even better than your music, man! My face is sore from laughing so hard. Thanks, man!
Don't be rude! thx...

Let's talk about porn now guys! thumbsup
Old 19th May 2006 | Show parent
  #20
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FilmDingo's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
mixed messages

I like the song, the mix however seems a little confused - the "veild" intro didn't set the song up as well as I think it could - the vocals were so much cleaner than much of the rest of the mix I found they poked out a little too far - I got the feeling that the rest of the mix needed to step up to the power of the words and vocal than tucking the vocal back.

My NZ$0.02 wich is so devalued right now I owe you money for reading this.
Old 23rd May 2006 | Show parent
  #21
Here for the gear
 
🎧 15 years
I bet you're regretting posting anything about porn now, as it seems to be the thing everyone is commenting on....and now me too

I like the song a lot. Just personal pref, but I wish it moved more sooner. Like I said, that's just me.

Sound wise, I REALLY was impressed. Great vocal work, love the drums, and just all around impressed. I wish I could get sound like that!

Nice job!

I wish I could give more input/advice but you are above me in that department!
Old 24th May 2006 | Show parent
  #22
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🎧 15 years
Make porn music
Old 27th May 2006 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDM
defenitely get another guy to help you -- maybe Trevorn horn or somebody like that ?
Yep,Trevor likes people on non-existant budget.
heh
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