Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Faded Southern Bellhop - First Draft

This is my first stab at recording the second-to-the-last song to be recorded for the new album. The song tells the story of a former hair-metal musician or drag queen (and really what's the difference) whose days of glory have passed him by. He spends his days as a bellhop agonizing over his failures and his fading fame. It's a really upbeat song for all that, though. I'll probably redo the vocals, as I was having a bit of an allergy flareup when I recorded these, but all in all I'm happy with the direction it's going.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jagadish Chandra Bose - new version

I first wrote this song for a silly contest where the goal was to write a song about a randomly chosen Wikipedia article. The article chosen for the contest was about this guy Jagadish Chandra Bose. He was an Indian scientist and sci-fi author who work in multiple disciplines including biology, physics, and archaeology. Sounds like a neat guy!

Anyway, it won the contest and now I'm re-recording it for the new album. I've basically redone everything from scratch, this time with real drums. It's not quite finished yet, but I feel like it's heading in the right direction.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sad piano instrumental

This is a rough take of a short piano instrumental I wrote about twenty years ago. Not much to say about it but I think it's purty.