i didn’t have much time this week, so i went with a tiny tune. this is the theme song to the show ‘room 4 rent.’ i wrote this one fifteen years ago and have had it in my head ever since. this is the first time i ever recorded it, so i actually had to figure out the harmonies at the end.
this is one of the few monday songs where the words may not be clear on first pass. if you want a cheat sheet you can find the lyrics here. (btw – if you click ‘music‘ at the top of the site, you will get access to all 81 songs, lyrics, posts, and easy downloading.)
my friends and i spent a year tossing around ideas and eventually writing a pilot episode of the show. read more >
i’ve had the idea for this song for a couple years, though no musical details; just the concept of a guy who’s dying, and in his final moments, his focus is undermined by an annoying song stuck in his head. the actual tune came together this week. the main section is reminiscent of an earlier monday song, “cattle,” with the minor/major structure, and the arrangement of the harmonies. read more >
i almost finished this one a year and a half ago, but got stuck on the bridge, and let it sit. i was digging through some old files and found this and a half dozen others that once seemed like lost causes. i figure i’ll do some creative archeology over the coming weeks… read more >
i wanted to do a song with just the bass as the main instrument. i started playing this riff last night watching my son play xbox. wrote the entire bassline without an idea of how the melody would go. read more >