What is hate?

In May 2020, I missed my Yamaha TX81Z to such a large extent that I even considered connecting it as an external MIDI device in Reason. I felt that the amount of work (about 5 minutes) for this was overwhelming and started to search for Reason Rack Extension clones of the synth instead. One was promising, but lacked som details, so I decided to program my own rack extension. It started to sound really good a year later and now, another six months later, it’s pretty free from bugs. The synth is most famous for the bass sound C15 Lately Bass, which was used in several dance classics from the 90:s. What is hate? is a parody of one of these. To sing with two vocal cords feels a bit done, so I try to avoid it.

Several TZ1X original presets are used: Lately bass, Heavy metal, Funky pick, Dynomite EP. There is also a rolling sound. These sounds are presented after the song. Reason stood for drums, strings, reverb and delay

What is hate?
Baby, don’t kiss me
Don’t hug me
Again

Baby, just hurt me, convert me
in pain
What is hate?
Yeah

No, I don’t know why you should care
I give you my hate, when you’re not there
So what is left is just wrong.
Gimme your middle finger

What is hate?
Oh baby, don’t hug me
Please judge me
Again

What is hate?
Oh baby, just hurt me
avert me
Again

Whoa, whoa, oh
Whoa, whoa, oh

I think I know, what I should do
Just write it down, then it’s up to you
I know we’re two, just me and you
I can go on

What is hate?
Oh baby, just hurt me
Avert me
Again

What is hate?
Oh baby, don’t hug me
Don’t kiss me
Again

Whoa, whoa, oh
Whoa, whoa, oh

What is hate?
What is hate?
What is hate?
Oh baby, convert me
pervert me
Again

Don’t hug me
Don’t snuggle with me

I want to bother, your violent brother
This is his knife, his time
When we are together, he’ll beat me forever
Is it hate?

What is hate?
Oh baby, please hurt me
Convert me
in pain

What is hate?
Oh baby, don’t hug me
Don’t kiss me
again
Yeah, yeah

Whoa, whoa, oh
Whoa, whoa, oh

What is hate?
Oh baby, please hurt me
Torment me
Again

What is hate?
Oh baby, don’t hug me
Don’t kiss me
Ever again

Oh baby, just hurt me
Please hurt me
like before

Oh baby, just hurt me
Please hurt me
More and more
What is hate?

Såga ner en tuja

It started as a rolling bass line and a traditional drum pattern. As a placeholder name the song was named Såga ner en tuja (sawing down a thuja), which then was transformed to four less traditional drum patterns. Some of the drums were replaced and the original bass line was removed.

Requiem

A rather danceable version. V2.
Before you can sample the latin choirs you have to create and record them. V1.2.

A bunch of composers have taken the lyrics for the catholic death mass and created master pieces. This is Johan Jernstedt’s Requiem, also featuring Anna Lena and Alexandra (classic version).

(Parts of the traditional Roman Catholic Requiem)

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
et lux perpetuam luceat eis. Domine!

Dies irae, dies illa
solvet saeclum in favilla,
teste David cum Sibylla.
Quantus tremor est futurus,
quando iudex est venturus,
cuncta stricte discussurus?
Tuba mirum spargens sonum,
per sepulchra regionum,
coget omnes ante thronum.
Mors stupebit et natura,
cum resurget creatura,
iudicanti responsura.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
et lux perpetuam luceat eis. Domine!

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei,
dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis
tuis in aeternam: quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine;
et lux perpetua luceat eis. Domine!

Metoprolol dreams

My dreams are not really nightmares,
but they are
uncomfortable.
I keep running out of time,
not getting in time to
appointments or quite often
the toilet.

Another recurring dream
is that
I have forgotten to take my pills.

Gin & hypertonic

Don’t mix medicine and alcohol often.

The effect of Enalapril is increased in combination with alcohol.

Gin & hypertonic

The effect of alcohol is not increased in combination with Enalapril.

Gin & hypertonic – aaah! Perfect!

Aortic dissection

Enjoy Aortic dissection, but not literally…

Tells the story about aortic dissection and ends with a short instrumental “song” called Retarded fury.

Last year in January
I performed a general health test
checking height
checking weight
checking hearing
et cetera

Checking the blood pressure
was made twice
by the nurse in charge
then she had a colleague
to make it a third time
to assure that there was no mistake
My blood pressure was far too high

I was sent to the hospital immediately
for further tests and medication
Later that evening I was released
but a deeper investigation was started
After a few weeks I was put
into an X-ray computer tomography
to check my renal artery.
If the renal artery are too narrow
the kidneys will tell the body
to raise the blood pressure,
which could explain my state.

There was nothing wrong with my renal artery
but they saw something else on the images.
The innermost layer of the aorta was torn away
drifting loose in the middle of the vessel.
All personnel became quiet and nervous
asking if I felt pain or dizzy or strange.
I said that I felt good and wanted to go home,
but they didn’t let me in many days.

Then my wife remembered an episode ten months before.
That was it.
What I had assumed
was a serious case of lumbago
was in fact aortic dissection.

Shave the world

Featuring a Panasonic shaver.

I’m gonna shave the world

Shaving Africa.
Shaving Asia.
Shaving Europe, America, Antarctis and Australia.

If you want to shave your shelf, you have to shave the world.
So shave the world to shave your shelf.