Still figuring out how many verses and the verse-chorus cadence here:
For odd reasons. was tuned to about A 415 when I recorded this. This tune was inspired by a New York Times article from the 1910s:
Once I feel a song is written I try to record a demo without getting too hung up on the instrumentation or even the full arrangement, to help communicate to other musicians primarily how the song goes.
This one has a lyric shared with me as part of a large set of song lyrics around 2010, or possibly earlier, by my old old friend, brother, and aspirational writing partner Peter K. Hirsch.
I could hear in my head how it should go but at the time did not have the chops to harmonize it, let alone figure out a way to play the bridge.
Now, I’m hoping to include it on my forthcoming album:
Here is the first song in a five-song mini-concert recorded last month and initially posted on ye old booke of faces. This one has lyrics by Peter K. Hirsch:
Next up, a bit of early 20th century science history, “Giving Zoo Wolves Lessons in Music.”
The second song in this mini-concert (before switching venues from Car Studio to Rorke Creek Park for the second half of the show):
Song three is “Standup, Mixer!“
Here is the third original song in my mini-concert set of five:
Next up, “Carnegie Hill.”