March 6, 2008 9:26 PM
posted by cortex (15 comments total)
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I've had this Regina Spektor song stuck in my goddam head for weeks now + I haven't recorded any songs for months = this sloppy, lots-of-stuff-going-on cover recorded in a rut-exorcising session this afternoon and evening.
It's just a really great song, really; her whole album has a lot of charm, but the lead-off track is pure earworm and has some nice subtle arrangement qualities that make me respect the hell out of it.
I don't have her crystal clear voice or her stunning vocal control, so I changed things up to fit my own abilities better. It'd have come out cleaner if I was willing to take a few days to lay it out more carefully, but sloppy as some of this is I'm happy with what I got done tonight.
It's also sort of a Happy Xmas Instrument track, featuring a new harmonica (thanks, Dad!) , a thumb piano (thanks, mom-in-law!), and a digital piano (thanks, Mefi xmas bonus!), all of which are new since the end of last year and all of which have been making me happy despite my lack of actual recording.