monday song #74: pass the salt

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i went into this one thinking “the white album,” and as with most of my tunes, ended up somewhere else.

the old timey feel of the tune suggested the first appearance of a mandolin on a monday song.

i’d have to figure maribel is a neighbor of nadine‘s, or perhaps they attend the same group therapy sessions.

it’s been a long time since i managed three songs in three weeks.

how about four?

 

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monday song #73: wake

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this is the first monday song i’ve posted that wasn’t written entirely by me. this song was composed by my band walrus, where i’m lucky enough to play with two outstanding musicians, christian riley and joaquin spengemann, who cowrote the tune. read more >

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monday song #72: inside

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here’s something of a love song. i don’t think i’ve done much in this style. i think watching “bobby vinton” last night in goodfellas may have had some impact, though the chords were already in place. it was fun trying to sing old-fashioned.

this might be the fastest tune to date from conception to completion. the whole thing took a few hours. not sure how all those chords made it in.

there’s definitely some john lennon here. the verse could have come right off an unreleased demo. and the frank confessional lyric, reaching for a positivity he could never truly grasp; that’s a familiar feeling.

i was particularly pleased with the bass sound on this one. i just picked up a rickenbacker, and it sounds incredible. any instrument that could produce the bass on both sgt. pepper’s and yes fragile is alright by me. now i just have to learn to mix it so it sounds awesome on my computer speakers…

enjoy!

 

 

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