So, went an interesting route here. wrote 3 songs in #genres, recorded all 3, narrowed it down to one of them that I’d refine and complete. finished my song, walked into the kitchen, told Nora i finished, and she said “cool, what genre did you go with?” and I realized that I forgot to do the genre component, so i did a heel turn and went back in to pull up song #2 in logic and get to work on it. It’s not that i forgot to focus on the genre of the first song, but I Stone Souped it, where I started with a song that was true to my newfangled genre of choice, but then overdubbed and overdubbed, added carrots, background harmonies, onion, synthesizers, more guitar, celery, ending with a soup genre that was not tasting new. Call it Bentil Soup. A familiar classic.
So back to the drawing board on song 2. My genre was: Guy With Guitar Singer Songwriter Music, which is something I’ve pretty much never done. I’ve played this stuff before, but never written, recorded and produced it. Another first: I tracked the guitar and voice at the same time, multracked. Never done that before. I tried it both ways while recording, and it was actually somwhat easier to sing and play simultaneously than to record separately. However, I am having some pretty hefty left-wrist problems these days which makes guitar-playing painful and hard, and I’m having some throat problems too which is making my singing very gravelly. This ditty was harder to produce than it shouldve been, but i like it. Another different thing about this song: it’s short.
A little stone soupery did happen here with the breakdown. I looked at the wiki link for “breakdown” because I’ve always assumed I knew what it was, but reading the definition made me think about it differently: “This may take the form of all instruments playing the verse together, and then several or all instruments individually repeating the verse as solo parts.” I kind of interpreted this at letting the various instruments drop in at various moments in the song and make variations of the verse melody (strings, guitar, slide guitar, background vocals). Very different kind of breakdown than the one found here at around 5:40, but hey people change, and so do their definitions of breakdowns.
Oh Yeah I’m so down, we should
I did so now we’re good, now what?
Let’s make another one
How’s any one not freaking out?
Exercise is good for health
(I need it)
He’s walkin’ around in shoes and I, I feed him
but I stopped coughing
hey let’s facetime, hey
I was on the right track
“Ain’t invoking dick, Jack.”
dum dee do
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