this week i’m wearing my influences on my sleeve. i started out with the beatles-esque chorus, which came to me while walking the dog one morning last week. read more >
here’s another track from my first set of demos back in 1997. this one is in the style of cole porter (with a touch of freddie mercury). now if i could just get tony bennett to sing it…
i’ve been hankering to do an old-time song since i started up again. i sat down with my daughter’s ukelele while i was watching the olympics and sang the opening phrase first thing.
the lyrics, on the other hand, took some effort. they still feel a bit unfinished, but i’m confident they reached the level of “good enough.”
over the past couple months, i’ve been singing a few hours a day, which has opened up some previously unavailable high notes. i had a lot of fun quavering in the upper register, reinforcing the novelty old-timey (aka comedy) feel.
i’m hoping to write more in the standards vein in the coming weeks.