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.
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.