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From the Album "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen

Jay contacted me about a month ago and asked if I would be interested in doing another song with him. If you don’t already know his music, let me tell you that it is more than it appears. Or what I mean is that he plays guitars too. Almost all of what I have heard has a clear melodic direction which I find rare in electronic music where it appears many artists rely heavily on samples and redundancy. Jay sent me a slice of songs to pick one to sing on and I decided to take it seriously. I sat back and listened to all of them from beginning to end and found it difficult to pick. All of the songs had something that made me want to write. I asked him if he would let me record an album. He agreed to let me go nuts. After sending me about thirty songs I had picked what I thought would make the point I was going for…

The point I was going for:
I decided that I wanted to take this rare opportunity (ten select songs from a talented artist) and truly commit to an idea. I wanted to do a “concept album” and picked a subject that I felt I still had enough to talk about. I dug deep and wrote about as many painful and true feeling that I could. I cleared the coffers with each part of the story. I mashed relationships together and squeezed the demons of shame neglect and inadequacy to present what I believe reflects why I deserve the relationship I have now.

I always take every song (mine or others) very seriously. I have some self imposed rules about how I write melodies and lyrics that will only make sense to a few but I thought it would be nice for posterity sake that I share with you why I didn’t follow my rules this time. Normally I sit down day one with the music and rip through lyrics melody and recording without moving once. Why would I do that? Besides being crazy, I feel like the end result of a pressure fueled session keeps me connected to the song after Im done. It makes the music part of my life in a way that tinkering and over thought out/ processed ideas seem to lack for me. This makes getting recordings done difficult lately as I don’t have blocks of time and I have become so accustom to this method that I cant get invested.
Anyway with this collection of music I was committed to getting the most connected experience that I could have. But the idea of ten songs done this way was impossible. I decided to change it up and retool my method. I burned a CD and took it with me to work. I drive for a living so I listened to the songs in a constant loop for up to ten hours a day for a week. I my objective was to familiarize myself with the music in the way that I might have been there with Jay when he wrote them. I avoided writing lyrics and got almost all the way through the week before I realized that I had written most of the songs in my head. Yeah some bad driving went down that week but it was the risk I was willing to impose.

So I had only suggested that I would like to do and album because my ladies had plans to be out of town and I had a weekend to record. As it was fast approaching I actually got nervous. I intended to complete ten songs and I still had to work during the day so I really only had about twenty hours to get what I wanted out of the experience. I hope that you can understand that as I don’t take anything seriously like music, it was important that this was smooth. Well, I started Friday night and one after the other the songs started getting done. I had in some ways over prepared. I new every melody that I wanted. I had every harmony in mind and almost all the lyrics memorized. (side note: I have forgotten most of the lyrics as that is how my brain works. Any thoughts on if that makes me odd?) Sunday morning the songs finished I felt like even though I had separated myself from a “method of formula” that I have used for my painting poetry carving writing and music that I had not fallen to far off the emotional coarse that makes this process so satisfying for me. The disconnect that I hate about prolonged projects seems to have been buried by the tight time frame.

The Song: “Living in Rewind”

As narcissistic as I am I doubt any past relationships will find there way into this place and believe I have written an homage (be it negative) but incase that does happen please note that note any one song is about any one person.
I wanted to create a tale of woe that would span an entire relationship from its destructive start to the last breath or ugly rage. I began with graveyard. A perfect place to dig up a ghoul friend.
I want to thank Carrie for lending me her voice. It was just the right touch.

Living in Rewind-track1 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Mission Man-track2 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Ego Parade-track3 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Horrible Me-track4 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Five Thousand Times-track5 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Monster I am-track6 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
I Hate You-track7 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
A Warning-track8 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Lovers Genocide-track9 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Vampire Within-track10 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen

I hope that you enjoy what Jay and I have put together and look forward to some feedback.
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living in rewind

I was down in the bone yard baby
I was digging I was looking for you
must be amnesia baby
forgetting the things that we do
somewhere down devils crossroads
I was fixing to make my deal
you was hitching you was going my way
looking for your next meal

all your lies
they seem to fade away with time
when I see your face
its like Im living in rewind

So you wanna dance now baby
so you noticed Ive found my groove
oh sure your all in baby
now that theres nothing to loose
you where never my angel baby
was I ever enough for you
but now you need me baby
to walk on water for you

baby baby
im in love with the memories of you
baby baby
back when loving was easy to do

all your lies
they seem to fade away with time
when I see your face
its like Im living in rewind
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2011 - 05:29:14 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011 - 11:44:15 PM Last Played: Apr 11, 2019 - 10:24:46 AM
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dimm witness said 2752 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
great job
dude you are way beyond internet sites in talent and skill I hope you get the recognition you deserve in the near future. we are blessed to have you here.

hats off to jay and carrie nice collab

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PrototypeEightyOne said 2751 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Gaylen is one of those vocalist that a hobbyist such as myself dreams about. I couldnt have asked for a better vocalist to tackle these songs. And Carries addition was icing on the cake.
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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
I dont about this level of praise but man it sure makes for a pretty red color in the ol mug. Thanks
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TracyVosh said 2751 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Living in Rewind
This is so beautiful that I don't even know what to say. What a soulful collaboration....amazing music and incredible vocals. This is top notch you guys - and by the way...this song is already replaying and stuck in my head.

Thank you for the dl!
PrototypeEightyOne said 2751 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
my sentiments exactly. This has such a deep dark beauty to it in my ears. So glad you like it tracy!
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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Big thanks
You stuck through and listened and commented on them all and I am very greatful.
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Carrie71 said 2751 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
You always deliver vocally. You sing with so much emotion. I feel it. Of course I love this one too. Seriously outstanding...even if I wasn't your better half. I would so love this song...just saying! You guys are incredible!
Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Love You
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Vic Holman said 2751 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
absolutely great. it works together in a nice totally package. powerful & haunting........which i like.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2751 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Gaylen n' Carrie
Amazing work. I love the melodies and writing behind this. Carries layer adds such a personal and emotional feel to this song. This track has such a dark beauty about it, def one of my favs. Thanks.
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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
You know it
We really loved doing it.
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DWL said 2751 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Solid work
Everything is so well put together in this song.

Very impressive.


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rabittwhole said 2750 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
you never lose with jay. i am thinking a second listen here. ...wait. confirmed "kill shot"
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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Kill Shot is a new one. I like it.
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Char said 2750 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Lots of passion. One down. Thanks, people.
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magnatone said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
two of my favorite people in the world making music together - fabulous start, I'm diving in!
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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Yeah you are. Thanks so much for taking the time. I loved all your insight.
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five_extra_arms said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Wow dudes. You guys are a really great match. Both of you have such seemingly different musical styles but your combined efforts create a very unique and original sound. Don't take this as an insult, but I prefer hearing these two styles seeking a common ground and making major compromises than hearing either of you taking the easy route of doing what you do so naturally. Your combined efforts are inspiring and noteworthy.

I'm off to download the whole of them.

Thanks guys. By the way, how did you keep this a secret? I'd burst after the first song! Big stuff.

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Gaylen75 said 2749 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
I admit I was busrting but I did most of my work in 2 days so...Thanks for all your time and comments. I agree with every one.
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ktb said 2749 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
Track 1
makes me want to listen to tracks 2-10. This is a match of two extraordinary talents.
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dave_b said 2748 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Living in Rewind-track1
Strong imagery in the lyric, sung with conviction & passion. Polished, modern sounding backer. Carrie's bg vocals sound great.
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craft said 2746 days ago (October 11th, 2011)
Living in Rewind
Great track.. Downloaded
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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