Month: June 2016

No synth strings over this part.

Here and there over the years I’ve posted a cover of someone else’s song and said something to the effect of, “It would be fun to make a whole covers album someday, maybe, assuming it didn’t cost a fortune to get the mechanical rights for all the songs I’d want to cover.”

Maybe I should just cover a bunch of Springsteen songs and call it a day. The boss keeps coming back at me no matter what I do.

I dug up this late night GarageBand demo I made of an acoustic version of “The Streets of Philadelphia” after pretty much forgetting about it for a year and-a-half, and I have to say I kind of like it. Record it proper-like, with microphones that aren’t invisible and built into my laptop, and who knows what might happen?

(Okay, so we all know what would happen. There’s no need to play coy. I’d get back in touch with my roots and unleash a massive BUGLE SOLO.)

Streets of Philadelphia (demo)

A funky bass reincarnation.

Some people are so full of awesomeness, even when you ask them to play something random so you can check recording levels they’ll still let loose with something cool. Darryl is one such person.

I have found a way to regale you with little snippets of some of what’s been going on with other people without actually revealing much of the music being made. Watch me now. Do the mashed potato. Be like the postmodern Spice Girls, and italicize your life.

It’s all about aesthetics.

Right now I’m going through eight years of blog posts and painstakingly editing every. Single. MP3 link. So they read all-lowercase like everything else does here. Because I just decided it looks better that way.

You want proof that I’m weird? YOU GOT IT.

(edit: Now that it’s no longer an all-lowercase affair here, I’ve gone back and undone all of that.)

You look like a person who could use some random trumpet. Here. Have some.