Usually on the last day of a calendar year, I post a stupid riff, some aimless bit of crud I, for some inexplicable reason, had sitting in my works in progress folder for a sizable portion of the year. This year is a little different in that I’ve pretty much gotten in to the habit throughout the year of deleting any stupid crap I can’t seem to do anything with.

However, there is one thing that has been sitting around for a while, something I can’t quite finish right but can’t quite let go of. So in the vague spirit of Stupid Riff Day, I give you my attempt at applying my general ambient noise approach to a dub stylee. I don’t think it’s completely without merit, but I also don’t find it very satisfying. If I don’t post it, though, the damned thing just won’t leave me alone. So here it is, SIGHUP’s Stupid Dub Day 2008.

SIGHUP – StupidRiffDub2008

And for the sake of walking down memory lane and enjoying some of my more awful musical moments, here be the stupid riffs ought six and ought seven:

Stupid Riff 2007

Stupid Riff 2006

[Update] Synthtopia has taken up the stupid riff mantle. First step toward memehood.

Comments: (2)

  1. Dude, that’s in your dud pile?! Yikes. You should here the stuff in my mucking around folder. There’s some real crud in there. However, occasionally I’ve managed to pull something interesting out of it.

    So, happy, happy tomorrow! You’ll understand that it’s a touch time to be born after the new year if you’re at all social. Everyone is mostly broke and sick of celebrating.

  2. Indeed, I’d call that one of the duds. Something just doesn’t sit well with me about it. Not a bad first effort at something dub-like, I guess.

    I’d never thought about it before, but I’ve never been much of one for elaborate celebrations of any kind. I wonder if the general skintness of the week I was born into played an influence?

Copyright © Steven Hamann. All rights reserved.