I Saw Jesus At Walmart
January 3rd, 2010
I recorded another song just before Christmas. I don’t know where the idea came from. Christmas, shopping, the recession, foreclosures, paying bills, the Bible, the insanity of bringing a pine tree into one’s house, debt. It’s fuzzy. Many possible interpretations. What do you think?
I recorded with Ardour. Did the percussion tracks with Hydrogen. Used ZynAddSubFX, a software synthesizer, for the synthy noises. Recorded the guitar and voice tracks with a Samson C01 microphone and Xenyx 802 mixer. I wanted to do something visual to go along with the song but I a) don’t have access to actors and b) don’t have any talent or time for animation. So I found some photos, made them into a collage, and then traced and sketched and shaded a pencil version of it with Gimp. Then I did a screen capture of erasing an opaque layer on top of the drawing to create a controlled reveal of the final image.