Icy Cold, Love Me Love Me Not, Nothing To Say
A sample of what I had to say in this Trio…
To me [the theme] is equivalent to internal monologue. It got me thinking about blog as internal monologue, because you have no idea if anyone is reading it. In fact, when you start it it’s not often you have a guaranteed audience … I didn’t start my blog knowing anyone was ever going to read it. It was almost equivalent to my internal monologue.
Re: Voice Lessons
So, I’m taking these voice lessons, and she’s all like “it’s breathing, it all starts with the breathing. All singing starts with breathing” And you can say “bullshit” as long as you want (whether that’s one lesson or, you know, four months), but goddammit when you’re in your room and it’s two hours before you have to get this shit done and you can’t get through a phrase it all makes sense: it’s the breathing.
Re: Love Me, Love Me Not
[Love Me Not was] written over a period of several months. It wasn’t one of those things that came fully formed. I’ve read interviews with songwriters where they say, “oh, the good songs come fully formed, all at once, just popping into your head all at once. … But, you know, there’s nothing wrong with trying. There’s nothing wrong with teasing something out and perfecting it. … It’s the difference (to borrow from Malcolm Gladwell) between precociousness and practice.
Trio – as far as I can tell, or anybody else can tell – was the first podcast by a singer songwriter. I just turned on my computer and recorded three songs. It was 2000 – I didn’t think anything of it. So, I never patented it.
Nothing To Say
It came pretty much all in one shot, but I had never played it in front of people, ever, until last week. … It was alive over seven years without being played for anybody.
Trio – the original singer-songwriter web session – returns for its sixth season featuring my original music, recorded live and DIY in my bedroom. You can download this Trio, or listen to a Trio from Season 5:
- S5-#1: Identity
- S5-#2: Elise
- S5-#3: Hindsight
- S5-#4: Things Left Unsaid
- Trio of Influences (cover songs)
- S5-#8: Friendship
- S5-#9: Perspectives
(This post currently features an 11/6 remix of Trio. You can also hear the original version, which includes a more “acoustic” mix of “Love Me Not,” plus two minutes of extra commentary.)