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Let's Give Up On The Count Of Three [JAMUARY DAY 12]


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UPDATE [9-17-23]: Free downloads have been removed from music that is currently hosted on Bandcamp. If you like this song, please visit my BandCamp page to download it at cost. Support your favorite audio slut.

JAMUARY SONG-A-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 12, come see sound. Check out my current playlist of the tracks I've written this month. These will become a concept EP "Don't Give up Until It's over."

I'm a cheat again today, couldn't get near my computer until late. I ripped instruments and an old melody from a 6/8 jam and quickly bastardized it into a 4/4 beat. Melodic phrase loops every 12th note, or you can count 4/4 three times. The story and original RSN behind the rhodes melody is kind of neat, go listen to that 2017 iteration of the same melody. JDawg00100 wrote a really amazing rock/metal cover of it a couple weeks after I posted that.

Originally wrote the rhodes melody in 2008-2009 as a means to practice harmonic arpeggios on piano. It earned the nickname "Waterfalls" one morning after a strange girl knocked on my door, sheepishly asked to come in, and watched me play the keyboard while bugging out. I talked to her for a little while, she was apparently high on angel dust. I'd kill to know what was going through her head as I blew through those melodies on my Korg-M1, she said it sounded like water. I was living on the fifth floor of the old Menlo Hotel on 13th and Webster in Oakland CA at the time, rough neighborhood. I was way too optimistic, nosy, and headstrong for that inner city hood life, would have been stabbed or shot eventually. I figure this girl was probably sleeping with the rent-a-cop on the floor below me. I've walked into the wrong room on the wrong floor before. There's something to be said about living in a place where every door looks exactly the same.

That story still blows my mind a decade later. There were so many odd details. I answered the door holding a knife behind my back at 2 in the morning, was assaulted a couple of times in that building. After asking to come in, she kept demurely asking if I wanted sex. I'm guessing she was a sex worker. Eventually she used my bathroom and grabbed a spray-can of white primer then applied it on her jean pants, crotch region. I think she thought it was deodorant? I sent her on her way at that point, little too weird for me. I hope she found her way to some place safe and slept off her high.


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Quarl responds:

Learn from me fellow humans. Your riffs are plenty dank. You don't need to share them with random people that are on drugs, scared, and lost at 2 AM.

What's up Quart (つ✧ω✧)つ, it's amazing to hear one of your songs again
Clearly a relaxing and magical style, I love how the instruments are combined with the synths
A great work ~(つˆДˆ)つ。☆

Quarl responds:

(*꧆▽꧆*) thank you for giving me a star, I'll put it on my cat :3

That was utterly sick; I like the main arp line, the way it meshes with the violins and the just overall happy uplifting vibe. Also that little gated synth

Quarl responds:

Thank you sinth, I'm happy people are enjoying the melodic stuffs :)

0/10, Sonic dies in the beginning :(

Also I'm just gonna straight up ignore that description, holy frick (okay maybe that wasn't ignoring it but whatever >:P)

Quarl responds:

Reading is a skill that unlocks knowledge. If you don't learn from my mistakes you might end up playing piano for drugged up sex workers :(

Sorry I killed Sonic XD

That story sounds like a fever dream, gimme whatever she took lmao

Quarl responds:

She nodded her head when I said angel dust but she was so messed up she might have said yes to anything. Could have been something else I guess but I like to trust random girls that are on drugs at 2 AM, take them on their word ya know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Credits & Info


4.79 / 5.00

Jan 13, 2022
1:40 AM EST
File Info
7.5 MB
3 min 17 sec
  • Audacity
  • Reason 10
Misc. Kit
  • Sennheiser HD 650
  • Casio CDP - S100

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