Tom Waits was talking about the "organic" sound of his album Rain Dogs once and said:
If I want a sound, I usually feel better if I've chased it and killed it, skinned it and cooked it. Most things you can get with a button nowadays. So if I was trying for a certain drum sound, my engineer would say: "Oh, for Christ's sake, why are we wasting our time? Let's just hit this little cup with a stick here,sample something (take a drum sound from another record) and make it bigger in the mix, don't worry about it." I'd say, "No, I would rather go in the bathroom and hit the door with a piece of two-by-four very hard."I wanted to include technology in the scheme as well since I planned on using some looping in mine. So I included sequencers, drum machines and just for the hell of it, kazoos would be allowed.
Anyways, enough of the explanation. Here are the songs that were submitted. I hope you enjoy them and make sure you vote for your favorite.
Danny Imig - Teenbeat Backbeat Heartbeat
Eric Peabody - The End of Depression
Brian Salapek - Ketchup Covered Kids
Rene Zansman - Self Realization (a capella)