Pacific Street (Hem Cover)

July 26, 2008 1:19 AM

My favorite Hem song. It was first an outtake from Rabbit Songs then later a track on Eveningland.

I have excuses for the quality:

1) I'm drunk.

2) I'm using a shitty usb headset mic with and I'm getting over a cold so I sound pretty nasal.

3) The original is much better on piano, unfortunately I play guitar.

4) This is the first time I've used GarageBand to record anything.

5) I'm drubk.

Other than that, I like how it turned out.

posted by eyeballkid (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nice. This reminds me of something the lucksmiths would play--not a bad thing. Welcome to posting. People often get drubk off their asbes to get the courage to post to MeFiMu, but beware: once you do, it's hard to stop.

I used to get together with friends and share stuff we'd been working on, whether it be music, writing, or whatever. We ended up coming up with the rule of "only one disclaimer allowed," which I always thought was a good one. Your stuff is almost always more imperfect to you than to others.
posted by umbú at 11:08 AM on July 27, 2008

The sound quality isn't that bad, eyeballkid. Besides, it's much more interesting to talk about the quality of the music than the audio fidelity, right?

And so: This is a nice cover! I don't know the original, but I get the impression that this is stripped down a lot. I think it works well. In my head it sounds even better on an acoustic guitar.

umbú, that's a great rule. I wish I had read your comment before posting my latest song, as I qualified it a few times without even thinking about it.
posted by danb at 1:13 PM on July 27, 2008

Thanks umbú. This really was a drubk-off-my-ass-to-get-the-courage-to-post-to-MuFi thing ;). And I like the disclaimer rule. I'll keep it in mind.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:14 PM on July 27, 2008

Yeah, this sounds pretty good to me -- lo-fi, sure, but not "shitty." Especially considering you were simultaneously drunk and drubk.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 9:45 PM on July 27, 2008

This sounds like the kind of song that sounds better recorded like this. The lofiness gives it an unbeatable intimacy and a pristine recording would only make it sound cold, I think. Very, very cool.
posted by micayetoca at 3:12 PM on July 29, 2008

This in wonderful.
posted by kindall at 9:19 PM on August 4, 2008

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