lyrics 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.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
monday song #73: wake
lyrics 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.
monday song #72: inside
lyrics 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.
monday song #71: quiet
lyrics this one started as an experiment. bass chords on my new rickenbacker. added piano and a beat from reason. that’s the core. strings, mellotron and chamberlain saxes to flesh out the sound. improvised melody on a scribbled lyric. harmony. that’s pretty much it.