11. Hot Johnson
Back in 2006 during my senior year of college, I began writing the actual music that developed into this crazy little piece. The initial idea was a demented funk song in the odd time of 13/16. The time signature came from one of the riffs I was playing around with at my keyboard, not as a deliberate choice beforehand. The very fast and odd rhythm made it a real challenge for me to keep up the momentum of the piece beyond a series of short disconnected ideas.The desire to include the song on this album is what gave me the desire and inspiration to finally finish this song. In fact, a lot of the music on this album comes from bringing previous works out of their comas.