Literally. I laid down my first rap the other night. Since Kevin and I started dating six months ago, I’ve been inspired to write and perform a rap song. Kevin and his friends (Jesse and Matt, to name a couple) have been rapping for years. Listening to their stuff made me realize that the way I’ve […]
It’s been decided. I’m un-invited to the possibility. You won’t give chase to the chance that this could be something worth talking about. Worth fighting about. Because it has to be perfect, and smooth, and expected. That’s where the opportunity over-ripens and is smooshed beyond usability. Compost is the option. Compost you and me. Written […]
I have been itching to do some recording. And here something finally is. For the past few weeks I’ve been thickening my fingertip calluses while working on covers of songs by everyone from MJ, to The Cutting Crew, to Porthishead, to Blonde Redhead. I’ve also been trying to get something original out. Like trying to […]
A cover. From the movie, “Once”. 3 tracks. No filters.
Given that I’ve been on somewhat of a ‘covers’ streak, I’ve been toying with the idea of covering a song from each of my top 10 island discs. One of those is Massive Attack’s Bluelines record. I hadn’t listened to that album in a while so browsed the tracks the other night. Any of the […]
After searching through guitar chords of songs by The Cure, it became apparent to me that attempting to cover most of their songs with but an acoustic guitar is not an easy task.
The Sundays are by far one of my most favorite bands. The first cassette tape I bought was the soundtrack to Stand By Me. I got it at a dark and musty shop in DIT1 (or DIT2?) in Dakha, Bangladesh. The first cassette tape I bought in the US was The Sundays’ album Reading, Writing, […]
This is my cover of a song by The Smith’s. And it’s about time.