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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: “Ego Parade”

This song gave me an opportunity to tell the world the other side of being arm candy. It doesn’t happen to men as often as women but none the less I think that makes this song all the more relatable. I want to offer my sympathies to anyone who lacks the confidence it takes to avoid this ugly side of childhood.

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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Ego Parade

dressing up
and going out
everyone look \
your living the dream
you gotta man on your arm
that makes you normal
so its time to get seen
baby baby
sad little baby
no one cares what you
ego parade
youre having a moment
still hoping someone cares
youre a charade
a lonely girl
still hoping that someone that stares
theres no question
that youre plastic soul
its gotta be it gotta be
better off alone
you gotta be better alone
off to the part where
I meet the family
spin me round
so they can see the plain
Now they dont think
that you are so crazy
you can get on with your games
baby baby sad little baby
no one care what you
ego parade
youre having a moment
still hoping someone cares
youre a charade
a lonely girl
still hoping that someone stares
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2011 - 05:55:29 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011 - 11:52:23 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2019 - 07:54:23 AM
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Carrie71 said 2842 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
boy toy...
My favorite song on the album for so many reasons. Love love love it! Baby you are my arm candy!
Gaylen75 said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Lumped in
Guess I can take the time to say...Im not so sweet but I seem to melt like candy for you. Oh boy I hope no one ever reads this.
Check out my latest song called A Good Day For A Throw Down
TracyVosh said 2842 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Ego Parade
It's nice that you shared and to hear the story behind how this album came about. Kick ass guitar playin' Jay! It actually sounds like you guys sat in a studio together for these collaborations....as if you have been playing together for years.
Gaylen75 said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Ive never met Jay but I assume he is hobbit like with harry feet and a ring of gold.
Check out my latest song called A Good Day For A Throw Down
alackbass said 2842 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Ego Parade
Great song. All of these are so professional sounding.
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Char said 2841 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
repetitive delivery. Very interesting lyrics. Three down. Thanks, people.
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rabittwhole said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Guitar work is brilliant
... composition still cohesive with the concept ... killer vocals and backing track. This is inspired and so far ... damn impressive.
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Gaylen75 said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
He is the man with the plan. I love his stuff so much I bought the company.
Check out my latest song called A Good Day For A Throw Down
Vic Holman said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
so far of the tunes i've heard i'm a hearing a consistency that is excellent and the whole album concept plan is working!
Check out my latest song called Life In A Car
Gaylen75 said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Thanks for the Kudos. We are humbled...kinda.
Check out my latest song called A Good Day For A Throw Down
magnatone said 2840 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
gaylen's voice shines here (well ok, it shines everywhere) as does jay's guitar work - this is my fave so far
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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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