“Wub wub wub.”
– Every Skrillex song
If I have one regret in life it’s that I never learned to play a musical instrument as a child.
Until my teens I never had a real interest in music. It wasn’t until I was about sixteen that I really started to find songs that I really enjoyed. Unfortunately I was too lazy to learn how to create my own melodies.
Now I’d give anything to go back ten years and start spending an hour a day making music.
Every day when I go online I see dudes who’ve become millionaires and gods off their mediocre recordings.
When I go out I see short, overweight, trollish looking dudes who get smothered with women simply because they play guitar in some incoherent indie-acid-rock group.
When I drive to work I sometimes think about all the dudes who dedicate their lives to curing cancer and solving global warming. I like to imagine them at a party trying to tell people about their jobs, the guests all pretend to be busy and slink off to avoid conversing. Then I picture 2Chainz walking into the room, everyone flocks around him. One of the scientists, probably the one who’s figured out how to solve world hunger, asks “who’s that guy?’ Another party goer responds, the greatest rapper alive, he has a song that goes “She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty.”
Visualizing this scenario always gives me a laugh.
I have this fantasy where I produce one mildly good electronic song. It doesn’t make me rich or famous, it’s just something that I sometimes here when I go out. All I want out of it is to be able to walk up to people and say “I made this.” That’s all, no fame, no money, just a cool little product.
Recently I’ve been trying to make my dream come true. I started playing around with a program called Audiotool, it’s a free app that let’s you compose instrumental music. I’m not very good at it yet, but I’ll improve.
I’m going to spend a couple hours making beats on Saturday, if I create anything worthwhile you’ll be the first to know.
Have a great weekend,