This is post 4 of 30 featuring live, single-take demos of each of the 30 songs I’m considering for my upcoming studio album. Each potential album tune is accompanied by a B-Side, to make each post a virtual 45 single (remember those?).
Thankfully, my voice was back tonight. Also, I actually managed to improve some of my engineering. Woot.
Song #205: None of These (live demo)
Originally recorded as an instrumental on 7/31/06
A rare instance of my noodling in a peculiar alternate tuning winding up as an actual song. The tuning is DA#DDAD, and after choosing the title I decided the song would be my version of Gina’s “Fisher Price.” And it is. Some bits of it are incredibly hard to play – not to mention singing them at the same time (me and my damned overly-literate lyrics).
Song #149: Spin (live demo)
Last recorded for Blogathon 2003
“Spin” was written in 2002 as the result of perhaps my first serious fight with Elise. I have always used that as an excuse for why it is so unapologetically emo. We both have a bit of a soft spot for this song. It was maybe the first time I had ever intentionally used a diminished chord.
If you dig one (or both) of these songs, please leave a comment – your feedback will have a big effect on the songs I ultimately choose for the album.
Dang. I haven’t listened to all the songs posted so far but I listened to most of them and I like them all. If I had to choose, so far I’d pick Gone Baby Gone, Spin and Real You.
Pam – Thanks for the comment!
Gone Baby Gone started out really low on the “possible album songs” list, but after hearing it I’m somewhat in love. It’s in a great, unusual place in my range.
The fact that we both like it even though I wasn’t originally considering is sorta the whole point of this exercise :)