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Of course I can run an elevator

tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

Video (MP4): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

I was softly clanging around on the MIDI keyboard the other night and came up with a couple of melodies. I couldn’t really find any words to go with them so I decided to look up what was in the public domain.

Old time spoken word radio has always plucked my heart strings and I came across Lights Out, an old 1930s program. The Sub-Basement episode caught my ear so I chopped up the couple’s underground struggle and mixed their real story in with my keyboard melodies.

20201305 Of course I can run an elevator band

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From the wikipedia:

Oboler met the demand by adopting an unusual scripting procedure: He would lie in bed at night, smoke cigarettes, and improvise into a Dictaphone, acting out every line of the play. In this way, he was able to complete a script quickly, sometimes in as little as 30 minutes, though he might take as long as three or four hours. In the morning, a stenographer would type up the recording for Oboler’s revisions.

I tell ya, dictation is the way to go for capturing one’s thoughts.

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Mitchell · May 13, 2020 at 8:47 pm

interesting and abstract I like it

tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

Thanks man! I like musical abstraction šŸ˜Š

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

When they say “you can’t get out here’…

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

The guy that wrote/performed the show was Arch Oboler. Laying in bed, smoking cigs, and writing Lights Out radio in his head. I can relate šŸ˜Š

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

What were you drinking?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

Brown liguid in clear cup.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:25 pm

No, serious, it didn’t look like coffee and I wondered if you drank cherry cokes or something.

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Oh… I thought you were talking about something in the audio. It’s just iced tea with sugar and spoon.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm

coolio

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threecrates threecrates · May 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Incredible! I love stuff like this. Perhaps we shall record something together someday.āœŒšŸ»ā¤ļø

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Send me some audio files (mp3s, wavs) and I’ll mix something up. It’ll be a covid quarantine collaboration! šŸŽ¼

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Dusk Clan · May 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Nice!

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Thanks!

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Kurtz · May 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

What?
15 hours ago

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Exactly

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Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 3:09 pm

What is this

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I would say it’s solid gold but I don’t think that’d be fair šŸ˜Š

Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

I’m not hating I’m just confused good job tho

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