Friday, 31 May 2019

FEAR N LOATHING


as soon as wolf began to feel
that he would like a decent meal



F E AN  L O A T H I N G
volume up













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


max richter
'she remembers'
additional voices, english horn/oboe
by jim lamarche


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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind fear n loathing


as soon as wolf began to feel
that he would like a decent meal


he went and knocked on grandma's door
when grandma opened it, she saw
the sharp white teeth, the horrid grin


and wolfie said, 'may I come in?'
poor grandmamma was terrified
'he's going to eat me up!' she cried
and she was absolutely right
he ate her up in one big bite

 
but grandmamma was small and tough
and wolfie wailed, 'that's not enough'


'I haven't yet begun to feel
that I have had a decent meal'

he ran around the kitchen yelping

'I've got to have a second helping'



roald dahl
little red riding hood & the wolf











Fear N Loathing was the original working title 
of the Lives trilogy in early 2018

I did a clip that March and forgot about it

because the music I came up with at the time was less than spec
but I loved the visual

max richter's haunting piece lands on my lap recently

and I immediately see the images
I had previously assembled that spring
now reborn/new

getting the shakes

watching them together for the first time
ok, now more ... oboe, english horn - voices

some EQ, time shifting

and here it is



listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE

see the new TWO LIVES page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/









Thursday, 23 May 2019

OVERDRIVE


it's 11 o'clock.  do you know 
where your children are?




O V E R D R I V E
volume up














it's the overdrive
that comes with the red lines
my baby hit the mainline



a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut




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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind overdrive


it fascinates me how we're drawn to other
that animal attraction
the scent of each other's short-comings
in passing ... that familiar return
injecting our heritage
yet again

calling it home
for a year

it was in a thought about ecstasy 
and what that might look like
that inspired me to go here

to capture a short glimpse of my youth
getting close but no cigar
a blast regardless





listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE

see the new TWO LIVES page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

AURORA BOREALIS


she was there, sitting right there
in the back seat, then there was the accident
and she was gone - they were gone


A U R O R A  B O R E A L I S
sound up













I was supposed to be somewhere
I just can't remember where
I can't remember things
anymore



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



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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind aurora borealis


fading faces - in the lights
eyes wide open at 4am
ok, let's do this


mothers & daughters - fathers and sons
having been separated
a return through the lights

spearmint lake - it was there


that I sat under the aurora in aug/92 - no roads to this place
northern ontario, out in the bush, open lake/high up
and this is what came of it
a reminder

like coming home 
to an old friend 




A U O R A  B O R E A L I S
the remix









listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE 


sometimes we miss what's IN the picture

because we become preoccupied/distracted
by the frame it's in




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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

CASUAL SHOPPER


it isn't stealing 
if it's for a reason, purpose
my reason, my purpose


C A S U A L  S H O P P E R
sound up













50% off with the coupon
please bring the shoes, to the front cashier
for your reimbursement

thank you and have a great day



a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut

"Career Opportunities (1991)"
Hughes Entertainment
Universal Pictures

voices: sadhana sarkam
& jim lamarche




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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind casual shopper



nothing special here
no hidden messages or underlying folly
ok maybe a little

just coming across a youtube clip
a short segment from the movie "Career Opportunities"
a 1991 John Hughes comedy/drama that fizzled upon landing
attracted to her in that moment
not sure why

OK, maybe because ... OMFG!

thought I'd add music/voices

because it's beautiful to look at
having fun w/the pictures
feel like I'm 15 again

guilty pleasure













listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE 



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Friday, 3 May 2019

MARRY ME


matrimony is the union of fear and fantasy
manifest in merriment


M A R R Y  M E
sound up












a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
rose petal FX in adobe premiere







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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind marry me


thinking why?
why make it a religious thing
what's the takeaway?

will the natural union 

between man & woman
be more sacred?  blessed? 
whatever; just DON'T make it about that


I will say this ... Indian weddings?
ensconced in faith and still
very cool - and so
here we go, if it's fun?
then why not?

I can do religion
incrementally









listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE