Archive for November, 2009

15 I Won’t Remember

by on Monday, November 30th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 15 I Won't Remember

15 I-wont-rememberOnce I played with a bad guitar cord. It made the guitar have a strong high end sound. After I replaced the cord the sound became warm again and I was bummed because of this. On this track I was trying to get that sound again. In the next few days I think I will try to write a few songs that feature this sound.

Instrumentation:
Guitars, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Turn off the bad dreams,
I don’t remember, I won’t remember them.
Turn off the bad dreams,
I won’t remember, I won’t remember them.

Forget all the bee stings,
I don’t remember, I won’t remember them.
Turn off the bee stings,
I don’t remember, I won’t remember them.

This is my body this is my soul.
This is my body this is my soul.

Forget all the bad things,
I don’t remember, I won’t remember them.

14 Instrumental #7

by on Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 14 Instrumental #7

14 Instrumental-7I always enjoyed movie soundtrack music and thought that Tim and I could record a short piece in that mindset.  This reminds me how much I love checking out early electronic music.  If you have never looked into this stuff you should check it out.  Pretty cool stuff!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_music

Instrumentation:
Assorted Keys: Tim Delaney
Assorted Keys: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

13 Instrumental #13

by on Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 13 Instrumental #13

13 Instrumental-#13This song is another international instrumental.  This song is influenced by Femi Kuti.  I saw Femi twice live at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta Georgia and thought the shows were amazing. If you have not had a chance to listen to Femi you should check him out at http://www.myspace.com/femikuti

You may also like to know that Femi’s father is famed Nigerian musician and performer Fela Kuti.  you can learn more about his father at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti

Instrumentation:
Bass, Guitar: Tim Delaney
Guitar, Drums: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

12 Hello

by on Friday, November 27th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 12 Hello

12 HelloAnother instrumental pass at the covered drums…

Instrumentation:
Bass: Tim Delaney
Drums, Guitar: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

11 The Mess

by on Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 11 The Mess

11 The-MessWanted to make a really messy song that could hardly be understood but still have a leg in pop…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Maracas, Bass, Guitars, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
What’s the commotion, doesn’t make sense.
Why all the vultures, making a mess.
What will you do with your bullet defense?
Taking something when nothing is left.

How do we start making a fence?
What do we do with our bullet defense?
It’s no good, when nobody’s left.
Devil know when we do it to death.

What is devotion, does anybody care?
What is so gripping about despair?
Well that’s easy nobody cares.
Everyone’s blinking they’re all too scared.

10 Vulture Prick

by on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 10 Vulture Prick

10 vulture-prickStay young…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass, Guitar, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Breath…
Chica Choo Choo…
Breath…
Chica Choo Choo…

a…b…c…d..e..f..g…h…

barking…

a…b…c…d..e…f…g…h…i…j…k…l…l…m…n…ooooooo

oooooo…. eeeoooo…..oooooeeeeeooowwww….

a….b….c…..d……e….f…..g…..h…..i…j…k…l…mop…..

screatch……………..

1…2..3..4…5..6…7..8…1..2…3..4…5…6..7..8…

screatch……..

ooooh……o..o..o……o..o…o……o..o…o……o..o…o……o…o..o.

a……..y..e.a..h………

ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……ah……

a….b…c…d…e…….f…g.. the rest to zzzzzzz….

09 Sleeping Song

by on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 09 Sleeping Song

09 sleeping-songI always liked songs that could be played while sleeping without waking me up. This is a song that I think I could sleep through. Not what you want people to do usually but with this song that is the goal.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass, Organ: Tim Delaney
Guitar, Organ: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
N/A

08 Night of the Sun

by on Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 08 Night of the Sun

08 Night of the SunAnother song with international influence…

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass Programming, Guitar, Percussion, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
In the of the sun,
The damage was done.

Come death or come doom,
We’re nobody’s fools…

Come death of come doom,
No I won’t play the fool…

07 I’m Alive

by on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 07 I'm Alive

07 Im AliveI wanted to do a song that was embarrassing for me forcing me to make a fun song rather than being so serious. I wanted to add one of those Jackson 5 style speaking parts in it to accomplish this… So Tim and I took a few shots to loosen up and allow the inhibitions to go away then we started recording. Its excruciatingly embarrassing to me but after letting a few friends hear it they convinced me to get over it.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming, Bass: Tim Delaney
Drums, Guitar, Vox: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
First there was darkness, then there was light.
I’m sending you visions tonight, and all the girls with the Cadillac eyes.
This town’s gonna crucify me, but I’m alive, and I will survive,
In the spirit.

(talkin’ crap)

I know you’re a sinner, I know I’m alive.
I’m # 7, but you are space # 9.
I will survive,
In the spirit.

(talkin’ crap)

I will survive, in the spirit.

06 Say

by on Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Fires of Bangkok - 06 Say

06 SayAnother shot at a pop song with a raspberry beret beat.  Reminds me of middle school for some reason.

Instrumentation:
Drum Programming: Fires of Bangkok
Guitar, Bass, Vox, Maracas: Fires of Bangkok

Lyrics:
Well they say anything goes,
and we know this.

And they say anything goes,
and we know this.

And its alright there’s no need to fight,
And it won’t, and it won’t stop tonight.

And if its not wrong then why is it so dangerous,
dangerous for you,
and me.

Don’t be discouraged,
don’t be discouraged,

What we got to do is, survive.