Saturday, 16 February 2019

FAMILY FOTO

life is pleasant, death is peaceful 
it’s the transition that’s troublesome

Isaac Asimov




F A M I L Y  F O T O
sound up


.






a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


visit my music page

read more of Jim's blog posts here 
scroll down 


listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
















FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind family foto



there'll be bluebirds over

the white cliffs of dover
tomorrow
when the world is free

it's a song my mom used to sing to me as a child
a lullaby to help me slip into surrender


it's a sound that tickles the limbic
then moves down, grazing the frontal lobe
then further down into my dark body
flickers of light, shapes ... landscapes
passing that place I abandoned
left to decay years ago 
familiar unsettling


seeing it all again
from a distance, then up close
realizing it's a dream, I roll over and fall back asleep
only it returns; this time in greater detail

memories of the family farm
in Eastwood Ontario
this time


for kenneth henry batho
(uncle ken)

1926-2012




jimlamarche.ca

.


.

Friday, 8 February 2019

FIRESIDE

education is not the filling of a pail
but the lighting of a fire

william yeats




F I R E S I D E
sound up









a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


visit my music page

read more of Jim's blog posts here 
scroll down 


listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE















FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind fireside

I keep having these dreams
that I'm burning

it is said, that a picture is worth a thousand words
so ya, I'm doing pictures now too
an attempt to realize it
as close as I can get it

yes, it was a dream I had
our house was burning down back when
mom and dad were still together, struggling
on a hot summer night in Woodstock Ontario
and mom came in to rescue us
charred and burnt
weeks in the hospital 
she succeeded
i'm alive 50 yrs 
later

being loaded into the ambulance
I just remember dad standing there at a distance
that smug look on his face on the edge of the street
standing beside a big red firetruck
smoking a du Maurier

I woke up and started this one
ending 2 days later - the story fleshed out
in a loose translation

same feeling tho
same shiver


for troy
my knight in shining armour



jimlamarche.ca

.


.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

L'Agent INCEL

c'est un plaisir coupable
.
just a touch of eyeliner 
and red lips is glamorous

monica belluci



L ' A g e n t  I N C E L
sound up












quand tu es à côté de moi

je me sens sexuel


un remix de jim lamarche
gateway house sessions/19
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


visit my music page













FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH 
the story behind l'agent incel

incels are members of an online subculture
who define themselves as unable to find a romantic
or sexual partner despite desiring one

a state they describe as inceldom


ok it's cheese but good cheese

fresh brie from a dairy farm just outside of Nice France
purchased at dawn, when their roadside stand is just opening
none of this Kraft Singles shit (made 3 months ago)
sweet? ok but imported chocolate from Belguim
or so what I would like to think


forgive me

it's just that when I have this much fun doing something?
I need to share it
I'm 63 this year and I need to do cool videos ATM
throw them out there - see what happens
not attached to a particular outcome
is liberating

this is what I call a 'quick fry'
started and finished in 2 days
non-stop - ok some embellishments
after a few hours of sleep
it happens

welcome to GATEWAY/19
and into a new cinematic album for 2019
and I have no idea where this is going

when I was putting the music together
I imagined this guy walking into a party full of beautiful women
alone, scared but looking cool
so I searched 'cool dude walking into party'
into youtube and this was like the 3rd clip down
I played it with the music and it almost fit perfectly
I have no idea who shot it

nothing existential here - provocative perhaps
earlier on, finding the song by marie-claire cremers aka 'amber' also on youtube
recorded in 1999 but re-arranged/remixed?  wonderful - slice/dice - add vocals/synths

editing it and remixing it in logic first, then ...
finding the pictures, putting them together and ok ...
this works (for me)

I kept seeing monica belluci for some reason
so she's here, with us

it's the beginning of a new series










read more of Jim's blog posts here 
scroll down 


listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
play all





jimlamarche.ca

.



.