Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Sunday Cover

Messing around with Garageband, thought I'd put something up here. I banged this out without actually practicing, counting on knowing the song already. Or maybe that's just me rationalizing. ;)

So here you go-- ELO's Sweet Talkin Woman, just me and my guitar, one take.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crunchy Granola Girl (Four-Track Version)

Another old one, this graced ("graced") Do Not Tip Or Rock in its more recent form. But as with Joan of Arc, I recorded Crunchy Granola Girl first on my old four-track.

Unusually, I actually gathered up and played a bunch of instruments on this one: Jen's drums, Barbara's bass, and a couple of guitars. I recorded it in the front room at Camilla House (Jennifer's room at the time). It was kind of a hassle to record and overdub each track in turn, but having real instruments (and the random timing and tuning issues they carry) does give a certain something that all-synthesized stuff doesn't.

Anyhow, the song was written about Flagstaff and its denizens during the summer of 1995. The heroine isn't real, though perhaps she's a composite. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Love Or Limerance

I'm still vaguely on track to get the new collection ready by my birthday. My current favorite song on the new album is this one, "Love or Limerance". This is a first take with just me and my guitar, which I used as a starting point for the final, more orchestrated version.

For better or worse, this one has been a total earworm for me. So, be warned. The final version is better, though. :)

As for what "limerance" means, you're already on the internet so I'll just let you look it up yourself...