middle-class middle-age dysthmia

posted in OHC175 on Feb 16, 2012
7 am gotta get out of bed
and pour myself some coffee
which collared shirt do i wear today?
mahogany or toffee?

the freeway is a parking lot
just like every other day
clock in at 9, clock out at 5
i can't wait for pay day

wasn't there something more to life
something i'm forgetting?

how do i tell you, how do i tell you i love you
but i can't live this lie anymore
through the years your shining eyes grew lifeless
and our life became a bore

when i close my eyes i dream of throwing it all away
'cause i don't give a shit about the white picket fence or the 401k

someone please sve me today
god i just need to get away


posted in OHC105 on Oct 07, 2010
Because the center of the earth is an evil place and you have to fight bad guys there.

So today I decided to play around with dblue Glitch for the first time. Hooray!


posted in FBRC2010 on Aug 21, 2010
Game: Final Fantasy XIII
Song: Blinded by Light (Battle Theme)
Requested by: ProjectSpam

Do you like electric violin? I hope you like electric violin!!

The Librarian

posted in OHC089 on Jun 17, 2010
This song is cheesy as all hell but I don't care, I had fun making it .D

stay very quiet
or our cover will be blown
and meet me right here
in the place that we both know

do you remember
right in the back shelves between physics and calculus
i never understood a thing besides chemistry between us

so lead me to that place again
and take me by the hand
nobody will find us here
'cause i'm the librarian

just wear your old blue jeans and i
will wear my cardigan
forget about the rules in here
'cause i'm the librarian


posted in OHC088 on Jun 10, 2010
That hour srsly flew by, I didn't get to do like most of the things I wanted to do. I guess I spent too much time building vertically instead of horizontally. Oh well, there's always next time.

Standing in the Rain

posted in OHC086 on May 27, 2010
As embarrassed as I am that I did this... I have to say it was kinda fun .) Just please nobody ever ever tell anybody that this exists. What happens in the compo stays in the compo.

Space Waltz

posted in OHC085 on May 20, 2010
Isn't it grand to be floating through space?
Lighter than air
Without a trace
Where we are going there's no need to breathe
So come take my hand and be free

Few have traveled as far as we have
Think, all the things we have seen!
La la la
Oh, what a marvelous time!

Stuck in a Window

posted in OHC080 on Apr 15, 2010
I got really sick last week and still haven't quite gotten back into singing and haven't practiced in weeks blah blah blah my voice sucks


well who am i?
perfectly dressed, i'm always wearing the best
but don't look in my eyes

i can see
but i can only be
just the same fake smile every moment

i'm not even human
(i'm stuck in a window)
and i can't speak
(i'm stuck in a window)
i'm looking at you, now
(i'm stuck in a window)
but i can't breathe
i can't breathe

Deja Vu

posted in 2DC003 on Mar 23, 2010
This is a cover of "Deja Vu" from The World Ends With You, therefore it has to do with the theme of the world ending.

I dedicate this song to Arcana.


posted in OHC076 on Mar 18, 2010
Started with keys, evolved into something I didn't expect. Did some improv with the synth lead thing. Hooray for quantization.

O Holy Night

posted in OHC065 on Dec 17, 2009
I started makin beats but I wasn't feelin it. Halfway through the hour, I realized it's because this is what I really wanted to do. Don't know if it qualifies as "one hour" bc I've been practicing singing this song for the past few weeks. So if you think that disqualifies me, don't vote for me. ^_^

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy New Year OHC!!!

Johnny, my ex, apparently

posted in OHC064 on Dec 10, 2009
Welcome to diotrans's worst OHC ever!!! I hate live recording in FL Studio and it's time to get Sonar.


hey listen up everyone!!
it's casino night at the OHC
and i've got a story for you

johnny was a guy i dated in college
he wasn't the smartest guy
21st birthday, he headed to vegas
he wished that he was a spy

"i'll win lots of money," he promised me
"and buy you lots of shiny things"

johnny lost all his money in vegas
i wish that i had more to say
but i ran out of time for the OHC
i hope that you have a nice day

Bitter Angsty Rage

posted in OHC062 on Nov 19, 2009
I really stretched the theme this time. I'm feeling really stressed and was in the mood to get out all my angst in a compo, and I guess the theme of "Thanks" wasn't going to stop me. I feel bad though because everyone else probably did nice songs.


our road together has come to an end
and don't think that i would want to be your friend
as i look back on it all, you know you've taught me a lot
about all the things i never want

thanks for the scars you gave me
thanks for the time i wasted
thanks for making me the way that i am now
thanks for the screaming, the tears
i won't forget all the years
thanks for, thanks for driving me insane

Dreaming of You

posted in OHC061 on Nov 12, 2009
was going to add some synths, but ran out of time.


stars are gleaming bright
outside my window
i am curled up tight
hugging my pillow

i cannot close my eyes
until i know that i will be dreaming of you

it's the only way that i can
have it the way that i planned
living in a dream of only you and me 'cause
you keep me so inspired
even though i should be tired
i could stay up all night in this fantasy

now i'm drifting off
i can't help smiling
i know i'll see you there
and we'll be flying

high, holding hands in the sky
and we'll have all the time when i am dreaming of you

Insomniac Skies

posted in PRC156 on Nov 03, 2009
Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix - Look to the Sky - Arcade

The above link is one (of several) remixes of the song, forward to 1:36-ish to hear where the source I used starts.

One of my favorite VG songs ever. I am on some kind of epic chronic insomnia kick, and much of this was recorded and mixed in a majorly sleep-deprived state. Thanks to Palpable who helped with the EQing/mixing and Level99 who let me borrow his headphones when Palpable ran off with ours x_x


posted in OHC059 on Oct 29, 2009

This is a WIP of a remix of Look to the Sky from DDR. With scratch vocals and has not really been produced.

The Leaves Are Falling Down

posted in OHC057 on Oct 15, 2009
Spending about a quarter of the compo trying to export each clip of vocals and guitar from Cubase into indiv .wav files, and then import them into FL and line them up so that it's exactly in time with the rest of the track = MAJOR FTL. I had 8 such clips this time, and I couldn't use them all bc it took too long. Not fun.

I need some new software, I hate FLStudio's live recording function.


the leaves are falling down

i still miss you

how could you forget so easily?
when things were so perfect for you and me

the leaves are falling down on our summer of love
(i can feel it getting colder)

I'm Yours

posted in OHC056 on Oct 08, 2009
I think I killed this with bad singing and bad production.
(This was written by me, not Jason Mraz)

your eyes locked with mine
soft embrace time stands still

and you know i wanna be with you
ain't nobody else i want but you
don't be afraid open your heart to me 'cause

i'm yours tonight
just yours tonight

Spring (in outer space)

posted in OHC055 on Oct 01, 2009
Yes outer space has seasons too.

Ahh what to say about this entry. I spent waaaaay too long trying to figure out how many measures each phrase has, Vivaldi was a tricky guy, I kept getting it wrong. (I have the sheet music too, but I was too lazy to go and get it.) Also I did this in C instead of E for I have no idea what reason, but it gets in my head in C because they have a simplified version of this for like level 1 piano that I'm teaching to a student and it's in C.

Wow you really didn't need to know all that, did you now. Anyway long story short, I did a Vivaldi remake using oscillators and metal guitar. OK so Vivaldi was a bit past the time of castles, but I wanted to do some sort of blend of classical regal sound + futuristic space sound.

Protector of Night

posted in OHC054 on Sep 24, 2009
This is probably the result of watching way too much Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

i go walking at night with a stake in my hand
i fight alone to guard this land
watching and waiting for the creatures that bite
it's my destiny, i'm the
protector of night

they're out there
without me they'd
sink their teeth into your neck
bury you in the ground

the rule of
this nightlife is kill
or be killed

though you may be sleeping they'll walk through the streets
you may not have seen them but take it from me
i watch and i wait for the ones called vampires
it's my destiny, i'm the
protector of night

they're out there
in shadows
i'll sink my stake into their hearts
bury them in the ground

the rule of
this nightlife is kill
or be killed

Feel the Beat

posted in OHC052 on Sep 10, 2009
Featuring Palpable!

This was a timely compo because just yesterday, "Close to You" by fun Factory popped into my head, so 90's eurobeat has been on my mind.

The Darkest Sky

posted in FBRC2009 on Aug 19, 2009
Remix of: The Hybrid Front - Moon/Mars: Sukarabe Fight 3
Source: http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sega/genesis/THFMoonMarsSukarabeFight3.mid

Electronica with vocals. Sort of ambient-ish or trip-hop-ish, but not quite. 3:55.
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