DAY ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN
Today I enjoyed Montauk for the first time ever. (Preface: Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time). It took us about 2 and a half hours to drive there. We went today because off leash dog season ends in a few days, and I’m on tour for the rest of the time and always talk about going, so we made a last-minute mad dash to the furthest out-to-sea part of New York. It was absolutely beautiful. It was a bit windy, cool and foggy. Awesome.
I brought with me my recording equipment, 2 ukes, the bells, the snare, the omnichord and the thumb piano. On our drive there, I kept looking for interesting things that might make for a good “underneath song”. On the beach on top of a hill of sand, there was a large deck and, underneath that, a perfect space to sit and record. So, Lacey dug herself out a little resting space, and Jonathan and I recorded this song. By the time I got to the end, every string was out of tune! Ha! Blame it on the ocean air.
You can hear the ocean in the background which I feel was so much a part of the composition of this song that no lyrics were needed.
It was my intention to do a song for my dad’s birthday, which is TODAY! Our trip to the ocean brought on some different ideas for it, so I hope you like it. My dad isn’t a perfect sleeper, but maybe he could sleep to this…(though I considered doing a cover for his birthday, isn’t an original better than a cover for a birthday gift?!)
I love you, Dad!