The New Math Book
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The "What's this all
video promo (about an hour long and about 291 MegaBytes)
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Also, ISBN / SKU: 1-61204-651-7
Kindle link http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Math-ebook/dp/B008PFCLUE/
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Test Video (Click Here)
REAL Video >
"Under The Influence" Album
(all music written and performed by Thee Ace Man)
First, the front cover
idea. An eagle with its back facing outward and wings
outstretched with its head facing toward the right and a 'speech
ballon' with "Burp!" written in it. Also in the eagle's left claw
is a bottle with "E Partycus Unum" (United We Party) on it and another
bottle in the right claw with "E Partycus Dividum" (Divided We Party)
written on it. On the outstretched wings of course would be
"Spred" on the left wing, and "Eagle" on the right wing in stylized
writing. Underneath would be written the album title "Under The
Back cover design would be me
"spread eagle" up against an old brick wall with my backside facing
out. Above in between my arms would be written "When leaders
consider honesty, integrity, and dignity to be criminal
acts...". And below, in between my legs would be written "It is
time to Spred Eagle to the max!". On the left side would be the
track listing and on the right side would be the acknowledgements (on
vocals, guitar, and all that type of stuff). On the very bottom
would be a link to this site 'The New Math Book'.
1 - The Landing
This track was recorded and mixed in
1991. It is the opening track and a complete instrumental.
The 'influence' behind this song is of course what might a flying
saucer or such actually sound like if it happened to come down, hover
over your head, then take off again. Best listened to with
headphones. Track recorded 'live' with a Hondo Mark 737 guitar, a
Rickenbacker Road amplifier, an older solid metal round Xacto knife,
and a mono tape recorder. The tape was later stereoized using a
Jensen (I believe) boom box and just me moving the keft and right
channel back and forth while rerecording it onto another tape.
All done by Thee Ace Man in 1991. Nice to note for music majors,
try to 'transcribe' this piece into musical notation. This piece
was done 'live' and therefore is not comprised of snipets or tape loops
or such, but is very difficult to annotate musically.
Track 2 - It's Always Darkest
Before The Dawn
I originally recorded a guitar only
version of this song back in 1991 as well. Unfortunately, I
recorded over that version and have to rerecord this song again at some
time. I will release a guitar only (karaoke) as well as a vocal
release. The guitar part has a very ethereal sound to it when
played properly and the song has only 3 chords to it. But a key
to this song is letting the strings of the guitar blend into one
another to give it the "sunlight peaking above the horizon feel" this
part needs. The vocals on the other hand (guitar part on left
side, vocals on both sides), are meant to have a 'hurt' feeling to them
hence the darkness. Very dark, hurting vocals, laid ontop of a
very uplifting guitar part. Should give the song a feeling of "no
matter how rough things may feel now, there is bound to be a new dawn
breaking somewhere" type feel to the song. Hence, the "influence"
is a song that no matter how bad things may seem, a new dawn may be
just on the horizon.
Track 3 - It Ain’t Love
The influence is - A bouncy type
'naughty' kind of song but really written about politicians and not
about 'S-E-X'. Guitar, bass, drums and vocals planned on this one.
Track 4 - Big Bold & Beautiful (Peace Love & Brotherhood)
The influence is - two different
types of music - the brash Big and Bold part blending back and forth
with the quietness of Peace Love & Brotherhood with the Beautiful
being a slow down point between the two different types of music.
The chaotic Big and Bold part merging back and forth with the peaceful
Peace Love & Brotherhood with the beautiful part being the link
between the two styles.
Track 5 - Going Down
Influence - A great play on
words here. A rock type song with sex, booze, and whatever else
may be "going down" at the moment.
Track 6 - We Love To Party
Influence - A party type
'anthem' song. Big beat sound. Harmonies.
Track 7 - The Song Of Moses (Peace In Our Time)
Total overlaid vocal
piece. No instruments. This piece has to have the words
behind how to achieve worldwide peace. If CDs had a second side,
this song would be the one to kick off the 'second side" like in the
old 78, 33 1/3, and 45 days. Vocals starting off the second side
in contrast to an instrumental kicking off the start of the album on
the first side.
Track 8 - Fire It Up
Influence - Another party type
song but this with different vocals for different verses and a combined
type chorus for the "Fire It Up" part.
Track 9 - Countrified City Guy
Influence - OK, I am not much of
an old style country music type person. Most of that music seemed
kind of depressing. So imagine a city type guy having all these
country type problems and trying to deal with it. Will try to
make it have an old time country music type feel to it but maybe might
just flat out rock it up. Have to wait and see.
Track 10 - Rap't Up (In The Key
Of Mice Elf)
Influence - not really a 'rap'
song per se, but more a power chord anthem type song about being
selfish and self-cantered. Thought of this to kind of 'setup'
into the next song as a kind of emotional type contrast.
Track 11 - The Girl Next Door
You know. I am a bit fed up
with the media brainwashing girls and women into thinking they can
never be anything but trashy 'sex objects'. I disagree
whole-heartedly with that thought. I have always loved tomboys
and mud pies and 'the girl next door'.
12 - Listen To Me
Influence - high tenor (near
alto) type voice so-called "crying out" to be heard. Intricate
guitar parts and building up as song progresses adding more elaborate
instrumentation until fading out near the end with just
vocals. Kinda like your conscience trying to get you to
listen to your inner voice type stuff. Building and building
Track 13 - It Ain’t Over ‘Til I Say…So
Influence - Party type anthem
song again with drum and harmony emphasis. Very repetitive and
most likely will end the album. The song will repeat "It ain't
over til I say" until the last time adding "so" to finalize the
piece. Then a "talk out" with "so. (uh oh he said it) (no,
you said it, he just said so) (so what) what a bummer, so it's
over? So, what do we do now?"
Track 14? - Peace In Our Time (Reprise)
Probably will delete this
and add something different somewhere. Have to wait and
May not be 13 songs or may use another song somewhere else.
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