Chapter 4: Intimacy

The beehive — The state of the art — Magpies — “Vienna” — Just bubbling all day — Nina Simone and Ray Charles — Grand Upright Music, Ltd. v. Warner Bros. Records Inc. — The right vibe — A guy with a cutting press — A good steak — The Woolsworth — “It Could be Sweet” — The integumentary system — Not a traditional songwriting situation — Vampires in New York 

In this chapter:

  • Pre-production sessions
  • Crate-digging
  • Sampling and sample manipulation
  • "It Could be Sweet"
  • The song-writing process
  • Film: Nadya (1994)

"Roads” in Michael Almereyda’s film Nadya, 1994

“Strangers” in Michael Almereyda’s film Nadya, 1994. Note the pixellated results of the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camera.