5/15/2007

Re: Vocal Audition


Hi,

I listen to the audition and also your songs on your myspace. May I make a suggestion? Incorporate more of your style and tone of voice that you are singing from your myspace page to our song? In our song, I really like the middle part of the audition where you use the affects machine when you are talking.

Thanks for your audition. Please send us one more audition with the changes.

May I ask, how old are you? Are you willing to work with some to be 21 yr olds?

Bryan

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15 Comments:

Anonymous cleek said...

that was impressively polite.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Is that your sense? Because I can't tell if it's that or if they genuinely aren't *in on it*. I mean, you heard it, dude- it's four minutes of some maniac screaming "do some motherfucking PILLS tonight/Shoot a mortherfucking COP tonight..."

And th' bit at the end about the skybeasts. And his favorite part is th' Voice Of Satan in the middle telling mankind to take a knee.

And now you're making me wonder if I'm maybe actually being *out-postmoderned* by these guys and somehow at the end of the day I'll end up looking like a bored interweb jackoff.

Scary shit, man. I think I need to leave this one alone.

I was going to cut th' Sinatra vocal to it tonight too.

Also I wanted to tell them I was 52 and have a strong walk with Zoroaster.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Fuck, man- tonight's the night they start googling me. Fuck.

GUYS IT WAS JUST FER YUCKS, MAN. C'MON- BE SMART AND BE IN ON IT.

You guys shred I have a cousin who works for Dreamworks, man.

Rob Halford LIVES in San Diego, man- in Hillcrest. I used to see him up there all th' time in the record store. You should see what he's doing, man.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

These guys aren't going to let you have any fun, even with this. You've got a callback, man. You're going for Round 2.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

And now a call to arms from th' god of Fucking With People!

What to do? What to do?

do re mi so fa la ti do. a-hem.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous ade said...

What to do?

Release the Noel Coward version of course!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous cleek said...

I can't tell if it's that or if they genuinely aren't *in on it*

hmm. i assumed they didn't get the joke, and were honestly trying to tell how you could land the gig. it's funnier that way.

if you get it, are you gonna buy beer for them ?

I was going to cut th' Sinatra vocal to it tonight too.

ooh, yeah. you need to do that.

1:09 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

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2:11 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

That's cause The Devil is my gramp!

Blood and Satan, Blood and Satan, go together like eggs and bacon.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous mdhatter said...

I'd pay to hear round 2. The most worthwhile stories are always the ones where you can't tell who is cooler.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Yeah, those are great. Sort of like th' opposite of this.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous mdhatter said...

I'll grant you've got a billion more points for style, but funny and dumb can be cool in their own way.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Hee hee. Don't haveta school *me* in th' validity of the funny/dumb dichotomy. I've made a failed career out of it.

I might just cut th' torch song version tonight. Tonight.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Pinko Punko said...

YOU ARE KILLING ME. What about a Rufus Wainwright version? Languid, perhaps a little theatrical, but DEADLY.

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Simon said...

Actually, the first version is almost as over-the-top as Rufus' new album. It's self-produced, with Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys co-producing, and it is a match made in hell.

I think i'm a disciplined listener and am used to making aural sense of music and understanding the space and the relationship between instruments, but some of those songs are just... impenetrable.

By the time 'Do I Disappoint You?' ends, my ears are exhausted from trying to process all the information, (half of it seemingly unrelated to the song itself), and it's only Song One.

What's going on in 'Tulsa', because I honestly can't process the string arrangement with the vocals or the piano. It sounds like nothing is in time or in tune with each other.

Help me understand it Bobby, because the sound is so frequently incoherent and outright obnoxious that i'm having a hard time trying to put the effort into listening to it. What am i missing? Is it just something that is good but obviously beyond my musical intelligence, or did Rufus just make a undisciplined, self-indulgent album?

If i've got it wrong, feel free to call me a dickhead.

4:47 AM  

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