This is post 2 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?).
If we’re all lucky my mixing skills will begin to audibly improve at some point in the series :)
Song #218: Gone Baby Gone (live demo)
Never previously recorded
Started in March of 2008 – the synthesis of a night watching Darjeeling Limited and Gone Baby Gone back to back, perhaps with the song from Once spinning in the rear of my brain. It took forever to finish; the bridge came last (and in two different keys).
Song #8: Afterglow (live demo)
Last recorded in early 2002
Written on January 6, 1998 about a girl I dreamt with blue hair who turned out to be real. Legendarily, when I brought this to Lit Mag they told me, “I think you’ve stopped writing poems and started writing songs.” Again, note my early disregard of key signatures.
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.