Day 190. “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk

Lydia and I playing dress-up 🙂  Not quite sure who I’m supposed to be…

Day 190. “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk

I love this album.

My favorite is Daft Punk’s collaboration with Giorgio Moroder —Moroder had recorded a monologue about his life for use in a track on the album. Moroder clarified that he was not involved in the composition of the track or its use of a synthesizer: “They did not let me get involved at all. Thomas asked me if I wanted to tell the story of my life. Then they would know what to do with it.”

Track 3-“Giorgio By Moroder”

When I was fifteen, sixteen, when I started really to play the guitar.
I definitely wanted to become a musician.
It was almost impossible because it was, the dream was so big that
I didn’t see any chance because I was living in a little town.

I was studying and when I finally broke away from school and became musician.
I thought “Well, I may have a bit of a chance.”
Because all I ever wanted to do is music but not only play music but compose music.

At that time, in Germany, in 1969-70, they had already discotheques
So I would take my car and go to a discotheque, sing maybe thirty minutes
I think I had about 7-8 songs.
I would partially sleep in the car because I didn’t want to drive home and that helped me for about almost two years to survive.
In the beginning, I wanted to do an album with the sounds of the 50s, the sounds of the 60s, of the 70s, and then have a sound of the future.

And I said, “Wait a second, I know the synthesizer. Why don’t I use the synthesizer, which is the sound of the future?”
And I didn’t have any idea what to do but I knew I needed a click so we put a click on the 24 track which then was synced to the moog modular.
I knew that it could be a sound of the future but I didn’t realize how much impact it would be.

My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio

Once you want to free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want.
So nobody told me what to do and there was no preconception of what to do.


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