Good morning or evening or afternoon to you; whichever it may be right now.
Today is a special song written me and Jonathan Clark. I did the uke playing and Jonathan did the singing and lyrics.
Jonathan and I sat down with the baritone uke, found some chords, and improvised the rest. This was a good exercise in improvisational lyric writing. Jonathan had written the first two lines while we were trying to find a good uke part, but the rest was all improv. I think he did a splendid job. It’s funny how revealing improvisation can be if one empties one’s mind and puts it out onto the table.
Yesterday, I was reading an interview Charlotte Gainsbourg did with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. It was super interesting, and Kim Gordon talked about how she wrote lyrics and music and such. It made it all the more interesting to find that even the great artists get stuck with lyrics now and then. Bon Iver does some mumbling and improvising to find his lyrics, too. It’s an interesting process.
We recorded this in about 15 minutes, I’d say.
May your day be wonderful today…
Nor’easterI don’t know what the bad news brings All I know is it brings me to my knees I find it hard when the sun don’t shine I will eat lemon pie (whistling) Yesterday was just a day away But it feels like three lifetimes past We just keep on moving forward (whistling) The wind does blow in this cold time The wind does blow all the time But it keeps me from thinking about the past It keeps me moving, keeps me dreaming It keeps me all the time Keeps me moving, keeps me dreaming It keeps me here.
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