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23rd-Oct-2007 05:56 pm
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24th-Oct-2006 02:02 am (UTC) - random thought
well, for what its worth...
i'd say look to your persona for the inspiration. you are travelers aboard the ophelia. get a globe and spend some time thinking about where you (and/or your persona) would want to travel in search of adventure. then research the musical styles of the peoples indigenous to those lands. maybe you will find that which inspires you again.

...follow the trade winds, so to speak.

Shane / ArcAngeL
24th-Oct-2006 05:28 pm (UTC) - Re: random thought
27th-Oct-2006 02:51 am (UTC) - Re: random thought
sorry, i should have been more specific. persona as in your alternate identity. as in Captain Robert Brown, of the airship Ophelia.
i was distinguishing from Robert Brown, intelectual, husband, father, and artist whose works i admire.

...unless my info is outdated. if you have procured the ophelia in the modern physical realm, i have a couple of aft guns that you might be interested in. ;)

good luck with your quest for inspiration.


"dreams of a future, stolen in time"
27th-Oct-2006 03:53 am (UTC) - Re: random thought
The titles "intelectual, husband, father, and artist" in no way excludes the title of "captain". ;)
24th-Oct-2006 02:36 am (UTC)
I've never smoked, but I've been subjected to secondhand smoke, and eventually it does get in there, so yeah it's likely pretty common. As for the cold though, I know how you feel. I had finally gotten over mine... only to get another one! Gah!

Anyhow do something much like Nathan's done, get various songs from people, things they think that ought to influence you. Like how I sent him some Miyavi, Vanessa Mae, and L'arc~en~Ciel. Eventually you might find something that inspires you.

That or like the other guy said, go traveling and see what you hear. And don't stress it too much. Write what comes to you.
24th-Oct-2006 06:57 am (UTC)
Icky! I am so glad I don't smoke at all. >.< I hope you get over the cold soon though, I know what it's like to be hammered by one so hard you feel like you're going to die... or drown in mucus...

As for new album? Hmmm, ideas... Well, I would have to agree with the first reply, pull some inspiration from your personna and the adventures you/he would have travelling the world. Maybe a fun and interesting new spin on an old EaTeN song (like "Bleed You") you haven't recorded with Abney Park yet? Just a thought anyways.

Another idea would be to take something that might be traiditional to one culture and rewrite it as if it were written for another culture. Heather Alexander's album Insh'Allah comes to mind where she took a few traiditional Irish songs and rewrote them to a Middle Eastern timing, as well as writing some of her own stuff in the same mindset. You could do something simillar with using two or three different cultures you would encounter along your travels with the Ophelia and blend the musical styles to something that sounds cool. And you wouldn't have to take prexisting songs and rewrite them (as Heather did with a handfull of songs on Insh'Allah), but borrow the cultural styles to blend them and write something completely your own. Maybe even telling a story in Captain Robert's words, from a personal or ship's travel log perhaps?

And I think I'm going to have to hunt down Sting's new album now. The way you describe it sounds really cool. **grins**
24th-Oct-2006 07:09 am (UTC)
Well music style i'm not sure, however how about intertwining an ARG into the Album and even the web site and all your media for that matter. Could be kinda fun. http://www.unfiction.com/ could be of help if that sounds like a good idea. Perhaps that will release the muse.

May the green army of Lord Snot be vanquished soon!
24th-Oct-2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
25th-Oct-2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Alternate Reality Gaming= ARG

Here is what that old sausage wikipedia has to say about it...


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