An Old Session

I discovered that an administrative error had caused The Diary’s site to go down. I was able to recover it, and in doing so I updated a few little things. But The real gem was listening to this particular ‘session’ that I put together one evening. My favorite section is when the phone rings, and…

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Journey PT.2

I have stopped in the town past Santa Anna, Tx, funny enough. The place just called out to me. There’s nothing for miles but this little Steak House in the middle of nowhere. And here I am, enjoying a Coor’s Light and waiting for a T-Bone, Texas style. This will be my full meal of…

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Journey Pt.1

The flight to Houston is great so far. I managed to sleep one hour, and when I awoke, the melodies of two songs I still needed to commit lyrics to were on my mind. Out came the laptop, and I went through them both. So although no vocal tracking was done, I can honestly say…

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Take the ego, and show it what the soul can do.

Claude S.

Catharsis.

I awoke and told myself that I would track vocals to three songs this morning. One I awoke with in my mind, but wondered how the fuck I was going to sing it.. What mood did I have to put myself in to revisit those emotions? And the other is 169bpm. Both of them are…

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new album by Claude

The vocals for the following songs are recorded (multiple sessions).. Anxiety X Nostalgia Someday Someway Everything Is Good Distances Held Down The Crash Of 2029 Love Will Be Your Friend Way Of The Soul Dead Stars Hello I’ve some ways to go.. as there are about 6-8 to go, but I am happy that I’m…

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Hay dos razones por cual la vida es cruel. Para aquellos que la aprecian es muy corta, y para ellos que la desperdician es eventualmente mas larga.

C.S.

1977

I was six when I first came to NYC, and I had never seen anything like it. The tall buildings were something out of science fiction movies I’d stolen a few peeks from in the rare occasions my parents watched them on TV. 1977. I had no ideas about music. Or art just yet. But…

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Lyrics

This is what it looks like as I figure out putting words to music. Not very pretty, but there is a method to it all. Usually, I keep singing nonsense stream-of-consciousness stuff until something becomes a repeated pattern. Then a story develops, a form of word Polaroids. In this case.. the song is called Polaroids,…

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Progress is messy.

My fingers hurt, and the palms of my hands feel weathered. The first 6 have been under-painted, and the work was chemically transferred to the wood. Now comes the wait. A few hours. Then I reveal whether I succeeded or failed in this very important steps. I’m trying not to think about what I will…

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My Top 10 Books Of All Time

My numbering them does not make one book more important than another. And although I love books on esoteric subjects and mysteries of the world and our universe.. I’ve excluded them from this list. These are the 10 fictional books I would try rescuing from a fire… 1. Green Mansions (William Henry Hudson) – It…

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The iconographic paranoiac method. Don’t ask me to explain. It is a very complicated for how simple the images look. The video for ‘Vile’ I plan to put up later should give you an idea. This was a form of ‘sketching’.

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Anything Box @ Red Velvet | Part 1 The club was beautiful. It was hard not to want to stay there and shoot. And shoot and shoot. Red, gold and black was everywhere, and in my mind it felt like both a place of wondrous debauchery while echoing a 1920s classicism. These photographs do not…

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Part 2 | Photographic Journey To The Salton Sea I came across this graphic twice. The first time, I thought it was whimsical and because I love Audrey Hepburn (who doesn’t?) I took a photograph of it. But then I uncovered a small clue that this could be a Banksy.. So forgive me for plunging…

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