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shiny sun earth consciousness

December 13, 2007

the song” (click it, i dare you)

this song is actually a couple of weeks old. i’m sorry. i know what you’re thinking…

“nice song of the week asshole, too bad it’s not weekly anymore, cheater. you should call this blog something more appropriate like ‘ jon steinmeier is a stupid idiot’ or something. maybe if you got off yer lazy ass, you could write a song a week.  people do that, you know. did you know that some people write a song a day? did you know that there was this playwright named suzan lori parks who wrote a play a day for a year? what are you doing? screwing around on myspace or something? you’re full of shit. stop living.”

and while you’re pretty much right, i have been busy doing other productive things, including song writing, just not for the song a week project. on any given week this year, there have been other songs that get written for one reason or another that don’t end up on the blog for one reason or another. so, if you do the math, i’m writing a song a week plus…i dunno how many…but plus. and so this weeks song was written in a week, if that helps. it was written this year. it was written within the last few weeks in fact. and it was written by me.

i wonder why i’m being so defensive.

sorry mom.

and sorry i said “asshole” and “ass” and “screwing” and “shit” and “math” in this entry.

love,

jon steinmeier

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for the shorties

September 5, 2007

well, i’m not sure what to say about this week. i ran into MAJOR writers block for a few days, and was busy with the wedding of dear friends, and an awesome (and busy) weekend all around. so…what i came up with in between wacky time and creative stand-still was a series of five really short (and not very interesting) pieces for 5 or so vocalists. call me lazy, but i decided not to track with any “instruments” this week. no midi, no mic placement, plugging and unplugging etc…i also wrote as i recorded, and didn’t do much for multiple takes, which i think becomes evident at some point. 😦 in the same breath, there are some moments (mistakes and all) that i rather like, partly because they’re real, and/or screwy. AND…writing for all voices is really fun, and not what i’ve been doing recently, so i wanted to expand the palate a little.

bla bla bla here are the mp3’s:

voices

i’m so tired

fun park

hoolahoop

magic

(you can also stream them in order at www.jonsteinmeier.com)

i sort of feel like apologizing for throwing together some A’s and B’s and improvizing and/or writing goofy lyrics, but i won’t. one of the things about the “song a week” project is that it can be a look into my subconscious, and part of the idea/fun of it is to see what i come up with and then to look back and think about why. this is mostly a selfish endeavor after all; one that is based in part on what state i’m in at the time…in this case, borderline coma. that being said, i think there are some funny moments in here, that to me were worth posting (not everything gets posted). regardless, i hope you enjoy them for one reason or another.

disclaimers abound. 🙂

www.jonsteinmeier.com

Welcome…

July 20, 2007

thanks for visiting. this site is dedicated to music that i’m writing and recording weekly, part of a personal “song of the week” project that i started in january 2007. i currently post a song a week (at least) at www.jonsteinmeier.com that i write and record. my plan on THIS site is to give some insight into what i’m writing and why, to open the floor for questions and comments about said writing, and even suggestions for subject matter, style, etc…requests. feel free to get involved. i hope you have a lovely time here.

thanks for visiting,

jonny