►Collecting material for a new song

Some time ago I had the inspiration for the next song, and have since then been collecting some ideas and material.
One of these things are little voice snippets I’ve been recording or asking people to record, of always the same words, trying to get the most variated voices and some different accents, too.

Those words are “Keep calm and carry on”, a sentence written on a famous poster of the british government from 1939. You can read the whole story here.
Although those words definitely were said in a little ironic way at the time, I think they aren’t that wrong at all, it only depends on the context, sometimes it really is the best thing you can do, othertimes obviously not.

But as I like this kind of polemic material and one day happened to see the poster:

Poster Keep calm and carry on

printed in a magazine my dad was reading, I thought: “that’s it!” and decided to use that as inspiration for my next song.
I don’t want to tell you any more details so not to spoil the surprise, but one thing I can add: it’s going to be very much on the electronic side of music, quite different from the other songs I produced until now.
And I’d also like to launch a little invitation: If you’d like to contribute, you can send me your own recording of those 5 words, quality isn’t important, I actually like the idea of some of the takes having different sound qualities or even background noises.
The only important part is that the sentence has to be said in a natural, almost neutral way.
Send your take in mp3 format to this email adress:

joydivision “at” sapo “dot” pt

(substitute “at” with @ and “dot” with . and remove the spaces; this is against spammers)

The name of people contributing with their voices to this project will naturally appear in the credits. So, stay tuned to updates, and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t yet 🙂

►The Squirrel got himself a Blog!


Well, decided to get myself a Blog, so I can more easily share my thoughts, insights and ideias about music, my life and my work, but also news about my project – Jammin Squirrel Productions.

Some odd days you might even encounter totally non-related topics, possibly some funny experiences, rants about society, technology news (mostly music related but not only), perhaps some photos, interesting links, or maybe even some useless yadda-yadda (though I promise to keep that at absolute minimum levels)…

So I invite you to become my follower, by subscribing to this blog (you find a little form in the left sidebar enabling you to receive updates by email or subscribe to the RSS feed or by Google Friend Connect).

Btw, I’m thinking about creating a Links section, too, so if you’re part of the Blogosphere, writing about anything related to music and are interested in link exchange, let me know by commenting here and following my blog, I’ll make sure to follow back and add your link as soon as I open this section (will be in left sidebar).