There’s a new Trio on the sidebar. I didn’t really mean to take so much time off from it, as i mentioned last week, but i did. Today i spent a lot of time in the recording studio working on a dubbing project, and after listing to the results i’m starting to think that Trio’s going to have to drastically change it’s tact or just fade away. I absolutely cannot make a satisfactory recording anymore standing here at my computer; my songs are not about planting my feet firmly and strumming anymore. now they feature quiet to loud dynamics and bouts of near-whisper by both my voice and my guitar. Today i picked that all up in stunning digital audio, and it made me feel so powerful. You could hear my attack on the microphone, and the pick scraping against my bottom string, and the bass thump of my fist against the bridge of my guitar. I recorded an impromptu Trio … songs i’ve played already for the webpage but in rompingly fun versions that pulsed and buzzed. I’m going to look into doing digital audio transfers onto disc or wav, because after that day in the studio recording here made me plainly sad. Still, this week’s Trio is something special… the elusively classic “Falling Down,” a new Madonna cover, and the sentimental “never say goodbye” (reportedly an audio homage to Ani DiFranco, but then, isn’t everything i play?). Listen! I promise to work on better audio quality in the meantime.
A new and varied trio was just recorded in one take, freeing up the rest of the day for me to lounge around and do nothing. First is the work-in-progress “burn,” and then an amazing turn at my longtime favorite “bridge“, and finally an oldie that i basically rewrote as i sang it: “fad“. The latter was a shout-out to my hostee Sky, who took a liking to the lyrics of the song. So, have a listen to a second week’s worth of unrushed and uncluttered Trio. Yum.
trio is finally up, and it’s an odd one. “Disguise It” and “More Than That” are two songs that originated on this very page (here and here), and since then they’ve been on the back burner for quite a while. “Lost” is a long lost song originally mentioned nearly two months ago when i couldn’t get it re-recorded correctly. “Lost” is an interesting case because i wrote it a whole step under standard tuning, but i never tune down to there so i’m forced to sing a whole step up (not the most comfortable place for me). These three are very much a representation of what Trio was initially meant to be, so i hope you can enjoy them not matter how rough their edges might be.
A very bad Trio was just uploaded. Don’t listen to it. Really. Just listen to last week’s trio again. It’s so bad… but then i broke a string on my electric and couldn’t record another one. Please dear god, don’t subject yourself to me attempting to play an electric guitar while Matt uses our broken sink to get water all over the floor of the bathroom.
Trio got done in one take! Listening back to it now with Amy & Matt, but it should be up by halfway through x-files. Happy listening.