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Friday, April 24, 2020

Still Ill

2020 Update
Sorry for the radio silence, I've gotten a little behind in posting since the apocalypse began.  This next week I'll be posting a lot to catch up!  How are you all doing? I've been busy trying to keep my business afloat, stressing every time I have to be around people for work, keeping up with homeschooling, exercise, failing at sourdough bread, avoiding Tiger King and Trump's medical advice, etc.  I definitely have not had any down time.

How fitting the next song to post is Still Ill!  My version is very drone-based and looking back now, I might have added a creepy beat to the background but this early in the game I was still very new to beatboxing.  I dig it, though.  Very moody in deed!

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This should have been my theme song for January and February. After a month and a half, I am finally recovering from my super-stupid-cold. I am looking forward to recording without having to stop every two seconds to hack and cough.

My version of Still Ill has a drone made of vocal loops pitched down one octave. I wanted to give the piece a feeling of being somewhat heavy and stuck in the illness but then contrast that with light and airy vocals because, to me, the act of questioning is really a sign of hope...