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Pig Hero and the Fool

By NWSPR on June 17, 2018 11:58 pm

Hey, happy Father's DAy! Only 3 minutes to go so no time to chat. Here's a bass and organ groove. Nothing special. Title references from Gravity's Rainbow by American writer Thomas Pynchon. Craziest book I ever read.

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June 18, 2018 2:32 am

May the swine hero reign supreme! Dancing in my seat... cool stuff!

June 18, 2018 1:25 pm

I thought the bass is cool but than... the organ came in big_smile
Great one, grooves like hell!

June 18, 2018 3:12 pm

You can never go wrong with a pig!  Totally grooving with that bass; cool organ line as well!

June 18, 2018 6:36 pm

Bacon for my ears (aka it was very tasty)! Love the organ coming in to round it up smile

June 18, 2018 7:51 pm

SFD (super f*ckin dope).  having connection issues, so I listened to the first half of this song about 4 times.  not mad about it

June 19, 2018 12:34 am

Haven't read Gravity's Rainbow yet, but I actually just recently finished reading V. by Thomas Pynchon.  Apparently Pig Bodine appears in both books.  I'm assuming that's the pig your title references.  The track has a really nice groove and the organ is definitely awesome.

June 19, 2018 5:39 pm

Monumental and irresistable.

I remember reading Gravity's Rainbow along time ago when I suddenly thought "hey, I'm not in college anymore!" And that was that for Pynchon. ::)

June 19, 2018 8:13 pm

Rocking that organ like an organ harvester, I've never heard of the guy but the song is nice.

June 19, 2018 8:45 pm

3 minutes!  Nice.  Love the organ!

Happy Father's Day to the dads.

Never read GR but know of it because of playing the video game The Witness and reading this quote:

Jonathan Blow: 'I want to make games for people who read Gravity's Rainbow'
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/27/jonathan-blow-designer-video-games-braid-the-witness

June 24, 2018 7:25 am

Nice Air type vibe to this... I like the somewhat trashy groove here

June 24, 2018 10:46 pm
Podling wrote:

May the swine hero reign supreme! Dancing in my seat... cool stuff!


Thanks! I kept it way laid back but it has a bit of a groove to it.  Thanks for listening!

theGuen wrote:

I thought the bass is cool but than... the organ came in big_smile
Great one, grooves like hell!


It was nice to keep things simple for the week and just do the bass and organ thing. Two basses in unison make it fat and loose. Thanks for listening!

onezero wrote:

You can never go wrong with a pig!  Totally grooving with that bass; cool organ line as well!


The pig indeed is a superior animal... thanks! smile

Gab Manette wrote:

Bacon for my ears (aka it was very tasty)! Love the organ coming in to round it up smile


Thanks! I had the natural sounding organ but then did a second track through a phaseshifter  making it sound like a farfisa and then double that through a bitcrusher effect that gives it a sound like a crowd that plods throughout the track.

mikememo wrote:

SFD (super f*ckin dope).  having connection issues, so I listened to the first half of this song about 4 times.  not mad about it


Thanks for sticking it out through the connection issues. With my mixes, it can be hard to say where the glitches are coming from smile

CosmicCairns wrote:

Haven't read Gravity's Rainbow yet, but I actually just recently finished reading V. by Thomas Pynchon.  Apparently Pig Bodine appears in both books.  I'm assuming that's the pig your title references.  The track has a really nice groove and the organ is definitely awesome.

I have not read V.  Recommended? I feel like I need 5 years or more between reading Thomas Pynchon novels. Maybe I'll jump back in and check it out.  Thanks for listening!

Jim Wood wrote:

Monumental and irresistable.

I remember reading Gravity's Rainbow along time ago when I suddenly thought "hey, I'm not in college anymore!" And that was that for Pynchon. ::)

Yes, there are chapters where I zoned out or got lost but overall, its a crazy fucking book that seems like it would take a team of people to write, and not just one young man.  I was mesmerized by the V2, historical context, the physics, and plasticity of time. The sound of the missile arriving after it had destroyed it's target. Like a piece of film run in reverse.

Devieus wrote:

Rocking that organ like an organ harvester, I've never heard of the guy but the song is nice.

Definitely worth looking up even to read his wiki page. Strange bird and even a strange story. Thanks for listening!

orangedrink wrote:

3 minutes!  Nice.  Love the organ!

Happy Father's Day to the dads.

Never read GR but know of it because of playing the video game The Witness and reading this quote:

Jonathan Blow: 'I want to make games for people who read Gravity's Rainbow'
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/27/jonathan-blow-designer-video-games-braid-the-witness

Thanks for listening! I read the book after seeing an article a few years ago stating that Pynchon's novel eluded to some small aspect of physics that has only been recently proven. There were so many crazy cool made up items, that I would right notes for use in future songs.  After researching some of the most bizarre statements in the fictional novel, the craziest assertions were based in fact.

Ashen Simian wrote:

Nice Air type vibe to this... I like the somewhat trashy groove here


Thanks! I went back and listened again, and it does have an Air vibe to it. Very spacey and minimal like some of their earlier stuff. I am a fan, so definitely an influence.

June 25, 2018 1:55 am

I totally hear you on needing time between Pynchon novels.  I've read about 4 of them now and probably will take a decently long break before I try another.  I found V. to be one of the easier ones to follow, although still quite difficult at times.  It's also about half the length of some of his other books.  If you enjoy him though, I would recommend it. 

June 25, 2018 3:34 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

I totally hear you on needing time between Pynchon novels.  I've read about 4 of them now and probably will take a decently long break before I try another.  I found V. to be one of the easier ones to follow, although still quite difficult at times.  It's also about half the length of some of his other books.  If you enjoy him though, I would recommend it.

Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try and read it maybe later this summer or in the fall. Although, it will probably take me months to get through. I need a break from all the political non-fiction I've been reading, that in the end, gets you nothing.

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