Applemania

Applemania by Third Option This is the last actual tune on the Frosted Mini Wheats CD. It seems like I posted about this one before. No matter, I’m talking some more! Hmm. Little heavy on the low end in this one too. This is the one with the samples from the National Graphic floppy record […]

Halloween In Denver 2

Halloween In Denver by Third Option I’m not sure the music has anything to do with title on this one. The title is interesting though. It’s a reference to being diagnosed with CF in Denver when I was 8 years old. It was Halloween and I lived in Taos, which is 3 hours or so […]

Halloween In Denver

I kept thinking about this song this weekend: Halloween In Denver by Third Option It’s from the first Third Option album, Frosted Mini Wheats. I thought of doing that album, and thus created that act, when I had been beatboxing for an hour straight on the drive home from hockey practice when I was playing […]

Boycott The Record Shops

Boycott The Record Shops by Third Option I remember being proud of something about the drum mix on this one. Something about the way it was compressed or tight or something. The woman talking is an old old lady and she’s introducing Rage Against The Machine at this concert – I took if off the […]

Amadeus

Amadeus by Third Option Here’s the next track on Frosted Mini Wheats. I almost want to say it should be obvious why it’s called Amadeus, but maybe people won’t recognize the melody. I’m not even entirely sure it IS Mozart. But the strings line is, I think, a Mozart melody which then goes elsewhere of […]

Still

Still by Third Option Oh Still is very important in the realm of Third Option! Still was totally different and not as cool, but then I met the poet Tamara Nicholl, and she wanted to record some poems, so I said ok hey I’ll record you if you let me use the samples. I was […]

Smooth Snippet Thief

Smooth Snippet Thief by Third Option This one’s called Smooth Snippet Thief because it sounds to me like those vocal snippets are Michael Jackson (re: Smooth Criminal). I did the whole song on a totally different instrument than the others – I did it on an Ensoniq TS-12 which was in the audio lab at […]

Goody Proctor

Goody Proctor by Third Option This was fun. I kept being moved by it. The samples I took from a cassette tape of an audio play – or maybe it was a recording of a theater production of The Crucible. I don’t really remember who it was that did it. I think it’s in the […]

Over My Dead Blood

Over My Dead Blood by Third Option There was this Playstation game back when – what was this, 98 or 99 or so? There was a couple I remember from that time, while I was doing Frosted Mini Wheats. Me and my then girlfriend would sit in our apartment and watch Xena Warrior Princess and […]

It Hasn’t Been Easy

It Hasn’t Been Easy by Third Option Welp this is the next track on Frosted Mini Wheats. What I like about this is the samples are legal in that they’re the voice of my first recording mentor, Manny Rettinger. At least I think it’s his voice – to tell the truth it doesn’t sound like […]