California Dreamin' (cover)

November 4, 2007 1:08 PM

Just a dreary little vignette to remind myself I record music sometimes. Started as a morning grumble, while the leaves were falling outside our kitchen window.

This is one of those songs that I almost hate to do such a sloppy, unplanned version of; the vocal harmonies in the original (and famous covers) are just so damned pretty and dreamy that I feel bad about muffing 'em a bit.

I've been working on bowing the upright. It no longer sounds like screeching never-played-a-day-in-my-life ass like it did when I first started trying, but it's still very, uh, experimental.

posted by cortex (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Not your best, cortex `ol buddy, but far better than I could ever do and still damn good for something you essentially threw together. Thanks for making it and uploading it. It'll be goin' on the ol' ipod later today.
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:29 PM on November 4, 2007

Effigy2000: ouch!

I personally think it would have been really creepy if you had done a spot on cover of this song. So, thankfully, it is sloppy and unplanned.
posted by Secretariat at 4:11 PM on November 4, 2007

Ooh, can I be Cass?
posted by SassHat at 5:29 PM on November 4, 2007

Ouch? No ouch intended. I think cortex is the man and I like this song. Just not as much as some of his other stuff. :)
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:53 PM on November 4, 2007

No ouch inferred. I like that I recorded this, but as the man says: it's not my best work. Just a one-off Sunday plaything to shake some of the dust off.
posted by cortex at 9:43 PM on November 4, 2007

I like it a lot. The low-fi ad hoc feeling is perfect for taking a little Polaroid this song.
posted by melissa may at 5:13 AM on November 5, 2007

At my friends' house last night I programmed a little playlist and in an attempt to be clever played California Dreamin' right after "Big Girl You Are Beautiful". No one noticed.

True story.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:53 AM on November 5, 2007

I hear what you guys are saying about "not best work". But it's all subjective. I dig it.
posted by snsranch at 4:49 PM on November 5, 2007

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