musica dormio

I don’t care if the title mixes languages, it’s my blog, I’ll do what I want.

So lately I’ve been doing my best to write more songs. I’ve been making music for a while, but ever since I left punk rock for death metal I’ve doubted my song writing abilities. Occasionally something will pop up that vaguely resembles music, but for the most part, I feel like I piece together stuff and it sorta comes out.

So I’ve been trying to focus on actually writing songs. Even if they’re just 2 verses and a chorus, every one is like a musical push up. The more I work at it, the better I’ll get. Ideally.

But I always get a creative road block really early. Mostly in the “what should I write about” stage. That tends to halt things pretty quickly. But since I’ve been aiming for musical pushups and not musical triathlons, I decided that the subject shouldn’t be the stressing point. So I passed that responsibility over to Teresa.

It goes like this: I walk up to Teresa at a random time, and I go “Song subject, GO!” Then I count down from five with my fingers, as she babbles something out. This is why later you’ll get a song about “Um…Laundry?”

But for now you’ll get a song that came from, “Baby, I’m really tired.”

I have to say, I really like this song. I don’t think it’s a particularly great song, it may not even warrant more than a couple listens, but I’m really happy with the result. While there are many other reasons, the fact that Teresa found herself getting sleepy just listening to an early version of it is more than enough for me to chalk it up as a success. Yep, I aimed for my music to put you to sleep. That’s the kind of “win with failure” kind of mindset that can really boost my confidence. None the less, the song really does make me think of sleep, and I think that’s great. It came out almost exactly as I heard it in my head, which has been nearly impossible in the past. Either I’m imagining within my personal limitations, or I’m getting better at this stuff. You can guess which way my pessimism is leaning.

So without further ado, I present to you, Tired.

I’d like to dedicate the whistle solo to my father. He and I had an incident in our past regarding a whistling performer, and I’d like to consider this an apology.

Like what you hear? Check out the song tag for more free music!

  • Big Sis

    That was kind of creepy. Like a carnival. I think I’d have nightmares if I feel asleep to that. Sam says, “Good job, Tony!” =)
    And it does remind me of sleep. So good job, Tony!

  • Mom

    I really liked that! I love the way your voice sounds, and I am very impressed with the whistling.

    Love you!