Live and Learn
January 15, 2013 11:32 AM
posted by unSane (6 comments total)
Final version of the song I posted a few days ago. Also my New Year's challenge entry. The usual 70s-tinged nonsense.
Well, I made a few changes based on the comments in that thread and also some feedback from the friend who hated the B...
-- upped the tempo
-- brought in an acoustic guitar
-- changed the chordage a bit -- kept the B but put a honkin' D# in the bass (well, an F actually, as I'm capoed)
-- backing vocals
-- redid pretty much everything
-- took out the cliches in the chorus
I think it's much better now. The lyric no longer has that folksy feel-good bullshit feel, hopefully more of a weary regret that matches the tone of the verses.
I think two choruses at the end might be excessive and just go straight to the extended one.
Some tech blabla: I did all the vocals with a $70 ribbon mic
(it says $129 but they do stupid deals on them regularly) which I modded with a new ($20) transformer that, well, completely transformed it. Details here
. Took me about ten minutes and four solder joints. I also took out the internal windshield.
All the guitars are my old mex tele which I put a Bigsby on. I recently took it to bits, stripped it, and refinished it to a honey blonde and in the process swapped out the pickups from some used Custom Shop Nocaster ones. Holy hell, those things are awesome. It's now my favourite guitar bar none. I haven't played anything else in weeks.
Apropos of recent MeTa discussion, here it is on Soundcloud