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November 2008 - Chris Schuette

Weekly Thing #28: Cobblestone

November 28, 2008 | By | No Comments

I really wanted to write the perfect “Thanksgiving Carol” for this week.  You know, something that people could sing as a family while one member of that family has their hands in a dead bird.  Maybe after dinner, everyone would head out to sing my special Thanksgiving Carol for the neighbors while everyone starts to doze off during the incredibly catchy and somewhat annoying chorus.

Alas, I didn’t have time to write that Thanksgiving Carol this year…and not just because I’m not really a lyricist.  Truth is, I realized that no one wants to hear a Thanksgiving Carol in this day and age…unless it’s written by Adam Sandler, of course.

This week’s piece is a creepy little something I put together for another project I’m working on.  It’s called “Cobblestone” and it runs 0:48m. They’re coming to get you, Barbara.

Weekly Thing #27: Ruminosity

November 20, 2008 | By | No Comments

I’m sitting in with a band at Famous Dave’s in Calhoun Square on Friday night, November 21.  I don’t get out to play live that much, mainly because I’ve become more picky about schlepping my gear around.  Luckily,  Famous Dave’s has a piano and a Hammond Organ, so all I have to do is show up and for-Chrissakes not ruin anything.  I assume that won’t be a problem.  I’ll try to post some pictures of the gig…assuming the pictures don’t make me look like The Grinch.  Feel free to stop out, enjoy some BBQ and hear some great music from a bunch of young go-getters with hearts as big as the world. (Who writes this stuff?)

Since I’m such a moody guy, I’m posting a fairly moody piece this week.  It is part of an upcoming project and runs 0:52m.  I call it “Ruminosity,” because apparently I make up words at 3AM now.

Weekly Thing #26: FatCatWalk

November 14, 2008 | By | No Comments

Now that the election is over, I’ve been able to get around to more important things, like dreading the onslaught of another Minnesota winter.  We’ve already had our first snowfall and I’m starting to feel like Minnesota isn’t the paradise I thought it was.  At least I have more time to follow that exciting William Shatner/George Takei feud.  ‘Cause with all of the challenges facing our country at this time, the juvenile bickering of two washed-up and slightly creepy old guys is more important than ever.

I recorded this piece a while back, but I somehow forgot to post it.  It’s called FatCatWalk and it runs 0:51m.  It’s my attempt at cartoonish incidental music; the kind of background music you hear in a show while someone is sneaking around.  Share the warmth.

Weekly Thing #25: Eventide

November 6, 2008 | By | No Comments

Like most people I know, I spent Tuesday night glued to the TV watching the election returns.  I fully expected to be there all night wondering who our next president would be.  I’m an Obama supporter, but I didn’t really believe he’d won until I saw McCain’s gracious concession speech.   Thank God I can finally get back to watching all that sex & violence on TV without those horrible attack ads getting in the way.

This week’s piece is called “Eventide” and it runs 1:34, with surprisingly little nudity.