been in the recording 'studio' for most of today. some decent progress has been made.
began work on a new song i've not bothered to record before "The Violin". unfortunately, until i can get hold of a violin and perhaps someone who can play it well and is able to create a great violin part by ear (as i don't write, nor can i read, music), i'll have to make do with my dodgy keyboard wank. sounds alright so far (the song); despite only working on it for, perhaps an hour at most.
spent the majority of this evening adding to one of my faves. it's a track called "Johnny Says" and was written a couple of new years ago at pots' mates house in melbourne. it amuses me that this collaboration has such an ecclectic range of musicians. there's pots
: who's a country guitarist, with roots in johnny cash
, merle travis
and chet atkins
; tt slim
: who's a hardcore muddy waters
blues kinda guy, with some country colour in the shape of johnny cash and hank williams
; and then there's me: the folk popstress with a bizarre list of influences that range from tupac
, to elton john
, cat stevens(aka yusuf islam)
, the scissor sisters
and panic! at the disco
(just to name a few). so, for a song that is essentially an ode to Johnny Cash, i was the least likely to actually go anywhere with it, but as fate would have it, i'm the only one of us who has bothered to put this thing to tape. so we've got this folk/pop ode to The Man in Black, which sounds kinda awesome, and yet totally bizarre. there is still a great deal of work to be done on it, and tonight i managed to squeeze out some decent harmonies, before i started tiring.
when pots returns from holiday, he's going to start a-tweaking it and adding his own little bits to it. i'm going to get him to tidy up my bass line as a beginning. i'm no bassist (and it shows), but i'm still kinda proud that i made this up all on my own and that it almost sounds good.
anyone wanting a small taste of the unmastered, unharmonised, completely raw version, wander on over to my myspace profile
and check it out. while you're there, have a listen to "Gollum's Lament" and tell me what you think.
if you clicked and listened and liked, then why not have a shot at watching me do them live?
Kitsunegari until then, i must be off to bed so i can get up in the morning and toddle off to work. just wainting on the hot water bottle.
Platform T (upstairs at the Trans)
Wednesday July 25
from 4:30 pm
performing an all originals set
hope i to see you on wednesday.
~Kits~ (cold, but soon to be warm again)