I wrote this as an exercise so I’m not going to claim all the psychological baggage that gets automatically added. I wanted to go back and forth from D minor and D major and use the major to add a bit of a happier feeling to a song about being glad that someone is out of my life. I have to say that it wasn’t really about anyone, specifically, but there’s always some underlying, subliminal stuff that we can’t help but add.
I recorded a few songs on a park bench in Buenos Aires and this was one good take save for the dog barking but that’s good stuff; I brought it back from the archive to help me get a good sense of my music again and get back in the groove and write and perform more. I don’t know that I’ll be performing anywhere in public, but I do plan to record some songs and sets of songs and post them.
It’s taken me some time to get around to making a recording of this – especially one that I didn’t screw up! I’m never happy with my recordings but I’m getting better with it. This song was written for an optional assignment for a songwriter group I attend – to write a waltz. I’m still not entirely sure about the arrangement in the end and I’m liking playing around with timing in certain parts for accents. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. I’ll record it again soon and hopefully even better!
PS – I’m going to make all the older videos private once I record new versions. I’ve only been writing songs and singing for around 3 years now and I think I’ve definitely improved and newer recordings would surely represent my work much better. I also need to hook up a better microphone – soon!
Last week was a busy week for shows. A friend of mine invited me to see Gregg Allman – which I didn’t even know was coming to town and probably wouldn’t have went on my own but I’m certainly glad I did. Honey Honey opening for Trampled by Turtles? LOVE! and then a new discovery in the amazingly awesome 80’s cover band The Spazmatics.
I met Suzanne and Michael a few months ago at Red Devil Open Mic and we’ve become good friends since. Their band Sugar Ponies is comprised of some very seasoned and creative musicians and I was exceptionally privileged to play with them – let me toss that out immediately. I had previously asked them if I could play with them as I do really like their music. The liked the idea and sent me some chords charts and recordings and I went to town on learning them.