Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Trial of Sebastian Lyric Prewrite


these are the original scratch notes I make when working the rhythms out while writing a song. This is all subject to change, and the full script will be available in the final version.

Bailiff: All Rise for the honorable Magistrate Lord Witherow as he prepares to issue the verdict in the trial of the wicked Sebastian for high crimes against Lake Panic

The Jury: What kind of court is this? The verdict comes first?

Sebastian:
So this it?
This is the process?
I get no defense?
What will happen to me?

Lawyer:
I don't get these trials
You haven't got much chance
But you will get a brief defense
After the sentence

Magistrate Lord Witherow:
In judging the case of the wicked cruelty of Sebastian, addressing his alleged crimes of aggressive intent against Lake Panic, I find him guilty of all such charges and sentence him to death.

The Jury:
What kind of court is this? This ain't a fair trial.

Solicitor Proton (presenting the prosecution's arguments)
Sebastian
He's bad / He's Guilty x4
He's bad
Must die
He's bad
So bad
Much proof
(that) He's bad
Much proof
He's bad
Must die
He's bad
He's bad
So bad
He's bad

Sebastian:
i am before you
in humble judgment
lend me your ear
they came to my peaceful home
and seized my love, and took her here
and if you were in my hooves
and the same thing happened to you
if they took your love so true
you do the same fuckin thing too!

The Jury:
We find the defendant innocent of the crime, of the crime, of the crime

What kind of court is this? Its just a recommendation? What?

Magistrate Lord Witherow: The recommendation is rejected. The sentence now applies to the jury, and they too shall share Sebastian's fate.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A dark, moody song wrote itself in a spontaneous improv jam while we were warming up at rehearsal


Today when we were warming up to rehearse, jamming started, which often happens with us (and nobody hears it), which facilitated our realization of a dark, moody atmospheric song. I turned the camera on ASAP and grabbed a mic to put some atmospheric tones into the mix. This is all improv, but somehow a song did write itself. I'm going to post more of our improvisational stuff from now on, because sometimes a lot of "gem" moments can come out of them. -Barry