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:
I’ve written a new song and have been learning how to play it. This is the first demo version I’ve felt comfortable enough to share more widely:
Quick new demo by dBx:
Got on a Dire Straits kick recently and started teaching myself to play “Water of Love,” one of their first hits. Here is a sort demo mixdown of a draft arrangement (experimenting with a new way to embed audio):
Bertha trainwreck by Christian Crumlish & co.